Know of an individual, place, or tradition that exemplifies outstanding achievement in traditional arts and culture? Maryland State Arts Council’s 2022 Heritage Award nominations open September 1st! Find more information below, including guidance on how to submit a nomination and contact information for further questions.
Maryland Traditions, the traditional arts program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), has given Heritage Awards annually since 2007. Awards are given based on a nominee’s sustained commitment to a particular traditional practice, current importance to communities in which that traditional practice is important, and past contributions to that traditional practice. Each year, winners are chosen in the categories of Person or People, Place, and Tradition.
Awards are $5,000 each. Nominations are due Friday, October 15, at 5 p.m. Begin a nomination using MSAC’s application system, SmartSimple.
MSAC will host a free webinar on Tuesday, August 31st, 1 – 2 p.m. entitled “How to Make a Heritage Award Nomination.” Anyone interested in learning more about the Heritage Award and nomination strategies is welcome to attend.
If you have questions about the nomination process, please contact Folklife Specialist Ryan Koons at [email protected]. If you require any accommodations to access the nomination form, please contact [email protected]. If you have questions about the SmartSimple application system, please contact Grants Management Associate Tammy Oppel at [email protected].