FAC Announces its 2017 Community Arts Development Grantees

November 14, 2016

The Frederick Arts Council announces the awarding of $76,800 in Community Arts Development (CAD) grants to 19 arts organizations and arts programs throughout Frederick County.

The recipients include:

Asian American Center of Frederick
Calvary United Methodist Church
Choral Arts Society of Frederick
Frederick Reads
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
Downtown Frederick Partnership
Emmitsburg Community Chorus
Equinox Dance Company
Frederick Children’s Chorus
Frederick Chorale
Frederick Free Library
Frederick Symphony Orchestra
Frederick Youth Orchestra
Maryland Ensemble Theatre
Maryland Wind Festival
National String Symphonia
Other Voices Theatre
Spires Brass Band
Weinberg Center for the Arts

The FAC’s CAD grant awards supported by a Maryland State Arts Council grant, which originally totaled $38,400, were matched 1:1 by Frederick County thanks to an allocation of $40,000 to FAC.

“I am pleased to be able to support Frederick’s arts community. This investment pays dividends across the county by making Frederick an arts destination and strengthening our economy and community,” said County Executive Jan Gardner.

“The 2016-17 CAD grant recipients represent the best that Frederick County has to offer our arts community and we are proud of each of them,” said FAC President Michael Campagnoli.

In order to be considered for a grant, each recipient had to complete a comprehensive and competitive application process, including a written application form and an interview with a member of the CAD Grants Committee, which included representatives from the Frederick Arts Council staff and board, as well as the local community.


About the Frederick Arts Council The Frederick Arts Council invests in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for the people of Frederick County. The organization fosters an environment where the arts flourish in the community through grants and scholarships, arts advocacy, and links to essential resources. The Frederick Arts Council envisions a Frederick where the arts energize the economy, education, and everyday life of its citizens. FAC, home of Sky Stage, is responsible for large-scale programming such as the Frederick Festival of the Arts, Art in the Park, and Frederick County’s Arts in Education grants. For more information about the Frederick Arts Council, visit


About Frederick County Frederick County is the largest county in the state of Maryland with 664 square miles. While agriculture is an important industry, Frederick County offers a wide diversity of benefits for those who live, work, and visit there. With a highly rated public school system and close-by institutions of higher education, cities bustling with business from antiques to restaurants to fashion wear, and historical attractions that draw thousands from across the country, Frederick County is a destination for many. For more information about Frederick County, MD, visit