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August 01, 2013MSAC Seeks Grant Review PanelistsNewsEach year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) relies on an array of arts professionals to assist with the important work of evaluating grant applications.These qualified experts have experience... Read More
Jodi Melnick and David Neumann performed their duet, "July" at American Dance Institute. Photo by Cherylynn Tsushima
August 01, 2013August 2013 Newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandGovernor O'Malley announces $12.7 million in arts awards, two NEA Our Town grants go to Maryland, Maryland Touring Grants announced and more--Arts Maryland, August Arts Maryland is the Maryland State... Read More
Eric Byrd Trio
July 30, 2013Touring Grants Support Maryland Presenters and PerformersPress ReleaseBlackRock Center for the Arts, Caroline County Public Library, The Garrett Lakes Arts Festival and the Baltimore Theatre Project are among the 18 Maryland arts organizations or programs to receive a... Read More
Maryland Traditions Logo
July 23, 2013Call for Nomminations: Maryland Traditions ALTA AwardsNewsThe Maryland Traditions ALTA Award is given annually to individuals and organizations who exemplify outstanding stewardship of living traditions in Maryland. Awards are given in the categories of... Read More
MSAC GFO Grantee: American Visionary Art Museum
July 23, 2013Governor O'Malley Announces $12.7 Million In Arts AwardsPress ReleaseGovernor Martin O’Malley today announced nearly $13 million in Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) grants to local arts organizations and arts councils, reaffirming his strong commitment to supporting... Read More
Dance Exchange
July 19, 2013Two Maryland Organizations selected for the National Endowment for the Arts' 2013 Our Town GrantsPress ReleaseBaltimore, MD (July 19, 2013)—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced plans to award 59 Our Town grants totaling $4.725 million in 34 states across the country. Two of those 59 are being... Read More
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
July 03, 2013July 2013 newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandThird Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival draws thousands, New MSAC Councilors take positions, Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship and Project grants announced and more--Arts Maryland, July Arts... Read More
Smith Island Layer Cake
June 13, 2013Community food favorites at Folklife Fest!NewsThe Maryland State Arts Council presents: Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival: 2013, featuring music, food, crafts and living traditions from across the state! Saturday, June 15 at Creative... Read More
"Art Lives Here in Gateway Arts District"
June 07, 2013Maryland's A&E Districts Spur Jobs, New BusinessPress ReleaseNew study affirms economic impact; state adds two districts  A new economic impact study shows that in FY2012, 19 Maryland Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Districts collectively supported an... Read More
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
June 06, 2013June 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 recipients and more--Arts Maryland, June. Arts Maryland is... Read More
June 01, 20133rd Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife FestivalPublicationPresented by the MSAC, The Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival is an annual showcase of traditional arts across the state.    
Singuar Spectrum by Individual Artist Award recipient John Bodkin
May 17, 2013Apply for an Individual Artist Award!Arts Across MarylandThe Maryland State Arts Council’s competitive Individual Artists Award (IAA) recognizes the value of artists and their work to the cultural vitality of Maryland. Through a partnership with Mid... Read More
Maryland Traditions Headliner Lafayette Gilchrist
April 22, 20133rd Maryland Traditions Folklife FestivalPress ReleaseFrom arts born in Maryland, like screen painting and duck decoy carving to traditions with deep global roots, like Cambodian Dance, Pinata Making and Indian Kolam Painting, the Maryland Traditions... Read More
City Aslant by Aline Feldman
April 04, 2013April 2013 newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandMaryland artists awarded by state, Montgomery County student wins Poetry Out Loud competition, Regional meetings shape Strategic Plan for the arts and more--Arts Maryland, April Arts Maryland is the... Read More
March 28, 2013Carroll County PEEPshow Makes National NewsPress ReleaseThe Carroll County Arts Council’s 6th Annual PEEPshow will be part of an NBC Nightly News feature on the 60th Anniversary of PEEPS®.  The show will air nationally this Saturday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m... Read More
Young Audiencs of Maryland
March 27, 2013AiR program helps schools offer intensive arts workshopsArts Across MarylandThe Maryland State Arts Council's Artist-in-Residence Program provides schools with the opportunity to offer hands-on intensive arts workshops for a small core group of students and teachers over a... Read More
Accidental Freedom, a painting by IAA Recipient Jeanne Keck
March 20, 2013Maryland honors 87 for artistic excellencePress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, has recognized 87 Maryland artists for creating work of exceptional quality within a range of disciplines.... Read More
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