The Worcester County Arts Council is proud to award $9,550 through the Community Arts Development Grants program to 9 art projects and events to be presented by local nonprofit arts organizations during the 6-month granting cycle beginning January 1, 2014. The Worcester County Arts Council’s Community Arts Development Grants Program is designed to assist local community based groups to produce and present arts activities in Worcester County and is funded and supported by the Maryland State Arts Council. In the Fiscal Year 2014, the Arts Council Awarded a total of $20,000 to local organizations through the program.

Below is a list of organizations and their projects that are being awarded a Community Arts Development Grant for the current granting period:

Assateague People of Delmarva: 21 Annual Drums on Pocomoke

Berlin Intermediate School: ArtFest 2014

Community Church of Ocean Pines: Worcester County Choral Workshop & Concert

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra: Symphony Performances

Ocean Pines Children’s Theater: “The Little Mermaid Jr.”

Pines Tones Chorus: Spring 2014 Concert Series

Town of Ocean City Recreation & Parks: Children’s Art Workshops at Art’s Alive

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art: Carving Competition & Art Festival

Worcester Chorale: Spring Concert of “Birth & Renewal”

Worcester County Library Foundation: Ballet Theater of Maryland – “Pirates of the Chesapeake”

Funding will support a wide variety of  creative and innovative projects that are of outstanding artistic quality and demonstrate community benefits enhancing the lives of everyone living and visiting Worcester County. The next grant submission deadline is April 15, 2014. For more information about the Community Arts Development Grant Program visit or call the Art’s Council’s office at 410-641-0809.