COLLEGE PARK, MD, September, 2022 — EducArte was one of 15 organizations to receive a Folk & Traditional Arts Community Projects Grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. The grant supports projects that are “designed to support the vitality of traditional arts and cultural communities in the mid-Atlantic region.”
Through this grant program, EducArte receives support for its Afro-Brazilian carnival ensemble, which is a samba percussion and dance troupe. The project emphasizes the value of Brazilian cultural arts and their pedagogical traditions of community involvement.
“We are passionate about sharing wisdom and knowledge about Brazilian music and culture with our community,” said percussion director André Coelho. “We appreciate Mid Atlantic Arts’ support of our dreams and actions toward a more upbeat and percussive future.”
Other organizations receiving the grant are based in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland.
EducArte is a Maryland-based nonprofit organization with a mission to offer music, dance, and arts programming centering around encounters of African, indigenous, and European cultures in the Americas, especially in Latin America. EducArte focuses on community building and cross-cultural communication to foster a vibrant and diverse cultural arts community that encourages artist and audience collaboration. Learn more at www.educarteinc.org or follow @educarteinc on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Learn more about the Mid Atlantic Arts Folk & Traditional Arts Community Projects Grant.