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MSAC Provides Assistance With Grant Applications

MSAC Provides Assistance With Grant Applications

September 01, 2013News

Beginning 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 Organizations (GFO) program. 

The various sessions will provide information on GFO applications and processes, and allow participants to engage in Q&A sessions with GFO Program Directors.

Please RSVP for each session you plan to attend by clicking on the links under each date or go to the full EventBrite page to see all of the sessions.For accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please contact MSAC ten days prior to the event at 410-767-6555 or


Live Q&A Webinar — September 26, 2013, 11:00am

Go to to view a pre-recorded GFO webinar. Then, register for the live, September 26 GFO Q&A sesssion. The live Q&A will provide opportunities to ask questions, and hear questions and answers from other GFO applicants. The pre-recorded GFO webinar will be available at from September 8 through December 31, 2013. REGISTER NOW and add your questions to the registration form.

GFO INFORMATION SESSIONS with the Cultural Data Project (CDP)

These sessions provide opportunities for applicants to learn more about the Maryalnd CDP aspect of the GFO application. Sessions will be presented by CDP and MSAC staff, and there will be break-out sessions to participant questions. We encourage you to register, and send questions prior to the sessions so our presentations can focus on your needs.

1.   September 10, 2013 – 6:30-8:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm
Reginald Lewis Museum    
830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202         

Parking is located directly across the street on the corner of Pratt and President Streets at the Dodge PMI Little Italy Garage (815 E. Pratt Street).  $6.00 validated parking is available for the garage.  Validation is done at the Museum’s front information desk (bring your ticket with you).  Free on street parking and Metered parking is also available. Museum exhibitions will be closed. RSVP FOR THIS SESSION

2.   September 11, 2013 – 10am-Noon          
BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874  

Free parking is available behind the center. The gallery will be open for viewing after the session. RSVP FOR THIS SESSION

3.   September 17, 2013 – 6:00-8:00pm
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21741

Free parking is available at the museum. The museum has kindly offered to remain open through 6:00pm to accommodate our attendees. A 30 minute guided tour begins at 5:15pm. Please let us know if you plan to come early for the tour when you RSVP for this session. RSVP FOR THIS SESSION

 4.  September 18, 2013 – 10am-Noon                           
Academy Art Museum
106 South Street, Easton, MD 21601

Free street parking is available. The museum is open until 4:00pm so you will have an opportunity to view the exhibitions after the meeting. RSVP FOR THIS SESSION


October 1, 2013 10:00am-3:30pm

Sign-up for an individual, 20 minute appointment with a GFO Program Director. We want to assist you with specific questions about your grant application for FY2015 (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015). Please come prepared with your audit or financial statements for the last completed fiscal year, and specific issues you would like to cover within your designated appointment time. 

Maryland State Arts Council
175 West Ostend Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

GFO Grants for Organizations FY2015 applications open September 5 in eGrant.  Deadline: October 24, 2013 for Full Applications.