Ends on February 1, 2017

The Baltimore Office of Promotion& The Arts (BOPA) is inviting teen creatives to join the BOPA Youth Arts Council in order for Baltimore’s youth perspective to be heard in arts programming and policy. We are seeking creative young people between the ages of 14 and 19 who have an interest in the arts, writing, event planning, and education policy. An application with more information will be available online in January for youth applicants interested in being considered for the 2016 – 2017 school year.

 

BOPA will select a group of dedicated, art-loving teens from across Baltimore City to serve on our new Youth Arts Council. The council will be designed by and for teens to inspire and empower other local youth through arts programming and advocacy. The Youth Arts Council will meet bi-weekly after school at BOPA to discuss ideas in a fun and creative environment while collaborating with each other and arts professionals to produce programs and events for Light City and Artscape such as workshops, performances, special events and other activities that tie into existing programs. The Youth Arts Council will also learn about education policy in order to advocate for equal access to the arts for all Baltimore City students.

 

Benefits of being on the BOPA Youth Council:

  • Honoraria/Stipend (teens get paid!)

  • Build leadership skills

  • Experience alternative methods of making and seeing

  • Organize exhibitions and events

  • Build policy knowledge

  • Engage with artists and arts professionals

  • and more!

Teen Candidate FAQ:

  1. Do you have to be an artist to join the youth council?

No, but an artist can be many things—an artist can write, perform, draw, cook, enjoy working with others towards a common goal, etc. These are all activities that BOPA considers art forms.

 

  1. How will this help me with my professional career?

The Youth Arts Council is a great addition to your resume for college or future jobs. It says that you have worked at a major arts organization, have skills in public event planning, understand educational policy, and know how to collaborate with peers to achieve a goal. Working with other teens to problem solve and advocate for arts access helps to build critical thinking skills.

 

  1. How often does the council meet?

The council typically meets bi-weekly (every other week) at BOPA for (2) hours after school during the week. On weeks when BOPA hosts Youth Arts Council produced activities, the council may meet more frequently.

 


4.  How long can a teen be a member of the youth council?

Teens who choose to can remain members of the Council for the duration of their high school career until graduation (through 12th grade) and as near peer council members after high school.

 

Basic Timeline:

  • Beginning of January - Call for nominations & applications are distributed and posted online

  • End of January - Submissions are due to BOPA & Youth Council member selections are made

  • February - July -  Youth council meetings & special events/workshops are produced

  • End of July - Soiree (annual event) for teen participants, and their families, to honor youth council members

ARTSCAPE 2017: Field Work

Call for Entry
DEADLINE: Friday, March 31, 2017

To be hosted in MICA’s Pinkard Gallery, Field Work is an indoor exhibition that will include artworks whose subject matter or form demonstrate how nature and/or the fields of science intersect with art. Field Work seeks artworks that incorporate nature and science thematically, artwork made from a scientific approach or artworks made from natural materials for final selection.  Artists are encouraged to think broadly, either literally or abstractly, in their interpretation of this exhibition topic.  

Applications will be accepted that include already existing work and proposals for new work.

While this exhibition will be hosted in an indoor space, artists who work in a public realm are encouraged to also apply with either appropriately adapted work or documentation of an outdoor project that speaks to the exhibition theme.                                  

Field Work 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.

Curator
Field Work will be curated by BOPA Staff member Kim Domanski.  A 1996 MFA graduate of MICA’s multidisciplinary Mount Royal School of Art, Kim has curated several exhibitions and has worked in Public Art and on the Sondheim Prize at BOPA for more than a decade.

Artscape 2017
Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore. 

Please see our website for additional opportunities for artists: www.artscape.org.

How to Apply to Field Work
Applications for Field Work are being accepted online through the Submittable website:

https://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/72576/artscape-2017-field-work-pinkard-gallery-exhibition

Application Materials to Prepare

1.       Applicants should include 5 images (.jpeg) or videos (.mov or .mp4) or sound based works (.mp3) of art.  Images should not exceed approximately 3MB and videos or sound based works should not exceed approximately 200MB.

2.       Artwork List that includes title, date, medium, dimensions and a description if applicable – please also note on this list whether the artwork samples are available for the exhibition.

3.       Artist Resume, CV and/or Artist Statement (.doc or .pdf format)

Guidelines

1.       There are no geographic restrictions for application.

2.       Artists 18 years and older are eligible to apply.

3.       Artwork should be dropped off during the “artwork drop-off” period listed on the exhibition timeline and picked up during the listed “artwork pick-up” period.  Artists who cannot meet these timeframes should make every effort to make other arrangements with a friend, colleague or family member.  BOPA does not have the ability to transport artwork.

4.       Artwork will be insured while it is in BOPA’s possession during installation, exhibition, and deinstallation periods.  Artwork dropped off before the “artwork drop-off” time period or picked up after the “artwork pick-up” time period, is done so at the artist’s risk.  Artwork will not be insured beyond listed installation, exhibition, and deinstallation periods. 

5.         BOPA reserves the right to reproduce images of selected artwork for printed or internet

publicity, catalogue, map or marketing purposes.

6.          By submitting an application, you agree to and accept application requirements and guidelines.

Estimated Timeline
Application deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017
Artist Notification: Monday, May 1, 2017
Artwork drop-off: Monday, July 10, 2015 from 9am-Noon
Exhibition duration: Friday, July 21, 2017 through Sunday, August 6, 2017
Exhibition opening reception: Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Exhibition artwork pick-up: 5-7pm Sunday, August 6 or 9am-Noon Monday, August 7, 2017
Artscape: Friday, July 21 & Saturday July 22 from 11am - 9pm; Sunday, July 23 from 11am – 8pm

Artscape After Hours returns on Friday and Saturday nights on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.

For more information on Field Work, please contact Kim Domanski at 443-263-4340 or kdomanski@promotionandarts.com.

Have questions about applying to this and other opportunities at Artscape?

Attend one of the Artscape Information Sessions:

  1. Thursday, December 15th; 5:30pm at Motor House (120 W. North Avenue)
  2. Thursday, January 12th; 5:30pm at Impact Hub (10 E. North Avenue)
  3. Wednesday, February 1st; 5:30pm at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (3134 Eastern Avenue)

Our Information Sessions are designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival’s theme, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

All sessions begin at 5:30pm and are one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to rsvp@promotionandarts.org and indicate session 1, 2 or 3. For more information, email artscape@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.

 

Are you a visual artist looking for a studio space? School 33 Art Center has two big, sunny studios available for rent, available on September 1, 2016. The studio are approx. 450 sq ft, with several large windows, high ceilings, and utility sinks on same floor.

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 Lotta Art Benefit. Also, 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.

Farmers Market Non-Profit Org. Application 2016

The Baltimore Farmers Market is presented and managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts every Sunday from April through December, and provides discount rates for non-profit sponsors for community outreach presentations. This application is for non-profit organizations only. Spaces are scheduled on a first come first served basis. Your application will be reviewed upon receipt and you will be notified of the availability of the date requested. In addition to your application you are required to submit a certificate of insurance (insurance requirements are listed below).

