Latest NEA grants include Center Stage, BSO, Baltimore Choral Arts
Center Stage received $55,000 "to support the production of 'Gleam,' an adaptation by Bonnie Lee Moss Rattner of Zora Neale Hurston’s novel 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' ... considered one of the jewels of the Harlem Renaissance."
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was awarded ...
The Baltimore Choral Arts Society earned a $10,000 grant "to support 'The Land of the Free,' performances and educational activities in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the events leading to the creation of 'The Star-Spangled Banner.' Plans include a public performance featuring composer Ysaye Barnwell's 'Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem.'
On the visual arts front: Walters Art Museum, $34,000 "to support the exhibition 'Saints, Slaves, and Diplomats: The African Presence in Renaissance Europe'"; MICA, $25,000 "to support the Ceramic and New Technology Research Initiative."
And Baltimore-based Young Audiences of Maryland, Inc. (aka Young Audiences/ Arts for Learning) received $20,000 "to support the Rural Access for All Opportunity Program, [offering] performing and visual arts workshops and residencies ... in rural communities across Maryland."