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Grants

Grants are awarded by the Baltimore County Executive and Baltimore County Council based on recommendations by the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences.

The following grant recipients are listed by the fiscal year.

Operating Grants

FY2021 Operating Grant Recipients

Grant Amount

American Visionary Art Museum

$34,000

Baltimore Chamber Orchestra

$12,500

Baltimore Choral Arts Society

$10,000

Baltimore Classical Guitar Society

$15,000

Baltimore Clayworks

$6,300

Baltimore County Arts Guild

$7,000

Baltimore Museum of Art

$295,000

Baltimore Museum of Industry

$18,000

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

$400,000

Baltimore Theatre Project

$7,500

Camp Puh'tok

$30,000

Center Stage

$130,000

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

$7,500

Contemporary Arts, Inc.

$10,000

Creative Alliance at the Patterson

$17,000

Everyman Theatre

$30,000

Fire Museum of Maryland

$10,000

Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum

$10,000

Gordon Center for Performing Arts

$50,000

Handel Choir of Baltimore

$6,000

Hippodrome Foundation, Inc.

$50,000

Historical Society of Baltimore County

$13,500

Irvine Nature Science Center, Inc.

$40,000

Ladew Topiary Gardens

$10,000

Living Classrooms Foundation

$19,000

Make Studio Art

$10,000

Maryland Historical Society

$25,000

Maryland Humanities

$9,000

Maryland Science Center

$82,500

Maryland State Boychoir

$6,500

Maryland Zoo

$380,000

MPT Foundation

$25,000

National Aquarium

$170,000

Port Discovery

$38,000

Pride of Baltimore

$5,000

Producers Club of Maryland

$25,000

Reginald F. Lewis Museum 

$43,500

Star Spangled Banner Flag House Museum

$11,000

Towson University Asian Arts and Culture Center

$7,500

Walters Art Museum

$295,000

WTMD

$40,000

Young Audiences of Maryland

$32,500

FY2020 Operating Grant Recipients

Grant Amount

American Visionary Art Museum

$35,000

B&O Railroad Museum

$25,000

Baltimore Chamber Orchestra

$10,000

Baltimore Children's Museum—Port Discovery

$57,000

Baltimore Choral Arts Society

$20,000

Baltimore Clayworks

$7,300

Baltimore County Historical Society

$12,500

Baltimore County Artist Guild

$6,500

Baltimore Museum of Art

$340,000

Baltimore Museum of Industry

$18,000

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

$500,000

Baltimore Theatre Project

$7,000

Camp Puh'tok for Boys and Girls

$20,000

Center Stage Associates

$133,000

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

$5,000

Contemporary Arts

$8,000

Creative Alliance

$12,000

Everyman Theatre

$15,000

Fire Museum of Maryland

$10,000

Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum

$10,000

Hippodrome Foundation

$50,000

Irvine Nature Science Center

$35,000

Jewish Community Center of Baltimore

$20,000

Trustees of the Ladew Topiary Gardens

$10,000

Living Classrooms Foundation

$20,000

Make Studio Art Program

$7,500

Maryland Academy of Sciences—Maryland Science Center

$80,000

Maryland Art Place

$2,500

