Want to bring an Artist-in-Residence program to your school? We can help you apply for MSAC grant funding!

About the MSAC Artist-in-Residence Grant

The Maryland State Arts Council (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.

Last year, we worked with 141 schools throughout Maryland to submit grant applications! Our Program Coordinators are available to guide you through the application process and ensure that a correct and complete application is submitted by the deadline.

How We Can Help You Apply

As one of the many perks of working with Young Audiences, our Program staff will walk you through the entire process. 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

The first step is to gather some information about your school and the program that you're interested in.

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

Have questions or want to schedule a meeting with your Program Coordinator?

Call 410-837-7577 or email to [email protected] View our FAQ for additional information.

About Our 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.