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Arts Advisor 11.11.2020

for arts organizations, independent artists, & audiences
In this issue, you will find:  OPPORTUNITIES OF ALL KINDS  .. Grants .. Volunteer .. Promotional .. Professional Development .. Networking .. Fun .. for Artists, for Nonprofits, for Everyone!

Harford County Cultural Arts Board
Seeking New Members

Harford County Cultural Arts Board is seeking applicants to serve on the fifteen-member advisory board for the official arts agency of Harford County, Maryland.

In fiscal year 2020, the Harford County Cultural Arts Advisory Board facilitated investment of over $145,000 into Harford County through grants to artists and nonprofit organizations while reprioritizing programs to respond to extremely difficult times.  This year, the board has made a commitment to formally link its grantmaking to IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) principles and has embarked on a multi-year community-wide project to celebrate diversity through themes of equality, dignity, truth, and beauty.  

Board chair Chuck Bowden explains, “A passionate and engaged advisory board is critical to advance our efforts to cultivate the arts throughout our entire community.”  

Prospective applicants, please go to to learn more, or contact Jessica Cleaver, Coordinator by email

Have you ever wondered how to use your artistic practice to improve your community? Do you have ideas for addressing important issues but don’t know how to get started? In a time when communities are facing new and challenging problems, the need for creative solutions is higher than ever.

The power and importance of integrating artists and arts organizations into discussions about public policy, civic systems, and community development initiatives continues to rise. How and why artists and arts organizations engage with these initiatives is a growing conversation, with the goal of empowering creatives to use their work for creative problem-solving, often finding ways to address issues which are impactful, unique and different from standard methods.

The Allegany Arts Council and Americans for the Arts are excited to present a new initiative, “Artists at the Community Development Table,” a virtual classroom series and workshop designed to help artists and arts administrators gain a better understanding of how they can use their artistry to develop arts-based solutions to community needs.  Find out more

Artists at the Community Development Table

Graciously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 
Artists at the Community Development Table
is an initiative of Americans for the Arts and hosted by Allegany County Arts Council


This Saturday November 14 11:00AM-1:00PM

“Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming.”  —Alice Walker, Author/Poet/Activist

Harford County COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grants for Independent Artists

Now accepting applications!

Harford County artists whose artistic livelihoods have been negatively affected by COVID-19 may apply. 
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently announced a $250 million ‘Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative,’ providing from the Rainy Day Fund to directly assist restaurants, small businesses, local entertainment venues, arts organizations, and Main Streets throughout our state.

The initiative doubles the state’s total commitment to COVID-19 emergency economic relief for Marylanders to $500 million.

Funds directed to the arts industry are distributed by Maryland State Arts Council.  Independent artists and arts organization may apply for an Emergency Grant - Applications are open and the deadline is 5 p.m. on November 13, 2020.  Click below for more details.
Maryland State Arts Council is hosting a new series online group gatherings for non-profit organizations only and are based on discipline and/or size, with the goal of providing a space for similar organizations to gather, collaborate, and share ideas.

For example - conversations focused on nonprofit DANCE, RADIO, LARGE ORCHESTRAS, FILM & MEDIA and more!  Email Emily and Laura to find out more about all of the CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS planned.
Here is your chance to get the ear of MSAC Executive Director Ken Skrzesz --  and your fellow colleagues across the state -- on Tuesday mornings.  Stop by with your favorite coffee drink (or tea, if you’re like Ken!) for a topic-specific dialogue about the arts in Maryland.  Find out more.
Give the gift of art this holiday season

Shop with your favorite local artists on
Artists Sunday
the Sunday after Thanksgiving -- Nov 29
ARTISTS: Expand your potential audience, Add virtual (or real world event) to national listing here

         SHOPPERS: Start shopping by browsing here

Our Cultural Arts Calendar is Back!   
Virtual and safe & socially-distant events, calls, meetings, and exhibits in Harford County, or featuring Harford County artists.

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