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Moore Gives Bump to Arts Funding for FY23

September 26th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

State arts organization have benefited from a $40 million in supplemental funding added to the Maryland State Arts Council’s annual budget of almost $29 million.  The additional funding provided operating and project funds for grants to assist with debt relief, investments, and artist living expenses. Arts Relief funding allowed for 2,500 grants in FY23, more than three times its usual volume. The supplemental funds grew the State Arts Council’s budget by 138%. Allegany County Arts programs received over a million dollars in funding in FY2023.