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

22nd Annual Baltimore Book Festival

September 22-24, 2017

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 7pm

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

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

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

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

 What is a Tabler?:

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

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

 What's Included:

New for 2017: There is NO application fee!

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

Single-Day Tabler Package: Deadline to apply is June 2nd, paid in full by June 30th.

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

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

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

•Access to an electrical outlet

• Basic identifying sign

•Listing in the event program

•Listing on the festival website

• Inclusion in festival Press Kit

•A comprehensive Tabler guide (emailed pre-festival)

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

 Who can apply:

•Author/Bookseller/Publisher

• Zines / Small Press

•Educational Institution promoting literary arts

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

• Those promoting a literary-oriented event or resource

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

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

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

 How the Process Works:

1. Complete application

3. BOPA will review applications on a rolling basis.

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

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

 Tabler Rules:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Baltimore Book Festival 2017 - Exhibitors Application

The 22nd Annual Baltimore Book Festival

September 22-24, 2017

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 7pm

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibitor Package: Final deadline to apply is June 2, 2017; paid in full by June 30, 2017

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

Applications are reviewed and invoiced on a rolling basis.

• $600 per 10'x10' space

• Festival-provided tent

•Access to an electrical outlet

• Exhibitor sign

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

•Overnight roaming security

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

•A comprehensive exhibitor guide (emailed pre-festival)

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

Who can apply:

•Booksellers / Publishers

•Authors

•Educational Institution promoting literary arts 

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

• Those promoting a literary-oriented event or resource

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

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

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

 How the Process Works:

1. Complete application

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

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

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

Exhibitor Rules:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts (BOPA) is the Arts Council for the City of Baltimore.
Through the Creative Baltimore Fund, BOPA grants funds to qualified artists, and arts and cultural organizations based in Baltimore City. This final report is for Creative Baltimore's two grant programs: 


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

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

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


Sound Off Live! 

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

How does Sound Off Live! work?

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

Applications missing music samples will not be considered. 

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

Application submission implies agreement to all Artscape TERMS & CONDITIONS (click to read and print). 

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

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

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

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

Stage, sound system and basic backline will be provided.

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

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

Questions? Email shanson@promotionandarts.org





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Ends on May 31, 2017

The 22nd annual Baltimore Book Festival, 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 micro 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 . 

BBF hours are September 22, 23 and 24 from 11am-7pm, with initial set-up Thursday, September 21.


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.
* Small Craft Beverage Vendor: $1500.00 plus 10% of sales over $5000.00
* 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 31, 2017
Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance. You will be notified by the selection committee if your application has been approved, no later than July 30, 2017. By submitting an application, you are agreeing to all BBF 2017 Terms And Conditions


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 BBF.

* 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 unless accepted as a vendor.

* 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 Artscape(specifics for special insurance needs will be listed on the contract if selected). The certificate needs to name Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore as additional insured, and state that the coverage shall be primary to any insurance coverage held by Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore with respects to acts or omissions of the licensee.

* 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.

* 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
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Baltimore Mural Program Volunteer Application

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

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

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

ARTSCAPE 2017: Gamescape - Call for Designers and Developers

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

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

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


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

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

Developers are encouraged to submit games for any platform, as long as they are able to provide the equipment necessary to demo the game themselves. Submissions will be reviewed by curator Ben Walsh.

Storytelling, good drawing skills, animation, 3D modeling and the art of conceiving ideas are important to the gaming field.  While video games are a blend of art and technology, it’s the art that is at the forefront.  With it, game developers tell stories that illicit such emotions as joy, satisfaction, and horror; creating an experience that can be both entertaining and enlightening.

Curator: Benjamin Walsh

Ben Walsh, video game producer and designer, a leader in the Baltimore technology and game development communities. As the visionary leader and co-founder of Innovate Baltimore, a community for creative technology entrepreneurs, professionals, and enthusiasts in the region, Ben connects creatives with technologists in order to inspire collaboration. He is also the CEO and Founder of Pure Bang Games, a local independent game studio focused on creating social games for Facebook and mobile.


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

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


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

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

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

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


ARTIST ELIGIBILITY

Any game developer or designer is eligible to apply. If applying as a team, the team should be declared in the Interest Statement, specifying a team leader to receive notifications. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Current Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts employees are not eligible to apply.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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

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

·         Working Game Demo/Images: Developer should submit a working demo of the game that they would like to be considered for inclusion in this exhibition.  In the absence of a working demo, screenshots and a brief description will be allowed.  Images should be uploaded onto a CD, be in jpeg format, be no larger than 2MB in size per image, and numbered accordingly to the submitted annotated image list. Selected participants will need to provide for their own technology needs such as hardware, internet access, cables, etc.

·         Annotated Image List:  in the absence of a working Game Demo images submitted must be accompanied by a numbered image list with descriptions related to each image submitted.  

 

ESTIMATED TIMELINE

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2017

Developer/Designer Acceptance Notification: May 1, 2016

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

Artscape: July 21-23, 2017


FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT: 

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


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