Terms and Conditions of Use

In consideration of the opportunity to participate in the Maryland State Arts Council (“MSAC”) Maryland Arts Directory (the “Directory”) administered by Maryland Art Place (“MAP”), I have provided to MSAC and/or MAP certain digitized or photographic images or other media representations of my artwork (collectively referred to as the “Media”). 

In further consideration of the opportunity to participate in the Directory, by accepting these terms and conditions, I grant to MAP, MSAC, the Maryland Department of Commerce, and agencies of the State of Maryland (collectively, the “State”), and its licensees license to distribute, use, exhibit, and otherwise dispose of the Media for non-commercial purposes, free of any royalty or license fee, in any medium which exists or which may hereafter be developed. Written acknowledgment will be made in the publication of the Media.

I further authorize MAP, MSAC, the State, and their licensees to use my name, likeness, voice, photograph(s), and any data that I submit to the Directory in all forms and media, including composite or modified representations, in connection with the use, publication and promotion of the Directory, MSAC, its resources, or programs, or the State. 

I represent and warrant that I have the full and unrestricted right to grant this permission, and that the Media provided by me for this purpose are original and do not infringe the copyright or any other proprietary or privacy right of any other person. 

I agree that neither MSAC, the State, MAP, nor any of their officials, agents or employees shall bear any responsibility or liability for infringement of my copyright, trademarks or any other rights by third parties as a result of the availability of the Media or contact information on the Directory, and I will indemnify and absolve MSAC, the State, MOA, Maryland Art Place, and their officials, agents, and employees from and against all claims, suits, damages and costs arising out of or resulting from the use of the Media. I shall be solely responsible for securing any copyright registrations I deem necessary to protect my rights in the Media.

I understand that by joining the Maryland Arts Directory, I will also be added to MSAC's email newsletter, which includes news and opportunities for artists, and that I may unsubscribe at any time.

I may request deletion of the Media from the Directory by written notice sent by email to the Directory coordinator at MAP. MAP will delete the Media from the Directory within thirty (30) days following its receipt of such notice.

Neither MSAC nor MAP is under any obligation to continue to offer the Directory service, and may discontinue such service and/or delete any artwork from the Directory at any time.

By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, I affirm that I am 18 years of age or older and am a resident of the State of Maryland.

Note: Artist profiles that have not been updated in two years will be automatically hidden from the Directory, meaning profiles not updated in the past two years will not be visible or searchable. To avoid having your profile hidden, artists are encouraged to update images and profile information frequently. Profiles that are hidden will reappear on the site after updating