CAMBRIDGE - Applications are still being accepted for organizations wishing to apply for the Community Arts Grants program for fiscal year 2023. The deadline for receipt of applications for round two has been extended to Nov. 30 for programs and/or activities Jan. 1 through June 30, 2023.
Community arts grants are an allocation of the Dorchester Center for the Arts as the designated Dorchester County Arts Council, and monies are to be used for arts programming. The funds allocated in the grants are from the Maryland State Arts Council and are intended to encourage arts participation across the county. Supported arts disciplines include dance, theatre, visual arts, music, film/media arts, literary arts, folk/heritage/traditional, and multi-disciplinary arts programming. Individual grants average $250 to $1,000.
Organizations receiving funds must be located or producing programs in Dorchester County and be incorporated as a not-for-profit organization. To obtain an application and grant guidelines, visit the Dorchester Center for the Arts, located at 321 High St. in Cambridge, during regular business hours. These forms can also be downloaded from the website at dorchesterarts.org. Grant recipients for fiscal 2022 (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022) included Alpha Genesis Community Development Corporation, Cambridge Community Arts Foundation, Groove City Black Heritage & Culture Group, Harriet Tubman Organization, and Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance, Inc.
For more information on additional programs and events at DCA, visit dorchesterarts.org or stop by 321 High Street in Cambridge. As the designated County Arts Council for Dorchester County, DCA is committed to increasing access to the arts for all members of the community by supporting extensive outreach and educational opportunities in the arts. DCA is currently open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday noon-8 p.m., and Second Saturdays 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. For the latest updates, find DCA on Facebook.
Programs at the Dorchester Center for the Arts are supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.