News & Events
January 28, 2011FORMER MSAC CHAIR, E. SCOTT JOHNSON, PRESENTED WITH MARYLAND ARTS ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD AT MARYLAND ARTS DAYNewsThe award is presented to an individual whose advocacy efforts have significantly increases support for and public recognition of the arts in Maryland.
January 25, 2011Creative Ways Arts Find FundingNewsGo to http://www.pbs.org/nbr/site/onair/transcripts/arts_creative_funding_101230/.
January 24, 2011BALTIMORE’S ZIGER/SNEAD SELECTED TO DESIGN MARYLAND 9/11 MEMORIALPress ReleaseThe memorial, which will incorporate steel beams from New York’s Twin Towers, is scheduled to be unveiled this year, the 10th anniversary of the tragedy. Ziger/Snead Architects will lead the design... Read More
December 09, 2010TOWN OF BEL AIR SELECTED AS THE 19TH A & E DISTRICTPress Release“With this designation, the Town of Bel Air becomes the 19th Arts and Entertainment District in Maryland, joining the other jurisdictions that have received this distinction over the past decade,”... Read More
November 22, 2010GOVERNOR RECEIVES ARTIFACTS FROM NEW YORK'S WORLD TRADE CENTER TWIN TOWERSPress Release "We are honored to accept an artifact from the Twin Towers as the core of our memorial,” said Governor O’Malley. “The completed monument will serve as a tribute to those that lost their lives on... Read More
November 10, 2010MSAC AND UMBC FORM EXPLORATORY PARTNERSHIP IN MARYLAND TRADITIONS PROGRAMPress ReleaseMARYLAND STATE ARTS COUNCIL AND UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE COUNTY FORM EXPLORATORY PARTNERSHIP IN MARYLAND TRADITIONS PROGRAM Folklife Program Collaboration begins in Academic Year 2010/... Read More
October 22, 2010THIRD ANNUAL MARYLAND PRESENTERS NETWORKING MEETING, NOV 15, 2010NewsPLEASE RSVP TO 410-767-6555 OR MSAC@MSAC.ORG AGENDA: 10:00 AM WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS 10:30 AM MARYLAND CULTURAL DATA REPORT ON MARYLAND PRESENTERS The Maryland Cultural Data Project (Maryland... Read More
October 18, 2010Professional design teams sought for Maryland 9/11 Memorial project.NewsClick here to download RFQ and see images of the artifact. Selection of a team will be based on a list of criteria including design excellence, innovation and aesthetic sensibility based on past... Read More
September 29, 2010RESPECTING HUMANITY: extended through MAR 18, 2011News An exhibition of quilts by Joan Gaither is on view at the Maryland State Arts Council/James Backas Gallery through February 11, 2011. Dr. Gaither’s quilts tell stories and incorporate a variety of... Read More
September 10, 2010WORLD TRADE CENTER IN BALTIMORE TAPPED AS SITE FOR MARYLAND 9/11 MEMORIALPress Release“We can never forget the tragic events of 9/11, and it was important that Maryland create a lasting tribute to honor the many brave men and women who lost their lives that day, as well as the many... Read More
August 20, 2010New Training Session Dates for MARYLAND CDP!News Space is limited. Refreshments will be served.
August 06, 2010MARYLAND STATE ARTS COUNCIL ELECTS OFFICERS, WELCOMES THREE NEW COUNCILORSNews“The Arts Council has evolved over four decades into a dynamic organization that provides the vision for ensuring a thriving arts landscape in Maryland,” said Governor Martin O’Malley, “The Council... Read More
July 19, 2010GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES $11 MILLION IN ARTS AWARDSPress ReleaseThe FY2011 Maryland State Arts Council matching grants will be used to support the general operations of 240 arts organizations and ongoing arts programs, as well as the activities of Maryland’s 23... Read More
July 11, 2010Maryland Poet Laureate Stanley Plumly Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Arts Across MarylandThe Academy was founded in 1780 in Boston during the American Revolution, and its members have included John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Ralph Waldo Emerson,... Read More
July 02, 2010New MSAC Officers and Councilors Begin Terms on July 1, 2010NewsWilliam Mandicott, formerly secretary-treasurer, is now chair of the Arts Council. Mandicott is assistant vice president for student and community involvement at Frostburg State University in... Read More