GRANT OPPORTUNITIES


In addition to providing a local art gallery and arts programming for Allegany County, one of our most important functions is to serve as a funding source to local nonprofit organizations and individuals interested in the pursuit of arts-related activities in our community. Over the past few years, the Allegany Arts Council has awarded more than $120,000 in grants which support creative and artistic endeavors.
Currently, applicants may select, or apply to both, General Operating Grants and Creative Placemaking Grants. General Operating Grants are open to 501(c)3 organizations whose primary mission is arts-related and the maximum award per year is $3,500. Creative Placemaking Grants are open to both individual artists and non-profit organizations for activities and projects which directly support artful projects, initiatives or events which contribute to developing a sense of “place”. The maximum award for this grant is $5,000 annually. For additional eligibility information and guidelines, please review the links below.


REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY

As a reminder, all applicants must submit a fully-completed application by the application deadline of June 30, 2020.


General Operating Grant Application Form (Word doc)
General Operating Grant Application Form (PDF)
General Operating Grant Eligbility Guidelines (Word doc)
General Operating Grant Eligbility Guidelines (PDF)

Placemaking Grant Application Form (Word Doc)
Placemaking Grant Application Form (PDF)
Placemaking Grant Eligibility and Requirements (Word Doc)
Placemaking Grant Eligibility and Requirements (PDF)

All award recipients are required to complete a final report and are not eligible to apply for additional grants until the report is received.Final reports for the FY2019-20 year are due June 30, 2020.


Grant Reporting Form (Word doc)
Grant Reporting Form (PDF)


EVALUATION

The Allegany Arts Council bylaws require a Grants Committee comprised of its Executive Director as Chair, and six members of the community, who should represent a broad-base of the community it represents. The Grants Committee reviews all applications and uses a rubric to rank them based upon completion of eligibility guidelines, final reports from previous years, overall funding need and artistic merit. Notifications and payment are made to awarded organizations no later than November 1, 2020.

Funding for the General Operating Grant program is made possible through the County Arts Development program of the Maryland State Arts Council.

For additional information about the application process, please contact us at art@alleganyarts.org or at 301.777.2787.


   
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