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County Arts Agencies of Maryland

Pool 2 by Jen Lewin at Light City Baltimore. Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts. Photo: Six Point Pictures.
Juneteenth Celebration in Lexington Park with the Spring Ridge Rhythm Band. St. Mary's County Arts Council. Photo: Nell Elder

County Arts Agencies of Maryland


County Arts Agencies of Maryland Network

County Arts Agencies across Maryland further MSAC’s goals by encouraging and supporting local arts activity while championing creative expression, diverse programming, and lifelong learning throughout their jurisdictions. The County Arts Agencies of Maryland (CAAM) Network consists of the agencies and non-profits designated as official arts agencies by the governments of Mayland’s 24 jurisdictions.


County Arts Development Grant Program

County Arts Development (CAD) grants support CAAM Network members to extend the service of MSAC with the goals of providing:
  • a vital connection with artists, arts organizations, and audiences throughout the State; 
  • encouragement of local arts activity of all disciplines in all of Maryland’s diverse communities; and 
  • equitable funding for the arts on the local level through transparent processes that are accessible to all county constituents. 
FY2021 CAD Panel Meeting
Monday, May 18th, 2020 - 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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In fiscal year 2020, MSAC awarded a total of $3,500,000 to County Arts Agencies through CAD grants.


County Arts Agencies

Howard County Arts Council summer camper proudly displays a completed artwork.

Maryland's local arts agencies extend the reach of MSAC programs and funds. County Arts Agency websites