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Emily Sollenberger Dobbins

Emily is the Program Director, Arts Services at the Maryland State Arts Council, where she works with a team who encourages and invests in the advancement of the arts for all Marylanders. Emily works directly with arts organizations and independent artists across the state through grant programs, including Grants for Organizations, Creativity Grant, Presenting & Touring, and Independent Artist Awards, and specializes in the visual/media arts, multi-discipline, folk & traditional, and arts services disciplines.  

Prior to MSAC, Emily raised funds for nonprofit arts organizations rooted in Baltimore, including Maryland Art Place, Baltimore Clayworks, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. Emily obtained her Master of Arts in Arts Administration from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and her Bachelor of Arts in Art and Business from Muskingum College.