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January 17, 2013Governor O'Malley Receives National Honor For Arts LeadershipPress ReleaseAmericans for the Arts (AFTA), a leading national arts advocacy organization, along with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, will jointly award Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley the prestigious Public... Read More
January 04, 2013The Baltimore Sun: A year-round present from the artsArts Across MarylandIn a holiday season that celebrates giving, Maryland's nonprofit arts organizations have been playing their part. Not only do they inspire and enrich our lives in innumerable ways large and small,... Read More
November 27, 2012Disaster declaration may offer aid to Maryland nonprofits affected by SandyNewsOn Nov. 20, Maryland received a disaster declaration for Public Assistance for Hurricane Sandy for the following counties: Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett,... Read More
November 01, 2012Economic Impact of the Arts in MarylandPublicationNonprofit arts support an annual economic impact of $1 billion in Maryland. This FY 2011 report shows how the arts support jobs, salaries, tax revenue and more.
October 09, 2012Maryland State Arts Council Awards $50,000 In Grants To Support Living Traditions In MarylandPress ReleaseMaryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), has awarded $50,000 in grants for FY 2013. In total, $20,000 was appropriated for the Apprenticeship Awards... Read More
September 01, 2012Fiscal Year 2012 Annual ReportPublicationA summary of MSAC programs, activities, expenditures and grants by county during fiscal year 2012.
August 13, 2012New Maryland State Arts Council Officers and Councilors Take PositionsPress ReleaseA new slate of Maryland State Art Council (MSAC) officers – elected at the Council's annual June meeting—and three newly appointed council members have assumed leadership. The Council is an appointed... Read More
July 03, 2012New Student Poetry Anthology is an Online Resource for TeachersNewsThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) today released Voices Fly, an anthology of Maryland students’ poetry that also contains a selection of teaching exercises designed by MSAC Poets-in-Residence.... Read More
June 19, 2012Marylander Receives Nation's Highest Honor In Folk And Traditional ArtsPress ReleaseThe National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today announced that bluegrass and country musician Mike Auldridge of Silver Spring, Maryland has been named one of only nine 2012 NEA 2012 National Heritage... Read More
June 05, 2012Bethesda Receives 2012 Arts & Entertainment Outstanding Achievement AwardPress ReleaseMaryland’s Department of Commerce today presented the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District with the 2012 Award for Outstanding Achievement. Bethesda Urban Partnership Marketing &... Read More
May 29, 2012Maryland Traditions announces food at the 2nd Annual Folklife Festival!News Maryland Traditions, a program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), has announced a list of distinctive food offerings at the 2nd Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival. The Festival, an... Read More
May 04, 20122ND ANNUAL MARYLAND TRADITIONS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED!Press ReleaseThe Festival features Maryland’s traditional musicians, arts masters and their apprentices playing music and leading workshops and demonstrations in screen painting, decoy duck carving, Smith Island... Read More