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Arts Opportunity Mini-Grants

These grants are designed to support small cultural programs in the community and to provide financial assistance for Carroll County residents to participate in special arts activities. Awards range from $100 – $1,000 with most being less than $300. Organizations must have annual operating budgets of $10,000 or less and awards cannot exceed 25% of the annual budget.

Applications deadlines are Sept 1, November 1, March 1 and May 1.

Download Mini-Grant application and additional guidelines.

Community Arts Development (CAD) Grants

CAD Grants are designed to strengthen established local arts organizations and to enhance cultural opportunities for Carroll County residents. Applicants must be non-profit organizations with an annual budget of $10,000 or more. Grants range from $500 - $5,000 and awards cannot exceed 25% of an organization’s annual budget. Commercial businesses, individuals, religious and programs within the public school system are not eligible.

Application deadline is the last Friday in June.

Note: New applications will be available in 2017. Please check back.

Arts in Education (AiE) Grants

The CCAC provides up to $250 per school for AiE Grants. The purpose of these grants is to support bringing Maryland artists and performers into the public schools for residencies, workshops, assembly performances, Master Classes, etc. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis. There is no deadline. AiE Funding Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. These funds are provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.

Performer/Artist rosters can be found at Maryland State Arts Council, Class Acts Arts or Young Audiences of Maryland.


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Carroll County Arts Council: 91 West Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157
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