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

1100 West Main Street

Crisfield, MD 21817

Community Art Development Grant App

Individual Artist Grant

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 2019 the Arts Council awarded a total of $27,200 in Community Arts Development Grants to the following local organizations: 

  • Deal Island-Chance Lion's Club 
  • Main Street Princes Anne
  • Crisfield Heritage Foundation 
  • UMES Mosely Gallery
  • Brown Box Theater Group
  • Somerset County Historical Society
  • Somerset County Library System
  • St. Andrews United Methodist Church
  • Lower Shore Performing Arts Company

The deadline for CAD Grants  and

Individual Artist Grants is

Last day of March and September every year

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.