News & Events
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
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.
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.
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
September 01, 2013Fiscal Year 2013 Annual ReportPublicationA summary of MSAC programs, activities, expenditures and grants by county during fiscal year 2013.
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
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
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
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
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
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.