Maryland Morning
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Wed March 12, 2014

An Explosion of Arts Grants

Artscape, Baltimore
Artscape, Baltimore
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Hollywood has its Oscars.  Baltimore has its Rubies. The city also has its Sondheim...and its Baker.  We’ve even got one called a Fred.  These are but a few of the awards being given annually to artists in the Baltimore metropolitan area. 

In the last decade, competitions and awards for artists around Baltimore have proliferated – including two new high-profile prizes just this year.  What does this do for art here? Tom Hall speaks with the city’s cultural affairs director and the head of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

Randi Vega is the Director of Cultural Affairs for the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.  Jeannie Howe is the Executive Director of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.