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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Individual Artist Award

Sculpture by Stephen Hendee of Baltimore City, 2017 Individual Artist Awardee
Sculpture by Rachel Marie Debuque of Prince George's County, 2017 Individual Artist Awardee

Individual Artist Award

Honoring Artistic Excellence: Individual Artist Award

Artists are at the heart of Maryland's thriving creative sector, and communities value artists for the vitality, cultural traditions and economic impact they support throughout the state.

Each year, MSAC recognizes the outstanding artistic achievements of artists from across Maryland with awards of $1,000, $3,000 and $6,000. These awards honor artists, showcasing their importance to the cultural fabric of our state, supporting their creative potential and strengthening their impact on the local level.

Through a process administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF), awardees are chosen, based solely on artistic merit, by an out-of-state jury of discipline-specific experts. See lists of previous awardees here

Individual Artist Award Categories

The IAA program accepts applications in 18 categories representing a broad range of visual, literary, and performing arts disciplines. Categories rotate on a three-year schedule. Over the next three years, MSAC will accept applications in the following categories:

2019

2020

2021

Creative Non-Fiction/Fiction

Dance: Choreography

Non-Classical Music: Composition

Media/Digital/Electronic Arts

Dance: Solo Performance

Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance

Theater: Solo Performance

Classical Music: Composition

Playwriting

Painting

Classical Music: Solo Performance

Crafts

Works on Paper

Poetry

Photography

Applying for an Award 

THE 2019 IAA DEADLINE WILL BE JULY 25, 2018.

For more information and to apply, click the "Maryland" tab on MAAF's website here.
 
2019 IAA Guidelines will be available in May, 2018.

 

Technical Assistance

A series of online videos that assist applicants in determining eligibility and preparing and submitting applications are available on the "Maryland" tab of MAAF's website here. A work sample preparation guide is also available.

In addition, MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process and answer questions about the program and application. Both webinars cover the same information. Advance registration is required.

WEBINAR DATES AND TIMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN MAY 2018

Additional questions? Contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at kimberly@midatlanticarts.org