Ends on August 5, 2017$85.00 - 85.00
$85.00 - 85.00

Teens Sketchbook & Portfolio Development


This four-week course will focus on the development of a sketchbook as a vital part of the artistic process. Students will maintain a sketchbook for practicing observational drawing, experimenting with new media, new techniques, and developing unique ideas. From personal introspection, music, world events, and nature, there is no limit to what we might explore on our pages. We will look at examples of artist’s sketchbooks, and offer inspiration to one another, as we form a safe and energetic community of peers. Students will also learn the basics of developing a strong art portfolio that best showcases their skills. The teacher will meet individually with each student during the course to discuss portfolio development and provide encouragement. Taught by Lauren White.
 
Session One:
Dates: July 1, 8, 15, 22

Session Two:
Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26


Time: Saturdays, 11am-1pm
Registration: $85 per student
Who: Students ages 14-17
Where: School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street
 
 
For more information or to register by phone, contact Flannery Winchester, School 33 Art Center, (443) 263-4351 // fwinchester@promotionandarts.org

The Baltimore Book Festival 2017 is now accepting applications for Single-Day Tablers.

22nd Annual Baltimore Book Festival

September 22-24, 2017

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 7pm

www.BaltimoreBookFestival.org Twitter: #BmoreBookfest IG: @BmoreBookFest

About the Festival: The festival takes place at Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor, home to an array of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, steps from the water.

Produced by the Baltimore Office Promotion & The Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving as Baltimore City's arts council, events center, and film office.

100% free and open to the public, the Baltimore Book Festival is the premier celebration of literary arts in the mid-Atlantic region and draws more than 100,000 visitors. The Baltimore Book Festival does not collect any commission on exhibitor sales.

 What is a Tabler?:

Designed for those who wish to be part of the festival, but cannot staff a tent for three full days, or fill a tent with merchandise, Tablers participate for one full day of the festival, from 11am - 7pm. Set up time will be 9am on the day of participation, breakdown will begin at 7pm. You will have one 6 foot table, in a single line of other Tablers, all housed within a larger tent. Tablers will be located directly on the promenade, at an assigned table.

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 If you are interested in participating for all three days of the festival, please complete a Literary Exhibitor application at www.BaltimoreBookFestival.org

 What's Included:

New for 2017: There is NO application fee!

                               Note: Tabler spaces for Friday, September 22nd are available at the discounted rate of $150

Single-Day Tabler Package: 

***Applications submitted after June 2nd will incur a $50 late registration fee. All applications are reviewed and accepted/declined on a rolling basis. The application will be removed from the website when spaces are sold out.

***SATURDAY IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT***

• $175 per 6' table space within a larger tent, for one day of the event

• Festival-provided 6-foot table with (1) chair. NO additional tables or chairs are available from the  festival.

•Access to an electrical outlet

• Basic identifying sign

•Listing in the event program

•Listing on the festival website

• Inclusion in festival Press Kit

•A comprehensive Tabler guide (emailed pre-festival)

• The Festival does NOT provide parking. We will email a list of area garages, to selected Tablers. You can reserve parking in advance at www.baltimoreparking.com.

 Who can apply:

•Author/Bookseller/Publisher

• Zines / Small Press

��Educational Institution promoting literary arts

• Sellers of literary/book-themed products such as journals, pens, jewelry, clothing, stationary, e-readers, etc.

• Those promoting a literary-oriented event or resource

• An attraction with a literary connection (or related book)

•Non-Profit or Cultural Organization: if your organization is not literary in nature, you must propose a STRONG book-themed element as part of your display

PLEASE NOTE: Media and Commercial space is reserved for corporate sponsors/Media outlets. Through their generosity, we are able to keep the Baltimore Book Festival free and open to the public. What constitutes "commercial space" or "Media Space" is ultimately at the discretion of BOPA. If you are interested in becoming a festival sponsor, please contact Bob Sicard at bsicard@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632.

 How the Process Works:

1. Complete application

3. BOPA will review applications on a rolling basis.

4. If accepted, BOPA will email you an invoice for the cost of your space. Payment is due within 2 weeks of receipt. Payment information will be included in your invoice. BOPA accepts credit card and check payments. 

5. Payment not received in full by June 30th, or will be charged a $50 late fee.

 Tabler Rules:

•Tablers must keep their space open and staffed, all hours of their participation day.

