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One Voice for All the Arts in Maryland
What is MCA?
Maryland Citizens for the Arts is a statewide arts advocacy and education organization. Founded over 40 years ago to provide “One Voice for all the Arts in Maryland,” MCA works to highlight the role the arts play in economic vitality of the state and the increased quality of life they provide for all Marylanders.
A generation ago, arts funding in Maryland barely topped $475,000. Many parts of the state relied solely on local support. Others simply went without. Driven by the possibility of increased arts funding and broadened arts participation, the late Judge Francis Murnaghan, Jr., founded MCA (Maryland Citizens for the Arts) in 1977.
News & Events
Maryland Citizens for the Arts Adds Five New Members to its Board of Trustees
MCA announces the election of five new Trustees to Board of Trustees, who will work to guide the policies, outreach, and educational work of the state’s arts advocacy organization.
MD Arts & Culture Industry Generates $961.6 million in Economic Activity
The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $961.6 million in annual economic activity in the state of Maryland-supporting 25,248 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $87.4 million in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study.