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May 18, 2020MSAC COVID-19 State of Emergency Statement & ResourcesNewsInformation Updated May 18, 2020 The COVID-19 state of emergency has resulted in lost income across the creative sector. MSAC has responded immediately by convening constituents to assess the most... Read More
May 15, 2020Maryland State Arts Council Announces 2020 Independent Arts Award RecipientsPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, announced today that $290,000 has been awarded to 50 Maryland artists through the 2020 Independent Artist... Read More
May 08, 2020Women and NatureNews  
May 01, 2020May 2020 NewslettereNewsletterI am exceedingly proud of the way Maryland’s creative sector has mobilized to share information, to make recommendations, and to envision a bright future even in this uncertain time. Four public... Read More
April 17, 2020Professional Development WebinarsNewsUpdated April 17, 2020 Upcoming Virtual Professional Development: Relief Resources, Self-Care, and More! MSAC will be holding the space for a variety of professional development offerings in the... Read More
April 14, 2020Coffee with KenPress Release  meet.google.com/tzu-nfwb-yqt  ‪Call-in Number: 484-690-4425‬ PIN: ‪420 020 965‬#
April 03, 2020April 2020 NewslettereNewsletterThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is announcing a number of actions it is taking to support the state’s arts community in response to the ongoing state of emergency.    “The priority is to make... Read More
April 03, 2020MSAC Opens Emergency Grants for Arts Organizations and Independent ArtistsPress ReleaseIn response to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) has created special grant opportunities that provide emergency funding to arts organizations and artists in... Read More
March 30, 2020Maryland State Arts Council Actions Regarding COVID-19Press ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD (March 30, 2020) - The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is announcing a number of actions it is taking to support the state’s arts community in response to the COVID-19 State of... Read More
March 27, 2020Creative Conversations News Creative Conversations are discipline-specific virtual gatherings to give updates, hold the space for peer-to-peer sharing, encourage updated recommendations for action by the Maryland State Arts... Read More
March 16, 2020MSAC Listening Session: How Can We Help?NewsArts constituents are invited to join any session to share input about the impact of the pandemic and recommendations for action by MSAC.   Thursday, March 19, 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 7:00 p.m... Read More
March 11, 2020MSAC’s Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Statement & ResourcesNewsIn response to the recent state of emergency regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) continues to follow announcements from Governor Larry Hogan and the... Read More
March 10, 2020Maryland State Arts Council Announces "Poetry Out Loud" Maryland State Winner from Concordia Preparatory High School, Baltimore CountyPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD (March 10, 2020) -  Randolph Smith, an 11th grader at Concordia Preparatory High School in Baltimore County, was selected as the Poetry Out Loud (POL) Maryland State champion on March... Read More
March 02, 2020March 2020 NewslettereNewsletterDeputy Director Steven Skerritt-Davis and I recently traveled across the state to meet with the boards of directors of arts agencies in each of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. The conversations offered... Read More
February 27, 2020MSAC Webinar SeriesNewsThe Maryland State Arts Council presents its first ever professional webinar series! Our Winter 2020 series will begin January 13th, and we will host multiple webinars each week until the end of... Read More
February 26, 2020Maryland General Assembly Workgroup Recommendations on the Baltimore Symphony OrchestraNewsRecommendations for Cost Containment, Audience Development and Future Sustainability of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
February 23, 2020MSAC Strategic Plan UpdateNewsOver the past two years, MSAC has welcomed new executive leadership, staff, and invigorated councilors who are deeply engaged in efforts to highlight and strengthen the arts in Maryland. Building... Read More
February 19, 2020MSAC Call for Artists 2020 Women & Nature Open-Call ExhibitionMSAC's exhibition Women and Nature explores our relationship with Mother Earth through visual art and poetry created by Maryland artists. The exhibition will include a variety of media within two-... Read More
February 18, 2020MSAC Call for Jurors 2020 Women & Nature Open-Call ExhibitionNewsThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is seeking jurors to review visual art (two-dimensional) and poetry submissions for "Women and Nature," MSAC's spring exhibition exploring artists' relationship... Read More
Painted Screen Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.
February 10, 2020Call for Stories Featuring Entrepreneurship in the ArtsNewsThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is seeking stories about entrepreneurship in the arts. Do you know of an artist, small business, or startup that represents an exciting addition to Maryland’s... Read More
Denise Johnson is executive director of the Arch Social Community Network, an arts and culture nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing Old West Baltimore through cultural engagement, economic cultivation, and youth development. Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.
February 10, 2020Call for Stories Featuring Women in the ArtsNewsThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is seeking stories about women in the arts. Do you have an inspiring story about the vital contributions of women-identifying people who are artists, arts... Read More
February 07, 2020Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland Fiscal Year 2018Publication Nonprofit arts support an annual economic impact of $1.3 billion in Maryland. This FY 2018 report shows how the arts support jobs, salaries, tax revenue and more.
February 01, 2020February 2020 NewslettereNewsletterIn January we celebrated the National Endowment for the Arts! More than a dozen Maryland arts organizations, creative writers, and translators were recently announced as grant recipients for fiscal... Read More
January 21, 2020National Endowment for the Arts Announces Literature Fellowship Grant RecipientsPress ReleaseWashington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today a total of $1.2 million in fellowships to creative writers and translators, supporting both the development of new works of... Read More
January 21, 2020National Endowment for the Arts Announces Arts Project GrantsPress ReleaseWashington, DC—Chairman Mary Anne Carter announced that 1,187 grantees in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will receive a total of $27.3 million of... Read More

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