The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) in collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) and the Baltimore City Department of General Services seeks a professional artist or artist team to design and produce unique, public artwork for the interior of the new Community Health & Wellness Center to be located at 1200 E. Fayette St.  The vision for the new clinic is to create a dignified and welcoming space for client, that builds a healthy community rooted in trust and wellbeing. This call is open to professional visual artists residing anywhere in the United States. Artists with experience working in public health or public service settings, and/or arts based community or social engagement projects within their portfolio are encouraged to apply. 

Budget:

$130,000 Total

$26,000 Design Development

$104,000 Fabrication & Installation

Applications Due: 2/18/18

Selection Criteria

Artistic Quality and strong design skills: Applicants should be able to produce a creative and functional plan that meets the goals and the specifications set forward for this project.

Strong verbal, written and graphic communication skills:  Applicants should exhibit good people and communication skills and be able to effectively collaborate with multiple project stakeholders and agencies as they develop, present, and receive feedback on their designs.

Previous experience: Applicants should have professional experience working on public art or design projects that include project development, planning, fabrication. Artists with experience working in public health or public service settings, and/or arts based community or social engagement projects within their portfolio, are encouraged to apply.

Accessibility and Availability: This project requires the selected artist to be able to meet and collaborate in person with a variety of stakeholders and clients. Availability, proximity and familiarity with Baltimore City are an advantage.  Applicants should maintain reasonable availability to perform this work and complete the project within the estimated project timeline.

Eligibility: 

Any artist or artist team, over the age of 18, legally living or working within the United States, is eligible to apply. Current Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts employees and Public Art Commission members may not apply. Artists who are currently under contract for another commission funded via Baltimore’s Percent for Public Art Program may not apply.

 Contact

RFQ-  Health Department Community Wellness Center (1200 E. Fayette) is a project of the Percent-for-Art program of the City of Baltimore, managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.

For questions or more information on this document please contact:

Ryan Patterson,

Public Art Administrator

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

443-263-4338

rpatterson@promotionandarts.org



The removal of Baltimore’s Confederate monuments has captured the attention of the public and inspired artists and others to propose ideas for what might happen next at the four sites left behind. 

In response, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts has created an online portal, “Monumental Sites,” to serve as a central repository for the public’s suggestions and ideas.

Please use this online application as a portal to submit your ideas and creative responses to addressing the former sites of the monuments and the remaining bases.

CRITERIA:

Context: Creative Ideas and Responses may take into account the past, present, and future events of the monument locations, and the presence and narrative of the monument's relationship to the City.

Implementation: How easy is it to put your idea in place?

Time: How long will your artwork or idea be on the site? What is the length of the performance?

Budget: What is the estimated cost to put your idea in place?.
While the submission process in no way guarantees that any of the proposals will be implemented, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is committed to archiving all submissions and may choose to display proposals either online or through a physical exhibition. 

For any questions about this application process please feel free to contact Baltimore Office of Promotion& The Arts Public Art Administrator, Ryan Patterson at 
RPatterson@promotionandarts.org or 443-263-4338


Media inquiries should be sent to Tracy Baskerville at TBaskerville@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632


$250.00
School 33 Center is happy to announce Alla Prima Oil Painting Class! Working from the model, students will explore the art of painting the portrait from life.  This class is primarily about painting the head in a convincing, representational manner. Initially, emphasis will be placed on shape and tonal relationships. The class will focus on creating a portrait from the early stages of setup to the finishing strokes. Students will be working from both live models and photos while they are guided through various ways of handling oil paint in order to create a finished piece. Students can expect instructor demonstration and plenty of individual attention. All experience levels welcome. This is a 6-week course, and the class will meet on Saturdays.

A materials list will be provided upon registration. 

Registration Fee: $250
Dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3 & 10
Time: 12pm - 3pm
Location: School 33 Art Center -- 1427 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
Teacher: Kai Lun Qu, http://www.kailunqu.com/

Please contact Flannery Winchester with any questions or to register by phone.
(443) 263-4351 // fwinchester@promotionandarts.org

The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City PUBLIC ART PRIZE: Call for Entries

Application deadline – January 31, 2018

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is proud to announce the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Public Art Prize, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City (MASB). The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore was founded in 1899 as part of the City Beautiful movement. It is one of only two remaining societies to be operating under its original charter “to provide sculptural and pictorial decoration and ornaments for the public buildings, streets and open spaces in the City of Baltimore, and to help generally beautify the City.” Artistic contributions to the City span more than one hundred years. In 2016 the MASOB embarked on a path to provide new opportunities to Baltimore artists and art places within the City. This prize will award $30,000 to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators, living and working within 100 miles of Baltimore City. 

Each year the MASB Public Art Prize will be awarded based on proposals for a temporary public art project from artists, with the selected artist producing their proposed project with their budget from the awarded funds. For 2018, the site is Herring Run Park There are images, information and an FAQ about the site at http://www.baltimorearts.org/masob-public-art-prize-info-and-faq/

Application Process

The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore Public Art Prize will be accepting online applications at the following link:

https://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/59418

You will be asked to submit the following:

Written Proposal (two pages max, PDF only) Describe your project as fully as possible, including conceptual and formal elements and how it relates to your work, along with a brief narrative of the practical elements of installing and deinstalling the project, how it will be made, etc.

Resume (three pages max, PDF only)

Images

  • Artists must submit 10 images of their work most relevant to their proposal, which should include renderings the proposed project and work produced in the past by the artist that related to this proposed project.
  • Images should be in jpeg format, and not be larger than 1 MB. (1240x900 pixels, 72 dpi)
  • Please label your images last name, first name and number corresponding to your image list (example: DoeJane_01.jpg, DoeJane_02.org, etc)
  • Click here for image of the site(s) at Herring Run Park, please feel free to use these images for your proposal or use your own.

Videos

Artists wishing to submit video work in lieu of images may do so by submitting 5 to 10 links to their videos on YouTube, Vimeo, etc, or submit video directly to the application. Videos should not exceed two minutes; you do not need to submit your whole project. Pick a representative sample that will give jurors a good example of your work.

Image/Video list (one page max, PDF only) List title, media, year produced, and any narrative information for the jurors.

Project Budget Please use the attached budget form and provide the most realistic budget for your proposed project. Do not feel compelled to pad your travel with the highest number of locations or quantity of travel- the budget should reflect the needs as described in your statement, and the most realistic use of the funds.

Click here to download budget form.

Guidelines

  1. Artists living within 100 miles of Baltimore are eligible.

  2. Artists should propose projects that would be temporary, i.e. would be on display for a limited period of time. Depending on your budget, this period of time could vary from one day to three months, this period of time will be a factor for the jury to pick a winning project. There will be some flexibility in this period of time from proposal to the realization of the project, but substantially shortening your proposed duration will jeopardize your project and receiving funds.

  3. Artists will be allowed minor changes from the proposed project to final project, but any major changes must be approved by the board members of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City.

  4. Artists must be at least 21 years old, and may not be full-time students or enrolled in a degree-granting program at the time of the granting period, March 1 2018 to March 31, 2019. (although current seniors and last semester graduate students are encouraged to apply)

  5. Artists who apply as individuals must submit original artwork or artwork proposals that are principally created by them.  It is understood that sometimes individual artists may employ the work of another artist to complete a larger scale project. For example, an artist who works in video may choose to include sound in the video that is composed by another artist.  In such cases, the individual artist applying to the MAS Public Art Prize must be the primary creator of the work, they must disclose any assistance received on artwork submitted for consideration and they must obtain permission from the contributor to submit the work for consideration.  Failure to disclose this support will disqualify the applicant, and the artist will be required to return any prize monies awarded.

  6. Upon www.submittable.com’s receipt of application materials, artists will be sent an automatic email confirmation.  If an artist does not receive this confirmation within 48 hours, please contact Lou Joseph at ljoseph@promotionandarts.org.

  7. The award will be paid in three installments. $10,000 will be paid upon signing a contract with BOPA, wherein the artist agrees to the guidelines outlined here. The second payment ($15,000) will be paid prior to installation of the project. The third payment ($5,000) will be paid upon the completion, exhibition and removal of the temporary project.

  8. Winners of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Public Art Prize will be responsible for paying all applicable federal, state and local taxes.

  9. Winners of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Public Art Prize will be required to file a final report by March 31, 2019. This report should include an explanation of how winning this prize has enabled the artist or artist collaborative group to further develop their work, as well as an explanation of any additional opportunities that may have arisen as a result of winning this prize.

  10. The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City and BOPA reserve the right to reproduce images of the selected artist’s work for printed or internet publicity, catalogue or marketing purposes.  

