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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
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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
9/11 Memorial of Maryland
September 06, 2012September 2012 newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandNew fiber arts center opens on the Eastern Shore, Memorial Run begins at the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland, Maryland Traditions at the Appalachian Festival and more--Arts Maryland, September. Arts... Read More
September 01, 2012Fiscal Year 2012 Annual ReportPublicationA summary of MSAC programs, activities, expenditures and grants by county during fiscal year 2012.    
MSAC Chair Barbara Bershon
August 13, 2012New Maryland State Arts Council Officers and Councilors Take PositionsPress ReleaseA new slate of Maryland State Art Council (MSAC) officers – elected at the Council's annual June meeting—and three newly appointed council members have assumed leadership. The Council is an appointed... Read More
Voices Fly
July 03, 2012New Student Poetry Anthology is an Online Resource for TeachersNewsThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) today released Voices Fly, an anthology of Maryland students’ poetry that also contains a selection of teaching exercises designed by MSAC Poets-in-Residence.... Read More
Mike Auldridge
June 19, 2012Marylander Receives Nation's Highest Honor In Folk And Traditional ArtsPress ReleaseThe National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today announced that bluegrass and country musician Mike Auldridge of Silver Spring, Maryland has been named one of only nine 2012 NEA 2012 National Heritage... Read More
Lucas Cowan
June 15, 2012MSAC Hires New Public Art Program DirectorNewsBaltimore (June 13, 2012)—Lucas Cowan joins the Maryland State Arts Council this week as Program Director of Public Art. Cowan holds a bachelor’s degree from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)... Read More
Nominate!
June 12, 2012Nominate Grant Review Panelists for MSACNewsThe 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
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
June 07, 2012June 2013 newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandThe NEA talks with Governor Martin O'Malley, Maryland A&E Districts grow and attract funds, Arts Council honors Individual Artist Award and more--Arts Maryland, June Arts Maryland is the Maryland... Read More
Bethesda Urban Partnership
June 05, 2012Bethesda Receives 2012 Arts & Entertainment Outstanding Achievement AwardPress ReleaseMaryland’s Department of Commerce today presented the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District with the 2012 Award for Outstanding Achievement. Bethesda Urban Partnership Marketing &... Read More
Prigel Family Creamery
May 29, 2012Maryland Traditions announces food at the 2nd Annual Folklife Festival!News Maryland Traditions, a program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), has announced a list of distinctive food offerings at the 2nd Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival. The Festival, an... Read More
POOL by Zachary Thornton
May 22, 2012Apply for an Individual Artist AwardArts Across MarylandThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Individual Artist Awards (IAA) Program awards grants to Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive process that encourages the artistic excellence... Read More
The Legendary Orioles
May 04, 20122ND ANNUAL MARYLAND TRADITIONS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED!Press ReleaseThe Festival features Maryland’s traditional musicians, arts masters and their apprentices playing music and leading workshops and demonstrations in screen painting, decoy duck carving, Smith Island... Read More
Todd Marcus
April 26, 2012Apply for a Maryland Touring Grant by April 30, 2012Press ReleaseThis is a unique and exciting program for Maryland performing artists to enhance their marketing and touring capacity, as well as showcase the wide array of diverse talent in the state. Maryland... Read More
9/11 Memorial of Maryland
April 03, 2012MSAC announces new audio tour for visitors to the 9/11 Memorial of MarylandPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council announced today that a new audio tour is now available to visitors of the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland, which was unveiled last September on the 10th anniversary of the... Read More
Black Cherry Puppet Theatre
March 30, 2012MSAC’s Artist -in-Residence (AiR) ProgramArts Across Maryland MSAC’s Artist -in-Residence (AiR) program is now open to grant applications from schools and artists through MSAC’s new application system,  eGrant.net. The AiR program matches selected artists with... Read More
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March 21, 2012Maryland Traditions @ UMBC Film Screening SeriesArts Across MarylandChesapeake Free Friday, April 27, 12 p.m. Room 306, Fine Arts Building, UMBC campus Run time: 30 mins. This is the exclusive, first screening of Chesapeake Free, a documentary film about three young... Read More
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

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