ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

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  • Decoy carver Rich Smoker of Somerset County. Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.

    Somerset County decoy carver wins National Heritage Fellowship

     

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    Decoy carver Rich Smoker of Somerset County. Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.
  • Storyteller Mama Linda Goss of Baltimore City

    Baltimore City storyteller wins National Heritage Fellowship

     

     

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    Storyteller Mama Linda Goss of Baltimore City. Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.
  • Grace Cavalieri was appointed Maryland Poet Laureate on November 7, 2018

    Maryland Poet Laureate

     

     

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  • Annual Report 2018

     

     

    MSAC FY18 Annual Report

     

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  • Experience the Arts Everywhere in Maryland

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Begin Your Arts Journey

  • Billow by Rene Rendine, 2017 Individual Artist Award recipient.

    Honoring and Celebrating Artists

    Individual Artist Awards

     

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    Billow by Rene Rendine, 2017 Individual Artist Award recipient.
  • Wheaton Clock Tower, mosaics by Arts on the Block. Photo courtesy of the Wheaton A&E District.

    Creating Dynamic Communities

    Maryland Arts & Entertainment Districts

     

    Arts & Entertainment Districts

    Wheaton Clock Tower, mosaics by Arts on the Block. Photo courtesy of the Wheaton A&E District.
  • Building Blocks by HENSE. Photo courtesy of The City of Hagerstown.

    Creating Meaningful Places

     

     

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    Building Blocks by HENSE. Photo courtesy of The City of Hagerstown.
  • Magical Experiences Arts Company in residence at The Delrey School. Photos by Kintz.

    Advancing the Arts Across Maryland

    Engaging with Students of All Abilities

     

    Arts in Education Programs

    Magical Experiences Arts Company in residence at The Delrey School. Photos by Kintz.
  • Donna Hardy and Charles Wilson performing on behalf of the Arch Social Club, 2019 Heritage Award winners in the Place category.

    Make a nomination recognizing achievement in Maryland folklife by Dec. 6

     

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    Donna Hardy and Charles Wilson performing on behalf of the Arch Social Club, 2019 Heritage Award winners in the Place category. Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.

  • MSAC FY19 Annual Report

     

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Maryland State Arts Council

With a celebrated history of commitment to innovation, collaboration and leadership in the arts reaching back four decades, the Arts Council was founded to encourage and invest in the arts for all Marylanders. With a strong record of support for artists, arts programs and organizations, the MSAC continues its work to build an even stronger creative community across our state.

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Arts Mean Business

Nonprofit arts support an annual economic impact of $1.4 billion in Maryland. This FY 2017 report shows how the arts support jobs, salaries, tax revenue and more.

In fiscal year 2019, the Maryland State Arts Council awarded GFO grants to 290 arts organizations and programs across the state totaling $14,644,298.  Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater, Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Photo by Teresa Castracane

The MSAC invites Maryland artists of all disciplines to sign-up for the Maryland Artist Registry and encourages those with online selling sites for their art, crafts or artistic merchandise to opt-in to the Maryland Marketplace. Teapot and Bullan Cup by Denise Joyal.

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