Fostering the development of the arts as well as the public’s engagement in – and appreciation of – the arts.
To support our mission and goals, we sponsor a wide variety of arts initiatives that nurture and strengthen the arts. We award grants and scholarships, provide advancement opportunities for artists and arts organizations, create an environment for open expression and exchange, encourage people — young and old alike — to discover their own artistic talents, and act as the primary voice and advocate for the Howard County arts community. And, we provide a home for the arts at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City.
Learn more about the ways the Arts Council supports the development of the arts in our community.