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Baltimore County announces grants to support visual and performing arts, humanities, science, cultural organizations

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced that applications are open for the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences’ Fiscal Year 2022 Project Grants to support not-for-profit organizations that offer visual and performing arts, science and humanities programs.

Grants from $1,000 to $9,500 are available for organizations that serve Baltimore County’s residents. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Details and Program Eligibility

Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Festivals;
  • Film screenings;
  • Exhibitions: art, performances, lectures, classes and workshops;
  • Poetry readings;
  • Dance or theatrical performances or workshops; and
  • Musical concert series (classical, folk, popular).

If an event is virtual, the event organizer must be located in Baltimore County. If the event is live, it must take place in Baltimore County, and any organization in the state can apply.

Grants are awarded based on artistic and educational merit, service to Baltimore County, the region and community, impact on diverse cultural needs of the community, management effectiveness, financial stability, and the extent of outreach to involve new audiences, special constituencies and underserved populations.


Informational Sessions

The Commission is hosting two informational workshops for potential applicants via Webex on Thursday, March 4 at 3:00-4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 9 at 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Those interested in participating in a workshop must email at least 36 hours ahead of the session to RSVP.

To apply for the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences Project Grant, please visit the County’s website. Applications are open until Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 4 p.m.

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