Individual Artist Award
Honoring Artistic Excellence: Individual Artist Award
Artists are at the heart of Maryland's thriving creative sector, and communities value artists for the vitality, cultural traditions and economic impact they support throughout the state.
Each year, MSAC recognizes the outstanding artistic achievements of artists from across Maryland with awards of $1,000, $3,000 and $6,000. These awards honor artists, showcasing their importance to the cultural fabric of our state, supporting their creative potential and strengthening their impact on the local level.
Through a process administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF), awardees are chosen, based solely on artistic merit, by an out-of-state jury of discipline-specific experts. See lists of previous awardees here.
|Creative Non-Fiction/Fiction||Dance Choreography||Non-Classical Music Composition|
|Media||Dance Solo Performance||Non-Classical Music Solo Performance|
|Digital/Electronic Arts||Classical Music Composition||Playwriting|
|Theater Solo Performance||Classical Music Solo Performance||Crafts|
|Works on Paper||Sculpture|
|World Music Composition|
|World Music Solo Performance|
Applying for an Award
THE 2019 IAA APPLICATION HAS CLOSED.
2019 IAA Panel Meetings are open to the public for observation and will take place in October and November 2018. If you are interested in attending, please contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to register.
A series of online videos that assist applicants in determining eligibility and preparing and submitting applications are available on the "Maryland" tab of MAAF's website here. A work sample preparation guide is also available.
In addition, MSAC and MAAF offer webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process and answer questions about the program and application.
Additional questions about the 2019 process? Contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at email@example.com (Next line) Additional questions about the 2020 process? Contact Steven Skerritt-Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org