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Commission On Arts and Sciences

Banner of arts in Baltimore County

Fronda J. Cohen, Director
400 Washington Avenue
Historic Courthouse Mezzanine
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 410-887-8032
Fax: 410-337-8496

Recognizing the important role the arts, history and sciences play in the everyday lives of its citizens, Baltimore County's arts and sciences grant program is designed to ignite creativity in the region's cultural organizations, encourage public participation, extend outreach to students and diverse populations, and provide the citizens of Baltimore County with a range of offerings that reflect the diversity of the County's cultural heritage.

Baltimore County encourages development of high-quality artistic programs through grants to cultural institutions and non-profit community organizations in the Greater Baltimore area.

The Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences grant program is financed by funds recommended by the County Executive and appropriated by the County Council. Grant funding is also supported through a Community Arts Development Program Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Operating Grant Eligibility and Guidelines

Project Grant Eligibility and Guidelines


Commission meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m., with the exception of July and August. Please call 410-887-8032 or email to confirm date and meeting time.


The Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences was created in 1977 by the County Council, Bill 43-77, Article XII, and consists of 17 members appointed by the County Executive or County Council for terms of three years.

 Logo of Maryland State Arts Council. 

The Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences is funded by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Revised April 2, 2013

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