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Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Maryland State Arts Council Now Accepting Grants for Artists Applications
The purpose of the Grants for Artists Program is to contribute to the sustainability of artists’ livelihoods by providing funds that support working or living expenses.
Maryland State Arts Council Emergency Grants
Maryland independent artists who have experienced a loss of income due to an emergency occurring after January 1, 2022 that impacts his or her work are encouraged to apply.
PAC Grand Opening Set for December 3rd
“It’s an exciting time,” said Mary Cummings, PAC’s executive director. “We’re looking forward to the grand opening, where we can recognize the state and county for funding this incredible facility."
MSAC and Forecast Public Art Present 'Making it Public' Free Workshop Series
There are two workshop series, one for artists of all disciplines and one for designed to equip administrators in strengthening local capacity in public art.
Governor Hogan Announces $16 Million in Capital Grant Funding
The grant funding includes $10 million for renovations and expansion to the 800 Building on Garrett College's main campus, which will become the Community Education and Performing Arts Center.
Maryland State Arts Council Announces 2021 Independent Arts Award Recipients
Award recipients include three Garrett County artists: Caroline Blizzard, Sonia Pratt, and Annie Simcoe.
MSAC's 'The Future of Artist Employment in Maryland' Sessions
Make your voices heard! MSAC is sponsoring a series of five public dialogues in which artists are invited to share recommendations that will inform what MSAC offers as part of this initiative.
2021 Virtual Regional Arts Summit
Join the Maryland State Arts Council on Thursday, September 23rd, from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. to kick off the 2021 Virtual Regional Arts Summit!
Maryland Arts Summit Set for June 3rd and 4th
The 2021 Summit: Art OF the Community will hold 6 free live streamed sessions focused on current topics in the MD creative sector, interspersed with creative burst of art-making and performances.
New Public Art Commission Opportunities for Visual and Literary Artists
The program has announced the publication of Request for Qualifications for the MD District Court Catonsville District Courthouse and the MD Dept. of Agriculture Salisbury Animal Health Lab.
2022 Independent Artist Awards: Literary Artists Encouraged to Apply
The awards are accompanied by grants of $2,000, $10,000, and $15,000 that encourage artistic growth and sustained practice.
Local Artists Included in 'Artists of Maryland: Visual Art'
Kathy Beachler, executive director of the Garrett County Arts Council, said the book was created by the Maryland State Arts Council for Hogan to give away as a gift to friends.
Garrett County Arts Council Receives Grant for $MART ART, Shared Workspace
The Rural MD Council Grant Review Board notified Garrett County Arts Council that it has been approved to receive a grant from the Maryland Agriculture Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund.
Plans for Garrett Lakes Arts Festival Noted During Annual Meeting
The 2021 season opens with a “Sofa Series” of virtual concerts: National Players’ “As You Like It;” Barron Ryan's Where Classical Meets Cool; & Charlotte B. Alston, African American Storyteller.
2021-2022 Folklife Apprenticeship Applications Now Open
This grant supports traditional arts education through the teaching of skills from a master artist to a learner artist.