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Press Releases

Ken Skrzesz - Executive Director of Maryland State Arts Council
September 20, 2017Ken Skrzesz named Executive Director of Maryland State Arts CouncilPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, 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... Read More
Sculpture by Jae Ko of St. Mary's County, 2017 Individual Artist Awardee
April 11, 2017Maryland State Arts Council Announces 2017 Individual Artist Award RecipientsPress ReleaseMaryland 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 (... Read More
March 30, 2017Maryland Commerce Names Julie Madden Maryland State Arts Council Interim Executive DirectorPress ReleaseMaryland 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,... Read More
Prem Raja Mahat of Baltimore and Roshan Pratap Rana of Montgomery County completed an apprenticeship in Nepali folk music last year. Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.
January 05, 2017Maryland Traditions applications for Apprenticeship Awards and Project Grants are now open!Press ReleaseMaryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, is pleased to open applications for its annual Apprenticeship Awards and Project Grants. These two forms of support are... Read More
FY 2015 Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland
December 06, 2016Nonprofit Arts Generate $1.1 Billion Impact on Maryland EconomyPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, 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... Read More
Cambodian traditional music master Chum Ngek of Montgomery County is one of three recipients of the 2016 Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards. Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.
September 26, 2016Recipients of the 2016 Maryland Traditions Heritage AwardsPress ReleaseCambodian traditional music, family-owned amusement park, and maple syrup farming among 2016 Maryland Traditions Heritage Award honors Baltimore, Md. — Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of... Read More
Founder and Executive Director Joanne Lewis-Margolius of Magical Experiences
September 15, 2016Maryland State Arts Council Announces Grant Awards to SchoolsPress ReleaseBaltimore, Md. - In celebration of National Arts Education Week, The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announces grant awards to 194 schools in 18 of Maryland's 23 counties and Baltimore City for... Read More
Piñata-making workshop hosted by Southeast Baltimore’s Artesanas Mexicanas at the 2016 Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival. Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.
September 07, 2016 The Maryland State Arts Council and Maryland Traditions Seek Consultants to Assess the Feasibility of a Maryland Folklife CenterPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, Md.—The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is seeking proposals from qualified consultants or consultant teams to assess the feasibility of creating a Maryland Folklife Center, which would... Read More
Peacherine Ragtime Symphony Orchestra
June 28, 2016Maryland State Arts Council Grants Support Maryland Presenters and Artists Press ReleaseThe Baltimore Theatre Project, Carroll County Arts Council, Oxford Community Center and the Calvert Marine Museum are among the 30 nonprofit organizations across 18 counties selected to receive... Read More
May 25, 2016MARYLAND FOOD TRADITIONS FEATURED AT FOLKLIFE FESTIVALPress ReleaseBALTIMORE (May 25, 2016) - Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, documents and supports living traditions, or those cultural practices that are passed down by... Read More

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