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April 16 deadline for arts council grant applications

Berlin nonprofit will award funding for local projects to be held July 1-Dec. 31

(March 22, 2018) The Worcester County Arts Council Grants Review Committee is seeking applicants for local art projects to be held in Worcester County between July 1 and Dec. 31.

Organizations holding art projects and activities year-around or in both of the six-month periods (July 1-Dec. 31 and Jan. 1-June 30) may request grants which cover the entire fiscal year of July 2018 through the following June of 2019.

Proposed project must be sponsored or presented by incorporated in Maryland not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization and be open to the public. Grant amount requested must be matched one-for-one by organization funds.

Last fiscal year the Arts Council awarded more than $30,000 to local organizations through this program.

Funding will support a wide variety of creative and innovative projects that are of outstanding artistic quality and demonstrate community benefit enhancing the lives of everyone living and visiting Worcester County.

Applications must be received no later than 2 p.m. on April 16 at the Arts Council’s office located at 6 Jefferson Street in Berlin. Application forms and guidelines are available on the Arts Council’s website, Worcester County Arts Council’s Community Arts Development Grants program is designed to assist local community-based groups produce and present arts activities in Worcester County and is funded and supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.

For further information or assistance, call Anna Mullis, executive director of WCAC, at 410-641-0809 or e-mail

The Worcester County Arts Council is a nonprofit organization made up of 300 members whose mission is to promote and encourage visual and performing arts in Worcester County. The Arts Council is committed to providing necessary funds to various arts organizations as a way to increase public awareness of arts availability, and to provide affordable arts events not usually offered to those living in the surrounding areas.