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Fiscal ’18 HCAC Grants Announced

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Forty-six arts and cultural organizations will receive $583,593 in matching grants from the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) for fiscal 2018. 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 fiscal 2018.
• 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 HCAC and local Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) to place professional artists in residence at Howard County schools to help students foster creative expression. Approximately $31,300 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
• Harper’s Choice MS PTA, $1,000, Theater 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, Mosaic residency with Carien Quiroga
• Wilde Lake MS PTA, $1,833, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company residency

Baltimore City Arts and Cultural Grants provide funding to key Baltimore City organizations that provide significant services to Howard County residents.  Approximately $162,300 was awarded to the following organizations for fiscal 2018.
• 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, $24,141
• Maryland Historical Society, $3,833
• Maryland Science Center , $14,412
• Maryland Zoological Society, $17,766
• National Aquarium, $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. Approximately $43,800 was awarded to the following organizations for fiscal 2018.
• American Visionary Art Museum, $2,464
• Baltimore Museum of Industry, $3,342
• Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, $8,959
• Chesapeake Shakespeare Co., $17,747
• Maryland Science Center, $3,570
• Maryland Zoological Society, $5,474
• Port Discovery Children’s Museum, $2,312

The Jim Rouse Theatre Subsidy Program assists community arts groups by partially underwriting theater rental fees at The Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts. Approximately $18,900 was awarded to the following organizations for fiscal 2018.
• Columbia Festival of the Arts, $4,192
• Columbia Orchestra, $7,148
• Columbia Pro Cantare, $2,670
• Kinetics Dance Theatre, $2,340
• Misako Ballet Co., $2,584
HCAC 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 HCAC Board of Directors.
The HCAC’s grant program is supported through grants from the Howard County government and the Maryland State Arts Council, as well as through the HCAC’s foundation, corporate and individual giving initiatives.