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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
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
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
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
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
Eric Byrd Trio
July 30, 2013Touring Grants Support Maryland Presenters and PerformersPress ReleaseBlackRock 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 GFO Grantee: American Visionary Art Museum
July 23, 2013Governor O'Malley Announces $12.7 Million In Arts AwardsPress ReleaseGovernor Martin O’Malley today announced nearly $13 million in Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) grants to local arts organizations and arts councils, reaffirming his strong commitment to supporting... Read More