Independent Artist Award
Independent Artist Award - Honoring Artistic Achievement by Maryland Artists
Maryland State Arts Council’s Independent Artist Awards recognizes achievement by Maryland artists making work independent of an institution or organization. The awards are accompanied by unrestricted grants that encourage artistic growth and sustained practice.
Applying for an Award
The Independent Artist Award program is currently in the final stage of revisions. For information about changes to the program’s structure, please see the list of changes that were approved by the Council at a meeting on April 9, 2019.
Full applications and guidelines for the 2020 Independent Artist Award will be available starting October 9, 2019. The deadline to apply for the 2020 Independent Artist Award will be November 15, 2019 at 5:00pm.
Review and score each applicant’s submission based on a rubric
Panelists attend one regional review meeting, and select panelists may also attend one state award review meeting during the winter of 2020