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.

There are two categories of CAD grants: General Operating Support for Arts Organizations, or CAD Project Support for non-arts organizations with cultural programming.

Application deadline is the last Friday in July. See below for details and instructions.

Applicants must be non-profit arts organizations with at least two years of operating history and an annual budget of $10,000 or more. Commercial businesses, individuals, religious and programs within the public school system are not eligible. For additional information, refer to the materials below.

CAD Guidelines
CAD Application
Companion Guide

Grants in this category are designed to support a specific arts program or project. Applicants must be a non-profit organization presenting at least one arts program or activity, regardless of the organization’s primary mission. Commercial businesses, individuals, programs within the public school system, for-profit ventures, or religious programs are not eligible. For more information, refer to the materials below.

CAD Project Guidelines and Application
CAD Final Report

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. 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 Arts for Learning Maryland.

Download Arts in Education Grant Application