Umbrellas hang next to a brick wall.
Oakland A&E District public art installation. (Garrett County)


Resources for Maryland's Arts Sector

The MSAC Online Resource Bulletin, maintained by the Maryland Art Place, includes regional, national, and international exhibition opportunities, grants, fellowships, residencies, and information on available studio spaces in the area. The Resource Bulletin is updated on a weekly basis and maintains hundreds of listings of arts opportunities, organized by subject and deadline date. If you have information that you wish to have included in the Resource Bulletin, please email Click here to view the Resource Bulletin.

MSAC offers a variety of professional development offerings throughout the year in response to your needs in the arts sector. Click here to read more.

Coming soon!

Beginning in April 2022, all organizations (including nonprofit orgs, government entities, and schools/universities) applying for funding from MSAC will be required to have a Unique Entity ID (UEI) from in alignment with requirements from the National Endowment for the Arts. This UEI will take the place of a DUNS number, which will no longer be required. You can register for a UEI number by reviewing the information below. 

Webinar Video (~57 min)

Quick Start Guide

Once you obtain the UEI, you will need to add it to your SmartSimple profile: 
Select “Organizational Profile” from your dashboard homepage
Enter UEI in the appropriate field
Click “Save”

Please note: Independent artists do not need a UEI.


Beware of SAM scams! If your organization is registered with—the U.S. Government’s System for Award Management—you might receive phishing attemps (via links in email/mail) or correspondance from third parties claiming or implying affiliation with the government and offering to “help” you. However, you do not need to pay a fee to register or to keep your entity registration active. will never:

  • Ask for personal information anywhere except within the system itself
  • Ask for money or threaten legal action or liability
  • Ask you to call or text anybody
  • Send a link that doesn’t end in .gov
  • Advertise on social media will send you several email reminders before your registration expires. They may also update you on the status of your registration or security issues. Legitimate emails from will come from a .gov email address.

More information on this matter can be found in a notice from the GSA. Click here for more information.

Click here to view resources for A&E Districts, including legislation, contact lists, and FAQs.

Maryland Arts Directory - showcase your work on MSAC’s website 

MSAC Resource Bulletin for Artists - find local, regional, national, and international opportunities for artists updated weekly

Maryland Independent Artist Awards - annual awards with grants of $2,000-$25,000 that recognize achievement by Maryland artists making work independent of an institution or organization

Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance’s Baker Artist Portfolios and Awards and Ruby’s Project Grants for Baltimore-area artists

County Arts Agencies of Maryland - visit your local arts council to find what opportunities they offer for individual artists

Maryland Office of Statewide Broadband - Resources for individuals and families to assist with internet connectivity

Maryland Business Express - search the clearinghouse of all State of Maryland resources for businesses

Maryland Incentive Programs - browse Maryland's financial incentive programs 

Department of Commerce Resources - find resources to help start and grow your business  

University of Maryland Small Business Development Center - free and low-cost training and funding strategy resources

Funding and Support Programs for Maryland Communities - learn about resources available from the Department of Housing and Community Development

Maryland Office of Statewide Broadband - Resources for communities to assist with internet connectivity

The information on this page is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed. The State of Maryland disclaims liability for any errors or omissions.