The Talbot County Arts Council is offering a workshop on Tuesday, February 11 at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center, 114 S. Washington Street at 5:15 pm. open to any Talbot County organization interested in applying for a Community Arts Development Grant to support art projects and programs during July 2020 and June 2021. The workshop will review the requirements for completing a grant application. The cutoff date for grant applications is March 31, and organizations will be notified by April 30.
Grant applications are judged on the basis of the artistic merit of the proposed arts activities, the perceived ability of the applying organization to carry them out and how well the program will serve the residents and guests of Talbot County, specifically in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
“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.
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 or email.
Anyone interested in attending should advise the Arts Council in advance. Information is being sent directly to organizations that received grants during the past two years. Packets are also available for downloading from the Arts Council’s website: www.talbotarts.org. For further information, contact the Talbot County Arts Council by phone 410-245-5195 or email email@example.com.
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