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Community Arts Development grant recipients named

December 18, 2009

The Washington County Arts Council Board of Directors has announced the 2010 Community Arts Development grant recipients.

The awards were made possible through the Maryland State Arts Council.

Following is a list of recipients, the programs affected and the amount received.

o Potomac Classical Youth Ballet, spring performance, $1,000.

o Ballet & All that Jazz, Saturday programming, $500.

o Hagerstown Community Concert Association, student outreach program, $350.

o Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, public school art exhibition (April 24 to May 30), $500.

o Hagerstown Choral Arts Inc., various shows, $500.

o City of Hagerstown, Western Maryland Blues Fest, $2,000.

o Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Kinder Konzerts series, $1,000.

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o Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation, Augustoberfest, $500.

The Community Arts Development program of the Maryland State Arts Council provides funds and technical assistance to the local arts councils of the 23 counties of Maryland and Baltimore City.

The purposes of the program are to better serve artists, arts organizations and audiences throughout the state, and to encourage local decision-making, arts activity and funding for the arts at the local level, according to a release.

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