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June 30, 2019Arts & Entertainment Districts Economic Impact Report Fiscal Year 2018Publication      Maryland's 25 Arts & Entertainment Districts include urban, suburban and rural communities in 18 counties and Baltimore City. Each A&E district leverages its unique character to... Read More
June 06, 2019Celebrating ChangeNews• Harriet Tubman mural in Dorchester County receives national attention • The National Folk Festival comes to Maryland for a three-year residency • Maryland’s First Annual Arts Summit  June 7 – 8 at... Read More
June 01, 2019June 2019 NewslettereNewsletterWe are flying toward the first-ever Maryland Arts Summit! The staff members of the Maryland State Arts Council, Maryland Citizens for the Arts, Maryland State Department of Education's Fine Arts... Read More
May 01, 2019May 2019 NewslettereNewsletterImagine... a cobblestone plaza featuring a 200-year old monument to George Washington, surrounded by the blossoms of spring on streets lined by world renown arts institutions, populated with more... Read More
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April 15, 2019Maryland State Arts Council Announces Individual Arts Award RecipientsPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced today that $246,000 has been awarded to 105 Maryland artists through the 2019 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). This year’s awardees were chosen from a... Read More
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
April 01, 2019April 2019 NewslettereNewsletterTwo extraordinary activities occurred in March that allowed the staff of the Maryland State Arts Council to gain more insight into the work of artists and arts organizations across the state.   ... Read More
March 04, 20192019 Maryland Poetry Out Loud WinnersFind more information about Poetry Out Loud at
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