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Grants and Scholarships

Fund the Arts

The Howard County Arts Council is authorized by Howard County Government and the Maryland State Arts Council to administer public funds designated for the arts. As the official grant-giving agency for the arts in the county, we administer several grant programs and award more than $300,000 annually to local arts organizations, PTAs, key regional arts and cultural institutions, college-bound high school seniors, and others. Through these grant programs, the Arts Council helps ensure stability and growth in the arts community.

 

The following grant applications and corresponding final reports can be found online at hcac.culturegrants.org:

Grant Program FY15 Application Deadline FY14 Final Report Deadline
Baltimore City Arts & Cultural 4/17/14 7/15/14
Outreach Howard 4/17/14 7/15/14
Community Arts Development 5/15/14 7/15/14
Jim Rouse Theatre Subsidy 5/15/14 --
Artists-in-Education 6/5/14 7/1/14

The following grant applications and corresponding final reports are available here for download:

Grant Program FY15 Application Deadline FY14 Final Report Deadline
Mark Ryder Original Choreography 6/18/14 7/13/14


Mark Ryder Original Choreography FY14 Final Report



Howard County Arts Council Grant Programs


Artists-in-Education Grant Program

The Artists-in-Education Grant Program is a partnership between the Howard County Arts Council and local PTAs which places professional artists in residence at private and public K-12 schools to help students foster creative exploration. 

FY14 Artists-in-Education Grantees: Atholton Elementary School PTA, Bonnie Branch Middle School PTA, Bushy Park Elementary School PTA, Deep Run Elementary School PTA, Glenwood Middle School PTA, Harper's Choice Middle School PTA, Hollifield Station Elementary School PTA, Lime Kiln Middle School PTA, Longfellow Elementary School PTA, Manor Woods Elementary School PTA, Northfield Elementary School PTA, Swansfield Elementary School PTA, Talbott Springs Elementary School PTA, and Wilde Lake Middle School PTA



The Community Arts Development Grant Program

The Community Arts Development Grant Program funds day-to-day activities for county arts organizations, as well as arts-related projects for new arts organizations or non-arts groups.

FY14 Community Arts Development Grantees: Candlelight Concert Society, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Columbia BandsColumbia Center for Theatrical Arts, Columbia Festival of the Arts, Columbia Orchestra, Columbia Pro Cantare Ltd., Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, Howard County Ballet, Howard County Concert Orchestra, Howard County Poetry & Literature SocietyKinetics Dance Theatre, Kittamaqundi Community Church, Little Patuxent Review, ManneqArt, Misako Ballet Company, Rep Stage, ShowTime Singers, Silhouette Stages, & Sundays At Three 



Organizational Development Grant Program

The Organizational Development Grant funds efforts to stabilize and support the organizational development and professional business management skills of arts organizations in Howard County.

FY14 Organizational Development Grantees: Candlelight Concert Society, Columbia Festival of the Arts, & Misako Ballet Company



The Jim Rouse Theatre Subsidy Program

The JRT Subsidy Program assists community arts groups by partially underwriting theatre rental fees at The Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts. 

FY14 Jim Rouse Subsidy Grantees: Columbia OrchestraColumbia Pro Cantare, Ltd., Kinetics Dance Theatre, & Misako Ballet Company



Baltimore City Arts & Cultural Organizations Grant Program

The Baltimore City Arts & Cultural Grant Program provides funding to key Baltimore City organizations that serve the citizens of Howard County. At this time, only previous recipients of HCAC’s Baltimore City Arts & Cultural Grant Program are eligible to apply to this program.

FY14 Baltimore City Arts & Cultural Grantees: American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of ArtBaltimore Museum of Industry, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Center Stage Associates, Inc., Maryland Science Center, Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Port Discovery Children's Museum, & The Walters Art Museum



OUTREACH HOWARD Grant Program

The OUTREACH HOWARD Grant Program was established to encourage recipients of the Howard County Arts Council’s Baltimore City Arts and Cultural Organization Grant Program to extend the reach of their programs directly to Howard County residents by producing an arts and/or cultural activity at a location in Howard County.

FY14 OUTREACH HOWARD Grantees: Baltimore Museum of Industry, Maryland Science Center, Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Port Discovery Children's Museum, & The Walters Art Museum



The Mark Ryder Original Choreography Grant Program

The Mark Ryder Original Choreography Grant Program recognizes individual creative expression and provides financial assistance to choreographers to create new original work.

FY14 Mark Ryder Original Choreography Grantee: Shobha Subramanian of Jayamangala



Arts Scholarship Program

The Arts Scholarship Program provides funding to college-bound seniors committed to pursuing a career in the arts. Last year, HCAC awarded $15,000 in scholarship funds to students entering college in the 2013-2014 academic year. Scholarships must be used for enrollment in an accredited college program for a degree in the arts.

Applications for the 2015 Arts Scholarship will be available October 1 at hcac.culturegrants.org. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2015.

Download Scholarship Recommendation Forms here.



Rising Star Emerging Performing Artist Award

The Rising Star Emerging Performing Artist Award recognizes individual creative expression and provides financial assistance for emerging performers to further their career.

Application guidelines for the 2015 Rising Star Competition are now available on the Celebration page. Deadline to apply is November 1, 2014.



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