Arts groups to split $33,479 state grant

June 13, 1993|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer

.TC About a dozen local organizations will share in Carroll County Arts Council's $33,479 bounty from the state for fiscal year 1994.

The grant, about $11,000 more than the council received last year, was approved by the Maryland State Arts Council on June 4. Fiscal 1994 begins July 1.

Money was also given to Chamber Music on the Hill, which received $1,000, and Theatre on the Hill, which received $500.

"Considering the growth and development [of] Carroll County aa community, this comes at a very important time," said Arts Council Executive Director Hilary Pierce of the grant.

"It is less than it was three years ago, but it is good to see that the funding is starting to be re-established."

The council received a $33,848 grant in 1990, which dropped to $30,463 after budget cuts.

Money given to Chamber Music on the Hill will be "a healthy down payment in our [$9,000] budget," said Director David Kreider.

"This is given with the idea that we will do our part to raise funds," he said of the group's first state grant. "But this is a real shot in the arm."

The 3-year-old organization is in residence at Western Maryland College but is not officially sponsored by the school, he said.

Ms. Pierce said the county Arts Council will divide $5,000 of the money among 10 county organizations: Chamber Music on the Hill, Carroll Players, Therapeutic Rec Art '94, Therapeutic Intergenerational Chorus, Choral Arts Society, Piney Run Arts and Crafts, Carroll County Music Teachers Association, Carroll County Children's Chorus, Carroll County Crafts Guild and Concerts in the Park.

The school system's Artists in Education program will receive $2,000 and the rest will be used for council administration and projects.

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