Over the past forty years, GCAC has helped spread the arts throughout the county and fund arts related organizations, events and affairs. GCAC has organized programs and events over the years as well including; The Gallery Shop, Heritage Craft Fest, Ginseng, Workshops & Demonstrations, and much more.
Garrett County Arts Council serves as a major funder of arts related happenings in the county. One of the Council’s key programs provides funding for community arts development. This funding is available to local nonprofit organizations and government entities that provide art experiences, education, activities, and entertainment within the county. GCAC has 3 types of grants, program operations, project grants, and opportunity grants. Grant awards are based on artistic merit, service to community, organizational effectiveness and compliance with the Americans for Disabilities Act. All grants also require a funding match of 50 percent. Grant application forms, eligibility guidelines, and program requirements are available by contacting GCAC executive director Karen Reckner at [email protected] or calling 301-334-6580.