Maryland Historical Society

$15,000

Maryland Humanities Council

$10,000

Maryland State Boychoir

$5,000

Maryland Zoological Society

$450,000

Maryland Public Television (MPT) Foundation

$25,000

National Aquarium

$195,000

Patapsco Heritage Greenway

$48,000

Producers Club of Maryland

$30,000

Maryland African American Museum Corporation—Reginald F. Lewis Museum 

$43,500

Star Spangled Banner Flag House Association

$11,000

Towson Arts Collective

$3,000

Towson University Foundation—Asian Arts

$7,500

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

$5,000

Walters Art Museum Foundation

$300,000

Young Audiences of Maryland

$40,000

FY2019 Operating Grant Recipients

Grant Amount

American Visionary Art Museum

$40,000

B&O Railroad Museum

$25,000

Baltimore Chamber Orchestra

$12,000

Baltimore Choral Arts Society

$18,000

Baltimore County Arts Guild

$3,360

Baltimore County Historical Society

$12,000

Baltimore Museum of Art

$350,000

Baltimore Museum of Industry

$18,000

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

$680,000

Baltimore Theatre Project

$7,000

Camp Puh'tok for Boys and Girls

$18,000

Center Stage

$133,000

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

$5,000

Contemporary Arts

$8,000

Creative Alliance

$11,000

Everyman Theatre

$10,500

Fire Museum of Maryland 

$10,000

Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum 

$10,000

Hippodrome Foundation

$55,000

Irvine Nature Science Center

$35,000

Jewish Community Center—Gordon Center for Performing Arts

$14,700

Jewish Museum of Maryland

$5,000

Ladew Topiary Gardens

$12,000

Living Classrooms Foundation

$25,000

Maryland Film Festival—Producers Club of Maryland

$20,000

Maryland Historical Society

$20,000

Maryland Science Center

$80,000

Maryland Zoo

$500,000

Maryland Public Television (MPT) Foundation

$30,000

National Aquarium in Baltimore

$200,000

Patapsco Heritage Greenway

$25,000

Port Discovery

$70,000

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture

$43,500

Star Spangled Banner Flag House

$11,000

Handel Choir of Baltimore

$4,000

Towson Arts Collective

$3,000

Towson University Asian Arts and Culture Center

$7,600

UMBC Center for Art Design and Visual Culture

$5,000

Walters Art Museum

$350,000

Young Audiences of Maryland

$40,000

FY2018 Operating Grant Recipients

Grant Amount

American Visionary Art Museum

$40,000

B&O Railroad Museum

$25,000

Baltimore Chamber Orchestra

$12,000

Baltimore Choral Arts Society

$18,000

Baltimore Museum of Art

$350,000

Baltimore Museum of Industry

$18,000

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

$680,000

Baltimore Theatre Project

$7,000

Camp Puh'tok for Boys and Girls

$18,000

Center Stage

$133,000

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

$5,000

Contemporary Arts, Inc.

$6,000

Creative Alliance at the Patterson

$11,000

Everyman Theatre

$10,500

Fire Museum of Maryland

$13,000

Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum

$7,000

Handel Choir of Maryland

$4,000

Hippodrome Foundation, Inc.