  11. The decisions of the jurors are final.  The jury consists of the members of the board of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City, and jurors/board members may change without notification.

  12. BOPA and Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Board members, employees and/or Immediate family (defined as children, spouse, domestic partner or parents) are not eligible to apply for the MASOB Public Art Prize.

Estimated Timeline

  • December 7, 2017: Call for entries released

  • January 31, 2018: Application deadline

  • March 2018: MASOB Public Art Prize recipient announced

  • Spring 2018-December 2018: Exhibition of public art project with reception.

For more information about the Travel Prize contact: Lou Joseph at 443-263-4339 or ljoseph@promotionandarts.org

For more information about the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City, contact: Peter Doo at petercdoo@gmail.com

Dear Free Fall Baltimore Participants,

We so appreciate your support of Free Fall and would like to hear from you about your experience.  Please fill out and submit this short Final Report so we can have information about your experience and especially your attendance figures.  We'd like to hear back from you by December 15, 2017.  Thanks again for participating in Free Fall Baltimore.
Thank you for your participation in Free Fall Baltimore 2017.  We need your feedback and comments so we can continue to grow the program.  Once you submit your completed Final Report, you will receive the final 20% of your grant.  Your Free Fall Baltimore Final Report is due by December 15, 2017.

LIGHT CITY 2018: BRILLIANT BALTIMORE REGISTRATION

Landmarks, attractions, restaurants, parking garages, hotels, apartment complexes, corporate headquarters – the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites buildings across Baltimore to show their civic pride and illuminate during Light City. Displays are on view from April 6-21, 2018 and registration forms are due to BOPA by February 1, 2018.

BENEFITS:

  • Free program registration
  • Promotion as a featured attraction of “Light City – Brilliant Baltimore” and a communications/marketing tool kit, including Light City images to use in marketing, promotional materials and social media
  • Inclusion in the Brilliant Baltimore directory featured on LightCity.org, Light City app and Light City press kit
  • Feature article about Brilliant Baltimore, listing all participants, in an edition of the Light City daily newsletter
  • Light City window cling to promote your building’s participation
  • Complimentary passes to a special night at the Light City VIP Lounge

About Light City

In 1816, Baltimore was the first American city to illuminate its streets with gas lanterns, revolutionizing the urban landscape and forever transforming the city with light. It’s with this spirit of invention and transformation that 200 years later Light City was launched in 2016. Light City is a free, family-friendly event that is open to all members of the public that welcomed nearly 470,000 attendees from throughout Baltimore and the region in its second year. Nearly 80% of festival-goers cited viewing art work as their main reason for visiting Light City. 

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), Light City is guided by its mission and core values detailed below.

1. Collaboration: coming together to work on a common goal is a core element of Light City. We support new and existing partnerships, and recognize that collaborating across projects enables the work to explore new territory, and break down community silos. 

2. Innovation/Technology: Supporting innovative techniques, materials and technologies allows Light City to support a growing art medium, as well as highlight some of the most cutting edge uses of these technologies. By encouraging and supporting innovative approaches, Light City has become a leader in light festival production, and is the premier light festival in North America. 

3. Sustainability: The Inner Harbor is the northern-most end of the Northwest branch of the Patapsco River, which empties into the Chesapeake Bay, and home to well over 300 species of fish and birds. Environmental impact is an important issue to the region; with each aspect of Light City the staff, artists, performers all assist in fostering a sustainability model that leads to less environmental impact each year the festival is produced. 

4. Audience Engagement/Accessibility: Light City is committed to an open and accessible event for all to enjoy. Our mission and practice as the arts council for the City of Baltimore is to delivering high quality programming that can be enjoyed by all, regardless of age, ability or economic circumstance. 

5. Transformation/Impact: we believe that art has the power to transform the landscape, the experience one has with our city, and ultimately the culture of Baltimore as a whole. BOPA cultivates these transformative experiences and intentionally seek projects for the festival that have a lasting impact beyond the festival itself. Artworks that cause attendees to see situations in new ways, rethink their deeply held beliefs and reflect on key societal issues of justice and equality are encouraged. ____________________________________________________________________

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: 

Kyree Jones
Festivals Assistant, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
Phone: (410) 752-8632| Email: KJones@PROMOTIONandARTs.org

Brilliant Baltimore is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA).  Light City is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

LIGHT CITY 2018: BRILLIANT BALTIMORE - COMMUNITY SHOWCASE REGISTRATION

EARN CASH FOR YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

We want communities city-wide to light up in a show of celebration and unity during Light City. With a little creativity, this can be done very inexpensively! Organize homes and businesses throughout your neighborhood to decorate with twinkle lights, special-colored porch lights, luminaries, an illuminated event, or any creative idea!

NEW for 2018! All participating communities will be entered into the “Best of BRILLIANT BALTIMORE – Community Showcase” contest, an online voting competition to determine those neighborhoods that show the most community pride by lighting up during Light City! The top vote-getter will receive $2,018 for their community association, with up to nine honorable mentions receiving $1,000 each for their community association!

To be eligible for the cash prize, community light-ups should be organized by nonprofit, community and/or merchant associations, and be on view during April 6-21, 2018. Registration forms are due to BOPA by March 5, 2018.

BENEFITS:

  • Free program registration
  • Promote your community as a featured attraction of “Light City Brilliant Baltimore – Community Showcase” © and receive a communications/marketing tool kit, including Light City images to use in marketing, promotional materials and social media
  • Inclusion in the Brilliant Baltimore directory featured on LightCity.org, Light City app and Light City press kit
  • Feature article about Brilliant Baltimore – Community Showcase, listing all participants, in an edition of the Light City daily newsletter
  • Inclusion in on-site signage promoting the Brilliant Baltimore – Community Showcase, placed around the Inner Harbor during the Light City festival
  • Call-out ad promoting your community on LED screen/s placed around the Inner Harbor during the Light City festival
  • Complimentary passes for your lead community organizers to a special night at the Light City VIP Lounge
  • Chance to win cash for your community

Full contest details, rules, and regulations below:

Contest Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Brilliant Baltimore – Community Showcase contest, Applicant must:

  1. Be an organization designated by the IRS as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization OR be a recognized community association, merchants association, or faith-based organization.
  2. Be an organization must be based in Baltimore City and exist within the community for which they are applying.
  3. Have a bank account in the organization’s name (prizes will not be awarded to individual people or businesses).
  4. Organizations that have a MOU with BOPA for Neighborhood Lights 2018 are not eligible to enter the contest.
Guidelines:
  1. The proposed lighting display and/or lighting event should be on view during fall between April 6th and April 21st and take place in Baltimore City.
  2. If selected as a winner, the Community Showcase cash prize is unrestricted in nature. However, the prize must be used for community events and/or improvement in that neighborhood, that is in keeping with the spirit of the Brilliant Baltimore – Community Showcase program.  BOPA requires winners to submit a brief explanation to explain how the prize will be used to improve their community by May 25th at 5 PM to Kyree Jones at KJones@promotionandarts.org.
  3. Applicant agrees to give BOPA a non-exclusive, royalty free license and right to use, display, and/or publish any images or content submitted in Applicant’s application to the public on BOPA’s website for purposes of the contest, and/or for marketing and PR purposes for Light City 2018 or any future Light City Festivals.
  4. Applicant warrants and represents that Applicant has the full and necessary rights to grant this permission and that the images or content submitted are original and do not infringe on the copyright or any other proprietary right of any other person or organization.
  5. BOPA reserves the right to disqualify Applicant at any time if it is determined that any information in the application was false or misrepresented.
  6. BOPA may cancel this contest at any time, in BOPA’s sole discretion.
  7. Applicant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts, Inc. (BOPA), the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc. (BFAI), the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, their respective elected/appointed officials, employees, agents, and volunteers  from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, actions, expenses and liabilities, including reasonable  attorney’s fees and court costs arising as a result the performance of the Agreement hereunder, including any third party infringement claim arising from the video(s) Applicant provided and/or BOPA’s use of any of the videos in accordance with this Agreement, or of any direct or indirect, willful, or negligent act or omission of Applicant, except for activities caused by the sole negligent act or omission of BFAI, BOPA, the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, its elected/appointed officials, employees, agents, and volunteers.

Application Procedure:

  1. Applications will close on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM. When completing the Brilliant Baltimore – Community Showcase application, accurate information and attention to detail is key. 
  2. Applications for this event will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis (4 – 5  business days is the normal response time).
  3. Upon close of the application on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM all eligible applicants will be requested to submit photo documentation to lightcity.org of their Brilliant Baltimore display by Friday, April 20, 2018 by 11:59 PM.
  4. BOPA will review all applications for compliance with the guidelines before posting to the BOPA website for public voting.

