What's Happening Summer Arts Camp 2015 - Registration Begins!
JUNE 22 - JUNE 26
9AM - 2:30 PM
NEW LOCATION: MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (11242 Racetrack Road, Berlin)
FEE: $95.00 BUS TRANSPORTATION (FROM POCOMOKE AND SNOW HILL): $15.00
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 8, 2015.


CREATING A LIKENESS IN CLAY - PORTRAIT SCULPTURE CLASS
AGE LEVEL: ADULT
SATURDAYS: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30; JUNE 13, 27. TIME: 10 AM - 1 PM
INSTRUCTOR: MARY BACK
FEE: $235.00 (All supplies and materials included). WCAC members receive 10% discount on registration.
Advanced registration is required. Registration deadline: May 1st
ART SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: MARCH 31, 2PM
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5 K RACE FOR THE ARTS!
The Worcester County Arts Council is excited to announce the inaugural 5K Race/Walk for the Arts to be held on Saturday, May 16 in our historic, downtown Berlin.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
THEME: HOME

The Worcester County Arts Council invites all interested artists to participate in a juried art show to be exhibited during the month of July at the WCAC Gallery.
Detailed entry submission guidelines are available here: CALL FOR ARTISTS.
Community Arts Development Grants Deadline: April 15th.
The Worcester County Arts Council’s Community Arts Development Grants program is designed to assist local community based groups produce and present arts activities in Worcester County and is funded and supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.


BASKET OF ART SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!
Thank you to all the artists and patrons who donated original pieces of artwork to our Basket of Art scholarship fundraiser and everyone who purchased the raffle tickets benefiting this valuable program for deserving local students.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

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Summer Arts Camp 2015 - Registration Begins!
JUNE 22 - JUNE 26
9AM - 2:30 PM
NEW LOCATION: MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (11242 Racetrack Road, Berlin)
FEE: $95.00 BUS TRANSPORTATION (FROM POCOMOKE AND SNOW HILL): $15.00
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 8, 2015.

ARTS CAMP REGISTRATION FORM
 
5 K RACE FOR THE ARTS!
The Worcester County Arts Council is excited to announce the inaugural 5K Race/Walk for the Arts to be held on Saturday, May 16 in our historic, downtown Berlin.
This healthful, family friendly, and positively focused event is a fundraiser to increase the awareness and importance of Arts in our Communities! Runners of all ages are encouraged to sign up!

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CAUSE BY PARTICIPATING IN 5K RUN FOR THE ARTS ON MAY 16TH!

For event's details, schedule, and registration go to: http://www.octrirunning.com


FREE, 1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP TO THE WORCESTER COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT!


Various sponsorship opportunities are offered. Getting involved on a sponsorship level is an important step in collaborating with the Community to support the local Arts!

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF FOLLOWING SPONSORS:

T-SHIRT SPONSOR: Charles and Sharon Sorrentino, Inca Ruins, Schramm Grounds Maintenance, LLC, Town of Berlin, Beach Buddies, Rayne's Reef, Kenneth Briggs, Stuart Antiques, Lawn Doctor, Ocean City St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fig Tree Studio, Dimitra Cushwa, Ocean Pines Youth Theater, Karen McClure, Ocean Pines Players, Paul Williams, Pine Tones, Sheppard Realty, Holly and Burton Anderson, Rainbow Florist

EVENT SPONSOR:Ocean 98 WOCM, Bleached Butterfly LLC, Backyard Escapes, Brian Garrett Photo, Miles Moffit (Southside Jiu Jitsu), Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

MILE MARKER SPONSOR: Mary and James Rittling, Cheers, Atlantic Hotel

We invite you to BECOME A SPONSOR for the 5K RACE/WALK FOR THE ARTS!


To be included in all announcements and promotions, sponsorship forms are due APRIL 15th.
 
