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    Gateway CDC is proud to Co-Sponsor: The 2016 Pan Masters Steel Band Jamboree. Sunday May 29, 2016.

    Please join us next Sunday May 29, 2016 at "The Panyard". 4559 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood MD, 20722. Gates open at 3PM band performs from 5:00PM-10:00PM. Bands from DC, Maryland, Philadelphia, & New York. Donation $15.00 at the gated Children 12 and under are free.

    Greetings from Pan Masters Steel Orchestra! Based right outside of Washington DC in North Brentwood, Maryland, we are widely recognized as being one of the top steelbands on the east coast, as well as an important cultural institution dedicated to preserving and promoting Caribbean music and culture. Pan Masters is the perfect choice if you are looking for authentic steelband music for your event. Our versatile performing ensemble can entertain audiences of any size--whether you're planning a small private party, wedding, school, or corporate function. Pan Masters has also staged shows at some of the most well-known outdoor and indoor concert venues and music festivals in the DC area, and we have performed in Carnival parades in DC, Baltimore and New York.

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    A CELEBRATION OF THE 11TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL: May 21, 2016

    Oxon Hill Library 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Oxon Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland 20745

    Saturday, May 21, Family Day The Saturday afternoon program features the next generation of filmmakers - the future of film. The Student Film Program showcases media by students from Prince George's and across the United States. The Heritage Film Festival concludes with the Student Awards Ceremony for outstanding student films. Programs of the 11th Annual Heritage Film Festival are free to all, but attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items. Collected food will be donated to a local Prince George's food pantry.

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    FY 2017 State Budget: $20.3 million in funding for the arts

    There is great news to share from Annapolis about arts funding for the upcoming fiscal year and beyond! The FY 2017 State budget proposed by Governor Hogan and recently enacted by the Maryland General Assembly includes a record $20.3 million in funding for the arts.

    Also, in response to a proposal developed by Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA), Governor Hogan’s Administration and the Maryland State Senate and House of Delegates developed and passed legislation transferring proceeds from the Special Fund for the Preservation of Cultural Arts to bolster the annual grants and other programs administered by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). This legislation will continue to benefit the arts in FY 2018 and beyond as additional funds are annually transferred to MSAC.

    This is a bipartisan success story for the arts in Maryland! Just a year ago our sector faced a $2.2 million reduction in funding. With these successes, the arts sector has seen a nearly $5 million turn around in arts funding.

    We are grateful to Governor Hogan, arts advocate extraordinaire First Lady Yumi Hogan, Senate President Mike Miller, and Speaker Mike Busch for their commitment to promoting the arts as both an economic driver and a cultural catalyst. Special thanks also go to Senator Edward Kasemeyer, Senator Richard Madaleno, Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Delegate Sheila Hixson and Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones for having gone above and beyond in their commitment to the arts and shepherding these incredibly important budget and legislation processes that put the arts sector on the fast track to achieve, for the very first time, the 10% annual funding goal established 25 years ago.

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    Celebrating Women in the Arts & Business: September 17

    Please join us for a special event, “Celebrating Women in the Arts & Business” on the grounds of historic Marietta House Museum, Saturday, September 17, 11am - 6pm. $5/person

    Celebrate women of many talents—artists and entrepreneurs. Shop from female-owned food, wine, and craft vendors. View artists’ demonstrations, and enjoy readings, plays, musicians, dancers, and more. All ages welcome. Enjoy a day of fun, creativity, and artistic vision.

    Marietta is the 1813 home of Judge Gabriel Duvall, a Supreme Court Justice and Comptroller of the Treasury. Marietta stands on terraced, landscaped grounds with two contemporary outbuildings: a brick law office and a stone and brick root cellar/harness storage room. The grounds boast four County Champion trees and lovely old boxwood. The family graveyard has been relocated to these serene surroundings.

    Marietta is located at 5626 Bell Station Road, Glenn Dale, MD 20769 and is a property of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

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    Boundless: Aging and Creativity: March 28 – May 28, 2016

    Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, Maryland 20722 Alonzo Davis, Dorothy Fall, Bertrand Mao, Valerie Watson Curated by University of Maryland College Park students: Jessica Brown, Katrina Chao, Lindsay D'Andelet, Sonya Johnson, Joanna Mak, Jonathan Ryan, Chyna Sequeira, and Ruoyu Zhu, under the guidance of Professor Jason Kuo and Brentwood Arts Exchange Director Phil Davis.

    Supported in part by the Foxworth Creative Enterprise Initiative at the University of Maryland It's said that the arts require a lifetime to master and learning must continue throughout our lives. "Boundless: Aging and Creativity" explores the benefits of lifelong learning and the relationship that the stages of our lives have with artistic creation.

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    New at MGM National Harbor: ART COLLECTION FOR MGM NATIONAL HARBOR ANNOUNCED

    When MGM National Harbor opens in the fourth quarter, visitors will discover a permanent collection of high-quality art, seamlessly integrated into the resort casino’s public spaces. Inspired by the capital region, the MGM National Harbor Heritage Collection will showcase commissioned and procured works by visionary local and international sculptors, photographers and mixed-media artists, including Margaret Boozer, Alice Aycock, Sam Gilliam, John Dreyfuss, John Safer, Liao Yibai and Chul Hyun Ahn, among others. Every aspect of the art − from the piece to the location to the orientation − has been carefully selected and strategically designed to complement the resort’s spaces. The artwork will evoke a sense of wonder and delight as guests wander through the resort casino, encountering works that are diverse and approachable, rivaling the quality and caliber of masterpieces displayed in public collections throughout the capital region.

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    New at MGM National Harbor: MGM NATIONAL HARBOR CONTRIBUTES $10,000 TO SUPPORT LOCAL ARTS PROGRAM

    We are proud to integrate art into the resort experience for MGM National Harbor, and support the arts in the community. Recently, MGM National Harbor donated $10,000 to the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, a nonprofit organization for artistic collaboration and dialogue, located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. This donation will support the build-out and adaptive re-use of a 13,000-square-foot space in Prince George’s County, which will include artist studios, work spaces for community groups, classrooms and a gallery. Arts and culture add value to every community and we are delighted to be able to support this organization’s mission.

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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 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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Hyattsville, MD 20782
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