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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Maryland State Arts Council Launches New Website - www.MSAC.org

New Site Provides Improved Design, Navigation and Accessibility

The Maryland State Arts Council launched its new website - http://www.msac.org. The dramatically redesigned site represents the council's commitment to broad communication and service to the general public as well as to artists and arts organizations.

The homepage welcomes visitors with a new design that features six tabbed sections, rotating images of artwork and arts activities, and easy access to key programs such as County Arts Councils, Maryland Traditions, Arts in Education, and Arts & Entertainment Districts.   An expanded News & Media section provides quick access to arts council news and media releases, the monthly electronic newsletter and fact sheets. And the Grants & Programs sections offers quick links to each program and a navigation menu that helps visitors find the programs that pertain to their needs.
In 2009 the Maryland State Arts Council completed Imagine Maryland: A Strategic Plan for the Arts 2009-2013, in which a primary goal is to enhance its communications and marketing activities.   The new website is an important step towards that end.
          
The Maryland State Arts Council is an agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts. The mission of the Maryland State Arts Council is to encourage and invest in the advancement of the arts for the people of Maryland.  For more information about the Maryland State Arts Council visit the new MSAC web site at www.msac.org or call 410- 767-6555 or TTY 1-800-735-2258.

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