Harford County Cultural Arts Board

Harford County Cultural Arts Board Official arts agency of Harford County, Maryland ​As the government-appointed local arts agency, Harford County Cultural Arts Advisory Board is the premier local resource for arts organizations, individual artists, and the residents of Harford County, Maryland.
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Harford County Arts Advisory Board advocates for the arts, offers administrative support, sponsors workshops, events, and promotional opportunities to the community, and distributes grants to local nonprofit organizations and schools. Activities are made possible by a Community Arts Development grant from Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the State of Maryland under the authority of the De

Harford County Arts Advisory Board advocates for the arts, offers administrative support, sponsors workshops, events, and promotional opportunities to the community, and distributes grants to local nonprofit organizations and schools. Activities are made possible by a Community Arts Development grant from Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the State of Maryland under the authority of the De

Operating as usual

06/08/2021
06/03/2021

We are so pleased to share that our Kaleidoscope “Shine a Light” segment on Grace Cavalieri, our Maryland State Poet Laureate, received two silver Telly Awards!

Congratulations to all!

#MDArts #mdartscouncil #MDArtsUnite

Register today for next week's free and virtual Maryland Arts Summit, featuring discussions, support, inspiration, and c...
05/28/2021
Maryland Arts Summit | MCA - Maryland Citizens for the Arts

Register today for next week's free and virtual Maryland Arts Summit, featuring discussions, support, inspiration, and creativity for ALL. #MDArtsUnite https://mdarts.org/summit/

The Virtual Convening will take place on Thursday, June 3rd & Friday, June 4th, 2021 MCA is proud to offer the Virtual Arts Summit as a FREE event open to ALL! We hope this event can be a source of inspiration, support, and creativity.

05/27/2021

As today marks the closing day of the "2021 Annual Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition," there is one last student artist to highlight. Here is the work of Kathleen Wallace! Her work titled "Ginkgo Vase" was selected for both a Juror's Choice Award and a Student Purchase Award! This piece will now become part of the permanent collection at Harford Community College. Thanks Kathleen for creating such a great work of art!

The Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Fest is just nine days away --  Make sure your plans include grooving to local musicians...
05/26/2021

The Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Fest is just nine days away -- Make sure your plans include grooving to local musicians while enjoying all that downtown Havre de Grace has to offer!

Be sure to check out the INTEGRITY REAL ESTATE ‘LOCALS’ STAGE ON PENNINGTON during the Jazz & Blues Fest! This stage will feature FREE shows in the heart of the Havre de Grace business district. Artists performing on this stage will include: The Original Chesapeake Bayou Brothers, Brandon Woody (presented by the Eubie), Roberto Villeda Quartet, Jocelyn Christian, and Ronny Smith!
https://hdgjazzbluesfest.org/schedule/

ATTENTION POETS:  Maryland State Arts Council has issued a Request for Qualifications from Literary Artists to commissio...
05/26/2021

ATTENTION POETS: Maryland State Arts Council has issued a Request for Qualifications from Literary Artists to commission an original poetic work to be engraved on indigenous stones onsite at the Catonsville Courthouse. The chosen artist will receive an $8000 commission. The deadline to submit applications is June 7th!

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ATTENTION POETS: Maryland State Arts Council has issued a Request for Qualifications from Literary Artists to commission an original poetic work to be engraved on indigenous stones onsite at the Catonsville Courthouse. The chosen artist will receive an $8000 commission. The deadline to submit applications is June 7th!

shorturl.at/moCEU

ATTENTION ARTISTS: National open call for two public art projects in Maryland: (1.)Catonsville Courthouse and (2.)Salisb...
05/25/2021

ATTENTION ARTISTS: National open call for two public art projects in Maryland: (1.)Catonsville Courthouse and (2.)Salisbury Animal Health Lab. The Courthouse is open to both visual and literary artists.

Deadline June 7. No proposal submissions, just background work.
https://www.msac.org/programs/public-art/artwork-commissions
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The Maryland educational community is invited to a keynote presentation from Nikki Giovanni. Nikki Giovanni, one of Amer...
05/24/2021

The Maryland educational community is invited to a keynote presentation from Nikki Giovanni.

