For Immediate Release
Contact: Sarah Weissman, Communications Specialist
(410) 685-4186 | [email protected]
Date: July 25, 2018
MARYLAND HUMANITIES AWARDS $59,000 IN GRANTS TO NONPROFITS ACROSS THE STATE
(Baltimore, MD) – Maryland Humanities is proud to award grants to eight organizations statewide for its most recent grant cycle for public humanities programming. The major grant program awards up to $10,000 for projects.
Recipients of grant awards this cycle are DewMore Baltimore, La Grande Vision Foundation for Public and Fine Art, Muse 360 Arts, and Strong City Baltimore in Baltimore City; Docs in Progress in Montgomery County; Accokeek Foundation and Hyattsville Community Development Corporation in Prince George’s County; and Wor-Wic Community College in Wicomico County on the Lower Eastern Shore.
Maryland Humanities utilizes funds received from the National Endowment for the Humanities to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that use the humanities (literature, philosophy, history, etc.) to inspire Marylanders to embrace lifelong learning, exchange ideas openly, and enrich their communities. Grant criteria encourage free, public programming in many forms.
Projects funded in this most recent round of awards include a youth poetry festival, lectures and musical performances centering on Billie Holliday at the singer’s West Baltimore monument, and a presentation/discussion series about race, culture, and nature in the Accokeek area.
To learn more about our Grants Program, these grantees, eligibility, and upcoming deadlines, visit http://www.mdhumanities.org/grants.