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INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS AWARDS APPLICATION DEADLINE - JULY 31, 2009

INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS AWARDS APPLICATION DEADLINE - JULY 31, 2009

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July 10, 2008News

MARYLAND STATE ARTS COUNCIL 2009 INDIVIDUAL ARTIST AWARDS

DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2008, 4:30 p.m.

Application Categories:
Choreography
Music Composition
Playwriting

Poetry
Visual Arts: Crafts
Visual Arts: Photography
Visual Arts: Sculpture

Purpose: Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to Maryland artists to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence. Grant recipients are selected through an anonymous, competitive process. IAA awards are highly competitive. A limited number of awards of $1,000, $3,000, and $6,000 will be offered. MSAC Individual Artist Awards are aimed at benefiting all Maryland residents regardless of political or religious opinion or affiliation, marital status, race, color, creed, age, national origin, sex or sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or geographic location within the state. Who May Apply: Individuals who are Maryland residents, 18 years of age or older may apply. Applicants must have established residence and be living in Maryland at least six months prior to the application deadline, and must be residents living in Maryland at the time the award is granted by MSAC. Proof of residency may be required. Work submitted for all required work samples must have been completed after July 31, 2005. Previous MSAC Individual Artist Awards recipients may not resubmit winning work, including any portion or variation of winning work.

Who May Not Apply: Individuals enrolled in high school or any undergraduate classes or programs during FY 2009 (July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009). Individuals pursuing graduate instruction in any MSAC IAA artistic category during FY 2009 (July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009). Collaborating artists may not apply for their collaborative work. Artists who received a $6,000 MSAC Individual Artist Awards for FY 2007 or FY 2008.

Judging Process: All work will be judged anonymously by out-of-state jurors whose decisions are based solely on artistic merit, as demonstrated in submitted work samples. Jury meetings will take place at the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Baltimore offices throughout the fall of 2008 and are open to the public

Application Process: Artists must submit an application through the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s (MAAF) electronic CueRate system. Applicants can access CueRate via the Internet at http://maaf.egrant.org. Contact Joana at joanna@midatlanticarts.org or 410-539-6656x101.

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