A crowd watching a performance of two musicians sitting.
A celebration of Montgomery County-based Folklife Apprenticeship recipients hosted by the Sandy Spring Museum, a regional folklife center. (Montgomery County)

Opportunities For Regional Folklife Centers

Explore MSAC grants and opportunities available to Regional Folklife Centers.

See grant and program guidelines for details about eligibility, application submission, and requirements.

Folklife Network grants fund organizations serving as regional folklife centers in Maryland. Click here for more information.

Heritage Awards recognize long-term achievement in the traditional arts. Awards are given through Maryland Traditions and annually recognize one recipient in each of three categories: Person/People, Place, and Tradition. Click here for more information.

Network Organizational Development Grants support organizational development activities beyond the scope of regular activities funded by Arts & Entertainment District Operating Support, County Arts Development, or Folklife Network grants. Click here for more information

The Public Art Across Maryland program offers Conservation Grants to support the conservation and preservation of existing public artworks in Maryland. Click here for more information.

The Public Art Across Maryland New Artworks Grant offers funding to support the planning, creation, and installation of new local public art projects. Click here for more information.

The Professional Development Opportunity Grant Program encourages and supports relevant professional development opportunities for artists and arts organizations throughout Maryland. Click here for more information.

During the COVID-19 State of Emergency, MSAC has diverted Special Request funding to Emergency Grants. If you or your organization is in need of emergency funding, please visit the Emergency Grants page of our website. Click here for more information.