Frederick Arts Council To Receive ARPA Funding From Frederick County

It will go toward individual artists.

Frederick, Md (KM) The Frederick Arts Council is receiving $200,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding. The money being distributed by the County is intended to help the cultural and arts sector recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Arts Council says the funds will be distributed to eligible artist recipients. .

The county has also agreed to provide $500,000 in ARPA funding which will be disbursed over the next three years. The money will be used to develop light-based public artwork, a summer jobs training mural program, Sky Stage Artist fees and individual artist grants.

FAC says ARPA Artist Recovery Grant details will be announced in Spring, 2023.

“Frederick County’s investment in its local arts umbrella agency is a critical investment in pandemic recovery for the community. The health of the arts has a ripple effect on the local economy, our sense of place and identity, and our community’s mental health,”: says Frederick Arts Council Executive Director Louise Kennelly, in a statement. . “It is necessary for the arts to be supported {in these times} for a strengthened and sustainable future, and we are delighted to distribute these needed funds  to our local artists.”

Frederick County has contributed over $50-million in federal Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds through the American Rescue Plan Act, says the Frederick Arts Council.

By Kevin McManus