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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
Co-Chairs of the Salisbury A&E District Constance Strott and Lee F. Whaley
April 21, 2015 Maryland Recognizes Salisbury for Outstanding AchievementPress ReleaseApril 20, 2015 (Hagerstown) – During today’s annual meeting of the Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District Managers, Salisbury A&E District was presented with the annual Outstanding... Read More
April 04, 2015Maryland State Arts Council receives National Planning Achievement Award for Economic Planning & Development: American Planning Association honors success of Arts & Entertainment DistrictsPress ReleaseBaltimore (April 3, 2015) – The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announces it will receive the National Planning Achievement Award for Economic Planning & Development from the American Planning... Read More
L to R: POL State Champion Kyle Shreve, Paige Hilton, MSAC Executive Director Theresa Colvin and Blessed Sheriff.Photo by Lauren Castellana.
March 11, 2015Maryland Names Poetry Out Loud State Champion: Kyle Shreve from Frederick CountyPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) today announced that Kyle Shreve, a freshman at Tuscarora High School in Frederick County, placed first at the 2015 Maryland Poetry Out Loud (POL) state final... Read More
Guitar Composer
March 03, 2015 MSAC Announces Individual Artist Award Recipients: Fellowships awarded to 88 Maryland artistsPress ReleaseMARCH 3, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced today the 2015 recipients of MSAC’s Individual Artist Awards (IAA). These awards recognize the exceptional artistic... Read More
Akash Menon of Frederick County was Maryland’s 2014 Poetry Out Loud Champion. Pictured above with Billy Collins at the Blackbird Poetry Festival where Menon recited Collin’s poem, “Fishing on the Susquehanna in July” with Collins in the audience.
February 27, 2015EIGHT MARYLAND STUDENTS COMPETE FOR 10th POETRY OUT LOUD STATE TITLEPress ReleaseMore than 16,000 students in 16 counties have competed in the 2015 Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition, with the strongest eight advancing through a series of school, county and regional contests,... Read More
Slim Harrison
July 03, 2014Touring Grants Support Maryland Presenters and PerformersPress ReleaseJoe’s Movement Emporium, The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, the Caroline County Public Library and  Common Ground on the Hill are among the 31 organizations selected to receive Maryland State... Read More
Rolando Sanz, first-place winner of the Star-Spangled Sing-Off
June 25, 2014Winners of National Anthem Singing Contest AnnouncedPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council and Star-Spangled 200 have announced the winners of Star-Spangled Sing-Off, one of many activities in the lead up to the 200th Anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner... Read More
A member of the Singing and Praying Bands at the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival in 2012
June 25, 2014Two NEA National Heritage Fellowships go to Maryland GroupsPress ReleaseNational Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu today announced the 2014 recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The... Read More
Singer and American Flag
June 06, 2014Public Urged To Vote For Favorite National Anthem RenditionPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council and Star-Spangled 200 are asking Marylanders to decide who should win the Star-Spangled Sing-Off, a statewide National Anthem Singing Competition.   The competition... Read More

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