The non-profit rate for Farmers Market is $75/Sunday.

Insurance Requirements

Insurance Requirements
Sponsor will list the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., Mayor and City Council of Baltimore as additionally insured on their certificate of liability insurance for this event according to the following limits:
(A) Commercial General Liability Insurance: With limits of not less than One Million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence for claims arising out of bodily injuries or death, property damage. With those policies with aggregate limits, a minimum of Two Million dollars ($2,000,000) is required. Such insurance shall include contractual liability insurance.

(B) Commercial Umbrella or Excess Liability: Sponsor shall also maintain either a Commercial Umbrella or Excess Liability at a limit of not less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) per Occurrence and a One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) aggregate.

(C) Business Automobile Liability at limits of no less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence for all claims arising out of bodily injuries or death and property damages. The insurance shall apply to any owned, leased, hired and non-owned vehicles used in this performance of this Agreement

(D) Workers’ Compensation coverage as required by the State of Maryland, as well as any similar coverage required for this work by applicable Federal or “Other States” State Law.

(E) BOPA and The Mayor and City Council of Baltimore its elected/appointed officials, employees and agents shall be covered, by endorsement, as additional insured as respects to: liability arising out of activities performed by or on behalf of the Sponsor in connection with this Contract/Agreement.

(F) The Sponsor’s insurance shall apply separately to each insured against whom claims are made and/or lawsuits are brought, except with respect to the limits of the insurer’s liability.

(G) To the extent of the Sponsor’s negligence, the Sponsor’s insurance coverage shall be primary insurance as respects the City, its elected/appointed officials, employees, and agents. Any insurance and/or self-insurance maintained by the City, its elected/appointed officials, employees, or agents shall not contribute with the Sponsor’s insurance or benefit the Sponsor in any way.

(H) Coverage shall not be suspended, voided, canceled, reduced in coverage or in limits except by the reduction of the applicable aggregate limit by claim paid, until after forty-five (45) days prior written notice has been given to BOPA and The Mayor and City. There will be an exception for non-payment of premium, which is ten (10) days notice of cancellation.

(I) Insurance is to be placed with insurers with a Best’s rating of no less than A:VII, or, if not rated with Best’s with minimum surpluses the equivalent of Best’s surplus size VII and must be licensed/approved to do business in the State of Maryland.

(J) The Sponsor shall furnish the BOPA, a “Certificate of Insurance” with a copy for the additional insured endorsement as verification that coverage is in force. The City reserves the right to require complete copies of insurance policies at any time.

(K) Failure to obtain insurance coverage as required or failure to furnish Certificate(s) of Insurance as required may render this Contract/Agreement null and void; provide however, that no act or omission of the City shall in any way limit, modify or affect the obligations of Sponsor under any provision of this Agreement.
Indemnification
Sponsor shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, its elected/appointed officials, employees, agents and volunteers from any and all claims, demands, suits and actions, including attorney’s fees and court costs connected therewith, brought against the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, its elected/appointed officials, employees, agents and volunteers, arising as a result of any direct or indirect, willful, negligent act of omission of Sponsor, its employees, agents or volunteers, except for activities caused by the sole negligent act of omission of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, its elected/appointed officials, employees, agents and volunteers arising out of this understanding/agreement. Subject to the application of the principles of contributory and comparative negligence, the BOPA hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor, its officers, agents and employees from any and all responsibility for any injury, damage, expense or loss sustained by any person or property directly caused by or arising directly from the sole negligence or willful misconduct of BOPA.

Force Majeure
Neither Sponsor nor BOPA shall be held liable or responsible if the failure to perform under the Agreement arises out of causes beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of Sponsor or BOPA. Such causes may include, but are not restricted to, acts of God or public enemies, unlawful acts, acts of the government in either its sovereign or contractual capacity, acts of any governmental entity, fires, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, strikes, freight embargoes, and unusually severe weather; but in every case the failure to perform must be beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of Sponsor or BOPA. Force Majeure specifically excludes both financial inability to perform and economic conditions.
Form must be submitted by close of business December 31, 2016. If you have questions, please email or call 410-752-8632.
Ends on December 31, 2016
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is excited to announce the return of MECU Neighborhood Event Grants for 2017! Each year, the program awards cash grants to Baltimore neighborhood associations and community-based non-profit organizations for the purpose of strengthening neighborhoods through special events. Thanks to the support of MECU, Baltimore's Credit Union, eligible groups can receive up to $1,000 to produce an event for the community and residents they serve, such as art workshops, back-to-school rallies, block parties, book drives, food drives, health fairs, farmers' markets, and neighborhood clean-ups. 

ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization and based in Baltimore City. Proposed events must be free, open to the public and take place in Baltimore City between April 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Required materials include a completed application, tax exemption documentation, financial statement, and project budget that cannot exceed $5,000.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

  1. The event must be free, open to the public, and take place in Baltimore City between April 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017.
  2. An organization can only apply to produce one event; however, the event can be a series (i.e. Friday Night Movie Series in the month of August).
  3. The requesting organization must have at least 4 members and a bank account in the organization's name.
  4. Applicants must be designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. If this is not the case, applicants can apply through a 501(c)(3) organization that is associated with the project.
  5. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and judged on criteria listed in this application. First time applicants are encouraged to apply. 
  6. Event budgets cannot exceed $5,000 dollars.
  7. All decisions are final; there is no appeal process. Applications are accepted in good faith.  Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore, Inc. (MECU), The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, and the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program shall be held harmless in the event of changes in the leadership or structure of organizations receiving grants. 
APPLICATIONS ARE JUDGED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
  1. Clarity: Are the project/event objectives clearly described? Is the budget and personnel adequate to accomplish event objectives? Did the organization use the budget template provided as an guideline of what items to include?
  2. Readiness: Is the project ready to proceed and can objectives be accomplished in a realistic and timeline manner?
  3. Value: Does the project benefit the community by engaging members? Can this event be duplicated in the future without significant financial assistance? 
  4. Community: How does your event help make Baltimore a more vibrant, safer, stronger, healthier city?
NOTIFICATION:
Grant recipients will receive an Acceptance Letter via email the week of February 13, 2017. The Letter of Agreement will be sent via DocuSign and due February 28, 2017. 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF GRANT RECIPIENTS:
  1. Accept no sponsor representing a financial business for the event (i.e. other credit unions, banks, etc.)
  2. Attend the mandatory workshop at which time checks will be distributed. If someone is not able to represent your organization, you will not be awarded your grant. Date will be announced to grant recipients upon acceptance.
  3. Send proof of deposit of the check seven business days after receipt.
  4. Credit all promotional material with the MECU and BOPA logos and/or the following text: "Special thanks to MECU, Baltimore's Credit Union and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts for helping to make this event possible."
  5. Display the MECU Neighborhood Event Grant Banner at your event.
  6. The Final Report Form must be submitted by December 31, 2017. This form requires: a) A brief account of expenses two weeks after the event; b) at least six JPEG formatted digital photographs documenting your event. One photo must include the MECU Neighborhood Event Banner. Original photos will not be accepted. 
APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Complete and submit the application by the extended deadline of December 31, 2016. For additional information, please contact Symone Audain, Special Events Coordinator at saudain@promotionandarts.org or (410) 752-8632. 

The MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program is supported by MECU: Baltimore's Credit Union and administered by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. Additional support is provided by the Baltimore City Department of Community Development. 
The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts (BOPA) is the Arts Council for the City of Baltimore.
Through the Creative Baltimore Fund, BOPA grants funds to qualified artists, and arts and cultural organizations based in Baltimore City. This final report is for Creative Baltimore's two grant programs: 


Mayor’s Individual Artist Award - Project Support (PS) -  provides support for arts or cultural programs that promote public access and encourage the breadth of arts and/or cultural programming in our community. 

General Operating Support (GOS) - provides core support for established arts or cultural organizations that benefit the public and are artistically or culturally vibrant.

Your completion of the final report below is important to us. The documentation and feedback that it provides is invaluable.The final installment of your grant award will be issued, after your complete final report has been received. Thank you.
Ends on January 17, 2017$ 30.00
$ 30.00

Download complete prospectus here.
Application deadline –Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is proud to announce the 12th 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 Special Exhibition Galleries of the Walters Art Museum (WAM). Additionally, an exhibition of the semifinalists’ work will be featured in a large exhibition during Artscape (July 21-23, 2017).

Jurors
Jurors will be announced in January 2017.

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 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 2017, 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 six to eight finalists for the exhibition and final review. Each finalist will meet with the WAM and BOPA curators to determine installation requirements. Finalists will work collaboratively with the WAM and BOPA 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 WAM and BOPA 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 Special Exhibition Galleries of the WAM. The exhibit design and artwork placement within these galleries is at the sole discretion of the WAM and BOPA curators and exhibition staff. On Saturday, July 15, 2017, 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.

Please contact Kim Domanski at 410-752-8632 or kdomanski@promotionandarts.org with questions regarding the submission of sound based works.

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.com.
  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 WAM will be insured by that organization while the artwork is on the premises of the WAM.
  11. Winners of the Sondheim Prize will be required to file a final report by June 30, 2018, 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 Walters Art Museum also will have the right to reproduce work relating to the 2017 Sondheim Prize.
  14. The decisions of the jurors are final. Jurors may change without notification.
  15. Finalists will be required to meet with WAM and BOPA curators to finalize their installation needs; these needs must meet the exhibition guidelines set forth by the WAM. If required by the installation of the artwork or its intended interaction with the public, the WAM may choose to issue waivers of liability to be signed by the artist. Otherwise, the WAM 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 WAM. Artists must be present on the WAM 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 WAM and BOPA curators and staff. Artists’ materials will be reviewed by the WAM’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 WAM and BOPA 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 Friday, June 16, 2017.
  19. Finalists may be required to make presentations at the WAM 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 WAM 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:Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Announcement of semifinalists: Late February 2017
Announcement of finalists: Mid-April 2017
Finalist studio visits with exhibition curators: April 24 through April 28, 2017
Finalist exhibition installation: June 5 through June 9, 2017
Finalist exhibition Press Preview: June 16, 2017
Finalist exhibition duration: June 17 through August 13, 2017
Finalist exhibition deinstallation: August 14 through August 18, 2017
Finalist interviews: July 15, 2017
Award announcement: July 15, 2017 at 7pm; Galleries open at 6pm
Semifinalist exhibition artwork drop-off: July 16, 2017 from 10am-2pm or July 17, 2017 from 9am-Noon
Semifinalist exhibition duration: July 21, 2017 through August 6, 2017
Semifinalist exhibition opening reception: July 20, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Semifinalist exhibition artwork pick-up: 5-7pm August 6, 2017 or 9am-Noon August 7, 2017
Artscape: July 21-23, 2017

For more information contact: Kim Domanski at 410-752-8632 or kdomanski@promotionandarts.org

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is pleased to present the Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize. This prize will award $1,000 to a Baltimore City student artist. The award recipient will also receive a stipend to produce a solo exhibition, with mentorship from BOPA staff.

The Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize is competitive program that seeks to recognize and encourage artistic talent in Baltimore City. Students must be high school students at the time of application submission. The Prize is in conjunction with the annual Artscape festival. The award recipient’s work will be exhibited during the Artscape weekend (July 21-23, 2017). Applications for the Fred Lazarus IV Prize are due April 30, 2017.

The 36th annual Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, returns July 21-23, 2017. The festival's theme for 2017 is...

Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore. 

Artscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 23 from 11am-9pm and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape After Hours returns on Friday and Saturday nights on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.

Fred Lazarus IV was instrumental in launching the city’s annual Artscape festival, now the largest free arts festival in the United States.  Anchored on MICA’s campus for more than 30 years and extending out for multiple city blocks, Artscape annually draws more than 350,000 visitors and has an economic impact on Maryland approaching $26 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 MICA for 35 years – overseeing its growth and engagement in the community.

 

WHO MAY APPLY

Applicants should be current high school students. The student may live in Baltimore City, but attend school outside the city limits; or, live outside city limits but attend a Baltimore City school. Homeschool and other non-traditional students are eligible to apply. 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

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

Note: Applications are only submitted electronically. Details about acceptable formats are listed below. 

 

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.

Applications for the Fred Lazarus IV Prize are due April 30, 2017. Note: Please do not email or fax portfolios. We cannot accept portfolios sent via email or fax.


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 Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting applications for the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. The Parade will take place on Monday, January 16, 2017. 

Key Dates:
Applications Live: October 7, 2016 
Application Extended Deadline: December 16, 2016
Notification of Application Status: Week of December 20, 2016
Event Date: Monday, January 16, 2017 

PLEASE NOTE: Submission of this application does not guarantee acceptance. Past participants are not guaranteed acceptance in the 2017 Parade. Late applications will not be accepted.

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For more information about the 2017 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
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is proud to present the 40th Annual Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar and is now accepting submissions for the 2017 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! 

Key Dates:
Applications Live: Friday, September 16, 2016
Applications Due: Saturday, December 31, 2016 (by Midnight)
Notification of Application Status: Friday, February 17, 2017
(Accepted Vendors) Contracts Due: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Opening Day of Market: April 23, 2017

*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.
  • If you are sharing a space with another vendor (2 people max. per space), an application from BOTH vendors is required.

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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

Ends on December 31, 2016

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is proud to present the 40th Annual Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar and is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Market season. 

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.

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 inportant programs. For more information, please contact the Maryland Farmers Market Association <info@marylandfma.org>.

