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Grants to Maryland Arts and Cultural Nonprofits to Improve Operations

Arts Capital Grant


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Funding Source
Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Maryland

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/16/24 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Maryland nonprofit arts and cultural organizations to build capacity, improve operations, and promote stability. Funding is intended to support organizations that deliver arts and cultural education and experiences to the general public. Grants may be used for activities including design and planning, facility improvements, and furniture and equipment purchases.

This grant supports capital projects and purchases of equipment that:

  • Improve or produce a complete, useable, and accessible arts facility 
  • Integrates energy-efficient technologies
  • Improves the effective delivery of, or access to, an organization’s arts and cultural programming.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Maryland-based nonprofit organizations delivering arts and cultural education or experiences as a core part of their mission or vision are welcome to apply.

Applicants to the Arts Capital grant program must:
- Be a Maryland-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or operate under a Model A fiscal sponsorship
- Have an annual operating budget of less than $3,000,000
- Either:
a. Participate in MSAC’s Grants for Organizations or County Arts Development programs, or
b. Be open to the public and provide cultural education or experiences
Include providing arts and cultural education or experiences as a core part of the organization’s mission or vision

The following are ineligible for this grant program: Organizations with annual operating costs exceeding $3 million, for-profit businesses and organizations, units of government, colleges and universities, schools, and nonprofit organizations whose primary mission does not include the delivery of arts and cultural education or experiences.

Pre-Application Information
The application deadline is February 16, 2024.

Notifications will be made in June.

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Estimated Size of Grant
- Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment: $5,000 to $100,000 grants
- Design Preparation and Planning: $5,000 to $100,000 grants
- Facility Improvement: $10,000 to $300,000 grants

Term of Contract
Period of Support - July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2026

Contact Information
Apply online:

Click here to schedule a 30-minute video call during available virtual office hours:

C. Ryan Patterson
Arts Capital Program Coordinator & Public Art Project Manager
(443) 721-3085

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