•80% of materials displayed, sold and distributed must be related to the literary arts.

•Tablers may not re-sell, share with an unaccepted exhibitor or sublet any portion of their space. Violations will result in expulsion from the festival, with no refund.

•Once you have paid your space fee, refunds are not issued for any reason.

•By submitting an application, you agree to and accept all festival TERMS and CONDITIONS (click to read and print for your records).

Have a Question? Contact BOPA at 410-752-8632

 

Baltimore Book Festival 2017 - Exhibitors Application

The 22nd Annual Baltimore Book Festival

September 22-24, 2017

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 7pm

www.BaltimoreBookFestival.org  Twitter: #BmoreBookfest IG: @BmoreBookFest 

About the Festival: The festival takes place at Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor, home to an array of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, along the waterfront.

The Baltimore Book Festival is produced by the Baltimore Office Promotion & The Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving as Baltimore City's arts council, events center, and film office.

100% free and open to the public, the Baltimore Book Festival, a literary feast with gourmet eats, draws more than 100,000 visitors, over the three festival days. The Baltimore Book Festival does not collect any commission on exhibitor sales.

 What's Included: New for 2017, there is NO application fee!

Exhibitor Package: 

** Applications submitted after June 2, 2017 will incur a $100 late registration fee, per 10x10 space. 

Applications are reviewed and invoiced on a rolling basis.

• $600 per 10'x10' space

• Festival-provided tent

•Access to an electrical outlet

• Exhibitor sign

• (1) 6' table & (2) chairs – NO additional tables and chairs are available from the festival.

•Overnight roaming security

•Listing in the event program, on website and in Press Kit

•A comprehensive exhibitor guide (emailed pre-festival)

• The Festival does not provide parking, but will supply a list of area garages to selected exhibitors. Spaces may be reserved in advance at www.baltimoreparking.com 

Who can apply:

•Booksellers / Publishers

•Authors

•Educational Institution promoting literary arts 

•Literary/book-themed products such as journals, pens, jewelry, clothing, stationary, e-readers, etc.

• Those promoting a literary-oriented event or resource

• An attraction with a literary connection (or related book)

•Non-Profit or Cultural Organization: if your organization is not literary in nature, you must propose a STRONG book-themed element as part of your activation and display

PLEASE NOTE: Media and Commercial space is reserved for corporate sponsors/Media outlets. Through their generosity, we are able to keep the Baltimore Book Festival free and open to the public.*What constitutes "commercial space" or "Media Space" is ultimately at the discretion of BOPA.  If you are interested in becoming a festival sponsor, please contact Bob Sicard at bsicard@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632.

 How the Process Works:

1. Complete application

3. BOPA will review applications and accept/decline on a rolling basis.

4. If accepted, BOPA will email you an invoice for the cost of your space. Payment information will be included on your invoice. BOPA accepts credit card payments via phone, as well as checks.

5. Payment must be received in full within 2 weeks of receipt of invoice.

Exhibitor Rules:

•Exhibitors must keep their space open and staffed, all hours of the festival weekend.

•80% of materials displayed, sold and distributed must be related to the literary arts.

•Exhibitors may not re-sell, share with an unaccepted exhibitor or sublet any portion of their space. Violations will result in expulsion from the festival, with no refund.

•Once you have paid your space fee, refunds are not issued for any reason.

•By submitting an application, you agree to and accept all festival TERMS and CONDITIONS (click to read and print for your records).

Have a Question? Contact Summer Cullen at scullen@promotionandarts.org

Please Note: All festival information will be communicated via email, so please be sure to enter a valid email address.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts is proud to present the Free Fall Baltimore program for 2017. With our presenting sponsor, BGE, additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and our expanded website, Free Fall Baltimore 2017 will feature add-ons that will help audience members find you and your activities more easily. We are continuing to provide grants to smaller arts organizations with operating budgets under $300,000 and will produce our highly effective marketing program again this year. 

Due Friday, June 30, 2017. Grants will range from $250 to $1,500.