Key Dates:
Applications Live: Friday, September 16, 2016

Applications Due: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Notification of Application Status: Week of January 30, 2017
(Accepted Vendors) Contracts Due: Friday, February 10, 2017
Opening Day of Market: April 23, 2017

*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 vendors must furnish BOPA with a Certificate of Insurance for General Liability($1,000,000/$2,000,000), and Automobile Insurance, 2 weeks before Artscape(specifics for special insurance needs will be listed on the contract if selected). 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 40th Annual Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar and is now accepting submissions for the 2017 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 portion containers are not allowed), products, and environmental impact. Prepackaged convenience foods are not permitted. NO RE-SELLING

Key Dates:
Applications Live: Friday, September 16, 2016

Applications Due: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Notification of Application Status: Week of February 1, 2017
(Accepted Vendors) Contracts Due: Friday, February 24, 2016
Opening Day of Market: April 23, 2017

*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


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Call to Artists & Neighborhood Organizations for High-Impact Community-Driven Public Art Projects in Baltimore
 
Application Deadline: 1/16/17

OVERVIEW
The Transformative Art Prize is an annual grant award program that supports Baltimore City neighborhoods in their efforts to enliven their underutilized public spaces through high-impact, community-driven public art projects. Qualified community-based organizations that partner with individual artists, artist teams and /or arts organizations may be granted project funding up to $30,000.

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Public art projects that are large in scale or in multiples including 2D visual art such as murals and 3D visual art such as sculptures
  • Performance art projects including music, dance, theatre and parades
  • New media art forms including projection mapping, lighting, and soundscapes
All projects must be free and open to the public and exist in outdoor, publicly accessible space.

The Transformative Art Prize encourages applications from all areas of Baltimore City. Thanks to a partnership with the Local Development Council for the South Baltimore Gateway Area, additional grant funds will be made available for project awards within the neighborhoods of: Barre Circle, Carroll Camden Industrial Area, Cherry Hill, Federal Hill, Lakeland, Mount Winans, Otterbein, Pigtown/Washington Village, Ridgely's Delight, Riverside, South Baltimore Neighborhood, Sharp-Leadenhall, Saint Paul, and Westport.

The 2017 Transformative Art Prize is made possible by the generous support of the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development, South Baltimore Casino Area Impact Grants and PNC Bank.

Prizes

Up to $30,000. Project funding requests do not have to total $30,000. Smaller requests are encouraged.

Grant Timeline
Applications open – November 1, 2016

South Baltimore Gateway Area Information Session - November 19, 2016 - 11am-1pm

School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230

General Information Session - December 7, 2016 - 6:30-7:30pm

Motorhouse, 120 W. North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201

Application deadline – January 16, 2017

Notifications – April 12, 2017

Project Completion Deadline – December 31, 2017

Applicant Eligibility
This grant program is open to Baltimore City neighborhood and community-based organizations that partner with artists, artist teams, designers, design teams, or arts organizations.

The lead applicant must be designated by the IRS as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. If this is not the case, applicants can apply through a 501(c)3 organization that agrees to act as the fiscal agent.

Employees of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are not eligible to apply.

Project Eligibility
All projects must be publicly visible and accessible at no cost to the public.

Proposals will be accepted for:

  • Lighting and Projection-based artworks
  • 2D artworks such as murals (must be semi-permanent or permanent)
  • 3D artworks such as sculptures (must be semi-permanent or permanent)
  • Performance Art

All projects must be completed by December 31, 2017 in order to receive funding.

Selection Criteria
Projects will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Artistic Merit
    • Project/performance must exhibit excellence in design and concept
    • Project/performance must thoughtfully respond to the space in which it exists
  • Visual Impact / Visibility
    • Project/performance must creatively redefine a public space by creating “destination” art that both draws people into the community and engages community residents
    • The project/performance must benefit the neighborhood by heightening the visibility of the community as a creative and vibrant place in which to live, work and/or do business
  • Appropriateness of Budget
    • Revenues and expenses must add up
    • Artists must be paid for their work
    • Necessary materials, equipment, fabrication, installation and coordination costs are realistically reflected within the budget
  • Community Involvement and Impact
    • A full range of community residents must be involved and actively engaged in the proposed project
    • Applicants not representing the official community organization must provide a letter of support from the official community organization
  • Project Feasibility
    • Appropriate oversight and management must be evident to ensure a well-organized project and a positive benefit to the community
    • Permission from the property owner must be attained to execute the project on the proposed site
    • The project plan and timeline must be realistic and on track for project completion by December 31, 2017

Review Process

Applications will be evaluated by an independent panel of jurors comprised of regional arts, culture and community development leaders. Once jury recommendations are made, projects undergo environmental review for final approval.

Responsibilities of Prize Recipients

Prize money is disbursed on reimbursable basis in increments over the duration of the project. Winners are responsible for retaining all receipts and adhering to their proposed budgets. Sales tax will not be reimbursed.

Prize winners must submit periodic reports on the progress of the project. 

Prize winners must organize a community celebration to note the completion of the project.

The project/performance must be completed by December 31, 2017.

Budget
Project budgets showing both revenue and expenses must be submitted as part of your application. Budgets should realistically reflect the costs of executing the project. Matching funds are not required for this grant, however, if the project budget exceeds the total award amount requested, the source of additional funding must be made clear in the proposed project budget. Eligible project expenses include but are not limited to: materials costs, artist fees, installation costs, equipment rentals, promotional materials, administrative costs (can include project coordinator). For a budget template, CLICK HERE.

An organizational operating budget for the most recently completed fiscal year must be submitted for the lead applicant organization.

Technical Support
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) will host grant informational sessions to provide technical assistance to interested applicants. BOPA can also offer assistance in developing project ideas, as well as connecting artists with organizations that might be appropriate for your proposed project.

South Baltimore Gateway Area Information Session 
November 19, 2016 - 11am-1pm

School 33 Art Center
1427 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230

General Information Session
December 7, 2016 - 6:30-7:30pm

Motorhouse
120 W. North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201

If you are unable to attend an information session and would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your project in detail, CLICK HERE to request a consultation.

Contact

The Transformative Art Prize is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.
For more information on this program or for technical assistance, contact:
Maggie Villegas | 410.752.8632 |
mvillegas@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.

ARTSCAPE 2017: Kidscape - Request for Proposal

The 36th annual Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, returns July 21-23, 2017. The festival's theme for 2017 is...

Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore. 

Artscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 23 from 11am-9pm and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape After Hours returns on Friday and Saturday nights on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.

Kidscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm daily.


Let's experience the adventure of a lifetime at Kidscape, Artscape's youth component. Kidscape is now accepting proposals from organizations and entertainers with their fun craft ideas, demonstrations, dance, music or performances. Proposals that both literally or conceptually include the theme of camp/camping are encouraged. 


NEW FOR 2017! Kidscape will be located in Pearlstone Park, the green space between Cathedral and Preston streets. In addition, there is potential for one of the festival's anchor projects (large-scale art installation; visual and/or performing arts) to be located within 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 Arts, Cultural and Non-Profit Organizations: If you would like to apply to participate in Kidscape, vs. the general Organizations application, please feel free to do so. We encourage organizations with an arts & crafts type project to apply and participate in Kidscape (80% craft, 20% promoting organization).


