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May 06, 2009NEA Announces Grants to Arts OrganizationsArts Across MarylandThe National Endowment for the Arts - www.nea.gov - announced its second round of funding for fiscal year 2009. Twenty organizations in Maryland were awarded a total of $2,751,000 in the categories... Read More
April 16, 2009Ola Belle Reed Featured On Tapestry of The TimesArts Across MarylandDescription: A one hour feature episode of “Tapestry of the Times” on WYPR Radio. This episode – which was a collaboration between Maryland Traditions and WYPR – focuses on traditional music-makers... Read More
April 14, 2009GOVERNOR O'MALLEY ANNOUNCES MARYLAND ARTS EMPLOYMENT STABILIZATION PROGRAMPress ReleaseLink to the Maryland Arts Employment Stabilization Program Information and Guidelines April 15, 2009 (Baltimore Maryland) -- Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that Maryland has been awarded $... Read More
April 14, 2009MARYLAND UNVEILS STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE ARTSPress ReleaseBaltimore, Maryland (April 15, 2009) – Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development Secretary Christian S. Johansson and Maryland State Arts Council Chair E. Scott Johnson today joined... Read More
March 27, 2009<b>JOIN US FOR THE IMAGINE MARYLAND UNVEILING<b>NewsFY ‘09 Imagine Maryland A Strategic Plan for the Arts 2009-2013
March 25, 2009CUMBERLAND TAPPED FOR INAUGURAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDPress ReleaseThe Cumberland Arts & Entertainment District was presented today with the inaugural Outstanding Achievement Award by the Maryland Department of Commerce. The award recognizes Cumberland’s success... Read More
March 17, 2009<b>ARTS IN EDUCATION eGRANT APPLICATION TELECONFERENCE</b>NewsChris Stewart, Maryland State Arts Council program director for Arts in Education, will be leading a conference call on filling out the eGRANT application for an artist-in-residence to visit a school... Read More
March 16, 2009<b>ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE</b>NewsThe ODA Program is designed to provide development, financial and management support services to non-profit organizations that present or produce arts programs and projects. For more information... Read More
March 06, 2009<B>ARTS RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT STIMULUS GRANTS</B>NewsEligible organizations may receive NEA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds through one source only – in Maryland, organizations may apply directly to the NEA or directly to the Maryland... Read More
March 05, 2009<b>IN MEMORIAM</b>NewsIn Memoriam: John Cephas, 1930-2009 The Maryland State Arts Council mourns the passing of master Piedmont blues guitarist John Cephas, who died on March 4, 2009. Mr. Cephas possessed a virtuosic... Read More
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March 02, 2009MSAC In The MediaArts Across MarylandListen Now to Part 1 - Maryland Statewide Survey of the Arts (09:53) Theresa Colvin, the Executive Director of MSAC; Steve Raabe, the principal in OpinionWorks; and Kelly Barsdate, Chief Program and... Read More
February 04, 2009<b>EXHIBIT AT THE JAMES BACKAS GALLERY</b>NewsMARYLAND STATE ARTS COUNCIL/JAMES BACKAS GALLERY OPENS NEW EXHIBITHand to Frame/Surface to Lens - Drawing, Painting, Collage and Film Exhibit Dates: February 9 - April 30, 2009Curator: Symmes... Read More
February 03, 2009<b>POETRY OUT LOUD</b>Press ReleaseBaltimore, MD (January 26, 2009) — The Maryland State Arts Council announces the 2009 Maryland State Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Finals will be on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at... Read More
February 03, 2009<b>MARYLAND TRADITIONS PROGRAM</b>NewsBALTIMORE, MD – Calling all Maryland-based traditional artists and organizations – Maryland Traditions, a partnership of the Maryland State Arts Council and the Maryland Historical Trust to develop... Read More
January 28, 2009<b>MARYLAND CULTURAL DATA PROJECT</b>NewsCompare your organization to others throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania today. With the activation of these powerful Comparison Reports, you now have access to the full range of tools provided... Read More
January 13, 2009<b>MARYLAND TRADITIONS PROGRAM - UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES</b>NewsCalling all Maryland-based traditional artists and organizations – Maryland Traditions, a partnership of the Maryland State Arts Council and the Maryland Historical Trust to preserve, promote and... Read More
January 13, 2009<b>POETRY OUT LOUD</b>NewsMaryland State Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Program The 2009 Maryland State Poetry Out Loud (POL) National Recitation State Finals will be held at Center Stage in Baltimore on Saturday,... Read More
January 12, 2009<b>MARYLAND ARTS DAY</b>NewsThe most important advocacy event of the year for the arts community in Maryland will take place on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 in Annapolis. You will meet your legislators face-to-face, and you will... Read More
December 22, 2008<b>ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANT APPLICATION</b>NewsFY 2009 Arts & Entertainment Districts Technical Assistance Grants Guidelines and Application Form deadline: March 23, 2009. Click here for more information about the Arts & Entertainment... Read More
December 04, 2008GOVERNOR O'MALLEY DESIGNATES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTPress ReleaseGovernor Martin O’Malley today announced that the City of Frostburg has been selected to join the State’s vibrant Arts and Entertainment (A&E) District program. Administered by the Maryland... Read More
October 14, 2008<b>STATEWIDE SURVEY OF THE ARTS</b>Press ReleaseNews RELEASE Tourism, Film and the Arts 217 East Redwood Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Karen Glenn Hood 410-767-6318... Read More
October 10, 2008<b>Poet Laureate Call for Nominations - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER DECEMBER 16, 2008</b>NewsMaryland State Poet Laureate Position The Maryland State Arts Council is seeking nominations for the honorary position of State Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate position was formally... Read More
October 10, 2008<b>2009 Poet Laureate Selection Committee</b>NewsAnnapolis, MD (October 9, 2008) – Governor Martin O’Malley, joined by St. John’s College President Christopher B. Nelson, today announced the appointment of Alice McDermott as the Chair of the State... Read More
October 01, 2008Statewide Survey of the ArtsPublicationThe poll shows that Maryland that is unusually engaged with the Arts. Nearly seven in ten Marylanders say the Arts touch their lives.     Downloadable Documents Full Survey Survey Fact Sheet
September 18, 2008GALLERY EXHIBIT - NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 18, 2008Press ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD (September 8, 2008) – The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, will host an opening reception and gallery talk in its James Backas... Read More

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