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Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards

Honoring Artistic Excellence: Individual Artist Award

Artists are at the heart of Maryland's thriving creative sector, and communities value artists for the vitality, cultural traditions and economic impact they support throughout the state.

Each year, MSAC recognizes outstanding artistic achievement with awards of $1,000, $3,000 or $6,000 given to Artists from across Maryland. Awardees are chosen, based solely on artistic merit, by an out-of-state jury of discipline-specific experts.

In partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, The IAA program reviews a total of 18 artistic disciplines, which are separated into three competition groups that are awarded tri-annually. See grantees list here.

Individual Artist Award Categories


Non-Classical Music: Composition

Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance




Applying for an Award

Click here for information about the online application.

Download the 2017 IAA Grant Guidelines (2018 Guidelines coming soon)

Technical Assistance

Contact Kimberly Steinle-Super: [email protected]

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