The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 31, 2017. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend an Artscape Information Sessions:

  1. Thursday, December 15th; 5:30pm at Motor House (120 W. North Avenue)
  2. Thursday, January 12th; 5:30pm at Impact Hub (10 E. North Avenue)
  3. Wednesday, February 1st; 5:30pm at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (3134 Eastern Avenue)

Our Information Sessions are designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival’s theme, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

All sessions begin at 5:30pm and are one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to rsvp@promotionandarts.org and indicate session 1, 2 or 3. For more information, email artscape@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


PARTICIPATION IDEAS:

  • Camp  (i.e. Space Camp, Band Camp, Art Camp, etc)
  • Storytelling
  • Badges 
  • Forts & Cabins
  • Moon & Stars 
  • Nature
  • Demonstrations (on a stage)


ESTIMATED TIMELINE
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2017

Accepted Participants Notified: by Friday, April 28, 2017

Artscape: July 21-23, 2017


QUESTIONS/CONTACT INFORMATION
Should you have any questions, please contact Symone Audain, Special Events Coordinator (443-263-4314 or saudain@promotionandarts.org).


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.


ARTSCAPE 2017: In the Neighborhood Application

The 36th annual Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, returns July 21-23, 2017. The festival's theme for 2017 is...

Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore. 

Artscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 from 11am-9pm, and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape After Hours returns Friday and Saturday nights, on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.


Artscape is now accepting applications from businesses and organizations in the Bolton Hill, Midtown and Station North Arts and Entertainment district who are offering a unique experience for festival-goers. 

Business Participation Ideas:

  • Art Exhibitions
  • Coupons/Discounts on Services/Goods
  • Food and/or Beverage Specials
  • Performances
  • Specialty Menus

Please Note: Participants should be self-contained; the festival will not provide any production elements.


The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 19, 2017.

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.

You will be notified if your application has been approved and accepted no later than Friday, May 26, 2017.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend an Artscape Information Sessions:

  1. Thursday, December 15th; 5:30pm at Motor House (120 W. North Avenue)
  2. Thursday, January 12th; 5:30pm at Impact Hub (10 E. North Avenue)
  3. Wednesday, February 1st; 5:30pm at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (3134 Eastern Avenue)

Our Information Sessions are designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival’s theme, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

All sessions begin at 5:30pm and are one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to rsvp@promotionandarts.org and indicate session 1, 2 or 3. For more information, email artscape@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.



Questions/Contact Information:
Should you have any questions, or need to brainstorm ideas of how you can get involved, please contact Tess Cooper, Festivals Coordinator (tcooper@promotionandarts.org).


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

ARTSCAPE 2017: Art Cars (Campers, Caravans and RVs) - Call for Entries

The 36th annual Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, returns July 21-23, 2017. The festival's theme for 2017 is...

Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore. 

Artscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 23 from 11am-9pm and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape After Hours returns on Friday and Saturday nights on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.

 

Artscape invites art car artists and all artists to be part of the annual Art Car Show and Art Car Parade in Baltimore. Artscape will be offering commissions for the creation of new cars, bikes and other wheeled vehicles.  Limited travel stipends for out of the area cars will also be considered.

In keeping with Artscape’s 2017 theme around camp, art cars, bikes and other wheeled vehicles with a camp/camping theme are strongly encouraged; campers, caravans, RVs, small trailers, or any vehicle designed to (theoretically) explore the great outdoors. Priority for inclusion in this year's show will be given to vehicles that are relevant to the theme of camp. These vehicles would be on display for the duration of the festival and also take part in a parade within the festival footprint on Saturday, July 22 in the late morning/early afternoon.


The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, March 31, 2017.

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend an Artscape Information Sessions:

  1. Thursday, December 15th; 5:30pm at Motor House (120 W. North Avenue)
  2. Thursday, January 12th; 5:30pm at Impact Hub (10 E. North Avenue)
  3. Wednesday, February 1st; 5:30pm at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (3134 Eastern Avenue)

Our Information Sessions are designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival’s theme, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

All sessions begin at 5:30pm and are one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to rsvp@promotionandarts.org and indicate session 1, 2 or 3. For more information, email artscape@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


Guidelines for Vehicles and Travel Stipends

  1. This exhibition is open to artists working anywhere.
  2. Honoraria of up to $500 will be awarded for the modification of cars. Honoraria of up to $200 will be awarded to creation or modification of bikes and other wheeled vehicles. Final honoraria awards will be decided by the curator. It is also possible that a non-running car can be made available for modification.
  3. Travel stipends will be determined by the distance that the car is from the show.  Stipends will be limited and will not be offered to all applicants.
  4. If you are interested in participating or are planning to make an art car, you must fill out the online application form at https://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/50248
  5. Vehicles will be selected based on their relevancy to the overall theme for Artscape.

 

For more information contact Lou Joseph at 443-263-4339 or ljoseph@promotionandarts.org.


Artscape's Art Cars are 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.

ARTSCAPE 2017: Gamescape - Call for Designers and Developers

The 36th annual Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, returns July 21-23, 2017. The festival's theme for 2017 is...

Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore. 

Artscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 23 from 11am-9pm and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape After Hours returns on Friday and Saturday nights on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.


Gamescape, a visual arts exhibition showcasing video games, is currently open for submissions. With the return of video games to Artscape in Baltimore City, we aim to have developers & designers showcase and promote games that they have created.

This exhibition will include classic arcade machines, video game demos, and panels on game development and design, and a costume component. Gamescape is open Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 from 11am-9pm, and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm.  

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 Ben Walsh.

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.


The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 31, 2017. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend an Artscape Information Sessions:

  1. Thursday, December 15th; 5:30pm at Motor House (120 W. North Avenue)
  2. Thursday, January 12th; 5:30pm at Impact Hub (10 E. North Avenue)
  3. Wednesday, February 1st; 5:30pm at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (3134 Eastern Avenue)

Our Information Sessions are designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival’s theme, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

All sessions begin at 5:30pm and are one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to rsvp@promotionandarts.org and indicate session 1, 2 or 3. For more information, email artscape@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


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.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

·         Complete application: interested individuals must fill in all parts of the form that follows this Call to Game Developers and Designers. 

·         Interest Statement: briefly describe your experience, approach, and design concept for this project.

·         Working Game Demo/Images: Developer 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.

·         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.  

 

ESTIMATED TIMELINE

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2017

Developer/Designer Acceptance Notification: May 1, 2016

Installation: Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21 (must be completely installed by 11am Friday, July 21)

Artscape: July 21-23, 2017


FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT: 

Lou Joseph
Visual Arts Specialist, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
Phone: (443) 263-4339 | Email: Ljoseph@PROMOTIONandARTs.org


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

$ 60.00

ARTSCAPE 2017: Organization/Exhibitor Application

The 36th annual Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, returns July 21-23, 2017. The festival's theme for 2017 is...

Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore. 

Artscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 23 from 11am-9pm and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape After Hours returns on Friday and Saturday nights on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.


Artscape is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations for the 2017 festival. This year’s theme is camp, and applications integrating the arts with camp/camping, nature and the great outdoors are highly preferred. If your organization has a program that highlights camp/camping, exploring the intersections between adventure and the arts, we want to spotlight you at this year’s festival.

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

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 featured at Artscape 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.

In order to be considered for an Organization space at Artscape, you must be a non-profit and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Arts/Camping/Nature related regionally-based cultural institution
  • Arts/Camping/Nature related cultural resource
  • Arts/Camping/Nature related educational institution


The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 31, 2017.

