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Imagine Maryland: A Strategic Plan for the Arts 2009-2013
In April 2009, the Maryland State Arts Council launched a broad-based and inclusive strategic planning process to help guide its work.
This plan reflects current community input and respects the Art Council’s goals: supporting artists and arts organizations in the pursuit of artistic excellence, ensuring access to the arts for all Maryland citizens, and promoting state-wide awareness of Maryland’s arts resources and opportunities.
Recognized as having one of the most robust and supportive environments for the arts in the country, Maryland’s creative sector has grown in both nature and number during the past decade. The dynamic growth of arts institutions, emerging artist collaboratives, and thriving Arts & Entertainment Districts have made Maryland a focal point for artists, art enthusiasts and a host of creative enterprises.
The Arts Council, an agency of the State of Maryland under the Department of Business and Economic Development’s Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts, was established more than four decades ago “to create a nurturing climate for the arts in the State.”