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Arts Advisor 3.19.2021

for arts organizations, independent artists, & audiences
On Thursday, February 11th, Harford County Cultural Arts Board joined hundreds of arts advocates around the state (virtually!) to celebrate Maryland Arts Day, an annual event dedicated to communicating the economic (over $1 Billion!) and cultural value of Maryland's arts sector. The event is hosted by Maryland Citizens for the Arts.

Speakers and guests from Harford County included representatives from our leading arts and cultural organizations, as well as staff from Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti's, and Rick Impallaria's offices.  

A huge THANK YOU to all community arts advocates who took time to attend.
This image shows brightly painted electrical boxes in the forefront of an urban scene, featuring a woman with flowers in her hair and a paintbrush and palette and also a woman with long hair holding a microphone
In case you missed it - These vibrant murals in paying tribute to Latina artists were painted by Rocio Cintrón, a toy designer currently working for Disney in LA, but grew up right here is Harford County, in Joppa!  Read more at
Click here to read the guide,  National Endowment for the Arts research staff surveyed national service organizations in the arts and interviewed arts organizations and consultants about reopening practices of organizations that have resumed in-person programming in 2020, during the pandemic.


Register for Webinar: Mar 23, 2021 03:00 PM  A Virtual Conversation on Reengaging Arts Audiences in Physical Spaces presented by the National Endowment for the Arts with special guest Dr. Anthony S. Fauci  
Grants for Artists

Time is running out -

Harford County artists whose artistic livelihoods have been negatively affected by COVID-19 may apply. Priority will be given to new applicants, but artists may apply more than once.
Arts and Sciences Project Grants funded by
Baltimore County Government 


Community-based, not-for-profit organizations such as arts organizations, museums, drama groups, or music groups in Maryland are eligible to apply for funding for arts activities that serve County residents. Project Grants provide funding support for specific projects, such as performances, exhibits, lectures, classes and workshops. General operating support is not available through Project Grants. Read more at
Connection and sharing between artists in respective disciplines.  Free

Independent Artists - Visual - 3D: Tuesday, March 23rd, 12 p.m.
Independent Artists - Media/Film: Wednesday, March 25th, 12 p.m.
Independent Artists - Public Art: Thursday, March 18th, 12 p.m.
Independent Artists - Folk & Traditions: Thursday, April 1st, 12 p.m.
Call for entries!  Shine: Catching the Light at Annmarie Sculpture Garden.  All media welcome; small to large-scale works; indoor and outdoor works; cash awards will be presented.  Deadline to apply: April 18, 2021
TWO OPEN PUBLIC ART CALLS for BALTIMORE’S HISTORIC LEXINGTON MARKET for two (2) permanent, site-specific, integrated artworks for the new Lexington Market plaza.  Deadline to apply: March 23, 2021.  Read more.
image from Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun
The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center Scholarship 
Sponsored by the Fender Family Fund
High school seniors from minority and under-served communities (students who self-identify as African American, Native American, or Latinx) are encouraged to apply.  Eligibility and details available at  DEADLINE: April 2, 2021
Maryland Humanities has announced the selection for One Maryland One Book 2021: The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay. In this collection of genre-defying lyric essays, poet Gay records the delights he experienced each day over the course of one year. This book was selected based on the 2021 theme of “Hope.”  Learn more.
Bay Country Gentlemen Continue to Share
Barbershop music in spite of COVID

All singers in the area are invited to join and they will be provided with a microphone, guest book of music, and will learn Barbershop tags that any singer can learn quickly.  Tune in on Saturday mornings on 87.9 FM to listen to rehearsal on Saturday mornings!  Watch how it is done!
Did you know that there is a federal program in effect for mixed-income earners that provides eligible individuals (artists) $100 in weekly unemployment relief?  More information can be found here: mixed-income earners.

from Associations Now

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Share Your Story
The Historical Society of Harford County is publishing an anthology of local stories to honor the county's 250th anniversary. Be part of this collection of stories by and about past and present County residents. Write a compelling story about your experience of the people, places and events that make up life in 20th and 21st Century Harford County.  Learn more.

Our Cultural Arts Calendar is Back!  Virtual and safe & socially-distant events, calls, meetings, and exhibits in Harford County, or featuring Harford County artists.  Programs are highlighted online, on social media, Kaleidoscope, and Arts Advisor newsletter.

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