How the Voting Works:

  1. All eligible applicants will have their applications posted the Light City website at lightcity.org.
  2. Voting will be open to the public beginning Saturday, April 21st through Sunday, April 22nd at 11:59 PM. 
  3. Voters will be asked to consider the displays and/or events that demonstrate the most creativity, community pride and spirit of Light City in casting their ballot for their favorite. 

Prizes:

  1. One winner with the most votes will receive the grand prize of $2,018.
  2. After the grand prize, nine honorable mentions will be awarded $1,000 each to the next highest vote-getters.
  3. Winners will be announced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts during the week of April 30, 2018.
  4. Recipients are solely responsible for any and all taxes on the Prize.

Disclosure:

By submitting an application, Applicant understands and agrees to the above guidelines and terms. Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc (BOPA) assumes no liability and shall have no liability or obligation during the course of the contest. By participating you agree to hold BOPA, BFAI, the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (the “city”), its elected appointed officials, employees, agents, and volunteers from any and all liability, loss, injuries or damages associated with participation in this contest.

About Light City

In 1816, Baltimore was the first American city to illuminate its streets with gas lanterns, revolutionizing the urban landscape and forever transforming the city with light. It’s with this spirit of invention and transformation that 200 years later Light City was launched in 2016. Light City is a free, family-friendly event that is open to all members of the public and welcomed nearly 470,000 attendees from throughout Baltimore and the region in its second year. Nearly 80% of festival-goers cited viewing art work as their main reason for visiting Light City. 

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), Light City is guided by its mission and core values detailed below. 

1. Collaboration: coming together to work on a common goal is a core element of Light City. We support new and existing partnerships, and recognize that collaborating across projects enables the work to explore new territory, and break down community silos. 

2. Innovation/Technology: Supporting innovative techniques, materials and technologies allows Light City to support a growing art medium, as well as highlight some of the most cutting edge uses of these technologies. By encouraging and supporting innovative approaches, Light City has become a leader in light festival production, and is the premier light festival in North America. 

3. Sustainability: The Inner Harbor is the northern-most end of the Northwest branch of the Patapsco River, which empties into the Chesapeake Bay, and home to well over 300 species of fish and birds. Environmental impact is an important issue to the region; with each aspect of Light City the staff, artists, performers all assist in fostering a sustainability model that leads to less environmental impact each year the festival is produced. 

4. Audience Engagement/Accessibility: Light City is committed to an open and accessible event for all to enjoy. Our mission and practice as the arts council for the City of Baltimore is to delivering high quality programming that can be enjoyed by all, regardless of age, ability or economic circumstance. 

5. Transformation/Impact: we believe that art has the power to transform the landscape, the experience one has with our city, and ultimately the culture of Baltimore as a whole. BOPA cultivates these transformative experiences and intentionally seek projects for the festival that have a lasting impact beyond the festival itself. Artworks that cause attendees to see situations in new ways, rethink their deeply held beliefs and reflect on key societal issues of justice and equality are encouraged. 
____________________________________________________________________

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: 

Kyree Jones
Festivals Assistant, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
Phone: (410) 752-8632| Email: KJones@PROMOTIONandARTs.org

Brilliant Baltimore is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA).  Light City is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

LIGHT CITY 2018: BRILLIANT BALTIMORE - FRINGE REGISTRATION

Collaboration is at the heart of Light City’s success – more is more! To that end, we will promote a listing of art and culture-related performances, gallery openings, concerts and other activities - that are not produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, but still amazing – across Baltimore from April 14-21, 2018. Registration forms are due to BOPA by February 1, 2018.

BENEFITS:

  • Free program registration
  • Inclusion in the Light City - Fringe directory that’s included on LightCity.org and Light City app
  • Light City communications/marketing tool kit including use of select Light City images for your marketing, promotional materials and social media
  • Listing in a feature article about Light City Fringe in an edition of the Light City daily newsletter
  • Light City window cling to advertise your participation
  • Complimentary passes to a special night at the Light City VIP Lounge

Official Hashtag: #lightcityfringe

Please note: all Light City Fringe events must be cultural offerings that are either visual or performing arts in nature; commercial endeavors are not eligible.

About Light City

In 1816, Baltimore was the first American city to illuminate its streets with gas lanterns, revolutionizing the urban landscape and forever transforming the city with light. It’s with this spirit of invention and transformation that 200 years later Light City was launched in 2016. Light City is a free, family-friendly event that is open to all members of the public and welcomed nearly 470,000 attendees from throughout Baltimore and the region in its second year. Nearly 80% of festival-goers cited viewing art work as their main reason for visiting Light City. 

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), Light City is guided by its mission and core values detailed below. 

1. Collaboration: coming together to work on a common goal is a core element of Light City. We support new and existing partnerships, and recognize that collaborating across projects enables the work to explore new territory, and break down community silos. 

2. Innovation/Technology: Supporting innovative techniques, materials and technologies allows Light City to support a growing art medium, as well as highlight some of the most cutting edge uses of these technologies. By encouraging and supporting innovative approaches, Light City has become a leader in light festival production, and is the premier light festival in North America. 

3. Sustainability: The Inner Harbor is the northern-most end of the Northwest branch of the Patapsco River, which empties into the Chesapeake Bay, and home to well over 300 species of fish and birds. Environmental impact is an important issue to the region; with each aspect of Light City the staff, artists, performers all assist in fostering a sustainability model that leads to less environmental impact each year the festival is produced. 

4. Audience Engagement/Accessibility: Light City is committed to an open and accessible event for all to enjoy. Our mission and practice as the arts council for the City of Baltimore is to delivering high quality programming that can be enjoyed by all, regardless of age, ability or economic circumstance. 

5. Transformation/Impact: we believe that art has the power to transform the landscape, the experience one has with our city, and ultimately the culture of Baltimore as a whole. BOPA cultivates these transformative experiences and intentionally seek projects for the festival that have a lasting impact beyond the festival itself. Artworks that cause attendees to see situations in new ways, rethink their deeply held beliefs and reflect on key societal issues of justice and equality are encouraged. ____________________________________________________________________

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: 

Kyree Jones
Festivals Assistant, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
Phone: (410) 752-8632| Email: KJones@PROMOTIONandARTs.org

Brilliant Baltimore is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA).  Light City is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

Are you a visual artist looking for a studio space? School 33 Art Center has nine big, sunny studios. The studios are approx. 450 sq ft, with several large windows, high ceilings, and utility sinks on same floor. Availability will vary throughout the year and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Having a studio at School 33 means joining our community of artists, having access to all of our exhibitions and programming, gaining exposure during our events and openings, and being included in large events such as the Open Studio Tour and our annual fundraiser. Additionally, as part of our Studio Artist Mentorship Program, residents will have access to critiques by established artists and arts professionals, critics, and professors. Every two years, resident artists will work with a mentor / curator to mount a biennial exhibition featuring the work of all current School 33 studio artists in our Main Gallery.

Artists will be selected based upon the strength of their portfolios and their commitment to their studio practice.

To see the work of current School 33 studio residents, please visit our website- www.school33.org

Rent is $400/month, and includes a/c, internet and electricity. 

All leases are for one year, renewable up to five years upon request.

ARTSCAPE 2018: Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize ("The Fred") Application


The 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites artists and artist collaborative groups to apply to have an artwork project commissioned and featured at this year’s festival.

For 2018, Artscape is now accepting applications from Baltimore City High School Students for the 5th annual Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize. This prize will award $1,000 to the winning Baltimore City High School student artist, along with a stipend to produce a solo exhibition, with mentorship from BOPA staff, at Artscape. In addition, the winning student artist will receive recognition of the award presented at Baltimore City Schools' annual "For Your Inspiration" reception held at the Baltimore Museum of Art on May 12, 2018.

In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating Baltimore’s pop-cultural institution. For “the year we didn’t have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City.


ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Artscape takes place rain or shine, and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-8pm on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 nights.

FRED LAZARUS IV ARTSCAPE PRIZE OVERVIEW

The Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize is competitive program that seeks to recognize and encourage artistic talent in Baltimore City.

Fred Lazarus IV was instrumental in launching the city’s annual Artscape festival, now America’s largest free arts festival. Anchored on the campus at Maryland Institute College of Art for more than 30 years and extending multiple city blocks, Artscape annually draws more than 350,000 visitors over the festival’s three days, and has an economic impact on Maryland approaching $28.5 million. 

