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FY2017 Grants For Organizations Deadlines and Informational Sessions

FY2017 Grants For Organizations Deadlines and Informational Sessions

August 19, 2015Press Release

The Maryland State Arts Council's FY2017 Grants for Organizations (GFO) program provides unrestricted operating support to arts organizations and arts programs through grant awards. Join GFO program staff for Info Sessions and a Q&A Session to learn more about the program.Please watch our INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO on YouTube:  FY2017 

GFO Guidelines are available here.

GFO INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS are scheduled across Maryland and provide a description of the GFO program and assistance in preparing applications.Take note of these deadlines for activities taking place in FY 2017 (July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017) and join the GFO Program Staff at an Info Session near you. 


  • Intent to Apply Deadline: September 16, 2015. Mandatory for those new to MSAC and those who did not receive funding for FY2016. Go to to submit your Intent to Apply electronically.
  • FULL Application Deadline: October 22, 2015. eGrant application opens September 6, 2015. 
  • RFF for current grantees on a multi-year cycle deadline: December 3, 2015. eGrant application opens October 28, 2015.

INFO SESSION - Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 4pm-5:30pm

Frostburg State University, Lyric Building, 20 E Main Street, 

Frostburg, MD 21532

REGISTER NOW and email your questions to so we are sure to address your needs. 

INFO SESSION - Friday, September 11, 2015, 11am-12:30pm 

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, 909 S Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804 

REGISTER NOW and email your questions to so we are sure to address your needs.   

TELEPHONE/INTERNET Q&A SESSION - Monday, September 28, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm

After you view the Instruction Video, join GFO Program Directors for a Q&A Session where you can ask questions via telephone or Internet chat. Instructions to follow registration. REGISTER NOW

About the Maryland State Arts Council

An agency of the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council is dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Maryland State Arts Council grantees generate $1 billion in economic activity and support more than 12,000 jobs and $45 million in state and local tax revenue. Source: Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland: FY2013. For information call (410) 767-6555 or TTY (410) 333-4519.


Media Contact: 

Jill Kubatko
Communications Manager
Maryland State Arts Council