Coffee with Ken: Tuesdays, 9-10 AM
Here’s your chance to get the ear of the Director! Join MSAC’s Executive Director, Ken Skrzesz and your fellow colleagues across the state on Tuesday mornings with your favorite coffee drink (or tea, if you’re like Ken!) for a topic-specific dialogue about the arts in Maryland.
July 14th: Boards of Directors: Ideas for Engagement and Training. Register here.
July 21th: Arts Organization Staffing: Attracting, Engaging and Retaining Great People. Register here.
July 28th: Arts Organization Leadership: Sustaining Enthusiasm for the Work. Register here.
August 4th: Arts as Service: Connecting Programs to Communities. Register here.
Creative Conversations: Independent Artists
Back by popular demand! Grab your lunch, login, listen and learn! MSAC Program Directors Emily Sollenberger and Laura Weiss are hosting a series of online gatherings for independent artists to connect with creative, discipline-specific, community members in a small group setting. These hour-long lunchtime sessions are an “off the record” time to share with peers where you are at in your current work, what you are excited about, and what challenges you may be facing.
Performing Arts: July 13th, 12-1 PM. Register here.
Visual/Media Artists: July 14th 12-1 PM. Register here.
Literary Artists: July 16th, 12-1 PM. Register here.
Story Share: Weekly on Wednesdays, 12-1PM
What better way to listen and share, if not over a meal? Grab lunch and join your fellow colleagues in a story share! As we gather together, this time is to collectively discuss anecdotal hopes, challenges, and tales of resilience of our arts communities. Leave the hour feeling inspired and connected as we envision the resurgence of the arts in our communities.
July 15th: Storyteller, Janice Curtis Greene, will share the personal story of her two oldest sons and how faith and telling their stories turned the misery of their transition into a mission of healing and compassion for others.Register here.
July 22th: Guest Anita Lambert will share the origins of her work as a Music Therapist in an educational setting, which contributed to a change in expectations and reflections of racial and cultural bias. Register here.
July 29th: Guest Adena Varner for The Anchor of the Arts: Inspiration to keep moving forward drawn from what keeps us steadfast and sustained. Register here.
August 5th: Guest TBD. Register here.
August 12th: Guest John Schratweiser. Register here.
Digital Sharing: Weekly on Thursdays, 1-2 PM
Join us to hear what’s working well digitally for sharing online content as we hear from arts organizations and artists across Maryland and beyond.
Performing Arts: July 16th. Register here.
Visual Arts: July 23th. Register here.
Arts Education: July 30th. Register here.
Literary Arts: August 6th. Register here.
Public Art Listening Session, July 13th, 4-5 PM
Purchasing Artwork for State Buildings: Maryland's percent for public art program, the Maryland Public Art Initiative would like to begin a program to purchase existing works from Maryland artists to be on permanent display in State owned buildings. In this listening session we want to gather feedback for a proposed artwork purchasing program and how it may benefit painters, photographers, mixed media, sculptors, etc. interested in selling work through this program. Register here.
Public Art Across Maryland FY21 Information Sessions
New Projects: July 14th, 2-3 PM. The PAAM program offers Planning Grants of up to $5000 and Implementation Grants of up to $20,000 for new public artworks. Learn more about the program and how to apply. Register here.
Conservation Grant: July 16th, 2-3 PM. The PAAM program offers Planning Grants of up to $5000 and Implementation Grants of up to $50,000 for the conservation and preservation of existing public artworks. Learn more about the program and how to apply. Register here.
Reopening Legalities with MdVLA: Wednesday, July 29th, 2-3PM
Join Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts as they address legal issues surrounding re-opening and in-person engagement, including liability attached to patrons and employees, coordinating action plans for the use of PPE, and following CDC guidelines and other regulations. Register here.