Ends on 9/16/2016

Please complete the attached form to let us know the recipe you plan to prepare on the Baltimore Book Festival Food for Thought Stage. The stage is a fully operational kitchen with everything but running water (we have water in the kitchen prep tent). A local food stylist will prepare sample of your dish for the audience and the mise en place for your demo according to your instructions. We may not have a copy of your book yet, so please give detailed instructions with your recipe. If you have any questions regarding the cooking demonstration, please Sandy, Sam or Rose.

  1. Sandy Lawler 410-245-9902 slawler@promotionandarts.org
  2. Sam Hanson 443-838-3090 shanson@promotionandarts.org
  3. Rose Greene 443-622-7488 rgreene@promotionanart.org


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

All paints, canvas and other materials will be provided, with the exception of paint brushes. Students will be asked to bring 3 paint brushes of their choosing to class. More information about the paint brushes will be given upon registration (or prior inquiry).

Registration Fee: $250
Dates: September 24, October 1, 8, 22, 29, November 15 (there will be no class on October 15 due to scheduled street closures)
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

Ends on 10/29/2016$ 180.00
$ 180.00

Have you ever wanted to create your own masterpiece, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you're looking to get back into your drawing practice? This six week class will get you drawing in no time! We’ll cover the fundamentals, from contour drawing to shading and perspective. All experience levels are welcome. If you’re looking to get your start as an artist, or even just enhance your drawing skills, this class is for you!

A materials list will be provided upon registration for the course.


Registration Fee: $180

Dates: November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17

Time: 11:30am - 1:30 pm

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

Teacher: Laura White


Please contact Flannery Winchester with any questions or to register by phone.

(443) 263-4351 // fwinchester@promotionandarts.org

EVENT DATE: October 7, 2015

 

Bank of America is proud to present School 33 Art Center’s 28th Annual Open Studio Tour! An annual city-wide event, Open Studio Tour has brought together professional artists and the general public, giving collectors and art lovers the opportunity to visit the studios of visual artists. Traveling from throughout Maryland and the surrounding region to visit the studios of artists in Baltimore, visitors get a chance to meet the artist, see their work and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes.

 

Open Studio Tour, which will take place this year on October 8 & 9, will feature Community Spotlight" Friday, October 7th,  highlighting the diversity of arts in Baltimore City’s neighborhoods.

 

Up to Five communities will be selected as part of the program. Past community spotlight events have included: gallery walks that involved local restaurants, live outdoor music, and neighborhood festivals with arts exhibitors and food vendors.

 

Chosen communities will receive $1000 from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, to use in planning their Friday festivities.

This is a great opportunity for your neighborhood to be part of this fantastic annual arts event!

 

ELIGIBILITY: Neighborhood groups throughout Baltimore City can apply. Applicants must be a 501c3 non-profit. Proposals should emphasize the arts features within the neighborhood, and how they will be activated as part of Open Studio Weekend. Up to five of the strongest proposals will be selected.

 

PUBLICITY: The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts will publicize this event to the media, communities are encouraged to send out materials (provided by School 33) to their own mailing lists.

 

If you have any questions, please call Krista D. Green at 410-752-8632 or email kgreen@promotionandarts.org.

 

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists through exhibitions, art classes, workshops, a Studio Artist Program, and special events. School 33 Art Center is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and is supported in part by grants from the Mayor and the City Council of Baltimore, Bank of America, the Maryland State Arts Council, and through private contributions to School 33 Art Center.

Ends in 1 day, 3 hours $ 30.00 - 55.00
$ 30.00 - 55.00

Saturday, October 8, 10am – 6pm

Sunday, October 9, 10am – 6pm

 

THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31, 2016.

 

Bank of America is proud to present School 33 Art Center’s 28th Annual Open Studio Tour! An annual city-wide event, Open Studio Tour has brought together professional artists and the general public, giving collectors and art lovers the opportunity to visit the studios of visual artists. Traveling from throughout Maryland and the surrounding region to visit the studios of artists in Baltimore, visitors get a chance to meet the artist, see their work and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes. On October 8th and 9th, take the opportunity to share your work with the public and with other artists during this event.


If you have a studio at either Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower or School 33 Art Center, please do not use this application. Email Flannery Winchester at fwinchester@promotionandarts.org for information on how to register.


Eligibility: All visual artists with studios within the Baltimore City limits are eligible to participate. Please remember that each artist must register and pay a registration fee. 

You can only pay by credit card or Paypal if you use this form. If you need to pay by check, do not fill out this form. Call Flannery Winchester at (443) 263-4351 for information on how to pay by check.

 

Individual Artists:

• Artists: $45.00

• Current School 33 Members: $35.00

 

Studio Building Registrations:

• 5 or more Studio Artists: $40.00 Each *

* School 33 Members pay $30.00 each under the group rate.

If one person is paying all of the registration fees for the entire group on one credit card or check, please use this application instead:

 https://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/62721


 Makerspaces/Community Spaces/Nonprofit Arts or Education Spaces:

• $50.00


Galleries/Museums/Commercial  Studios

• $55.00

 

Registration includes:

• 25 promotional postcards

• 1 corrugated plastic sign 

• Name, studio address, and studio hours included in printed map

• Name, address, studio hours, website and sample image(s) included in online map and blog

 

Participating artists are invited to open their studios on one day (Saturday or Sunday) or both days. All information about your studio (location, open hours, etc.) will be available our website at www.school33.org. The site features a map with pop-up details for each participating artist and will remain live for one year. Participating artists are encouraged to link to the Open Studio Tour webpage (http://school33.org/index.cfm?page=events§ion=4&subsection=open-studio-tour) as well as to the Open Studio Tour blog (http://www.baltimorearts.org/openstudiotour/).

