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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
The Baltimore Sun
January 04, 2013The Baltimore Sun: A year-round present from the artsArts Across MarylandIn a holiday season that celebrates giving, Maryland's nonprofit arts organizations have been playing their part. Not only do they inspire and enrich our lives in innumerable ways large and small,... Read More
Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland FY2012
December 06, 2012December 2012 newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandNonprofit arts generate $1 billion for Maryland,  NEA Announces 13 Maryland grant recipients, ALTA Awards features short films, musical tributes and more--Arts Maryland, December Arts Maryland is the... Read More
Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland FY2012
December 05, 2012Nonprofit Arts Generate $1 Billion For MarylandPress ReleaseMaryland’s nonprofit arts sector has a $1 billion impact on the state’s economy and supports more than 11,000 jobs, according to a report released today by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). The... Read More
December 01, 20122012 ALTA AwardsPublicationALTA awards are presented annually to an individual or group, a place and a tradition that embody outstanding stewardship of living traditions and help to preserve Maryland’s cultural heritage.  The... Read More
November 27, 2012Disaster declaration may offer aid to Maryland nonprofits affected by SandyNewsOn Nov. 20, Maryland received a disaster declaration for Public Assistance for Hurricane Sandy for the following counties: Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett,... Read More
November 01, 2012Economic Impact of the Arts in MarylandPublicationNonprofit arts support an annual economic impact of $1 billion in Maryland. This FY 2011 report shows how the arts support jobs, salaries, tax revenue and more.
Mike Auldridge
October 16, 2012Alta Awards Honor Pillars Of Maryland HeritagePress Release Maryland Traditions, the Folklife Program of the Maryland State Arts Council, today announced the ALTA (Achievement in Living Traditions and Arts) Award recipients for 2012. The awards recognize... Read More
Pictured from left: MICA Board member Sheila Riggs, Governor O’Malley, MICA Board chair, Fredye Gross
October 11, 2012November 2012 newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandMICA Honors Governor Martin O'Malley, Maryland Commission on Public Art tours National Harbor, Maryland arts organizations receive grants for Maryland bicentennial commemoration projects and more--... Read More
Maryland Traditions Logo
October 09, 2012Maryland State Arts Council Awards $50,000 In Grants To Support Living Traditions In MarylandPress ReleaseMaryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), has awarded $50,000 in grants for FY 2013. In total, $20,000 was appropriated for the Apprenticeship Awards... Read More
Literary Arts Week
September 26, 2012Baltimore City Hosts Literary Arts WeekPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council, in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and the CityLit Project, announces the second annual Literary Arts Week in Baltimore. The literary arts... Read More
FY2012 Annual Report
September 12, 2012MSAC Releases Annual ReportArts Across MarylandThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) has released its fiscal year 2012 annual report. The digital report features a selection of photographs and visual art from more than 350 MSAC FY 2012 grantees... Read More