The Talbot County Arts Council invites arts organizations and programs to apply for FY 2022 Community Arts Development Grants to support arts projects and programs. The cutoff date for grant applications is April 30. Grant recipients are notified in June. Applications are evaluated based on the artistic merit of the proposed arts activities, the organization’s perceived ability to carry them out, and how well the program will serve Talbot County residents and guests. “Talbot County has a vibrant, visible community of artists and organizations. The role of the Talbot County Arts Council is to support these groups and contribute to our quality of life,” stated Joan Levy, Executive Director. “Moving forward, we plan to increase our visibility, raise awareness of our programs and encourage participation and partnerships with new groups.”
Because the Arts Council receives more grant requests than can be accommodated, by available resources, it retains the right to accept or reject applications, suggest changes, and support grant requests in full, in part, or not at all. Information is being sent directly to organizations that received support during the past two grant cycles and are in good standing with the Arts Council, completing all the necessary paperwork, including a final report.
As required by the Maryland State Arts Council, local grant awards must be matched on at least a one-for-one basis in cash by the requesting organization. Applicants must be organized as Maryland non-profit corporations with IRS tax-exempt status or be government-related entities such as libraries or parks and recreation departments.
Organizations that would like additional information about Community Arts Development Grants, or assistance with the application procedure, are welcome to contact the Arts Council by phone at 410-245-5195 or email email@example.com.