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Professional Development

Professional Development


Professional Development Grant 

The purpose of the Professional Development Opportunity Grant Program is to encourage and support relevant professional development opportunities for artists and arts organizations throughout Maryland. The Professional Development Opportunity Grant will assist artists and arts organizations to implement best practices through growth, learning, and discovery for economic sustainability.  

Applying for a Grant 

MSAC will begin accepting applications on February 24 for the FY20 Application cycle. Applications are availalbe through Smart Simple. The grant period for FY20 is February 24, 2020 - June 30, 2020 and will act as a Pilot Phase for the Professional Development Opportunity Grant Program. Applications must be submitted at least 90 days before the eligible activities occur. Receipt of a Professional Development Opportunity Grant requires submission of a Final Report by the end of the Fiscal Year. As a part of this brief report, MSAC collects participant information to report to the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Association of State Arts Agencies. Please review the documents below prior to completing an application.