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend an Artscape Information Sessions:

  1. Thursday, December 15th; 5:30pm at Motor House (120 W. North Avenue)
  2. Thursday, January 12th; 5:30pm at Impact Hub (10 E. North Avenue)
  3. Wednesday, February 1st; 5:30pm at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (3134 Eastern Avenue)

Our Information Sessions are designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival’s theme, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

All sessions begin at 5:30pm and are one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to rsvp@promotionandarts.org and indicate session 1, 2 or 3. For more information, email artscape@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


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 three day
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 exhibitors. We appreciate your understanding.


Artscape's Organization/Exhibitor component  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.

ARTSCAPE 2017:  Performing Arts Application

The 36th annual Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, returns July 21-23, 2017. The festival's theme for 2017 is...

Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore. 

Artscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 23 from 11am-9pm and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape After Hours returns on Friday and Saturday nights on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.


We are looking for creative performances in theater, dance, classical music, folk music, jazz, operatic and world music and are combining the calls for entry for these art forms, as well as pop-up and street theater performances. We are accepting applications for full productions, one-act plays, improv, workshops, music and dance performances. Please Note: these performances do not include music/concert performances on the festival’s three outdoor music stages. Theatre Project will serve as the venue for theatre and local dance.  Falvey Hall in the Brown Center at MICA will host music (jazz, opera, classical and world music) performances. The Corpus Christi Church is reserved for classical/folk music performances. Street Theatre performances will take place outdoors in front of the Main MICA building on Mt. Royal Avenue. Pop-up performances are short performances occurring throughout the Artscape site during the weekend. All performances are FREE and open to the public.

Keep this year’s theme of camp in mind as you are planning your Artscape proposal. Special attention will be given to proposals that incorporate Artscape's theme of camp/camping, either literally or conceptually. 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.


The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 31, 2017.

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.

Artscape notifications will be made by Friday, April 28, 2017.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend an Artscape Information Sessions:

  1. Thursday, December 15th; 5:30pm at Motor House (120 W. North Avenue)
  2. Thursday, January 12th; 5:30pm at Impact Hub (10 E. North Avenue)
  3. Wednesday, February 1st; 5:30pm at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (3134 Eastern Avenue)

Our Information Sessions are designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival’s theme, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

All sessions begin at 5:30pm and are one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to rsvp@promotionandarts.org and indicate session 1, 2 or 3. For more information, email artscape@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


Artscape's Performing Arts 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.

ARTSCAPE 2017: Artist-Run Art Fair Application

The 36th annual Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, returns July 21-23, 2017. The festival's theme for 2017 is...

Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore. 

Artscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 23 from 11am-9pm and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape After Hours returns on Friday and Saturday nights on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.


For the fourth year in a row Artscape invites 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 heart of the Station North Art and Entertainment District, has received numerous acknowledgements in the press for the galleries and artists represented, and is seen by approximately 40,000 visitors throughout the Artscape weekend.


The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 31, 2017. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend an Artscape Information Sessions:

  1. Thursday, December 15th; 5:30pm at Motor House (120 W. North Avenue)
  2. Thursday, January 12th; 5:30pm at Impact Hub (10 E. North Avenue)
  3. Wednesday, February 1st; 5:30pm at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (3134 Eastern Avenue)

Our Information Sessions are designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival’s theme, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

All sessions begin at 5:30pm and are one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to rsvp@promotionandarts.org and indicate session 1, 2 or 3. For more information, email artscape@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.

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 administerd 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 it’s own lighting. It is recommended to bringing extra extension cords and hardware for lighting.
-Participating Galleries should 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. 

In addition participation also includes: 

-Overnight Artscape security (beyond the security patrol, the Alternative Gallery 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 desinstallation 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 20 and be completed by 11am on Friday, July 21 (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 Fair will be asked to reserve their space with an $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 exhibitors.

If you have any questions about the Baltimore Artist-Run Art Fair program or application, please contact Ryan Patterson at 443-263-4338.


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.

ARTSCAPE 2017: Anchor Project - Request for Proposal

The 36th annual Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, returns July 21-23, 2017. The festival's theme for 2017 is...

Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore. 

Artscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 23 from 11am-9pm and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape After Hours returns on Friday and Saturday nights on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.


Artscape is seeking approximately four large-scale outdoor performance and/or interactive artwork anchors for this year’s festival. Artists and artist collaborative groups working in both the visual and performing arts are encouraged to apply. The festival’s theme of camp/camping should be considered broadly, and creatively incorporated into proposed projects. Proposals that both literally and/or conceptually include the theme of camp are encouraged.  

Proposed projects should actively engage the audience and provide a unique and memorable experience for festival-goers. Works should be site/location specific, visually compelling through design, color and scale, and be interactive wherever possible. In keeping with the spirit of the festival, all works and performances must be free and open to the public the entire Artscape weekend. Some site locations fall into the footprint of Artscape After Hours, which extends the festival from 9-11pm along Charles Street on Friday and Saturday nights. The projects within this footprint must provide programming during this time period. This may be accomplished by rotating team members, developing a “schedule” of when the project will be active, or providing an alternative and lighter program from 9-11pm. Artscape volunteers may also be available to help manage a project. Proposals for projects in the Charles Street locations should incorporate unique lighting or illumination for display during Artscape After Hours.  

Onsite installation schedules for proposed projects vary depending upon location, and should be considered and constructed accordingly. Proposed projects should also be designed with considerations for safety, for the needs of an outdoor environment, and factoring in heavy use by large crowds attending Artscape. These projects are temporary in nature and BOPA will not be able to underwrite repairs, restoration, etc. after their use at Artscape.

A complete budget should be included with your application. Budgets for these large-scale projects are typically $10,000 to $25,000; however, Artscape may be able to supplement budgets by providing some logistical necessities (generators, tents, volunteer assistance, signage, seating, etc.).

Click here to download the budget template: http://artscape.org/artscape/uploads/File/Artscape_2017_Budget_Template.pdf.

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


The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 24, 2017. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend an Artscape Information Sessions:

  1. Thursday, December 15th; 5:30pm at Motor House (120 W. North Avenue)
  2. Thursday, January 12th; 5:30pm at Impact Hub (10 E. North Avenue)
  3. Wednesday, February 1st; 5:30pm at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (3134 Eastern Avenue)

Our Information Sessions are designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival’s theme, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

All sessions begin at 5:30pm and are one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to rsvp@promotionandarts.org and indicate session 1, 2 or 3. For more information, email artscape@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


LOCATIONS

Click here for location maps/images: http://artscape.org/artscape/uploads/File/Artscape_2017_Anchor_Project_Locations.pdf.


1) Mt. Royal Avenue median, between Dolphin and Lanvale streets:

  • The Mt. Royal Avenue median is not an Artscape After Hours location.

  • Due to the nature of this location, installation may begin as early as Wednesday, July 5, 2017. De-installation must occur by 5pm on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.


2) Pearlstone Park (large grass park area, at the intersection of W. Preston and Cathedral streets)

  • Pearlstone Park is not an Artscape After Hours location.

