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Maryland State Arts Council

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The mission of the Maryland State Arts Council is to encourage and invest in the advancement of the arts for Maryland citizens. Created in 1967, the 17 members serve up to two, three-year terms.

Chair

JJulie Madden, MSAC Chairulia (Julie) Madden is a lifelong arts activist and supporter who also serves on the boards of the Maryland Citizens for the Arts, the Maryland Humanities, the Commission on Artistic Property, the Maryland Historical Society, the World War 1 Centennial Commission, as well as the Walters Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art (ex-officio). She has previously worked as Maryland's Director of Arts and Community Initiatives implementing cultural programs for the office of the Governor. Julie holds an M.A. in Decorative Arts from the Smithsonian-Corcoran College of Art and Design and is a graduate of Leadership Maryland class of 2017.

Members

Click here for complete Council Member bios and photos. 

  • Anne Winter West (Vice Chair), Baltimore County
  • Benny Russell (Secretary/Treasurer), Harford County
  • Joan M.G. Lyon, Garrett County
  • Carole Alexander, Anne Arundel County
  • Timothy L. App, Baltimore City
  • Lily Bengfort, Queen Anne's County
  • Zoe Charlton, Baltimore City
  • Jacqueline Copeland, Baltimore County
  • Sumita Kim, Montgomery County
  • Shelley Morhaim, Baltimore County
  • Jack Rasmussen, Montgomery County
  • John Schratwieser, Kent County
  • Senator Ronald Young, Frederick County 
  • David Fakunle PhD, Baltimore City
  • Molline Jackson, Prince George's County


Contact

Keyonna Penick, Council Liaison​
410-767-8832
Maryland State Arts Council
175 W. Ostend St., Suite E
Baltimore, MD 21230

Meetings

Council Meetings 2021

  • Full Council - June 9, 2021, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Google Meet
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Video call link: https://meet.google.com/goq-igxo-jqf
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 978-272-0783‬ PIN: ‪154 147 410‬#
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  • MSAC Council Meeting- Thursday, September 9, 2021, 10:00am – 1:00pm
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    Listed meetings are open for public observation. Please contact MSAC prior to attending as meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change.​ Check this page for meeting notices.

    Meetings Archive 
  • Executive Committee/PPE Committee Meeting - April 27, 2021, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Google MeetMeeting Agenda
  • Nominating Committee - April 7, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Google Meet
  • Full Council - March 10, 2021, Minutes
  • Program Performance and Evaluation - February 23, 2021, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., Google Meet
  • Executive Committee - February 23, 2021, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Google Meet
  • Full Council - January 13, 2021, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Google Meet. Agenda | Minutes
  • Full Council - March 10, 2021, 10 a.m. Google Meet. Agenda | Minutes 
  • Finance Committee Meeting - December 22, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Google Meet
  • Full Council - November 10, 2020, 10am Agenda | Minutes.  Online Meeting
  • Executive Committee/Program Performance and Evaluation Committee - October 27, 2020, 11am Agenda | Minutes. Online meeting
  • Full Council - September 8, 2020, 10amAgenda | Minutes. Online meeting
  • Program Performance and Evaluation - August 25, 2020, 12:30pm
  • Executive Committee - August 25, 2020, 11am
  • July 9, 2020, 12pmAgenda | Minutes. Online meeting
  • June 24, 2020, 9amAgenda |Minutes. Online meeting
  • April 13, 2020, 1pmAgenda. | Minutes. Online meeting
  • March 25, 2020, 2pm Agenda. |Minutes (emergency online meeting)
  • March 11, 2020, 10am Agenda |  Minutes. MSAC Offices, Baltimore
  • January 8, 2020, 10amAgenda | Minutes. MSAC Offices, Baltimore
  • November 13, 2019, 10amAgenda |Minutes. MSAC Offices, Baltimore
  • September 4, 2019, 10amAgenda |Minutes. Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park, MD
  • June 12, 2019, 10amMinutes. MSAC Offices, Baltimore
  • April 9, 2019, 12pmAgenda |Minutes. MSAC Offices, Baltimore
  • March 13, 2019, 9:30amAgenda |Minutes. Glen Echo, MD
  • January 11-12, 2019,Agenda | Minutes. Council Meeting & Strategic Planning Session, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD.
  • November 14, 2018, 9:30amAgenda | Minutes. Annapolis
  • September 12, 2018, 9:30amAgenda |Minutes. CenterStage, Baltimore
  • June 8, 2018, 10am Agenda | Minutes. MSAC Offices, Baltimore (Annual Meeting, Last Council meeting for FY 2018)
  • March 16, 2018, 9:30am Agenda |Minutes. St. Mary’s County (Council Meeting & Community Engagement)
  • January 19, 2018, 9:30amAgenda |Minutes. Baltimore (Council Meeting & Planning Session)
  • November 17, 2017, 9:30amAgenda | Minutes. Salisbury, MD
  • September 15, 2017, 10amAgenda |Minutes. MSAC Offices, Baltimore
  • June 2, 201710amAgenda |MinutesMSAC Offices, Baltimore
  • March 17, 20179:30am.Agenda | MinutesDelaplaine Museum, Frederick​
  • January 27, 20179amAgenda | Minutes  Make Studio, Baltimore 
  • November 18, 20169amAgenda​ |Minutes​Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, City Park, Hagerstown, MD 21741
  • September 23, 201610am.Minutes​. MSAC Offices, Baltimore