Two people staring at a decorative entrance that says “hello” and “festival” over the opening.
Still from "The Water" an independent feature film by Matthew Appleby, a March 2021 Creativity Grant awardee. (Montgomery County)

MSAC Staff

Contact our dedicated staff for more information about MSAC programs, grants, and offerings.

  • For general inquiries, contact MSAC Office Secretary Derrick Quevedo at or by phone between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday at 410-767-6555.
  • If you have technical questions about the SmartSimple application system, please contact Grants Director Cathy Teixeira at
  • If you need assistance with the Maryland Arts Directory, please contact Caitlin Gill at
  • If you have specific grant questions, please contact the appropriate Program Director listed on the specific grants page or by finding their contact information below. 
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Rosa Chang

Special Projects and Grants Associate

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David D. Mitchell

Program Director, County Arts Development and Arts & Entertainment Districts

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Emily Sollenberger Dobbins

Program Director, Arts Services; Disciplines: Arts Services, Folk & Traditional Arts, Multi-disciplinary, Visual Arts/Media

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Laura Weiss

Program Director, Arts Services; Disciplines: Dance, Literary Arts, Music, Public Art, Theatre

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