For Immediate Release
Contact: Deb Litman
Allegany Arts Council Names 2020-2021 Grant Recipients
CUMBERLAND—The Allegany Arts Council recently awarded a total of $25,000 in grant money among 15 area nonprofits that are helping to make our region a community "alive with the arts!" The following organizations received funds as part of the 2020-2021 grant cycle: Acting Out for ALS, Chorus of the Potomac, Cumberland Choral Society, Cumberland Theatre, Embassy Theatre, FSU Center for Literary Arts, FSU Cultural Events Series, FSU Department of Theatre & Dance, Maryland Theatre Arts Company, Mountainside Baroque, Potomac Concert Band, Tri-State Community Concert Association, and World Artists Experiences were all awarded General Operating Grants. The FSU Department of Folklore & Folklife Studies received a Creative Placemaking Grant for their Mountain Traditions Project.
Now more than ever, the Arts Council is proud to support organizations that are creating artistic and cultural opportunities right in our backyard despite the many challenges brought on by the pandemic. In addition to the funds just awarded, the Arts Council has applied for an additional $25,000 of Emergency Grant Assistance through the Maryland State Arts Council for regranting purposes in the hopes of further supporting local arts organizations during this difficult time.