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October 30, 2015New Maryland Art Marketplace Opens for ArtistsPress ReleaseIn advance of launching its new Maryland Art Marketplace on November 2, 2015, the MSAC is inviting Maryland artists of all disciplines to sign-up for the Maryland Artist Registry, and encouraging... Read More
New Department of Commerce Logo
October 02, 2015October 2015 NewsletterNewsGovernor Larry Hogan announced the formation of the Maryland Department of Commerce and appointed Mike Gill the state’s first Secretary of Commerce. Formerly known as the Maryland Department of... Read More
New Department of Commerce Logo
October 01, 2015Governor Larry Hogan Announces Formation of Maryland Department of CommercePress ReleaseANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the formation of the Maryland Department of Commerce and appointed Mike Gill the state’s first Secretary of Commerce. Formerly known as the... Read More
Councilor Joan M.G. Lyon
September 30, 2015Elevator Chat: Joan Lyon, New Councilor on the Maryland State Arts CouncilArts Across MarylandJoan Lyon is an active supporter of the arts; she is a member of the Garrett County Arts Council and is currently serving her second term as President of its Board of Directors. Lyon also volunteers... Read More
Captain Kermit Travers
September 24, 2015ALTA AWARDS HONOR PILLARS OF MARYLAND HERITAGEPress ReleaseBALTIMORE (September 24, 2015) - Maryland Traditions, the Folklife Program of the Maryland
Governor Larry Hogan visits the Maryland 9-11 Memorial to pay his respects to those who lost their lives during the attack.
September 11, 2015Governor Larry Hogan Remembers Victims of September 11th, Honors First Responders Press ReleaseANNAPOLIS, MD (September 11, 2015)  – Governor Larry Hogan today visited Baltimore’s World Trade Center in the Inner Harbor to pay his respects to and remember the victims of the September 11, 2001... Read More
September 04, 2015September 2015 NewsletterNewsAs summer winds down and fall begins, the state is overflowing with great opportunities for all to enjoy as the arts are brought to the forefront in many Maryland communities. County Arts Councils,... Read More
Elevator Chat: John Schratwieser, Executive Director, Maryland Citizens for the Arts Photo by Kintz
September 02, 2015Elevator Chat: John Schratwieser, Executive Director, Maryland Citizens for the ArtsArts Across MarylandThis October, Maryland Citizens for Art’s (MCA) will present their fourth annual ArtsLAB, This year's theme is “Community Engagement: Roles and Responsibilities of Publicly Funded Arts Organizations... Read More
September 01, 2015MSAC Welcomes New Public Art Program DirectorPress ReleaseAugust 28, 2015 (Baltimore) - The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announces the hiring of Liesel Fenner as its new Public Art Program Director, effective September 9, 2015.   For more than 20... Read More
August 31, 2015Fiscal Year 2015 Annual ReportPublicationA summary of Maryland State Arts Council programs, activities, expenditures and grants during the 2015 fiscal year. Download a copy here.        
Maryland First Lady teaches Korean fan painting to cancer patients on #‎MDUnites‬ Day.
August 27, 2015Maryland's First Lady Visits Wellness House of AnnapolisNewsMaryland's First Lady Yumi Hogan shared her talents with Wellness House of Annapolis as part of ‪#‎MDUnites, a service day on August 26, 2015. She taught cancer patients and their families the art of... Read More
August 20, 2015Delegate Washington is New Appointee to the MSACPress ReleaseMaryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch recently appointed Delegate Alonzo T. Washington who represents District 22 in Prince George’s County as a councilor with the Maryland State Arts Council.  His... Read More
Singer/Songwriter Victoria Vox, member of the Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster
August 20, 2015 MSAC Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster Application Now OpenPress ReleaseAugust 20, 2015 (Baltimore) - The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster application is now open.  As one of the two components in the Maryland Performing Arts... Read More
2016 GFO awardee Bach in Baltimore
August 19, 2015FY2017 Grants For Organizations Deadlines and Informational SessionsPress Release   The Maryland State Arts Council's FY2017 Grants for Organizations (GFO) program provides unrestricted operating support to arts organizations and arts programs through grant awards. Join GFO ... Read More
Krista Bradley, Executive Director BlackRock Center for the Arts
August 06, 2015Elevator Chat: Krista R. Bradley, Executive Director, BlackRock Center for the ArtsArts Across MarylandBlackRock Center for the Arts, the leading venue for the performing and visual arts in Upper Montgomery County provides the highest level of quality performances, free gallery exhibitions, and art... Read More
August 06, 2015August 2015 NewsletterNews Arts Organizations & Arts Councils Benefit From $13.67 Million in Grants Reaffirming the importance of Maryland's vibrant nonprofit arts sector, Governor Larry Hogan announced $13.67 million in... Read More
Eric Byrd Trio
July 20, 2015 Maryland State Arts Council Grants Support Maryland Presenters and PerformersPress ReleaseJuly 17, 2015 (Baltimore) - Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Arts Barn of Gaithersburg,  and Common Ground on the Hill are among the 26 nonprofit organizations  selected to receive... Read More
The cast of the World Premiere musical MARLEY, based on the life and music of Bob Marley at Center Stage.
July 10, 2015Governor Larry Hogan Announces $2 Million in Grants for Arts and Cultural OrganizationsPress ReleaseANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that $2 million in grant funding will be distributed among 11 arts and cultural organizations, including $467,000 to the Maryland Science Center... Read More
Clifford Murphy
July 08, 2015Maryland Traditions Program Director Clifford Murphy Leaves MSAC for National PositionPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD, JULY 8, 2015 - The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has selected Clifford Murphy, Ph.D. as its new director of folk and traditional arts, effective August 24, 2015. Murphy will... Read More
Photo: First Lady Yumi Hogan enjoying the festival, by Michael G. Stewart.
July 06, 2015July 2015 NewsletterNewsMaryland Folklife Festival Returns Creative Alliance played host to the fifth annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival on June 13. Among the hundreds of visitors to the free event was First Lady... Read More
Kathy Hornig
July 01, 2015Elevator Chat: Kathy Hornig, Festivals Director at the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA) Arts Across MarylandKathy Hornig is Festivals Director at the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA). She is organizing her 13th Artscape.     MSAC: Can you tell us about your background?  Kathy Hornig: I'm... Read More
Annual Folklife Festival by Edwin Remsberg.
June 08, 2015June 2015 NewsletterNewsMaryland's premier celebration of traditional arts returns on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 11am-7pm on indoor and outdoor stages at the Creative Alliance, on the 3100 block of Eastern Avenue in... Read More
Ethiopian dance by Kuri's Dance Troupe
June 03, 2015Maryland State Arts Council Awards $50,200 in FY2016 Grants Press ReleaseJune 5, 2015 (Baltimore) – Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) celebrates and documents traditional arts and culture across Maryland. For more than ten... Read More
Julie Spangler Madden
June 02, 2015Elevator Chat: Julie Madden, new MSAC Councilor Arts Across MarylandThe MSAC welcomes Julie Spangler Madden as one of Council’s newest members. Councilors serve three-year terms.   MSAC: Congratulations on your appointment to the MSAC by Governor Larry Hogan. You... Read More
May 20, 2015 5th Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival AnnouncedPress ReleaseBaltimore (May 18, 2015) –The Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival is a celebration of traditional arts, music, crafts, and foods that epitomize Maryland as a distinct and dynamic cultural place. A... Read More