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.
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.
General Operating Support
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.
For best results, the application materials should be downloaded then completed using Adobe Reader.
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.
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.