REVIEW OF PROGRAM CRITERIA AND KEY DATES
FREE FALL BALTIMORE 2017

To be eligible for a Free Fall Baltimore grant, your program must:
• Provide outreach and access to young adults, families and/or underserved audiences 
• Be free of charge and open to general public without contingencies.
• Occur in Baltimore City between October 1 and October 31

Key Dates:
Applications Due: Friday, June 30
Awardees Notified: Friday, July 14
Contracts Due : Monday, July 31 – 80% of grant paid upon receipt
Programs Occur: October 1 – October 31, 2017
Final Reports Due: Friday, December 15, 2017 – 20% balance paid upon receipt

STAFF, RELATIVES AND BOARD MEMBERS OF BOPA, INC. OR BFAI, INC. ARE INELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A GRANT.




The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts is proud to present the Free Fall Baltimore program for 2017. This application is for organizations with operating budgets over $300,000 that are therefore not eligible for a Free Fall Baltimore grant, but still wish to participate in the program.  With our presenting sponsor, BGE, additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and our expanded website, Free Fall Baltimore 2017 will feature add-ons that will help audience members find you and your activities more easily. We are continuing to underwrite our highly effective marketing program again this year. 

Due Friday, July 14, 2017. 

REVIEW OF PROGRAM CRITERIA AND KEY DATES
FREE FALL BALTIMORE 2017

To be eligible to participate in Free Fall Baltimore, your program must:
• Provide outreach and access to young adults, families and/or underserved audiences 
• Be free of charge and open to general public without contingencies.
• Occur in Baltimore City between October 1 and October 31

Key Dates:
Applications Due: Friday, July 14
Programs Occur: In Baltimore City  between October 1 – October 31, 2017
Final Reports Due: Friday, December 15, 2017 

STAFF, RELATIVES AND BOARD MEMBERS OF BOPA, INC. OR BFAI, INC. ARE INELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A GRANT.




The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Prize: Call for Entries

Application deadline – Monday, July 31, 2017

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is proud to announce the second edition of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Prize, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City (MASOB). The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore was founded in 1899 as part of the City Beautiful movement. It is one of only two remaining societies to be operating under its original charter “to provide sculptural and pictorial decoration and ornaments for the public buildings, streets and open spaces in the City of Baltimore, and to help generally beautify the City.” Artistic contributions to the City span more than one hundred years. In 2016 the MASOB embarked on a path to provide new opportunities to Baltimore artists and art places within the City. This prize will award $6,000 to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators, living in Baltimore City. Successful proposals will be selected from submissions that clearly articulate the artist’s reason for travel and how it relates to their work, along with support materials. The $6,000 prize is intended to function as funding for travel essential to an artist’s studio practice that an artist may not otherwise be able to afford.

Application Process

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

https://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/80849/

You will be asked to submit the following:

Written Proposal (one page max, PDF only) This should include where you would go if awarded the prize, a section about your work, and an explanation of how this opportunity would advance your studio practice. The primary goal of this award is to advance an artist’s work and does not need to be tied to a possible or secured artist residency- research can be the focus of proposed travel. Proposal should include a post travel project, this can be an artist talk, exhibition, etc, to take place in Baltimore.

Resume (two pages max, PDF only)

Images

  • Artists must submit 10 images of their work most relevant to their proposal.
  • Images should be in jpeg format, and not be larger than 1 MB. (1240x900 pixels, 72 dpi)
  • Please label your images last name, first name and number corresponding to your image list (example: DoeJane_01.jpg, DoeJane_02.org, etc)

Videos

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

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

Travel Budget (use attached budget form to submit)

Please use the attached budget form and provide the most realistic budget for your proposed travel, including all things that need to be funded to realize the trip. Do not feel compelled to pad your travel with the highest number of locations or quantity of travel- the budget should reflect the needs as described in your statement, and the most realistic use of the funds.

Click here to download budget form.

Guidelines

  1. Artists living in Baltimore City are eligible; Artists must live in Baltimore City during time of application and during the entire granting period.

  2. Artists must be at least 21 years old, and may not be full-time students or enrolled in a degree-granting program at the time of the granting period, August 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017. (although current seniors and last semester graduate students are encouraged to apply)

  3. 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 MAS Artist Travel Prize must be the primary creator of the work, they must disclose any assistance received on artwork submitted for consideration and they must obtain permission from the contributor to submit the work for consideration.  Failure to disclose this support will disqualify the applicant, and the artist will be required to return any prize monies awarded.

