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Project Grants – Funding Guidelines

Purpose

Arts and Sciences Project Grants funded by Baltimore County government will help community-based organizations produce and present arts, science, history and humanities programs and activities in local communities in Baltimore County.

Eligibility

Community-based not-for-profit organizations in Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Howard, and Harford Counties are eligible to apply for funding for arts activities that serve Baltimore County residents. Project Grants provide funding support for specific projects, such as performances, exhibits, lectures, classes, and workshops. General operating support is not available through Project Grants.

All arts, sciences and humanities activities requesting project grant funding must take place in Baltimore County.

Eligible organizations include arts organizations, after-school programs, civic groups, museums, religious organizations, schools, social clubs, and other community-based groups that present arts programs and projects. 

Review Criteria

Review of Project Grants is based upon the following criteria:

  • Artistic, historic, and scientific merit of the proposed activities
  • Service to Baltimore County residents
  • Number of proposed activities that take place in Baltimore County
  • Partnerships with County-based organizations
  • Feasibility of the budget
  • Ability of the applicant to carry out the proposed activities

All proposed activities must take place in Baltimore County.

Funding Amounts

Applicants may request up to 15 percent of the cost of the proposed arts activities. Project Grant funding requests may not exceed $5,000. Grant funds must be used for specific projects and may not be used for general operating expenses.

Next Project Grant Availability

Applications for Fiscal Year 2015 Arts & Sciences Project Grants have closed.

Application Deadline for Fiscal Year 2016: Thursday, March 26, 2015, 4 p.m.

This deadline is for art, science, humanities and history activities taking place from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. All activities must take place during this period and must take place in Baltimore County.

The FY2016 Project Grant application will be available in late 2014.

Application Submission 

Please read the Project Grant Eligibility and Instructions (PDF) prior to submission to be sure your organization meets funding guidelines.

Grant applications, request for financial assistance form, and required documents must be sent in PDF format by the application deadline to arts@baltimorecountymd.gov.  

Download Project Grant Eligibility and Instructions (PDF) 

Download Project Grant Application (PDF)

Download Baltimore County Request for Financial Assistance (PDF)
This form must be submitted with all grant applications.

Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences
400 Washington Avenue
Historic Courthouse Mezzanine
Towson, Maryland 21204

Revised June 10, 2014

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