Fred is a national leader in the advancement of arts, arts education, and community development. He served as founding chair of both Americans for the Arts and the National Coalition for Education in the Arts, and has also chaired the Maryland Independent College and Universities Association, the Arts Education Committee of the American Council for the Arts, and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. He is the founding and current chair of Central Baltimore Partnership, a founding board member of both the Midtown Development Corporation board and the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, served as a founding advisory board member of the Station North Arts and Entertainment District, Inc., and has served on numerous other boards of directors, including Partners for Livable Communities, Arts Every Day, and Americans for the Arts. He served as president of the Maryland Institute College of Art for 35 years – overseeing its growth and engagement in the community.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

WHO MAY APPLY: Applicants are required to be current Baltimore City High School Students (at the time of application submission). Applications to the Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize will be accepted in the following disciplines:

  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Fiber/ Fashion
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applications are only submitted electronically. Details about acceptable formats are listed below. Please do not email or fax portfolios. Artscape cannot accept portfolios sent via email or fax.

·         One-page personal statement that discusses yourself, your work and artistic process

·         One recommendation letter from a teacher or adult representative

·         A current, official high school transcript

·         A portfolio of 4–8 images of your artwork

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PORTFOLIO: All images within your portfolio of artwork must be marked with your name, media, dimensions, and month/year completed.

The digital images submitted must fairly and accurately represent the applicant’s work and not have been manipulated or altered. Each student must submit original works that have been created by her or himself that do not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any other individual or entity. If a student’s work incorporates material, including but not limited to photographs, not created by the student, the student must include an additional copy of any and all such source material in her or his application.

All pieces in your portfolio of artwork must also be presented as thumbnails on a printed proof sheet labeled with your name, media, dimensions, and month/year completed. This document will be submitted as a pdf with your application.

A teacher or adult representative, familiar with the student must sign for the authenticity and accuracy of reproduction of each portfolio on the Thumbnail Proof Sheet.

All images should be submitted as jpegs saved at 72 dpi resolution and at a size of 600 pixels in the longest direction.

RIGHT TO REPRODUCE POLICY: The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts (BOPA) reserves the right to reproduce without notification any photographs of students or artwork submitted during the application process; this reproduction will be for non-commercial purposes only, and may include print publications, BOPA websites, e-communications, multimedia presentations, and documents about BOPA for fundraising, or informational purposes.


The deadline for submissions is Sunday, April 15, 2018. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Questions? Contact Sarah Doccolo, Arts Education Coordinator (via email or 443-263-4301).

The Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA). Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is proud to present the 41st Annual Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar and is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Market season. 

As Maryland's largest Farmers' Market, we operate on Sundays from April through December, 7AM to Noon. The Market takes place rain or shine under the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX). 

The Bazaar offers shoppers a variety of unique crafts and collectibles, including jewelry, handbags, hair accessories, clothing, hats, baskets, pottery, wood items, candles, stained glass, photographs, original artwork, and many more items! 

*Please do not use this application if you are a food vendor or farm*

Key Dates:
Applications Live: Friday, September 1,2017
Applications Due: Monday, January 1, 2018 
Notification of Application Status: Week of January 29, 2018
(Accepted Vendors) Contracts Due: Friday, February 12, 2018
Opening Day of Market: April 8, 2018

*Current & Former Bazaar Vendors*:
  • A new application is required every season. 
  • Participation in past Market seasons does not guarantee acceptance for future seasons.
  • Any space you may have used for past seasons is not guaranteed for future Markets, spaces are assigned at the discretion of the Bazaar Coordinator.

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Contact:

For more information about the Bazaar, please contact:

Symone Audain, Special Events Coordinator
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
(410) 752-8632
saudain@promotionandarts.org

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is proud to present the 41st Annual Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar and is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Market season. 
The Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar is a producer only market. Farmers chosen for the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, are chosen for their commitment to the Baltimore regional community with growing and raising fine products, and keeping the Maryland farming heritage alive. They are producers and growers, not re-sellers.
The BFMB supports the Maryland Money Market Program, SNAP, WIC, and Senior programs, and we hope for your participation in these important programs. For more information, please contact the Maryland Farmers Market Association <info@marylandfma.org>.
As Maryland's largest producer Market, we operate on Sundays from April through December starting at 7AM to Noon. The Market is located outdoors, between Holliday Street, Guilford Avenue and Pleasant Street, off of the Pleasant Street exit of the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83). Contracts are for the complete season. Attendance is mandatory. Your space may be forfeited if more than 3 markets are missed.
*Vendors must be set-up by 6:45AM and may not leave before 12:15PM. No moving vehicles allowed onsite between 6:45AM and 12:15PM. You must be off-site by 1:00PM. The Market takes place rain or shine.

Key Dates:
Applications Live: Friday, September 1,2017

Applications Due: Monday, January 1, 2018
Notification of Application Status: Week of January 29, 2018
(Accepted Vendors) Contracts Due: Friday, February 12, 2018
Opening Day of Market: April 8, 2018

*Current & Former Vendors*:

  • A new application is required every season 
  • Participation in past Market seasons does not guarantee one's acceptance for future seasons
  • The space you have been assigned to in past seasons is not guaranteed for future seasons

* Vendors may load in and out at approved hours only, as stated in the guidelines.

* Vendors may not share, re-sell, or sublet their space.
 
* Vendors may only sell approved items. There is NO RESELLING allowed.

* Insurance: Accepted Food and Farm Vendors must furnish BOPA with a Certificate of Insurance for General Liability ($1,000,000/$2,000,000 typical with specifics for special insurance needs  listed on the contract if selected), and all Vendors must furnish a copy of their Automobile Insurance Card. The certificate needs to name Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore as additional insured, and state that the coverage shall be primary to any insurance coverage held by Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore with respects to acts or omissions of the licensee.

* Any food sold must be prepared and sold within the guidelines of the Baltimore City Fire and Health Departments, and you must get and have your Health Department Permit posted on-site.

Contact

For more information about the BFMB, please contact:
Sandy Lawler, Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar Manager
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

443.263.4316     slawler@promotionandarts.org

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is proud to present the 41st Annual Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar and is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Market season. 

As Maryland's largest Market, we operate on Sundays from April through December starting at 7AM to Noon. The Market is located outdoors, between Holliday Street, Guilford Avenue and Pleasant Street, off of the Pleasant Street exit of the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83). Contracts are for the complete season. Attendance is mandatory. Your space maybe forfeited if more than 3 markets are missed.
*Vendors must be set-up by 6:45AM and may not leave before 12:15PM. No moving vehicles allowed onsite between 6:45AM and 12:15PM. You must be off-site by 1:00PM. The Market takes place rain or shine.

Food Vendors that are chosen for the Baltimore Farmer's Market & Bazaar, are chosen for their commitment to the Baltimore regional community. They are creative and utilize locally grown items as much as possible. Food vendors must show respect for the community also with their choice of service containers(styrofoam service containers are not allowed), products, and environmental impact. Prepackaged convenience foods are not permitted. NO RE-SELLING

Key Dates:
Applications Live: Friday, September 1,2017
Applications Due: Monday, January 1, 2018
Notification of Application Status: Week of January 29, 2018
(Accepted Vendors) Contracts Due: Friday, February 12, 2018
Opening Day of Market: April 8, 2018


*Current & Former Vendors*:

  • A new application is required every season 
  • Participation in past Market seasons does not guarantee one's acceptance for future seasons
  • The space you have been assigned to in past seasons is not guaranteed for future seasons 

Vendors may load in and out at approved hours only, as stated in the guidelines.

* Vendors may not share, re-sell, or sublet their space.
 
* Vendors may only sell approved beverages and food projects. No alcohol sales permitted unless accepted as a vendor.

* Insurance: Accepted vendors must furnish BOPA with a Certificate of Insurance for General Liability($1,000,000/$2,000,000), and Automobile Insurance, 2 weeks before the start of the market season. The insurance certificate needs to name Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore as additional insured, and state that the coverage shall be primary to any insurance coverage held by Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore with respects to acts or omissions of the licensee.

* The food sold must be prepared and sold within the guidelines of the Baltimore City Fire and Health Departments.

*Health Dept. major pointers once accepted: 1) Hand Wash Sink w/Hot Water. 2) 3 Compartment "Sink" wash area. 3) Food must be elevated 6" minimum off ground. 4) Temporary Food Permit from the Baltimore City Health Department.

* You must have your Health Department Permit posted on-site.

* All food cooked on premise must have a 2A-10BC Portable Fire Extinguisher. Deep Fryers need a Class K extinguisher.