Nikki Giovanni, one of America's foremost poets, talks about the role of art and education in social justice and shares her reflection of the Black Arts Movement.

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) invites the Maryland educational community for a keynote presentation from renowned poet Nikki Giovanni. Nikki Giovanni, one of America's foremost poets, talks about the role of art and education in social justice and shares her reflection of the Black Arts Movement. Registration Required! https://bit.ly/3yywTt6 #msde #nikkigiovanni #mdartsunite

05/17/2021

We need help finding local artists and arts organizations on Instagram — Please suggest accounts to help us connect to Harford’s creative community.

Photos from Tidewater Players's post
05/13/2021

Photos from Tidewater Players's post

Mark your calendar for Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Fest!  Live music from Allan Harris, Vanessa Collier, The Nighthawks,...
05/10/2021

Mark your calendar for Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Fest! Live music from Allan Harris, Vanessa Collier, The Nighthawks, Clarence Ward III, and Irene Jalenti (and more) along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay!

Mark your calendar for Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Fest! Live music from Allan Harris, Vanessa Collier, The Nighthawks, Clarence Ward III, and Irene Jalenti (and more) along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay!

Do you have a Harford tale to tell?  The Historical Society of Harford County Inc is publishing a book & they want your ...
05/10/2021

Do you have a Harford tale to tell? The Historical Society of Harford County Inc is publishing a book & they want your help! Email short stories to [email protected]

Do you have a Harford tale to tell? The Historical Society of Harford County Inc is publishing a book & they want your help! Email short stories to [email protected]

Nice coverage in today’s edition of Susquehanna Press.Please keep an eye out for this new publication from APG Chesapeak...
05/07/2021
Harford County Cultural Arts Board continues grant funding for artists and nonprofits

Nice coverage in today’s edition of Susquehanna Press.

Please keep an eye out for this new publication from APG Chesapeake Media, the parent company of The Star Democrat, The Southern Maryland News, The Maryland Independent, and The Cecil Whig.

This local news and events publication will feature local stories, politics, op-eds, business spotlights, and features relevant to Harford County residents, small businesses, & the community at large.

From now until May 21, the Harford County Cultural Arts Board is accepting applications for its Fiscal Year 2022 Community Arts Development (CAD) Grants, which support both arts programming and

New program to connect students focused on arts and culture from cities across the country to top arts-oriented colleges...
05/07/2021
Posse Partners with Miranda Family Fund, CalArts to Launch Arts… | The Posse Foundation

New program to connect students focused on arts and culture from cities across the country to top arts-oriented colleges and universities. Lin-Manuel Miranda Miranda Foundation California Institute of the Arts Michelle Obama

Conceived in partnership with the Miranda Family Fund, the Posse Arts Program seeks to create a diverse pipeline of leaders in the creative arts.

Don't miss this episode of Kaleidoscope - it's airing on Harford Cable Network, but you can watch it online, anytime.
05/05/2021
Kaleidoscope - Spring / Summer 2021

Don't miss this episode of Kaleidoscope - it's airing on Harford Cable Network, but you can watch it online, anytime.

Featuring the Bay Country Gentleman, Ed Lally Foundation, Ernest Burke Memorial Foundation and we "Shine a Light" on singer Rose Moraes.

Eligible households can soon sign up for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, to receive  discounts of up to $50 a m...
05/04/2021
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Eligible households can soon sign up for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, to receive discounts of up to $50 a month for broadband service, and up to $75 a month if the household is on Tribal lands. It also will provide a one-time discount of up to $100 on a computer or tablet for eligible households.

Find out more at https://getemergencybroadband.org/

The EBB Program is an FCC program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households

Attention artists - very exciting news from the Public Art Across Maryland Artwork Commission.  Two Requests for Qualifi...
05/04/2021

Attention artists - very exciting news from the Public Art Across Maryland Artwork Commission. Two Requests for Qualifications have been issued for new and original artwork for Maryland District Court, Catonsville District Courthouse & Maryland Department of Agriculture, Salisbury Animal Health Lab. Application deadline for both projects is 3:00pm Monday, June 7, 2021. Click here for more info: msac.org/programs/public-art/artwork-commissions

Have you heard International Dance Day is April 29?  Celebrate dance with books, music, and movies from Harford County P...
04/28/2021

Have you heard International Dance Day is April 29?