  • Due to the nature of this location, installation may begin as early as Wednesday, July 5, 2017. De-installation must occur by 5pm on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

  • New for 2017! Pearlstone Park is the location of Kidscape, Artscape’s youth component (arts/crafts, organizations/exhibitors, performances, family-friendly entertainment). There will be tents, performance areas, etc. located in the park. Projects for this location should complement Kidscape as a secondary feature of Pearlstone Park.


3) Charles and Preston streets:

  • The Charles & Preston location is an Artscape After Hours location (special programing including lighting is strongly encouraged from 9-11pm).

  • Due to the nature of this location, installation on-site begins on Thursday, July 20, 2017, after 10am. De-installation of artwork must be completed before artist(s) leave on Sunday, July 23, 2017 (Charles Street reopens at 6am on Monday, July 24, 2017).


4) Station North Lot (this is the open-air parking lot on the west side of Charles Street, between Lanvale and Lafayette streets):
  • The Station North Lot location is an Artscape After Hours location (special programing including lighting is strongly encouraged from 9-11pm).

  • Due to the nature of this location, installation on site may begin on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 5pm.  De-installation of artwork must be completed before artist(s) leave on Sunday, July 23, 2017.


GUIDELINES

  1. There are no geographic restrictions for application. However, travel and accommodation costs should be factored into budget.

  2. Honoraria in the range of approximately $10,000 to $25,000 are provided to each selected artist or collaborative group. Once the final budget is approved by BOPA, no additional funds will be allocated to artists for “overruns” including but not limited to supplies, staffing, logistics and fabrication. As previously stated, Artscape expects full and accurate budgets to be submitted with proposals, taking into consideration projects are outdoor, temporary public artwork(s).

  3. Projects are expected to design work that is active during all of the operating hours of the festival:

    1. Friday, July 21 from 11am-11pm (9pm for the projects on the Mt. Royal Avenue median and in Pearlstone Park)

    2. Saturday, July 22 from 11am-11pm (9pm for the projects on the Mt. Royal Avenue median and in Pearlstone Park)

    3. Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm

  4. Projects are required to be site/location specific; please indicate which location your project is for. Applications without an indicated location will not be considered.

  5. Artist installations must be installed by artists who will also be responsible for monitoring of their work and space. Onsite installation and de-installation must occur according to the times listed above under Locations. Artists must check-out with Artscape staff immediately after de-installation is complete to ensure that the works have been properly dismantled and removed from the site.

  6. Artists onsite during the weekend will be credentialed to receive light hospitality (bottled water, snacks, etc.) and each installation will receive up to three passes to park in The Fitzgerald garage throughout the weekend.

  7. BOPA reserves the right to reproduce images of selected artwork for printed or internet publicity, catalogue, map or marketing purposes.

  8. By submitting an application, you agree to and accept application requirements and guidelines.

  9. Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


ESTIMATED TIMELINE

Application deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017

Artist Notification: By Friday, March 10, 2017

Artwork Installation: Depends upon location, see Locations above

Artwork De-installation: Depends upon location, see Locations above

Artscape: July 21-23, 2017


Questions? Contact Susan Fortkiewicz, Artscape Festival Manager (443-263-4347 or sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org)


Anchor Projects (Large-Scale Outdoor Performance Artwork Anchors) are 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.

ARTSCAPE 2017: Charles Street Trail - Request for Proposal

The 36th annual Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, returns July 21-23, 2017. The festival's theme for 2017 is...

Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore. 

Artscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 23 from 11am-9pm and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape After Hours returns on Friday and Saturday nights on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.


We are bringing the great outdoors to Artscape! Come explore "Charles Street Trail", a collection of sculptures, pop-up kiosks, photo-ops, mini-stages and participatory art installations - all free and open to the public during Artscape. The artworks chosen for this exhibition will be arranged along the Charles Street Bridge corridor in a manner reminiscent of a park trail, and proposals including a trailhead, artworks identified with trail markers and a trail map are strongly encouraged. 

Approximately a dozen artworks will be featured in this exhibition, creating one overall cohesive installation - the Charles Street Trail - while each individual artist(s) will have their artwork represented. We encourage artists and creators from all backgrounds to submit proposals for constructed and performed artworks, supporting Artscape's camp theme. Artscape will provide commissions ranging from $1,000-$3,000 for proposals to make stand-alone sculptures and installations, participatory and interactive attractions, and performances throughout the weekend. Please keep in mind, Artscape will be funding projects throughout this budget range (Artscape will not be able to fund all projects at the high end of this budget range). 

We aim to curate a dynamic installation that provides festival-goers with a memorable experience, taking inspiration from: hiking, urban hiking, paths, trails, isthmus', junctions, trekking poles/walking sticks, backcountry, bigfoot/sasquatch, cabins/log cabins, lodges, tents, canoes, kayaks, white-water rafting, flashlights, canteens, Backpacks/Knapsacks, flagpoles, "Camp Crystal Lake", "Sleepaway Camp", "Meatballs", wilderness guide, the great outdoors, trail mix, trail markers, campsites, compasses, scenery, nature, forestry, evergreen, cairns, terrain, greenery, plants, insects, woodland creatures, wildlife, plaid/flannel, lanterns, moon, stars, mountain, waterfall, woods, scenic byways, girl scouts, boy scouts, bears, campfire songs, smores, lakes, etc.

Works should be visually compelling through design, color and scale, and be interactive wherever possible. In keeping with the spirit of Artscape, all works and performances must be accessible, free and open to the public the entire festival weekend. Projects on the Charles Street Bridge are a part of Artscape After Hours, where the festival is extended from 9-11pm on Friday and Saturday nights (Charles Street from Preston Street to North Avenue), and projects should provide programming and special lighting during this time period. Artscape After Hours has developed into an incredibly popular and festive feature of Artscape. Staffing of your project may be accomplished by rotating team members, developing a "schedule" of when the project will be active, or providing an alternative and lighter program from 9-11pm. Artscape volunteers may also be possibly available to help manage a project.

On-site installation schedules are listed below, and should be considered accordingly with works constructed off-site. Proposed projects should also be designed with considerations for safety, for the needs of an outdoor environment, and factoring in heavy use by large crowds attending Artscape. These projects are temporary in nature and BOPA will not be able to underwrite repairs, restoration, etc. after their use at Artscape.

A complete budget should be included with your application. Budgets for these projects are typically $1,000-$3,000; however Artscape may be able to supplement budgets by providing some logistical necessities (generators, tents, volunteer assistance, signage, seating, etc.). Artscape expects full and accurate budgets to be submitted with proposals, taking into consideration projects are outdoor, temporary public artwork(s).

Click here to download the budget template: http://artscape.org/artscape/uploads/File/Artscape_2017_Budget_Template.pdf.

Curator: Ashley Molese 

Ashley Molese is a curator and festival organizer for the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. Previously, she has worked in a variety of arts organizations, including Arts Access Victoria, Arts Victoria, The Overload Poetry Festival, The Melbourne Writers Festival and the Creative Alliance. Ashley received her Masters of Arts in Arts Management from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Following, she received her Masters of Fine Arts in Curatorial Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014.


