New Maryland State Arts Council Grants – Public Art Across Maryland Program

July 13, 2020

Grants for Nonprofits

Maryland State Arts Council recently announced two grant opportunities as part of its Public Art Across Maryland Program.

Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) grants are community grants awarded to Maryland organizations or local governments to support the planning and/or implementation of a public art project. PAAM continues to fund New Artworks and this year launches funding to support Conservation of public art.

New Artworks

New Artworks provides two types of support to Maryland independent artists, non-profit organizations, and or local government:

  • The New Artworks Planning Grant awards of up to $5,000 to support the community visioning process including the identification of a site location for the artwork, articulation of artwork goals and themes, administration of a Call-to-Artist solicitation, artist selection process, and artist honorariums for the development of concept proposal(s) for new public art.
  • The New Artworks Implementation Grant awards of up to $20,000 to support the fabrication and installation of new public artwork. The artwork concept must be fully developed including identification of the artist(s) creating the work. The public artwork may be in any media, temporary or permanent, and inside or outside. The artwork must be free and publicly accessible to all. The proposed public art location must be in Maryland, and the selected artist(s) must be a resident of Maryland.

See the PAAM FY21 New Works Guidelines

Register for the New Artworks Webinar – Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Conservation Grant

Conservation provides two types of support to non-profit organizations or local government:
  • The Conservation Planning Grant awards $5,000 to support artwork conservation planning efforts including: project administration, consultancy fees, community engagement, and collection management services and technology.
  • The Conservation Implementation Grant awards up to $50,000 to support the conservation of permanent public artwork. The conservation project must be fully developed including identification of the project team and support and approval of the owners of the artwork and the site where it is located.

See the PAAM FY21 Conservation Grant Guidelines

Register for the Conservation Grant Webinar – Thursday, July 16, 2020

Application deadlines for all Public Art Across Maryland Grants:

August 17, 2020

November 12, 2020

February 12, 2021

May 12, 2021

Additional information, as well as links to applications and contact information, can be found through MSAC’s Public Art Programs.

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