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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 SAM.gov 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.
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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
Please note: Independent artists do not need a UEI.
Beware of SAM scams! If your organization is registered with SAM.gov—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.
SAM.gov will never:
- Ask for personal information anywhere except within the SAM.gov 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
SAM.gov will send you several email reminders before your registration expires. They may also update you on the status of your registration or SAM.gov security issues. Legitimate emails from SAM.gov 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.
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