The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra received almost half the money -- $232,000 of a total $517,000 -- the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) granted 17 Maryland artists and arts organizations in its latest round of grants.
The BSO received $227,000 to support its celebrity, favorites and casual series and another $5,000 to support the work of its chorus.
Among Baltimore arts organizations that received grants were:
Maryland Arts Place ($10,000), School 33 Art Center ($12,5000), Walters Art Gallery ($20,000), Maryland Historical Society ($6,000) and Baltimore Museum of Art ($90,000), all of whom will use the grants for ongoing conservation projects.
In the state, grants went to Maryland Symphony in Hagerstown ($5,500), Pyramid Atlantic, Inc., in Riverdale ($15,000), and Downtown Dance Company in Towson ($4,700).