EASTON — The Talbot County Arts Council has approved Community Arts Development Grants to 31 local organizations for arts-related programs and projects during fiscal year 2020 (July 2019 through June 2020). The budget for these programs is $80,000, made possible with funding provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County, and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels. The recipients of this year’s grants are:

Major Arts Organizations Based in Talbot County: Academy Art Museum, Inc.; Avalon Foundation, Inc.; Chesapeake Music, Inc.; Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Inc.

{p class=”Level1” align=”left”}Other Arts Organizations Based in Talbot County: Allegro Academy, Inc.; Bay Country Chorus, Inc.; Carpe Diem Arts, Inc.; Chesapeake Film Festival, Inc.; Delmarva Review Literary Fund, Inc.; Easton Choral Arts Society, Inc.; Mid-Shore Community Band, Ind.; St. Michaels Art League, Inc.; Tidewater Singers, Inc.; Tred Avon Players, Inc.

Out-of-County Organizations Serving the Arts in Talbot County: Brown Box Theatre Project, Inc.; Maryland Humanities, Inc.

Art by Other Organizations in Talbot County: Brookletts Place, the Talbot County Senior Center, an activity of Upper Shore Aging, Inc.; Chesapeake Center, Inc.; Christ Church Easton Concert Series; Easton’s Costume Shop, an activity of the Eventful Giving Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Inc.; First Night Talbot, Inc., an activity of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Inc.; Frederick Douglass Honor Society, an activity of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Inc.; Oxford Community Center, Inc.; St. Michaels Community Center, Inc.; Tilghman United Methodist Church Concert Series; Waterfowl Festival, Inc.

Programs for Children Outside Regular School Schedules: Crashbox Theatre Company, Inc.; Talbot County Free Library; Student Art at Talbot Hospice Inc.; Talbot Mentors, Inc.; Tilghman Area Youth Association, Inc.

The Talbot County Arts Council’s next regular grant cycle will be for Arts-in-Education Grants to local elementary and secondary schools during 2019-2020. This will be announced in August with an application cutoff of September 30. Requests for Mini-Grants of up to $500 are accepted by the Arts Council at any time, with decisions and cash awards if appropriate the following month.

For more information on Arts Council grant opportunities visit website www.talbotarts.org or contact Gerry Early, executive director, at 410-310-9812 or e-mail gearly@talbotarts.org.

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