Fiscal Year 2018 Howard County Arts Council Grant Awards Announced

Fiscal Year 2018 Howard County Arts Council Grant Awards Announced

Forty-six arts and cultural organizations will receive $583,593 in matching grants from the Howard County Arts Council for Fiscal Year 2018. The awards were announced at the Arts Council's annual meeting and reception at the Howard County Center for the Arts on September 15, 2017.

These matching grants will be used by 22 Howard County organizations, 15 Howard County public schools, and 12 key Baltimore City organizations to support general operations and projects taking place in Howard County, artist residencies, and special projects in the arts.

Community Arts Development Grants fund day-to-day activities for Howard County arts organizations as well as special projects in the arts. $327,116 was awarded to the following organizations for FY2018:

Candlelight Concert Society

Operating

$39,390

Columbia Bands

Project

$5,000

Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts

Operating

$64,520

Columbia Festival of the Arts

Operating

$64,663

Columbia Orchestra

Operating

$39,019

Columbia Pro Cantare

Operating

$24,481

First Evangelical Lutheran Church

Project

$5,000

Glen Mar United Methodist Church

Project

$2,540

HopeWorks of Howard County

Project

$5,000

Howard County Chinese School

Project

$2,390

Howard County Concert Orchestra

Project

$5,000

Howard County Poetry and Literature Society

Operating

$14,100

Kinetics Dance Theatre

Operating

$18,000

Little Patuxent Review

Project

$4,500

ManneqArt

Project

$2,100

Misako Ballet Company

Project

$5,000

Red Branch Theatre Company

Project

$5,000

Rep Stage

Project

$5,000

ShowTime Singers

Project

$4,188

Silhouette Stages

Project

$5,000

Sundays At Three

Project

$2,500

Vantage House

Project

$4,725

Artists-in-Education Project Grants are a partnership between the Arts Council and local Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) to place professional artists in residence at Howard County schools to help students foster creative expression. $31,325 in funding was awarded to the following schools:

Bonnie Branch MS PTA

$1,325

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company residency

Burleigh Manor MS PTA

$1,833

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company residency

Clarksville MS PTA

$3,056

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company residency

Dayton Oaks ES PTA

$2,166

Circus arts residency with Michael Rosman

Dunloggin MS PTA

$3,000

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company residency

Glenwood MS PTSA

$3,000

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company residency

Hammond ES PTA

$1,489

Mosaic residency with Ali Mirsky

Harpers Choice MS PTA

$1,000

Theatre residency with InterAct Story Theatre

Ilchester ES PTA

$ 700

Poetry residency with Laura Shovan

Lime Kiln MS PTA

$1,600

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory residency

Mount View MS PTSA

$2,137

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company residency

Patuxent Valley MS PTA

$4,333

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company residency

Talbott Springs ES PTA

$2,500

Photography residency with Christina Delgado

Thunder Hill ES PTA

$1,353

Mosiac residency with Carien Quiroga

Wilde Lake MS PTA

$1,833

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Baltimore City Arts and Cultural Grants provide funding to key Baltimore City organizations that provide significant services to Howard County residents. $162,350 was awarded to the following organizations for FY2018:

American Visionary Art Museum

$4,500

Baltimore Museum of Art

$18,919

Baltimore Museum of Industry

$9,650

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

$27,450

Center Stage Associates, Inc.

$24,141

Maryland Historical Society

$3,833

Maryland Science Center

$14,412

Maryland Zoological Society, Inc.

$17,766

National Aquarium, Inc.

$15,000

Port Discovery Children's Museum

$11,723

Walters Art Museum

$14,956

Outreach Howard Grants provide funding to key Baltimore City organizations to bring projects and programs directly to Howard County residents. $43,868 was awarded to the following organizations for FY2018:

American Visionary Art Museum

$2,464

Baltimore Museum of Industry

$3,342

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

$8,959

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

$17,747

Maryland Science Center

$3,570

Maryland Zoological Society, Inc.

$5,474

Port Discovery Children's Museum

$2,312

The Jim Rouse Theatre Subsidy Program assists community arts groups by partially underwriting theatre rental fees at The Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts. $18,934 was awarded to the following organizations for FY2018:

Columbia Festival of the Arts

$4,192

Columbia Orchestra

$7,148

Columbia Pro Cantare

$2,670

Kinetics Dance Theatre

$2,340

Misako Ballet Company

$2,584

Howard County Arts Council grants are awarded on the basis of artistic merit, ability of the applicant to carry out the project, and level of service to the community. Grants are made through a competitive process in which applications are reviewed by an advisory panel made up of academics and artists representing a variety of disciplines. Grant award recommendations are then reviewed and approved by the Howard County Arts Council Board of Directors.

The Arts Council's grant program is supported through grants from the Howard County government and the Maryland State Arts Council as well as through the Howard County Arts Council's own foundation, corporate, and individual giving initiatives.


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