News & Events
March 11, 2020MSAC’s Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Statement & ResourcesNewsIn response to the recent state of emergency regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) continues to follow announcements from Governor Larry Hogan and the... Read More
March 10, 2020Maryland State Arts Council Announces "Poetry Out Loud" Maryland State Winner from Concordia Preparatory High School, Baltimore CountyPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD (March 10, 2020) - Randolph Smith, an 11th grader at Concordia Preparatory High School in Baltimore County, was selected as the Poetry Out Loud (POL) Maryland State champion on March... Read More
February 26, 2020Maryland General Assembly Workgroup Recommendations on the Baltimore Symphony OrchestraNewsRecommendations for Cost Containment, Audience Development and Future Sustainability of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
February 19, 2020MSAC Call for Artists 2020 Women & Nature Open-Call ExhibitionMSAC's exhibition Women and Nature explores our relationship with Mother Earth through visual art and poetry created by Maryland artists. The exhibition will include a variety of media within two-... Read More
February 18, 2020MSAC Call for Jurors 2020 Women & Nature Open-Call ExhibitionNewsThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is seeking jurors to review visual art (two-dimensional) and poetry submissions for "Women and Nature," MSAC's spring exhibition exploring artists' relationship... Read More
February 10, 2020Call for Stories Featuring Entrepreneurship in the ArtsNewsThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is seeking stories about entrepreneurship in the arts. Do you know of an artist, small business, or startup that represents an exciting addition to Maryland’s... Read More
February 07, 2020Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland Fiscal Year 2018Publication Nonprofit arts 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.
January 21, 2020National Endowment for the Arts Announces Literature Fellowship Grant RecipientsPress ReleaseWashington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today a total of $1.2 million in fellowships to creative writers and translators, supporting both the development of new works of... Read More
January 21, 2020National Endowment for the Arts Announces Arts Project GrantsPress ReleaseWashington, DC—Chairman Mary Anne Carter announced that 1,187 grantees in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will receive a total of $27.3 million of... Read More
December 02, 2019Maryland Commerce Designates New Arts and Entertainment District in Baltimore CountyPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD (November 25, 2019) – Maryland Secretary of Commerce Kelly M. Schulz today announced that Catonsville in Baltimore County has been designated as the state’s 29th Arts and Entertainment... Read More
November 26, 2019Fiscal Year 2019 Annual ReportPublicationA summary of Maryland State Arts Council programs, activities, expenditures, and grants during the 2019 fiscal year.
August 20, 2019State of Maryland Awards $40,000 in Grants to Traditional Artists for Artisan Skill TrainingPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD (August 20, 2019) - Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), has awarded $40,000 to traditional artists in the state. The funding supports... Read More