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: August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 1, 8

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

Annual Call for Artists: School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland 

2018 Fall / Winter Group Exhibitions 

Application Fee:  $35.00 (Includes a one year membership to School 33 Art Center) 

Application Deadline:  Monday, June 25, 2018, no later than 11:59pm. 


School 33 Art Center is now accepting submissions from artists for our 2018 Fall / Winter Group Exhibitions, to take place October 12 - November 24, 2018, and December 7, 2018 - January 26, 2019 in our first floor Main Gallery. The call for entry is open to all visual artists working in any medium. Through this open call, School 33 aims to present new work by emerging and mid-career artists from the United States and abroad. Two professional curators will select between five and ten artists for each exhibition, based upon individual artistic merit and curatorial vision. School 33 Art Center and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts will produce all related press materials, and will host an opening reception and coordinate exhibition-related programming. 


Our Curators: Adriel Luis & Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell

Adriel Luis is a Washington DC - based community organizer, curator, and musician who is driven by the belief that social justice can be achieved through surprising, imaginative and loving approaches to art. He serves as Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where he pushes for emerging artists of color to be shown and paid fairly by museums. There, Adriel and his team produce Culture Labs — an alternative to traditional museum exhibitions built on community organizing principles. Currently, he tours the world with his band iLL-Literacy, using music and spoken word to strengthen Black and Asian American coalitions in colleges; and is creative director of Bombshelltoe, which works with artists to highlight marginalized communities affected by nuclear history. Adriel recently curated exhibitions at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia and and Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. 


Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a Washington, D.C. native, independent curator and museum professional working at the intersection of community collaboration, social justice practice, and art engagement. In 2015 she joined the National Museum of Women in the Arts to advance the launch of the Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative, growing WASC audiences by 2000% through her community centered approach to outreach. She currently works with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, developing dialogue-based programs that encourage critical thinking as a means to strategize for a better world with the signature series, A Seat at the Table.

Kayleigh serves as a Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) consultant for numerous projects including MASS Action, The Empathetic Museum, and others, with the aim of disrupting the status quo throughout the cultural sector. She serves on the National Arts Education Advisory Council with Americans for the Arts, the Selection Committee of Halcyon Arts Lab in Washington, DC, the Artist Advisory Council of VisArts in Rockville, MD, and formerly, as Co-Chair of the DC Chapter of ArtTable, Inc.
Kayleigh has produced a number of contemporary curatorial projects exploring social issues at the intersection of race, gender, and politics, including her participation in the 2017 Arlington Art Center's Curator Spotlight program, and the inaugural Emerging Curator program at VisArts, Rockville.


Eligibility Guidelines: 

  • Individual visual artists and collaborative teams working in any medium may apply.
  • Artists should apply with their most recent works. Please specify the availability of each artwork submitted. 
  • Artists who apply should be available to participate in either of the Fall / Winter 2018 exhibitions. Artists cannot be selected for more than one exhibition.    
  • Selected artists will be fully responsible for making all necessary arrangements for the delivery and pick-up of their artwork. 
  • Employees of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts are ineligible to apply.
  • Late and incomplete entries will not be considered.
  • Please do not apply if your work was selected for either of the 2017 Juried Exhibitions, or if you had a solo exhibition at School 33 in 2017 or 2018. 


Application and Exhibition Timeline:

  • Call for Entry applications due by 11:59pm on Monday, June 25, 2018.
  • Notifications will go out to artists by Thursday, July 19, 2018. 
  • Two exhibitions will take place on the following dates: (1) October 12 - November 24, 2018, and (2) November 3 - January 6, 2018. The artwork delivery and installation period for each exhibition will take place 1.5 weeks before each opening. An opening reception (dates TBA) will take place for each exhibition - all selected artists are strongly encouraged to attend.   


Complete submissions should include:  

  • Personal information (name, home and email addresses, phone number, and website url where applicable)  
  • 10 .jpg images of artwork, no larger than 5 MB each.  Please label works by last name, then first name followed by the number the image is on your image list (for example: smithjohn01.jpg, smithjohn02.jpg, etc.).  
  • Artists submitting time-based works may submit up to 10 minutes of video. in .mov or .mp4 format, no larger than 200MB.  
  • Current CV / artist's resume   
  • Current artist statement
  • Image description list including title, date, medium and dimensions in .doc or .pdf format.  