$55,000

Historical Society of Baltimore County

$12,000

Irvine Nature Center

$35,000

Jewish Community Center and Gordon Center for Performing Arts

$14,700

Ladew Topiary Gardens

$12,000

Living Classrooms Foundation

$25,000

Maryland Art Place

$4,000

Maryland Film Festival—Producers' Club of Maryland

$20,000

Maryland Historical Society

$25,000

Maryland Science Center

$80,000

Maryland State Boychoir

$10,000

Maryland Zoo

$500,000

Maryland Public Television (MPT) Foundation

$32,000

National Aquarium in Baltimore

$200,000

Patapsco Heritage Greenway

$20,000

Port Discovery

$70,000

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture

$43,500

Star-Spangled Banner and Flag House Museum

$11,000

Towson University Asian Arts and Culture Center

$10,000

UMBC Center for Art Design and Visual Culture

$5,000

Walters Art Museum

$350,000

Young Audiences of Maryland—Arts for Learning

$40,000

FY2017 Operating Grant Recipients

Grant Amount

American Visionary Art Museum

$35,000

B&O Railroad Museum

$25,000

Baltimore Chamber Orchestra

$12,100

Baltimore Choral Arts Society

$18,000

Baltimore Clayworks

$8,300

Baltimore Museum of Art

$350,000

Baltimore Museum of Industry

$18,000

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

$680,000

Baltimore Theatre Project

$7,000

Camp Puh'tok for Boys and Girls

$18,000

Center Stage

$130,000

Contemporary Arts, Incorporated

$5,300

Creative Alliance

$11,000

Deep Vision Dance Company

$6,000

Everyman Theatre

$10,000

Fire Museum of Maryland

$13,000

Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum

$7,000

Handel Choir of Maryland

$4,000

Hippodrome Foundation

$55,000

Historic Ships in Baltimore

$3,500

Historical Society of Baltimore County

$12,000

Irvine Nature Center

$35,000

Jewish Community Center and Gordon Center for Performing Arts

$10,000

Ladew Topiary Gardens

$12,000

Living Classrooms Foundation

$25,000

Lyric Opera Baltimore Foundation

$35,000

Maryland Art Place

$4,000

Maryland Historical Society

$25,000

Maryland Science Center

$80,000

Maryland Zoological Society (Maryland Zoo in Baltimore)

$500,000

Maryland Public Television (MPT) Foundation

$28,500

Museum of Ceramic Art and Glass

$7,000

National Aquarium in Baltimore

$200,000

Patapsco Heritage Greenway

$20,000

Port Discovery

$70,000

Pro Musica Rara

$3,000

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture

$40,000

Star-Spangled Banner and Flag House Association

$11,000

Towson University Asian Arts and Culture Center

$12,000

UMBC Center for Art Design and Visual Culture

$5,000

Walters Art Museum

$350,000

Young Audiences of Maryland, Incorporated

$36,000

Endowment Grants

FY2020 Endowment Recipients

Grant Amount

National Aquarium

$100,000

Center Stage

$100,000

Baltimore Museum of Art

$200,000

Walters Art Museum

$100,000

Maryland Zoo

$250,000

FY2019 Endowment Recipients

Grant Amount

National Aquarium

$100,000

Center Stage

$100,000

Baltimore Museum of Art

$200,000

Walters Art Museum

$100,000

Maryland Zoo

$250,000

FY2018 Endowment Recipients

Grant Amount

B&O Railroad Museum

$10,000

Baltimore Museum of Art

$200,000

Center Stage Associates

$100,000

National Aquarium

$100,000

Walters Art Museum

$100,000

FY2017 Endowment Recipients

Grant Amount

Center Stage

$100,000

National Aquarium

$100,000

Walters Art Museum

$100,000

FY2016 Endowment Recipients

Grant Amount

National Aquarium

$100,000

Project Grant Awards

FY2021 Project Grant Recipients

Project

Grant Amount

American Visionary Arts Museum

Visionary Explorers after school workshop

$3,660

Arts on Stage

children's theater series

$4,880

Bach in Baltimore

classical music concerts

$3,660

Baltimore Classic Guitar Society

classical guitar performances, community orchestra

$7,320

Baltimore Concert Opera

opera performances in County libraries and virtually

$7,320

Candlelight Concert Series

Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin in concert

$2,440

Catonsville Presbyterian Church Concert Series

free classical music concert series (virtual)

$6,100

Catonsville Rec and Parks—Lurman Woodland Theatre

free summer music concert series

$3,164

Center Stage

Streamable performance of "A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction"

$3,660

Charlestown Chapel Concert Series

free music concert series

$1,220

ClancyWorks Dance Company

dance artist residency, teacher institute

$6,100

Creative Alliance

Cornhusk flower-making workshops

$6,100

Dundalk Renaissance

Series of outdoor performing arts activities

$7,320

Goucher College Galleries

contemporary art exhibitions

$8,540

Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

Expansion of Culture Fly to Baltimore County

$6,100

Historic Hampton

art and history program series, artist-in-residence exhibition

$9,300

Gordon Center for Performing Arts

Gordon Outdoors on screen

$5,490

Lake Roland Nature Council

Art on the Trail Program

$3,660

Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center

Television show with student performers

$9,500

Magical Experiences Arts Company

therapeutic virtual theater performances of original works

$6,832

Maryland Humanities

living history performances and Veterans Book Group

$3,500

Open Spaces Arts

"Radio" production of Dracula

$1,220

Shriver Hall Concert Series

free classical Discovery chamber concert

$4,880

Towson University—Art Gallery

Family Arts Day and "All-Night Party"