Celebrate dance with books, music, and movies from Harford County Public Library. Check out books like Introduction to Modern Dance Techniques by Joshua Legg and Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story, or movies like Rhythm of the Dance. You can also use Kanopy to watch one of the films featured in their dance collection, including La Danse, or use hoopla to listen to the Strictly Dancing series by Brisbane Ballroom Dance Combo.

Have you heard International Dance Day is April 29?

Celebrate dance with books, music, and movies from Harford County Public Library. Check out books like Introduction to Modern Dance Techniques by Joshua Legg and Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story, or movies like Rhythm of the Dance. You can also use Kanopy to watch one of the films featured in their dance collection, including La Danse, or use hoopla to listen to the Strictly Dancing series by Brisbane Ballroom Dance Combo.

Americans for the Arts is expanding access to the Annual Convention through extended scholarship opportunities. We stron...
04/26/2021

Americans for the Arts is expanding access to the Annual Convention through extended scholarship opportunities. We strongly encourage those that identify as, reside in, and/or directly serving intentionally marginalized audiences to submit a request for scholarship.

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Americans for the Arts is expanding access to the Annual Convention through extended scholarship opportunities. We strongly encourage those that identify as, reside in, and/or directly serving intentionally marginalized audiences to submit a request for scholarship.

shorturl.at/fotEQ

RELIEF Funds Now Available for Students!  Harford Community College has received funding to assist those who have been i...
04/09/2021

RELIEF Funds Now Available for Students! Harford Community College has received funding to assist those who have been impacted by Coronavirus, are recently unemployed, or want to improve their job skills to re-enter the workforce.

Funding now available for the following certification programs: CompTIA A+ [begins APR 12] | CompTIA Network+ begins MAY 24 | Red Cross Lifeguard and Pool Operator [dates TBD] | Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate [MS Word begins MAY 4, MS Excel begins MAY 25, MS PowerPoint begins JUN 15] |
Certified Customer Service Professional (CCSP®) begins APR 26 | 90-hr. Maryland Childcare Provider [begins APR 22]

https://www.harford.edu/academics/workforce-career-training/paying-for-workforce-career-programs/

RELIEF Funds Now Available for Students! Harford Community College has received funding to assist those who have been impacted by Coronavirus, are recently unemployed, or want to improve their job skills to re-enter the workforce.

Funding now available for the following certification programs: CompTIA A+ [begins APR 12] | CompTIA Network+ begins MAY 24 | Red Cross Lifeguard and Pool Operator [dates TBD] | Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate [MS Word begins MAY 4, MS Excel begins MAY 25, MS PowerPoint begins JUN 15] |
Certified Customer Service Professional (CCSP®) begins APR 26 | 90-hr. Maryland Childcare Provider [begins APR 22]

https://www.harford.edu/academics/workforce-career-training/paying-for-workforce-career-programs/

Now accepting applications for FY22 Community Arts Development Grants!
04/09/2021
Arts Grants for Nonprofits

Now accepting applications for FY22 Community Arts Development Grants!

Made possible by funding from the Maryland State Arts Council

The Allegany Arts Council and Garrett County Arts Council, along with partners Allegany College of Maryland, Dove Center...
04/08/2021

The Allegany Arts Council and Garrett County Arts Council, along with partners Allegany College of Maryland, Dove Center, Family Crisis Resource Center and Frostburg State University are pleased to announce a project supporting National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The digital exhibition entitled "What Were You Wearing?" will be available online from April 3-24, 2021, at https://www.alleganyartscouncil.org/schwab-exhibition/ and features images of outfits based on student-survivor descriptions of the clothes they were wearing during their sexual assault, and sound files containing the stories of each survivor represented.

