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By Tom Hall & Bridget Armstrong | Midday on WYPR

"The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities are two of 17 federal agencies that appear to be targeted by the Trump administration for elimination, as its budget inclinations lean heavily toward defense spending. The state of Maryland funded arts institutions at the highest level ever last year, and the Governor has proposed an additional $1 million this year, bringing the allocation for the arts to $21 million in Fiscal Year 2018. Ironically, Baltimore City Schools are facing drastic cuts. Principals looking to trim expenses, may have to make cuts to music and visual arts programs. 

"An organization called Arts Every Day is holding a symposium this weekend that will call attention to the role that arts education plays in boosting attendance, improving test scores and making schools vibrant parts of their communities.

"Tom and Dr. Sheri Parks speak with arts educators and advocates about what the arts can do for kids and their families. They also talk about the cost of funding arts programs and if that cost is worth it when belts are being tightened locally and nationally."

Listen to the complete podcast: Midday on WYPR

Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall
Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

What is the future of the Humanities? Come listen to scholars speak on the direction and trends.

Nandos Peri Peri, College Park MD
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join to raise money for digital storytelling project.


By Christine Condon and Danielle Ohl | The Diamondback

"President Trump plans to defund the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, a move that could jeopardize funding for the arts and humanities at the University of Maryland and in this state.

"A Jan. 19 report in The Hill detailed a meeting between White House staff and Trump's transition team, who fleshed out a plan to cut back on bureaucracy and government spending. The plan included eliminating the two endowments, which have granted this university about $2.5 million for research, performances and projects since 2010.

" '[The NEH and NEA] have been important in a lot of ways,' said arts and humanities college Dean Bonnie Dill. 'They are a very important part of the work that we do.' "

Read the complete story online at The Diamondback.

Image: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. (File photo/The Diamondback).

Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Race Space inset
0301 Hornbake Library, MITH conference room
Monday, April 03, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Join this narrative of how blackness shapes the experiences of space and place across time.

0301 Hornbake Library, MITH Conference Room
Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Make meaning of the mapping relationships for issues of representation and power.

0301 Hornbake Library, MITH Conference Room
Monday, March 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Make meaning of the mapping relationships for issues of representation and power.

0330 Tawes Hall
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Discover the historical and geographic path of Black digital research.

0301 Hornbake Library, MITH conference Room
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM

Join preeminent Black Cyberculture scholar André Brock.


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