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Apr 27 2021

The application portal for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant reopened yesterday, Monday, April 26. This grant provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19. Eligible entities include: live venue operators or promoters; theatrical producers; live performing arts organization operators; museum operators; motion picture theater operators (including owners); and talent representatives. The SBA has also added the following updated resources: Applicant user guide and FAQ: For help with the application process, refer to the applicant user guide and FAQ. Checklist: Use the checklist to make sure you have everything you need to complete your application. Call Center:  For Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application...

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Apr 23 2021

Yesterday was Earth Day, an opportunity to renew our commitment to the environment. Are you looking for a way to act locally to help support environmental preservation while promoting community character? Anne Arundel County is offering you the chance to take part in the development of their Green Infrastructure Master Plan. About the Green Infrastructure Master Plan Anne Arundel County’s Green Infrastructure Master Plan will be a guide to protecting the County's best natural, agricultural, and recreational lands. This plan is an update to the 2002 Greenways Master Plan. The update will use...

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Apr 22 2021

You've seen us share a variety of events and opportunities offered by the Maryland State Arts Council. Now's your chance to apply to be a Creativity Grant Panelist and find yourself in the center of the action! The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) relies on a diverse array of experts from across the state of Maryland to do the important work of evaluating applications. They are currently inviting participation through program-specific public calls for panelists. Panelists with a focus on diversity of experiences, diversity of location, and expertise in varying artistic...

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Apr 19 2021

We are pleased to present you with a wide variety of events from our partners this week, from virtual to in-person tours. We're especially proud to be a supporter of Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation's 2021 Anti-Racism Initiative, which includes a training tomorrow on the foundations of racism in America. Please join us for this important presentation. Click on the event title for more information. The Foundations of Racism: Defining the Roots of Bigotry and Discrimination Against Black People in America Date: Tuesday, April 20 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Banneker-Douglass Museum Learn...

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Apr 16 2021

Anne Arundel County Department of Parks and Recreation is one of our valued partners, hosting many of our historic and environmental heritage sites, and now they are looking for you input! Anne Arundel County Government is updating its Land Preservation Parks and Recreation Plan. This plan acts as a master plan for recreational programming, park acquisition, and facility development, and they are interested in your experiences, views, and opinions.  Please take a few moments to complete their Land Preservation Parks and Recreation Plan Survey to tell them what's important to you. The information and...

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Apr 15 2021

Announcement: The City of Annapolis is seeking on-call consulting services for historic preservationists of all disciplines. Anyone interested is encouraged to submit a Statement of Qualification. See the bid announcement below! The Central Purchasing Office of the City of Annapolis is accepting sealed Statements of Qualifications (“SOQ”) from interested and qualified consulting firms who desire to enter into an on-call contract for Historic Preservation Consulting Services until 2:00 p.m., local time, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Proposals must be submitted to the Central Purchasing Office, 161 Duke of Gloucester Street, 1st Floor,...

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Apr 12 2021

Join some of our partners this week for in-person events, whether you're interested in a walking tour, learning more about electric vehicles, or entertaining your children with tales of sailors. Still looking for virtual events? We have those to share with you also! Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture – The Women of Chateau Lafayette Date: Tuesday, April 13 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis During this virtual lecture, Stephanie Dray presents her novel The Women of Chateau Lafayette. New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray...

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Apr 09 2021

Important Update: Our application was approved! The new boundary (in reality, multiple trails, areas and parcels) is now approved, and these new sites and areas are part of our heritage area. Original post: We appreciate the public interest in our pending Boundary Amendment application, which would expand, and nearly double, the size of our state-certified heritage area. Click here for a downloadable map: Four Rivers Boundary Expansion Map Explore the GIS-Based Map in MEDUSA Read the Application here: ALTSCHA Boundary Application April 2021. Watch a recording of the Public Hearing Livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHffK7StcYA Below is the text of...

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Apr 09 2021

Two new American Rescue Plan grant programs will provide emergency relief to humanities organizations and professionals affected by the pandemic. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced two new funding opportunities to rapidly distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funding to cultural organizations and educational institutions adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. These funding opportunities will provide direct grants to individual humanities institutions and grantmaking organizations to distribute as competitive subawards to affected organizations and individuals. These two grant programs aim to help the humanities community recover from the economic...

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Apr 08 2021

Although we're excited that some our historic sites are reopening to the public, we understand that many potential visitors may still be looking for ways to explore the Four Rivers Heritage Area and Anne Arundel County virtually. We're pleased to let you know about the new podcast series from Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Destination Annapolis. Get to know Annapolis and Anne Arundel County through unique stories shared by locals. You can even listen on Spotify and Google Podcasts (among others)! A new podcast is posted every two weeks. Here...

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