State arts organizations receive grants


June 19, 1994|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

The Maryland State Arts Council has awarded $5.26 million in matching grants to Maryland arts organizations for fiscal year 1995.

More than 200 small and mid-sized arts organizations in the state received grants totaling $1.99 million, while county arts councils were awarded $1.26 million in funding. Seven of the state's largest arts organizations -- the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Walters Art Gallery, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Center Stage, the Baltimore Opera Company, Olney Theatre and the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art -- received a total of about $3.3 million.

Grants are awarded on the basis of artistic merit, administrative ability, financial stability, service to the community and involvement of Maryland artists and audiences.

The following groups in the city and metropolitan area received awards:

Baltimore City: AJP Artists Workshop: $5,000; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Foundation of Maryland: $47,334 and $16,628; Arena Players: $15,000; Arena Players, Studio 801: $5,000; Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation: $2,000; Baltimore American Indian Center: $14,266 and $3,500; the Baltimore Children's Museum at the Cloisters, pending compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act: $40,000; Baltimore Choral Arts Society: $21,307; Baltimore City Life Museums: $8,725; Baltimore Clayworks: $19,806 and $10,078; Baltimore Film Forum: $9,502; Baltimore Folk Music Society: $6,161; Baltimore Men's Chorus: $500; Baltimore Metropolitan Council: $2,500; Baltimore Theatre Project: $20,160; Baltimore's Festival of the Arts: $42,128 and $2,000; the Bristol Players: $3,000; Chamber Music Society of Baltimore: $3,000; Changing Directions: $3,500; Children's Theater Association: $7,000; Concert Artists of Baltimore: $9,500; Cultural Arts Institute: $2,000; Cultural Arts Program: $22,000; Dolphin-Moon Press: $2,500; First English and Evangelical Lutheran Church: $1,000; Greater Baltimore Cultural Arts Foundation: $2,500; the Handel Choir of Baltimore: $10,000 and $1,000; the Heritage Museum of Art: $680; Impossible Industrial Action: $1,411 and $1,000; Jewish Historical Society of Maryland: $18,589; Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Child Life Development: $2,582; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Office of Cultural Affairs: $2,000; Johns Hopkins University, Shriver Hall Concert Series: $8,232; Johns Hopkins University, Hopkins Symphony Orchestra: $3,800; the Lite Circle: Maryland Art Place: $32,747 and $2,000; Maryland Historical Society: $19,614; Maryland Institute, College of Art: $3,360; Maryland Printmakers: $1,000; Maryland State Boychoir: $750; Museum for Contemporary Arts: $12,986 and $3,500; Music in the Great Hall: $1,000; Parks and People Foundation: $20,000; the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University: $6,930; Pro Musica Rara: $1,800; Pumpkin Theater of Baltimore: $6,000 and $1,000; Sankofa Center for Cultural Enrichment: $7,500; School 33 Art Center: $13,417; Second Presbyterian Concert Series: $1,000; Splitting Image Theater Company: $839; the Vagabond Players: $2,000; WBJC-FM: $12,713; West Indian National Association: $10,961; WJHU-FM: $12,027; Women Composers Orchestra: $700, and Young Audiences of Maryland: Anne Arundel County: Annapolis Chorale: $4,000; Annapolis Opera: $3,250; Annapolis Symphony Orchestra: $33,950 and $3,700; Ballet Theatre of Annapolis: $19,376; Bay Winds Band: $333; Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra: $2,160; First Night Annapolis: $7,500; Friends of Quiet Waters Park: $1,000; Highland Beach Historical Commission: $3,024; Kunta Kinte Celebration: $7,500; Maryland Association for Family and Community Education: $2,856; Maryland Federation of Art: $1,000; Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts: $55,000; Performing Arts Association of Linthicum: $1,000; St. Charles Chorale: $700; St. John's College, Mitchell Gallery: $6,000.

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