Application Period for Harford County Arts Grants for Organizations Now Open 

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Darkness to Light - spring concert 2022 of Harford County Cultural Arts Board grantee, Deer Creek Chorale, photo credit Deer Creek Chorale
Darkness to Light – spring concert 2022 of Harford County Cultural Arts Board grantee, Deer Creek Chorale, photo credit Deer Creek Chorale

Harford County Cultural Arts Board Invests in Local Creative Economy

Harford County Cultural Arts Advisory Board is now accepting applications for the Community Arts Development Grant program. This grant is available to Harford’s nonprofits, units of government, colleges, and faith-based organizations producing or presenting the arts in Harford County.  Interested parties can access grant applications through Grants Workspace, an online system accessed through Harford County Cultural Arts Board’s website. Link, grant guidelines, and contact information are online at www.CulturalArtsBoard.org

The Community Arts Development Grant program provides (1) General Operating support to local arts nonprofit organizations and (2) Arts Programming support to nonprofits whose primary purpose is other than producing or presenting the arts. Colleges, universities, units of government, and faith-based organizations may apply for Arts Programming support. The deadline to apply for a Community Arts Development Grant for the fiscal year beginning July 1 is Monday, April 17, 2023. 

Since 2020, Harford County Cultural Arts Board has invested more than $560,000 in Harford County’s creative economy.  Harford County Cultural Arts Board Coordinator Jessica Cleaver affirms, “The arts provide far-reaching cultural and economic benefit to communities.  Few investments yield stronger returns than spending on the arts.”   

Collage of Harford County arts supported by Harford County Cultural Arts Board in fiscal year 2021. Clockwise from top left: Raku Lantern, 2020, Gretchen A. Walsh; Creative Profile picture: Blue Moon Artist: Omari Mooring; Detail of “Fleeting Beauty,” watercolor, Andrea Sauer; Rob Tucker, as Mr. Andrews, laments his failed architecture on the Titanic, Titanic, the Musical, Scottfield Theatre Company photo by Scott Serio; Kelly Sneddon Photo by Melika Dez; Charlie Zahm Concert by the Falls. Photo courtesy Jack Benesch; Jeremy Hicks-Kachik Shot from “The Strange Case of Rogue Swan” photo credit: James Craig.

To learn more about services and programs of Harford County Cultural Arts Board, visit www.CulturalArtsBoard.org. To obtain publications in an alternate format, contact Harford County Cultural Arts Board at 410‐273‐5601 ext. 6509 or email [email protected]

About Harford County Cultural Arts Advisory Board 

As the official county arts agency, Harford County Cultural Arts Advisory Board is the primary local resource for arts organizations, independent artists, and the audiences of Harford County, Maryland. The government-appointed board provides grant opportunities, advocacy and administrative support; sponsors workshops, events, and promotional opportunities; and encourages and invests in the advancement of the arts for the community. ​ ​Since December 2015, Harford County Cultural Arts Board has operated under the auspices of Harford County Public Library. Activities are made possible by a County Arts Development grant from Maryland State Arts Council, a Maryland State agency under the authority of the Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts. Harford County Cultural Arts Board was founded in 1973, and for fifty years has worked to ​“Preserve, Enhance, and Promote the Culture of Harford County, Maryland.”   

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