Contact

For more information about the BFMB, please contact:
Sandy Lawler, Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar Manager
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
443.263.4316     slawler@promotionandarts.org




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Baltimore Mural Program Volunteer Application

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts accepts applications from individuals and community groups interested in volunteering for the Baltimore Mural Program an rolling basis. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with the Mural Program in various ways, including but not limited to working with selected artists on painting upcoming mural projects, documenting existing and new murals, and helping capture and promote the history of the program.

Volunteers are needed on a project-by-project basis. 

ELIGIBILITY
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Transportation and housing is not provided.
Ends on February 28, 2018$20.00
$20.00

ARTSCAPE 2018: LOL@Artscape

Pop-Up Comedy Club Application


The 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites artists and artist collaborative groups to apply to have an artwork project commissioned and featured at this year’s festival.

For 2018, Artscape is now accepting applications for comedic performances for the festival’s pop-up Comedy Club. LOL@Artscape takes place during Artscape After Hours; Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 from 9-11pm. Performances are at an indoor location within the Artscape After Hours footprint (Charles Street, from Preston Street to North Avenue).

In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating Baltimore’s pop-up institution, Artscape. For “the year we didn’t have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City.

Questions: Contact Summer Cullen (via email or 443-263-4308).

LOL@Artscape is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA). Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

 

ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Artscape takes place rain or shine, and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 nights.

APPLICATION FEE

You can pay with PayPal here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=CHVJH68ZVCV74

APPLICATION OVERVIEW

Parking: The festival is not able to provide free parking for its artists, exhibitors, and vendors.

Submissions will be reviewed and accepted/declined by Artscape staff.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.

If accepted, the applicant will be contacted by the committee and notified of performance night and time slot, by March 30, 2018.

A small honorarium will be paid to the selected performers, the night of the event. 


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the information session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The information session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape (and the Baltimore Book Festival, September 28-30, 2018) an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city. 

Ends on January 8, 2018$30.00
$30.00

Download complete prospectus here.

Application deadline – Monday, January 8, 2018

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is proud to announce the 13th edition of the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize.  The prize will award a $25,000 fellowship to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore region. Approximately six finalists will be selected for the final review for the prize; their work will be exhibited in the Vivian and Edward Benesch Gallery of the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA).  Additionally, an exhibition of the semifinalists’ work will be featured in a large exhibition during Artscape (July 20-22, 2018). 

The fellowship winner will be selected from the BMA exhibition after review of the installed art and an interview with each finalist by the jurors.  Artist collaborators, if chosen as the winner, will receive a single $25,000 prize that will be equally divided among the members of the group.

Jurors

Jurors will be announced prior to application deadline.

Review Process
The selection process will occur in three phases:

1st Review –Jurors will review applicants’ submissions independent of each other.  They will complete score sheets that will be tabulated to select approximately 30 to 40 semifinalists.  Submissions will consist of five (5) digital images of work or up to ten (10) minutes of time based work and a resume.

All of the submitted work for the first round of review will also be provided to area galleries and their curators who will be participating in the Artscape Gallery Network exhibitions.  If these galleries choose an artist for their exhibitions occurring concurrently with Artscape 2018, artists will be contacted directly by those galleries.

2nd Review – Semifinalists will be asked to submit an expanded submission including up to 30 images or time based works and a description of how they will use the fellowship if they are selected.  The jurors will convene to choose approximately five or six finalists for the exhibition and final review.  Each finalist will meet with the BMA curators to determine installation requirements.  Finalists will work collaboratively with the BMA curators to determine which artwork is to be included in the finalist exhibition; however, please keep in mind that the final decision on what is exhibited and the decision regarding the feasibility of installation requirements is the responsibility of the BMA curators. 

Works by the remaining semifinalists will be selected by BOPA curator Kim Domanski for a separate exhibition during the Artscape weekend.

Final Review – The finalists will have their work exhibited in the Vivian and Edward Benesch Gallery of the BMA.  The exhibit design and artwork placement within these galleries is at the sole discretion of the BMA curators and exhibition staff.  On Saturday, July 14, 2018, the jurors will meet with each artist for up to 30 minutes in their exhibition space for a final interview.  After all of the interviews, the jurors will meet and decide the fellowship award winner.  The award will be announced later that evening at the award reception.

Image Submission Guidelines
  • As in previous years, artists may submit five (5) images of artwork for the first round of jury review.
  • Images should be in jpeg format, and be not larger than approximately 3MB.
Video Submission Guidelines
  • Artists submitting time based works may submit up to ten (10) minutes of work. The 10 minutes may include excerpts from up to five (5) works as long as the combined time totals no more than 10 minutes.
  • Artists wishing to submit still and time based works, for every still image subtract two (2) minutes from the allowed 10 minute time based total.
  • Videos should be in .mov or .mp4 format.

Guidelines

1. Artists living and working in Maryland; Washington, DC; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties and the city of Alexandria in Virginia; and Adams, Chester, Franklin, Lancaster and York counties in Pennsylvania are eligible to submit for this award.

2. Artists may not be full-time students at the time of the exhibition and during the granting period. Students who will have graduated by the time of the exhibition and granting period may apply.

3. Artists must live and work in one of the geographic areas listed above during time of application and during the entire granting period.

4. Artists who work in collaboration may apply as a group.  Each artist’s name and contact information should be listed on the application form.  A one page resume for the collaborative group and a single set of support materials should be submitted.  Each individual member of the collaborative group must meet all other guidelines.

5. Artists who apply as individuals must submit original artwork that is principally created by them.  It is understood that sometimes individual artists may employ the work of another artist to complete a larger scale project. For example, an artist who works in video may choose to include sound in the video that is composed by another artist.  In such cases, the individual artist applying to the Sondheim Prize must be the primary creator of the work, they must disclose any assistance received on artwork submitted for consideration and they must obtain permission from the contributor to submit the work for consideration.  Failure to disclose this support will disqualify application, and the artist will be required to return any prize monies awarded. 

6. Upon www.submittable.com’s receipt of application materials, artists will be sent an automatic email confirmation.  If an artist does not receive this confirmation within 48 hours, please contact Kim Domanski at kdomanski@promotionandarts.org.

7. Semifinalists will be required to submit a description of how they will use the fellowship if they are selected.

8. The award will be paid in monthly installments. $5,200 will be paid for the first month and $1,800 will be paid for each of the following 11 months.  If artist collaborators are selected the above payments will be equally divided between the collaborating artists.

9. Winners of the Sondheim Prize will be responsible for paying all applicable federal, state and local taxes.

10. Artists’ work included in the Semifinalist Exhibition will be insured during the exhibition duration by BOPA; artists’ work included in the Finalists exhibition at the BMA will be insured by that organization while the artwork is on the premises of the BMA.

11. Winners of the Sondheim Prize will be required to file a final report by June 30, 2019, before the final payment.  This report should include an explanation of how winning this prize has enabled the artist or artist collaborative group to further develop their work, as well as an explanation of any additional opportunities that may have arisen as a result of winning this prize.

12. Work submitted for this prize will also be made available to curators of the Artscape Gallery Network exhibitions.  This program has more than a dozen galleries throughout the Baltimore Region. Please visit www.artscape.org in the spring for a listing of galleries participating in these exhibitions.

13. Artscape and BOPA reserve the right to reproduce images of applicants’ work for printed or internet publicity, catalogue or marketing purposes.  The Baltimore Museum of Art also will have the right to reproduce work relating to the 2018 Sondheim Prize.

14. The decisions of the jurors are final.  Jurors may change without notification.

15. Finalists will be required to meet with BMA curators to finalize their installation needs; these needs must meet the exhibition guidelines set forth by the BMA. If      required by the installation of the artwork or its intended interaction with the public, the BMA may choose to issue waivers of liability to be signed by the artist.  Otherwise, the BMA will insure the artwork while in its possession.

16. Artists chosen as finalists will be required to take primary responsibility for installing and deinstalling their work at the BMA.  Artists must be present on the BMA premises for the installation and deinstallation of their work, which will occur Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9am and 4pm. If artists cannot personally be present for installation, their work will not be exhibited. While artists may bring assistants to help them with installation, they cannot serve as substitutes for the artists.

17. Artists chosen as finalists must provide a complete list of materials used in artworks at the time of the initial site visit by BMA curators and staff. Artists’ materials will be reviewed by the BMA’s Conservation Department. Artists will additionally accommodate requests by Conservation team members to inspect work in person. Any material (including but not limited to salvaged lumber, food stuffs, other unstable organic materials, objects that off-gas fumes, and objects stored outdoors) that may introduce insects or present a risk to the Museum’s environment and collection will not be permitted inside of the Museum. It is the responsibility of each artist to suggest alternative works suitable for exhibition to the BMA curators. If no acceptable alternatives are identified, the artist’s work will not be included in the exhibition, but may be represented by photographic or video documentation to be provided by the artist.

