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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 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
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
December 02, 2019Maryland Commerce Designates New Arts and Entertainment District in Baltimore CountyPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD (November 25, 2019) – Maryland Secretary of Commerce Kelly M. Schulz today announced that Catonsville in Baltimore County has been designated as the state’s 29th Arts and Entertainment... Read More
August 20, 2019State of Maryland Awards $40,000 in Grants to Traditional Artists for Artisan Skill TrainingPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD (August 20, 2019) - Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), has awarded $40,000 to traditional artists in the state. The funding supports... Read More
July 01, 2019Maryland Designates New Arts and Entertainment Districts in Two CommunitiesPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD (July 1, 2019) - Maryland Secretary of Commerce Kelly M. Schulz today announced the designation of two new Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Districts in Maryland. The Town of Easton and... Read More
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April 15, 2019Maryland State Arts Council Announces Individual Arts Award RecipientsPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced today that $246,000 has been awarded to 105 Maryland artists through the 2019 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). This year’s awardees were chosen from a... Read More
April 01, 2019Maryland State Arts Council Announces Winners of 2019 Maryland Traditions Heritage AwardsPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD (April 1, 2019) - The Maryland Traditions folklife program is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Heritage Awards, given annually to outstanding stewards of Maryland’s living... Read More

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