Public art along the Hagerstown Cultural Trail: Building Blocks (mural) by Hense, Railroad Switch (screen) by VIcki Scuri, Rivulet (sculpture) by Christian Benefiel and Ryan McKibbin Photo: C.Ryan Patterson

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announces the release of the FY21 Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) Grant Guidelines. PAAM continues to fund New Artworks and this year launches funding to support Conservation of public art. 

New Artworks provides two types of support to Maryland independent artists, non-profit organizations, and or local government:

  • New Artworks Planning Grant – awards of up to $5,000 to support the community visioning process and development of a concept proposal for new public artwork
  • New Artworks Implementation Grant – awards of up to $20,000 to support the fabrication and installation of new public artwork 

New Artworks Grant Guidelines

New Artworks Webinar – Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Conservation provides two types of support to non-profit organizations or local government:

  • Conservation Planning Grant – awards of $5,000 to support an artwork conservation assessment
  • Conservation Implementation Grant – awards of up to $50,000 to support the conservation of permanent public artwork

Conservation Grant Guidelines

Conservation Grant Webinar – Thursday, July 16, 2020


PAAM grants will be awarded until funding is depleted. 

FY21 Deadlines: August 17, 2020; November 12, 2020; February 12, 2021; May 12, 2021

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