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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Maryland State Arts Council Grants Support Maryland Presenters and Artists

Maryland State Arts Council Grants Support Maryland Presenters and Artists

More than $75,000 in grants awarded to 30 organizations

June 28, 2016Press Release

The Baltimore Theatre Project, Carroll County Arts Council, Oxford Community Center and the Calvert Marine Museum are among the 30 nonprofit organizations across 18 counties selected to receive Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Maryland Touring Grants totaling $75,526 for FY2017.

 

"MSAC is thrilled to further support Presenters and Artists through this grant program," says Program Director for Theatre, Music and Dance at MSAC, Steve Drapalski. "Maryland is home to so many amazing performers, and we are happy to foster their engagement with Presenters in the state through the Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster."

 

One recipient is the Caroline County Public Library and its presentation of Ken and Brad Kolodner on February 17, 2017; the Todd Marcus Jazz Duo on February 27, 2017; and the Ocean Celtic Quartet on March 17, 2017.  These performances will be featured as part of the Library's "Friday Nights in Caroline" free concert series.The concert series began in 1987, as the "Carnival in Caroline," then evolved in the late 90s to Friday night concerts and a new moniker.
 

Another grant supports the presentation of Elikeh and Alif Laila on October 16, 2016 as part of the KID Museum's "World of Montgomery Festival" in Montgomery County. This is the KID Museum's first grant - one of eight first-time grants awarded this year. KID Museum offers unique, interactive experiences for elementary and middle school-aged children that integrate hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math learning with an exploration of world cultures and global citizenship.

 

Artists may apply to be on the Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster each year, and the application and guidelines for submission will be available later this summer. For more information about the Roster or applying for a Maryland Touring Grant, contact MSAC Program Director, Steve Drapalski, at steve.drapalski@maryland.gov.

 

MSAC FY 2017 Maryland Touring Grant

 

Applicant: Ann's Circle / Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

County: Calvert

Touring Roster Artist(s): Eric Byrd Trio, Russell Kirk and the Path

Grant: $3,500

 

Applicant: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society

County: Baltimore

Touring Roster Artist(s): Meng Su

Grant: $2,800

 

Applicant: Baltimore Rhythm Festival/Greater Homewood Community Corporation

County: Baltimore City

Touring Roster Artist(s): SOLE Defined and Sankofa Dance Theatre

Grant: $3,500

 

Applicant: Baltimore Theatre Project

County: Baltimore City

Touring Roster Artist(s): Todd Marcus Jazz Quintet, Quartet, and Trio

Grant: $3,500

 

Applicant: BlackRock Center for the Arts

County: Montgomery

Touring Roster Artist(s): Bumper Jacksons, Ken and Brad Kolodner

Grant: $3,500

 

Applicant: Calvert Marine Museum*

County: Calvert

Touring Roster Artist(s): Bumper Jacksons

Grant: $1,500

 

Applicant: Candlelight Concert Series*

County: Howard

Touring Roster Artist(s): Beijing Guitar Duo, Footworks Percussive Dance

Grant: $3,500

 

Applicant: Caroline County Public Library

County: Caroline

Touring Roster Artist(s): Ken and Brad Kolodner, Todd Marcus Jazz Duo, and Ocean Celtic Quartet

Grant: $3,273

 

Applicant: Caroline County Recreation and Parks

County: Caroline

Touring Roster Artist(s): Slim Harrison

Grant: $1,905

 

Applicant: Carroll County Arts Council

County: Carroll

Touring Roster Artist(s): Eric Byrd Trio, National Players

Grant: $2,750

 

Applicant: Catonsville Presbyterian Church Concert Series

County: Baltimore County

Touring Roster Artist(s): Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra

Grant: $2,000

 

Applicant: Chesapeake Arts Center

County: Anne Arundel

Touring Roster Artist(s): National Players

Grant: $2,000

 

Applicant: Community College of Baltimore County

County: Baltimore County

Touring Roster Artist(s): Ken and Brad Kolodner, Shodekeh

Grant: $2,842

 

Applicant: Contemporary Arts

County: Baltimore County

Touring Roster Artist(s): Whit Williams

Grant: $2,000

 

Applicant: Eubie Blake National Jazz

County: Baltimore City

Touring Roster Artist(s): Carl Grubbs

Grant: $2,000

 

Applicant: Frostburg State University Folklore and Folklife Festival

County: Allegany

Touring Roster Artist(s): Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble

Grant: $3,500

 

Applicant: Garrett Lakes Arts Festival

County: Garrett

Touring Roster Artist(s): Peabody Ragtime Ensemble

Grant: $3,500

 

Applicant: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

County: Montgomery

Touring Roster Artist(s): Arianna Ross/Story Tapestries, Laura Byrne and the Hedge Band

Grant: $1,154

 

Applicant: Gordon Center for the Performing Arts/JCC Owings Mills

County: Baltimore County

Touring Roster Artist(s): Carolyn Black-Sotir

Grant: $2,000

 

Applicant: Linden Hill Legacy Foundation*

County: Somerset

Touring Roster Artist(s): IONA

Grant: $1,000

 

Applicant: Living Arts Concert Series at Resurrection

County: Montgomery

Touring Roster Artist(s): Ken and Brad Kolodner, Laura Byrne and the Hedge Band

Grant: $2,970

 

Applicant: Maryland African American Museum*

County: Baltimore City

Touring Roster Artist(s): Sankofa Dance Theater

Grant: $3,400

 

Applicant: Oxford Community Center*

County: Talbot

Touring Roster Artist(s): Back Porch Blues, Eric Byrd Trio

Grant: $1,732

 

Applicant: Power Jam Music Alliance

County: St. Mary's

Touring Roster Artist(s): Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer

Grant: $1,000

 

Applicant: Silver Spring Jazz Fest*

County: Montgomery

Touring Roster Artist(s): Tamara Wellons Band

Grant: $2,500

 

Applicant: Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

County: Washington

Touring Roster Artist(s): Diane Macklin-Storyteller, Footworks Percussive Dance

Grant: $1,700

 

Applicant: Weinberg Center for the Arts*

County: Frederick

Touring Roster Artist(s): Jon Spelman

Grant: $2,500

 

Applicant: Worcester County Library Foundation

County: Worcester

Touring Roster Artist(s): Ballet Theatre of MD

Grant: $3,500

 

Applicant: World Art Focus / Joe's Movement Emporium

County: Prince George's

Touring Roster Artist(s): Tamara Wellons Band

Grant: $2,500

 

Applicant: World of Montgomery Festival/Kid Museum*

County: Montgomery

Touring Roster Artist(s): Elikeh, Alif Laila

Grant: $2,000

 

* First-Time Maryland Touring Grant applicant