18. Finalists are strongly encouraged to attend the press preview for the Finalist exhibition, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

19. Finalists may be required to make presentations at the BMA at some time during the duration of the exhibition, including during the awards ceremony.

20. Photography by the general public will be allowed in the Finalist Exhibition at the BMA and in the Semifinalist Exhibition at MICA.

21. Previous winners of the Sondheim Prize are not eligible to apply.  Previous finalists and semifinalists may apply.

22. BOPA and BFAI Board members, employees and/or relatives (defined as children, spouse, domestic partner or parents) are not eligible to apply for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.

Estimated Timeline
Application deadline: Monday, January 8, 201
Announcement of semifinalists: Mid-February 2018
Announcement of finalists: Mid-March 2018
Finalist studio visits with exhibition curators: March 26-April 6, 2018
Finalist exhibition installation: June 4-June 13, 2018 (Mon-Fri, 9a-4p)
Finalist exhibition Press Preview: June 19, 2018
Finalist exhibition duration: June 20-Aug 5, 2018
Finalist exhibition deinstallation: August 6 & 7, 2018
Finalist interviews: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Award announcement: Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 7pm; Galleries open at 6pm
Semifinalist exhibition artwork drop-off: Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 10am-2pm or Monday, July 16, 2018 from 9am-Noon
Semifinalist exhibition duration: Friday, July 20, 2018 through Sunday, August 5, 2018
Semifinalist exhibition opening reception: Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
Semifinalist exhibition artwork pick-up: 5-7pm Sunday, August 5, 2018 or 9am-Noon Monday, August 6, 2018
Artscape: July 20-22, 2018

For more information contact: Kim Domanski at 443-263-4340 or kdomanski@promotionandarts.org

Ends on January 29, 2018

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with Baltimore City Recreation & Parks and support from the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership is excited to announce “Art on the Waterfront, a temporary sculpture exhibition along the Middle Branch section of the Gwynns Falls Trail.

You can access the full Art on the Waterfront 2018 -Call to Artists here.

APPLICATIONS DUE BY 11:59PM ON JANUARY 29, 2018

CONSIDERATIONS & GUIDELINES:
  • A priority of Art on the Waterfront will be to exhibit work by artists from diverse backgrounds. Artists from all experience levels and backgrounds, working in all forms of expanded sculpture and environmental art are encouraged to apply, including those trying new directions or developing sculptural works and outdoor installations for the first time. Applications will be accepted from individuals or collaborative teams. Students may apply as a team but are encouraged to be paired with a mentor artist or professor with some experience creating public work.
  • All artist’s should keep in mind that all installations will be installed outdoors for approximately three months (May to August 2018), and must be constructed for durability over that time.
  • Repurposing, reuse, and recycling is also encouraged. Extra consideration with being given towards artworks that take advantage of adding life to or recycling materials. We also encourage projects that can be repurposed into second iterations of artistic exploration or design projects.
  • Installations do not have a limit to size but constructability and durability will be a factor in determining which proposals are selected.
  • The review panel may choose up to 10 proposals based on preference. These proposals will then be reviewed for feasibility and budget. We expect to fund up to [ 5-7 Installations]
  • Artist’s should assume very minimum security and likelihood of vandalism or wear and tear from the curious. There is no power or utilities available on site. Proposals that rely on solar power may be subject to theft or vandalism. Fire is not permitted. Proposals should indicate how all materials in the installation will be recycled or disposed of following the display period.
  • A budget for the proposed project is required to be considered. The budget should list in order-of-magnitude (highest to lowest cost), the costs of designing and fabricating the proposed artwork.  The budget may include travel costs and artists fees.for the design and construction and installation of their artwork.
  • Out of town artists or designers may be asked to partner with a recommended Baltimore based fabricator or contractor to build the artwork and save on transportation costs. Such arrangements will be negotiated during the technical review round of the selection process.
  • All participating artists are asked to be available the weekend of the exhibition opening (May 12) and attend an event at the Middle Branch Rowing Club where they will be asked to give a very brief presentation on themselves and their work.

REVIEW PROCESS:

A jury comprised of artist’s and local stakeholders will review all proposals received and create a short list of recommended finalists. Finalists will then go through a technical review in order to ensure the constructability. Those on the short list will discuss construction and durability with the project manager and a member of the installation team.


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting applications for the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. The Parade will take place on Monday, January 15, 2018.
If you are a for-profit organization, institute, or business please contact Corporate Development/ Sponsorship for parade involvement opportunities. (410)752-8632 

Key Dates:
Application Deadline: December 31, 2017
Notification of Application Status: Week of January 5, 2018
Event Date: Monday, January 15, 2018 

PLEASE NOTE: Submission of this application does not guarantee acceptance. Past participants are not guaranteed acceptance in the 2018 Parade. Late applications will not be accepted.


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For more information about the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, please contact:

Symone Audain, Special Events Coordinator
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
(410) 752-8632
saudain@promotionandarts.org
Ends on February 28, 2018

ARTSCAPE 2018: Kidscape Application 


The 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites artists and artist collaborative groups to apply to have an artwork project commissioned and featured at this year’s festival.

For 2018, Artscape is seeking non-profit and arts/cultural organizations and entertainers to participate in the festival with interactive programming to include crafts, demonstrations, dance, music and/or performances. Proposals should include a strong visual-arts element/booth display/décor.

In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating Baltimore’s pop-up institution, Artscape. For “the year we didn’t have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City.

New for 2018! Artscape is proud to shine a light on the creative and artistic talent of Baltimore’s youth. We plan to showcase youth-focused programming (in both the visual and performing arts) on Artscape’s opening day – Friday, July 20, 2018. If you are interested in participating and would like to provide programming, please indicate so in your application.


ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Artscape takes place rain or shine, and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm on Sunday, July 22. Kidscape is open from 11am-8pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 nights.


APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Again in 2018, Kidscape will be located in Pearlstone Park, the green space between Cathedral and Preston streets. In addition, the festival is requesting artists to submit proposals for artwork projects (visual art installations and/or performing arts), to also be located in Pearlstone Park, to compliment Kidscape and its programming. 

Applications should portray how you plan to actively engage the audience (families and school-age children) and provide a unique and memorable experience for festival-goers. In keeping with the spirit of the festival, all works and performances must be free and open to the public the entire Artscape weekend. All activities excluding performers and entertainment must be staffed during all festival hours. 

Attention Non-Profit and Arts/Cultural Organizations: If you would like to apply to participate in Kidscape, vs. the general Exhibitors/Organizations application, please feel free to do so. We encourage organizations with arts and crafts type projects and youth focused programming, education and entertainment to apply for Kidscape (80% craft/programming, 20% promoting organization).

Parking: The festival is not able to provide free parking for its artists, exhibitors, and vendors.

 

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.

 

Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the information session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The Information Session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting an application for Artscape and/or Baltimore Book Festival an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal/application, learn more about the festivals, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprints that may offer inspiration for proposals/applications.

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


ESTIMATED TIMELINE

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Accepted Participants Notified: by Friday, March 30, 2018

Artscape: July 20-22, 2018

 

Questions? Contact Symone Audain, Special Events Coordinator (via email or direct dial 443-263-4342).

Kidscape is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA). Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city. 

Ends on February 28, 2018

ARTSCAPE 2018: Gamescape 

Designers and Developers Application 


The 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites artists and artist collaborative groups to apply to have an artwork project commissioned and featured at this year’s festival.

For 2018, Artscape is now accepting applications for developers and designers to showcase and promote video games they have created. Gamescape is a visual arts exhibition, showcasing videogames, and includes classic arcade machines, video game demos, and panels on game development and design, and a costume component.

In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating Baltimore’s pop-up institution, Artscape. For “the year we didn’t have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City.


ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Artscape takes place rain or shine, and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 nights.

APPLICATION GUIDANCE

Developers are encouraged to submit games for any platform, as long as they are able to provide the equipment necessary to demo the game themselves. Submissions will be reviewed by curator Benjamin Walsh and Artscape staff.

Storytelling, good drawing skills, animation, 3D modeling and the art of conceiving ideas are important to the gaming field. While video games are a blend of art and technology, it’s the art that is at the forefront. With it, game developers tell stories that illicit such emotions as joy, satisfaction, and horror; creating an experience that can be both entertaining and enlightening.

