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Feb 17 2021

Preparing for the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant

The Shuttered Venue Operator Grant from SBA, providing emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by the COVID pandemic, is still not yet accepting applications. However, we believe the demand will be high once the application portal is open and would like our partners to be as prepared as possible to secure funding if eligible. In a past post, we provided you with Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Information, including eligibility requirements and links to an FAQ sheet and informational webinar. Here is a list of recommendations provided directly by Americans for the...

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Feb 16 2021

Events This Week: February 16-21

Black History Month continues in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. From the Visionary Genius of Frederick Douglass to the Voices of the Enslaved, don't miss these special events, and more, from our partners this week. Click on the event title for more information. Webinar - The Bay Act: Current, Past, and Future Date: Tuesday, February 16 Time: 6:30 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Chesapeake Bay Foundation The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, enacted more than 30 years ago, was designed to curb nutrient and sediment pollution to the Chesapeake Bay through sound land-use practices...

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Feb 12 2021

Become a MHAA Grant Review Panelist

Do you ever wonder how the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) reviews and selects grants for funding? Here's your chance to get involved in the process! The program is seeking panelists to review grant applications. MHAA has a few open spots on the FY 2022 grant review panel and will also accept nominations for future grant review cycles on a rolling basis. Panelists will have a unique opportunity to learn about and support Maryland’s historic, natural and cultural heritage, get an inside look into our grant review process, and gain insight...

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Shop our Partners
Feb 10 2021

Shop Online for Valentine’s Day with Our Partners

Do you need a last-minute gift for Valentine's Day? Look no further than the online stores of our heritage partners. They offer a wide variety of gifts to make sure you find just the right thing for your special someone. Plus, you'll be supporting the important mission of a local nonprofit organization (their websites are quoted here). What's not to love? Annapolis Maritime Museum - Shop for home decor, apparel, books, and more. Your purchase helps support Annapolis Maritime Museum to educate youth and adults about the Annapolis area’s rich maritime...

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Feb 08 2021

Events This Week: February 8-14

Valentine's Day is Sunday! Celebrate early by enjoying events from our partners about everything from art to sweets, and even the history of chocolate. Black History Month also continues with a special discussion about the statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass at the Maryland State House. Click on the event title for more information. Webinar - Problem Solving Through the Creative Process Date: Tuesday, February 9 Time: 9:00 am Location: Online Host Organization: Maryland State Arts Council Join MSAC’s Executive Director, Ken Skrzesz and your fellow colleagues across the state on Tuesday...

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Grants 3
Feb 04 2021

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Information

Take note! The forthcoming Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant offered through the US Small Business Administration provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by the COVID pandemic. Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO Grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. Eligible entities include: Live venue operators or promoters Theatrical producers Live performing arts organization operators Relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria Motion picture theater operators Talent representatives, and Each business entity owned by an...

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Feb 03 2021

City of Annapolis Seeks Next Poet Laureate

Applications and Nominations for the Next Annapolis Poet Laureate Due February 26. Mayor Gavin Buckley has announced the search for the next Poet Laureate for the City of Annapolis. The Poet Laureate for the City is an honorary role with responsibility to promote the literary arts and literacy within the Annapolis community. The Art in Public Places Commission (AIPPC) is in charge of selecting the Poet Laureate. The Commission urges poets who live, work, or attend school in Annapolis, and are at least 18 years old, to apply for consideration for the...

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Maryland Day
Feb 02 2021

Maryland Day Weekend Fills Heritage Sites with Events in Anne Arundel County

Maryland Day Weekend Events: March 19-21, 2021 Family-friendly events designed for families to experience history and culture in Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County. Since 1903, Maryland has had an official day of celebrating its history on Maryland Day.  In the Four Rivers Heritage Area of Anne Arundel County, the organization and its partners will be honoring Maryland's history, heritage, and culture, using the theme "Better Together,"  with events at 20 area locations. Most of the events will be held the weekend of March 19 – 21, 2021.  "These family-friendly events will explore...

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Feb 01 2021

Events this Week: February 1-7

While it's snowing outside, you can stay indoors and enjoy these events from our partners. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Offering - Discovering and Connecting with New Constituents Date: Monday, February 1 Time: 2:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Maryland State Arts Council Join this interactive space to hear guidance and lessons learned about what is working well for connecting with communities not currently served through your artistic programming.This event is free to attend. Virtual Lecture – Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: The Oyster Wars Date: Tuesday, February 2 Time:...

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Jan 28 2021

Take the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Demographic Survey

If you are one of our partners who have applied for or have received an MHAA Grant, there's still time for you to take the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Demographic Survey, which closes on Monday, February 1. You already know that Maryland's Heritage Areas preserve and celebrate our state's history and cultural traditions while creating place-based experiences for visitors and residents alike. They are where the intertwined stories of the people, land and waters are told. The MHAA is asking for your help to know more. In an effort to assess the...

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