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 2020 Independent Artist Awards are now completed and applications are no longer available. Applications for the 2021 Independent Artist Awards will be available later in 2020; information will be posted on this page when it becomes available.
Artistic categories will rotate in a 3-year cycle:
FY2021: Visual/Media Arts
FY2022: Literary Arts
FY2021: Performing Arts
The full guidelines for the 2020 Independent Artist Awards can be found here