JRT Subsidy Guidelines

FY 2022 Jim Rouse Theatre Subsidy - GUIDELINES

Application Calendar
February 2021 Grant applications available online at hcac.gosmart.org
May 12, 2020 Deadline for applications. Applicants can submit up to 11:59 PM.
September 4, 2021  Earliest announcement of grant award or rejection
July 15, 2021 FY21 Final Report Due
July 15, 2022 FY22 Final Report Due

General Information

HCAC established a Rental Subsidy Program in 1997 to assist local arts organizations in utilizing The Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts on the campus of Wilde Lake High School in Columbia.

Purpose of the Subsidy Program
  • To foster excellence, diversity, and vitality in arts offerings for Howard County residents.
  • To broaden arts opportunities for Howard County audiences, artists and arts organizations.
  • To increase the availability of arts activities in Howard County.

Goals of the Subsidy Program
  • To maximize use of The Jim Rouse Theatre by local arts organizations.
  • To make The Jim Rouse Theatre affordable for arts activities sponsored by local arts organizations.

Qualifications of Applicants
  • Organization must be incorporated as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, 501(c)3.
  • Applicant must be an arts organization based in Howard County. Applicant organization must maintain their primary office and present at least 50% of their arts programs in Howard County.
  • Organization must be soundly managed and financially accountable, and provide proof thereof.
  • Activities of applicant organization must be open to the general public, whether free or fee based.
  • Reasonable accommodations must be made for people with disabilities upon appropriate notification of need.
  • Note: No capital funds may be included in the budget. HCAC does not fund travel, budget deficits, capital expenditures, purchases of permanent equipment, or projects whose primary function is not artistic, such as fundraising events.

  • The deadline for submission is May 12 , 2021 at 11:59PM.
  • Late or incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • Applicants may be asked to clarify or revise application.
  • All required attachments and supplemental information must be included.
  • Please direct all questions regarding preparation of these forms to HCAC at 410-313-2787.

If your organization is not applying for a FY 2022 CAD Operating or Project grant, but would like to apply for the JRT Subsidy, please contact HCAC at 410-313-2787 for further instructions.