The Maryland Arts Summit, now in its third year, is presented by and for the Maryland arts sector and curated by the Maryland State Arts Council
, Maryland Citizens for the Arts, the Fine Arts Office of the Maryland State Department of Education, and Arts Education in Maryland Schools. The 2021 Maryland Arts Summit: Art OF the Community will hold six live streamed sessions on June 3 - 4, 2021 focused on current topics in the Maryland creative sector, interspersed with creative bursts of art-making and performances. All together, the Summit will elevate voices within Maryland’s arts communities.
“The theme of the 2021 Summit, Art OF the Community, speaks to the 21st Century practice of inviting diverse voices to be the inspiration for artistic products and programming,” said MSAC Executive Director Ken Skrzesz. “Historically, art has been centered around aesthetic choices that were delivered to audiences and participants. During this year’s Summit, we will explore what it means to see art as a response to the desires, challenges, and strengths of communities.”
Day one of the Summit on Thursday, June 3rd will open with a performance and artist statement by Louis Campbell, centered on uplifting indigenous voices through art. Main sessions that follow over the two-day Summit include:
The Summit will also include Creative Keynote opportunities for engagement, inviting participants to make and share art in real time, as well as contribute to affinity group discussions centered on their specific role within the arts sector.
Following the two-day Summit, pre-recorded sessions will be available for participants’ to take a deeper dive into the Summit content on their own time, and, ultimately, engage more deeply with their communities through the creative process.
The Maryland Arts Summit requires registration. To register and for more information, please click here