CALL FOR ARTISTS
EARTH - THROUGH THE ARTIST'S EYE
Entries should reflect the artist’s representation of nature, the environment, green health and lifestyle, recycling and sustainable practices. Artists are encouraged to use recycled materials including, but not limited to: wood, metal, stone, used glass, paper, fabric, pottery or plastic.
The Worcester County Arts Council invites all interested artists to participate in a juried art show to be exhibited during the month of April at the WCAC Gallery.
The exhibition is open to all artists, professional or amateur with work in all media
Work must be delivered to the Arts Council’s Gallery between March 24 – 28, 2014 to be accepted. Artwork will be juried in by Kate Patton, Executive Director of the Lower Shore Land Trust.
Monetary prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place during the Second Friday Arts Stroll reception on April 11 from 5 – 8 pm.
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
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.
Scholarship applications deadline: March 14, 2014, 2 pm. Application Form and Scholarship Guidelines are available on our ART SCHOLARSHIP page.
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.
The following is a list of local, non-profit organizations and their events that are being awarded a Community Arts Development Grants:
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.
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.