The Garrett County Arts Council is now accepting applications from nonprofit and community organizations requesting funding support for public arts programs and projects scheduled in Garrett County between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.
The annual deadline for organizations applying for funding support in amounts of $500 or more is March 21, 2013. Applications must be mailed or delivered to the Garrett County Arts Council on or before the application deadline to qualify for funding consideration.
According to Karen Reckner, executive director, one of the primary purposes of the Garrett County Arts Council is to support community arts development and the public presentation of local arts programs through this grant program. Funding support is provided by Garrett County government, the Maryland State Arts Council, and supporting members of the Garrett County Arts Council.
During the current year, the Garrett County Arts Council provided $43,000 in funding support. Grant recipients included Grantsville Lions Grantsville Days, Our Town Theatre, Highland Festival of Garrett County, Garrett Community Concert Band, Yough River Festival, TOTL Theatre Company, Little Yough Music Festival, Oakland’s Winterfest, Garrett Lakes Arts Festival, Kitzmiller Community Homecoming, Friendsville Fiddle and Banjo Contest, Spruce Forest Artisan Village, Garrett Highland Pipes and Drums, Garrett Solid Waste and Recycling and the Garrett County Board of Education.
Copies of application forms, eligibility guidelines, and program requirements are available at the GCAC office located inside The Gallery Shop on Alder Street in Oakland or by calling 301-334-6580. Additional information about the Garrett County Arts Council and scheduled community arts events is available online at www.garrettarts.com