Learn How MSAC Programs Advance the Arts in Maryland

  • Arts & Entertainment Districts

    Maryland’s Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Districts help develop and promote community involvement, tourism, and revitalization through tax-related incentives.
  • Arts in Education

    The Arts in Education Program promotes, strengthens, and enhances the arts and arts education in Maryland’s schools and communities.
  • County Arts Agencies of Maryland Network

    MSAC’s County Arts Agencies of Maryland (CAAM) Network nurtures local arts activities across Maryland.
  • Creativity Grants

    Creativity Grants support activities and general operations for Independent Artists and Organizations.
  • Grants for Organizations

    Grants for Organizations (GFO) provide operating support that strengthen and sustain Maryland's arts infrastructure.
  • Independent Artist Awards

    The Independent Artist Network is a statewide network of artists who have access to resources, professional development, and additional opportunities to connect further with artists and partners for future collaboration.
  • Maryland Traditions

    Maryland Traditions, the State's traditional arts program, identifies, documents, supports, and presents traditional arts.
  • Poet Laureate

    The Maryland Poet Laureate The Poet Laureate of Maryland is an honorary State position. The selected poet serves at the discretion of the Governor for
  • Poetry Out Loud

    A literary arts program created by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud encourages the mastery of great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition in students across Maryland.
  • Presenting and Touring

    The Maryland Presenting and Touring Program supports a rich and artistically diverse network of professional artists and performing arts organizations.
  • Professional Development

    MSAC responds to the needs of Maryland's arts sector with an array of Professional Development opportunities. Annual offerings include: Fall Regional
  • Public Art

    MSAC's Public Art Across Maryland Program promotes and supports the inclusion of art in the everyday experiences of Marylanders.
  • Special Requests

    Special Requests support needs of arts organizations and programs that fall outside of the eligibility of MSAC’s established grant programs.