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Ken Skrzesz - Executive Director of Maryland State Arts Council
September 20, 2017

BALTIMORE, MD  – Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill joined today with Maryland State Arts Council Chair Shelley Morhaim to announce Ken Skrzesz as the next executive director of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce. A longtime arts advocate and performer with more than 25 years in arts education, Skrzesz will take on his new role in mid-October, following the six-month tenure of Julie Madden who held the position in an interim capacity. 

Sculpture by Jae Ko of St. Mary's County, 2017 Individual Artist Awardee
April 11, 2017

Maryland State Arts Council Announces 2017 Individual Artist Award Recipients

$245,000 awarded to 88 outstanding Maryland artists

BALTIMORE, MD (April 11, 2017) - The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, announced that $245,000 has been awarded to 88 Maryland artists through the 2017 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). This year, the MSAC received submissions from 348 applicants.

March 30, 2017

Maryland Commerce Names Julie Madden Maryland State Arts Council Interim Executive Director

Madden is a longtime arts advocate and artist with more than 30 years in business and the arts

BALTIMORE, MD (March 30, 2017) – Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill today announced that Julie Madden will serve as the interim executive director of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce.

Guitar Festival

The 5th Annual festival by Power Jam Music Alliance offers a Workshop plus Guitar Concert and Art Show. Headliners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer hold two GRAMMYs. The Art Show showcases local talent.

December 20, 2016

In observance of the upcoming holidays, State offices, including the Maryland State Arts Council, will be closed on the following days:

Monday, December 26, 2016

Monday, January 2, 2017

 

We wish you and your family a joyous holiday season and a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

FY 2015 Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland
December 06, 2016

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland’s nonprofit arts sector had a $1.16 billion total impact on the state’s economy and supported 14,564 full-time jobs in Fiscal Year 2015 – up from $1.05 billion and 12,155 jobs in the previous year, according to a new economic impact report from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency within the Maryland Department of Commerce that works to encourage and invest in the arts for all Marylanders.

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