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 Arts Advisor                    November 2, 2016

In this issue:  
2016 Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards . . . Maryland Presenters Meeting. . . . Arts Day 2017. . Important Changes for Nonprofit Managers . . .. .Holiday Gallery . . .Call to Visual Artists . . . Arts Education . . . Kaleidoscope on Harford Cable Network. . . Grants Available... . . Cultural Arts Calendar
9th Annual Maryland Presenters Network Meeting 
Monday, December 12, 2016 - Chesapeake Arts Center

This event is for professional Arts Presenting Organizations. Resources and networking opportunities in the presenting and touring field to advance and promote the arts in Maryland.  
Sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council

February 14, 2017 ~ Save the Date
Maryland Arts Day
Join fellow Art Lovers to advocate in our state's capital for support for the Arts in Maryland

Thinking of participating?  Please let us know, as we are investigating transportation to and from Annapolis.
Important Changes for Nonprofit Managers

Accounting Standards
From Nonprofit Quarterly:  
"The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a new accounting standard for nonprofits in mid-August that’s meant to help nonprofits to tell their story more transparently through their financials. The new guidance will be the standard for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017."   Read more here

Salary Threshold for Overtime Wages
From National Council of Nonprofits:
"On May 18, 2016, U.S. Labor Department announced overtime final regulations that, when they go into effect on December 1, 2016, will mean that many employees earning less than $913 per week ($47,500 annually) will be entitled to overtime compensation, regardless of whether they are currently classified as executive, administrative, or professional (white-collar) workers."  Read more here.

The Public Art Committee in Havre de Grace is sponsoring a Holiday Gallery at 220 N. Washington Street in downtown Havre de Grace for eight weekends beginning Friday, November 4 through December 24.  Artworks in various mediums from local and regional artists and artisans will be on sale including paintings, photography, textiles, jewelry, pottery, and glassware and much more.  There will be special performances and demonstrations for all to enjoy. Proceeds will benefit the Public Art Committee in Havre de Grace.

Local nonprofits are invited to use this beautiful space during the holiday season on Mondays through Thursdays for holiday gatherings or meetings- at no charge. Plus the Holiday Gallery will donate 10% of any art sales that occur during the time of the event!

The Washington County Arts Council (WCAC), along with the committee members of the Western Maryland Blues Fest (WMBF), are pleased to invite visual artists to answer a “Call to Visual Artists” for the opportunity of becoming the 2017 Blues Fest Visual Artist. 

The 22nd annual Western Maryland Blues Fest is scheduled for June 1-4, 2017. Your original work of art will be commissioned by the WCAC and the City of Hagerstown, and will be used to create posters, t-shirts, programs and promotional materials. A raffle is conducted for the original piece throughout the 4-day festival to help raise funds for the Western Maryland Blues Fest.

Artists who are interested in having their work reviewed by the WCAC and the Blues Fest Committee for a chance at becoming the 2017 Blues Fest Visual Artist are encouraged to submit up to three (3) entries. All digital entries must be submitted no later than noon on November 16, 2016. Submitting artists will be notified about the committee’s decision the week of November 30, 2016 by phone and by mail.  Click here to download submission packet.  

Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 50 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at 
Watch this month's episode of Kaleidoscope on Harford Cable Network featuring Larry Noto from Music Land | Bel Air, MD, Karen Muccioli from Rage Box Dance Center, Dr. Devonna B. Rowe, soprano, with an upcoming benefit performance for the Center for the Arts, Out & About at an Arts by the Bay Gallery Reception.

Funding is available to bring the arts into nonprofit community-based settings in Harford County, including schools, preschools, nursing homes, afterschool programs, etc., to offsets costs of Artists in Residence or Visiting Performers.  AiE funding may NOT be used for programs that are directly or indirectly part of school curriculum.  

For best consideration, submit application by December 1st
Click on an image below for details about upcoming events on the Cultural Arts Calendar
Go to

A user-submitting, completely searchable, customizable, and 
easy-to-use calendar for Arts Events in Harford County, and events featuring Harford Artists & Organizations.  

Calendar submissions are advertised on our website, in this newsletter, social media, television, and other promotional channels.  Add your art exhibits, literary readings, classes, theatre, dance, musical performances,  call for entries, etc.  
Take Part in the Arts!
As the government-appointed local arts agency, Harford County Cultural Arts Advisory Board
is the premier local resource for arts, cultural, and historical organizations, individual artists,
and the residents of Harford County, Maryland.  

The Board provides advocacy, financial, and administrative support to local arts and cultural groups.  The Board administers grant programs for local nonprofit organizations and schools, sponsors workshops and promotional events, and hosts an online Cultural Arts Calendar.  

The mission of the Cultural Arts Board is to 
“Preserve, Enhance, and Promote the Culture of Harford County, Maryland.” 

Harford County Cultural Arts Board
is now under the umbrella of Harford County Public Library

The activities of Harford County Cultural Arts Board are made possible by a grant from Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the State of Maryland under the authority of the Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts. 
Copyright © 2016  Harford County Cultural Arts Board, All rights reserved.

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1221-A Brass Mill Road  Belcamp, Maryland 21017

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