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Fundraising Resources for the Arts in Maryland - Maryland State Library Resource Center

Fundraising Resources for the Arts in Maryland


How to Find Grants as an Artist

Grantspace Knowledge Base Individual Grantseekers: Artists

A list of common questions and answers on fundraising for individual artists.

Meet the Grantmakers: Funding for Individual Artists Recording

A video featuring grantmakers working in the arts offering tips and advice on how to receive grants as an individual.

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Maryland Art Place: Resource Bulletin

Working in partnership with the Maryland States Arts County, Maryland Art Place lists fellowships, residencies, and grant opportunities as well as studio spaces and job opportunities.

Maryland Commission on Public Art's Percent for Art Program

Maryland Commission on Public Art works to integrate public art enhancements into state-funded construction during the early stages of planning and development.

Maryland Humanities Council

The Maryland Humanities Council creates and supports educational experiences in the humanities that inspire all Marylanders to embrace lifelong learning, exchange ideas openly, and enrich their communities.

Maryland State Arts Council

The Maryland State Arts Council (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 resources and opportunities. 

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is the membership organization that unites, represents, and serves the nation's state and jurisdictional arts agencies. Each of the 56 states and jurisdictions has created an agency to support excellence in and access to the arts.

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is one of the largest funders of arts programs in the United State. The endowment awards grants to both individual artists and arts organizations.

Search 26 federal agencies for discretionary grants.



Introduction to Crowdfunding

Women Arts' overview of crowdfunding including definitions of industry terms, best practices, and introductions to two popular crowdfunding platforms.

What is Crowdfunding?'s introduction to crowdfunding including donation and investment-based methods as well as a list of common platforms and resources.

Fiscal Sponsorship

What is Fiscal Sponsorship?'s introduction to fiscal sponsorship including links to webinars and videos discussing the subject and a guide on how to find a fiscal sponsor.

Fiscal Sponsorship Directory
Search for fiscal sponsors working in related fields that offer services in your area or nationally.

If you need more assistance
For more information please contact either the Grants Collection or the Fine Arts & Music Department:

Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Or if you are outside of Maryland, contact your local library.

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