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February 27, 2015MEET THE ARTIST: Blessed SheriffNewsBlessed Sheriff of Montgomery County On March 7, Blessed Sheriff of Montgomery County participated in her third Poetry Out Loud (POL) finals competition. The 17-year-old attends Richard Montgomery... Read More
Akash Menon of Frederick County was Maryland’s 2014 Poetry Out Loud Champion. Pictured above with Billy Collins at the Blackbird Poetry Festival where Menon recited Collin’s poem, “Fishing on the Susquehanna in July” with Collins in the audience.
February 27, 2015EIGHT MARYLAND STUDENTS COMPETE FOR 10th POETRY OUT LOUD STATE TITLEPress ReleaseMore than 16,000 students in 16 counties have competed in the 2015 Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition, with the strongest eight advancing through a series of school, county and regional contests,... Read More
February 06, 2015February 2015 NewsletterNewsJoin hundreds of your fellow advocates at the state's largest gathering of the arts community at Maryland Arts Day presented by Maryland Citizens for the Arts on February 10, 2015 at the Miller... Read More
February 05, 2015Elevator Chat: Cassie Meador, artistic director, Dance ExchangeArts Across MarylandCassie Meador is Dance Exchange’s artistic director in Takoma Park. Her dance training began at an arts magnet school in Augusta, GA. She obtained a BFA in dance at The Ohio State University and... Read More
January 22, 2015January 2015 NewsletterNewsMaryland State Arts Council’s  (MSAC), newly released Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland: FY13 strongly demonstrates how MSAC’s 260 grantee arts organizations and their audiences boost jobs,... Read More
January 08, 2015Elevator Chat with Urban Arts Leadership Program Manager, David MitchellArts Across MarylandDavid Mitchell is the founding program manager for The Urban Arts Leadership Program at the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, a lead facilitator for Artists U Baltimore, and a full-time lecturer... Read More
December 16, 2014Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland Fiscal Year 2013PublicationThe FY 2013 report is available here:  
Fred Bronstein, Peabody Institute
December 05, 2014Elevator Chat: Fred Bronstein, Dean, Peabody InstituteArts Across MarylandOn June 1, 2014, Fred Bronstein, a musician, music educator, and chief executive of American symphony orchestras, became dean of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. Bronstein... Read More
Delegate Melony Griffith and Council Chair Carol Trawick
December 05, 2014December 2014 Newsletter--Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandMSAC honors Delegate Melony Griffith for her service to the Council, MSAC awards grants to Arts & Entertainment Districts and more--Arts Maryland, December Arts Maryland is the Maryland State... Read More
November Newsletter
November 08, 2014November 2014 Newsletter--Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandALTA Awards celebrate pillars of Maryland heritage, new Maryland Art Marketplace opens for artists, new public artwork for UMBC Campus and more--Arts Maryland, November Arts Maryland is the Maryland... Read More
Mary Cary
November 07, 2014Elevator Chat: Mary Cary, Executive Director, Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS)Arts Across MarylandOn September 16, 2014, Governor Martin O’Malley’s P-20 Leadership Council voted unanimously to accept recommendations from its Task Force on Arts Education in Maryland Schools. We chat with Mary Cary... Read More
Twilight Station
October 05, 2014Elevator Chat: Maryland-based Director, Choreographer and Dancer Naoko Maeshiba Arts Across MarylandA Japanese native living in Baltimore since 2004, Naoko Maeshiba is an associate professor at Towson University, and a member of the MSAC’s Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster. Through a... Read More
MSAC GFO Grant Program Overview Video and Live Q & A
September 24, 2014MSAC GFO Grant Program Overview Video and Live Q & ANewsThe Maryland State Arts Council presents a recorded video providing an overview of the Grants for Organizations (GFO) grant program.  This video is designed for new applicants to the GFO program or... Read More
Music Education
September 22, 2014Governor O'Malley's P-20 Leadership Council Approves Task Force Report on Arts EducationArts Across MarylandMaryland Governor Martin O'Malley's Leadership Council voted unanimously to accept recommendations from his P-20 Leadership Council Task Force on Arts in Education, Arts Education for Maryland... Read More
September 17, 2014Fiscal Year 2014 Annual ReportPublicationA summary of MSAC programs, activities, expenditures and grants by county during the 2014 fiscal year.   Download Printable Version of the 2014 Annual Report (PDF) License and release form
MSAC FY2014 Annual Report
September 17, 2014Arts Council Presents Fiscal Year 2014 Annual ReportArts Across MarylandThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) today released its fiscal year 2014 Annual Report, a 39 page publication that highlights the agency's statewide achievements and expenditures during the... Read More
September 09, 2014September 2014 Newsletter--Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandNew Maryland Art Marketplace opens for artists, Star-Spangled Spectacular presents public's top Star-Spangled singers, MSAC hosts regional training sessions on Grants for Organizations (GFO) and more... Read More
Maryland Flag
September 05, 2014MSAC Seeks Fiscal OfficerArts Across MarylandThe Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fiscal Officer within the Division of Tourism, Film, and the Arts’ Maryland State Arts Council. ... Read More
Davina Smith
September 02, 2014'Elevator Chat' with Poetry Out Loud Guru Davina SmithArts Across MarylandMSAC: What sparked your interest in bringing POL to Richard Montgomery High School? DS: Driving through Maine in the summer, my husband and I heard Will Farley, the 2009 Poetry Out Loud (POL) winner... Read More
Info Sessions
September 02, 2014MSAC Program Directors to present Regional GFO Grant Overview SessionsNewsThis September, Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) staff will present four informational sessions about the MSAC's Grants for Organizations (GFO) program.The sessions will provide a description of... Read More
August Newsletter
August 08, 2014August 2014 Newsletter--Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandGovernor O'Malley awards $13.4 in arts awards, new leadership for MSAC and MCA, NEA Our Town grants in Maryland and more--Arts Maryland, August Arts Maryland is the Maryland State Arts Council's... Read More
MSAC Chair Carol Trawick
August 07, 2014'Elevator Chat' with MSAC Chair, Carol TrawickArts Across MarylandMSAC: You’ve been an entrepreneur, teacher, philanthropist, community leader, arts supporter…and the list goes on. But in your own words, how would you describe yourself? CT: That’s an interesting... Read More
Station North A&E District in Baltimore
August 05, 2014NEA Grants to Support Arts-Based Community Outreach in MarylandArts Across MarylandThe National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will award 66 Our Town grants totaling more than $5 million to arts-based community projects within 38 states, NEA Chairman Jane Chu announced. Maryland is... Read More
Arts Maryland, July
July 08, 2014July 2014 Newsletter--Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandTouring Grants send Maryland performers statewide, a new executive director for Allegany County Arts Council and the winners of Star-Spangled Sing-Off are announced--Arts Maryland, July Arts Maryland... Read More
Slim Harrison
July 03, 2014Touring Grants Support Maryland Presenters and PerformersPress ReleaseJoe’s Movement Emporium, The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, the Caroline County Public Library and  Common Ground on the Hill are among the 31 organizations selected to receive Maryland State... Read More