Grants to Support Arts Experiences for Harford’s Youth and Other Underserved Populations

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Harford County Cultural Arts Board accepting applications for Arts in Education Grants

Harford County Cultural Arts Board is now accepting applications for its FY22 Arts in Education Grant program. Arts in Education Grants may be used to support​ on-site artists-in-residence or visiting performances, or tickets and transportation costs for visits to museums and arts performances. 

New for this year, eligibility has been expanded to include government and community-based nonprofit settings for underserved populations of any age.  In the past, Harford County schools serving preschool through twelfth grade could apply.  Updated changes now invite applications from nursing homes; hospitals; programs serving veterans, people with disabilities, the incarcerated, those experiencing homelessness; and others.

“It is inspiring to consider how following the State Arts Council’s lead by expanding eligibility for this grant program can help make art available to a more inclusive and diverse audience in Harford County,” explains Cultural Arts Board member Christina McLoughlin.

After viewing the play Macbeth and participating in an interactive dialogue with the cast, Joppatowne High School students take the stage at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company for a group photo to commemorate the experience.

Arts experiences foster meaningful and dynamic learning, improve outcomes, spark conversations and connection, and can be integrated into any subject, theme, or developmental level.  For applications and more information about teaching artists in Maryland, and programs they have designed for in-person and virtual audiences, visit www.CulturalArtsBoard.org.  To obtain publications in an alternate format, contact Harford County Cultural Arts Board at 410‐273‐5601 ext. 6509 or email arts@HCPLonline.org. Grants are made possible through a County Arts Development Grant from Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the State of Maryland under the authority of the Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts.

About the Harford County Cultural Arts Board

As the official county arts agency, Harford County Cultural Arts Board provides grant opportunities, advocacy and administrative support; sponsors workshops, events, and promotional opportunities; and encourages and invests in the advancement of the arts for the community. ​

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