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

  5. The award will be paid in three installments. $2,500 will be paid upon signing a contract with BOPA, wherein the artist agrees to the guidelines outlined here. The second payment ($2,500) will be paid once travel plans are confirmed with receipts. The third payment ($1,000) will be paid upon the completion of a public presentation describing your trip and artwork.

  6. Artist award may not be used for the purchase of equipment or materials for art production.

  7. Winners of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Grant Prize will be responsible for paying all applicable federal, state and local taxes.

  8. Winners of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Prize will be required to file a final report by August 30, 2017. 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.

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

  10. Previous winners of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Public Art Prize are not eligible to apply for this award, as are recipients of the Henry Walters Travel Prize.

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

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

Estimated Timeline

  • Monday, May 22, 2017: Call for entries released

  • Thursday, July 31, 2017: Application deadline

  • August 31, 2017: MASOB Artist Travel Prize recipient announced

  • Summer/Fall 2018: Public presentation of travel by selected artist


For more information about the Travel Prize contact: Krista D Green at kgreen@promotionandarts.org

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



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.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is pleased to present the 5th annual 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 2018 Artscape weekend. Applications for the Fred Lazarus IV Prize are due Friday, March 30, 2018.

The 36th annual Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, returns in 2018!

Artscape hours of operation are Friday and Saturday from 11am-9pm and Sunday 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 March 30, 2018. 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.


Sound Off Live! 

This application is for up-and-coming bands/musicians who wish to participate in Sound Off Live! which is a live audition at the Hard Rock Cafe in Downtown Baltimore for a performance slot at Light City, Artscape, and/or Baltimore Book Festival. 

About Light City:
Light City is a free festival that transforms Baltimore with large-scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, featuring more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area. During the day, Light City’s innovation conferences bring together innovators and thought leaders across key industries to explore ways to power social change. Light City takes place April 2018.

About Artscape:
Artscape, is the largest FREE arts festival in America, and produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of Baltimore Festival of The Arts, Inc. Artscape takes place July 20-22, 2018.

About Book Festival: The Baltimore Book Festival is a "literary feast with gourmet eats" celebrating books, creativity, knowledge and ideas. The Book Festival takes place at the Inner Harbor, September 28 -30, 2018


 What is Sound Off Live!?
Sound Off Live! is a way for up-and-coming bands/musicians to audition for a performance slot at  Light City, Artscape and/or Baltimore Book Festival. Sound Off Live! will take place during Free Fall Baltimore in October, 2017. Bands/musicians will be selected to perform live in front of an audience and a panel of judges at The Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Baltimore. Bands/musicians will have 15 minutes to perform (three songs).


Who is eligible to participate? 
Any genre of music is eligible - keep in mind that bands/musicians will be performing in a family atmosphere, so no explicit lyrics, please! 

A majority of the band's members (60%) must reside in any of the following locations: Baltimore City, one of Maryland's 24 counties, the Delmarva Region or Washington D.C. 

At least 90% of the music performed must be original - no more than 10% covers, please. 

Only bands/musicians that have NEVER been booked at Light City, Artscape and Book Festival will be considered for Sound Off Live!  Please note:  If you have performed and/or applied for any of the festivals mentioned,  your information is in our database.

How does Sound Off Live! work?

Round 1 - Applications. 
Bands/musicians Should submit the online application no later than August 15th, 2017.
Samples of the bands'/musicians' music must be available. 

Applications missing music samples will not be considered. 

Bands/musicians must keep two evenings open for any performance slot at the competition on October 18th and 19th, 2017.

Round 2 - Selection to Perform
 Selection committee will review all applications to decide who will perform at Sound Off Live!

Bands/musicians will be selected from audio, video, and other information provided on website and application. BOPA aims to book diverse genre's and populations for our festivals  

Bands/musicians will be notified of acceptance into Sound Off Live!  by Friday, September 1, 2017 via email. Performance day and time will also be indicated in this email. Performance times are final. 

Round 3 - The Battle 
Bands/musicians selected to perform in Sound Off Live! should be prepared to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their performance time. Bands arriving late will be disqualified. 

Stage, sound system and basic backline will be provided.

The panel of judges will score each band/musician on a scale of 1-10 based on the following criteria: stage presence, crowd reaction, originality of sound, etc. 

Bands/musicians must keep the weekend of July 20-22, 2018 (Artscape) and/or September 28-30, 2018 (Book Festival), and April 2018 (Light City) open for any performance time slot. 

