Kent County Artist Grant – CLOSED

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response in applications for this Artists’ Grant, we are closing the application process at this time. We will do our best to make more funding like this available in the future & we are excited to work with so many wonderful artists throughout Kent County.


The Kent Cultural Alliance announces grants for artists in Kent County. These are one-time grants for $500 and are open to any artist who is a resident of Kent County. This will be a one-time cash grant, made possible by emergency funding from the Maryland State Arts Council that requires a simple application which does not include any financial information.
The application process will open on Friday, February 25, 2022, and closes on March 25, or when all funds have been awarded.  
This grant is open to all artists who live in Kent County and are over the age of 18. It is not a requirement of this grant that art is your primary source of income. The funds from this grant can be used to purchase supplies, go towards a studio rental, marketing costs, equipment repairs, or anything else that is directly related to your art. (Funds may not be used for travel). The Kent Cultural Alliance serves the residents of Kent County supporting and creating inclusive artistic and cultural experiences designed to connect communities through shared conversations. This grant can support up to 30 Kent County artists and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for all qualified applicants. It is the goal of this grant to allow artists the ability to take a ‘next step’ in their art; to purchase a piece of equipment they’ve been putting off, to rent studio time to finish an album, to frame several canvases for sale, or any other number of possibilities. Use the links to the right to download a PDF of the application or complete your application online. To receive a physical copy of the application, or for any questions, please call the KCA at 410-778-3700 or email the Deputy Director, Hester Sachse at hester@kentculture.org – CLOSED

FY 2022 Grants


The Kent Cultural Alliance announces the opening of its new fiscal year grant cycle on September 1, 2021.  As a result of new funding from the Maryland State Arts Council, the KCA is instituting a new, one-time grant category for Independent Artists, in addition to its regular General Operating grants and its Community-based Project grants.

Beginning September 1, 2021, applicants may apply for funding as follows:

General Operating Grants for FY 2022

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD GENERAL OPERATING GRANT APPLICATION

These grants are for arts organizations based in and serving Kent County, Maryland.  Arts production, education, performance must be the primary function of an applicant to this category.  A full application is required and applications will be Due by October 15, 2021

Project Grants for FY 2022

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD PROJECT GRANT APPLICATION

These grants are available to any community organization based in and serving Kent County, Maryland.  The KCA can provide up to $1,000 for arts and culture related activities of a community organization.  A full application is required.  These grants are rolling (no deadline) until the fund is depleted or June 30, 2022 (whichever comes first).

Independent Artist Grants for FY 2022

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD INDEPENDENT ARTISTS GRANT APPLICATION

Thanks to emergency funding from the Maryland State Arts Council, the KCA is able to provide one-time unrestricted cash grants to artists living and working in Kent County.  These grants are need-based, and require an application with financial information.  Grants may be as high as $1,000,  but the amount will depend on the number of applicants.  This will be a one time application process that will open on October 1, 2021 with an application due date of October 31, 2021.

The Kent Cultural Alliance serves the residents of Kent County supporting and creating inclusive artistic and cultural experiences designed to connect communities through shared conversations.

It is the vision of the Kent Cultural Alliance that all residents of Kent County engage in important civic and social conversation using artistic and cultural experiences as a conduit for connection.

For more information please call 410-778-3700, or email the director, John Schratwieser, at john@kentculture.org