The Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council providing COVID relief to some local artists

SALISBURY, Md. — The Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council (SWAC) announced they want to keep the arts alive in the community throughout the pandemic and with the help of some relief funds, they might just be able to do so.

SWAC says their new COVID-19 Arts Emergency Grant opportunity is for local artists in the Wicomico County. SWAC executive director, Therese Hamilton, says these challenging times have called for desperate measures so they’ve come up with a grant for any individual artist whether they are a musician, a band, group/class, arts educator, non-profit arts organization and small businesses related to arts and entertainment.

Hamilton says the arts are the signature of our civilization, so it’s imperative that they thrive and survive because we all need the arts in our life. When it comes to eligibility to apply she said in part quote “if you know that your life has been negatively affected and your art has been stifled. That’s what we don’t want. We don’t want the arts to die.” She tells us the arts are not a luxury, they are a necessity, which is why it’s important artists apply for this funding.

She tells us the awards range from $500 to $2,000 and the deadline to apply is March 26th.

If you’re an artists and looking for some relief, just visit their website here. Awardees will be notified by April 12th, 2021.

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