For resources for survivors and their families, and for more information about prevention, visit shorturl.at/adgDQ

The Allegany and Garrett County Arts Councils, along with partners Allegany College of Maryland, Dove Center, Family Crisis Resource Center and Frostburg State University are pleased to announce a project supporting National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The digital exhibition entitled, "What Were You Wearing?", will be available online from April 3-24, 2021, and will open at 11:00AM on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at https://www.alleganyartscouncil.org/schwab-exhibition/. It will feature images of outfits based on student-survivor descriptions of the clothes they were wearing during their sexual assault. Accompanying the digital images will be sound files containing the stories of each survivor represented.

For resources available locally and at the federal level for survivors and their families, and for more information about prevention, visit https://www.alleganyartscouncil.org/upcoming-events/what-were-you-wearing-a-project-supporting-national-sexual-assault-awareness-month/.

Celebrating Maryland’s artists
04/05/2021

Celebrating Maryland’s artists

$266,000 has been awarded to 66 Maryland artists through the 2021 Independent Artist Awards! With this year’s awards focused on visual and media arts, 2021 awardees represent a wide range of artistic talents from all across the state, from painting, ceramics, and works on paper to digital media, film, and installation.

msac.org/news/maryland-state-arts-council-announces-2021-independent-arts-award-recipients

Image: "We Shall Pass Through the Combahee" 2019. By one of the 2021 IAA State Winners, Stephen Towns.

Children's Mental Health Matters! is a statewide campaign celebrated each May in Maryland.  Maryland’s First Lady, Mrs. ...
04/02/2021

Children's Mental Health Matters! is a statewide campaign celebrated each May in Maryland. Maryland’s First Lady, Mrs. Yumi Hogan, invites children and youth to create artwork expressing something which makes them feel happy, healthy, and/or hopeful.

#MDartsCouncil #MDArtsUnite Harford County Public Schools

http://www.childrensmentalhealthmatters.org/get-involved/annual-youth-art-display

Children's Mental Health Matters! is a statewide campaign celebrated each May in Maryland. Maryland’s First Lady, Mrs. Yumi Hogan, invites children and youth to create artwork expressing something which makes them feel happy, healthy, and/or hopeful.

#MDartsCouncil #MDArtsUnite Harford County Public Schools

http://www.childrensmentalhealthmatters.org/get-involved/annual-youth-art-display

ATTENTION DANCERS: Saturday April 3 ~ Harford Dance Theatre is holding auditions for Kinetic Canvas: Frida Kahlo.  Perfo...
04/01/2021

ATTENTION DANCERS: Saturday April 3 ~ Harford Dance Theatre is holding auditions for Kinetic Canvas: Frida Kahlo. Performances July 30 and 31. Directed by Lauren Carnesi Daniels of LCD Dance.

https://www.harford.edu/the-harford-experience/arts-and-culture/auditions.php

ATTENTION DANCERS: Saturday April 3 ~ Harford Dance Theatre is holding auditions for Kinetic Canvas: Frida Kahlo. Performances July 30 and 31. Directed by Lauren Carnesi Daniels of LCD Dance.

https://www.harford.edu/the-harford-experience/arts-and-culture/auditions.php

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​As the government-appointed local arts agency, Harford County Cultural Arts Advisory Board is the premier local resource for arts organizations, individual artists, and the residents of Harford County, Maryland.

Harford County Arts Advisory Board advocates for the arts, offers administrative support, sponsors workshops, events, and promotional opportunities to the community, and distributes grants to local nonprofit organizations and schools.

Activities are made possible by a Community 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. Since December 2015, Harford County Cultural Arts Advisory Board has operated under the auspices of Harford County Public Library.

