Maryland State Arts Council — Arts Capital is Now Accepting Grant Applications


Maryland State Arts Council’s (MSAC) newest grant offering, Arts Capital, supports Maryland-based nonprofit organizations delivering arts and cultural education or experiences as a core part of its mission or vision with $3 million or less in annual operating costs. Arts Capital opened its grant application for FY 2024 on January 1, 2024. This grant supports capital projects and purchases of equipment that:

  • Improve or produce a complete, useable and accessible arts facility
  • Integrates energy-efficient technologies
  • Improves the effective delivery of, or access to, an organization’s arts and cultural programming

Grant Award: Information Individual grant awards will range from $5,000 to $300,000 in FY 2024. To qualify for funding all proposed purchases or projects must have a useful life expectancy of at least 15 years. No funding match is required. All project applications must fit within one of the three grant types listed below:

  • Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment ($5,000 to $100,000 grants)
  • Design Preparation and Planning ($5,000 to $100,000 grants)
  • Facility Improvement ($10,000 to $300,000 grants)

The deadline to apply for the FY 2024 Arts Capital grant is Friday, February 16, 2024. More information regarding the FY 2025 grant cycle will be released soon. More information on eligible expenses and complete program guidelines can be found by clicking here. Applicants are also welcome to meet with MSAC Staff directly to discuss their potential project or application.

Click here to schedule a 30-minute video call during available virtual office hours.

Apply Now! Applications due by Friday, February 16, 2024

Questions? Contact Arts Capital Program Coordinator, Ryan Patterson, at

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