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    State of the Arts in Prince George's County: October 30

    Monday October 30th, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm Welcoming Reception 6:00pm

    You are invited to participate in a Roundtable Conversation with County Leadership, Local Officials, Artists and Arts Organizations on Growing the Creative Economy in Prince George's County
    County Leaders and Private Sector Panel
    Facilitator: Jim Coleman – President and CEO, Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation
    Scott Peterson - Deputy Manager of Communications - Office of County Executive
    Council Member Mel Franklin, Districtt 9 – Prince George’s County Council
    Howard Ways - Executive Director, Redevelopment Authority
    David Harrington – President, Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce
    Dr. Charlene Dukes – President, Prince George’s Community College
    John Ceschini - Arts Integration Officer, Prince George’s County Public Schools
    Peter Siegel – Chief Executive Officer, Landex Development, LLC

    Arts Leaders Panel
    Facilitator: Martin Wollesen – Executive Director, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
    Curlee Holton – Executive Director, David C. Driskell Center
    Barbara Johnson – Executive Director, Art Works Now
    Brooke Kidd – Executive Director, Joe’s Movement Emporium
    Dakiya Lambert – Artistic Director, Dance Dimensions
    Kate Taylor Davis – Executive Director, Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center
    Susan Pearl – Board Member, Prince George’s Philharmonic
    Pierre Walcott – Executive Director, The Creative Edge Collaborative
      For More Information Please Contact: Kristina Lyles, 301-772-8943 or klyles@pgahc.org Phil Davis, 301-446-3225 or Phil.Davis@pgparks.com

    Hosted by  Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Maryland Citizens For the Arts

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    ArtsLAB 2017: October 12

    ArtsLAB 2017, MCA's sixth annual capacity building conference, will take place on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Harmony Hall Arts Center in Ft. Washington in Prince George's County. The theme of this year's conference will be "Embracing Reinvention" and will feature presentations by, and conversations with, artists and arts administrators, that have found creative ways to adapt to the ever changing conditions of the arts sector. Come and add your voice to the conversation. Cost: $15 per person, $12 per person for groups of 3 or more from one organization For more information email: info@mdarts.org Or call: 410-467-6700

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    County Poets’ Poetry Exhibit at Bowie Branch Library: September 9 – December 30

    Bowie, MD – Prominent Prince Georgian poets – Sylvia Dianne "Ladi Di" Beverly, Diane Wilbon Parks, Edgar Gabriel Silex, Forestine Bynum, J. Joy "Sistah Joy" Matthews Alford and Prince George's County Youth Poet Laureate, Samantha Jackson – will have their poems featured as a part of the Poetry Poster Project on display at the Bowie Branch of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System. The branch is located at 15210 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20715. This free, public exhibit, accessible during branch hours.

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    CALL FOR ARTISTS: COLLEGE PARK OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE SERIES

    The College Park City-University Partnership, working in collaboration with the College Park Arts Exchange, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the University of Maryland’s School of Music, and the City of College Park, is developing a weekly outdoor performance series that supports the vision of a sustainable, walkable, vibrant top-20 college town. CALL FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS The Partnership is seeking volunteer artists to participate in weekly outdoor performances by local musicians and arts performers between September 8, 2017 and November 3, 2017. Our goal is to enhance public spaces in College Park with art and music, bring the community together, articulate the area’s history, and give cultural context to new development.

    Who: Musicians and visual performing artists Disciplines: Music, visual performing art and dance, temporary pop-up displays, games, art activities Note: The Partnership, at this time, will not be able to supply stands, chairs, tables or a tent. Amplification cannot exceed 65 decibels during the day and 55 decibels at night (after 6:00 p.m.). This is a volunteer artists call; artists may collect donations. HOW TO APPLY Please go to: or contact Sarah Lee at intern@collegeparkpartnership.org

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    Memoir Writing with Cathy Smith at Joe's Movement Emporium

    Capture the memories you want to preserve for yourself and your family in this new memoir-writing class at Joe’s! Led by storyteller Cathy Smith, the class will be a safe space for you to share your writing, whether you do it for fun or to publish. $80 for 5 week session. Open to all ages.

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    MSAC FY2019 Grants For Organizations

    The Maryland State Arts Council's (MSAC) FY2019 (July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019) Grants for Organizations (GFO) program provides operating support for arts organizations and arts programs through grant awards.

    IMPORTANT GFO FY2019 DEADLINES: Intent to Apply Deadline: September 21, 2017. Mandatory for those new to MSAC and those who did not receive funding for FY2018. Go to msac.egrant.net to submit your Intent to Apply electronically. Intent to Apply opens in eGrant on August 18, 2017.

    FULL Application Deadline: October 26, 2017. eGrant application opens September 14, 2017.

    RFF for current grantees on a multi-year cycle deadline: December 7, 2017. eGrant application opens October 27, 2017. Join MSAC GFO Program Staff for an Information Session or Webinar to learn more about the program. There is also an INSTRUCTIONAL POWERPOINT on our website.

    The Maryland State Arts Council is an agency of the State of Maryland, under the authority of the Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film, and the Arts. Since it was established in 1967, the purpose of the Council has been to "create a nurturing environment for the arts in our State" as stated in its founding legislation.

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Mission

An independent non-profit organization designated by the Prince George’s County government to coordinate financial support and advocacy for the arts and humanities through grants, programming and creative partnerships among business, education, government and residents.


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Vision

The Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) seeks to create a world-class cultural environment where diverse high quality arts and humanities programs are available for all Prince George’’s County residents and visitors.


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Values

The Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council promotes artistic achievement and creative expression in all its forms. PGAHC supports life-long learning through the arts and humanities, particularly in arts education to young people.


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OUR CREATIVITY IS NOT PASSIVE BUT PURPOSED FOR TRANSFORMATION….


Rhonda Dallas

Executive Director - Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council

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