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Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Pr. George’s expands arts and humanities programs

The Prince George’s Arts Council is reinventing itself, and expanding its reach to the humanities, as well as the arts.

The panel, which is funded by the county and by grants, will become the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, said Executive Director Lionell Thomas.

A formal announcement is expected Friday. The rebranding will allow the agency to seek outside funding, and in turn help fund humanities programs, arts festivals and historic projects, Thomas said.

The county has slightly increased funding for the council by adding $10,000 to bring its annual budget to $130,000, at a time when many county agency budgets have been reduced or remained flat.

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) was slated to announce the changes at a news conference Friday morning.

By  |  09:43 AM ET, 06/24/2011

 
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