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Summer 2021 Teen Arts Partnerships

Prince George’s County is full of creativity, and one thing that we all agree on is that young artists should have access to opportunities to learn and grow through experiences in the arts. For the summer of 2021, we are partnering with four leading, local arts organizations to offer courses for teens in media, visual, and performing arts. All programs are FREE of charge, some through competitive selection processes, and some through open enrollment. Spaces are limited. Please visit each partner organizations’ website for more information and to register.  

B-Roll Media and Arts (hosted by Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, MD.)

B-Roll Media and Arts offers free courses in video and photography, taught by working industry professionals. 

Photography: Digital Level 1
Saturdays, July 10-August 14. 10 am-1 pm
Students will learn the basic concepts of photography with a thorough focus on artistry and camera use. The course will teach camera setting and modes, basic composition for taking great photos, how to see and utilize light and shadow, and ways to take great landscapes, portraits, and action shots.

Classic Filmmaking
Saturdays, July 24-August 28. 1:30-5:30 pm
Students will learn the basics of Classic Filmmaking in this fast-paced six-weekend course. During the first two classes, students will use traditional techniques to create a simple narrative script and prepare for their production. In the remaining classes, students will adapt their script, shooting, and editing to create a short film.

Register online at b-rollmedia.org

Just Rock Enterprises (Brentwood, MD)

The M-NCPPC is offering 10 competitive scholarships (5 for each cam) providing full-tuition support for selected participants in the After-Hours Band Camp.

After-Hours Band Summer Camp
Week 1: August 2-6. 5-9 pm; Week 2: August 9-13. 5-9 pm
After Hours Band Camp offers expert instruction by professional musicians, teaching music theory, notation, and technique to teens ages 10-17. It perfect for students who are enrolled in or entering into school band, as well as young musicians who are aspiring to study in music schools or university music programs.

Register Online at: justrockenterprises.com

Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center (Hyattsville, MD)

Opening up their extensive facilities and equipment, Pyramid Atlantic is offering 4-day summer workshops for select teen artists in Screen Printing, Book Binding, and Letterpress printing.

Screenprinting Intensive
Session 1: July 6-9; Session 2: August 23-26
Learn how to use the tools and equipment of Pyramids Screenprinting Studio. Design to completion a 2-3 color edition of either t-shirts or posters.

Letterpress Intensive
Session 1: June 21-25; Session 2: August 9-12
Learn how to use the tools and equipment of Pyramids Letterpress Studio. Using Pyramids collection of Type, create an edition of persuasive 2-3 color posters using text.

Bookmaking Intensive
Session 1: June 28-July 2; Session 2: August 16-19
Learn how to use the tools and equipment of Pyramids Bindery. Complete a hardbound edition of 5 books, journals, or zines.

Register Online at: pyramidatlanticartcenter.org

Creative Suitland (Suitland, MD)

Since opening in 2020, Creative Suitland has brought innovative people-focused arts programs to the southern beltway-area communities of Prince George’s County. Throughout this summer, The M-NCPPC and Creative Suitland are partnering to offer FREE, weekly, drop-in visual and performing arts workshops for teens.

Weekly Workshops, June 17-August 28
Thursdays - Dance with rotating guest artists
Fridays - Music making *Stay for the show
Saturdays - Yoga with Girl Speak “Breath and Bliss”
Sundays - Poetry maker space and open mic and Visual arts maker table at the Farmer’s Market

More Information Online at https://creativesuitland.org

Year-Round Partnerships

By partnering with arts organizations both large and small, we are able to provide resources and opportunities to Prince George's County residents. These cooperative working partnerships allow both organizations to better serve the larger community, share responsibility for achieving a specific goal, and provide a sustained "win-win" relationship for everyone involved.

B-Roll Media and Arts

B-Roll is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free-of-cost media and arts training to under-served youth ages 13 through 21. Their goal is to provide youth with a positive recreational and educational experience while they learn skills that will allow them to enter the media arts workforce. The Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to partner with B-Roll Media and Arts to provide more opportunities for teens in our county by providing free office space and access to classroom spaces in our community centers.

Bowie Center for the Performing Arts

The M-NCPPC entered into a Joint Use Agreement with the City of Bowie, the Board of Education of Prince George’s County, and the Bowie Regional Arts Vision Association in 2006 to fund and support the construction of the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts. The M-NCPPC maintains a seat on the Center’s Governance Board to assist with oversight and consultation. Through the agreement, we are allocated limited fee-waived usage of the Center, through which we offer affordable performing arts programs to area residents.

Community Access Rent Credit Program at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts
The Department of Parks and Recreation makes portions of The M-NCPPC’s annual fee-waived usage available to support Prince George’s County-based non-profits. Non-profit organizations renting the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts to present arts programs can apply to have rent credit applied from the balance of our annual fee-waived usage to support a portion of their rental costs. For more information about the rent credit program, email Phil Davis.