Questions? Email shanson@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: 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.

Calling community-based organizations representing Baltimore City neighborhoods
Deadline: Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 11:59 pm

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts seeks neighborhood partners for Neighborhood Lights, an immersive public artist-in-residency program that spreads the magic of Light City Baltimore into neighborhoods throughout Baltimore City. Selected neighborhoods will work directly with an artist-in-residence to create an illuminated public project within their neighborhood as part of the 2018 Light City festival April 6-8, 2018.

Though the artist(s) and community members will ultimately decide the public outcome and specific sites for each project through the residency itself, projects can include but are not limited to: large scale projections, shop window based projections and installations, illuminated public sculptures or monuments, performances, celebrations and new traditions that integrate light, creative uses for everyday lights such as string lights, and/or full scale neighborhood installations. Works can be performative or visual, temporary or semi-permanent, in sites ranging from front stoops to vacant lots. All projects created through the neighborhood lights program will be free to the public.

BUDGET

All projects will be fully funded by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts up to $15,000.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Community-based organizations representing a neighborhood within Baltimore City.

 

TIMELINE

Application Deadline: Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Neighborhood Selection Announcement: July 12, 2017 

Artist Selection: September 2017

Artist Selection Announcement: Friday, October 6, 2017

Monthly Training & Project Development Meetings: October-December, 2017

Artist Residency & Community Workshops: January 2018-April 2018

Neighborhood Lights Kickoff: April 6-8, 2018

Light City Baltimore: April 14-21, 2018

HOW IT WORKS

Participating neighborhoods will host an artist-in-residence who will immerse themselves in the community and work directly with residents and/or business owners to develop a project. Artists will be tasked with working with the community to:

·         Identify sites for a public outcome

·         Help canvas community to identify goals / shape project scope / identify potential collaborators

·         Share project progress and garner community buy in through public community meetings and presentations

·         Conduct community art-making workshops which are used either to create the artworks themselves or to teach technical skills that correspond with the creation of the artwork being developed

·         Develop a public art project in the neighborhood as part of Light City 2018

 

EXPECTATIONS OF NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERS

·         Identify a site to host artist workshop

·         Participate in artist selection

·         Participate in monthly Neighborhood Lights project development workshops & trainings

·         Work with artist to host a public illuminated art project that will be active during Light City 2018 between April 5-8, 2018

·         Function as the neighborhood liaison, helping the artist and BOPA navigate community engagement, introducing them to stakeholders, residents, business owners, etc. as needed, and share project progress with residents through public community meetings

·         Promote the project

·         Assist artist as needed with project implementation / troubleshooting

·         Work with the artist to submit a final budget and final report

·         Source and purchase materials as needed per agreed upon budget

SELECTION CRITERIA

Finalists will be selected by BOPA staff in consultation the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods. Final selections will be made by the Mayor of Baltimore City.

Neighborhoods will be selected based on the following criteria:

·         Geographic spread

·         Diversity and availability of potential project sites (e.g. parks, recreation centers, gathering spaces, business corridors & storefronts, etc.)

·         Access to Recreation Centers and/or facilities to stage artists for fabrication and workshops

·         Available Community / Program partners

·         Capacity to facilitate the program

HOW TO APPLY

Neighborhood applications should be submitted online at: http://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/86958/call-for-neighborhood-partners-neighborhood-lights-2018

 

ABOUT LIGHT CITY BALTIMORE

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

ABOUT BALTIMORE OFFICE OF PROMOTION & THE ARTS

Light City is produced by the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc. (BFAI) on behalf of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that produces events and arts programs as well as manages several facilities. It is the official arts council for the City of Baltimore. BOPA coordinates Baltimore's major events including New Year's Eve and July 4th celebrations at the Inner Harbor, Artscape America’s largest free arts festival, Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.promotionandarts.org

CONTACT

For questions about this Call for Neighborhood Partners or the Neighborhood Lights program, contact: Maggie Villegas | 410.752.8632 | mvillegas@promotionandarts.orgtionandarts.org

HOW TO APPLY - LIGHT CITY BGE LIGHT ART WALK

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

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites artists and artist collaborative groups to apply to have an art installation commissioned and featured in the 2018 BGE Light Art Walk. BOPA is seeking approximately 20–30 art installations for the 2018 festival. Light City is a free, family friendly festival that seeks to reflect Baltimore’s diverse audience. Artists interested in submitting a proposal should consider both the audience and the outdoor environment of the festival when proposing a project.
Each artwork on the BGE Light Art Walk should be open and operational for all festival hours for each of the eight nights Light City is open to the public (April 14-21, 2018).

