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Maryland Traditions Accepting Award Applications through February 15

Maryland Traditions Accepting Award Applications through February 15

February 12, 2019Press Release

Baltimore, MD (February 2019) – Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, is currently accepting applications for the Apprenticeships Awards and nominations for the Heritage Awards.  Applications and nominations are being accepted through February 15, 2019. For more information and to access the application documents, visit or call 410-767-6555.

Apprenticeship Awards support up to one year of study in folklife, or living cultural traditions. During the study period, a master folklife practitioner passes down her or his knowledge to an apprentice in an effort to support the vitality of folklife in Maryland. Apprenticeships may focus on performance-based forms of folklife, such as storytelling, music, or dance; material forms of folklife, such as craft, costume, or food; or occupational forms of folklife, such as those found in maritime, agricultural, or architectural traditions.

The Heritage Awards recognize outstanding stewardship of Maryland folklife. Through a public nomination process, three awards are given each year in the categories of Person, Place, and Tradition. Awardees will be recognized in a public ceremony hosted in conjunction with the Maryland Arts Summit in June 2019.

WHAT:                    Maryland Traditions Accepting applications for Apprenticeship Awards and the Heritage Awards

WHEN:                    Applications being accepted until 10PM on February 15, 2019

WHERE:                  Eligible applicants must live in the State of Maryland

MORE INFO:         To access these documents, visit or call 410-767-6555.             

About the Maryland State Arts Council

Founded in 1967, MSAC is an agency of the 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,

Media Contact: 

Contact for the media:
Dorothy Fuchs, Purple Dot PR
(o) 410-637-8337/(m) 410-598-1719

Contact for the public:
Amelia Rambissoon, Maryland State Arts Council
(o) 410-767-6542