The Clarice at the University of Maryland

In 1994, The M-NCPPC entered into an agreement with the University of Maryland College Park to provide funding for construction of The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, beginning a long history of collaboration, including:

The Prince George's County Suite
The Prince George’s County Suite is a large dance studio operated by the Department of Parks and Recreation within The Clarice, equipped with a sprung floor, mirrors, portable barres, and an upright piano. It is available for free use by non-profit, community-based arts organizations based in Prince George’s County. The studio is suitable for dance and drama rehearsals, auditions, and workshops. Community use is limited to performing arts activities and is permitted between Labor Day and Memorial Day, contingent upon availability. The Community Room is not available during the University of Maryland holidays, and it is not available during University of Maryland football game days due to parking restrictions. For more information about access to the Prince George’s County Suite for county-based arts non-profits, email Christel Stevens

Community Access Rent Credit Program at The Clarice
The Department of Parks and Recreation manages a program of providing rental credits at The Clarice. The program serves to make rental events at this premier site accessible to non-profits and municipal partners located in Prince George’s County, and also to enable us to provide affordable performing arts education programs to youth in our county. For more information about the rent credit program county-based non-profits and government partners, email Phil Davis.

Joe’s Movement Emporium & Creative Suitland

Over the past two decades, Joe’s Movement Emporium and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Division have worked together on numerous collaborations to connect our communities with meaningful experiences in the arts. Highlights among initiatives at Joe’s we’ve worked to support are Creative Works, NextLook (a partnership between Joe’s Movement Emporium and The Clarice), a co-presentation of the One Mile Radius Project, the Theater Tech Program, internship programs, and Art Lives Here programs presented under Joe’s Movement Emporium’s leadership.

Nepal America Film Festival

The Nepal America International Film Festival (NAIFF) is an annual film event organized by the Nepal America Film Society. Every year, it brings together more than three thousand film enthusiasts from Maryland and the greater Washington DC region, including filmmakers, volunteers, community leaders, film and community organizations, and businesses. The festival showcases all genres of films, including features, documentaries, animation, experimental films and shorts from Nepal, the United States, and other countries. The Arts and Cultural Heritage Division is an in-kind sponsor of this Festival.

Prince George’s Philharmonic

The Arts and Cultural Heritage Division has enjoyed a decades-long relationship in support of the Prince George’s Philharmonic. In addition to managing their project charge contract, we provide the Philharmonic free office space in order to make classical music accessible to our residents and provide opportunities for professional training in music to musicians living in the county.

Prince George’s Community College

Prince George's Community College's annual Bluebird Blues Festival returns in September 2019. We are pleased to contribute to the much-anticipated event once again by providing free, hands-on art activities for all ages, as well as support through in-kind equipment loans.

Riverdale Public Art Initiative

Coordinated by Public Art staff in the Arts and Cultural Heritage Division, The M-NCPPC supports the Riverdale Public Art Initiative by providing use of our land as public art sites within the Riverdale Area. The ongoing initiative was launched in 2015 as a collaborative program sponsored by the Town of Riverdale Park and managed by the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation.

Project Charge Contracts

Each year, through the M-NCPPC budget approval process, the Prince George’s County Council apportions M-NCPPC funds to be set aside to establish service contracts with a number of arts organizations. The Arts and Cultural Heritage Division works closely with each of these organizations to ensure that county residents enjoy quality, accessible arts programs. Totaling $478,000 in FY21, these contracts include:

  • Art Works Now: $35,000
  • Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts: $20,000
  • College Park Arts Exchange: $5,000
  • Gateway Community Development Corporation: $45,000
  • Joe’s Movement Emporium (World Arts Focus): $98,000
  • Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center: $25,000
  • Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council: $120,000
  • Prince George’s Philharmonic: $100,000
  • Pyramid Atlantic Art Center: $30,000

Printing Services for Prince George’s County Arts Non-Profits

PRINTING SUPPORT IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE WHILE THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION PRINT SHOP IS ON LIMITED OPERATIONS DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES.

The Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division provides fee-waived printing services to Prince George’s County-based non-profit arts organizations as a service to strengthen the cultural life of our communities. Eligible arts organizations may request services under the following guidelines:

  • Organizations are limited to printing in black and white only, on standard weight copy paper only, on white or colored paper as available.
  • Organizations may request no more than the equivalent of $500.00 in services per fiscal year. The fiscal year begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th.
  • Basic folding, single-signature booklets, and stapling services are available.
  • Print requests will generally be completed within a 3-week timeline.

For more information on eligibility requirements or to request services, email Phil Davis at phil.davis@pgparks.com.