Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Maryland Arts Summit!

Maryland Arts Summit

The Maryland Arts Summit, hosted at UMBC by Maryland Citizens for the Arts, is a statewide conference presented by and for the Maryland arts sector, which includes, but is not limited to: Arts Advocates, Arts Educators & Teaching Artists, Independent Artists, Arts Organizations, Youth, Community Stakeholders, Arts and Entertainment Districts, County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Public Artists, Boards of Directors, and Folklife Artists.

It is an opportunity to network, share the fantastic work that is being done across the state, learn about communities different from your own, celebrate the accomplishments of what we as a sector have achieved, and, through dialogue and action, bring to light where systems have fallen short of the support required to help artists and organizations thrive. The Maryland Arts Summit is a place for productive conversations to move the Maryland arts sector forward and ensure its long-term success.

Click here for the full schedule of presenters.

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Student Scholarships and Artist Scholarships are available.


Creative Aging Arts Programming

June 8th, 1 - 3 p.m. Join your colleagues before the Summit for a FREE and exciting session focusing on Creative Aging Arts Programming. Creative aging is “the practice of engaging older adults (55+) in participatory, professionally run arts programs focusing on social engagement and skills mastery.” Come together with older adult-serving organizations, teaching artists, arts organizations, and funders to explore and share opportunities for supporting and growing creative aging in Maryland communities. The Creative Aging pre-conference is free, but requires registration separate from the Maryland Arts Summit. Register Now!


Artists Bazaar

Artists Bazaar Applications will be accepted through May 30, 2022.

Accepted artists will have access to summit presentations that do not coincide with bazaar tabling hours. Artists are also welcome to join us for breakfast and lunch on both days. A $50 stipend will also be given to help cover travel costs.

Bazaar hours:

  • Thursday, June 9, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday, June 10, 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.