Ehrlich approves $207,177 in arts grants for county

July 12, 2005|by TAMELA BAKER

ANNAPOLIS - Gov. Robert Ehrlich has approved 10 matching grants totaling $207,177 for the arts in Washington County, including a $75,415 Community Arts Development grant to the Washington County Arts Council, according to a release from the governor's office.

The other grants include:

  • $750 to Antietam Review, for literature

  • $1,000 to the Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation, for folk and traditional arts

  • $10,184 to the city of Hagerstown, for folk and traditional arts

  • $612 to Hagerstown Choral Arts Inc., for music

  • $1,333 to the Hagerstown Community Concert Association, for music

  • $62,642 to the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, for music

  • $15,714 to the Maryland Theatre Association, for multidisciplinary arts

  • $3,527 to the National Tap Ensemble, for dance

  • $36,000 to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, for visual arts/media

Ehrlich approved the grants on the recommendation of the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development. The recommendations are made on the basis of artistic merit, organizational effectiveness and service to the community.

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