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 expression 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 Opportunities:

Call for Artists - 2025 Arundel Center Solo Exhibit Opportunity

Interested artists will have their first ever opportunity to be considered for a solo exhibit at the Arundel Center next year!

Opening Soon:

2025 Annie Award Nominations

Annie Award nominations will be accepted August 1-31 this year. Read the program guidelines HERE, and begin to plan your nomination now!

Grant Resources:

FY2025 Community Arts Grant Important Dates click HERE

For FY25 Community Arts Grant Guidelines click HERE

For FY25 CAG FAQs click HERE.

For FY25 CAG Rubric, please click HERE

We invite Anne Arundel County residents (ages 18 and older) to submit their work for consideration for a solo exhibit at the Arundel Center between July 2024 and June 2025.

This is the first time we have opened up this opportunity for a solo show at the Arundel Center to a call for artists, and are excited to offer this opportunity. 

Artists who have had a solo exhibit at the Arundel Center in the last three years are not eligible to apply at this time.

Exhibit Dates

We will be selecting three to four artists during the year to have a solo show during FY2025. Exhibit dates, which are subject to change, will be roughly:

  • mid-September to mid-December
  • mid-December to mid-March
  • mid-March to mid-July

Eligible Artwork

Amateur as well as professional artists are welcome to apply. Any two-dimensional work can be submitted for consideration. The application asks for a work sample of ten pieces of artwork to submit. Artwork should be framed and wired for framing by hook.

Please note that artwork is not secured in any way. While security personnel monitor the area, ACAAC and Arundel Center cannot be held liable for artwork that is lost or damaged during the show.

Selection Criteria

Finalists will be selected based upon the artistic merit of samples submitted. A jury of members of the ACAAC Board of Directors will select three or four artists to hold shows during 2025. They will be notified by email, and their exhibit will be tentatively scheduled for a specific time period. Artists can defer their exhibit or turn down the offered time frame for any reason.

Technical Support:

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