*If you are already a member of School 33 please apply at the following link:  promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/3a4bea8c-b3fc-4840-9385-f8f34e1be8fc/school-33-art-center-2018-call-for-entry-fall-winter-group-exhibitions-members 


If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Webb, Exhibitions Manager @ mwebb@promotionandarts.org, or call 443-263-4352.  School 33 Art Center is a program of Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. To learn more about us please visit our website: www.school33.org  For 37 years, School 33 Art Center has been the bridge between contemporary artists and the viewing public. School 33 is dedicated to providing opportunities for visual and performing artists through solo and group exhibitions, art classes, artist-led programming and workshops, and Studio Artist Residencies. A program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, School 33 is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions, and is the proud recipient of an Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.   

THIS APPLICATION IS FOR SCHOOL 33 MEMBERS ONLY! IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED USING THIS FORM.  

Annual Call for Artists: School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland
2018 Fall / Winter Group Exhibitions
Application Fee:  Free for Members of School 33 Art Center
Application Deadline:  Monday, June 25, 2018, no later than 11:59pm.


School 33 Art Center is now accepting submissions from artists for our 2018 Fall / Winter Group Exhibitions, to take place October 12 - November 24, 2018, and December 7, 2018 - January 26, 2019 in our first floor Main Gallery. The call for entry is open to all visual artists working in any medium. Through this open call, School 33 aims to present new work by emerging and mid-career artists from the United States and abroad. Two professional curators will select between five and ten artists for each exhibition, based upon individual artistic merit and curatorial vision. School 33 Art Center and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts will produce all related press materials, and will host an opening reception and coordinate exhibition-related programming.


Our Curators: Adriel Luis & Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell


Adriel Luis is a Washington DC - based community organizer, curator, and musician who is driven by the belief that social justice can be achieved through surprising, imaginative and loving approaches to art. He serves as Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where he pushes for emerging artists of color to be shown and paid fairly by museums. There, Adriel and his team produce Culture Labs — an alternative to traditional museum exhibitions built on community organizing principles. Currently, he tours the world with his band iLL-Literacy, using music and spoken word to strengthen Black and Asian American coalitions in colleges; and is creative director of Bombshelltoe, which works with artists to highlight marginalized communities affected by nuclear history. Adriel recently curated exhibitions at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia and and Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia.


Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a Washington, D.C. native, independent curator and museum professional working at the intersection of community collaboration, social justice practice, and art engagement. In 2015 she joined the National Museum of Women in the Arts to advance the launch of the Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative, growing WASC audiences by 2000% through her community centered approach to outreach. She currently works with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, developing dialogue-based programs that encourage critical thinking as a means to strategize for a better world with the signature series, A Seat at the Table.
Kayleigh serves as a Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) consultant for numerous projects including MASS Action, The Empathetic Museum, and others, with the aim of disrupting the status quo throughout the cultural sector. She serves on the National Arts Education Advisory Council with Americans for the Arts, the Selection Committee of Halcyon Arts Lab in Washington, DC, the Artist Advisory Council of VisArts in Rockville, MD, and formerly, as Co-Chair of the DC Chapter of ArtTable, Inc.
Kayleigh has produced a number of contemporary curatorial projects exploring social issues at the intersection of race, gender, and politics, including her participation in the 2017 Arlington Art Center's Curator Spotlight program, and the inaugural Emerging Curator program at VisArts, Rockville.


Eligibility Guidelines:
 

  • Individual visual artists and collaborative teams working in any medium may apply.
  • Artists should apply with their most recent works. Please specify the availability of each artwork submitted. 
  • Artists who apply should be available to participate in either of the Fall / Winter 2018 exhibitions. Artists cannot be selected for more than one exhibition.    
  • Selected artists will be fully responsible for making all necessary arrangements for the delivery and pick-up of their artwork. 
  • Employees of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts are ineligible to apply.
  • Late and incomplete entries will not be considered.
  • Please do not apply if your work was selected for either of the 2017 Juried Exhibitions, or if you had a solo exhibition at School 33 in 2017 or 2018. 

 

Application and Exhibition Timeline:
 

  • Call for Entry applications due by 11:59pm on Monday, June 25, 2018.
  • Notifications will go out to artists by Thursday, July 19, 2018. 
  • Two exhibitions will take place on the following dates: (1) October 12 - November 24, 2018, and (2) November 3 - January 6, 2018. The artwork delivery and installation period for each exhibition will take place 1.5 weeks before each opening. An opening reception (dates TBA) will take place for each exhibition - all selected artists are strongly encouraged to attend.   

