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Maryland State Arts Council Announces 2016 Individual Artist Award Recipients

Maryland State Arts Council Announces 2016 Individual Artist Award Recipients

More than $200,000 in Fellowships awarded to 96 Outstanding Maryland artists

March 30, 2016Press Release
The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced today, the recipients of MSAC's 2016 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). These awards recognize the exceptional artistic achievements of talented artists from across the state.
 
This year's IAA awards, totaling $218,000, go to 96 artists working within the disciplines of Creative Non-Fiction/Fiction, Media/Digital/Electronic Arts, Theater Solo Performance, Painting, and Works on Paper.
 
Selected from more than 585 applicants, the 2016 awardees receive grants for $1,000, $3,000 or $6,000 to honor their achievement and to support further advancement of their career.
 
Recipient artists' names are available here. The list includes information on the artists' home county and artistic discipline. MSAC's competitive Individual Artists Award Program is administered in partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. In determining the awards, an out-of-state jury reviews IAA submissions and recommends grant awards based solely on artistic merit.
 
Maryland artists are at the heart of the creative sector. Recognition from MSAC, an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, helps validate artists and their work. MSAC recognizes that artists are at the core of thriving communities and that they contribute significantly to the overall vitality of our state.
 
The IAA Program reviews work in 18 artistic disciplines, separated into three competition groups and awarded once every three years. The 2017 Individual Artist Award application period opens in May 2016, with a deadline of late July 2016. Eligible categories for 2017 include Dance Choreography, Dance Solo Performance, Classical Music Composition, Classical Music Solo Performance, Poetry, Sculpture, World Music Composition, and World Music Solo Performance.IAA Program reviews work in 18 artistic disciplines, separated into three competition groups and awarded once every three years. The 2017 Individual Artist Award application period opens in May 2016, with a deadline of late July 2016. Eligible categories for 2017 include Dance Choreography, Dance Solo Performance, Classical Music Composition, Classical Music Solo Performance, Poetry, Sculpture, World Music Composition, and World Music Solo Performance.
 
Painting by Carolyn Case of Baltimore County, 2016 Individual Artist Awardee

Media Contact: 

Jill Kubatko

Communications Manager

410-767-8851
jill.kubatko1@maryland.gov