Arts Opportunity Mini-Grants

These grants are designed to provide financial support to non-profit organizations or individual artists seeking creative, professional development or presenting specific, arts related events or activities. Professional development opportunities should assist in embracing growth, learning, and discovery for artistic and economic sustainability. Project funds are intended to provide opportunities to serve the growing need for relevant arts projects and collaborations for individuals and within the community. The primary goal is to foster excellence, diversity, and vitality among the artists and arts offerings in Carroll County.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Commitee Review Deadlines:

Sept. 1, 2023 | Nov. 1, 2023 | Mar. 1, 2024 | May 1, 2024

Please read in full before applying

Required budget form for all applicants

All applications require a SlideRoom Account

Final Report Form – Due 60 days from program’s completion date.

Community Arts Development (CAD) Grants

Through Maryland State Arts Council resources, the Carroll County Arts Council makes funds available to non-profit organizations for the purpose of bolstering and expanding arts programing opportunities in the community.

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

CAD Grants are designed to strengthen established, local arts organizations by providing holistic financial support to their general operating budget as well as assist local non-arts organizations with targeted financial support aimed at a specific arts-related events. The primary goal is to foster excellence, diversity, and vitality in arts offerings in Carroll County and ensure growth, sustainability, and awareness of local non-profit organizations.


Updated Overview, Guidelines, and Resources posted | REVISED DATE: April 15, 2024

Application Opens | May 1, 2024

Application Closes | July 26, 2024

FY24 CAD Grant Interim Report Form

FY24 CAD Grant Final Report Form

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.