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January 20, 2021State of Maryland Announces 2021 Heritage Award WinnersPress Release Maryland Traditions, the traditional arts program of MSAC, has announced the winners of its 2021 Heritage Awards, which recognize long-term achievement in the traditional arts. Three Heritage... Read More
October 30, 2020Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland Fiscal Year 2019Publication Nonprofit arts support an annual economic impact of $1.1 billion in Maryland. This FY 2019 report shows how the arts support jobs, salaries, tax revenue and more.
September 30, 2020Maryland State Arts Council introduces Network Technical Assistance grantsPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD (October 1, 2020) - The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is pleased to introduce the Network Technical Assistance grant, which will support organizational development for MSAC’s three... Read More
September 30, 2020Fiscal Year 2020 Annual ReportPublicationA summary of Maryland State Arts Council programs, activities, expenditures, and grants during the 2020 fiscal year. Accessible PDF version here.
July 31, 2020Maryland State Arts Council Awards $40,000 in Folklife ApprenticeshipsNewsBALTIMORE, MD (July 31, 2020) - Maryland Traditions, the traditional arts program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), has awarded $40,000 to traditional artists in the state. The funding... Read More
July 30, 2020State of Maryland Awards over $300,000 in Folklife Network grantsNewsBALTIMORE, MD (July 31, 2020) - Maryland Traditions, the traditional arts program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), has awarded $334,687 to eight regional folklife centers across the state.... Read More
July 08, 2020MSAC COVID-19 State of Emergency Statement & ResourcesNewsInformation Updated July 8, 2020 The COVID-19 state of emergency has resulted in lost income across the creative sector. MSAC has responded immediately by convening constituents to assess the most... Read More
May 27, 2020Maryland State Arts Council Awards $1 Million in Emergency Grant Funding to 125 Arts Organizations and Independent Artists Press ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, today announced awards totaling $1 million dollars to support arts organizations and independent artists... Read More
May 15, 2020Maryland State Arts Council Announces 2020 Independent Arts Award RecipientsPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, announced today that $290,000 has been awarded to 50 Maryland artists through the 2020 Independent Artist... Read More
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April 03, 2020MSAC Opens Emergency Grants for Arts Organizations and Independent ArtistsPress ReleaseIn response to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) has created special grant opportunities that provide emergency funding to arts organizations and artists in... Read More
March 30, 2020Maryland State Arts Council Actions Regarding COVID-19Press ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD (March 30, 2020) - The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is announcing a number of actions it is taking to support the state’s arts community in response to the COVID-19 State of... Read More