Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018 
Time: 12pm-4pm
Where: School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
Ages 14+

Registration Fee: $50 per person

During this condensed workshop students will leave with an original acrylic painting of their best friend, their own pet. We will be diving into the art of pet portraiture! Students will practice and perfect their drawing skills by first drawing the underlining portrait of their pet. Students will feel empowered through exploring the applications of acrylic painting to create other paintings with other subject matters. And best of all, students will be able to immortalize their pet in the form of art. Taught by Virginia Warwick.

Students will be asked to bring in a photo of their pet (or a photo of any pet you would like to paint).

Acrylic Paints, canvases, pallets, and easels will be provided for. The only supplies you need to bring are you own personal set of brushes--please bring a few different brush sizes of your choice.

For more information contact Flannery Winchester, School 33 Art Center Administrative Assistant. (443) 263-4351 // fwinchester@promotionandarts.org

During this two-week Drawing Course, students explore the art of creating realistic portraits using charcoal! Working from live models, students will learn to draw in a convincing, representational manner using a variety of charcoal drawing techniques. Classes will include teacher demonstrations and students can expect to receive individual attention throughout the course. All experience levels are welcome.

Dates: Two Saturdays: April 28 & May 5

Time: 12pm – 3pm

Where: School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Who: Adults (18+)

Registration Fee: $115

Taught by Kai Lun Qu, kailunqu.com

A small materials list will be provided for students upon registration.

 

For more information contact Flannery Winchester, School 33 Art Center Administrative Assistant. (443) 263-4351 // fwinchester@promotionandarts.org

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 2018 MECU Neighborhood Event Grant Final Report form must be submitted by midnight on December 31, 2018. 

Please only submit complete final report forms including the itemized event final budget with receipts (template available), six pictures of the event including at least 1 showing the MECU Neighborhood Event banner in the background. Incomplete final report forms will not be consider, and your 2018 agreement will be considered breached.

If you have questions, please contact Symone Audain at (410)752-8632 or saudain@promotionandarts.org




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. Final reports must be received by Friday, June 01, 2018.

The 23rd annual Baltimore Book Festival (BBF18), celebrates authors and brings 100,000+ people from all over the world to Baltimore's Inner Harbor for a weekend of “Literary Feasts with Gourmet Eats”. 

Imagine sipping a Baltimore brew, nibbling on artisinal cheese, savoring a crepe, or eating a locally made sausage, with a local farmers' fresh salad, while overlooking the harbor... our Food and Beverage program is looking for a few local vendors to create a food environment to enhance the Baltimore Book Festival experience . 

BBF18 hours are September 28, 29and 30 from 11am-7pm, with initial set-up Thursday, September 27.


FOOD AREA OPPORTUNITIES:
We are looking to pair an assortment of light bites and creative-simple offerings from Baltimore area Chefs, with a small selection of wines and regional craft beers. These prices are a guideline; adjustments maybe made.
* Cooking Vendors: $1800.00 per 10'x10' space plus $200.00 refundable cleaning deposit
* Non-Cooking: Sandwiches (No Cooking, Electrical, Water, etc.): $1,200.00 per 10'x10' space
* Small Carts: Ice Cream/Cookies/Popsicles/Non-Alcoholic Beverages/ $800.00
Deadline to apply: May 18, 2018
Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance. You will be notified by the selection committee if your application has been approved, no later than June 30, 2018. By submitting an application, you are agreeing to all BBF 2018


APPROVED VENDOR RULES and some DETAILS:
* Vendors may load in and out at approved hours only, as stated in the guidelines.

* Vendors must be open for business during all regular hours of BBF18.

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

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

* Vendors may only sell approved beverages. No alcohol sales permitted. Alcohol will be sold at BBF18, Baltimore Office Of Promotion And The Arts (BOPA) Bars.

* Vendors may only use the Official Ice Vendor.

* Insurance: Accepted vendors must furnish BOPA with a Certificate of Insurance for General Liability($1,000,000/$2,000,000), and Automobile Insurance, 2 weeks before BBF18(specifics for special insurance needs will be listed on the contract if selected). The certificate needs to name Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore as additional insured, and state that the coverage shall be primary to any insurance coverage held by Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore with respects to acts or omissions of the licensee.