For a full prospectus that also includes the below information along with a detailed timeline, an explanation of the jury process, details regarding the festival location, the festival goals, and details on upcoming Info Sessions and Tours please click here: Call for Entry.

General Info

  • Light City will take place from April 14-21, 2018. Operating hours of the festival are 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Monday through Thursday and Sunday; Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am. Please note that sunset during this time of year usually occurs around 7:30 pm, and fully dark around 8:30 pm.
  • Light City takes place at the Baltimore Inner Harbor from Harbor East to Harbor Point. The festival footprint is south of Pratt Street, from the south shore to Harbor East. The BGE Light Art Walk follows the brick-lined promenade, which is where the installations will be sited. Please refer to the attached 2017 Light City program for festival footprint information, and use this as a guide for 2018.
  • Light draws audiences of all ages and abilities. Young children, and patrons with mobility and/or accessibility needs, should be considered when drafting a proposal. Please also consider if any accommodations will need to be made to ensure that the proposal, if realized, is fully ADA compliant.
  • Light City has created an online forum for visual artists, musicians, dancers, other performers, designers, engineers, vendors, architects, scientists, gamers, community organizers, etc.to connect and share knowledge and resources as they prepare for the festival: www.facebook.com/groups/lightcitybaltimore.
  • BOPA relies on the corporate and foundational giving community for the entire Light City festival budget, including the funds allocated for artist’s contracts. As such, it is very likely that many, if not all, installations will have a “presenting sponsor” that will be listed on the festival signage when the art work is installed. Every effort will be made to communicate this process to the artist.
  • On occasion, partners in Baltimore wishing to commission and host a light based artwork or performance in their neighborhoods or at their business, attraction or facility during Light City Baltimore Festival have contacted BOPA for suggestions and recommendations. The artist may consent to their information being shared, on a case by case basis as the request arises. Artists may opt out of this sharing and can designate this choice in the online application here.

  • Any artist who submits a proposal will maintain their copyright and ownership of their work. For proposals that are contracted to participate in Light City 2018, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), the Baltimore Festival of the Arts Inc. (BFAI)  reserves the right to reproduce images of selected artists’ work for printed or internet publicity, catalog, map or marketing purposes.
Application Materials

1. Applicants should include images (JPEG format) or video (in .mov or .mp4 format) of previous artworks. Prior to uploading your images for submission, please ensure that works are labeled by last name, then first name followed by the number the image is on your image list (for example: smithjohn01.jpg, smithjohn02.jpg, etc.). Images should not exceed approximately 3MB. Video documentation should not exceed 10 minutes.

2. Artwork list that corresponds with included images, this list should contain appropriate details such as title, date, medium, and dimensions/duration (.pdf format), and where else this work may have been exhibited previously.

3. Light City proposals (.pdf format) must include a rendering or documentation of the installation (if previously exhibited) and written description of proposed piece and if a location is preferred for the project. Please keep in mind that no location can be guaranteed, and applicants are encouraged to be flexible when proposing a location.

4. Applications that include a performance element should include all applicable details of performance. This information should include performance type, approximate length of performance, the number of occurrences of performance, plans for the employment of light in the performance, any staging or props that will be included in your performance, and how this works in conjunction with an installation located on the BGE Light Art Walk. Please note that if a performance element is proposed and budgeted for, the expectation is that the performance will be live during the majority of festival hours alongside the installation.

5. All inclusive project budget, submitted using the Budget Template document supplied by BOPA (.pdf format).

6. Artist/artist collaborative resume (no larger than 3 pages and in .pdf format).

7. The names and contact details for three professional references.

 

 

Thank you for your interest in Light City-our reputation for producing cutting-edge artworks is only possible through the efforts of the artists interested in participating to make this great event happen! BOPA staff is always on hand to answer questions

 For more information regarding the BGE Light Art Walk Call for Entry applications for Light City, please contact Ashley Molese at 410-752-8632 or amolese@promotionandarts.org