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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
We're Hiring!
May 15, 2014MSAC Seeks Management AssociateArts Across MarylandThe Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Management Associate within its Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts’- Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC... Read More
Meet the Artist
May 07, 2014Meet the Artists: 10th Annual Gateway Open Studios TourArts Across MarylandWhat separates human from animal? What borders exist between real and imagined, beautiful and repugnant, animate and inanimate?” Lindsay Pichaske sculpts animals made of clay, feathers, paint,... Read More
Arts Maryland--May
May 01, 2014May 2014 Newsletter--Arts MarylandArts Across Maryland Fifty years of Maryland folklife moves to UMBC, a chat with Maryland Film Festival Director Jed Dietz, the sculptures of Gateway A&E District artist and more--Arts Maryland, May Arts Maryland... Read More
Maryland Traditions Archive Event at UMBC
April 30, 2014Arts Council Moves Maryland Folklife Archive to UMBCPress ReleaseAt an April 21 ceremony at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced that its Folklife Program—the oldest of any state arts agency in the... Read More
Chum Ngek
April 18, 2014NEA Awards Nearly $3 Million to Maryland NonprofitsArts Across MarylandNational Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced this week that the NEA plans to award $74.85 million in 971 grants to nonprofit organizations nationwide as part of the... Read More
Star-Spangled Sing-Off
April 15, 2014O' Say Can You Sing?Press ReleaseToday the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) and Star-Spangled 200 (SS200) kickoff the search to find Maryland’s most talented vocalist to perform the National Anthem at Star-Spangled Spectacular.... Read More
Maryland State House
April 09, 2014Gov. O’Malley and General Assembly Pass Historic Arts FundingArts Across MarylandAs of Monday, Governor Martin O’Malley’s proposed 5% ($800,000) increase in the General Fund appropriation for the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) was passed by the Maryland General Assembly,... Read More
Bursting in Air
April 04, 2014Bursting In Air: Gateway A&E Seeks MuralistsArts Across MarylandThe Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) in partnership with Maryland Milestones/ATHA, Inc. and the Art Lives Here Initiative, seek muralists to propose and paint designs themed in... Read More
Arts Maryland Newsletter
April 04, 2014April 2014 Newsletter--Arts Maryland Arts Across MarylandA&E Districts attract visitors and support jobs, Maryland awards artists, a new Poetry Out Loud champion and more--Arts Maryland, April Arts Maryland is the Maryland State Arts Council's monthly... Read More
April 03, 2014Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsArts Across MarylandMaryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (MdVLA) is a group of lawyers (and business leaders) who like art so much that since 1985, they have been volunteering their time, energies and expertise to... Read More
Untitled (For Louise)  by Keith W. Bentley of Baltimore City
March 26, 2014Maryland Honors 89 Artists for Excellence Press ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, has awarded grants to 89 Maryland artists for creating work of exceptional quality within a range of... Read More
Street Mural Art
March 25, 2014Meridian International Center seeks American muralists Arts Across MarylandMeridian International Center is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Community Engagement through the Arts Exchange Program for American mural artists. Funded by the Cultural Programs... Read More
A&E District Outstanding Achievement Award
March 25, 2014Maryland Recognizes Hagerstown for Outstanding AchievementArts Across MarylandAt the March 18 annual meeting of the A&E District Managers, Hagerstown A&E District was presented with the annual Outstanding Achievement Award by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). The... Read More
Artist at work in Gateway A&E District Studio
March 20, 2014A&E Districts Attract Visitors, Support Jobs Press ReleaseIn fiscal year 2013, 20 Maryland Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Districts collectively supported an estimated 5,144 new jobs that paid $149 million in wages. New jobs combined with A&E District... Read More
NEA Logo
March 20, 2014NEA Challenge America Fast Track GrantArts Across MarylandNEA's Challenge America Fast-Track Director Michael Killoren will present a webinar on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET to help potential applicants navigate the application materials... Read More
2014 Poetry Out Loud top three finalists
March 17, 2014Maryland Names Poetry Out Loud State ChampionPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) today announced that Akash Menon, a junior at Urbana High School in Frederick County, placed first at the 2014 Maryland Poetry Out Loud (POL) state final... Read More
March 11, 2014Tax Prep Q&A for Artists Arts Across MarylandPlease join the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) and Station North Arts and Entertainment, Inc. on Tuesday, March 25 for a Q&A session for artists on filing income tax returns.... Read More
Maryland Department of Planning
March 10, 2014African American Heritage Preservation Program GrantsArts Across MarylandThe African American Heritage Preservation Grant Program is administered as a joint partnership of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and the Maryland Historical... Read More
March 07, 2014March 2014 Newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandArts Council launches new website, Gov. O'Malley honored by MCA, new talent joins the MSAC Touring Roster and more--Arts Maryland, March Arts Maryland is the Maryland State Arts Council's monthly... Read More
Maryland Department of Planning
March 06, 2014Federal Funds Available for Hurricane Sandy ReliefArts Across MarylandThe Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) has announced a competitive process to provide financial assistance to properties, districts or jurisdictions in Maryland that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.... Read More
PNC Transformative Art Prize
March 06, 2014PNC Transformative Art Prize ReturnsArts Across MarylandThe Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) and PNC Bank announce the return of the annual PNC Transformative Art Prize. The award supports communities in their efforts to improve their... Read More
March 06, 2014Federal Funds Available for Hurricane Sandy ReliefThe Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) has announced a competitive process to provide financial assistance to properties, districts or jurisdictions in Maryland that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.... Read More
Bejing Guitar Duo
March 05, 2014New talent joins MSAC Touring RosterArts Across MarylandThe Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster includes a group of 59 professional, Maryland-based performing artists that are available to be presented by Maryland arts organizations at reduced cost—... Read More