Workshops have been announced for a new grant program administered by the Maryland Historical Society through an annual recurring allocation to the state’s Preservation of Cultural Arts Fund.

Preservation Maryland was supportive of the state’s allocation of funds for this new capacity-building program for Maryland’s historic and cultural institutions and Jessica Feldt, Preservation Maryland’s Preservation Initiatives Manager, who administers our grant programs served on the Grant Program Advisory Committee.

The Pathways Grant Program will award up to a dozen grants, valued between $10,000 and $20,000, to Maryland cultural organizations that demonstrate new marketing initiatives and innovative business models, support professional development and capacity building, strategic planning, as well as, other initiatives that build the long-term capacity of the organization.

To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • stewards of cultural materials and/or historic sites or landscapes,
  • in good standing as a non-profit organization in the state of Maryland,
  • have an annual operating budget below $2 million with less than 50% constituted from public funding.


Potential applicants to the Pathways Grant Program are strongly encouraged to attend a scheduled workshop. Participants will learn about the goals of the inaugural year of the program, evaluation criteria, and the application process. Attendance and registration is not mandatory; drop-ins are welcome.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
3-4 PM
Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Monday, November 4, 2019
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 North Talbot Street
St. Michaels, MD 21663

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
2:30-3:30 PM
Online Webinar

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

In addition to the workshops, there are several steps and resources for potential applicants. There are mandatory deadlines in November and December. All application materials are available on the Maryland Historical Society website.