Maryland Arts Day

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021

Time: 8:30am am to 1 pm

Where: Zoom

Cost: $10

 

What is Maryland Arts Day?

Maryland Arts Day is the largest annual gathering of arts professionals in Maryland. With more than 500 participants, representing every county in the state and Baltimore City, this statewide arts advocacy event connects artists, educators, administrators, volunteers and trustees with lawmakers from every legislative district in Maryland. Maryland Arts Day needs your participation to show strong support for the arts in Maryland and its impact on the economic and cultural vitality of the state.

What do I do at Maryland Arts Day?

At Maryland Arts Day, you spend the day networking with colleagues from around the state, all while learning about the arts advocacy process. After a networking breakfast, participants will gather for the morning session which includes greetings from lawmakers, presentation of the Sue Hess Legacy Arts Advocate of the Year Award, a keynote speech, and a state budget overview. After all of this great information, we will prep you with talking points and best practices for meetings with your legislators.

The next portion of the day will be meetings in your virtual county delegation rooms with your legislators. Guided by county arts council directors representing your district, you will have an opportunity to tell legislators about the importance of the arts in Maryland and specific arts impacts in your community. 

What are three things that I can expect to get from Maryland Arts Day if I attend?

  1. Networking, networking, networking! Network with your fellow arts advocates and legislators from across the state.
  2. Learn lots of facts about the impact of the arts in our state and about this year’s state budget for the arts.
  3. Strategize and plan with experienced arts advocates about making a strong case in support of funding for the arts in Maryland.

                                                                                                                                                                 Keynote Speaker

Aaron Maybin

Find out more about this year’s amazing speaker.

Schedule

Virtual CrowdCast Platform 

9:00a      Opening Remarks and Greetings from Elected Officials

9:30a      Sue Hess Legacy Arts Advocate of the Year Award Presentation

9:45a      Keynote Address – Aaron Maybin

10:15a     Budget Realities and Legislative Talking Points

Virtual Delegation Rooms (links provided at the morning event) 

10:30a     County Delegation Coordination

11:00a     Lawmakers Arrive in Delegation Rooms

Talking Points

Talking points and updated arts budget numbers will become available when Governor Hogan releases his fiscal year 2022 budget on January 20, 2021.

Scholarships

Practicing Artist Scholarship

Who can apply: The Practicing Artist Scholarship is open to artists who live and practice their art in the state of Maryland. Artists of any artistic discipline (visual, performing, literary, dance, etc.) who wish to attend Maryland Arts Day may apply. The applicant must demonstrate that they are a practicing artist through responses to their questions.

What is given: The Practicing Artist Scholarship provides the recipient with:

  • One (1) complimentary registration to Maryland Arts Day

Click HERE to apply for a Practicing Artist Scholarship

Student Scholarship 

Who can apply: The Student Scholarship is open to students who are attending school in the state of Maryland. Students of any level (high school, college, graduate school, etc.) who wish to attend Maryland Arts Day may apply.

What is given: The Student Scholarship provides the recipient with:

  • One (1) complimentary registration to Maryland Arts Day

Click HERE to apply for a Student Scholarship