Maryland State Arts Council

Maryland State Arts Council advances the arts in our state by providing leadership that champions creative expression, diverse programming, equitable access, lifelong learning, and the arts as a celebrated contributor to the quality of life for all the people of Maryland. 


Arts Mean Business

MSAC's grantees support an annual economic impact of $1.3 billion in Maryland. This FY 2018 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.