Governor Larry Hogan recently released his Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal. The Governor's FY 2017 budget includes a record setting $20.3 million appropriation for the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), including a $2 million enhancement contingent on the enactment of legislation.
“We are grateful to the Governor and the First Lady for their extraordinary support for the arts,” said Bill Pencek, Acting Managing Director, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts. “The arts not only have a powerful impact on Maryland’s economy but our quality of life. By bringing art into our communities, we have created not only a vitally strong arts sector but an economic engine that supports job growth and new business.”