Welcome to our Submittable Page!

The mission of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is to provide leadership, funding, and support that promotes artistic excellence and historic preservation and to advocate for resources and education that expand arts opportunities for all, helping to create an enriched and healthy community. We envision Anne Arundel County as a place where artists are inspired and creativity thrives, where arts and culture bring people of all backgrounds together to enrich, bind, and celebrate our community.

Funding for our grantmaking is generously provided through Anne Arundel County, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the City of Annapolis, as well as a number of corporations, foundations, and private donors.

You will find currently available submission opportunities on this page. To get started, click on "Apply" and create your profile in Submittable.

Current Grant Opportunities:

2023 Anne Arundel County Arts and Cultural Resources Grant Program (Spring Application)

Application open March 1 - March 31, 2023

For application guidelines click HERE

2023 Strategic Impact Grant 

Application opens March 15, 2023

For application guidelines click HERE

For FAQs click HERE

To view a recording of the information session click HERE

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County has allocated $150,000 to provide funding for limited number of one-time Strategic Impact Grants (SIG) that will provide for substantive transformation that will elevate a local arts organization’s operations, performance, and/or programming to the next level.

This opportunity is available to non-profit county arts organizations that have previously received general operating support from the Arts Council through a Community Arts or Founding Grant. Requests should range from $5,000 - $75,000 and no matching funds are required. Organizations may partner and submit a joint application. 

Examples of potentially fundable requests could include, but are not limited to capital projects, collection acquisitions, hiring additional staff, software investment, or other capacity building expenses. Think big! If you would like to discuss application ideas prior to applying for grant, please reach out to ACAAC Grants Manager Susan Baum at susan.baum@acaac.org.

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County will be creating a Thank you for providing content that can be used in our 30th Anniversary video! We are looking for a wide range of video that shows the breadth of the arts in Anne Arundel County. This can include performances, behind-the-scenes video, rehearsals, or other footage. The final product will be shown for the first time at our gala PAINT THE TOWN on May 13th. 

Here are guidelines for your submission:

  • Acceptable file types include: .3gp, .avi, .flv, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mp4, .mpg, .webm, .wmv; mp4 is preferred.
  • Horizontally filmed video is preferred.
  • These do not have to be professionally filmed/edited. High quality cell phone video is also welcomed.
  • No watermarked video, please.
  • Be certain you have releases for any individuals featured in the video

If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Sanborn at tricia@acaac.org or 410-353-0216.

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is pleased to offer this grant funding opportunity in partnership with the Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning Cultural Resources Division, which protects the County’s historic sites, buildings, archaeological sites and landscapes. These grants support programming that: utilizes heritage resources in Anne Arundel County in a new or innovative way; increases public access to historic sites; improves or enhances how the public engages with heritage resources; and/or encourages the maintenance and preservation of important heritage sites. This grant cycle will  consider funding requests that include as part of the request support for certain limited physical improvements to an historic property that will directly support or expand the proposed programming and provide for safe, ADA-compliant public access.

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Please complete the application form below. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Susan Baum at susan.baum@acaac.org.

Arts Council of Anne Arundel County