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.
All activities described in project-based application submissions to any funding program at the Maryland State Arts Council must demonstrate current alignment with the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery plan to be considered eligible.
Applying for a project grant: To be eligible for MSAC funding during the current Governor-declared State of Emergency, a project must be allowable in accordance with established safety standards at the time of application submission. Use the flowchart here to confirm your eligibility to submit a project-based application.
Applying for a Grant
MSAC is currently accepting applications for FY21 funding (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021). Applications are available through Smart Simple.
FY21 Grant Guidelines
FY21 Professional Development Opportunity Grant Rubric
Current Professional Development Opportunities offered through MSAC and our collaborators can be found here.
Emergency Relief Resources
Strategic Programmatic Decisions - Hosted by Elaine Luttrull of Minerva Financial Arts
MSAC ENVISION Series: Focusing on Possibilities
Beginning in July, MSAC will host a series of free weekly professional development opportunities focusing on the resurgence of the arts in Maryland across our state and our communities through a diverse offering of conversations and information. More information here