A bit of stimulus money has trickled down to the arts. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) has announced who'll be receiving National Endowment for the Arts/Baltimore City job retention grants, which were made possible by $250,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and matched by the city. As reported in earlier posts, the grant program was created to aid in job retention efforts in the arts community.
The NEA funds allowed BOPA to award grants ranging from $1,500 to $15,000 to help support full-time, part-time, or contractual workers for the following organizations:
American Visionary Art Museum, Art on Purpose, Art With A Heart, Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance, Arts Every Day, Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, Baltimore Architecture Foundation, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Baltimore Public Works Museum, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Baltimore Theatre Alliance, Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation, Black Cherry Puppet Theater, Child First Authorit, CityLit Project, Community Concerts at Second, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Dance Baltimore, Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute, Everyman Theatre, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Hippodrome Foundation, James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Morgan State University, Magical Experiences, Maryland Art Place, Maryland Citizens for the Arts, Maryland Film Festival, Maryland Historical Society, Maryland Humanities Council, Maryland Lawyers for the Arts, Maryland Science Center, Maryland State Boychoir, MUSE 360, Museum of Ceramic Art, Nana Projects, Neighborhood Design Center, Opera Vivente, Parks and People, Port Discovery Children's Museum, Pumpkin Theatre, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Sail Baltimore, Single Carrot Theatre, Stadium School Youth Dreamers, Station North Arts & Entertainment District, Transforming East Baltimore, Unchained Talent, Walters Art Museum, Wide Angle Youth Media, Woman's Industrial Exchange, Wombwork Productions, WYPR, and Young Audiences of Maryland.