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Grants to Maryland Nonprofits for Public Arts and Cultural Programming in Eligible Regions

Community Arts Development (CAD) Project Grant

Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council (SWAC)

Agency: Local

GrantWatch ID #180469

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $1,250 to Maryland nonprofit organizations for public arts and cultural programming in eligible regions. Funding may be used for activities, exhibits, performances, and services in all arts fields and disciplines. Priority will be given to new applicants. Eligible programs are those that benefit residents of Wicomico County.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council only awards grants to any incorporated, non-profit 501(c)3 organization in Wicomico County.

Individuals may only apply for SWAC grants if they seek and receive the support of a non-profit organization that will accept the financial and legal responsibility for the project. The grant will be made to the organization which can then, in turn, support the individual's project.

Items not eligible for SWAC grant funding:
- Capital construction, purchase of real property and/or equipment purchases.
- Direct support to individual artists (an individual's work may receive grant support if it is presented by a non-profit agency).
- Social functions, parties and receptions as the singular focus of a grant (such functions can be included as a minor part of a grant application).
- Activities that benefit only the members of an organization or those activities closed to all but an organization's membership.
- Tuition assistance.
- Out-of-state travel.
- City, County, or State affiliated projects that cannot demonstrate an ability to obtain partial funds from their own institution or government agency.
- Fund raising events or activities as the singular focus of a grant (such functions can be included as a part of a grant application, indeed are encouraged).
- Debt retirement or reduction.
- Arts activities which are therapeutic in nature, unless they have a public component.
- Arts activities which promote only one political or religious outlook, or which proselytize for specific political or religious beliefs and/or actions.

Pre-Application Information:

Year-round Project Grant application deadline: November 30th, 2022 and June 3rd, 2022 (Two opportunities to apply)

Grant applications must be EITHER emailed OR postmarked by the deadline date.

Project grants have to be matched on a 1:1 cash basis (SWAC can fund no more than one half of the total cost).

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards can range between $100 and $1,250 each.

Term of Contract:

For projects taking place between January 1-June 30.

Contact Information:

Submit applications to:

Or by mail to:
The Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council
PO Box 884
Salisbury MD 21803

If you are new at grant writing, or if you have questions, please don't hesitate to call 410-543-2787.

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