Frederick, MD – The Frederick Arts Council announces that it has awarded Community
Arts Development (CAD) grants to 22 arts organizations and arts programs throughout
Frederick County.
The recipients include Calvary UMC Community Concert Series, Choral Arts Society of
Frederick, City Youth Matrix, Clustered Spires Chorus, Delaplaine Arts Center, Downtown
Frederick Partnership, Emmitsburg Community Chorus, Endangered Species (theatre)
Project, Frederick Book Arts Center, Frederick Children’s Chorus, Frederick Regional
Youth Orchestra, the Frederick Chorale, Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Fredericktowne
Players, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, Maryland Wind Festival, Other Voices, Potters’
Guild of Frederick, Global Z Recording Project, National String Symphonia, Unshuttered,
and the Weinberg Center for the Arts.
The purpose of the CAD grant program is to allow high-quality arts programming to be
available to as many community members as possible. FAC’s CAD grant awards are
supported by the Maryland State Arts Council and Frederick County.
“The past few years have been challenging for these organizations, but these exemplary
groups continue to be leaders in Frederick’s arts community,” said Gabriella Smith,
Director of Operations of the Frederick Arts Council. “FAC is honored to continue
supporting their important work through the CAD grants.”

CAD applications are evaluated by a dedicated CAD Committee, which includes
representatives from the Frederick Arts Council staff and board as well as the local
creative community. Serving as FY2023’s CAD Committee Chair was dedicated artist Griff
Garwood.For more information about FAC’s CAD grants, including grant guidelines, please visit