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Inaugural Award's Ceremony

Grant/Resource Applications 2019-2020

We just thought that you deserved to know....there is an abundant of resources and information out there for you. As Artists, majority of our time is spent in planning, incubation, creation and execution. So as you pour into your Masterpieces, we want to offer you information that will help you to then pour that into your Audiences.

MD/DC Artists & Prince George's County Residents in the Arts Read through the list of opportunities below and APPLY where your vision, creative voice and/or focus initiatives lay:
MSAC Independent Artist Award Deadline Reminder: November 15th 2019 APPLY NOW $1,000 - $2,000
Integrity Arts & Culture Association- December 14, 2019 APPLY NOW Mini Grant $250
Special Presentation Initiative- Deadline March 2020 $1,000 - $2,000
MD Humanities Grants- Major & Minor- Deadline March 1st, July 1st, No…
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Inaugural Dance Our Legacy Scholarship Award Ceremony

On Sunday June 9th, Prince George's County Dance Community Presented the Inaugural Dance Our Legacy Scholar

ship Award to Ms. Ambar Matos Ortiz.

Founder, Curator and Director of Scholarship Affairs: Kayla Harley teamed up with the county local museum in Brentwood, Maryland which honors Black Culture, Aesthetic, History and Heritage year round, the Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center. The scholarship recognizes exceptional merit and talent in the lives of young people who perform exceptionally well in the field of dance onstage, in-studio as well as in school academically. It's title, "Legacy" is in homage to the predecessors of Dance who set the standard for Excellence beyond passion and performance, in honor of all the supporters, contributors, advocates and educator throughout the Year in the charge and challenge that we give to our Young People to see it through and carry out.

Ms. Ortiz shared excerpts from her submission essay about he…

Spotlight WOE: Paige Fraser

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The Master behind the Mix

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Audiences have become intrigued by the musical scores of this young talent and would like to learn more about the Master behind the Mix and the inspiration for the work he is doing. 
KH: Thank you for sharing with us Darryl! The Dance Our Legacy Scholarship is Community Outreach and an Excellence Initiative yes, but we also encouraged the emergence of full artistry in the lives of young dancers today who aspire to have a professi…