 

Complete submissions should include:
 

  • Personal information (name, home and email addresses, phone number, and website url where applicable)  
  • 10 .jpg images of artwork, no larger than 5 MB each.  Please label works by last name, then first name followed by the number the image is on your image list (for example: smithjohn01.jpg, smithjohn02.jpg, etc.).  
  • Artists submitting time-based works may submit up to 10 minutes of video. in .mov or .mp4 format, no larger than 200MB.  
  • Current CV / artist's resume   
  • Current artist statement
  • Image description list including title, date, medium and dimensions in .doc or .pdf format.  

 


If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Webb, Exhibitions Manager @ mwebb@promotionandarts.org, or call 443-263-4352.  School 33 Art Center is a program of Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. To learn more about us please visit our website: www.school33.org For 37 years, School 33 Art Center has been the bridge between contemporary artists and the viewing public. School 33 is dedicated to providing opportunities for visual and performing artists through solo and group exhibitions, art classes, artist-led programming and workshops, and Studio Artist Residencies. A program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, School 33 is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions, and is the proud recipient of an Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. 

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.


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 2019.

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 19 - 21, 2019.

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 27 - 29, 2019.


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, 2018. 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, 2018.
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 17th and 18th, 2018.

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 Saturday, September 1, 2018 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, musicianship etc.

Bands/musicians must keep the weekend of July 19-21, 2019(Artscape) and/or September 27-29, 2019 (Book Festival), and April 2019 (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 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.

Art @ Work

Park Heights Site Supervisor JOB DESCRIPTION

Part-time, Seasonal. This is a grant funded position. Continued employment and hours are contingent on receipt of grant funds.

April-June

5-10 hours per month

 

June 19 to August 4

37.5 hours per week

7:30am-4:00pm

Five days a week, Monday through Friday

Hourly rate, $20/hour

 

Created through a partnership between Jubilee Arts, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, and Youth Works, Art@Work is a five week artist apprenticeship program employing Baltimore City youth ages 14-21 to create works of public art within their communities. Under the leadership of professional artists, participating teens take part in the public art process from concept to completion by canvassing community residents and business owners, developing and presenting their designs in public community forums, and painting and installing the works throughout their neighborhood.

 

We are seeking a creative, engaging, resourceful, and organized Site Supervisor to lead the day-to-day management of program staff and logistics for the Park Heights program site which includes four active mural project sites, a circuit of professional development courses, field trips, and community events, and artwork tours.

 

Note: Due to the nature of this position, incumbent will be subject to a background check.

 

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

1.  Minimum of 2 years of experience working with youth within under resourced communities

2.  Minimum of 2 years of experience in a supervisory or management role in the arts

3.  Effective communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and organizational skills along with problem solving abilities

4.  Demonstrated visual art experience

5.  Experience in community organizing

 

Preferred Skills

Passion for art and community

Dependable computer and email access

Reliable transportation

 

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Manage day-to-day onsite operations

  • Supervise and lead onsite personnel including teaching artists, site coordinator, interns, and youth artist apprentices
  • Oversee project progress to ensure projects are completed at the highest quality, on time, and on budget
  • Ensure safe and timely access to project sites and workshop space
  • Plan and communicate with BOPA / Jubilee / Site Coordinator to ensure timely receipt of needed supplies, materials, facilities, and transportation

 

Project Coordination

  • Coordinate meal distribution provided by Baltimore City Summer Food Service Program
  • Ensure proper preparation and breakdown of the Art @ Work program including site and classroom setup, artist orientations, youth orientations, parent orientations, inventory, storage, and final reports
  •  Secure, coordinate and follow up with vendors, facilities, Jubilee Arts staff, and BOPA staff, Park Heights Renaissance staff, to ensure logistical needs are met for mural design presentations, field trips, and community celebrations

 

Youth Development & Supervision

  • Ensure youth are reporting to and from project sites in a timely and professional manner
  • Lead daily all staff meetings, weekly youth ambassador meetings, and all staff orientation

  • Chaperone and supervise youth field trips and artist talks
  • Mentor youth in their artistic and life skill development

 

Data Management

  • Coordinate accurate reporting of Youth Works timesheets and distribution of Youth Works paychecks
  • Collect Teaching Artist timesheets and process payment requests
  • Conduct YouthWorker pre and post program evaluation surveys

 

Community Engagement

  • Positively represent Jubilee Arts, BOPA, Park Heights Renaissance and Art @ Work to the community residents, partners and funders
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with community residents
  • Conduct community stakeholder, parent, youth, and property owner outreach including written correspondence, phone calls, canvassing, public presentations, and project promotion

 

 

 

About Art @ Work
Art @ Work is a five-week mural artist apprenticeship program for Baltimore City youth enrolled in the city’s YouthWorks program. 80 young people ages 14-21 will be hired to work under lead teaching artists to create eight highly visible murals and mosaics throughout their neighborhood.

