The Global Connections program was designed by TCG and is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. US-based theatre organizations and individual artists may apply to one of the two initiatives of this new program:
Global Connections—On the Road:This initiative will award 10 grants of up to $5,000 each to foster new relationships with international colleagues that will inspire each other’s work and aesthetics by creating opportunities for cultural exchange.

Global Connections—In the Lab: This initiative will award six grants of $10,000 each to further pre-existing international collaborations by supporting residencies that either advance the development of a piece or explore elements leading up to a full production.

On the Road grants are not prerequisites for the In the Lab grants. Previous recipients of either initiative are not eligible to apply in consecutive cycles. Please review the deadline section which identifies specific periods for all eligible activity.

Both initiatives of the Global Connections program were created in response to the natural evolution and development of TCG’s previous international programs and services. To date, many U.S.-based theatre organizations and individual artists have made substantial strides in learning and developing projects with colleagues abroad. As a result of this work, many require additional resources to further the relationships established from their initial travels and first encounters. In addition, TCG recognizes the importance in continuing to seed new relationships by building a solid foundation for fruitful cultural exchanges—The Global Connections On the Road and In the Lab grants are designed to meet these two distinct needs.  Application deadline: March 11, 2013.

Please contact global@tcg.org for additional information.

From day one, Park School was at the forefront of the progressive education movement. Determined to utilize the enlightened teaching methods advocated by John Dewey (in contrast to the child-as-empty-vessel techniques in common use), Park teachers embraced the notion that the best educational practices placed learning in the context of the wider world. In particular, Park’s founders sought to cultivate generations of learners with the education, creativity, passion, and dedication necessary to improve the world.

Park alumni, from the first graduating class to the most recent, have enthusiastically fulfilled those goals. This exhibit, Creative Paths, takes a look at just a few Park graduates who have been, and often continue to be, trailblazers in a wide variety of fields and disciplines. Whether guiding Baltimore into its recent renaissance, or creating the world’s most utilized online resource for medical information on breast health, or gaining international recognition for experimental music, these alumni shape our world in countless ways.

 

Join pianist Brian Ganz as he continues his quest to perform every work by Chopin, on Saturday, January 19 at 8pm at Strathmore!   Brian will be performing with the National Philharmonic andwill be exploring the theme of “Small Worlds.”

His program will include Frédéric Chopin’s 5 Mazurkas, Op. 7; Trois Ecossaises, Op. 72, No. 3; Lento con Gran Espressione in C-sharp minor; Presto con Leggerezza in A-flat major; Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23; Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47; and the 24 Préludes, Op. 28.

Brian is Artist-in-Residence at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and on the piano faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Tickets are expected to sell out – see you on January 19! http://nationalphilharmonic.org/

Websites like Kickstarter, RocketHub, Indiegogo, ulule, and Baltimore’s own GiveCorps enable artists, filmmakers, writers, designers and other creatives to get the financial support they need by online fundraising. Join Cinder Hypki to learn the component skills to create your own successful strategy, including a strong narrative pitch, goals, production calendar, video, e-blasts and social media plan. Cinder is a nonprofit consultant and teaches crowdfunding, grant writing, and fundraising in the MFA in Community Arts Program at MICA. She has mentored many fund-seekers through the process. 11am-2pm. Adv reg $60, $45 mbrs. Walk-in $65, $50 mbrs.

Creative Alliance at The Patterson | 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21224 | info@creativealliance.org | 410/276-1651

In a report released by ArtPlace, an initiative of national and regional foundations, federal agencies and major banks to accelerate creative placemaking, Baltimore’s Downtown was identified as one of the 44 Top ArtPlaces in the nation.  Cities with neighborhoods that have been exceptionally successful at combining art, artists and venues for creativity and expression with independent businesses, retail shops and restaurants, and a walkable lifestyle to make vibrant neighborhoods were singled out by ArtPlace for their livability and creativity.

FREE CLASSES THIS MONTH AT THE FOUNDATION CENTER – WASHINGTON, DC

1627 K Street, NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20006-1708
Tel: (202) 331-1400 

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Your Board and Fundraising                                                                                          TUE, Jan 15  |  12:45-2:15 pm

Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits
TUE, Jan 15 – 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Your Board and Fundraising: An Introductory Class
TUE, Jan 15 – 12:45-2:15 pm

Prospect Research Basics: Researching Individual Donors
WED, Jan 16 – 11:30 am-12:45 pm

Introduction to Fundraising Planning
WED, Jan 16  |  10:00-11:15 am

Introduction to Corporate Giving
THURS, Jan 17  |  10:00-11:30 am

Introduction to Corporate Giving
THURS, Jan 17 – 10:00-11:30 am

Nonprofit Sustainability: Building Blocks to Organizational Success
THURS, Jan 17 – 11:45 am-12:45 pm

Grantseeking Basics
TUE, Jan 22  |  10:00-11:30 am

Introduction to Finding Funders 
TUE, Jan 22  |  11:45 am-12:45 pm

Proposal Writing Basics
WED, Jan 23  |  9:30-11:00 am

Proposal Budgeting Basics
WED, Jan 23  |  11:15 am-12:30 pm

You Got the Grant! Now What?
WED, Jan 23  |  1:00-2:00 pm

These classes are free to attend, but registration is required.  Register at Grantspace.