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Brian Gilbert places first
March 06, 2012Maryland State Arts Council Announces Poetry Out Loud Maryland State ChampionPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced that Brian Gilbert, a senior at Marriotts Ridge High School in Howard County, placed first at the 2012 Maryland Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition on... Read More
March 02, 2012Media Alert: Second Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife FestivalPress ReleaseWHAT:  Maryland Traditions, a program of the Maryland State Arts Council, will present the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival, a free, day-long celebration of traditional artists and musicians... Read More
Poetry Out Loud
March 01, 2012Maryland State Arts Council announces Maryland Poetry Out Loud State Final CompetitionPress ReleaseAt the Maryland Poetry Out Loud (POL) state final, eight students selected from 15,000 will compete to represent Maryland at the national POL competition. Students will perform three poems before a... Read More
Amber Waves by Wendy McAlister
February 21, 2012MSAC ANNOUNCES INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS AWARD RECIPIENTSPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, has recognized 100 Maryland artists from 15 counties across the state for creating work of exceptional... Read More
Station North A&E District
February 15, 2012National Symposium on Arts/Cultural/Entertainment DistrictsArts Across MarylandScheduled in conjunction with the National Main Streets Conference, this two-day symposium will offer the opportunity to learn about existing policy and incentive programs, and discuss... Read More
Gateway Arts District
February 02, 2012Study Reveals State's A&E Districts Spurring Jobs, New BusinessPress ReleaseAn economic impact study released today by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, shows that the State’s Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Districts... Read More
Department of Commerce Secretary Christian Johansson
December 07, 2011Sec. Johansson announces redesignation of Silver Spring A&EPress Release“The Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District redesignation is the culmination of years of work and tireless effort by the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development and its many... Read More
Nancy Haragan
December 01, 2011In Appreciation - Nancy HaraganNewsOn Sunday, November 27, the arts community of Maryland suffered a great loss with the passing of arts advocate and visionary leader, Nancy Haragan. As the founding director of the Greater Baltimore... Read More
Ducy Decoy
November 28, 2011Dec 3rd - Free ALTA Awards Ceremony and ConcertPress ReleaseACHIEVEMENT IN LIVING TRADITIONS & ARTS A CONCERT BY 2011 NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOW WARNER WILLIAMS Saturday, December 3, 7:00P.M. Admission: Free! Tickets:  Call us Anytime!  240-567-... Read More
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November 14, 2011Arts Generate $1 Billion in Economic Impact for MarylandPress Release“The arts are a significant source for job creation and part of the economic engine that powers our State,” said Governor O’Malley. “By investing in the arts, we are making a commitment to the most... Read More
Singing and Praying Bands
November 06, 2011Maryland Traditions Announces 2011 ALTA Award RecipientsPress ReleaseMaryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, today announced the winners of its annual ALTA (Achievement in Living Traditions and Arts) Awards, recognizing living... Read More
Literary Arts Week
September 29, 2011MSAC Launches Literary Arts WeekArts Across MarylandThe Maryland State Arts Council, in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and the CityLit Project, announces the launch of Literary Arts Week in Baltimore this October. This... Read More
Edwin Remsberg
September 27, 2011MSAC Gallery - Maryland Masters: Edwin Remsberg's Portraits of Maryland TraditionsNewsSince 2008, Remsberg – a former Baltimore Sun photographer and Harford County native – has documented Maryland Traditions’ master artists as they have passed their skills on to their apprentices. The... Read More
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September 20, 2011Free Tickets for NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda on Sept 23NewsWashington, D.C. – Where can you see Mardi Gras Indians in full regalia, taiko drummers, a saxophonist playing Bulgarian wedding music, and a Piedmont blues artist, all sharing the same stage? At the... Read More
Baker Artist Award
September 20, 2011Baker artist awards 2011 winners at the Baltimore Museum of Art through Oct 2, 2011. Reception Oct 1Arts Across MarylandBaker artist awards 2011 winners At the Baltimore Museum of art through Oct. 2 For more information, visit artbma.org.
9/11 Memorial of Maryland
September 08, 20119/11 Memorial of Maryland Dedicated on 10th Anniversary of AttacksPress ReleaseTwo-hundred family members, guests and the public joined the Morgan State University Choir in the singing of the National Anthem as the program began. Gov. Martin O’Malley, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski,... Read More
Americans for the Arts
July 12, 2011Corporate Office Properties Trust one of 10 Best Companies Supporting the Arts in AmericaArts Across MarylandThe BCA 10: Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America recognizes businesses of all sizes for their exceptional involvement with the arts that enrich the workplace, education, and the community.... Read More
Todd Marcus
July 12, 2011National Residency Grant Awarded To Baltimore's Contemporary Arts Inc. and the Todd Marcus Jazz OrchestraArts Across MarylandBALTIMORE (July 5, 2011) - Baltimore arts nonprofit Contemporary Arts Inc. and the Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra have been awarded one of only 12 prestigious 2011 residency grants given nationally by... Read More
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July 12, 2011Baltimore Receives Inaugural Our Town Grant from NEA!Arts Across MarylandNEA Chairman Rocco Landesman Announces Inaugural Our Town Grants Washington, DC - Today, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the inaugural round of "Our Town" funding, totaling $6.575... Read More
Governor Martin O'Malley
July 11, 2011GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES $11 MILLION IN ARTS AWARDSPress Release“Maryland is fortunate to have leadership that recognizes that in addition to being an economic driver, the arts are an educational asset that foster young imaginations and facilitate critical... Read More
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July 06, 2011Maryland Touring Artists Roster ApplicationArts Across MarylandThe Maryland Touring Artists Roster application is now available for performing artists who reside in Maryland. The purpose of the Maryland Touring Artists Roster is to increase opportunities for... Read More
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July 06, 2011MSAC Invites Nominations for Grants Review PanelistsArts Across MarylandThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recruits individuals to serve as Grant Review Panelists. Discipline-based panelists play a significant role in the grants process through their recommendations... Read More
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June 24, 2011Maryland's own Warner Williams receives NEA Lifetime HonorPress ReleaseJune 24, 2011- Washington, DC – A slack key guitarist, Mardi Gras Indian chief, and Taiko drum leaders are among this year's NEA National Heritage Fellowship recipients, announced today by National... Read More

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