Grant Funding Available for Harford County Artists and Nonprofits

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Arts programs made possible by Community Arts Development Grants from Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Clockwise from top left: Harriet’s Happiest Halloween, Harford Dance Theater, Chesapeake Theater; Josh Christina performs at the Liriodendron Mansion, photo by Brenna Kupferman; Ballet Chesapeake Performing at the Abingdon Library: An Evening with Acclaimed Painter Paul Collins- pictured are Paul Collins and Camay Calloway Murphy. Courtesy of Pat Venturino.

Harford County Cultural Arts Board is now accepting applications for its FY22 Community Arts Development (CAD) Grant program. The program offers two types of funding – general operating grants and arts programming grants. Grant awards can be used to support activities, programs, and operations occurring between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 21, 2021.

Independent Artist Covid-19 Emergency Relief Grant applications continue to be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Grant guidelines, eligibility information, and grant applications are available online at www.CulturalArtsBoard.org. To obtain publications in an alternate format, contact Harford County Cultural Arts Board at 410‐273‐5601 ext. 6509 or email arts@HCPLonline.org.  Grants are made possible through a County 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.

In fiscal year 2021, Harford County Cultural Arts Board has invested over $220,000 into the community – supporting folk & traditional, literary, media, performing, and visual arts and artists in Harford County. To take part in the arts of Harford County, visit the Cultural Arts Calendar on the Cultural Arts Board’s website for event listings.  Artists and events are also highlighted on social media, on Kaleidoscope – produced in partnership with Harford Cable Network, and Arts Advisor – their monthly newsletter.

About the Harford County Cultural Arts Board

Harford County Cultural Arts Board was founded in 1973 to ​ “Preserve, Enhance, and Promote the Culture of Harford County, Maryland.” As the official county arts agency, Harford County Cultural Arts Board is the premier local resource for arts organizations, independent artists, and the audiences of Harford County, Maryland.  The government-appointed board provides advocacy and administrative support, sponsors workshops, events, and promotional opportunities, and encourages and invests in the advancement of the arts for the community. ​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.

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