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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
Dance Exchange
July 19, 2013Two Maryland Organizations selected for the National Endowment for the Arts' 2013 Our Town GrantsPress ReleaseBaltimore, MD (July 19, 2013)—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced plans to award 59 Our Town grants totaling $4.725 million in 34 states across the country. Two of those 59 are being... Read More
"Art Lives Here in Gateway Arts District"
June 07, 2013Maryland's A&E Districts Spur Jobs, New BusinessPress ReleaseNew study affirms economic impact; state adds two districts  A new economic impact study shows that in FY2012, 19 Maryland Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Districts collectively supported an... Read More
Maryland Traditions Headliner Lafayette Gilchrist
April 22, 20133rd Maryland Traditions Folklife FestivalPress ReleaseFrom arts born in Maryland, like screen painting and duck decoy carving to traditions with deep global roots, like Cambodian Dance, Pinata Making and Indian Kolam Painting, the Maryland Traditions... Read More
PEEP Show
March 28, 2013Carroll County PEEPshow Makes National NewsPress ReleaseThe Carroll County Arts Council’s 6th Annual PEEPshow will be part of an NBC Nightly News feature on the 60th Anniversary of PEEPS®.  The show will air nationally this Saturday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m... Read More
Accidental Freedom, a painting by IAA Recipient Jeanne Keck
March 20, 2013Maryland honors 87 for artistic excellencePress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, has recognized 87 Maryland artists for creating work of exceptional quality within a range of disciplines.... Read More
Blessed Sheriff POL Champion
March 14, 2013Maryland Names Poetry Out Loud State ChampionPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced that Blessed Sheriff, a sophomore at Richard Montgomery High School in Montgomery County, placed first at the 2013 Maryland Poetry Out Loud (POL)... Read More
Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest
March 05, 2013Nine Maryland Students Compete for Poetry Out Loud State TitlePress ReleaseBaltimore, MD (March 5, 2013) More than 16,000 Maryland students across 16 counties have competed in the 2013 Poetry Out Loud (POL) national poetry recitation contest. This Saturday, the top nine who... Read More
Maryland Love Project
February 15, 2013Gov. O'Malley launches Maryland Love ProjectPress ReleaseANNAPOLIS, MD (February 15, 2013) - Today Governor Martin O'Malley launched an online portal where people can submit all of the reasons why they love Maryland by sharing a photo, tweet or story.  ... Read More
Imagine Maryland
February 04, 2013Fresh Strategy Assessement for Maryland ArtsPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) today announced that Imagine Maryland, its five-year (2009-1013) strategic plan, will be assessed and updated by Dreeszen & Associates, a consulting firm... Read More

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