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Ethiopian dance by Kuri's Dance Troupe
June 03, 2015Maryland State Arts Council Awards $50,200 in FY2016 Grants Press ReleaseJune 5, 2015 (Baltimore) – Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) celebrates and documents traditional arts and culture across Maryland. For more than ten... Read More
Julie Spangler Madden
June 02, 2015Elevator Chat: Julie Madden, new MSAC Councilor Arts Across MarylandThe MSAC welcomes Julie Spangler Madden as one of Council’s newest members. Councilors serve three-year terms.   MSAC: Congratulations on your appointment to the MSAC by Governor Larry Hogan. You... Read More
May 20, 2015 5th Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival AnnouncedPress ReleaseBaltimore (May 18, 2015) –The Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival is a celebration of traditional arts, music, crafts, and foods that epitomize Maryland as a distinct and dynamic cultural place. A... Read More
Governor Larry Hogan at the 2015 Legislative Session
May 08, 2015May 2015 NewsletterNewsThe results of Maryland’s 2015 legislative session include an increase in the General Fund appropriation for the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). The increase brings MSAC’s total General Fund... Read More
Brooks Long photo by Edwin Remsberg
May 07, 2015Elevator Chat: Brooks Long, musician/singer/songwriterArts Across MarylandMelding the traditions of vintage Rhythm & Blues and Rock with the aesthetics of classic singer/songwriters, Brooks Long brings the old school into the 21st century in a style all his own.... Read More
Co-Chairs of the Salisbury A&E District Constance Strott and Lee F. Whaley
April 21, 2015 Maryland Recognizes Salisbury for Outstanding AchievementPress ReleaseApril 20, 2015 (Hagerstown) – During today’s annual meeting of the Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District Managers, Salisbury A&E District was presented with the annual Outstanding... Read More
Photo by Joe Andrucyk
April 09, 2015April 2015 NewsletterNewsFirst Lady Hosts MSAC in State House On March 20, 2015, First Lady Yumi Hogan hosted the Maryland State Arts Council, county arts councils and Maryland Citizens for the Arts at a reception in the... Read More
April 04, 2015Maryland State Arts Council receives National Planning Achievement Award for Economic Planning & Development: American Planning Association honors success of Arts & Entertainment DistrictsPress ReleaseBaltimore (April 3, 2015) – The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announces it will receive the National Planning Achievement Award for Economic Planning & Development from the American Planning... Read More
Baltimore's Bromo Tower arts and Entertainment District, Photo by David L Jennings
March 17, 2015Baltimore Business Journal highlights Arts & Entertainment DistrictsNewsThe Baltimore Business Journal published two articles relating to "Drawing them In..." spotlighting Baltimore's Arts & Entertainment Districts and the arts community efforts to bring in a new... Read More
L to R: POL State Champion Kyle Shreve, Paige Hilton, MSAC Executive Director Theresa Colvin and Blessed Sheriff.Photo by Lauren Castellana.
March 11, 2015Maryland Names Poetry Out Loud State Champion: Kyle Shreve from Frederick CountyPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) today announced that Kyle Shreve, a freshman at Tuscarora High School in Frederick County, placed first at the 2015 Maryland Poetry Out Loud (POL) state final... Read More
Carol Trawick, chair, Theresa Colvin, executive director MSAC with First Lady Yumi Hogan.
March 10, 2015March 2015 NewsletterNewsOn February 10 a crowd of more than 400 arts advocates from across the state joined First Lady Yumi Hogan, Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Benjamin H. Wu, and elected officials for Maryland... Read More
March 07, 2015Poetry Out Loud Turns 10!NewsPoetry Out Loud marks its 10th anniversary of a national recitation competition this year. Co-created and co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, students in... Read More
Jonathan K. Waller
March 06, 2015Elevator Chat: Jonathan K. Waller, Managing Director, Everyman TheatreArts Across MarylandJonathan K. Waller has been named Managing Director of the Everyman Theatre in Baltimore. He will move from his current role as the theatre’s Director of Marketing this month, succeeding outgoing... Read More
Guitar Composer
March 03, 2015 MSAC Announces Individual Artist Award Recipients: Fellowships awarded to 88 Maryland artistsPress ReleaseMARCH 3, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced today the 2015 recipients of MSAC’s Individual Artist Awards (IAA). These awards recognize the exceptional artistic... Read More
February 27, 2015MEET THE ARTIST: Blessed SheriffNewsBlessed Sheriff of Montgomery County On March 7, Blessed Sheriff of Montgomery County participated in her third Poetry Out Loud (POL) finals competition. The 17-year-old attends Richard Montgomery... Read More
Akash Menon of Frederick County was Maryland’s 2014 Poetry Out Loud Champion. Pictured above with Billy Collins at the Blackbird Poetry Festival where Menon recited Collin’s poem, “Fishing on the Susquehanna in July” with Collins in the audience.
February 27, 2015EIGHT MARYLAND STUDENTS COMPETE FOR 10th POETRY OUT LOUD STATE TITLEPress ReleaseMore than 16,000 students in 16 counties have competed in the 2015 Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition, with the strongest eight advancing through a series of school, county and regional contests,... Read More
February 06, 2015February 2015 NewsletterNewsJoin hundreds of your fellow advocates at the state's largest gathering of the arts community at Maryland Arts Day presented by Maryland Citizens for the Arts on February 10, 2015 at the Miller... Read More
February 05, 2015Elevator Chat: Cassie Meador, artistic director, Dance ExchangeArts Across MarylandCassie Meador is Dance Exchange’s artistic director in Takoma Park. Her dance training began at an arts magnet school in Augusta, GA. She obtained a BFA in dance at The Ohio State University and... Read More
January 22, 2015January 2015 NewsletterNewsMaryland State Arts Council’s  (MSAC), newly released Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland: FY13 strongly demonstrates how MSAC’s 260 grantee arts organizations and their audiences boost jobs,... Read More
January 08, 2015Elevator Chat with Urban Arts Leadership Program Manager, David MitchellArts Across MarylandDavid Mitchell is the founding program manager for The Urban Arts Leadership Program at the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, a lead facilitator for Artists U Baltimore, and a full-time lecturer... Read More
December 16, 2014Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland Fiscal Year 2013PublicationThe FY 2013 report is available here:  
Fred Bronstein, Peabody Institute
December 05, 2014Elevator Chat: Fred Bronstein, Dean, Peabody InstituteArts Across MarylandOn June 1, 2014, Fred Bronstein, a musician, music educator, and chief executive of American symphony orchestras, became dean of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. Bronstein... Read More
Delegate Melony Griffith and Council Chair Carol Trawick
December 05, 2014December 2014 Newsletter--Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandMSAC honors Delegate Melony Griffith for her service to the Council, MSAC awards grants to Arts & Entertainment Districts and more--Arts Maryland, December Arts Maryland is the Maryland State... Read More
November Newsletter
November 08, 2014November 2014 Newsletter--Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandALTA Awards celebrate pillars of Maryland heritage, new Maryland Art Marketplace opens for artists, new public artwork for UMBC Campus and more--Arts Maryland, November Arts Maryland is the Maryland... Read More