Programs for 2012

The GBCA Program Committee has been hard at work designing events and gatherings for 2012.  Our first Happy Hour of the year is scheduled for Monday, March 5 at the Marquee Lounge at the The Creative Alliance. See below for more information.  I look forward to seeing you there.

The winners of the 2012 Mary Sawyer Baker Prize will be announced April 25 on Maryland Public Television with host Tom Hall of WYPR and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society.  In addition to the announcement, the program will introduce the work of this year’s winners and recap the recipients of the 2012 b Grants.  For more info on the b Grant winners, click here.

For more on advocacy, Americans for the Arts announced that the Obama Administration has released the much anticipated FY 2013 budget request to Congress, which includes funding for the nation’s cultural agencies and programs, such as the Institute for Museums and Library Services (IMLS). The Department of Education’s Arts in Education program also includes an increase to $154 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

For information about the complete budget and how you can help advocate for this funding visit Americans for the Arts advocacy@artsusa.org.

Best,
Jeannie

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