Harford Community College Awarded $44,285 Grant For Pandemic Recovery And Return To Live Art And Entertainment


APG Credit Union Arena at Harford County Community College. (Credit: Google/ Google Maps)

HARFORD COUNTY - The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) has granted Harford Community College $44,285 through its Arts Relief Funding program, ARGOS.

This initiative aims to provide supplemental funds to facilitate pandemic recovery for FY 2023 grantees from various MSAC programs, including Arts & Entertainment District Operating Support, County Arts Development, Creativity Grants for General Operating Support, Folklife Network, and Grants for Organizations.

As a current recipient of "Grants for Organizations," Harford Community College has been a beneficiary in both rounds of ARGOS funding. The college plans to utilize these funds to facilitate the safe return of audiences to in-person events. Their venues include the college's theaters and the Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union (APGFCU) Arena at Harford Community College.

Anticipated expenses that the MSAC grant will cover include artist fees and marketing for a diverse range of events in the coming year, catering to audiences of all ages.

The grant is part of a broader funding endeavor by MSAC intended to help Maryland's arts sector recover from the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The council has outlined several types of grants, such as general operating support, project funding for existing grantees, and a pilot grant program to support the livelihoods of Maryland artists.

MSAC aims to distribute $68.9 million in arts funding this year, combining record state-supported funding and arts relief funding.

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