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Pat Cruz, Chief Innovation Officer at Young Audiences of Maryland,
January 07, 2016Elevator Chat: Pat Cruz, Chief Innovation Officer, Young Audiences of MarylandArts Across MarylandPat Cruz is Young Audiences of Maryland Inc., (YA) Chief Innovation Officer, which recently received an Arts Education $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), that will support... Read More
First Lady Yumi Hogan at 2015 Maryland Arts Day, photo by Kintz
January 07, 2016January 2016 NewsletterNewsThe 2016 Maryland Arts Day, presented by Maryland Citizens for the Arts, is February 17, at St. John’s College, Mellon Hall, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Avenue, Annapolis. The event... Read More
Diana V. Sáez is a leading specialist in the field of Latin American music and an accomplished, visionary choral conductor. Photo supplied by Cantigas
December 04, 2015Elevator Chat: Diana V. Sáez, Artistic Director retiring from Coral Contigas after 25 yearsArts Across MarylandDiana V. Sáez is a leading specialist in the field of Latin American music and an accomplished, visionary choral conductor. Founded in 1991, Cantigas is one of the few chamber choruses’ in the nation... Read More
December 04, 2015December 2015 NewslettterNewsFirst Lady Yumi Hogan visited Charlotte Hall Veterans Home last month with a message of hope and appreciation. While visiting the Veterans Home, she participated in the unveiling of a new community... Read More
November 23, 2015Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland Fiscal Year 2014Publication  Nonprofit arts support an annual economic impact of $1.05 billion in Maryland. This FY 2014 report shows how the arts support jobs, salaries, tax revenue and more. Download the full report.
Winfield Parker, Roy Cox Photographers
November 19, 2015ALTA Awards Features Legendary R&B Musician Winfield ParkerPress ReleaseBALTIMORE (November 19, 2015) - A concert by Winfield Parker, legendary R&B, soul and gospel singer and musician, will highlight the Maryland State Arts Council, Maryland Traditions annual... Read More
Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, pictured with DeVon Smith’s “World First Robot Family,” courtesy of AVAM.
November 06, 2015Elevator Chat: Rebecca Alban Hoffberger is founder, director and principal curator of the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)Arts Across MarylandRebecca Alban Hoffberger is founder, director and principal curator of the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM), which opened Thanksgiving weekend, 1995.  AVAM is celebrating its 20th anniversary... Read More
First Lady Yumi Hogan awards Jasmine Diaz, a second grade student at Vansville Elementary School with her first place award. Photo by Richard Lippenholz
November 06, 2015November 2015 NewsletterNewsWorking in conjunction with the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), First Lady Yumi Hogan presented a selection of artworks by Maryland students during... Read More
Teapot and Bullan Cup by Denise Joyal
November 03, 2015Buy Local! New Maryland Artist Marketplace Open Press Release Baltimore (November 3, 2015) -The new Maryland Marketplace is now open! The Maryland State Arts Council invites Maryland artists of all disciplines to sign-up for the Maryland Artist Registry, and... Read More
Endless by Len Harris
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

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