Grants for Artists applications open now, info session January 17

MSAC is excited to open applications to its newest program, Grants for Artists, which broadly supports Maryland independent artists’ working and living expenses with $6,000 grants. This program was designed based on extensive public input over the past 18 months, and it is intended to bolster the creative workforce that composes a significant portion of Maryland’s creative and economic activity.

Two rounds of grants supporting a total of 250 artists will be given in FY 2023, which ends June 30. Learn more about deadlines and eligibility by clicking here to read the program guidelines on the Grants for Artists portion of MSAC’s site. Click here to apply now by logging in or creating a free account in SmartSimple, MSAC’s online grants management platform.

Interested artists are invited to attend a virtual info session covering details of the Grants for Artists program and offering application strategies. The free session is scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees must register by clicking here to visit MSAC’s Eventbrite page. A recording will be made publicly available for those who cannot attend the live event.

For questions, contact Senior Program Director Chad Buterbaugh at or 443.469.8239.