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

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

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

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

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

* The Baltimore Book Festival takes place rain or shine. 

Questions? Or need to brainstorm ideas of how you can get involved? 
Contact: Sandy: slawler@promotionandarts.org
Place any category specific rules/guidelines here.

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 2018: In The Neighborhood  

Application  


The 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018

For 2018, Artscape is now accepting applications from businesses and organizations in the Bolton Hill, Midtown and Station North Arts and Entertainment District neighborhoods, who offer a unique experience for festival-goers. Experiences with an art hook or visual/performing arts related content are strongly encouraged.

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


ABOUT ARTSCAPE

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

HOURS OF OPERATION

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

PARTICIPATION IDEAS

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

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

 

The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 1, 2018. 

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

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.

If accepted into Artscape’s In The Neighborhood program, you will be notified by June 15, 2018.


Questions? Contact Tess Cooper, Festivals Coordinator (via email or direct dial 443-263-4329).

In The Neighborhood 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.

Apply to receive a Planning Grant up to $5,000.

Deadlines:

  • Applications open on Monday, March 26, 2018

  • Applications close on Sunday, April 29 at 11:59pm

  • Community Art Grant projects must be completed by December 31, 2018

All projects must be free and open to the public and exist in outdoor, publicly accessible space.

 

OVERVIEW

The Planning Grant provides financial support and guidance for artists & community organizations to work collaboratively in the planning of a community based public art or creative placemaking project. In submitting a proposal for review, proposals should outline the project goals and desired outcome, and include an outline for a community/artist driven design process. Proposals should include a budget and timeline for the design and planning process and describe a project location which can be described as a general geographic area, a specific lot or park within a community or an exact location or intersection. Planning grants are made available to support communities and artists working through the community design process and gaining the appropriate technical review and permissions to install new artworks.

The 2018 Community Art Planning Grant is open to applicants from all areas of Baltimore City. The 2018 Community Art Planning Grant is made possible by the generous support of the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore Local Development Council, Casino Local Impact Grant funds provided by the City of Baltimore, Catherine Pugh, Mayor.

 

Project Eligibility

All projects must be publicly visible and accessible at no cost to the public.
Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Public art projects that are large in scale or in multiples including 2D visual art such as murals and 3D visual art such as sculptures
  • Performance art projects including music, dance, theatre and parades
  • New media art forms including projection mapping, lighting, and soundscapes

 

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

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

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

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

  • Artistic Merit
    • Project/performance must exhibit excellence in design and concept
    • Project/performance must thoughtfully respond to the space in which it exists
  • Visual Impact / Visibility
    • Project/performance must creatively redefine a public space by creating “destination” art that both draws people into the community and engages community residents
    • The project/performance must benefit the neighborhood by heightening the visibility of the community as a creative and vibrant place in which to live, work and/or do business
  • Appropriateness of Budget
    • Revenues and expenses must add up
    • Artists must be paid for their work
    • Necessary materials, equipment, fabrication, installation and coordination costs are realistically reflected within the budget
  • Community Involvement and Impact
    • A full range of community residents must be involved and actively engaged in the proposed project
    • Applicants not representing the official community organization must provide a letter of support from the official community organization
  • Project Feasibility
    • Appropriate oversight and management must be evident to ensure a well-organized project and a positive benefit to the community
    • Clarity and feasibility of described project and stated goals
    • Permission from the property owner must be attained to execute the project on the proposed site
    • The project plan and timeline must be realistic and on track for project completion by December 31, 2018

  • Quality and uniqueness of proposed project

     

Projects may require:

  • Right-of-Entry agreement with property owner

  • Property Surveying

  • Equipment Rental Agreement

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Artist and Property Owner (site access schedule / time line)

  • Engineer’s review

  • Permit review

  • Environmental Review

  • Certificate of Insurance

  • Budget for design process expenses

  • Artist Design time schedule

  • Onsite Operations Manager and Personnel Manager

  • Local community outreach (Communities must have an opportunity to provide input/feedback on the project)

Review Process

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

Responsibilities of Prize Recipients

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

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

  • The project proposal must be completed by December 31, 2018.

