Folklife Network grants fund organizations serving as regional folklife centers in Maryland.

Grants are administered through Maryland Traditions and support activities that identify, document, support, or present the living cultural traditions of Maryland’s diverse communities.

The Folklife Network is a formal granting program growing from recommendations by folklife artists, folklife specialists, and other cultural workers during program revision activities facilitated by MSAC in 2019. The need for a Folklife Network granting program is based on foregoing long-term and short-term collaborations between Maryland Traditions program and organizations supporting the traditional arts in Maryland.

Upon execution of grant agreement, payment will be processed for receipt in 6-8 weeks. 

Grantees are required to submit a final report at the completion of the funded project. For detailed reporting requirements, please see the Grant Guidelines.


See the Grant Guidelines for detailed information.

Current regional folklife centers receiving Folklife Network funding are: 

  • Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (Talbot County)
  • Common Ground on the Hill (Carroll County)
  • Creative Alliance at the Patterson (Baltimore City)
  • Frostburg State University (Allegany County)
  • Sandy Spring Museum (Montgomery County)
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland (St. Mary’s County)
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore County)
  • The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University (Wicomico County)

Grantees are required to submit a final report at the completion of the funded project. See grant guidelines for more information.