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New MSAC Opportunities! Call for Panelists

May 27 2021

New MSAC Opportunities! Call for Panelists

What's NewThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) has shared some new opportunities for the public to get involved with supporting the arts community as panelists for two programs, the Independent Artist Awards (IAA) and Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM). MSAC is looking for a wide range of geographic representation, so local experts are encouraged to apply!

Independent Artist Awards (IAA)

By reviewing and scoring applications, IAA panelists help MSAC recognize the achievement of Maryland artists, awarding $2,000, $10,000, and $15,000 awards. This year’s Awards will be focused on the Literary Arts. This is a great opportunity to discover and learn more about the exciting artwork that is being made by artists from throughout the state!

Learn more about the Independent Arts Awards

What MSAC is Looking For:

  • 40-50 panelists (the total number of panelists is based on the number of applications).
  • Maryland residents with a background in the Literary Arts. This may include independent literary artists, publishers and editors, teachers and educators, teaching artists, arts administrators, literary enthusiasts, and students interested in serving Maryland’s art sector while gaining experience and insight into MSAC’s panel review process.
  • A wide geographic representation of the state of Maryland,individuals from the Western, Southern, and Eastern Shore regions.

Questions? Contact Program Directors Emily Sollenberger ([email protected]gov) or Laura Weiss ([email protected]) for assistance.

Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM)

By reviewing and scoring applications, public art panelists bring expertise to supporting artists and organizations applying for grants for the planning and creation of new public artwork as well as the conservation of existing works. Serving as a public art panelist is a great opportunity to learn about public art granting processes.

Learn more about Public Art Across Maryland

What MSAC is Looking For:
  • 5-10 Panelists for FY22.
  • Artists, architects, landscape architects, designers, arts administrators, and art conservators with a background in Visual Art and Public Art.
  • A wide geographic representation of the state of Maryland. Must be a Maryland resident.

Questions? Contact Program Director Liesel Fenner ([email protected]) for assistance.

To apply, submit your application via MSAC’s online grants management system, SmartSimple.

Application Deadline: June 25, 2021 at 5 p.m.