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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.