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National Endowment for the Arts Announces Arts Project Grants

National Endowment for the Arts Announces Arts Project Grants


Eighteen grants awarded in Maryland

January 21, 2020Press Release

Washington, DC—Chairman Mary Anne Carter announced that 1,187 grantees in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will receive a total of $27.3 million of federal funding for arts projects from the National Endowment for the Arts in this round of fiscal year 2020 funding. Eighteen grants will be awarded in Maryland totaling $455,000. 

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support grants throughout the entire country that connect people through shared experiences and artistic expression,” said Arts Endowment Chairman Mary Anne Carter. “These projects provide access to the arts for people of all abilities and backgrounds in both urban centers and rural communities.”

Art Works grants support artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. Cost share/matching grants range from $10,000 to $100,000. 

Awardees this year include Baltimore Center Stage, Community College of Baltimore County, Creative Alliance, Johns Hopkins University, National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc., Neighborhood Design Center, Wide Angle Youth Media, Young Audiences of Maryland, Imagination Stage, Round House Theatre, University of Maryland at College Park, Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts, Frederick Arts Council, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Olney Theatre Corporation, International Association of Blacks in Dance, National Council for the Traditional Arts, and Dance Exchange. 

Click here for a list of recommended grantees sorted by city and state.


About the Maryland State Arts Council

Founded in 1967, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is celebrating 50 years of service to the arts.  As an agency of the State of Maryland's Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts, MSAC encourages and invests in the advancement of the arts for all Marylanders. Its grants and programs support artists and arts organizations in their pursuit of artistic excellence, ensure the accessibility of the arts to all citizens, and promote statewide awareness of arts resources and opportunities. For more information, visit

About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit to learn more.


Media Contact: 

Amelia Rambissoon, Maryland State Arts Council
(o) 410-767-6542