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Last week we released a survey asking for your help shaping our next strategic plan. We’re grateful for an enthusiastic response so far! If you haven’t taken a few minutes to add your input, please click here or scan the QR code below to share your thoughts as an artist, arts administrator, or supporter of the arts. We are looking for responses from far and wide, so consider sharing the link with folks who care about the arts but might not interact with MSAC right now. Survey feedback will help us understand how we can serve you best in the coming years. The deadline for the survey is February 7. We appreciate you! 

Our first Arts Capital grant deadline is near! If your organization’s operating budget is under $3 million and you have a renovation project in mind that will make a facility more accessible, energy-efficient, or effective for your arts and cultural programming, click here to learn how this grant can help. The FY 2024 application deadline is February 16.

Artists, don’t miss the opportunity for Grants for Artists funding. This program contributes to the sustainability of artists’ livelihoods with funds that support working or living expenses of artists who reside in Maryland. Click here for more information and resources for applying. The FY 2024 application deadline is February 29.

And, Maryland Arts Day is February 13! The day brings hundreds of arts supporters to Annapolis to make sure support for the arts remains a priority for state legislators as they develop next year’s budget. Click here to register (deadline Thursday, February 1) for information about registering for this exciting day hosted by our friends at Maryland Citizens for the Arts! 

Wishing you an arts-filled February!

Steven Skerritt-Davis

Executive Director



Arts Capital accepting applications

Applications to the new Arts Capital grant, which supports physical capital improvement projects and equipment purchases for eligible organizations, are being accepted through Friday, February 16, 2024. The full grant guidelines and link to apply can be found by clicking here.

Questions? Contact Arts Capital Coordinator Ryan Patterson at [email protected] or click here to schedule a 30-minute call to talk about your project. 

Arts Capital panelist opportunity

Panelists are being sought to review and score applications for the FY 2024 and FY 2025 grant cycles. To learn more about this opportunity and apply to serve, click here.


Teaching Artist Lisa Mathews shows a young learner how to play a xylophone in a music workshop for toddlers in Baltimore City. 

Teaching Artist office hours

Join Arts in Education Program Director Lizzie Morales and Arts in Education consultants in an informal, virtual setting to learn more about the Teaching Artist Roster. During the session, participants will be guided through the program's purpose, eligibility requirements, application process, and available resources. The next session will take place on Thursday, February 8, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to register! 


Upcoming Creativity listening session

Join us for a listening session guiding the future of the Creativity Grant, a program providing project and operating support for smaller organizations, as well as project support for independent artists. While we look to keep the overall intention and goals of the program the same, we are looking to you for your thoughts and feedback on the program to ensure we’re meeting the needs of artists and small arts organizations in an equitable and accessible way. The listening session is Tuesday, February 6, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to register!


Be a Folklife Network panelist

Applications are open for panelist service in the Folklife Network program, which funds organizations housing regional folklife centers, or continuing programmatic or educational efforts made in support of the traditional arts, defined as community-based living cultural traditions handed down by example or word of mouth. Click here for details and application instructions. Questions? Contact Deputy Director Chad Buterbaugh at [email protected] or 443.469.8239.


Upcoming professional development sessions

MSAC regularly offers free professional development sessions that are open to the public. Click here to see upcoming offerings and register.


Artist Stacia Goodman working on a portion of the tile mosaic Artwork Commission.

Artwork Commissions artist profile

MSAC is proud to attract and commission public artists from across the country to create new public artwork for new or renovated state buildings and campuses through our Artwork Commissions program. Stacia Goodman, one of two artists commissioned to create new works for Frostburg State University's new Education & Health Sciences Center, was recently featured on National Public Radio's "Marketplace" program. She talked about her experience as a public artist and how she manages her business. Find the story by clicking here, and stay tuned for more updates on the new artworks by Stacia, and Maryland-based artist, David Hess, for the FSU campus. 

Sign up for the Public Art listserv

Did you know that MSAC manages a Public Art Google Group listserv? This is a great platform for artists and administrators to discover or share public art opportunities, Calls to Artists, professional development, and Q&A. To subscribe to the listserv, please email Special Projects and Grants Associate Rosa Chang at [email protected].


Less than a week left! Take our survey today

MSAC wants your help to shape our next strategic plan. Click here to take a survey where you can contribute your thoughts as an artist, arts administrator, or supporter of the arts. Your feedback will help MSAC understand how to focus its efforts in the coming years of service to the state.

This survey will take about five minutes to finish and is intended for all Maryland residents. We encourage those who have received support from MSAC to participate, and we want feedback from those who are new to the agency and have an interest in ensuring the success and stability of Maryland’s arts sector.

Please scan the following QR code to take our survey by Wednesday, February 7!

[Full Link: https://amspnr.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3NIErpWmqCpQL7U]


Applications being accepted now

Applications to the Grants for Artists program, which supports artists' working and living expenses, are being accepted through Thursday, February 29. Click here to learn more and apply, and click here to view the recording of an info session covering application strategies.

Access all MSAC applications in SmartSimple. Questions?

Contact the MSAC staff person for the program you’re interested in learning more about. 



Emergency resource recommendations

With winter weather upon us, please remember to prepare yourself and/or your organization in the case of an emergency. View our recommendations under "Emergency Resources for Artists" and "Emergency Preparedness Resources for Organizations" on our Resources page by clicking here.


The MSAC online Resource Bulletin is maintained by Maryland Art Place and includes local, regional, and national opportunities, calls for artists, grants, and vendor opportunities. The Resource Bulletin is updated on a weekly basis and is categorized by deadline date.

Do you have something to add? Email Caitlin Gill at [email protected].

The Maryland State Arts Council is committed to making sure all Marylanders can access its programs and services. Guests with further accessibility questions or who require accommodations may fill out the Accommodations Request Form or contact the MSAC Office Secretary at [email protected].

Connect with us at msac.org!