CityArts grants awarded in Baltimore


August 01, 1993|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

Forty-nine CityArts grants have been awarded to artists and cultural organizations in Baltimore. The CityArts program, funded the City of Baltimore, the Maryland State Arts Council and Citibank (Maryland) N.A., supports Baltimore's smaller cultural groups as well as community arts projects by individual artists.

Receiving awards of $2,000 were Baltimore Clayworks and the Contemporary.

Awards of $1,500 went to Maryland Lawyers for the Arts, Neighborhood Design Center, Opus B and Oyo Traditions.

Awards of $1,000: Fells Point Corner Theater, Impossible Industrial Action Theater, Maryland State Poetry & Literary Society, Splitting Image Theater, Tropos Press, Mount Royal String Orchestra and Katherine Kendall.

Grants of $500: the Acting Workshop, Black Cherry, Dolphin-Moon Press, Bella Gelfand, Bonnie Goldberg, Zora Neale Hurston Society, Mimeomai International, Movements Unlimited, Stages Theater Co., Harriette Wimms, Kibibi Ajankee, Baltimore Dance Theater, Baltimore Folk Music Society, Chamber Music Society, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Geraldine Ezigbo, Ruby Glover, Jazz Heritage Foundation, Lenora McQueen, Municipal Opera Company, Performing Arts for Children's Education, Pro Musica Rara, Nathaniel Rice, Magira Eve Ross, St. James Jazz Fest, Ann Watts, West Indian National Association, Thomas Williams, Women Composers' Orchestra, Lois Wright Memorial Concert Series, Art FBI, Michela Caudill, John Dean, Heritage Museum of Art, Sowebohemian Arts Festival and Ruth Wetzel.


Pat Moran Casting will consider resumes for extras to work in four new episodes of the television drama "Homicide." Shooting is tentatively scheduled for August. Those interested should submit a recent photo

and resume with age and phone number to Pat Moran, c/o "Homicide," City Pier, 1701 Thames St., Baltimore, Md. 21231. No phone calls or drop-bys.


The Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications for membership in two orchestras: an advanced orchestra for musicians over age 11 and an orchestra for string players over age 9.

Auditions are Aug. 27-Sept. 2. The advanced orchestra has openings for all symphonic instruments, particularly brass, woodwind, string bass and viola players. For details and applications, call (410) 647-7182 or (410) 987-1363.


City Hall Courtyard Galleries is accepting proposals for 1994 exhibitions. Interested artists or cultural organizations should contact the curator's office at (410) 396-4721 or (410) 396-5176 for proposal forms. The deadline is Sept. 3.

Composers age 18 and younger may submit new choral works to the 1993 Student Composer Project of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. The work selected will be performed by the full chorus and orchestra of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society at its annual holiday concerts on Dec. 18 and 19. One of the performances will also be broadcast on WBJC-FM (91.5).

The new work may be scored for chorus and brass ensemble, chorus and piano or unaccompanied chorus. It must be no more than five minutes long. It must be a newly composed work, either sacred or secular, with text in any language. Deadline for submission of full score manuscript is Oct. 1. For details, call BCAS at (410) 523-7070.


Halcyon Gallery is accepting submissions from visual artists, performers, writers, scholars and small presses for its 1994-'95 season. Each year, the gallery installs six exhibitions of work by established regional visual artists. It also sponsors a reading and performance series

that concentrates on established artists. It is considering a lecture series as well as a program of events to celebrate the release of new publications.

Visual artists should send slides; performance artists should send documentation of past pieces as well as a current proposal; writers should send samples of work and scholars should send an abstract and outline of their suggested lecture. All submissions should include a resume, self-addressed, stamped envelope and be postmarked by Aug. 10. For details, call (410) 675-6870.


Arts organizations and arts presenters in Howard County have received $87,428 in grants from the Maryland State Arts Council to support their operations during the next fiscal year. A list of grant recipients follows:

The Candlelight Concert Society, Columbia Festival, the Columbia Orchestra, Columbia Pro Cantare, Educational Foundation for Smith Theatre, Ellicott City Ballet Guild, Eva Anderson Dancers, Howard County Center for the Arts, the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society, Kinetics Dance Theatre, Maryland Museum of African Art, the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra and Mid Atlantic Movement Theatre Festival.

In addition, the state gave $35,389 in a community arts development grant to the Howard County Arts Council.

In Harford County, the following organizations received a total of $12,000 in state grants: The Harford Choral Society, Harford Community College Fine Arts Calendar, Havre de Grace Arts Commission, Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, Part Two Dance Company and the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra.

The Harford County Cultural & Advisory Committee received $35,002.

Two programs in Carroll County received a total of $1,500 in funding: Chamber Music on the Hill and Theatre on the Hill. The Carroll County Arts Council received $33,479.

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