Curator: Benjamin Walsh

Ben Walsh, video game producer and designer, a leader in the Baltimore technology and game development communities. As the visionary leader and co-founder of Innovate Baltimore, a community for creative technology entrepreneurs, professionals, and enthusiasts in the region, Ben connects creatives with technologists in order to inspire collaboration. He is also the CEO and Founder of Pure Bang Games, a local independent game studio focused on creating social games for Facebook and mobile.

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY

Any game developer or designer is eligible to apply. If applying as a team, the team should be declared in the Interest Statement, specifying a team leader to receive notifications. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Current Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts employees are not eligible to apply.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

1.    Complete Application: Interested applicants must fill in all parts of the form that follows this application for Game Developers and Designers. 

2.    Interest Statement: Briefly describe your experience, approach, and design concept for this project.

3.    Working Game Demo/Images: Applicants should submit a working demo of the game that they would like to be considered for inclusion in this exhibition. In the absence of a working demo, screenshots and a brief description will be allowed. Images should be uploaded onto a CD, be in jpeg format, be no larger than 2MB in size per image, and numbered accordingly to the submitted annotated image list. Selected participants will need to provide for their own technology needs such as hardware, internet access, cables, etc.

4.    Annotated Image List: In the absence of a working Game Demo images submitted must be accompanied by a numbered image list with descriptions related to each image submitted.  


Submissions will be reviewed and accepted/declined by Benjamin Walsh, Gamescape curator, and Artscape staff.

Parking: The festival is not able to provide free parking for its artists, exhibitors, and vendors.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the information session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The Information Session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape and/or Baltimore Book Festival an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal/application, learn more about the festivals, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprints that may offer inspiration for proposals/applications.

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


ESTIMATED TIMELINE

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Developer/Designer Acceptance Notification: March 30, 2018

Installation: Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20

(must be completely installed by 11am Friday, July 20)

Artscape: July 20-22, 2018


Questions? Ben Walsh, Gamescape Curator (via email or 443-762-4119).

Susan Fortkiewicz, Artscape Festival Manager (sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org; 443-263-4347).

Gamescape is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA). Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city. 

ARTSCAPE 2018: Non-Profit and Arts/Cultural Organizations – Application


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is seeking non-profit and arts/cultural organizations to participate in the 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returning July 20-22, 2018.


ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.

In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating Baltimore’s pop-up institution, Artscape. For “the year we didn’t have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Artscape takes place rain or shine, and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 nights.


EXHIBITOR GUIDELINES

Exhibition spaces reserved for non-profit and arts/cultural organizations at the festival are intended to highlight those that support the visual or performing arts in Baltimore and the surrounding region.

In order to be considered for an exhibit space at Artscape, you must be a non-profit and/or arts/cultural organization, and meet at least one of the following criteria (i.e. it’s Artscape – you must have an 80% “art hook” in the exhibit space):

  • Arts-related regionally-based cultural institution
  • Arts-related cultural resource
  • Arts-related educational institution

Organizations are encouraged to use Artscape as a marketing and promotional tool. While festival staff recognizes that Artscape is an excellent opportunity to generate revenue, we require that organizations accepted into the festival limit the amount of merchandise available for sale in their booth, to 30% of all materials exhibited. BOPA reserves the right to refuse participation by any organization at its sole discretion.

Exhibitor Packages are $700 (for a 10' x 10' x7’ space) or $750 (for a 10' x 10' x 10’ space) and include:

  • Festival provided tent with sidewall; there are no "stand alone" spaces
  • Free access to an electrical outlet and basic overhead lighting
  • Overnight roaming security
  • On-site Artscape help-line
  • Exhibitor Hospitality Welcome at check-in (snacks and bottled water)
  • Listing on Artscape website
  • A comprehensive exhibitor guide (emailed pre festival) with helpful tips
  • Access to over 350,000+ potential members over the festival’s three days

Exhibitor Rules:

  • Exhibitors must keep their space open all hours of the festival weekend, rain or shine.
  • Exhibitors may not re-sell, share with an unaccepted exhibitor or sub-let any portion of their space. Any violation of these stipulations by exhibitors will result in expulsion from the festival, and a fee refund will not be given.
  • Exhibitors may not bring their own stand-alone/pop-up tent.
  • Once you have paid your exhibitor fee, refunds are not issued for any reason.
  • By submitting an application, you agree to and accept all festival terms and conditions. 

Parking: The festival is not able to provide free parking for its artists, exhibitors, and vendors.


The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the information session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The information session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape (and the Baltimore Book Festival, September 28-30, 2018) an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


Questions? Contact Krista Green, Assistant Director of Cultural Affairs (via email or direct dial 443-263-4342).

Artscape’s Non-Profit and Arts/Cultural Organizations Program is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA). Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

ARTSCAPE 2018: Performing Arts – Application


The 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites artists and artist collaborative groups to apply to have an artwork project commissioned and featured at this year’s festival.

For 2018, Artscape is seeking creative performances in dance, theater, operatic, American and world music, storytelling and poetry, and are combining the calls for entry for these art forms, as well as pop-up and street theater performances. Please Note: these performances do not include music/concert performances on the festival’s three outdoor music stages. 

In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating Baltimore’s pop-up institution, Artscape. For “the year we didn’t have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City.

New for 2018! Artscape is proud to shine a light on the creative and artistic talent of Baltimore’s youth. We plan to showcase youth-focused programming (in both the visual and performing arts) on Artscape’s opening day – Friday, July 20, 2018. If you are interested in participating and would like to provide programming, please indicate so in your application.


ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Artscape takes place rain or shine, and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 nights.

APPLICATION GUIDANCE

Artscape's goal is to present a full schedule of quality performances, for all three days of the festival. We want to entertain and engage a broad demographic of Artscape festival-goers, and develop new, year-round audiences for theater and dance companies and musical performers in the region. We invite companies to submit more than one proposal, if they have multiple ideas they are considering. For example, a theater company could propose a full-scale production of King Lear, a one-act send-up of Shakespeare’s work and an improv workshop for teens. Although all three proposals may not be practical for the company to execute during a single Artscape weekend, we plan to “mix and match” the proposals we receive to maximize our budget and venue options. To keep our schedule fresh, repeat performances are not encouraged. We welcome all NEW ideas.

The Artscape performing arts team will review these proposals, and reserves the right to ask companies to revise proposals if needed (based on potential scheduling conflicts and budget considerations). Please keep your proposal brief.

PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS

Theatre Project (45 W. Preston Street) will serve as the venue for theatre and local dance. Falvey Hall in the Brown Center (1301 W. Mt. Royal Avenue) at the Maryland Institute College of Art will host music (jazz, opera, classical and world music) performances. The Corpus Christi Church (110 W. Mt. Royal Avenue) is reserved for classical/folk music performances. Street Theatre performances will take place outdoors in front of the Main Building at Maryland Institute College of Art (1300 W. Mt. Royal Avenue). Pop-up performances are short performances occurring throughout the Artscape festival footprint during the weekend. All performances are FREE and open to the public. 

Parking: The festival is not able to provide free parking for its artists, exhibitors, and vendors.


The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the information session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The information session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape (and the Baltimore Book Festival, September 28-30, 2018) an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


Questions? Contact Chris Brooks, Community Arts Specialist (via email or direct dial 443-263-4347).

Artscape’s Performing Arts Program is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA). Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

ARTSCAPE 2018: Artist-Run Art Fair Application


The 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites artists and artist collaborative groups to apply to have an artwork project commissioned and featured at this year’s festival.

For 2018, Artscape is now accepting applications for artist-run, and cooperatively managed DIY art and exhibition venues from around the country to exhibit artists they represent. This unique art fair environment is set in a parking garage within the festival footprint, right in the heart of the Station North Art and Entertainment District, and has received numerous acknowledgements in the press for the galleries and artists represented, along with being seen by approximately 40,000 visitors throughout the Artscape weekend.

In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating Baltimore’s pop-up institution, Artscape. For “the year we didn’t have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City.


ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Artscape takes place rain or shine, and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 nights.

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Eligibility & Overview:

-In order to be considered for a space in the Artist-Run Art Fair, you must be an artist-run or non-profit gallery or exhibition space. 
-There is no geographic restrictions on participation.
-Galleries in the Artist-Run Art Fair intend to highlight emerging contemporary artists through artwork, prints, publications and on-site artist projects and performances.
-Galleries are encouraged to use their presence at Artscape as a promotional tool for themselves and the artists they represent. 
-While the application process will be administered through Artscape, curation of fair participants will be over-seen by an Artist-Run art or gallery space. 

