Maryland Arts Summit

The Maryland Arts Summit will take place on
Thursday, June 9th & Friday, June 10th, 2022
at UMBC in person with limited virtual offerings!

We are excited to gather together once again in person. We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 infection rate closely. Please visit the UMBC website and Dashboard for the most up-to-date information regarding campus policies. We will be following their guidelines throughout the Summit. If you have any concerns feel free to email info@mdarts.org.

The Maryland Arts Summit, hosted at UMBC, is a statewide conference presented by and for the Maryland arts sector, which includes, but is not limited to: Arts Advocates, Arts Educators & Teaching Artists, Independent Artists, Arts Organizations, Youth, Community Stakeholders, Arts, and Entertainment Districts, County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Public Artists, Boards of Directors, and Folklife Artists.

It is an opportunity to network, share the fantastic work that is being done across the state, learn about communities different from your own, celebrate the accomplishments of what we as a sector have achieved, and, through dialogue and action, bring to light where systems have fallen short of the support required to help artists and organizations thrive. The Maryland Arts Summit is a place for productive conversations to move the Maryland arts sector forward and ensure its long-term success.

Scholarships for Students and Artists are available! See the accordion below for more information.

Important Dates

Registration OPEN: May 2, 2022

Registration CLOSE: June 6, 2022

 

Artist Scholarship: Comp’d admission and $200 stipend*

  • Application OPEN: May 2, 2022
  • Application CLOSE: May 30, 2022

*Artists must attend both days to collect stipend at the conclusion of the Summit

Artist Scholarship Application can be found HERE.

Pricing

General Admission Pricing:

  • Two day: $140
  • One day: $75

Virtual Admission Pricing:

  • Flat Rate: $30

Member Pricing:

  • Two Day: $110
  • One Day: $65

Student Pricing with approved applications:

  • Two Day Price: $40 
  • One Day Price: $30

Application for Student Scholarships can be found HERE.

*Students will need to provide a valid school email address

Artist Scholarship: Artists will receive

  • Full Two Day General Admission Covered by MCA
  • $200 Stipend*

Application OPEN: May 2, 2022

Application CLOSE: May 30, 2022

*Artists must attend both days to collect stipends at the conclusion of the Summit.

Artist Scholarship Application can be found HERE.

At the Door- In Person Pricing:

  • Two Day: $200
  • One Day: $125

Artist Scholarships and Student Pricing Application

Student Pricing with approved applications:

  • Two Day Price: $40 
  • One Day Price: $30

Application for Student Scholarships can be found HERE.

*Students will need to provide a valid school email address. For best consideration, please complete the application before May 30, 2022.

Artist Scholarship: Artists will receive

  • Full Two Day General Admission Covered by MCA
  • $200 Stipend*

Application OPEN: May 2, 2022

Application CLOSE: May 30, 2022

*Artists must attend both days to collect stipends at the conclusion of the Summit.

Artist Scholarship Application can be found HERE.

Schedule

Please find the full list of presenters, session titles, and descriptions here: 2022 Summit Schedule

Day 1

9:00-11:00AM ——— Check In

10:00AM ——— Welcome | Living Classrooms Youth Performance 

11:15AM-12:15PM ——— Session 1 (5-6 sessions)

12:15AM-1:30PM ——— Lunch

1:45-2:45PM ——— Session 2 (3-4 sessions)/Networking

3:00-4:00PM ——— Session 3 (3-4 sessions)/Networking

4:15- 5:15PM ——— Session 4 (5-6 sessions)

5:30-7:00PM ——— Artist Bazaar (Night Market)/Networking Reception

 

Day 2

10:00-11:00AM ——— Session 5 (5 sessions)

11:15AM-12:15PM ——— Session 6 (5 sessions + Afro House)

12:15AM-1:30PM ——— Lunch

12:00-2:30PM ——— Artist Bazaar Hours

2:00 – 3:00PM ——— Closing | Afro House Performance 

Artist Bazaar

All artists are welcome to apply to table at the Maryland Arts Summit. We would love to have everyone who applies exhibit; however, space is limited.

  • Application OPEN: May 2, 2022
  • Application CLOSE: May 30, 2022
  • You can find the application HERE

Bazaar hours:

  • Thursday , June 9th 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Friday, June 10th 12:00pm-2:30pm

Artists are asked to table BOTH days.

Statement of Commitment

The Maryland Arts Summit partners have committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the planning and implementation of the Summit. We are aided by the work of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, and the Creative States Coalition, as they have clarified and shared approaches to uncover cultural bias in the procedures and policies of state arts organizations.

In the spirit of partnership and communal creativity, the Summit is designed to:

  • engage organizations and individuals representative of the varying backgrounds and disciplines of the Maryland arts communities
  • encourage submissions that do not fall under the suggested topics to yield a greater variety of professional development opportunities
  • invite members of the Maryland arts community from all genre backgrounds and cultural practices to participate
  • eliminate biases that may be found in any part of the planning and implementation process
  • acknowledge positions of privilege while questioning practices, shifting paradigms of status quo arts activities, and taking more risks
  • expand deliberations to include criteria beyond current conventions or Western traditions.

We recognize that this is an ongoing effort. We are committed to listening to feedback, both throughout the process and after the Maryland Arts Summit, to inform subsequent programming.