$3,660

FY2020 Project Grant Recipients

Project

Grant Amount

Arts on Stage

children's theater series

$4,000

Bach in Baltimore

classical music concerts

$3,000

Baltimore Classic Guitar Society

classical guitar performances, community orchestra, master classes

$7,500

Baltimore Concert Opera

opera performances in County libraries

$6,000

Baltimore Dance Collective dba The Collective

regional dance showcase, community workshops, free dance day

$3,500

Baltimore County Public Schools: Dance and Visual Arts programs

dance artist and visual artist residencies

$12,000

Candlelight Concert Series

ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra) concert

$1,600

Catonsville Presbyterian Church Concert Series

free classical music concert series

$2,800

Catonsville Rec and Parks—Lurman Woodland Theatre

free popular music concert series

$7,500

Charlestown Chapel Concert Series

free music concert series

$1,200

Childrens Chorus of Maryland

youth classical concert and competition

$2,000

ClancyWorks Dance Company

dance artist residency, concert, festival, teacher institute

$5,000

Creative Alliance

lantern making workshops

$5,000

Deer Creek Chorus

a newly commissioned work by Dr. Daniel McDavitt

$7,500

Dundalk Patapsco Neck Historical Society and Museum, Inc.

Defenders Day at North Point

$1,500

Glyndon Area Players at Sacred Heart

community theater performances

$2,500

Goucher College Galleries

contemporary art exhibitions

$7,000

Heart of Maryland Chorus

a capella music performances

$2,500

Historic Hampton

art and history program series, student art exhibition

$6,300

JCC-Gordon Center for Performing Arts

Koresh Dance Company, artist residency, public and school performances

$7,500

Magical Experiences Arts Company

therapeutic theater performances of original works

$5,615

Maryland Humanities

living history performances and Veterans Book Group

$3,430

Make Studio

literary-themed visual art exhibition

$2,000

Natural History Society of Maryland

natural science family activities series

$5,217

Open Spaces Arts

summer playwrights festival

$585

Seventh District Rec Council

summer theater camp

$3,000

Shriver Hall Concert Series

free classical Discovery chamber concerts

$3,400

Stevenson University

art exhibitions, educational programming

$7,000

Towson University—Environmental Conference

Programs, events and informational displays on environmental topics

$3,000

Towson University—Ailey II

Ailey II dance residency, performances, master classes

$7,500

Towson University—Art Gallery

Form.Print exhibition and programming

$3,000

WTMD Radio/Towson University Public Media 89.7

live musical performances for children and families

$7,500

FY2019 Project Grant Recipients

Project

Grant Amount

Arts on Stage

Youth theater series

$5,000

Bach in Baltimore

Classical music concerts

$3,000

Baltimore Classic Guitar Society

Classical guitar performances, community orchestra,master classes

$7,500

Baltimore Concert Opera

Opera performances in County libraries

$6,000

Baltimore County Public Schools—Dance

Dance artist residency for male students

$5,000

Baltimore County Public Schools—Visual Arts

Visual artist residencies in schools

$7,000

Baltimore Dance Collective (The Collective)