The goal of Art @ Work: Upton is to introduce youth to career opportunities in the arts, offer gainful employment in a positive learning environment and to provide youth with the tools to express themselves through the arts, all while beautifying their community.

About Jubilee Arts
Jubilee Arts is a community arts program of Intersection of Change providing arts classes to the residents of the Sandtown-Winchester, Upton, and surrounding neighborhoods in Baltimore, Maryland. Jubilee Arts is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, an area with a rich history of African-American culture, and is helping to bring the arts back to life in our community! We offer programming in dance, visual arts, and ceramics in partnership with the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore Clayworks, area artists and writers, and dancers.

About the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA)
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 Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, and offering funding and support to arts programs across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

Applicant Eligibility

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




Art @ Work

Procurement Coordinator JOB DESCRIPTION

Part-time, Seasonal. This is a grant funded position. Continued employment and hours are contingent on receipt of grant funds.

 

June 19 to August 4

30 hours per week

7:30am-3:30pm

Five days a week, Monday through Friday

Hourly rate, $15/hour

 

Reports to: Community Arts Specialist, BOPA

 

Created through a partnership between Jubilee Arts, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, and Youth Works, Art@Work is a five week artist apprenticeship program employing Baltimore City youth ages 14-21 to create works of public art within their communities. Under the leadership of professional artists, participating teens take part in the public art process from concept to completion by canvassing community residents and business owners, developing and presenting their designs in public community forums, and painting and installing the works throughout their neighborhood.

 

We are seeking a creative, engaging, resourceful, and organized Procurement Coordinator to assist the program directors with supply procurement and distribution and transportation coordination for six active mural project sites, professional development courses, field trips, and community events in two Baltimore City neighborhoods.

 

Note: Due to the nature of this position, incumbent will be subject to a background check.

 

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

Minimum of 1 year of (professional or volunteer) experience in customer service and/or procurement

6 months of experience (professional or volunteer) working with youth within under resourced communities

Effective communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and organizational skills along with problem solving abilities

Personal vehicle

 

Preferred Skills

Passion for art and community

Demonstrated visual art experience

Dependable computer and email access

Reliable transportation

 

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

Supply Procurement

  • Receive, consolidate and manage incoming supply orders eight active mural and mosaic sites and work with program directors to ensure order requests are in line with program budget
  • Facilitate timely delivery of supplies and equipment to multiple project sites
  • Manage and maintain up-to-date inventory of program supplies, stock supply sorting facilities in two active program locations, and ensure proper labeling and storage of program supplies

 

Youth Development & Supervision

  • Mentor youth in their artistic and life skill development

 

Community Engagement

  • Positively represent Jubilee Arts, BOPA, and Art @ Work to community residents, partners and funders
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with community residents
  • Assist with community, stakeholder, and parent outreach including written correspondence, phone calls, canvassing, and project promotion as needed

 

 Program Support

  • Assist with program setup, orientations, day-to-day, community design presentations, community celebrations, field trips, breakdown, and evaluation as needed

 

 

About Art @ Work
Art @ Work is a five-week mural artist apprenticeship program for Baltimore City youth enrolled in the city’s YouthWorks program. 80 young people ages 14-21 will be hired to work under lead teaching artists to create eight highly visible murals and mosaics throughout their neighborhood.

The goal of Art @ Work: Upton is to introduce youth to career opportunities in the arts, offer gainful employment in a positive learning environment and to provide youth with the tools to express themselves through the arts, all while beautifying their community.

About Jubilee Arts
Jubilee Arts is a community arts program of Intersection of Change providing arts classes to the residents of the Sandtown-Winchester, Upton, and surrounding neighborhoods in Baltimore, Maryland. Jubilee Arts is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, an area with a rich history of African-American culture, and is helping to bring the arts back to life in our community! We offer programming in dance, visual arts, and ceramics in partnership with the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore Clayworks, area artists and writers, and dancers.

About the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA)
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 Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, and offering funding and support to arts programs across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

Applicant Eligibility

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





 

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

 

 

Deadlines:

 

  • Applications open on Monday, March 26, 2018 
  • Applications close on Sunday, May 23 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 May 23 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.