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    PGAHC FY 2016 Grant Announcement

    The Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council is the official local arts agency founded in 1981 to promote and fund the arts in Prince George’s County. We are pleased to announce the 2016 project grant guidelines and applications are now available. Eligible applicants include county artists, schools and non-profit arts organizations to support projects and programs that promote stability, vitality.and diversity of artistic expression in Prince George’s County.

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    Almost Anywhere Book Reading and Launch Party at Joe’s: February 20, 6:00 pm

    On February 20, Joe’s Movement Emporium will host noted local author and photographer Krista Schlyer for a reading and launch party for her new book, Almost Anywhere: Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks and Nonsense.

    The book, which was released in October by Skyhorse Publishing, chronicles a year-long road trip to America’s national parks and other wild areas. Schlyer embarked on the journey from Washington DC, on the heels of a gripping loss. She traveled with her two best friends, a grumpy grieving introvert and a mischievous little dog, and together they visited more than 70 national parks all across the United States. With National Park Service centennial in 2016, Almost Anywhere offers insights into the incalculable value of land preservation and ecological understanding.

    Craig Childs, award-winning author of House of Rain calls Almost Anywhere “An American map.” National Book Award finalist William Souder says, “Measuring the sharpness of loss against the hugeness of life, Krista Schlyer has found her way, page by page, to a rare state of grace. An amazing book.” Find out more about Almost Anywhere and hear some stories from the national parks and the open road on February 20. The event is free and open to the public.

    What: Book reading and launch party, with refreshments Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium

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    Register now for Maryland Arts Day 2016! February 17

    Join hundreds of arts advocates from accross the state as we meet with lawmakers to discuss the importance of public funding for the arts.

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM St. John's College, Mellon Hall Francis Scott Key Auditorium Annapolis, MD

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    Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

    Hyattsville, MD— The Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council (PGAHC) has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support Innovative Learners 21, an arts integration curriculum development project supporting community connected arts education advancement and action research models. The NEA is the federal agency that supports and funds the arts to give all Americans the opportunity to experience creativity and participate in the arts. NEA programs and funding support thousands of activities in communities large and small across the country, including about 30,000 performances and 3,000 exhibitions annually. Innovative Learners 21 will use six school models identified in Prince George’s County, that have been selected because of their arts community connections and evidence of a school environment that is arts-focused in teacher instructional strategies to improve academic performance.

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    Commissioned Artist Blessing Hancock Sculpture Unveiled at Ribbon Cutting for the Fort Washington District VII Police Station

    Fort Washington, MD - Today, the ribbon cutting for the District VII Police Station unveils Accolades, an illuminated sculpture by artist Blessing Hancock of Tucson, AZ. The metal geometrical installation was commissioned by the Prince George's County Art in Public Places (AIPP) program through the Office of Central Services and managed by the Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council.

    The title Accolades refers to a special honor or an acknowledgement of merit. Accolades reflects the spirit and protective presence of the police service and becomes an iconic land mark in the community. Composed of two distinct shield forms resembling wings invite you to pass through it serving as a gateway and visual screen.

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    FY2017 Grants For Organizations

    The Maryland State Arts Council's FY2017 Grants for Organizations (GFO) program provides unrestricted operating support to arts organizations and arts programs through grant awards. Join GFO program staff for Info Sessions and a Q&A Session to learn more about the program. Please watch our INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO on YouTube: https://youtu.be/RV10wBEu10o

    GFO INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS are scheduled across Maryland and provide a description of the GFO program and assistance in preparing applications.Take note of these deadlines for activities taking place in FY2017 (July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017) and join the GFO Program Staff at an Info Session near you.

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    Joe's + The Clarice announce NextLOOK 2015-2016 Season

    Joe's is thrilled to be partnering again with The Clarice for the second season of NextLOOK, a series specially designed for artists whose works are in the research and development phase. Regionally-based artists are given time, space and dollars to develop new work, in addition to having opportunities to deepen audience interaction and involvement through previews, workshops and feedback sessions. This year, over 50 artists applied to be part of NextLOOK. A panel of community members and artists chose five for the 2015-2016 season.

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    Announcing the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies’ 2015-2016 season

    Tickets on sale June 2, 2015. The UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies’ 2015-2016 season carries forward its commitment to using art as a catalyst for dialogue and understanding about today’s pressing societal topics.

    Including work by Molière and Shakespeare as well as a new play from the Big Ten Theatre Consortium by playwright Kristen Greenidge, the season culminates with New Visions/New Voices, a collaboration with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. TDPS will host a series of readings of .....

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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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Rhonda Dallas

Executive Director - Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council

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