Create and Activate Now Grants support artists and arts organizations who have been impacted by the Coronavirus. This funding opportunity is made possible through a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) American Rescue Plan (ARP) Grant to Local Arts Agencies (LAA) awarded to the Frederick Arts Council for sub-granting. This award is to support arts organizations and artists in Frederick County who have been impacted by the Coronavirus.
Subgrants will be awarded to
Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria: artistic excellence, relevance/service to community, and capacity to implement.
Intended Outcome: Artistic activities are supported to strengthen our county’s—and the nation’s—cultural infrastructure. The subgrants will help restore the local community’s cultural infrastructure, benefitting arts workers, artists, and audiences.
Applicant Orientation Session Video
Frederick Arts Council’s Create and Activate Now (C.A.N.) Recover Stipends and Grants
Through a National Endowment for the Arts’ American Rescue Plan Award, the Frederick Arts Council launched the C.A.N. Recover initiative, offering support to artists and arts organizations of Frederick . These grants and stipends are intended to provide financial economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic to members of Frederick’s arts and cultural community.
Individual artist grants may be awarded to artists or arts organizations working in all disciplines, including Visual Arts, Dance, Music, Theater, Literature or Media/Multi-Media.
Individual artists can apply for grants for specific projects.
Please review the Grant Guidelines Before Applying
Award for Nonprofit Arts Organizations
Grants will be awarded to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations up to $15000. Review criteria includes: artistic merit, service to community, organizational effectiveness. No matching funds are required.
All applicants must meet the grant eligibility requirements listed below:
For-Profit entities and Fiscal Sponsors/Agents are not eligible subrecipients.
Organization Allowable Expenses
Funds are intended to support day-to-day business expenses/operating costs and is limited to any or all of the following costs:
Grantees must submit a final report, including a list of expenditures by July 31, 2023
Individual Artist Project Budget Sheet
Final Report Form for Organization Grants
Final Report Form for Individual Artist Stipends