Regional dance showcase, community workshops, free dance day

$2,850

Candlelight Concert Series

ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra) concert

$1,600

Catonsville Presbyterian Church Concert Series

Free classical music concert series

$2,600

Catonsville Recreation and Parks Lurman Woodland Theatre

Free summer popular music concert series

$7,500

Charlestown Chapel Concert Series

Free music concert series

$1,000

Childrens Chorus Maryland

Youth classical concert and competition

$2,000

ClancyWorks Dance Company

Dance artist residency, concert, festival, teacher institute

$5,000

Creative Alliance

International music performances by female Muslim singers

$7,500

Dundalk Patapsco Neck Historical Society and Museum

Defenders Day at North Point

$1,500

Gyndon Area Players

Community theater performances

$2,500

Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Jewish Community Center

Koresh Dance Company, artist residency, public and school performances

$6,900

Goucher College—Art Galleries

Contemporary art exhibitions, educational programming

$7,000

Heart of Maryland Chorus

A capella music performances

$2,500

Historic Hampton

Art and history program series, student art exhibition

$6,300

Lake Roland Nature Council

Art on the Trail

$4,000

Magical Experiences Arts Company

Therapeutic theater performances of original works

$5,600

Maryland Humanities

Living history performances and Veterans Book Group

$2,825

Natural History Society of Maryland

Natural science family activities series

$6,975

Open Spaces Arts

Summer playwrights festival

$585

Peabody Institute

Bernstein on Broadway concert

$7,500

Seventh District Recreation Council—Theatre Camp

Summer theater camp

$3,000

Shriver Hall Concert Series

Free classical Discovery chamber concert series

$3,400

Stevenson University—Art Galleries

Art exhibitions, educational programming

$5,000

Towson University—Ailey Camp

Personal development dance camp scholarships

$5,500

Towson University—Ailey II

Ailey II dance residency, performances, master classes

$7,500

Towson University—Art Gallery

Print exhibition and programming

$1,800

WTMD Radio, Towson University Public Media 89.7

Live musical performances for young children and families

$7,500

Youth Theatre of Northern Baltimore County

Youth theater performances

$1,500

FY2018 Project Grant Recipients

Project

Grant Amount

Arts on Stage

Children's theatre series

$4,000

Bach in Baltimore

Classical music concerts

$3,000

Baltimore Classical Guitar Society

Classical guitar performances, community orchestra

$7,000

Baltimore Concert Opera

Opera performances in County libraries

$4,000

Baltimore County Arts Guild

Free family art making days, high school visual arts exhibits

$980

Baltimore Dance Collective

Regional dance showcase, community workshops

$3,000

Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Music and Dance

Dance artist residency for male students

$5,000

Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Visual Arts

Six visual artist residencies in schools

$7,000

Candlelight Concert Society

Telegraph Quartet concert at UMBC

$1,600

Catonsville Presbyterian Church Concert Series

Free classical music concert series

$2,300

Catonsville Recreation and Parks—Lurman Concerts

Free popular music concert series

$7,000

Chamber Music Society of Maryland

Youth classical concert and competition

$1,380

Charlestown Chapel Series

Free classical music concert series

$1,000

Childrens Chorus of Maryland

Classical and folk choral concerts

$2,000

Clancy Dance Works

Dance artist residency, concert, teacher institute

$4,000

Concert Artists of Baltimore

Choral and orchestral concert

$5,000

Creative Alliance

Artesanas Mexicanas multi-lingual alter workshops, exhibit

$4,500

Deep Vision Dance Company

Learning Physics through Movement performances, lectures

$1,500

Dundalk Patapsco Neck Historical Society and Museum

Defenders Day at North Point

$1,200

Glyndon Area Players at Sacred Heart Church

Community theatre performances

$2,000

Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Jewish Community Center

Axis Dance Company featuring able and disabled performers

$6,000

Goucher College—Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibits

$5,000

Heart of Maryland Chorus

A capella music performances

$2,500

Lake Roland Nature Council

Art on the Trail

$3,000

Magical Experiences Arts Company

