Maryland Arts Day Grab Bag

Thank you all for attending the first ever Virtual Maryland Arts Day! We hope you all had a great experience and were able to make an impact. As a thank you, we have put together a Maryland Arts Day Grab Bag filled with talking points, the program and more. We hope you enjoy and once again, thank you for attending Maryland Arts Day.

We’d love to know what you thought of the event!

Talking Points

Although we all endured unprecedented times, Maryland citizens still supported the arts at virtual and in-person events in the millions throughout the first year of our global pandemic (FY20 Arts Economic Impact Report Maryland Department of Commerce.) An investment in the arts is an investment in the economic vitality of the state. Over 300 arts organizations, hundreds of independent artists and millions of Marylanders benefit from strong, statewide investment in the nonprofit arts sector. Sustained growth in funding means arts communities throughout Maryland can continue to cultivate robust impactful programming, providing a high quality of life to all residents.


  • ¬†Please support the mandated and fully funded Maryland State Arts Council Appropriation level of $29.8 million.
  • Please support an appropriation of $50 million for COVID arts sector relief and recovery funds.
  1. Support fully funding MSAC at the mandated level of $29.8 million
  2. Support $50 million for the arts sector COVID relief and recovery fund

See below tab for Bookmark with talking points and quick facts.