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A member of the Singing and Praying Bands at the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival in 2012
June 25, 2014Two NEA National Heritage Fellowships go to Maryland GroupsPress ReleaseNational Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu today announced the 2014 recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The... Read More
Singer and American Flag
June 06, 2014Public Urged To Vote For Favorite National Anthem RenditionPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council and Star-Spangled 200 are asking Marylanders to decide who should win the Star-Spangled Sing-Off, a statewide National Anthem Singing Competition.   The competition... Read More
Festival Headliner Samba Mapangala and the Orchestra Virunga
May 21, 20144th Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival AnnouncedPress ReleaseFrom Maryland-rooted traditions like screen painting, banjo making and decoy carving to traditions with global origins, like Congolese Rumba, Chinese Calligraphy and Piñata Making that have taken... Read More
Maryland Traditions Archive Event at UMBC
April 30, 2014Arts Council Moves Maryland Folklife Archive to UMBCPress ReleaseAt an April 21 ceremony at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced that its Folklife Program—the oldest of any state arts agency in the... Read More
Star-Spangled Sing-Off
April 15, 2014O' Say Can You Sing?Press ReleaseToday the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) and Star-Spangled 200 (SS200) kickoff the search to find Maryland’s most talented vocalist to perform the National Anthem at Star-Spangled Spectacular.... Read More
Untitled (For Louise)  by Keith W. Bentley of Baltimore City
March 26, 2014Maryland Honors 89 Artists for Excellence Press ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, has awarded grants to 89 Maryland artists for creating work of exceptional quality within a range of... Read More
Artist at work in Gateway A&E District Studio
March 20, 2014A&E Districts Attract Visitors, Support Jobs Press ReleaseIn fiscal year 2013, 20 Maryland Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Districts collectively supported an estimated 5,144 new jobs that paid $149 million in wages. New jobs combined with A&E District... Read More
2014 Poetry Out Loud top three finalists
March 17, 2014Maryland Names Poetry Out Loud State ChampionPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) today announced that Akash Menon, a junior at Urbana High School in Frederick County, placed first at the 2014 Maryland Poetry Out Loud (POL) state final... Read More
Blessed Sheriff
March 03, 2014Students Vie for Poetry Out Loud State TitlePress ReleaseOf the more than 15,000 students in 17 Maryland counties who have competed in the 2014 Poetry Out Loud (POL) national poetry recitation contest, the strongest nine have advanced through a series of... Read More
Performing Arts and Humanities Building
February 28, 2014UMBC Selects Public Art Finalists Press ReleaseThe University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) today joins the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) in announcing the names of three finalists selected to create a public art installation outside... Read More

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