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MSAC is Seeking Paid Panelists to Revise its Arts in Education Grant Program

This spring, Maryland State Arts Council is facilitating the public-led revision of the Arts in Education (AiE) program, which funds arts education projects in Maryland’s schools and community settings. This effort is based on a need to clarify the program’s policies to provide equitable access to funds and ensure funding opportunities reach across the state of Maryland. The next step of this process is to identify a panel of editors who will work with MSAC staff to develop the policy recommendations that will improve the public service of the AiE grant program.

Consider completing an application to serve as an editor in this process. All selected editors will be expected to:

  • Become familiar with the previous policies and procedures of the AiE grant program
  • Work with MSAC staff to revise AiE policies and procedures in alignment with public need and the goals of the current MSAC strategic plan
  • Be available to participate in at least two virtual meetings (see below dates) to discuss the above issues and develop procedure and policy recommendations for further consideration by MSAC staff, council, and Department of Commerce leadership
    • Editor Meeting #1: March 7, 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Editor Meeting #2: March 23, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

What we are looking for:

  • Maryland residents with backgrounds in a variety of arts administration and cultural worker roles, or who are interested in learning how changes are considered and implemented within MSAC.
  • Artists and artist organizations who are currently on the MSAC Teaching Artist Roster are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Members of sites who have participated in previously AiE-funded projects are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

  • Click the Apply Now button below to log in or create a free account in SmartSimple.
  • You must be registered as an “Independent Artist” to apply to be an editor.
  • Under Funding Opportunities, select "Public Call." Select "Program Editor" from the first drop down option.
  • Select “Arts in Education Grant” as the Grant Program from the second drop down option.
  • Click "Save Draft" at the bottom to populate the application.
  • Complete the application and click “Submit.”

Editors will receive a minimum of $400 upon completion of assigned tasks, with the possibility of additional compensation if more than two virtual meetings are needed. Internet access is required, and a Gmail account is recommended to participate.


Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2023


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