Continued funding for operating support of six nonprofit organizations participating in the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative in selected Baltimore City neighborhoods. The purpose of the initiative has been to increase homeownership, to stabilize and increase market values of homes, and to enhance the attractiveness of the neighborhoods.
To underwrite expenses for economically disadvantaged Baltimore City public school students to attend the 2002 Shakespeare Summer Camp program. The four-week summer camp culminated with two Shakespeare productions for the public performed at Artscape and at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
In support of the 2002 African American Heritage Festival.
For supplies, equipment, training and teacher stipends for the continued implementation of the ceramic arts curriculum in classroom settings and after-school ceramic clubs in 20 Baltimore City public middle schools. Selected examples of student work are displayed at an annual exhibition at the Baltimore Gas and Electric Building and at Harbor Place.
For the expansion of arts education and outreach programs.
Challenge grant in support of the High Zero 2002 Festival of Experimental Improvised Music.
Toward the construction of a multi-functional cultural arts facility, the Patterson Center for the Arts, located in Highlandtown. The project has been developed to draw artists and audiences to East Baltimore as part of a revitalization effort. The facility will house a theater for performing groups in dance, theater and music, video and film studio, nine studio/residential apartments, a cafe, exhibition space, offices, and community meeting rooms.
Toward the renovation of the Phoenix Shot Tower.
In support of the 2002 Baltimore Book Festival.
Two grants toward the renovation of a vacated branch library building to house an art gallery, studio, photography laboratory and graphic computer center for after-school art programs to serve at-risk youth in the Pigtown and Morrell Park neighborhoods. This initiative has been designed to deter anti-social behavior of disengaged youth.