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June 12, 2012Nominate Grant Review Panelists for MSACNewsThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recruits individuals to serve as Grant Review Panelists. Discipline-based panelists play a significant role in the grants process through their recommendations... Read More
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
June 07, 2012June 2013 newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandThe NEA talks with Governor Martin O'Malley, Maryland A&E Districts grow and attract funds, Arts Council honors Individual Artist Award and more--Arts Maryland, June Arts Maryland is the Maryland... Read More
Bethesda Urban Partnership
June 05, 2012Bethesda Receives 2012 Arts & Entertainment Outstanding Achievement AwardPress ReleaseMaryland’s Department of Commerce today presented the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District with the 2012 Award for Outstanding Achievement. Bethesda Urban Partnership Marketing &... Read More
Prigel Family Creamery
May 29, 2012Maryland Traditions announces food at the 2nd Annual Folklife Festival!News Maryland Traditions, a program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), has announced a list of distinctive food offerings at the 2nd Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival. The Festival, an... Read More
POOL by Zachary Thornton
May 22, 2012Apply for an Individual Artist AwardArts Across MarylandThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Individual Artist Awards (IAA) Program awards grants to Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive process that encourages the artistic excellence... Read More
The Legendary Orioles
May 04, 20122ND ANNUAL MARYLAND TRADITIONS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED!Press ReleaseThe Festival features Maryland’s traditional musicians, arts masters and their apprentices playing music and leading workshops and demonstrations in screen painting, decoy duck carving, Smith Island... Read More
Todd Marcus
April 26, 2012Apply for a Maryland Touring Grant by April 30, 2012Press ReleaseThis is a unique and exciting program for Maryland performing artists to enhance their marketing and touring capacity, as well as showcase the wide array of diverse talent in the state. Maryland... Read More
9/11 Memorial of Maryland
April 03, 2012MSAC announces new audio tour for visitors to the 9/11 Memorial of MarylandPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council announced today that a new audio tour is now available to visitors of the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland, which was unveiled last September on the 10th anniversary of the... Read More
Black Cherry Puppet Theatre
March 30, 2012MSAC’s Artist -in-Residence (AiR) ProgramArts Across Maryland MSAC’s Artist -in-Residence (AiR) program is now open to grant applications from schools and artists through MSAC’s new application system, The AiR program matches selected artists with... Read More
Maryland Traditions Logo
March 21, 2012Maryland Traditions @ UMBC Film Screening SeriesArts Across MarylandChesapeake Free Friday, April 27, 12 p.m. Room 306, Fine Arts Building, UMBC campus Run time: 30 mins. This is the exclusive, first screening of Chesapeake Free, a documentary film about three young... Read More
Brian Gilbert places first
March 06, 2012Maryland State Arts Council Announces Poetry Out Loud Maryland State ChampionPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced that Brian Gilbert, a senior at Marriotts Ridge High School in Howard County, placed first at the 2012 Maryland Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition on... Read More
March 02, 2012Media Alert: Second Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife FestivalPress ReleaseWHAT:  Maryland Traditions, a program of the Maryland State Arts Council, will present the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival, a free, day-long celebration of traditional artists and musicians... Read More
Poetry Out Loud
March 01, 2012Maryland State Arts Council announces Maryland Poetry Out Loud State Final CompetitionPress ReleaseAt the Maryland Poetry Out Loud (POL) state final, eight students selected from 15,000 will compete to represent Maryland at the national POL competition. Students will perform three poems before a... Read More
Amber Waves by Wendy McAlister
February 21, 2012MSAC ANNOUNCES INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS AWARD RECIPIENTSPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, has recognized 100 Maryland artists from 15 counties across the state for creating work of exceptional... Read More
Station North A&E District
February 15, 2012National Symposium on Arts/Cultural/Entertainment DistrictsArts Across MarylandScheduled in conjunction with the National Main Streets Conference, this two-day symposium will offer the opportunity to learn about existing policy and incentive programs, and discuss... Read More
Gateway Arts District
February 02, 2012Study Reveals State's A&E Districts Spurring Jobs, New BusinessPress ReleaseAn economic impact study released today by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, shows that the State’s Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Districts... Read More
Department of Commerce Secretary Christian Johansson
December 07, 2011Sec. Johansson announces redesignation of Silver Spring A&EPress Release“The Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District redesignation is the culmination of years of work and tireless effort by the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development and its many... Read More
Nancy Haragan
December 01, 2011In Appreciation - Nancy HaraganNewsOn Sunday, November 27, the arts community of Maryland suffered a great loss with the passing of arts advocate and visionary leader, Nancy Haragan. As the founding director of the Greater Baltimore... Read More
Ducy Decoy
November 28, 2011Dec 3rd - Free ALTA Awards Ceremony and ConcertPress ReleaseACHIEVEMENT IN LIVING TRADITIONS & ARTS A CONCERT BY 2011 NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOW WARNER WILLIAMS Saturday, December 3, 7:00P.M. Admission: Free! Tickets:  Call us Anytime!  240-567-... Read More
Dollar Sign
November 14, 2011Arts Generate $1 Billion in Economic Impact for MarylandPress Release“The arts are a significant source for job creation and part of the economic engine that powers our State,” said Governor O’Malley. “By investing in the arts, we are making a commitment to the most... Read More
Singing and Praying Bands
November 06, 2011Maryland Traditions Announces 2011 ALTA Award RecipientsPress ReleaseMaryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, today announced the winners of its annual ALTA (Achievement in Living Traditions and Arts) Awards, recognizing living... Read More
Literary Arts Week
September 29, 2011MSAC Launches Literary Arts WeekArts Across MarylandThe Maryland State Arts Council, in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and the CityLit Project, announces the launch of Literary Arts Week in Baltimore this October. This... Read More
Edwin Remsberg
September 27, 2011MSAC Gallery - Maryland Masters: Edwin Remsberg's Portraits of Maryland TraditionsNewsSince 2008, Remsberg – a former Baltimore Sun photographer and Harford County native – has documented Maryland Traditions’ master artists as they have passed their skills on to their apprentices. The... Read More
September 20, 2011Free Tickets for NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda on Sept 23NewsWashington, D.C. – Where can you see Mardi Gras Indians in full regalia, taiko drummers, a saxophonist playing Bulgarian wedding music, and a Piedmont blues artist, all sharing the same stage? At the... Read More
Baker Artist Award
September 20, 2011Baker artist awards 2011 winners at the Baltimore Museum of Art through Oct 2, 2011. Reception Oct 1Arts Across MarylandBaker artist awards 2011 winners At the Baltimore Museum of art through Oct. 2 For more information, visit