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Operating Grants funded through the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences provide general operating support for organizations that offer visual and performing arts, science and humanities programs, performances, exhibitions and lectures that benefit Baltimore County residents.


Not-for-profit organizations in Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Howard and Harford Counties are eligible to apply for funding for arts activities that take place in their jurisdictions and serve Baltimore County residents. It is the Commission's policy not to be the sole source of funding for any applicant.

Review Criteria

The Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences considers the following criteria as it evaluates each grant proposal:

Grant Availability

The application period for Fiscal Year 2024 Operating Grants is currently open. Grant applications will be accepted until close of business on Monday, November 7, 2022. Please email for more information or a copy of the FY24 Operating Grant application.

Final Report Form

Final Reports for organizations that received Operating Grant funding for FY22 were due by September 15, 2022. If you received funding and did not send in a report, please email

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Historic Courthouse
400 Washington Avenue
Room 100
Towson, Maryland 21204


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