Somerset County Arts Council

Serving Somerset County, Maryland

How to apply

Before you apply for your grant, we strongly urge you to read the Grant Guidelines below. 

Below the guidelines, you will find the necessary forms to apply for your grant.  You can apply by downloading the application and sending it to:

Somerset County Arts Council

26430 Burton Ave

Crisfield, MD 21817

Grant Guildelines

CAD Grant Application

 Individual Artist Grant Application

About the Grants

The Somerset County Arts Council Grants Committee offers two different grants.  The Community Arts Development Grant and the Individual Artist Grant.  Below, you will find a description of the grants.

For Fiscal year 2017 the Arts Council awarded a total of $21,200 in Community arts Development Grants to the following local organizations: 

  • Deal Island-Chance Lion's Club:  Skipjack Festival
  • Somerset County Historical Society:  Olde Princess Anne Days Christmas
  • Accohannock Indian Tribe: Annual Pow-Wow
  • UMES Mosely Gallery:  Exhibitions and Programs
  • Linden Hill Legacy Foundation:  Writer's Conference and Comic-Con
  • Somerset County Library System:  Summer Reading Program  
  • St. Andrews United Methodist Church:  St. Andrews Youth Empowerment Program
  • St. James United Methodist Church:  Experience the World Through Art Throug the Year
  • It Takes a Village to Help Our Children:  "The Hustler's Prayer" play
  • Lower Shore Performing Arts Company:  "A Christmas Carol" play

The deadline for FY 18 CAD Grants has been

extended until

4 pm Friday, September 28 2018

Community Arts Development (CAD) Grant

The Somerset County Arts Council's Community Arts Development Grants Program is designed to assist Somerset County based non-profit organizations to produce and present arts activities, and is funded and supported by the Maryland State Arts Council. Applying organizations may request up to $3000.


Individual Artist Grant

The Art's Council provides an Individual Artist Grant to artists residing in Somerset County. Artists who apply may request up to $1,000.