Exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Ways to Get Involved

Public Calls: Paid Opportunities

MSAC relies on a diverse array of experts from across the state of Maryland to do the important work of evaluating applications. We invite participation through program-specific public calls for panelists. We select panelists with a focus on diversity of experiences, diversity of location, and expertise in varying artistic disciplines. Panelists must be Maryland residents.

Current Openings
Public Art Across Maryland Grant Panelists
Deadline August 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm

By reviewing and scoring applications, public art panelists bring expertise to supporting artists and organizations applying for grants for the planning and creation of new public artwork as well as the conservation and preservation of existing works. Serving as a Public Art Across Maryland panelist is a great opportunity to learn about public art granting processes.

What to Expect as a Panelist:

  • Attend a panelist virtual training in late October 2022 and check-in early April 2023.
  • Application reviews are completed bi-yearly on a panelist’s own time during the review period (November 2022 and April 2023).
  • Panelists typically review 30+ applications per review, which requires 8-10 hours over a one-month period.
  • Attend two virtual panel meetings to discuss and provide Round 2 scores, December 2, 2022, and May 5, 2023. Meeting time approximately 4 hours, with breaks.
  • Panelists receive compensation for $    for the training, along with $   for each bi-yearly review.
  • Panelists must have access to a computer with internet connection to complete reviews and participate in virtual panel meetings.

What We’re Looking For:

  • 7-10 panelists for FY 2023.
  • Artists, arts administrators, art conservators, architects, landscape architects, and designers with a background in Visual Art and Public Art.
  • A wide geographic representation of the state of Maryland.

How do I apply to be a panelist? Submit your application via MSAC’s online grants management system, SmartSimple. 

Chart listing the calls for panelists by Program, dates open & dates closed

Open Calls: Special Request Program Revision Editors
Deadline: Thursday, July 28, at 11:59 p.m.

MSAC relies on a diverse array of experts from across the state of Maryland to do the important work of participating in program revisions as editors. We invite participation through program-specific public calls for editors. We select editors with a focus on diversity of experiences, diversity of location, and expertise in varying artistic disciplines. Editors must be Maryland residents.

How do I apply to be an editor? Submit your application via MSAC’s online grants management system, SmartSimple.

Click here to log in or create a free account in SmartSimple. 
Under Funding Opportunities, select "Public Call."
Select "Program Editor" from the drop-down options and click "Save Draft" to populate the application.
Select the relevant Grant Program

MSAC is facilitating the public-led revision of the Special Request grant program, which has funded special arts projects at Maryland organizations for the past four years. This effort is based on a need to clarify the program’s policies, provide equitable access to funds that have been spent discretionarily in the past, and grow the portfolio of MSAC funding opportunities currently available to Maryland’s arts sector. The next step of this process is to identify a panel of editors who will work with MSAC staff to develop the policy recommendations that will define the evolution of the Special Request program. Consider completing an application to serve as an editor in this process.

All selected editors will be expected to:
-Become familiar with the previous policies and procedures of the Special Request program.
-Work with MSAC staff to revise Special Request policies and procedures in alignment with public need and the goals of the current MSAC strategic plan.
-Participate in at least two virtual meetings discussing the above issues and developing procedure and policy recommendations for further consideration by MSAC staff, council, and Department of Commerce leadership.

What we are looking for:
-Maryland residents with backgrounds in a variety of arts administration and cultural worker roles, or who are interested in learning how changes are considered and implemented within MSAC.
-Members of teams whose organizations have previously received Special Request funding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Employment Opportunities

Currently, there are no positions open at MSAC. Please check back at a later date or visit jobapscloud.com/MD for openings statewide.