Exhibition Space:

-The Artist-Run Art Fair takes place on the ground floor of the Charles Street Parking Garage (1714 Charles Street). 
-Each participating gallery will be assigned an approximately 12’ x 12’ space with access to approximately 24’ of hangable wall.
-There is electrical access but each gallery should provide its own lighting. It is recommended to bringing extra extension cords and hardware for lighting. The festival will not have extra extension cords available.
-Participating Galleries should be completely self-contained, and come prepared with all necessary tools and hardware to hang and install their space.
-Galleries are encouraged to provide their own tables and pedestals for display. 
-Folding tables and chairs are available to rent from the festival but must be reserved in advance. 

Security: O
vernight Artscape security (beyond the security patrol, the Artist-Run Art Fair will be closed and locked with a steel security gate overnight), a listing on Artscape website, a comprehensive exhibitor guide (emailed pre-festival) with helpful tips, access to over 350,000 potential visitors over three days. 

Participating Gallery Rules & Timeline:
-Accepted galleries are responsible to installation, staffing, and de-installation within the exhibition timeline.
-Exhibitors must keep their space open all hours of the festival weekend, rain or shine.
-On-site installation must occur between 10am, Thursday, July 19 and be completed by 11am on Friday, July 20 (reminder – festival opens at 11am on Friday).
-The Artist-Run Art Fair will be open 11am-9pm Friday and Saturday and 11am-8pm on Sunday, (on Friday and Saturday Charles will remain open until 11pm, but the Artist-Run Art Fair will be secured by security gate after 9pm).
-There is no fee for application. Galleries selected for the Artist-Run Art Fair will be asked to reserve their space with a $100 deposit for participation.
-Artscape does not collect a commission on any sales made by participating galleries. 
-Once you have paid your exhibitor fee, refunds are not issued for any reason.
-Exhibitors may not re-sell, share with an unaccepted exhibitor or sub-let any portion of their space. Any violation of these stipulations by exhibitors will result in expulsion from the festival, and a refund will not be given.
-By submitting an application, you agree to and accept all festival terms and conditions.

Parking: The festival is not able to provide free parking for its artists, exhibitors, and vendors.

 

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the information session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The Information Session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape and/or Baltimore Book Festival an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal/application, learn more about the festivals, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprints that may offer inspiration for proposals/applications.

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


Questions? Contact Lou Joseph, Visual Arts Specialist (via email or direct dial 443-263-4339).

The Artist-Run Art Fair is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA). Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

Click here to download the Proposal Guidelines.
Click here to download the Budget Template.

Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the Information Session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The Information Session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape and/or Baltimore Book Festival an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal/application, learn more about the festivals, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprints that may offer inspiration for proposals/applications.

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.

In 2018 Artscape the 1500-1700 blocks of Charles Street will be treated as an experiment in "culturally complete streets". Artists and residents are invited to collaborate within the realms of tactical urbanism and creative place-making to create a walkable creative corridor adorned with diverse artwork, public furniture, parklets and play sculpture and more.

  • "Complete Streets" is transportation policy and design requiring streets to be planned, designed and maintained to provide access for users of all ages, abilities, and modes of transportation.  Artists and residents are invited to use the pedestrian nature of Artscape to imagine what creative complete streets look like in their own community.
  • Tactical Urbanism is a term describing D.I.Y. and low-cost temporary changes intended to improve neighborhoods and gathering places. We welcome community organizers, residents, and artists to use Artscape as a place to experiment with tactical urbanism projects that can be relocated or recreated in neighborhoods across Baltimore.
  • Creative Placemaking is an often used term process and philosophy describing multi-faceted approaches to planning, design, and public space organizing. Good placemaking should look for direction, inspiration, and potential locally to intentionally serve the community where it is located.  City planners, non-profits and design studios often engage local residents in creative placemaking to improve public space. We encourage all of o these groups to participate in artspace as a laboratory and expo to demonstrate new projects to try new ideas within the unique environment of Artscape. 
These approaches and philosophies are inspiring, sometimes elitest, and often overused, but they are all grounded in the notion of putting people first when planning public space. We encourage anyone interested in reading more to look through the numerous free reports and guides published online. 

To ensure inclusivity Charles Street creative projects will be guided by a volunteer advisory group engaged in real-world safe and complete streets advocacy.

Collaborations and experimentation by creatives and residents at all levels are encouraged. 


Budgets may range from $400-$10,000. applicants should use the Budget Template to describe their estimated expenses.
  • Any projects asking for more than $10,000 should make clear the impact and necessity of the additional budget. 
  • University courses or summer classes are encouraged to apply as a group but are asked to show at least 25% budget match from their institution. 
  • Design Firms and Non-Profits Organizations are welcome to apply but should show at least 50% budget match from their company. 
A public information session, specific to Charles Street Creative Projects will be organized and held at the offices of Bikemore, date and time TBD.

For any questions specific to this application please contact Ryan Patterson at rpatterson@promotionandarts.org 


Click here to download the Budget Template.

Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the Information Session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The Information Session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape and/or Baltimore Book Festival an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal/application, learn more about the festivals, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprints that may offer inspiration for proposals/applications.

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.

Ends on February 28, 2018

ARTSCAPE 2018: Food Vendors Application 


The 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites artists and artist collaborative groups to apply to have an artwork project commissioned and featured at this year’s festival.

For 2018, Artscape is now accepting applications from food vendors in the Maryland. Artscape is proud to feature a 100% local food program.

In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating Baltimore’s pop-up institution, Artscape. For “the year we didn’t have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City.


ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Artscape takes place rain or shine, and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 nights.

FOOD VENDOR PRICING

* Grilling Vendors using charcoal/gas grills and/or deep fryers: $3,200.00 per 10'x10' space
* Cooking Vendors preparing food on-site with griddles or re-heating: $2,400.00 per 10'x10' space.
* Vendors offering pre-made items such as sandwiches and salads: $2,000.00 per 10'x10' space.
* Packaged/Novelty Food Vendors offering cookies, nuts, desserts, etc.: $1,000.00 per 10’x10’ space (Note – NO COOKING OR ELECTRICAL)
* Food Trucks: $2000.00
* Artscape prohibits beer, wine or alcohol vendors. Artscape’s beverage program and sales are managed and conducted exclusively through the festival producer, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.


APPROVED VENDOR RULES AND GUIDELINES

* Vendors are required to load in and out during festival-approved hours only.
* Vendors are required to be open for business during all regular hours of Artscape.
* Space fee, plus a separate refundable clean-up deposit of $250, is due upon acceptance.
* Vendors may not share, re-sell, or sublet their space.
* Vendors may only sell approved non-alcoholic beverages (NO GLASS). 

* NO Styrofoam serving or vending containers allowed. Compostable or recyclable only.
* Vendors may only use the festival-approved Official Ice Vendor.
* Insurance: Accepted vendors must furnish BOPA with a Certificate of Insurance for General Liability ($1,000,000/$2,000,000), by July 2, 2018. The certificate needs to name Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore as additional insured, and state that the coverage shall be primary to any insurance coverage held by Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore with respects to acts or omissions of the licensee.

* Food sold is required to be prepared and sold within the guidelines of the Baltimore City Fire and Health Departments. Your name will be given to the Baltimore City Health Department.

* Health Department requirements include: 1) hand wash sink with hot water 2) compartment “sink” wash area 3) food is required to be elevated at a minimum of 6” off the ground 4) temporary food permit from the Baltimore City Health Department.

* Vendors are required to have a Health Department Permit for Artscape posted on-site in their vendor booth/space.

* All food cooked on premise are required to have a 2A-10BC Portable Fire Extinguisher. Deep Fryers are required to have a Class K extinguisher.

* Based on location, tenting and signage provided for most cooking vendors.

* Parking – the festival is not able to provide free parking for its artists, exhibitors, and vendors. Vendors with trucks required to be on-site for production are handled on a case-by-case basis, dependent upon the festival footprint and festival management.

* Artscape takes place rain or shine.


The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance. You will be notified by the selection committee if your application has been approved and accepted, no later than March 30, 2018. By submitting an application, you agree to all Artscape 2018 Terms And Conditions.

 

Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the information session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The Information Session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape and/or Baltimore Book Festival an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal/application, learn more about the festivals, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprints that may offer inspiration for proposals/applications.

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


ESTIMATED TIMELINE

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Notification of Application Status: March 30, 2018

(Accepted Vendors) Signed Contracts Due: Friday, April 27, 2018

(Accepted Vendors) Payment Due: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Accepted Vendors) Insurance Due: Monday, July 2, 2018

Artscape: July 20-22, 2018


Questions? Contact Sandy Lawler, Food & Beverage Manager (via email or direct dial 443-263-4316).

Artscape’s Food Vendor Program is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA). Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.