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Trump's FY18 Budget

Today, the White House released the full details of President Trump's proposed FY2018 federal budget and as feared, there is little good news for the arts and humanities.Trump has requested the termination of federal grant-making institutions, including the NEA, NEH, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and more. As you will notice from this chart, minimal amounts have been allocated to these agencies, "for expenses necessary to carry out their closure."

It is important to take action now and work diligently throughout the summer! Follow this link to learn how.

In happier news, it’s a week of announcements, activities, and deadlines at GBCA this week!

We are thrilled to announce the eight artists selected for 2017 Rubys Artist Project Grants in media arts and performing arts. This grantee cohort represents innovative artistic practices across the fields of dance, video, projection, documentary film, and sound-based theater. Congratulations to: Phaan Howng; Donna Jacobs; Tavia La Follette; Elissa Blount Moorhead; Alexis Renee; Katie Shlon; Lendl Tellington; and TT The Artist. Read more here! Thank you to the amazing Robert W. Deutsch Foundation for their support and to our new partner, Transamerica.

The 2017 Baker Artist Award winners will be announced on Maryland Public Television THIS THURSDAY NIGHT at 8:30PM on MPT-HD. Host Rhea Feikin will be joined for the announcement by artist and William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund Board of Governor’s President, Connie Imboden.

Attention Cultural organizations!
The Urban Arts Leadership Program is accepting applications for the 2017-18 Fellowship year. The deadline of May 31st is fast approaching. Don’t miss this chance to host a talented young professional.

The GBCA information session on Bail has now been rescheduled. To learn more about the laws and process, please join us on June 13 at 7:00 at the Motor House. Click here to register for the free info session. This session is a co-presentation with Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and will feature Todd Oppenheim,felony trail attorney, Caryn York, the Director of Policy and Strategic Partnerships of the Job Opportunities Task Force, and Kwame Rose an artist and activist in Baltimore City.


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