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

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

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

CRITERIA:

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

A materials list will be provided upon registration. 

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

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

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

LIGHT CITY 2018: BRILLIANT BALTIMORE REGISTRATION

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

BENEFITS:

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

About Light City

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: 

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

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

LIGHT CITY 2018: BRILLIANT BALTIMORE - COMMUNITY SHOWCASE REGISTRATION

EARN CASH FOR YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

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

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

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

BENEFITS:

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

Full contest details, rules, and regulations below:

Contest Eligibility:

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

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

Application Procedure:

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

How the Voting Works:

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

Prizes:

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

Disclosure:

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

About Light City

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: 

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

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

LIGHT CITY 2018: BRILLIANT BALTIMORE - FRINGE REGISTRATION

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

BENEFITS:

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

Official Hashtag: #lightcityfringe

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

About Light City

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: 

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

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

Ends in 5 days, 23 hours

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.

BOPA will select a group of dedicated, art-loving teens from across Baltimore City to serve on the second annual 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:

  • $250 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:

  • 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.

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •   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 September - Call for nominations & applications are distributed and posted online

  • October 1 - Submissions are due to BOPA

  • Mid-October - Youth Arts Council candidates are interviewed

  • November 1 - Youth Arts Council's first meeting

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

  • July 25 - Soiree (annual event) for teen participants, and their families, to honor youth council members

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


ABOUT ARTSCAPE

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

HOURS OF OPERATION

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

FRED LAZARUS IV ARTSCAPE PRIZE OVERVIEW

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

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

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

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

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

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

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

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

·         One recommendation letter from a teacher or adult representative

·         A current, official high school transcript

·         A portfolio of 4–8 images of your artwork

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Contact:

For more information about the Bazaar, please contact:

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

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

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

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

*Current & Former Vendors*:

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

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

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

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

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

Contact

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

443.263.4316     slawler@promotionandarts.org

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

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

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

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


*Current & Former Vendors*:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact

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




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Baltimore Mural Program Volunteer Application

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

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

ELIGIBILITY
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Transportation and housing is not provided.