Baltimore Clayworks joined 330+ artist and art organizations in participating at this year’s Maryland Arts Day on Thursday, February 16th. We were able to come together as a creative Baltimore community and advocate for approval of the Maryland State Arts Council’s proposed funding. First Lady Dawn Moore, Comptroller Brooke Lierman, Department of Commerce Secretary Kevin Anderson, Senate President Bill Ferguson and Senator Sarah Elfreth were among the high-ranking officials who came together with the shared goal to:
SUPPORT the mandated and fully funded Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Appropriation level of $30.5 million.
SUPPORT an appropriation of $20 million for COVID arts sector relief and recovery fund.
SUPPORT Senate Bill 167 which codifies the MSAC funding formula.
SUPPORT fully funding the Arts and Culture Capital Grant Program at $3 million.
We are fired up by the event but there is still time to have your voice heard.
We are so grateful to be in a region that truly values the work that we do at Baltimore Clayworks. If you want to get involved, here are a few ways you can help:
- Contact your representatives individually to amplify our message. You can find your elected officials here.
- Donate to Baltimore Clayworks to show your investment in the arts in your community.
- Deepen your relationship with Baltimore Clayworks by volunteering your time and talents.
Thank you for your investment in Baltimore Clayworks and our work. Shaping clay, shaping lives.