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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
Blessed Sheriff
March 03, 2014Students Vie for Poetry Out Loud State TitlePress ReleaseOf the more than 15,000 students in 17 Maryland counties who have competed in the 2014 Poetry Out Loud (POL) national poetry recitation contest, the strongest nine have advanced through a series of... Read More
Performing Arts and Humanities Building
February 28, 2014UMBC Selects Public Art Finalists Press ReleaseThe University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) today joins the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) in announcing the names of three finalists selected to create a public art installation outside... Read More
The Extraordinary Fifth-Grade Field Trip
February 26, 2014The Extraordinary Fifth-Grade Field TripArts Across MarylandThrough an Artist-in-Residence Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, Beverly Farms Elementary School was able to hire Leila Cabib, commercially successful cartoonist and illustrator, to host a... Read More
Art Works arts.gov
February 25, 2014NEA Creative Writing Fellowship: PoetryArts Across MarylandThis year's National Endowment for the Arts' Literature Fellowships program will offer $25,000 grants in poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing... Read More
Creative Capital
February 24, 2014Apply for Creative CapitalArts Across MarylandCreative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in all creative disciplines. Since 1999, its awards program has committed $30 million in... Read More
ArtPlace America
February 24, 2014ArtPlace America Grantee Summit to be WebcastArts Across MarylandArtPlace America is a collaboration of 13 leading national and regional foundations and six of the nation’s largest banks. It invests in art and culture to promote transformative vibrancy and... Read More
The Fred
February 21, 2014Fred Lazarus IV Artscape PrizeArts Across MarylandThe Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts (BOPA) has announced the first inaugural Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize, "The Fred." The prize awards $1,000 to a student artist living in Baltimore... Read More
Doug Mann, MCA, Board of Trustees, Chair and John Schratweiser, MCA, Executive Director with Gov. O’Malley
February 12, 2014Gov. O’Malley receives Outstanding Leadership in the Arts Award Arts Across MarylandAt its 16th annual Maryland Arts Day, Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA) presented Gov. O’Malley with its Outstanding Leadership in the Arts Award.  The award was given to O’Malley for his... Read More
MCA hosts Maryland Arts Day
February 06, 2014February 2014 Newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandMCA hosts the 16th Annual Arts Day, MSAC releases statewide poll of the arts, Poetry Out Loud sweeps Maryland schools and more--Arts Maryland, February Arts Maryland is the Maryland State Arts... Read More
February 04, 2014Statewide Poll: The Arts in MarylandPublicationAt 81%, Marylanders overwhelmingly agree that “a vibrant arts community makes Maryland a better place to live,” according to a new statewide public opinion survey released today by the MSAC. ... Read More
New Poll: Maryland Public Supports the Arts (cover art "Untitled," painting by Bill Schmidt)
February 04, 2014New Poll: Maryland Public Supports the ArtsPress ReleaseAt 81%, Marylanders overwhelmingly agree that “a vibrant arts community makes Maryland a better place to live,” according to a new statewide public opinion survey released today by the Maryland State... Read More
Sweet Heaven Kings headline ALTA Awards
January 09, 2014January 2014 Newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandLt. Governor Brown announces tax credits with in Maryland A&E's, ALTA Awards honor state's living traditions, Arts Ed taskforce hosts regional forums and more. Arts Maryland, January Arts... Read More
January 01, 2014Maryland Traditions 2013 ALTA AwardsPublicationALTA awards are presented annually to an individual or group, a place and a tradition that embody outstanding stewardship of living traditions and help to preserve Maryland’s cultural heritage.  The... Read More
December 05, 2013December 2013 Newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandNonprofit arts a $1 billion boost for Maryland, MSAC Announces ALTA Awards, Maryland delegation visits Capitol Hill and more. Arts Maryland--December Arts Maryland is the Maryland State Arts Council'... Read More
Alta Awards Honor Pillars Of Maryland Heritage
November 25, 2013Alta Awards Honor Pillars Of Maryland HeritagePress ReleaseMaryland Traditions, the Folklife Program of the Maryland State Arts Council, today announced the ALTA (Achievement in Living Traditions and Arts) Award recipients for 2013. The awards recognize... Read More
Nonprofit Arts a $1 Billion Boost for Maryland
November 25, 2013Nonprofit Arts a $1 Billion Boost for MarylandPress ReleaseMaryland’s nonprofit arts sector has a $1.07 billion impact on the state’s economy and supports 12,700 full-time equivalent jobs—a 1,266 jobs increase over last year, according to a report released... Read More
Renewed Strategic Plan for the Arts
November 07, 2013Maryland Unveils Renewed Strategic Plan for the ArtsPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, today unveiled Imagine Maryland: A Renewed Strategic Plan for the Arts 2014-2019. The plan targets key areas... Read More
Clarice Smith Center for Performing Arts presented Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, photo by Margo Moritz.
November 07, 2013November 2013 Newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandA renewed strategic plan for the arts, the Annual Meeting of the Maryland Presenters Network, a new president for the County Arts Agencies of Maryland (CAAM) and more. Arts Maryland, November Arts... Read More
November 01, 2013Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland Fiscal Year 2012PublicationNonprofit arts support an annual economic impact of $1 billion in Maryland. This FY 2012 report shows how the arts support jobs, salaries, tax revenue and more. Download the full report.    
MSAC Releases Annual Report
October 03, 2013October 2013 Newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandMSAC releases Annual Report, Governor O'Mally calls for Arts in Education Taskforce, Leonardtown launches A&E District and more. Arts Maryland, October Arts Maryland is the Maryland State Arts... Read More
October 01, 2013Imagine Maryland: A Renewed Strategic Plan for the Arts 2014-2019PublicationWhile the MSAC remains committed to core values of Excellence, Access, Inclusion and Integrity, we are always looking ahead—and beyond.
Literary Arts Week
September 30, 2013Baltimore hosts Literary Arts WeekArts Across MarylandThe Maryland State Arts Council, in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, the CityLit Project, and the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund announces the third annual Literary Arts... Read More
Baltimore Theatre Project received a Maryland Touring Grant. Photo by Maria Baranova.
September 11, 2013Touring Grants Support Maryland Presenters And PerformersNewsBlackRock Center for the Arts, Caroline County Public Library, The Garrett Lakes Arts Festival and the Baltimore Theatre Project are among the 18 Maryland arts organizations or programs to receive a... Read More
MSAC Council Member and Maryland Delegate Melony Griffith, MSAC A&E Districts Program Director Pamela Dunne, Frederick Partnership Executive Director Kara Norman and Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
September 05, 2013September 2013 Newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandMaryland Association of Counties (MACO) spotlights Arts & Entertainment Districts, Leonardtown launches A&E District, Clarice Smith names new Director and more--Arts Maryland, September Arts... Read More

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