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Great opportunities at John Carroll Academy of Performing Arts and Dance for children! https://www.facebook.com/828931250833203/posts/1319726691753654/?d=n
It's that time again - get your entries in for Paint It! Ellicott City 2021, the Howard County Arts Council's juried plein air paint-out & exhibition. This year's paint-out will be held from June 10-13 in Historic Ellicott City, Maryland. The juried exhibit will run from June 19 - August 6 at the Howard County Center for the Arts and will also be available to view online. The juror for Paint It! Ellicott City 2021 is award-winning landscape painter Lynn Mehta. For details and to apply, visit hocoarts.org/paint-it. Application deadline is April 12, 2021. https://www.hocoarts.org/2021-02-ab-call-to-artists-paint-it-ellicott-city-2021-juried-exhibition/
The Howard County Arts Council is seeking up to 12 artists to participate in its Ninth Annual Juried Public Art Competition for a temporary outdoor exhibit from August 2021-July 2022 in Howard County, MD. Selected artists will receive a $3,000 grant to cover the temporary loan, insurance, installation, de-installation, and repairs to their sculpture. Deadline: February 26, 2021.
Thank you to the Harford County Cultural Arts Board for sponsoring our fabulous Virtual Party yesterday! And if anyone missed it, you can still watch all the fun at www.ucbpride.com While our entire event is family friendly, we have great children's books being read by some fabulous Drag Queens in our first hour as well as a wonderful performance by Lindz with Q***r Kid Stuff! And the day only gets more fun and fabulous, check out the Drag Queen performances and Musical performances by Lady Zen and Mama's Black Sheep! Upper Chesapeake Bay Pride looks forward to collaborating with HCCAB over the next year! Love Wins
Ladew Topiary Gardens will present its third annual Garden Glow with a socially distant twist on October 24, 2020. This year’s seasonal celebration will feature an online showcase of jack-o'-lanterns created by artists, celebrities, dignitaries, local businesses, friends and neighbors of Ladew. The festive virtual display will have fun educational content for children including creatures of the night and a look at Irvine Nature Center’s in-house owl. The community is invited to carve jack o’ lanterns for the showcase – using their own pumpkins or they can arrange to pick up a complimentary pumpkin from Ladew. Klein’s ShopRite has donated 300 pumpkins, which are available to registered participants at no cost on a first come first serve basis. Those interested must complete an application on the Ladew website by Oct. 17 and request a free Garden Glow pumpkin if interested. Registered pumpkin carvers may pick up a complimentary pumpkin from October 8 - 12 and 15 - 17 (between 10 am - 2 pm) at Ladew. All pictures of carved creations must be submitted by Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. It is free for all to enjoy, but viewers are encouraged to make a donation or consider becoming a member of Ladew – a nonprofit organization located in Monkton, Md., that has been deemed “The most outstanding topiary garden in America” by the Garden Club of America and featured as one of “10 incredible topiary gardens around the world” by Architectural Digest. For more information, visit www.ladewgardens.com.
Lets tag some of our local art galleries! Click then comment to enter! #TagLocalWeek #SupportLocal #InThisTogether #FreedomSpiritWeeks
SATURDAY, APRIL 4 | Wild and Scenic Film Festival hosted by Ladew Topiary Gardens! Experience the best and brightest in environmental and adventure films that give witness to how individuals and communities across the globe are enjoying the outdoors and taking action. These unique short films combine stellar film making, beautiful cinematography, and first-rate storytelling. You will be informed, inspired, and equipped with solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities. It will be a festive event with raffle items, lite fare, and the Independent Brewing Company. Michelle's Granola, Blue Water Baltimore and other partners will all add to the fun. While here, enjoy the Gardens for opening weekend! For more information at tickets: www.ladewgardens.com View the Trailer: https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/festival/>
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The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to take part in the juried portion of Paint It! Ellicott City 2020. The annual plein air paint-out will be held June 25-29 in picturesque and historic Ellicott City, Maryland, with a minimum of $1,000 in total awards given to participating artists. The event will culminate in a gallery exhibit at the Howard County Center for the Arts from June 29 - August 14. Juror: TBA. Deadline for entry: April 12. https://www.hocoarts.org/2020-02-call-to-artists-paint-it-ellicott-city-2020-juried-exhibition/ #hocoarts #paintitec #pleinair #artistopportunity
Calling all public artists: The Howard County Arts Council is seeking entries for ARTsites 2020! Deadline: February 28, 2020. https://www.hocoarts.org/artists-and-sites-sought-for-artsites-2020/ #hocoarts #hocomd #publicart #artistopportunity
The Benny Russell Trio featuring Greg Hatza on organ and special guest Mike Clark on drums Harford Community College September 13 8PM.