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

The Professional Development Opportunity Grant assists artists and arts organizations to implement best practices by embracing growth, learning, and discovery for economic sustainability.

Please note: All applications received on or before June 5, 2022 will be reviewed as an FY22 application. If approved, the application will be considered an FY22 grant. All applications received on or after June 6, 2022 will be reviewed as an FY23 application. If approved, the application will be considered an FY23 grant.

Applicants must be an eligible entity or individual who has identified a relevant and meaningful professional development opportunity. See Grant Guidelines for detailed information.

MSAC staff reviews applications submitted in SmartSimple on a monthly basis.

See the Grant Guidelines for detailed information.

Upon execution of grant agreement, payment will be processed for receipt in 6-8 weeks. Grantees are required to submit a final report at the completion of the funded project. For detailed reporting requirements, please see the Grant Guidelines.

All MSAC grants are paid on the same timeline. To learn more, click here.

Grantees are required to submit a brief report detailing the use of funds at the end of each fiscal year.

See the Grant Guidelines for detailed information.

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