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September 01, 2020September 2020 NewslettereNewsletter“I’m in love with the sun and with the reflections in the water, and to paint them I would go around the world.” -Auguste Renoir   The uncertainty that surrounds us has made it difficult to find joy... Read More
August 03, 2020August 2020 NewslettereNewsletterThe MSAC staff and Councilors, with the support of Secretary Kelly M. Schulz and Assistant Secretary Tom Riford, are dedicated to doing everything possible to offer relief in this difficult time for... Read More
July 01, 2020July 2020 NewslettereNewsletterGovernor Hogan has been working towards a recovery plan for the state of Maryland with a team of doctors and public health experts. This continues to be a flexible, community-based approach that ... Read More
June 01, 2020June 2020 NewslettereNewsletterThe arts sector experienced unprecedented loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The estimated total economic impact to date is $5.5 billion, nationally, and $14.6 million in Maryland. 95 percent of all... Read More
May 01, 2020May 2020 NewslettereNewsletterI am exceedingly proud of the way Maryland’s creative sector has mobilized to share information, to make recommendations, and to envision a bright future even in this uncertain time. Four public... Read More
April 03, 2020April 2020 NewslettereNewsletterThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is announcing a number of actions it is taking to support the state’s arts community in response to the ongoing state of emergency.    “The priority is to make... Read More
March 02, 2020March 2020 NewslettereNewsletterDeputy Director Steven Skerritt-Davis and I recently traveled across the state to meet with the boards of directors of arts agencies in each of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. The conversations offered... Read More
February 01, 2020February 2020 NewslettereNewsletterIn January we celebrated the National Endowment for the Arts! More than a dozen Maryland arts organizations, creative writers, and translators were recently announced as grant recipients for fiscal... Read More
January 01, 2020January 2020 NewslettereNewsletterAs we venture into a new year, I invite you to join me in a space of gratitude... for living and working in a state of extraordinary arts support (third in the nation!) from Governor Hogan and the... Read More
December 02, 2019December 2019 NewslettereNewsletterOne of the best parts about my job is traveling for "check-ins"... time to sit with arts constituents to ask, "how is it going?" I am happy to report an abundance of creative activity in November!... Read More