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April 01, 2019Maryland State Arts Council Announces Winners of 2019 Maryland Traditions Heritage AwardsPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD (April 1, 2019) - The Maryland Traditions folklife program is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Heritage Awards, given annually to outstanding stewards of Maryland’s living... Read More
March 04, 20192019 Maryland Poetry Out Loud WinnersMarch 4, 2019   2019 NATIONAL POETRY OUT LOUD WINNERS   Isabella Callery, Minnesota, 2019 National Poetry Out Loud Champion Scottlynn Ernestine Ballard, Illinois (Second Place) Alejandro J. Campo,... Read More
March 01, 2019March 2019 NewslettereNewsletterThe explorations, dialogue, and recommendations throughout the revision process have demonstrated a thoughtful and expansive approach as MSAC aligns its work with the values of equity, diversity,... Read More
February 12, 2019Maryland State Arts Council Hosts Statewide “Creative Conversations” for Artists and Arts Advocates this FallPress ReleaseBaltimore, MD (August 23, 2018) –The Maryland State Arts Council is sponsoring seven regional institutes for artists, arts organizations, arts leaders, and arts supporters to gather for collaborative... Read More
February 12, 2019Maryland Traditions Accepting Award Applications through February 15Press ReleaseBaltimore, MD (February 2019) – Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, is currently accepting applications for the Apprenticeships Awards and nominations for... Read More
February 08, 2019 Maryland Traditions accepting award applications through Feb. 15 News BALTIMORE — Maryland Traditions, the folk-life program of the Maryland State Arts Council, is accepting applications for apprenticeships awards and nominations for heritage awards. Apprenticeship... Read More
February 07, 2019 Carroll County student takes first place in regional poetry competition NewsThere’s something onstage at the Carroll Arts Center nearly every weekend, and many weekdays, too. Musicians, theater folk and dancers walk the boards regularly, but on Saturday, Feb. 2, poets took... Read More
February 01, 2019February 2019 NewslettereNewsletterFacilitated by Michele Walter and Lynette Turner of the AMS Planning and Research, the assembled group investigated needs and priorities in the field, definitions of “success” through the lens of our... Read More
January 26, 2019Apply for Maryland Traditions project grant NewsBALTIMORE — Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, is accepting applications for Project Grants. Applications are open until Feb. 15. Maryland Traditions... Read More
January 24, 2019 State Arts Council seeking panelists for grant review News The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is seeking panelists to review grant applications for the recently announced Creativity Grant program. MSAC relies on a diverse array of arts experts from the... Read More
January 21, 2019Nonprofit View: Art is good for businessNewsThe Carroll County Arts Council was founded in 1969 and will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It has had several homes, but since 2003, it has occupied the Carroll Arts Center, formerly... Read More
January 18, 2019Hogan announces Fiscal Year 2020 BudgetNewsANNAPOLIS, MD - On Jan. 17, Governor Larry Hogan announced major items in the administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget, which will be officially submitted on Friday, January 18. The governor’s budget... Read More
January 15, 2019Stories and Lives from the Fiber ArtsNewsThe pieces in this show offer a colorful look into Maryland’s fiber arts practices today, with a focus on natural materials like cotton, silk, wool, leather, and paper, which have passed through... Read More
January 13, 2019Art, Entertainment, and Culture: A Driving Force of Economic Growth for Old Town BowieNewsBOWIE, Md. - Jan. 13, 2019 - PRLog -- On Sunday, January 20, 2019, amidst the national observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Hybrid Vision Creative Enterprises, LLC, an arts,... Read More
January 01, 2019January 2019 NewslettereNewsletterWhen arts experiences respond to communities the creative energy has a profound impact because it is fueled by authentically connecting people to ideas that disrupt their routines. Chestertown’s A... Read More
December 27, 2018Thirty-Nine Maryland Students Prepare For Poetry Recitation CompetitionPress ReleaseBaltimore, MD (December 27, 2018) – Thirty-nine high school students from across Maryland will compete in three regional poetry recitation competitions in January and February with support from the... Read More
December 01, 2018December 2018 NewslettereNewsletter From November 1-3, the staff and board of the Maryland State Arts Council hosted the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Assembly 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor. More than 400... Read More
November 01, 2018November 2018 NewslettereNewsletterOverall, the goal is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of all internal procedures so that the MSAC staff can spend more time in the field hearing from constituents and creating initiatives... Read More
October 26, 2018Maryland’s Creativity Shines in a National SpotlightPress ReleaseBaltimore, MD (October 26, 2018) – The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) will host the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) Assembly 2018 conference, November 1-3. The conference... Read More
October 01, 2018October 2018 NewslettereNewsletterI grew up learning stomping, turning, leaping movement that constantly gave into gravity. We sang full-throated songs that were generated from our feet being firmly planted in ancestral... Read More
September 10, 2018Fiscal Year 2018 Annual ReportPublicationA summary of Maryland State Arts Council programs, activities, expenditures, and grants during the 2018 fiscal year.  
September 01, 2018September 2018 NewslettereNewsletterI never fail to appreciate the unique landscape of Maryland. Within minutes of leaving a major metropolitan area, the bustle is replaced by rolling hills, farmland, or the Chesapeake Bay. This shift... Read More
August 29, 2018Maryland State Arts Council Searching for Artists to Participate in “New Day Campaign,” Focusing on Art that Conveys Behavioral Health Matters and HealingPress ReleaseBaltimore, MD (August 29, 2018) – Since June, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) has adorned its office with artwork by 17 Maryland artists whose work in some way depicts the hardships they face... Read More
August 23, 2018Maryland State Arts Council Joins Fellow State Arts Agencies To Present The Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artist RetreatNewsThe Maryland State Arts Council joined its fellow State Arts Agencies in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia to present the Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artist Retreat August 13-... Read More