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Salisbury Arts & Entertainment district 101

WHAT IS THE DISTRICT?

The designation does not come with automatic funding, but forms a structure for creative place making. Grant opportunities also become available. 

An ”Arts & Entertainment District” designation is one that is applied for by communities, and awarded by the Maryland State Arts Council, under the Department of Business and Economic Development.

In 2007, Salisbury was awarded an Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District designation. The designation was first filed for, and maintained by a volunteer group of individuals - now its own 501 c-3 - The Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, Inc.

A & E Districts help communities develop and promote involvement, tourism and revitalization, through tax-related incentive enterprises and marketing. 

MAP OF THE DISTRICT

 

BENEFITS OF THE DISTRICT

 

District-wide exemptions from the Admission and Amusement Tax, a 6% state tax normally levied on gross receipts from an admission or amusement charge, ie, ticket sales.

 

Qualifying residents artists do not have to pay state or local income tax on income derived from work created and sold within the district.

 

Real property tax credits for the renovation of existing buildings or the construction of new buildings has a qualifying arts & entertainment use allowing 100% abatement for 6 years.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SABRINA BLEECH (Chair), Vice President, M&T Bank

MICHAEL DAY (Vice-Chair), Economic Development, Town of Snow Hill

LAURA SOPER, Director of Business Development, City of Salisbury

RACHEL TERZICH, Owner, PascificEast Aquiculture

SUSAN HOLT, Gallery Director, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

MICHAEL WIGLEY, President and Architect, Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc.

LAURA TYLER WILSON, Marketing Director, PKS and Company, PA 

JENNIFER SHIPE, Director, Wyatt's Warriors Foundation

PAMELA CORREA, Attorney, Todd & Correa LLP

MAARTEN PEREBOOM, Dean of Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Salisbury University

Executive DIRECTOR

JAMIE HEATER, M.B.A.