Art of Activism RFP
Nov 05 2020

Request for Proposals – Art of Activism Exhibition and Outdoor Banner Display

Calling all Maryland-based Black Artists! Together in partnership, Maryland Hall, Banneker Douglass Museum and Maryland Commission of African American History and Culture are seeking six Black artists in Maryland for an exciting new exhibition, Art of Activism. Art of Activism explores both the historical protest art of the 1960s and the ways in which current Maryland-based Black artists are using their work as a statement of activism. Artists, whose work encapsulates activism and social justice through education will take a Black Lives Matter banner to use as a canvas for justice. The artists,...

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Nov 04 2020

Nine Mini-Grants Awarded to Organizations in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces nine new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our FY21 mini-grant opportunity.      The grants awarded this fall totaled $27,420 for overall projects of $85,558. This matching mini-grants program, made possible through financial support from the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, leverages other funding to assist local heritage related non-profit organizations to create new programs, activities, and events that build upon heritage-based interpretive themes, foster collaborative...

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This Week1
Nov 03 2020

Events This Week: November 2-8

It's Election Day! But that doesn't mean you can't plan ahead for the rest of the week. See what our partners have on offer for you, whether you're looking for a taste of colonial cocktails or want to temporarily escape through a virtual lecture or historic walking tour. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Program: The Golden Age of Annapolis Date: Thursday, November 5 Time: 12:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Maryland Center for History and Culture Please join the Maryland Center for History and Culture for this alternative offering...

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Emergency Grants
Nov 02 2020

Additional MSAC Emergency Grant Funding Available

As part of Governor Larry Hogan's Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative, an additional $3 million will be distributed by through the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Emergency Grant Program. Created in March in response to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, Emergency Grants provide funding to arts organizations and artists for losses sustained because of programming, operations, and events that have been modified or cancelled. This third round of funding is available to County Arts Agencies, Arts & Entertainment District Management Entities, Arts Organizations, and Independent Artists. All applicants will be required to...

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Commemorate Maryland Emancipation Day, November 1

November 1 is Maryland Emancipation Day. According to the 2013 Proclamation signed by Governor Martin O'Malley, this day commemorates the date of November 1, 1864, when Maryland adopted a new constitution that abolished slavery. Celebrate Maryland Emancipation Day in the Four Rivers Heritage Area with a wreath laying at the graveside of Smith Price, a freed slave who became prominent in the history of Annapolis, donating the land for the city’s first African-American church where Asbury United Methodist Church stands today. The event will take place on Sunday, November 1 beginning at 12:00...

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Halloween Happenings
Oct 29 2020

Four Rivers Featured Events – Annapolis Halloween Happenings!

Although we already shared this week's partner events with you, because we've got an extra special spooky holiday coming up we wanted to especially highlight a couple of outstanding Halloween celebrations taking place in Annapolis, just in time to help you plan your weekend! Did you know the Hammond-Harwood House has been holding Halloween events for kids for over 20 years? Although they cannot host their traditional Pumpkin Walk this year, they welcome you to join them for Pumpkins on the Avenue.  Help them celebrate Halloween by bringing a decorated pumpkin...

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Webinars to Watch1
Oct 28 2020

Register Now for Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program Webinars

Are you considering applying for a Historic Preservation Capital Grant for your historic preservation project? Attend a webinar to learn about the application process, conveying an easement, and more! The Maryland Historical Trust is hosting six webinars in November and January for prospective applicants for the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program. This competitive funding program provides grants for construction projects on buildings or structures listed on or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Webinars are free, but you must register. Click on the webinar's title to access its registration page. Historic...

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Resources for artists
Oct 27 2020

Applications Open! FY2021 COVID Relief Grants for the Arts Program

Anne Arundel County Partners with Arts Council to Provide $1 million for Artists and Arts Organizations! Grants will be broken down in two categories: Independent Artists, and Arts Nonprofits or Businesses that solely employ artists or performers.  Our heritage partners may be particularly interested in learning more about the Grants for Arts Organizations as outlined below. Arts Organization Application Guidelines The arts are an important economic driver within Anne Arundel County, one that has been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Because artists are not categorized as essential employees, both individual artists and...

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Events this week 1
Oct 26 2020

Events This Week: October 26-November 1

We hope you enjoy the variety events offered by our partners this week. Click on the event title for more information. Smithsonian Virtual Lecture - Collecting American Elections Date: Tuesday, October 27 Time: 8:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis There is no bigger moment in the life of the American democracy than when voters head to the polls to exercise their rights as citizens to appoint a new leader. For curators at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, there is no clearer mandate than the presidential elections every four years...

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Grant Workshops
Oct 23 2020

Upcoming Pathways Grant Program Workshops

The Pathways Grant Program provides support for capacity-building projects at historical organizations throughout the state of Maryland. The goal is to build the long-term resiliency and efficacy of museums, historic sites, and other organizations that make up Maryland’s heritage community. Up to a dozen grant awards, valued between $10,000 and $20,000, will be distributed beginning in May 2021. Eligibility Eligible applicants will steward and interpret locally based, historically significant sites and landscapes; museum and library collections; and/or educational assets as a core part of their mission activities. Eligible applicants will be incorporated,...

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