MSAC Upcoming Virtual Professional Development
Coffee with Ken!
Here’s your chance to get the ear of the Director! Join MSAC’s Executive Director Ken Skrzesz and your fellow colleagues across the state on Tuesday mornings with your favorite coffee drink (or tea, if you’re like Ken!) for a topic-specific dialogue about the arts in Maryland.

Arts in Service: Broadening the Mission
Tuesday, January 26th, 9 a.m.
Ken and guests Gina Caruso of the Creative Alliance, Rina Thaler of the Art League of Ocean City, and Allison Weiss of the Sandy Spring Museum will discuss 21st Century approaches for aligning the mission of arts organizations with the needs of the communities they serve.

Guiding topics include responding to changing demographics, updating the organization's mission and strategies to respond to community needs, and changing programming in response to community need while honoring the mission of an organization. Register here.
Arts Directory Webinar
Tuesday, January 26th, 2 p.m.
We have a new and improved Arts Directory on our website! Join us to learn the navigation, functions, and possibilities for the directory, whether you're updating a profile or creating a new one! Register here.

Discovering and Connecting with New Constituents
Monday, February 1st, 2 p.m.
Join this interactive space to hear guidance and lessons learned about what is working well for connecting with communities not currently served through your artistic programming. Register here.
Visit our Eventbrite landing page for further details, dates, and sign-up information. 
Upcoming topics include:

  • Non-Profit Financial Management
  • Summer Out of School Time Networking sessions: Performing/Literary, Visual/Media, Youth Programs, Adult Programs, and more.
  • Creative Conversations: Independent Artists. The winter edition of this popular series will focus on connection and sharing between Independent Artists in the Visual, Performing, and Literary Arts disciplines.
The Maryland State Arts Council is accessible to all patrons.
Guests with accessibility questions or who require additional assistance
may call 410-767-6476 or email
Maryland Arts Institute of Racial Justice

Lunchtime Book Club
Select Tuesdays at Noon
Connect with members of Maryland’s arts sector to build shared language and understandings about racial justice through guided discussions and sharing. 

Winter 2021 Monthly Academy: Becoming an Anti-Racist
January - May 2021
The Winter Academy will be monthly workshops from January - May and will address issues of understanding race, unpacking privilege, examining bias, and moving towards racial justice. After each academy session, there will be a reflection session to help support attendees during this journey. Each session will also include 30 minutes of pre-work/reflection prior to the session.

For dates, times, and registration for both, visit the link below.