A pianist in a concert hall, accompanied by other instrumentalists behind him.
Pianist Robert McDonald performs with Chesapeake Music. (Talbot County)

Opportunities For Artists

Explore MSAC grants and opportunities available to independent artists. 

See grant and program guidelines for details about eligibility, application submission, and requirements.

Creativity Grants for Projects strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations and provide opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities. Click here for more information.

Folklife Apprenticeships support traditional arts education by funding one master artist and one apprentice artist to work together for as long as one year. Click here for more information.

The Grants for Artists program supports the working and living expenses of Maryland artists. Click here to learn more.

Awards are given through Maryland Traditions and annually recognize one recipient in each of three categories: Person/People, Place, and Tradition. Heritage Awards recognize long-term achievement in the traditional arts. Click here for more information.

Independent Artist Awards recognize achievement by Maryland artists making work independent of an institution or organization. Click here for more information.

The Public Art Across Maryland program commissions artwork for new or renovated state buildings and public spaces throughout Maryland. Click here for more information.

The Professional Development Opportunity Grant program encourages and supports relevant professional development opportunities for artists and arts organizations throughout Maryland. Click here for more information.

The Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster is a list of juried Maryland-based artists who have a demonstrated history of successful, professional touring engagements. Click here for more information.

Inclusion on MSAC's Teaching Artist Roster makes independent artists and organizations eligible for MSAC funding to lead various educational engagements funded through the Arts in Education Grant. Click here for more information.