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The Arch Social Club is an anchor organization of the Black Arts & Entertainment District running along Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore City. Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.
September 30, 2020Maryland State Arts Council introduces Network Technical Assistance grantsPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD (October 1, 2020) - The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is pleased to introduce the Network Technical Assistance grant, which will support organizational development for MSAC’s three... Read More
September 30, 2020Fiscal Year 2020 Annual ReportPublicationA summary of Maryland State Arts Council programs, activities, expenditures, and grants during the 2020 fiscal year. Accessible PDF version here.    
September 01, 2020September 2020 NewslettereNewsletter“I’m in love with the sun and with the reflections in the water, and to paint them I would go around the world.” -Auguste Renoir   The uncertainty that surrounds us has made it difficult to find joy... Read More
August 03, 2020August 2020 NewslettereNewsletterThe MSAC staff and Councilors, with the support of Secretary Kelly M. Schulz and Assistant Secretary Tom Riford, are dedicated to doing everything possible to offer relief in this difficult time for... Read More
Master bomba y plena dancer Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera (center) teaches a class with Cultura Plenera at Sandy Spring Museum. Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.
July 31, 2020Maryland State Arts Council Awards $40,000 in Folklife ApprenticeshipsNewsBALTIMORE, MD (July 31, 2020) - Maryland Traditions, the traditional arts program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), has awarded $40,000 to traditional artists in the state. The funding... Read More
Ethiopian traditional music and dance group Yebahil Dankira Buden performing at Creative Alliance in 2016. Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.
July 30, 2020State of Maryland Awards over $300,000 in Folklife Network grantsNewsBALTIMORE, MD (July 31, 2020) - Maryland Traditions, the traditional arts program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), has awarded $334,687 to eight regional folklife centers across the state.... Read More
July 16, 2020Additional Emergency Grant funding now available!NewsAs part of the recent $50 million for the Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative for COVID-19 Relief, the $3 million awarded to the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) will be distributed through the... Read More
July 08, 2020MSAC COVID-19 State of Emergency Statement & ResourcesNewsInformation Updated July 8, 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
July 01, 2020July 2020 NewslettereNewsletterGovernor Hogan has been working towards a recovery plan for the state of Maryland with a team of doctors and public health experts. This continues to be a flexible, community-based approach that ... Read More
June 26, 2020MSAC ENVISION Series: Focusing on PossibilitiesNewsKeep up to date on the latest Online Offerings here!   Envisioning our State Coffee with Ken: Tuesdays 9-10AM Here’s your chance to get the ear of the Director! Join MSAC’s Executive Director, Ken... Read More
June 04, 2020The Future of Maryland's Arts SectorNewsThe arts sector experienced unprecedented loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The estimated total economic impact to date is $5.5 billion, nationally, and $14.6 million in Maryland. 95% of all... Read More
June 01, 2020June 2020 NewslettereNewsletterThe arts sector experienced unprecedented loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The estimated total economic impact to date is $5.5 billion, nationally, and $14.6 million in Maryland. 95 percent of all... Read More
May 27, 2020Maryland State Arts Council Awards $1 Million in Emergency Grant Funding to 125 Arts Organizations and Independent Artists Press ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, today announced awards totaling $1 million dollars to support arts organizations and independent artists... 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

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