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July 20, 2017MSAC Announces Maryland’s 25th Arts & Entertainment District in OaklandNewsMaryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is pleased to announce Maryland’s Secretary of Commerce Mike Gill has approved the designation of the state’s 25th Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District in... Read More
Sculpture by Jae Ko of St. Mary's County, 2017 Individual Artist Awardee
April 11, 2017Maryland State Arts Council Announces 2017 Individual Artist Award RecipientsPress ReleaseMaryland State Arts Council Announces 2017 Individual Artist Award Recipients $245,000 awarded to 88 outstanding Maryland artists BALTIMORE, MD (April 11, 2017) - The Maryland State Arts Council (... Read More
March 30, 2017Maryland Commerce Names Julie Madden Maryland State Arts Council Interim Executive DirectorPress ReleaseMaryland Commerce Names Julie Madden Maryland State Arts Council Interim Executive Director Madden is a longtime arts advocate and artist with more than 30 years in business and the arts BALTIMORE,... Read More
March 24, 2017First Lady Yumi Hogan to Host Reception for Behavioral Health Art ShowNewsFirst Lady Yumi Hogan to host reception for behavioral health art show 20 Md. artists to shine in Annapolis exhibition to raise awareness, to fight stigma Annapolis, MD (March 24, 2017) – The... Read More
March 18, 20172018 Maryland Poetry Out Loud Winners 2018 NATIONAL POETRY OUT LOUD WINNERS Janae Claxton, 2018 National Poetry Out Loud Champion Nicholas Amador, Hawaii (Second Place) Hope Stratman, Nebraska (Third Place)   2018 MARYLAND POETRY OUT... Read More
Prem Raja Mahat of Baltimore and Roshan Pratap Rana of Montgomery County completed an apprenticeship in Nepali folk music last year. Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.
January 05, 2017Maryland Traditions applications for Apprenticeship Awards and Project Grants are now open!Press ReleaseMaryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, is pleased to open applications for its annual Apprenticeship Awards and Project Grants. These two forms of support are... Read More
December 20, 2016Maryland State Arts Council Holiday HoursNewsIn observance of the upcoming holidays, State offices, including the Maryland State Arts Council, will be closed on the following days: Monday, December 26, 2016 Monday, January 2, 2017   We wish you... Read More
FY 2015 Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland
December 06, 2016Nonprofit Arts Generate $1.1 Billion Impact on Maryland EconomyPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD – Maryland’s nonprofit arts sector had a $1.16 billion total impact on the state’s economy and supported 14,564 full-time jobs in Fiscal Year 2015 – up from $1.05 billion and 12,155... Read More
November 21, 2016Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland Fiscal Year 2015Publication  Nonprofit arts support an annual economic impact of $1.16 billion in Maryland. This FY 2015 report shows how the arts support jobs, salaries, tax revenue and more. Download the brochure. Download... Read More
October 11, 2016Fiscal Year 2016 Annual ReportPublicationA summary of Maryland State Arts Council programs, activities, expenditures and grants during the 2016 fiscal year. Download a copy here.  
Cambodian traditional music master Chum Ngek of Montgomery County is one of three recipients of the 2016 Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards. Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.
September 26, 2016Recipients of the 2016 Maryland Traditions Heritage AwardsPress ReleaseCambodian traditional music, family-owned amusement park, and maple syrup farming among 2016 Maryland Traditions Heritage Award honors Baltimore, Md. — Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of... Read More
Founder and Executive Director Joanne Lewis-Margolius of Magical Experiences
September 15, 2016Maryland State Arts Council Announces Grant Awards to SchoolsPress ReleaseBaltimore, Md. - In celebration of National Arts Education Week, The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announces grant awards to 194 schools in 18 of Maryland's 23 counties and Baltimore City for... Read More
Piñata-making workshop hosted by Southeast Baltimore’s Artesanas Mexicanas at the 2016 Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival. Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.
September 07, 2016 The Maryland State Arts Council and Maryland Traditions Seek Consultants to Assess the Feasibility of a Maryland Folklife CenterPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, Md.—The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is seeking proposals from qualified consultants or consultant teams to assess the feasibility of creating a Maryland Folklife Center, which would... Read More
August 05, 2016Help Ellicott City ArtistsNewsHelp HCAC Help Ellicott City Artists!
August 04, 2016Public Art Project Opportunity: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Health Science III Building Request for QualificationsNewsPublic Art Project Opportunity:  Application Deadline September 14, 2016, Noon EDT The Maryland State Arts Council and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) are now accepting applications for... Read More
Mike Vlahovich (left) and Billy McComiskey (photos by Edwin Remsberg)
June 30, 2016The 2016 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Honor Two Outstanding MarylandersNational Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu today announced the 2016 recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.... Read More
Peacherine Ragtime Symphony Orchestra
June 28, 2016Maryland State Arts Council Grants Support Maryland Presenters and Artists Press ReleaseThe Baltimore Theatre Project, Carroll County Arts Council, Oxford Community Center and the Calvert Marine Museum are among the 30 nonprofit organizations across 18 counties selected to receive... Read More
June 14, 2016June 2016 NewsletterNewsThe Maryland State Arts Council’s Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival, Saturday, June 4, from noon to 8 pm, at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, is an annual... Read More
Kathleen Beauchesne at the 2015 Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival. Photo by Edwin Remsberg.
May 27, 2016Elevator Chat: Kathleen Beauchesne, President & CEO, Center for Research in BasketryArts Across MarylandKathleen Beauchesne is the president of the Center for Research in Basketry, a non-profit dedicated to celebrating Maryland’s basket makers and its rich basketry traditions. Beauchesne will take part... Read More
May 25, 2016MARYLAND FOOD TRADITIONS FEATURED AT FOLKLIFE FESTIVALPress ReleaseBALTIMORE (May 25, 2016) - Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, documents and supports living traditions, or those cultural practices that are passed down by... Read More
May 09, 2016Sixth Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival AnnouncedPress Release The Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival is an annual celebration of traditional arts, music, crafts, and foods that serves to highlight Maryland's rich cultural heritage. This year's festival will... Read More
May 05, 2016May 2016 NewsletterNewsDemonstrating his continued support for the arts, Governor Larry Hogan signed the 2017 Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) funding bill into law. The General Assembly approved Senate Bill 377/House... Read More
May 04, 2016Elevator Chat: Eleanor Epstein, Artistic Director of Zemer ChaiArts Across MarylandNot many people can say they recognized and stuck with a career that fulfills their life, and few have had the opportunity to do what they love for four decades. Epstein found her calling by creating... Read More
Jann Rosen-Queralt, "Confluence" detail, 2011. Photo courtesy of King County | Ned Ahrens (Brightwater Treatment Plant in Woodinville, WA)
April 28, 2016Maryland State Arts Council Offers Public Art Workshop for ArtistsPress Release"Art in Public Space" a workshop for artists, sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), will be offered from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on June 10 at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134... Read More
April 15, 2016Maryland State Arts Council Receives Record-Setting FY 2017 FundingPress Release  Demonstrating his continued commitment to the arts in Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan's proposed increase in the fiscal year 2017 appropriation for the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) budget was... Read More