Maryland State Arts Council
2019 Individual Artist Awards

Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation administers the application submission and review process on behalf of the Maryland State Arts Council through an ongoing partnership. Post-award, all aspects of the program are managed by the Maryland State Arts Council directly, including applicant notification, administration of the individual grants, and final reporting.

Application Status

APPLY NOW! Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 program year.

Submission Deadline

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 4:30 PM EST

Categories Offered for the 2019 Fellowships

Creative Non-Fiction/Fiction
Digital/Electronic Arts
Theater Solo Performance
Works on Paper


For more details about the program and to ascertain your eligibility, please review the program guidelines carefully PRIOR to submitting an application. Applications which do not adhere to all guideline requirements are subject to disqualification.

For your convenience, guidelines are available in both Word and PDF formats below.
MSAC IAA 2019 Guidelines (PDF)
MSAC IAA 2019 Guidelines (Word)

Online Application

To access the online eGRANT© application, click the link below.

Application Assistance Webinars

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, in coordination with the Maryland State Arts Council, will offer application assistance webinars for prospective Individual Artist Award applicants. Webinars allow applicants to attend a scheduled training session online and offer opportunities to ask general questions about the program and application. Applicants will receive an overview of guideline requirements and instructions on how to use the eGRANT© system.

Registration is required to participate in the Application Assistance Webinars. Individuals that register for the Webinars will receive the connection information and instructions via email. To register, please follow the link listed next to your desired Webinar date.

Both webinars cover the same information.

Webinar #1
May 31, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Register Online:

Webinar #2   
July 7, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Register Online:

Other Application Assistance Resources

To further assist artists with the application process, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has assembled the following resources, which may be accessed at any time prior to the application deadline.

Work Sample Preparation Guide
Assists artists with the technical requirements for audio, video, image and literary work samples and addresses many frequently asked questions.

For your convenience, the Work Sample Preparation Guide is available in both Word and PDF formats below.
Work Sample Preparation Guide (PDF)
Work Sample Preparation Guide (Word)

Application Assistance Videos
Lead the artist through the guidelines and application process and cover many of the same points as the webinars listed above. Please review the videos in order to ascertain your eligibility and learn how to apply.

Contact MAAF

If you have reviewed the guidelines and available application assistance resources and still have questions, contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at 410-539-6656 x101 or

Support is available during regular MAAF business hours, 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday.

Applicants receive assistance from MAAF staff on a first-come, first-served basis and should be aware that demand increases significantly shortly before the deadline.

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