Maryland Arts Summit

Sunday, June 14 & Monday, June 15 at UMBC

 

Presented by Maryland Citizens for the Arts, in conjunction with The Maryland State Arts Council, Maryland State Department of Education, and AEMS: Arts Education in Maryland Schools 

For questions about the Summit, please email info@mdarts.org or call us at (410)467-6700

The One Conference for All the Arts in Maryland 

The Maryland Arts Summit is the first of its kind for the arts sector in Maryland, highlighting the work that is being done through our communities. Dialogue, learning and networking opportunities will focus on the growth of Maryland arts.

The Maryland Arts Summit will be 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

 

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 Americans for the Arts, 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 has taken place, to inform subsequent programming.

Call for Proposal

Call for proposals NOW OPEN for the Maryland Arts Summit 2020!

Click HERE to review the CFP document.

Click HERE to review a large font version of the CFP.

  • Proposals will be accepted through March 2, 2020 at 10:00AM.
  • Notifications regarding proposals will be sent out no later than March 25, 2020.
  • Each presenters whose proposals are accepted will be offered free admission to the Summit and an honorarium of $150. Please limit presenters to no more than three (3).

Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Summit Committee, which includes staff and board members of the presenting organizations as well as community members and key stakeholders.

For guidelines for how submitted proposals will be assessed, click on Rubric.

Call for Proposal Rubric

Each proposal received will be assessed by a committee using the rubric assessment (link can be found below). The committee will also discuss the merits of each application. For those requesting feedback after proposals have been selected, please reach out to info@mdarts.org.

Click HERE for Rubric.

Call for Panelists

Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA) and their creative collaborators are seeking panelists to review proposal applications for the 2020 Maryland Arts Summit

MCA relies on the experience, education, and expertise of a diverse array of community members from across the Arts Sector in Maryland to do the important work of evaluating proposal applications. Panelists will remotely review grant applications beginning on 3/9/20 with scoring complete by 3/20/20.

The Maryland Arts Summit is the first of its kind for the arts sector in Maryland, highlighting the work that is being done through our communities. Dialogue, learning and networking opportunities will focus on the growth of Maryland arts.

The Maryland Arts Summit will be 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

To review the call for proposals, please visit the application HERE.

Questions? Please contact Tammy Opel by email at tammy.oppel@maryland.gov 

Click the image to apply to be a review panelist!