The Professional Development Opportunity Grant program encourages and supports relevant professional development opportunities for artists and arts organizations throughout Maryland.

The Professional Development Opportunity Grant assists artists and arts organizations to implement best practices by embracing growth, learning, and discovery for economic sustainability.

FY23 applications are now being accepted! Applications received on or after June 8, 2022 will be considered in the first review period of July FY23 (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023).

Applicants must be an eligible entity or individual who has identified a relevant and meaningful professional development opportunity. See Grant Guidelines for detailed information.

MSAC staff reviews applications submitted in SmartSimple on a monthly basis.

See the Grant Guidelines for detailed information.

Upon execution of grant agreement, payment will be processed for receipt in 6-8 weeks. Grantees are required to submit a final report at the completion of the funded project. For detailed reporting requirements, please see the Grant Guidelines.

All MSAC grants are paid on the same timeline. To learn more, click here.

Grantees are required to submit a brief report detailing the use of funds at the end of each fiscal year.

See the Grant Guidelines for detailed information.

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