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MCA hosts Maryland Arts Day
March 19, 2013March 2013 newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandGovernor O'Malley's budget supports the arts, MSAC announces regional arts forums, a new executive director for the Walters and more--Arts Maryland, March Arts Maryland is the Maryland State Arts... Read More
Blessed Sheriff POL Champion
March 14, 2013Maryland Names Poetry Out Loud State ChampionPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced that Blessed Sheriff, a sophomore at Richard Montgomery High School in Montgomery County, placed first at the 2013 Maryland Poetry Out Loud (POL)... Read More
March 07, 2013MSAC announces regional arts forumsNewsThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) has announced that a series of regional arts forums will help shape the reassessment of Imagine Maryland, its five-year strategic plan. Each of the six forums,... Read More
Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest
March 05, 2013Nine Maryland Students Compete for Poetry Out Loud State TitlePress ReleaseBaltimore, MD (March 5, 2013) More than 16,000 Maryland students across 16 counties have competed in the 2013 Poetry Out Loud (POL) national poetry recitation contest. This Saturday, the top nine who... Read More
Maryland Love Project
February 15, 2013Gov. O'Malley launches Maryland Love ProjectPress ReleaseANNAPOLIS, MD (February 15, 2013) - Today Governor Martin O'Malley launched an online portal where people can submit all of the reasons why they love Maryland by sharing a photo, tweet or story.  ... Read More
Imagine Maryland
February 04, 2013Fresh Strategy Assessement for Maryland ArtsPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) today announced that Imagine Maryland, its five-year (2009-1013) strategic plan, will be assessed and updated by Dreeszen & Associates, a consulting firm... Read More
Governor Martin O'Malley
January 17, 2013Governor O'Malley Receives National Honor For Arts LeadershipPress ReleaseAmericans for the Arts (AFTA), a leading national arts advocacy organization, along with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, will jointly award Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley the prestigious Public... Read More
AFTA Award
January 04, 2013February 2013 newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandGovernor O'Malley receives national award for arts leadership, Cherry Adler Award goes to Magical Arts experiences, Arts Council to update Strategic Plan and more--Arts Maryland, February. Arts... Read More
The Baltimore Sun
January 04, 2013The Baltimore Sun: A year-round present from the artsArts Across MarylandIn a holiday season that celebrates giving, Maryland's nonprofit arts organizations have been playing their part. Not only do they inspire and enrich our lives in innumerable ways large and small,... Read More
Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland FY2012
December 06, 2012December 2012 newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandNonprofit arts generate $1 billion for Maryland,  NEA Announces 13 Maryland grant recipients, ALTA Awards features short films, musical tributes and more--Arts Maryland, December Arts Maryland is the... Read More
Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland FY2012
December 05, 2012Nonprofit Arts Generate $1 Billion For MarylandPress ReleaseMaryland’s nonprofit arts sector has a $1 billion impact on the state’s economy and supports more than 11,000 jobs, according to a report released today by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). The... Read More
December 01, 20122012 ALTA AwardsPublicationALTA awards are presented annually to an individual or group, a place and a tradition that embody outstanding stewardship of living traditions and help to preserve Maryland’s cultural heritage.  The... Read More
November 27, 2012Disaster declaration may offer aid to Maryland nonprofits affected by SandyNewsOn Nov. 20, Maryland received a disaster declaration for Public Assistance for Hurricane Sandy for the following counties: Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett,... Read More
November 01, 2012Economic Impact of the Arts in MarylandPublicationNonprofit arts support an annual economic impact of $1 billion in Maryland. This FY 2011 report shows how the arts support jobs, salaries, tax revenue and more.
Mike Auldridge
October 16, 2012Alta Awards Honor Pillars Of Maryland HeritagePress Release Maryland Traditions, the Folklife Program of the Maryland State Arts Council, today announced the ALTA (Achievement in Living Traditions and Arts) Award recipients for 2012. The awards recognize... Read More
Pictured from left: MICA Board member Sheila Riggs, Governor O’Malley, MICA Board chair, Fredye Gross
October 11, 2012November 2012 newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandMICA Honors Governor Martin O'Malley, Maryland Commission on Public Art tours National Harbor, Maryland arts organizations receive grants for Maryland bicentennial commemoration projects and more--... Read More
Maryland Traditions Logo
October 09, 2012Maryland State Arts Council Awards $50,000 In Grants To Support Living Traditions In MarylandPress ReleaseMaryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), has awarded $50,000 in grants for FY 2013. In total, $20,000 was appropriated for the Apprenticeship Awards... Read More
Literary Arts Week
September 26, 2012Baltimore City Hosts Literary Arts WeekPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council, in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and the CityLit Project, announces the second annual Literary Arts Week in Baltimore. The literary arts... Read More
FY2012 Annual Report
September 12, 2012MSAC Releases Annual ReportArts Across MarylandThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) has released its fiscal year 2012 annual report. The digital report features a selection of photographs and visual art from more than 350 MSAC FY 2012 grantees... Read More
9/11 Memorial of Maryland
September 06, 2012September 2012 newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandNew fiber arts center opens on the Eastern Shore, Memorial Run begins at the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland, Maryland Traditions at the Appalachian Festival and more--Arts Maryland, September. Arts... Read More
September 01, 2012Fiscal Year 2012 Annual ReportPublicationA summary of MSAC programs, activities, expenditures and grants by county during fiscal year 2012.    
MSAC Chair Barbara Bershon
August 13, 2012New Maryland State Arts Council Officers and Councilors Take PositionsPress ReleaseA new slate of Maryland State Art Council (MSAC) officers – elected at the Council's annual June meeting—and three newly appointed council members have assumed leadership. The Council is an appointed... Read More
Voices Fly
July 03, 2012New Student Poetry Anthology is an Online Resource for TeachersNewsThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) today released Voices Fly, an anthology of Maryland students’ poetry that also contains a selection of teaching exercises designed by MSAC Poets-in-Residence.... Read More
Mike Auldridge
June 19, 2012Marylander Receives Nation's Highest Honor In Folk And Traditional ArtsPress ReleaseThe National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today announced that bluegrass and country musician Mike Auldridge of Silver Spring, Maryland has been named one of only nine 2012 NEA 2012 National Heritage... Read More
Lucas Cowan
June 15, 2012MSAC Hires New Public Art Program DirectorNewsBaltimore (June 13, 2012)—Lucas Cowan joins the Maryland State Arts Council this week as Program Director of Public Art. Cowan holds a bachelor’s degree from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)... Read More