Maryland Hall collaborates with numerous arts-related organizations (in addition to our Resident Company and Artist-in-Residence programs) to ensure aligned missions in our region are supported. In addition to encouraging collaborative projects among this network of arts supporters, MD Hall often provides space and technical support to local organizations for their workshops and events.
Key Creative Partners
Annapolis Film Festival
MD Hall is a proud home of the annual Annapolis Film Festival. Additionally, through a partnership with the Annapolis Film Society, and support from the Goldstein-Cunitz Center for Film & New Media at Maryland Hall, pre-release film screenings take place monthly at MD Hall. The Annapolis Film Society is dedicated to the celebration of the art of film, to using its power and magic to bring together our diverse community in thoughtful dialogue, and to partnering with other artistic organizations and business leaders to foster ongoing conversations.
Nature Sacred exists to inspire, inform and guide communities in the creation of public green spaces—called Sacred Places—designed to improve mental health, unify communities and engender peace. For over 25 years, Nature Sacred has partnered with over 130 communities across the country to infuse nearby nature into places where healing is often needed most: distressed urban neighborhoods, schools, hospitals, prisons and more.
Maryland Hall's front lawn--called the Founders Green--features a 42-foot labyrinth. The labyrinth at Maryland Hall, designed and constructed in 2001-2002 with the support of Nature Sacred, is a replica of the labyrinth inlaid in the nave floor of the Notre Dame de Chartres Cathedral outside of Paris.
The labyrinth is part of the Founder's Green (front lawn) of Maryland Hall which also includes walkways and a painter's circle. The labyrinth has eleven circuits to its single pathway, for a walk that is approximately one-half mile in length and has a diameter of just over 42 feet.
We are so thankful for our partnership with Nature Sacred!
Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1990 to provide young musicians in the Annapolis-Baltimore-Washington region with an opportunity to perform symphonic works from the standard repertoire, the CYSO has grown to comprise two levels of string orchestra, an intermediate level full orchestra, two levels of flute ensemble and a Wind Ensemble, in addition to the Symphony Orchestra. Approximately 200 students participate, ranging in age from 8 to 18. A professional conductor leads each of the ensembles, under the overall direction of Music Director and Symphony conductor Julien Benichou. Tours abroad are planned about every three years for older students.
The Peabody Preparatory of The Johns Hopkins University offers early childhood and harp ensemble courses, as well as individual instruction in guitar, harp, piano, and voice, at the Annapolis campus located in MD Hall. Children and adults of all levels of musical experience and ability work with the Preparatory’s acclaimed faculty and staff to realize their highest potential and capacity for artistic expression.
Rams Head Presents
Rams Head is a proud presenting partner at Maryland Hall. Through a growing partnership, the Rams Head team brings national touring artists to the MD Hall stage, providing their team with a larger regional venue while also bringing more diverse acts for MD Hall patrons to enjoy. Additionally, Rams Head donates $1 of every ticket sale to Maryland Hall.
Compass Rose Theater
Maryland Hall welcomes Compass Rose as they proudly announce their return to the stage! The new theater location in Maryland Hall’s room 308 is being transformed into an intimate performance space where audiences can once again enjoy live professional productions.
Compass Rose Theater is a non-profit professional teaching theater company. We believe that diversity and inclusion enrich our creativity and broaden our world. At our core are our devotion and unwavering commitment to producing plays of superb quality and richness, hiring accomplished professional artists as well as talented students for our productions. As the compass rose on a nautical map guides the mariner, Compass Rose Theater charts a course toward plays that not only entertain but offer a theater experience that lifts us up and transcends the ordinary, leaving us with a better understanding of the world and ourselves.
VisionWorkshops is the creative force behind a series of highly effective photography workshops for youth from underserved communities worldwide. Its mission is to provide innovative, dynamic, educational and life changing experiences for youth, using the tools of photojournalism. VisionWorkshops’ goals are to give young people a voice, challenging them to see themselves and their communities in a new light; to encourage them to explore their world through the lens of a camera; and to share their perspectives with others through the publication and exhibition of their work. Their workshops inspire youth with positive role models and with opportunities to display their photographs and writings at galleries from Annapolis to Europe to India and the Middle East.
World Artist Experiences
World Artists Experiences (WAE) is a non-profit organization that builds bridges for international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy in communities, colleges, and schools in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and nearby states. Since 2003 WAE has partnered with over 125 countries to present diverse and rich cultures through a variety of experiences. WAE and MD Hall partner for an annual Chinese New Year Celebration and the Bridges to the World International Film Festival, in addition to programming throughout the year.
In addition to key partners listed above, we also work with many others including The Annapolis Watercolor Club, Banneker-Douglass Museum, Digital Photography Club, Creating Communities, ENCORE Creativity, Chesapeake Woodturners, Bates Middle School (including the Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program), Maryland Federation of Art.
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