February 2020 Newsletter
February 01, 2020
In January we celebrated the National Endowment for the Arts! More than a dozen Maryland arts organizations, creative writers, and translators were recently announced as grant recipients for fiscal year 20. The NEA contributes annual operating and program support to the Maryland State Arts Council for which we are very grateful.
The NEA Art Works grants support artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. Maryland awardees this year include Baltimore Center Stage, Community College of Baltimore County, Creative Alliance, Johns Hopkins University, National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc., Neighborhood Design Center, Wide Angle Youth Media, Young Audiences of Maryland, Imagination Stage, Round House Theatre, University of Maryland at College Park, Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts, Frederick Arts Council, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Olney Theatre Corporation, International Association of Blacks in Dance, National Council for the Traditional Arts, and Dance Exchange.
Supporting both the development of new works of American literature and the English translation of literary prose, poetry, and drama from writers around the world, Danielle Valore Evans of Baltimore was awarded a Creative Writing Fellowship and Nancy Naomi Carlson from Silver Spring was awarded a Literature Translation Fellowship.
Congratulations to all and thank you for centering your work in Maryland!
Ken Skrzesz, Executive Director, Maryland State Arts Council