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March 28, 2018Anne Arundel County Student Named 2018 Maryland Poetry Out Loud State Champion at 13th Poetry Out Loud State FinalsPress ReleaseBaltimore, MD (March 14, 2018) – The Poetry Out Loud (POL) Maryland State Finals was held on March 10, 2018 in the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Auditorium at the Baltimore Museum of Art. This year’s... Read More
March 12, 2018CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS EVENT, FREE TO THE PUBLIC Press ReleaseAn Evening of Music, Dance, Literary, Theatrical, and Visual Arts to Commemorate  Maryland State Arts Council 50 Years of Service to the Arts Baltimore, MD (March 8, 2018) –  The Maryland State Arts... Read More
Create Gallery in Chestertown's Arts & Entertainment District. Photo by Kevin B Moore
December 01, 2017Maryland’s Arts and Entertainment Districts Bring New Businesses, Jobs and Event Spending to Communities StatewidePress ReleaseMaryland’s Arts and Entertainment Districts Bring New Businesses, Jobs and Event Spending to Communities Statewide New study affirms significant economic impact as state adds a 25th district
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

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