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Arts Council Mini-Grant Deadline April 15th

Executive Director of the Performing Arts Center for African Cultures, Kwame Ansah-Brew, conducting a Workshop for young students. Thank you!

Executive Director of the Performing Arts Center for African Cultures, Kwame Ansah-Brew, conducting a Workshop for young students.

An Arts Grant can help your organization reach new audiences in Anne Arundel County.  The deadline is April 15th.  A mini grant is one type of grant funded by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.

A $2,500 Mini Grant awarded for fiscal year 2016 to the Performing Arts Center for African Culture (PACAC) in Laurel has helped to fund drumming, dance, game and storytelling workshops.

The Mini Grant program was designed to provide matching funds to community based organizations that can enable them to produce targeted arts activities and reach underserved audiences.

PACAC grants provide funds for programs that focus on authentic African music, rhythms, dances of antiquity and storytelling.   Giving students the opportunity to experience the interpretation of rhythmic patterns and movements is just one of the benefits of a PACAC Community Drum Circle Event.

FY2017 General Operating, Founding and Mini Grants  are submitted between March 15,–April 15, 2016.   The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County (ACAAC) is a on-profit umbrella organization supporting the arts and historic restoration in Anne Arundel County. ACAAC provides grants and support to over forty nonprofit organizations, providing a resource for the cultural arts community through advocacy, funding, programming, and promotions. Visit the grant information on our website to learn more.

 

Arts Fundraiser 2016 “Evening in Venice”

This year’s Arts Council  2016 Gala “An Evening in Venice”, a fundraiser for the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, takes place on Saturday March 19th .

Purchase a $100 raffle ticket to win a trip for two to Rome (including airfare) and support the arts in Anne Arundel County. The winning couple will stay at the luxurious Marriott Park Hotel and Spa for five nights and tour the Sistine Chapel as part of their memorable Italy Adventure. The raffle drawing is just one facet of an evening that includes dinner, dancing, live entertainment, plus the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items. Old World beauty, romance, Italy and Venice are all integral to the theme of the Arts Council‘s 19th annual Gala, An Evening in Venice

This year’s Gala committee is chaired by Sydney Lamb, the Gala committee which includes Jeremy Allen, Megan Barroll, Jessica Daigle, Kris Kohlmann, Rachelle Millison, Scotti Preston, and Jeannine Triebwasser. Face painting, fine music,  and  a few surprises will make this an evening to remember.

You do not have to be present at the  raffle drawing at the Loews Annapolis Hotel on March 19th to win the trip to Rome. why miss the fun and excitement? Tickets to the Gala are $150 per person (table for 10 $1500) The event begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 and dinner is served at 8:00 p.m.

.  Executive Director April Nyman, poses (left to right) with a photograph by Wil Scott entitled "Sunset Gold",  a painting by Roxanne Weidele entitled "Gunpowder Falls", a  Henri Bendel handbag., a 14K and diamond pendant  donated by Smyth Jewelers, and two of a set of six wine glasses hand painted by Martha Wenselan

. Executive Director April Nyman, poses (left to right) with a photograph by Wil Scott entitled “Sunset Gold”, a painting by Roxanne Weidele entitled “Gunpowder Falls”, a Henri Bendel handbag., a 14K and diamond pendant donated by Smyth Jewelers, and two of a set of six wine glasses hand painted by Martha Wenselan

To purchase tickets: http://www.acaac.org/programs/gala/ or call 410-222-7949 .

 

 

 

Art Exhibit Opportunity

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“ Moments in Time ” is the theme and title of the upcoming summer/fall exhibit sponsored by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. The deadline for artists to submit up to three works via the digital portal on the Arts Council website acaac.org for consideration is November 23rd.
The juried group show is open to all Anne Arundel County residents over the age of eighteen. In order to submit work for consideration there is a $ 20 entry/administrative fee. Submissions must be received by November 23rdArtists are asked to submit work in a two dimensional medium that relates in same way to the exhibit’s theme, “Moments in Time.” Please check the Arts Council Website or call the office for further specific entry information.
Opening Decembere11, 2015 at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the show will be on display between concourses C & D through April 15, 2016. The Arts Council exhibits are juried by a committee of three that include: Committee Chair Roberta Pardo, who studied industrial design in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and fine arts at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Wil Scott, a photographer and former Director of Adult Programs at the National Gallery of Art, Megan Barroll a corporate art consultant and arts appraiser with the Mid-Atlantic Arts Advisory group,, Amy Snyder and Martha Blaxall .
Accepted work will be available for view online and available for sale if desired by the exhibitor. The Arts Council commission fee is ten percent. Visit the Arts Council website at wwwacaac.org to learn more or call 410-222-7949.
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County provides grants and support to over forty nonprofit organizations. Providing a resource for the cultural arts community through advocacy, funding, programming, and promotions; the Arts Council supports a variety of groups that include Chesapeake Arts Center, West County CreativeArts , Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and the Londontown Foundation . The Arts Council also administers the Arts in Education Program serving both public and private Anne Arundel County Schools, which provides grant funding to bring performances and artists into auditoriums and classrooms.
For more information about the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and to find out how you can become a member call 410-222-7949 or visit www.acaac.org.

