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Alta Awards Honor Pillars Of Maryland Heritage
November 25, 2013Alta Awards Honor Pillars Of Maryland HeritagePress ReleaseMaryland Traditions, the Folklife Program of the Maryland State Arts Council, today announced the ALTA (Achievement in Living Traditions and Arts) Award recipients for 2013. The awards recognize... Read More
Nonprofit Arts a $1 Billion Boost for Maryland
November 25, 2013Nonprofit Arts a $1 Billion Boost for MarylandPress ReleaseMaryland’s nonprofit arts sector has a $1.07 billion impact on the state’s economy and supports 12,700 full-time equivalent jobs—a 1,266 jobs increase over last year, according to a report released... Read More
Renewed Strategic Plan for the Arts
November 07, 2013Maryland Unveils Renewed Strategic Plan for the ArtsPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, today unveiled Imagine Maryland: A Renewed Strategic Plan for the Arts 2014-2019. The plan targets key areas... Read More
Clarice Smith Center for Performing Arts presented Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, photo by Margo Moritz.
November 07, 2013November 2013 Newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandA renewed strategic plan for the arts, the Annual Meeting of the Maryland Presenters Network, a new president for the County Arts Agencies of Maryland (CAAM) and more. Arts Maryland, November Arts... Read More
November 01, 2013Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland Fiscal Year 2012PublicationNonprofit arts support an annual economic impact of $1 billion in Maryland. This FY 2012 report shows how the arts support jobs, salaries, tax revenue and more. Download the full report.    
MSAC Releases Annual Report
October 03, 2013October 2013 Newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandMSAC releases Annual Report, Governor O'Mally calls for Arts in Education Taskforce, Leonardtown launches A&E District and more. Arts Maryland, October Arts Maryland is the Maryland State Arts... Read More
October 01, 2013Imagine Maryland: A Renewed Strategic Plan for the Arts 2014-2019PublicationWhile the MSAC remains committed to core values of Excellence, Access, Inclusion and Integrity, we are always looking ahead—and beyond.
Literary Arts Week
September 30, 2013Baltimore hosts Literary Arts WeekArts Across MarylandThe Maryland State Arts Council, in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, the CityLit Project, and the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund announces the third annual Literary Arts... Read More
Baltimore Theatre Project received a Maryland Touring Grant. Photo by Maria Baranova.
September 11, 2013Touring Grants Support Maryland Presenters And PerformersNewsBlackRock Center for the Arts, Caroline County Public Library, The Garrett Lakes Arts Festival and the Baltimore Theatre Project are among the 18 Maryland arts organizations or programs to receive a... Read More
MSAC Council Member and Maryland Delegate Melony Griffith, MSAC A&E Districts Program Director Pamela Dunne, Frederick Partnership Executive Director Kara Norman and Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
September 05, 2013September 2013 Newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandMaryland Association of Counties (MACO) spotlights Arts & Entertainment Districts, Leonardtown launches A&E District, Clarice Smith names new Director and more--Arts Maryland, September Arts... Read More
Ask for Help
September 01, 2013MSAC Provides Assistance With Grant ApplicationsNewsBeginning in September, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) will present a variety of  opportunities that will assist for organizations applying for FY15 funding from the MSAC's Grants for... Read More
September 01, 2013Fiscal Year 2013 Annual ReportPublicationA summary of MSAC programs, activities, expenditures and grants by county during fiscal year 2013. 
The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards
August 20, 2013The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art AwardsArts Across MarylandThe Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards is a visual art prize produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District that honors artists from Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.... Read More
Jodi Melnick and David Neumann performed their duet, "July" at American Dance Institute. Photo by Cherylynn Tsushima
August 01, 2013August 2013 Newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandGovernor O'Malley announces $12.7 million in arts awards, two NEA Our Town grants go to Maryland, Maryland Touring Grants announced and more--Arts Maryland, August Arts Maryland is the Maryland State... Read More
Nominate!
August 01, 2013MSAC Seeks Grant Review PanelistsNewsEach year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) relies on an array of arts professionals to assist with the important work of evaluating grant applications.These qualified experts have experience... Read More
Eric Byrd Trio
July 30, 2013Touring Grants Support Maryland Presenters and PerformersPress ReleaseBlackRock Center for the Arts, Caroline County Public Library, The Garrett Lakes Arts Festival and the Baltimore Theatre Project are among the 18 Maryland arts organizations or programs to receive a... Read More
Maryland Traditions Logo
July 23, 2013Call for Nomminations: Maryland Traditions ALTA AwardsNewsThe Maryland Traditions ALTA Award is given annually to individuals and organizations who exemplify outstanding stewardship of living traditions in Maryland. Awards are given in the categories of... Read More
MSAC GFO Grantee: American Visionary Art Museum
July 23, 2013Governor O'Malley Announces $12.7 Million In Arts AwardsPress ReleaseGovernor Martin O’Malley today announced nearly $13 million in Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) grants to local arts organizations and arts councils, reaffirming his strong commitment to supporting... Read More
Dance Exchange
July 19, 2013Two Maryland Organizations selected for the National Endowment for the Arts' 2013 Our Town GrantsPress ReleaseBaltimore, MD (July 19, 2013)—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced plans to award 59 Our Town grants totaling $4.725 million in 34 states across the country. Two of those 59 are being... Read More
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
July 03, 2013July 2013 newsletter - Arts MarylandArts Across MarylandThird Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival draws thousands, New MSAC Councilors take positions, Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship and Project grants announced and more--Arts Maryland, July Arts... Read More
Smith Island Layer Cake
June 13, 2013Community food favorites at Folklife Fest!NewsThe Maryland State Arts Council presents: Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival: 2013, featuring music, food, crafts and living traditions from across the state! Saturday, June 15 at Creative... Read More
"Art Lives Here in Gateway Arts District"
June 07, 2013Maryland's A&E Districts Spur Jobs, New BusinessPress ReleaseNew study affirms economic impact; state adds two districts  A new economic impact study shows that in FY2012, 19 Maryland Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Districts collectively supported an... Read More
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
June 06, 2013June 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 recipients and more--Arts Maryland, June. Arts Maryland is... Read More
June 01, 20133rd Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife FestivalPublicationPresented by the MSAC, The Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival is an annual showcase of traditional arts across the state.    
Singuar Spectrum by Individual Artist Award recipient John Bodkin
May 17, 2013Apply for an Individual Artist Award!Arts Across MarylandThe Maryland State Arts Council’s competitive Individual Artists Award (IAA) recognizes the value of artists and their work to the cultural vitality of Maryland. Through a partnership with Mid... Read More

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