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MARYLAND STATE ARTS COUNCIL
NEW INCENTIVE GRANT -FY2001
School 33 Art Center

4. Describe the community or communities addressed by your project and how they will be included in planning and implementation.

The neighborhood targeted for the project is a high-density area of three-story rowhouses, most of which have been made into apartments. The households are bilingual or Spanish-speaking, and many adults attended English language classes. A fair percentage of the adults experience the frustration of having been professionals in their home country but now working at menial jobs in the U.S. because of the language barrier. These adults are not likely to facilitate their children's involvement in arts programs as they are neither familiar or comfortable with the City's various arts organizations. 

Several meetings and discussions between the staff at School 33 and the Latino community activists have helped formulate strategies for the content and structure of the three workshops. Issues such as the language barrier, strategies for consistent attendance, and the assistance of community volunteers, including MICA students, will be examined and addressed as School 33 staff works with the Latino community.

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6. How many people will be served by your project? Explain how this figure was determined.

Approximately one thousand people will visit School 33 Art Center during the opening and subsequent one month period that the exhibits Three Artists and Milagros: Miracles on the Border will be on view. An additional one hundred people will travel by bus from the Latino community locations of EBLO and the Hispanic Apostolate to see the exhibit. The program will serve approximately fifty children and twenty-five adults in the workshops. Twenty-five adults will contribute food to the final exhibit opening. It is estimated that two hundred people will attend the opening of the exhibit A Place to Call Home at City Hall, and three thousand people will visit the two-month exhibit. 
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