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

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

Technical Support
Interested applicants seeking technical assistance in developing project ideas, as well as connecting artists with organizations that might be appropriate for your proposed project should contact Chris Brooks at:
Cbrooks@promotionandarts.org

Contact

The Community Arts Grant is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.
For more information on this program or for technical assistance, contact:
Chris Brooks | 410.752.8632 | cbrooks@promotionandarts.org

 

The Community Art Grant awards Baltimore City artists and neighborhoods who work together to enliven underutilized public spaces through high-impact, community-driven public art projects.

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Public art projects - large in scale or in multiples including 2D visual art such as murals, and 3D visual art such as sculptures.
  • Performance art projects such as music, dance, theatre and parades
  • New media art forms including projection mapping, lighting, and soundscapes

All projects must be free and open to the public and exist in outdoor, publicly accessible space.

The 2018 Community Arts Grant is made possible by the generous support of the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore Local Development Council, Casino Local Impact Grant funds provided by the City of Baltimore, Catherine Pugh, Mayor

 

Grant Timeline

  • Grant Information Session –1/27/18 at War Memorial Plaza 500 E Fayette St, Baltimore, MD 21202 from 10am-12pm

  • Application Opens on: 3/26/18

  • Application Deadline: 4/29/18

  • Grant Award Notifications are announced in May 2018

  • Project Completion Deadline – December 31, 2018

     

     

Project Eligibility

All projects must be publicly visible and accessible at no cost to the public.
Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Public art projects that are large in scale or in multiples including 2D visual art such as murals and 3D visual art such as sculptures
  • Performance art projects including music, dance, theatre and parades
  • New media art forms including projection mapping, lighting, and soundscapes

 

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

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

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

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

  • Artistic Merit
    • Project/performance must exhibit excellence in design and concept
    • Project/performance must thoughtfully respond to the space in which it exists
  • Visual Impact / Visibility
    • Project/performance must creatively redefine a public space by creating “destination” art that both draws people into the community and engages community residents
    • The project/performance must benefit the neighborhood by heightening the visibility of the community as a creative and vibrant place in which to live, work and/or do business
  • Appropriateness of Budget
    • Revenues and expenses must add up
    • Artists must be paid for their work
    • Necessary materials, equipment, fabrication, installation and coordination costs are realistically reflected within the budget
  • Community Involvement and Impact
    • A full range of community residents must be involved and actively engaged in the proposed project
    • Applicants not representing the official community organization must provide a letter of support from the official community organization
  • Project Feasibility
    • Appropriate oversight and management must be evident to ensure a well-organized project and a positive benefit to the community
    • Clarity and feasibility of described project and stated goals
    • Permission from the property owner must be attained to execute the project on the proposed site
    • The project plan and timeline must be realistic and on track for project completion by December 31, 2018

  • Quality and uniqueness of proposed project

     

Projects may require:

  • Right-of-Entry agreement with property owner

  • Property Surveying

  • Equipment Rental Agreement

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Artist and Property Owner (site access schedule / time line)

  • Engineer’s review

  • Permit review

  • Environmental Review

  • Certificate of Insurance

  • Budget for design process expenses

  • Artist Design time schedule

  • Onsite Operations Manager and Personnel Manager

  • Local community outreach (Communities must have an opportunity to provide input/feedback on the project)

Review Process

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

Responsibilities of Prize Recipients

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

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

  • The project proposal must be completed by December 31, 2018.

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

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

Technical Support
Interested applicants seeking technical assistance in developing project ideas, as well as connecting artists with organizations that might be appropriate for your proposed project should contact Chris Brooks at:
Cbrooks@promotionandarts.org

Contact

The Community Arts Grant is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.
For more information on this program or for technical assistance, contact:
Chris Brooks | 410.752.8632 | cbrooks@promotionandarts.org

 

Community Art Grants:

  • support communities and artists working together in a collaborative way 

  • support the creation of temporary public art projects on highly visible sites

  • support the active engagement of local community residents in the project design

  • support artists and neighborhoods who work together to create art on outdoor, publicly accessible spaces, free and open to the public 

 

Community Art Grants Open on Monday, March 26

Community Art Grants close on April 29 at 11:59pm

Community Art Grant award notifications are announced in May 2018

For more information on the Community Art Grant, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.