CALL FOR ARTISTS
THEME: HOME

The Worcester County Arts Council invites all interested artists to participate in a juried art show to be exhibited during the month of July at the WCAC Gallery.
Detailed entry submission guidelines are available here: CALL FOR ARTISTS.
The exhibition is open to all artists, professional or amateur with work in all media. The subject selected for this show is: "HOME". The subject is open to artist's interpretation.

Work must be delivered to the Arts Council’s Gallery between June 25 - 26; 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM to be accepted.

Monetary prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place during the Second Friday Arts Stroll reception on July 10 from 5 – 8 pm.
 
Community Arts Development Grants Deadline: April 15th.
The Worcester County Arts Council’s Community Arts Development Grants program is designed to assist local community based groups produce and present arts activities in Worcester County and is funded and supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.

Proposed activity or project must be open to the public. The applicant must be affiliated with non-profit group, or a government related organization, such as school or park & recreation department located in Worcester County and the amount requested must be matched one-for-one by organization funds.
 
BASKET OF ART SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!
Thank you to all the artists and patrons who donated original pieces of artwork to our Basket of Art scholarship fundraiser and everyone who purchased the raffle tickets benefiting this valuable program for deserving local students.
Because of your support we raised $610 that will be awarded to talented student who demonstrate excellence in Dance, Music, Theater, Visual Arts and Creative Writing.

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR BEING A PART OF OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORT AND ALLOWING US TO CONTINUE THIS VALUABLE PROGRAM!

During the 2014 - 2015 school year, the Arts Council will award art scholarships of $1000.00 each to qualified students interested in pursuing academic careers in the arts. This year six talented local students have been each awarded $1000 art scholarships from the Worcester County Arts Council in support of their artistic goals. This is a merit scholarship and award decisions are based on evaluation of talent, dedication and potential, not financial need.

Application Form and Scholarship Guidelines are available on our ART SCHOLARSHIP page.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 2 PM ON MARCH 31, 2015.

 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Membership in our organization plays an extremely important part in promoting the Arts in our County. Membership dues notices are sent out monthly. Please show your support for the Arts in Worcester County by renewing your Annual Membership promptly!
The President and the Board of Directors take great pleasure in welcoming the following new members to our organization:

Individual:Susan Koski - Grafer

Family: Ellen Sprouls

We thank you for your support, help and dedication!

JOIN TODAY! MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
 
Community Arts Development (CAD) Grants
The Worcester County Arts Council’s Community Arts Development Grants program is designed to assist local community based groups produce and present arts activities in Worcester County and is funded and supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.

In the second granting cycle of FY 2015 the Worcester County Arts Council awarded $11,000 in Community Arts Development Grants program to various art projects and events to be presented by local nonprofit arts organizations beginning January 1, 2015. Last fiscal year the Arts Council awarded a total of $20,000 to local organizations thru this program.
Funding will support a wide variety of creative and innovative projects that are of outstanding artistic quality and demonstrate community benefit enhancing the lives of everyone living and visiting the Worcester County.

The next grant deadline is 2 pm on April 15, 2015.
 
Arts Council Elects New Slate of Officers
The Worcester County Arts Council elected a new slate of officers at the Annual Membership Meeting that was held on Sunday, June 10th at the Hotel Atlantic in Berlin.
 
MARYLAND ARTS DELIVER $1 BILLION BOOST TO ECONOMY!
The arts industry generated a total of $501 million in direct spending and had a total economic impact of $1 billion during fiscal 2010, according to a recently released economic-impact study from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development concerning the state’s arts industry that year.
Here are some of the findings in the report:
• About 7.6 million people attended arts events in Maryland, spending an estimated $292 million on related goods and services.
• The arts industry generated 10,671 full-time equivalent jobs.
• Arts-related employment accounted for $385 million in salaries.
• Arts organizations generated $209 million in direct spending on goods and services.
• The arts industry provided $36.5 million in state and local taxes.
• Every $1 in arts organizations’ operating budgets led to $3.78 in additional economic activity.
• Grants from the Maryland State Arts Council represent $1 out of every $19 in the operating budgets of arts organizations.