Grants Available for Harford Arts Programs and Operations


Harford County Cultural Arts Board is pleased to announce over $100,000 in grant funds is available to nonprofits presenting or producing the arts in Harford County. Applications are now being accepted for matching grants to support local arts programs and operations within the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 12:00 noon EST.

Jessica Cleaver, Coordinator, explains, “The Community Arts Development matching grant program is the foremost means by which the Harford County Cultural Arts Board invests in the development of arts and culture in Harford County.”

The Harford County Cultural Arts Board reviews and scores applications on the basis of artistic merit, service to the community, and organizational effectiveness. Applications are accepted on an annual basis for support of (1) General Operating costs of nonprofit arts organizations in Harford County, Maryland and (2) direct costs of Arts Programming located in Harford County, benefitting the general public, presented by nonprofits other than arts organizations, incorporated in Maryland; units of government, colleges or universities, and religious institutions are also eligible.

FY2020 grant award announcements will be made in August 2019. For more information, including definitions of terms, eligibility, requirements, and review criteria, go to to review the full Guidelines publication and access the online application.

About the Harford County Cultural Arts Board

As the government-appointed local arts agency, Harford County Cultural Arts Advisory Board is the premier local resource for arts organizations, independent artists, and the residents of Harford County, Maryland. The Board provides advocacy and administrative support, sponsors workshops, events, and promotional opportunities to the community, and distributes grants to local nonprofit organizations and schools. Activities are made possible by a Community Arts Development grant from Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the State of Maryland under the authority of the Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts. Since December 2015, Harford County Cultural Arts Advisory Board has operated under the auspices of Harford County Public Library. For more information, visit

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