Submissions will be reviewed and accepted/declined by curator and festival management.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 24, 2017.

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend an Artscape Information Sessions:

  1. Thursday, December 15th; 5:30pm at Motor House (120 W. North Avenue)
  2. Thursday, January 12th; 5:30pm at Impact Hub (10 E. North Avenue)
  3. Wednesday, February 1st; 5:30pm at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (3134 Eastern Avenue)

Our Information Sessions are designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival’s theme, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

All sessions begin at 5:30pm and are one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to rsvp@promotionandarts.org and indicate session 1, 2 or 3. For more information, email artscape@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


LOCATION

Click here for location maps/images: http://artscape.org/artscape/uploads/File/Artscape_2017_Charles_Street_Trail_Location.pdf.

Charles Street Bridge (between the I-83 ramp and Lanvale Street)

  • The Charles Street Bridge location is an Artscape After Hours location (special programming including lighting is strongly encouraged from 9-11pm on Friday and Saturday nights).
  • Due to the nature of this location, installation on-site may begin on Thursday, July 20, 2017 after 10am. De-installation of artwork must be completed before the artist(s) leave on Sunday, July 23, 2017 (Charles Street re-opens at 6am on Monday, July 24).


GUIDELINES

  1. There are no geographic restrictions for application. However, travel and accommodation costs should be factored into budget.

  2. Honoraria in the range of approximately $1,000-$3,000 are provided to each selected artist or collaborative group. Once the final budget is approved by BOPA, no additional funds will be allocated to artists for “overruns” including but not limited to supplies, staffing, logistics and fabrication. As previously stated, Artscape expects full and accurate budgets to be submitted with proposals, taking into consideration projects are outdoor, temporary public artwork(s).

  3. Projects are expected to design work that is active during all of the operating hours of the festival:

    • Friday, July 21 from 11am-11pm
    • Saturday, July 22 from 11am-11pm
    • Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm
  4. Projects are required to be site/location specific for the Charles Street Bridge corridor. 

  5. Artist installations must be installed by artists who will also be responsible for monitoring of their work and space. Onsite installation and de-installation must occur according to the times listed above under Location. Artists must check-out with Artscape staff immediately after de-installation is complete to ensure that the works have been properly dismantled and removed from the site.

  6. Artists onsite during the weekend will be credentialed to receive light hospitality (bottled water, snacks, etc.) and each installation will receive up to three passes to park in The Fitzgerald garage throughout the weekend (subject to change; based on availability).

  7. BOPA reserves the right to reproduce images of selected artwork for printed or internet publicity, catalogue, map or marketing purposes.

  8. By submitting an application, you agree to and accept application requirements and guidelines.

  9. Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


ESTIMATED TIMELINE

Application deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017

Artist Notification: By Friday, March 10, 2017

Artwork Installation: Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10am

Artwork De-installation: After 8pm on Sunday, July 23, 2017 (must be completely de-installed - and all elements removed - before the artist(s) leaves; Charles Street reopens at 6am on Monday, July 24, 2017

Artscape: July 21-23, 2017


Questions? Contact Ashley Molese (410-752-8632 or amolese@promotionandarts.org)


Charles Street Trail 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.


$ 20.00

ARTSCAPE 2017: LOL@Artscape Comedy Club Application

The 36th annual Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, returns July 21-23, 2017. The festival's theme for 2017 is...

Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore. 

Artscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 23 from 11am-9pm and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape After Hours returns on Friday and Saturday nights on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.


Artscape is now accepting applications for comedic performance at LOL@Artscape, the festival's Comedy Club. LOL@Artscape takes place during Artscape After Hours; Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 from 9-11pm. Performances are at an indoor location within the Artscape After Hours footprint (Charles Street from Preston Street to North Avenue).


If accepted, the applicant will be contacted by the committee and notified of performance night and time slot, by April 28th A small honorarium will be paid to the selected performers, the night of the event. 


The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 31, 2017. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend an Artscape Information Sessions:

  1. Thursday, December 15th; 5:30pm at Motor House (120 W. North Avenue)
  2. Thursday, January 12th; 5:30pm at Impact Hub (10 E. North Avenue)
  3. Wednesday, February 1st; 5:30pm at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (3134 Eastern Avenue)

Our Information Sessions are designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival’s theme, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

All sessions begin at 5:30pm and are one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to rsvp@promotionandarts.org and indicate session 1, 2 or 3. For more information, email artscape@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


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


Questions: Contact Summer Cullen (443-263-4308 or scullen@promotionandarts.org).


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.

ARTSCAPE 2017: Food Vendor Application

The 36th annual Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, returns July 21-23, 2017. The festival's theme for 2017 is...

Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore. 

Artscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 from 11am-9pm and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape After Hours returns on Friday and Saturday nights on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.


FOOD VENDOR PRICING:
* Grilling Vendors using charcoal/gas grills and/or deep fryers: $3,200 per 10'x10' space
* Cooking Vendors preparing food on-site with griddles or re-heating: $2,400.00 per 10'x10' space
* Pre-made offerings like sandwiches and salads: $2,000.00 per 10'x10' space
* Packaged/Novelty Food Vendors, such as Cookies, Nuts, Desserts (No Cooking or Electrical): $1,000.00 per 10'x10' space
* Food Trucks: $2000.00
* No beer, wine or alcohol vendors permitted. Beverage sales at Artscape are conducted exclusively through the festival producer, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.


The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 10, 2017. 
Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance. You will be notified by the selection committee if your application has been approved, no later than April 28, 2017. By submitting an application, you are agreeing to all Artscape 2017 Terms And Conditions.

Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend an Artscape Information Sessions:

  1. Thursday, December 15th; 5:30pm at Motor House (120 W. North Avenue)
  2. Thursday, January 12th; 5:30pm at Impact Hub (10 E. North Avenue)
  3. Wednesday, February 1st; 5:30pm at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (3134 Eastern Avenue)

Our Information Sessions are designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival’s theme, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

All sessions begin at 5:30pm and are one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to rsvp@promotionandarts.org and indicate session 1, 2 or 3. For more information, email artscape@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


APPROVED VENDOR RULES and some DETAILS:
* Vendors may load in and out at approved hours only.

* Vendors must be open for business during all regular hours of Artscape.

* Space fee, plus a separate refundable clean-up deposit of $250.00, is due upon acceptance.

* Vendors may not share, re-sell, or sublet their space.

* Vendors may only sell approved beverages.

* Vendors may only use the 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 1, 2017. 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.

* 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.

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

* Artscape takes place rain or shine.


ESTIMATED TIMELINE
Application Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017
Notification of Application Status: Week of April 17, 2017
(Accepted Vendors) Signed Contracts Due: Friday, April 28, 2017
Payment Due: Friday April 28, 2017
Insurance Certificate Due: July 1, 2017


CONTACT

For more information about the Artscape Food and Beverage program, please contact:
Sandy Lawler,  Food and Beverage Manager
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
443.263.4316     slawler@promotionandarts.org


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.