What's Happening BUS TRIP TO THE WINTERTHUR MUSEUM AND GARDENS: MAY 29TH
"COSTUMES OF DOWNTON ABBEY"
Join us for a day you won't forget! Deadline to place your reservation is April 25th.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE: BUS TRIP INTERINARY
To reserve your seat, submit the printable REGISTRATION FORM with your form of payment and deliver or mail it to the Worcester County Arts Council (6 Jefferson Street, Berlin, MD 21811).
BASKETS OF ART SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!
Thank you to all the artists and patrons who donated original pieces of artwork to our Baskets of Art scholarship fundraiser and everyone who purchased the raffle tickets benefiting this valuable program for deserving local students.

Summer Arts Camp 2014 - Mark your calendars!
Our annual Summer Arts Camp for children will be held again in Berlin Intermediate School
June 22 - June 27, 2014
9 am - 2:30 pm

Camp fee: $95.00
ART LECTURES “A is for Art!”
MARCH 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Dr. Marina Borovok
Fee: $12/participant/lecture
ART SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL - MARCH 28, 2014
APPLY TODAY!
Community Arts Development Grants Awarded
The Worcester County Arts Council is proud to award $9,950 in Community Arts Development Grants program to 9 art projects and events to be presented by local nonprofit arts organizations during the 6 month granting cycle beginning January 1, 2014.
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.

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BUS TRIP TO THE WINTERTHUR MUSEUM AND GARDENS: MAY 29TH
"COSTUMES OF DOWNTON ABBEY"
Join us for a day you won't forget! Deadline to place your reservation is April 25th.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE: BUS TRIP INTERINARY
To reserve your seat, submit the printable REGISTRATION FORM with your form of payment and deliver or mail it to the Worcester County Arts Council (6 Jefferson Street, Berlin, MD 21811).
The Worcester County Arts Council is planning a bus trip to Winterthur (Wilmington, DE) on Thursday, May 29 to see the “Costumes of Downton Abbey,” a major exhibition featuring approximately 40 historically inspired costumes from the award-winning PBS series and by real life at Winterthur.

From Edith’s wedding gown to Sybil’s harem outfit to the scarlet dress Lady Mary wore when Matthew proposed (the second time), the “Costumes of Downton Abbey” exhibit is the only United States exhibit to feature costumes from this renowned series which has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries and seven Emmy awards.

The day begins with a guided tour of the garden and house of Henry Francis du Pont followed by a guided tour of the exhibit hall where the costumes will be on display.
After viewing the impeccably made costumes, participants will have the opportunity to tour Winterthur Museum’s premier exhibits of decorative arts or take a stroll through gorgeous naturalistic gardens; similar to how Lord Crawley would spend his afternoon’s walking the grounds of Downton with his loyal canine companion.

The cost is $70, which includes deluxe motorcoach transportation (including driver’s gratuity), guided tours of the gardens and house and costumes exhibit, and free time to visit the galleries and shops.

Deadline to place your reservation is April 25th. Spaces are limited and early reservations are highly recommended.
To make your reservation, please call: 410-641-0809 or e-mail the Arts Council at:

 
BASKETS OF ART SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!
Thank you to all the artists and patrons who donated original pieces of artwork to our Baskets 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 $1,081.00 that will be awarded to talented students 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 2013 - 2014 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.

Original Scholarship applications Deadline of March 14, 2014 has been extended until March 28th. Application Form and Scholarship Guidelines are available on our ART SCHOLARSHIP page.

 
Summer Arts Camp 2014 - Mark your calendars!
Our annual Summer Arts Camp for children will be held again in Berlin Intermediate School
June 22 - June 27, 2014
9 am - 2:30 pm

Camp fee: $95.00
 
Community Arts Development Grants Awarded
The Worcester County Arts Council is proud to award $9,950 in Community Arts Development Grants program to 9 art projects and events to be presented by local nonprofit arts organizations during the 6 month granting cycle beginning January 1, 2014.
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 following is a list of local, non-profit organizations and their events that are being awarded a Community Arts Development Grants:

 
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: Jay Cathell, Candace Giard, Teri Edgeworth, Nancy Jarvis, Biplav Jha, Bostik Johnson, Isabel Morris, Edward Raffelt, May Tignall

Family: Laura Allen, Debra Heft & John Berninger, Rena Smith

Patron: Karen McClure

We thank you for your support, help and dedication!

JOIN TODAY! MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
 
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.