Therapeutic theatre performances of original works

$5,550

Make Studio

Literary themed inclusive exhibit and free workshops at library

$1,500

Maryland Humanities Council

Living history performances and Veterans Book Group

$2,750

Natural History Society of Maryland

Natural science family activities series

$6,550

Open Space Arts

Summer playwrights festival

$585

Seventh District Recreation Council—Theater Camp

Summer theatre camp

$2,700

Shriver Hall Concert Series

Free classical Discovery chamber concerts

$3,000

Stevenson University—Exhibitions

Art exhibitions, educational programming

$5,000

Towson Arts Collective

Art exhibitions and related music performances

$2,500

Towson University—Ailey Camp

Personal development dance camp scholarships

$4,000

Towson University—Ailey II

Ailey II dance residency, performances, master classes

$7,000

Towson University—Art Gallery

Historic costume exhibition and programming

$1,500

Young Audiences of Maryland

Five artist residencies school Hot Spots Extended Care

$2,800

Youth Theatre of North Baltimore County at Our Lady of Grace

Youth theatre performances

$750

FY2017 Project Grant Recipients

Project

Grant Amount

Arts on Stage

Children's theatre series

$4,000

Bach in Baltimore

Classical music concerts

$3,000

Baltimore Classical Guitar Society

Classical guitar performances, community orchestra, master classes

$5,000

Baltimore County Youth Ballet

Youth ballet performances

$2,500

Baltimore Dance Collective

Dance showcase of regional professional performers

$2,500

BCPS Office of Music and Dance

Dance artist residency, performances, dance mentoring for male students

$5,000

BCPS Office of Visual Arts

Four visual artist residencies in schools

$5,000

Catonsville Presbyterian Church Concert Series

Free classical music concert series

$2,400

Catonsville Recreation and Parks—Lurman Concerts

Free popular music concert series

$6,500

Childrens Chorus of Maryland

Classical and folk choral concerts

$2,000

Children's Theater Association

In-school theatre performances on educational themes

$3,000

Clancy Dance Works

Dance artist residency, concert, festival, dance teacher institute

$4,000

Concert Artists of Baltimore

Choral and orchestral concert

$5,000

Creative Alliance

Neighborhood Voices anti-racism workshops and exhibit

$7,500

Deep Vision Dance Company

Learning Physics through Movement performances, lectures, demonstrations

$1,500

Glyndon Area Players

Community theatre performances

$2,000

Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Jewish Community Center

Cross-cultural music performance, art exhibit

$6,000

Goucher College—Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibits

$5,000

Heart of Maryland Chorus

A capella music performances

$2,500

Historic Hampton Inc.

Teacher and student art workshops, exhibition

$5,000

Magical Experiences Arts Company

Therapeutic theatre performances of original works

$5,700

Maryland Agricultural Resource Council

Land Art: Four Seasons public art Wish Tree, demonstrations

$2,000

Maryland Agricultural Resource Council

Flashback Farming event

$2,100

Maryland Humanities Council

Living history performances

$1,975

Maryland State Boychoir

Free choral concerts for seniors

$3,750

Natural History Society of Maryland

Natural science family activities series

$5,700

Open Space Arts

Summer playwrights festival

$555

Pumpkin Theatre

Youth theatre classes and performances

$3,000

Rose of Sharon Equestrian School

Therapeutic environmental, horsemanship program; Films on the Farm

$2,200

Seventh District Recreation Council—Theater Camp

Summer theatre camp

$3,000

Shriver Hall Concert Series

Free classical Discovery chamber concerts

$2,500

Stevenson University—Exhibitions

Art exhibitions, educational programming

$5,000

Stevenson University—Rodgers

Collaborative Richard Rodgers concert, master class

$7,500

Towson Arts Collective

The Film Bank classes, screenings for young and emerging filmmakers

$2,500

Towson University—Ailey Camp

Personal development dance camp scholarships

$4,000

Towson University—Ailey II

Ailey II dance residency, performances, master classes

$7,000

Towson University—Maryland Consortium

Caesar and X multi-theatre residency, performances with The Acting Company

$7,500

Young Audiences of Maryland

Five artist residencies at Hot Spots Extended Care, county-wide locations

$2,800

 
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