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MSAC Artist-in-Residence Grants

Want to Bring an Artist-in-Residence Program to Your School? We can help you apply for grant funding!


pam negrin creative stitchingAbout the MSAC Artist-in-Residence Grant and How to Apply

The Maryland State Arts Council’s (MSAC) Arts in Education (AiE) initiative is designed to promote, strengthen, and enhance the arts and arts education in Maryland’s elementary and secondary schools. Through its Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program, MSAC provides teaching artist residency grants to eligible Maryland schools. These grants can subsidize up to 30 percent of the total cost of a Young Audiences residency program, including travel expenses.

YA’s Program Coordinators are available to guide you through the application process and ensure that a correct and complete application is submitted by the deadline. YA has a 100% success rate in MSAC AiE grant funds awarded to eligible schools. In 2017, YA submitted 134 MSAC AiE grant applications and all eligible schools were awarded the grant.


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Get Started Now!

As one of the many perks of working with Young Audiences, our Program staff will walk you through the entire process. The first step is to gather some information about your school and the program that you’re interested in.



2018 Grant Application Deadline:
May 18, 2018, at 5 pm

Remember: This is NOT the grant application! Once you’ve completed this questionnaire, your designated program coordinator will contact you to get started on the application itself.


A YA Program Coordinator can help you:

  • identify the right residency program for your school
  • custom-design a residency that aligns with your curriculum and meets the needs of your students
  • develop a budget that makes sense
  • learn the dos and don’ts of MSAC grant-writing
  • write a compelling narrative for your grant application
  • stay organized and on deadline


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Have questions or want to schedule a meeting with your Program Coordinator? Call 410-837-7577 or email to



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About YA’s Artist-in-Residence Programs

A YA artist-in-residence program brings a professional teaching artist into the classroom to work alongside teachers and students by integrating their art form into the curriculum. Our residencies are hands-on, intensive arts workshops that engage students in creative experiences and bring joyful learning into the classroom.

Young Audiences staff and teaching artists will work collaboratively with you to custom-design a residency that aligns with your curriculum and meets the needs of your students.

Our highly trained teaching artists have the ability to tie their art form to a wide variety of curriculum connections to support your teaching and to help reach students of all learning styles.