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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Sarbanes Announces $2.9 Million in Federal Grants to Maryland Arts Organizations

Funding from the National Endowment of the Arts Will Support Arts Education, Local Arts Workshops, Community Art Productions and Other Related Programs


Jun 15, 2017
Contact: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today announced that the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) will provide more than $2.9 million in grant funding to organizations across Maryland that expand access to arts education and programming.

“Organizations in Maryland and around the country rely on the NEA to provide enriching and engaging opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy the arts,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “Research shows that every $1 of NEH funding brings in $9 of additional investment in the arts. Deep cuts to the NEA – as proposed by President Trump’s budget – would be disastrous to the arts in Maryland and around the country.”

Grantees include:

  • Arts Every Day, Inc. (Baltimore, MD) – $50,000
  • Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc. (Baltimore, MD) – $25,000
  • Baltimore School for the Arts Foundation, Inc. (Baltimore, MD) – $50,000
  • Center Stage Associates, Inc. (Baltimore, MD) – $100,000
  • Community College of Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD) – $15,000
  • Magical Experiences Arts Company, Ltd. (Baltimore, MD) – $10,000
  • Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD) – $10,000
  • Maryland State Arts Council (Baltimore, MD) – $737,400
  • Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Inc. (Baltimore, MD) – $1,565,600
  • Young Audiences of Maryland, Inc. (Baltimore, MD) – $90,000
  • WYPR Radio (Baltimore, MD) – $25,000
  • University of Maryland at College Park (College Park, MD) – $20,000
  • Frederick Arts Council Inc. (Frederick, MD) – $50,000
  • Adventure Theatre (Glen Echo, MD) – $15,000
  • Arts for the Aging-Maryland, Inc. (Rockville, MD) – $20,000
  • Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art (Salisbury, MD) – $10,000
  • Artivate Inc. (Silver Spring, MD) – $20,000
  • Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (Silver Spring, MD) – $25,000
  • Docs In Progress, Inc. (Silver Spring, MD) – $25,000
  • Maryland Youth Ballet (Silver Spring, MD) – $10,000
  • Dance Exchange, Inc. (Takoma Park, MD) – $10,000

See here for a full list and description of Maryland grantees.