Hood English, Communication Arts Chair, Professor of Ceramic Arts receive Grants from Frederick Arts Council

Elizabeth Knapp, Chaz Martinsen receive stipends for creative work within community

Hood College English and Communication Arts Department Chair Elizabeth Knapp and Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramic Arts Chaz Martinsen were selected to receive stipends from the Frederick Arts Council for their artistic works via the Create and Activate Now (CAN) program.

In total, the Council awarded $400,000 in CAN awards to arts organizations and artists throughout Frederick County.

Knapp was selected to receive a grant for her work on her third collection of poems. Martinsen received a grant to create a new body of work that explores the intersection of 3D printing ceramics to create topographical wall tiles from images released by NASA of Mars.

Elizabeth Knapp, english and communication arts chair

"I'm exceedingly grateful to the Frederick Arts Council for this grant, which will make possible work on my third collection of poems, and for all they do to support artists and arts organizations in our community,” said Knapp.

CAN grants and stipends support artists and arts organizations who have been impacted by the Coronavirus and need support for upcoming programs and arts projects. This funding opportunity is made possible through a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) American Rescue Plan (ARP) Grant to Local Arts Agencies (LAA) awarded to the Frederick Arts Council for sub-granting.

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