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October 05, 2014Elevator Chat: Maryland-based Director, Choreographer and Dancer Naoko Maeshiba Arts Across MarylandA Japanese native living in Baltimore since 2004, Naoko Maeshiba is an associate professor at Towson University, and a member of the MSAC’s Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster. Through a... Read More
MSAC GFO Grant Program Overview Video and Live Q & A
September 24, 2014MSAC GFO Grant Program Overview Video and Live Q & ANewsThe Maryland State Arts Council presents a recorded video providing an overview of the Grants for Organizations (GFO) grant program.  This video is designed for new applicants to the GFO program or... Read More
Music Education
September 22, 2014Governor O'Malley's P-20 Leadership Council Approves Task Force Report on Arts EducationArts Across MarylandMaryland Governor Martin O'Malley's Leadership Council voted unanimously to accept recommendations from his P-20 Leadership Council Task Force on Arts in Education, Arts Education for Maryland... Read More
MSAC FY2014 Annual Report
September 17, 2014Arts Council Presents Fiscal Year 2014 Annual ReportArts Across MarylandThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) today released its fiscal year 2014 Annual Report, a 39 page publication that highlights the agency's statewide achievements and expenditures during the... Read More
September 17, 2014Fiscal Year 2014 Annual ReportPublicationA summary of MSAC programs, activities, expenditures and grants by county during the 2014 fiscal year.   Download Printable Version of the 2014 Annual Report (PDF) License and release form
Newsletter
September 09, 2014September 2014 Newsletter--Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandNew Maryland Art Marketplace opens for artists, Star-Spangled Spectacular presents public's top Star-Spangled singers, MSAC hosts regional training sessions on Grants for Organizations (GFO) and more... Read More
Maryland Flag
September 05, 2014MSAC Seeks Fiscal OfficerArts Across MarylandThe Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fiscal Officer within the Division of Tourism, Film, and the Arts’ Maryland State Arts Council. ... Read More
Davina Smith
September 02, 2014'Elevator Chat' with Poetry Out Loud Guru Davina SmithArts Across MarylandMSAC: What sparked your interest in bringing POL to Richard Montgomery High School? DS: Driving through Maine in the summer, my husband and I heard Will Farley, the 2009 Poetry Out Loud (POL) winner... Read More
Info Sessions
September 02, 2014MSAC Program Directors to present Regional GFO Grant Overview SessionsNewsThis September, Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) staff will present four informational sessions about the MSAC's Grants for Organizations (GFO) program.The sessions will provide a description of... Read More
August Newsletter
August 08, 2014August 2014 Newsletter--Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandGovernor O'Malley awards $13.4 in arts awards, new leadership for MSAC and MCA, NEA Our Town grants in Maryland and more--Arts Maryland, August Arts Maryland is the Maryland State Arts Council's... Read More
MSAC Chair Carol Trawick
August 07, 2014'Elevator Chat' with MSAC Chair, Carol TrawickArts Across MarylandMSAC: You’ve been an entrepreneur, teacher, philanthropist, community leader, arts supporter…and the list goes on. But in your own words, how would you describe yourself? CT: That’s an interesting... Read More
Station North A&E District in Baltimore
August 05, 2014NEA Grants to Support Arts-Based Community Outreach in MarylandArts Across MarylandThe National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will award 66 Our Town grants totaling more than $5 million to arts-based community projects within 38 states, NEA Chairman Jane Chu announced. Maryland is... Read More
Arts Maryland, July
July 08, 2014July 2014 Newsletter--Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandTouring Grants send Maryland performers statewide, a new executive director for Allegany County Arts Council and the winners of Star-Spangled Sing-Off are announced--Arts Maryland, July Arts Maryland... Read More
Slim Harrison
July 03, 2014Touring Grants Support Maryland Presenters and PerformersPress ReleaseJoe’s Movement Emporium, The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, the Caroline County Public Library and  Common Ground on the Hill are among the 31 organizations selected to receive Maryland State... Read More
Visiting Performers Clancy Works Dance Company
July 02, 2014MSAC seeks Maryland Performers and Teaching Artists for Arts in Education RostersArts Across MarylandThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is seeking Maryland-based performers and teaching artists to apply for its Visiting Performers and Artist-in-Residence Rosters. The Rosters provide Maryland... Read More
Allegany Arts Council Executive Director Christopher Sloan
July 02, 2014Elevator Chat with new Allegany County Arts Council Executive Director Chrisopher SloanArts Across MarylandMSAC: So, tell us about yourself. CS: Well, I’ve been involved in art and science in one way or another all my life. But my career as an art director led me toward commissioning art from others,... Read More
Rolando Sanz, first-place winner of the Star-Spangled Sing-Off
June 25, 2014Winners of National Anthem Singing Contest AnnouncedPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council and Star-Spangled 200 have announced the winners of Star-Spangled Sing-Off, one of many activities in the lead up to the 200th Anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner... Read More
A member of the Singing and Praying Bands at the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival in 2012
June 25, 2014Two NEA National Heritage Fellowships go to Maryland GroupsPress ReleaseNational Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu today announced the 2014 recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The... Read More
Singer and American Flag
June 06, 2014Public Urged To Vote For Favorite National Anthem RenditionPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council and Star-Spangled 200 are asking Marylanders to decide who should win the Star-Spangled Sing-Off, a statewide National Anthem Singing Competition.   The competition... Read More
Bullhorn
June 06, 2014June 2014 Newsletter--Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandThe new law that could boost Maryland's art market, a celebration of Maryland Artists, a chat with Columbia Festival of the Arts Executive Director Nichole Hickey, the difference between an online... Read More
Bill signing with Governor Martin O'Malley
June 03, 2014Expanded Law Could Boost Statewide A&E Art MarketArts Across MarylandAt a May 15 ceremony in Annapolis, Governor Martin O'Malley, joined by House Speaker Mike Busch and Senate President Mike Miller, signed into law a bill that could broaden the statewide market for... Read More
2014 Individual Artist Awards Crowd
June 03, 2014Arts Council Honors Individual Artist Award RecipientsArts Across MarylandMaryland artists that received a Maryland State Arts Council 2014 Individual Artist Award (IAA) were honored at a May 21 celebration and reception at the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM). An... Read More
Nichole Hickey
June 03, 2014Elevator Chat with Outgoing Columbia Festival of the Arts Executive Director Nichole HickeyArts Across MarylandMSAC: Tell us about this year’s festival! What’s exciting, what’s new? Certainly the most exciting aspect of our free weekend—June 13-15 on the lakefront—is the East Coast premiere of Strange Fruit’... Read More
Festival Headliner Samba Mapangala and the Orchestra Virunga
May 21, 20144th Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival AnnouncedPress ReleaseFrom Maryland-rooted traditions like screen painting, banjo making and decoy carving to traditions with global origins, like Congolese Rumba, Chinese Calligraphy and Piñata Making that have taken... Read More
DINKA WARRIORS, a photograph by past IAA recipient Irene Abdou
May 20, 2014Maryland Artists May Apply For An Individual Artist Award Arts Across MarylandThe Maryland State Arts Council's Individual Artist Award recognizes the importance of artists and their works of excellence to the cultural vitality of Maryland. At the heart of our thriving ... Read More

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