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:Judith Cullen, Jennie Doll, Don W. Grafer
Family: Karen Dimaio, Stephanni Scott, Margo Takacs
Sponsor: Don and Kathy Westbrook
We thank you for your support, help and dedication!
JOIN TODAY! MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR A TASTE OF THE ARTS!
This event is a fundraiser for the Worcester County Arts Council and the Worcester County Library Foundation to benefit the promotion and awareness of arts in Worcester County.
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Worcester County Arts Council or reserved by phone: 410-641-0809.
A “Taste of the Arts” will offer a unique creative and culinary arts experience where everyone gets an opportunity to enjoy featured works created by talented artists and artisans, available for purchase, sample delicious treats prepared by JJ&K Catering, delight in the sounds of music – all while supporting art experiences in our community!
Participating Artists Include: Mitzi Ash, Dee Brua, Brigitte Bowden, Mary Back, Karen Dimaio, Jeri Lipov, Kathy Gibson, Ron Michaels, and David Simpson.
PLEASE JOIN US!
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 first granting cycle of FY 2015 the Worcester County Arts Council awarded $10,000 in Community Arts Development Grants program to various art projects and events to be presented by local nonprofit arts organizations beginning July 1, 2014. 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 October 15, 2014.
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.