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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Maryland State Arts Council Hosts Statewide “Creative Conversations” for Artists and Arts Advocates this Fall

Maryland State Arts Council Hosts Statewide “Creative Conversations” for Artists and Arts Advocates this Fall

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February 12, 2019Press Release

Baltimore, MD (August 23, 2018) –The Maryland State Arts Council is sponsoring seven regional institutes for artists, arts organizations, arts leaders, and arts supporters to gather for collaborative discussion and professional development. Entitled, “Creative Conversations,” these sessions are being conducted in partnership with the Maryland Citizens for the Arts, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Maryland Nonprofits and Maryland State Department of Education.

Dates and Locations:

Sept. 13, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.- Frederick @ The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 South Carroll Street, Frederick, 21701

Sept 17, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. - Havre de Grace @ The Cultural Center at the Havre de Grace Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave., Havre de Grace, 21078

Sept. 20, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Baltimore @ Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, 21224

Sept. 24, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. - Salisbury @ The Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art, 909 South Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, 21804

Sept. 27, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Leonardtown @ Leonardtown Town Hall, 41660 Courthouse Dr., Leonardtown, 20650

Oct. 1, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. - Annapolis @ Annapolis Shakespeare Company,  1804 West St., Annapolis, 21401

Oct. 4, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. - Frostburg @ City Place, 14 South Water St., Frostburg, 21532

RSVP: Dana Parsons at dana.parsons@maryland.gov.

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The agenda for each meeting is as follows:

2018 Maryland Regional Arts Institute Agenda
  Arts Organizations Independent Artists
6-7 PM A New Vision: Strategic Planning Town Hall
(Maryland State Arts Council)
A New Vision: Strategic Planning Town Hall
(Maryland State Arts Council)
7-8 PM New Grants for Organizations Application
(Maryland State Arts Council)

Partner Panel:

Advocacy 101
(Maryland Citizens for the Arts)

Why do artists need lawyers?
(Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts)

Growing Your Capacity
(Maryland Nonprofits)

Connecting with Arts in Schools
(Maryland State Department of Education)

8-9 PM

Partner Panel:
Advocacy 101
(Maryland Citizens for the Arts)

Why do artists need lawyers?
(Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts)

Growing Your Capacity
(Maryland Nonprofits)

Connecting with Arts in Schools
(Maryland State Department of Education)

Individual Artist Opportunities:

Marketing/Branding

Entrepreneurship

Collaboration

Community Engagement

About Maryland State Arts Council
Founded in 1967, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is an agency of the State of Maryland Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts, and encourages and invests in the advancement of the arts for all Marylanders. Its grants and programs support artists and arts organizations in their pursuit of artistic excellence, ensure the accessibility of the arts to all citizens, and promote statewide awareness of arts resources and opportunities. MSAC awards grants to not-for-profit, tax-exempt organizations and individual artists, and provides technical and advisory assistance to individuals and groups. The agency is funded by an annual appropriation from the State of Maryland and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. MSAC may also receive contributions from private, non-governmental sources. For more information, go to msac.org.