Olin Yoder Art Exhibit at Arundel Center

) Arts Council Exhibit Chair Roberta Pardo, artist Olin Yoder, ACAAC Executive Director April Nyman, ACAAC Board President Marnie Kagan, County Executive Steve Schuh.

) Arts Council Exhibit Chair Roberta Pardo, artist Olin Yoder, ACAAC Executive Director April Nyman, ACAAC Board President Marnie Kagan, County Executive Steve Schuh.

 

Vibrant colors and lively subjects characterize Olin Yoder’s work. “I never paint the same painting twice,” says Olin who loves repetition of form and the shapes of shadows. An extensive traveler, who has been inspired by people, commerce, and nature, he has always believed that art teachers should also be artists.

Currently on display at the Arundel Center is a one-man exhibition featuring the oil paintings of Anne Arundel County artist Olin Yoder.  At a recent reception for the artist, County Executive Steve Schuh honored Yoder with a citation for his contributions to art and culture. The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County (ACAAC) sponsored the exhibition.

Born in Garrett County, Yoder received a Bachelors degree from Shepherd College in West Virginia and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Arts in Baltimore.

Recipient of the 2001 Annie Award from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County for his contributions in the field of Arts Education, Yoder taught in county middle schools and high schools for over 40 years followed by a post as an adjunct faculty member at Catonsville Community College. Yoder was named A.A. County teacher of the year in 1990. Yoder ‘s work has been included in a number of recent exhibits at BWI Airport sponsored by ACAAC. The Arundel Center is located at 44 Calvert Street in Annapolis.

RUBYS =Grants for Artists

In 2014 Carla Brown from Catonsville received a Ruby Grant to help fund the making of a  documentary film about her grandparents, Everyone But Two: The Life, Love and Travel of Benjamin and Frances Graham, which traces the cross-country travel experiences of an African American couple in the 1960s and 1970s.

In 2014 Carla Brown from Catonsville received a Ruby Grant to help fund the making of a documentary film about her grandparents, Everyone But Two: The Life, Love and Travel of Benjamin and Frances Graham, which traces the cross-country travel experiences of an African American couple in the 1960s and 1970s.

Artists and writers are you eligible for a Ruby Grant? The 2015 Rubys Grants in Literary and Visual Arts will begin accepting proposals on June 1, 2015 for funding of up to $10,000. Deadline to submit a proposal is July 31, 2015. The Rubys support the region’s gems – the local creative community of performing, visual, media and literary artists.

Who is eligible? Any artist working in literary or visual arts, over 21 years of age, and who lives in Baltimore City or the five surrounding counties (Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford and Howard). Open to both emerging and established artists at any point in their career.

How much are the grants? Artists may ask for up to $10,000. There is no minimum. Matching funds are not required.

How do I apply? Applications are accepted online only. Check the Rubys website for the application link and to download the grant guidelines.

Where do I get more information? Attend the free grant information session which will discuss all details of the grant application and grant writing tips.

June 22, 2015 at 6-7pm
Anne Arundel Community College
Design Studio 313 / Cade Building
101 College Pkwy, Arnold, MD 21012
RSVP for the session here.
This session is sponsored by the Maryland Federation of Art in partnership with Anne Arundel Community College

The Rubys Artist Project Grant program was established by GBCA in 2013 with the vision and initial funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, the Rubys provide meaningful support directly to artists.

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) nurtures and promotes a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts and cultural community essential to the region’s quality of life. GBCA aims to promote the region’s creative sector and significantly increase artists’ and organizations’ capacity to do great work.

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“Daaahlin’s, Let’s got to the Orchestra!”

Don’t get caught in crazy traffic patterns, construction and congestion trying to get to Baltimore or D.C., Annapolis has it’s own Professional Symphony Orchestra in the Arts & Entertainment District at Maryland Hall.   While Spring is touch and go, don’t let it keep you in the house.  Welcome in the new season with melody – Regional Reflections +  Nakamatsu Plays Rachmaninov + discount code ACAAC25 give you no excuse for staying indoors.

Regional ReflectionsSoovin Kim hi res

April 4th and 5th at 8pm,

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Violinist Soovin Kim

José-Luis Novo, conductor

Featuring Dvořák’s Symphony No. 6 and Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2

 

 

Nakamatsu Plays Rachmaninov

 May 2nd and 3rd at 8pm,

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Pianist Jon Nakamatsu

José-Luis Novo, conductor

Featuring Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Guridi’s Ten Basque Melodies,

and Ravel’s La Valse

Reserve tickets today!  www.annapolissymphony.org or call 410-263-0907

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Our New Website

It’s finally here! Our new website! We’ve been transitioning and updating our look.  What do you think?  We are still making updates to the site, but we are excited to have been working with the Cyphers Agency to design a new logo, website and a new look.    Look through the pages and give us your thoughts!  We are working to make information more accessible and to give you up to date information on what’s going on at the ACAAC!