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Baltimore County invites applications for arts, cultural grants

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced that applications are now open for Fiscal Year 2023 Operating Grants to support not-for-profit organizations that offer visual and performing arts, science, and humanities programs.

Organizations both in and near Baltimore County may apply for grants, as long as they serve Baltimore County’s residents.

“Baltimore County is proud to be home to so many diverse art and cultural assets which not only enrich the fabric of our communities, but strengthen our local economy,” said Olszewski. “We’re proud to provide these grants to support arts and cultural opportunities here in Baltimore County and throughout our region.”

APPLICATION AND INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOPS

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The Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences operating grant applications are available on the County website and the deadline for applying is Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 4 p.m.

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. It is the Commission’s policy not to be the sole source of funding for any grantee.

The Commission is hosting informational workshops for potential applicants via Webex on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 11 AM to noon.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 11 AM to noon.
  • SPECIAL SESSION: Questions on Application “Open House” (also via Webex)
    • Thursday, Oct. 21 from 2 to 4 PM

Those interested in participating in a workshop must email Arts and Sciences Coordinator, Helene Luce at hluce@baltimorecountymd.gov, at least 24 hours ahead of the session to receive the Webex link information.

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