 

• PUBLICITY: Although School 33 will publicize this event to the media, artists are encouraged to send out postcards (provided by School 33) to their own mailing lists.

 

If you have any questions, please call School 33 at 443-263-4350 or email Flannery Winchester at FWinchester@promotionandarts.org.

 

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists through exhibitions, art classes, workshops, a Studio Artist Program, and special events. School 33 Art Center is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and is supported in part by grants from the Mayor and the City Council of Baltimore, Bank of America, the Maryland State Arts Council, and through private contributions to School 33 Art Center.

This application is for individuals applying as part of a group of 5 or more artists who will be paying all of their combined application fees on ONE check or credit card.

If you are not a part of a group of 5 or more artists, or if you are a part of a group and are paying your own group application fee, please use this application instead:  https://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/61853


Saturday, October 8, 10am – 6pm

Sunday, October 9, 10am – 6pm

 

DEADLINE for registration: August 15, 2016

 

Bank of America is proud to present School 33 Art Center’s 28th Annual Open Studio Tour! An annual city-wide event, Open Studio Tour has brought together professional artists and the general public, giving collectors and art lovers the opportunity to visit the studios of visual artists. Traveling from throughout Maryland and the surrounding region to visit the studios of artists in Baltimore, visitors get a chance to meet the artist, see their work and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes. On October 8th and 9th, take the opportunity to share your work with the public and with other artists during this event.

 

If you have a studio at either Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower or School 33 Art Center, please do not use this application. Email Flannery Winchester at fwinchester@promotionandarts.org for information on how to register.


Eligibility: All visual artists with studios within the Baltimore City limits are eligible to participate. Please remember that each artist must register and pay the registration fee:

Studio Building Registrations:

• 5 or more Studio Artists: $40.00 Each * 

* School 33 Members pay $30.00 each under the group rate.

 

Registration includes:

• 25 promotional postcards

• 1 corrugated plastic sign 

• Name, studio address, and studio hours included in printed map

• Name, address, studio hours, website and sample image(s) included in online map and blog

 

Participating artists are invited to open their studios on one day (Saturday or Sunday) or both days. All information about your studio (location, open hours, etc.) will be available our website at www.school33.org. The site features a map with pop-up details for each participating artist and will remain live for one year. Participating artists are encouraged to link to the Open Studio Tour webpage (http://school33.org/index.cfm?page=events§ion=4&subsection=open-studio-tour) as well as to the Open Studio Tour blog (http://www.baltimorearts.org/openstudiotour/).

 

• PUBLICITY: Although School 33 will publicize this event to the media, artists are encouraged to send out postcards (provided by School 33) to their own mailing lists.

 

If you have any questions, please call School 33 at 443-263-4350 or email Flannery Winchester at FWinchester@promotionandarts.org.

 

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists through exhibitions, art classes, workshops, a Studio Artist Program, and special events. School 33 Art Center is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and is supported in part by grants from the Mayor and the City Council of Baltimore, Bank of America, the Maryland State Arts Council, and through private contributions to School 33 Art Center.
Are you a visual artist looking for a studio space? School 33 Art Center has two big, sunny studios available for rent, available on September 1, 2016. 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 Lotta Art Benefit. Also, 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 Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City PUBLIC ART PRIZE: Call for Entries

Application deadline – Friday, September 30, 2016

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is proud to announce the first edition of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Public Art Prize, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City (MASOB). The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore was founded in 1899 as part of the City Beautiful movement. It is one of only two remaining societies to be operating under its original charter “to provide sculptural and pictorial decoration and ornaments for the public buildings, streets and open spaces in the City of Baltimore, and to help generally beautify the City.” Artistic contributions to the City span more than one hundred years. In 2016 the MASOB embarks on a path to provide new opportunities to Baltimore artists and art places within the City. This prize will award $30,000 to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators, living and working within 100 miles of Baltimore City. 

Each year the MASOB Public Art Prize will be awarded based on proposals for a temporary public art project from artists, with the selected artist producing their proposed project with their budget from the awarded funds. For 2016, the site is the Clifton Park Valve House, 2701 St Lo Dr, Baltimore, MD 21213. There are images, information and an FAQ about the site at http://www.baltimorearts.org/masob-public-art-prize-info-and-faq/

Application Process

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

https://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/59418

You will be asked to submit the following:

Written Proposal (two pages max, PDF only) Describe your project as fully as possible, including conceptual and formal elements and how it relates to your work, along with a brief narrative of the practical elements of installing and deinstalling the project, how it will be made, etc.

Resume (three pages max, PDF only)

Images

  • Artists must submit 10 images of their work most relevant to their proposal, which should include renderings the proposed project and work produced in the past by the artist that related to this proposed project.
  • Images should be in jpeg format, and not be larger than 1 MB. (1240x900 pixels, 72 dpi)
  • Please label your images last name, first name and number corresponding to your image list (example: DoeJane_01.jpg, DoeJane_02.org, etc)
  • Image of the Valve House can be found at this link, please feel free to use these images for your proposal or use your own.

Videos

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

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

Project Budget Please use the attached budget form and provide the most realistic budget for your proposed project. Do not feel compelled to pad your travel with the highest number of locations or quantity of travel- the budget should reflect the needs as described in your statement, and the most realistic use of the funds.

Click here to download budget form.

Guidelines

  1. Artists living within 100 miles of Baltimore are eligible.

  2. Artists should propose projects that would be temporary, i.e. would be on display for a limited period of time. Depending on your budget, this period of time could vary from one day to three months, this period of time will be a factor for the jury to pick a winning project. There will be some flexibility in this period of time from proposal to the realization of the project, but substantially shortening your proposed duration will jeopardize your project and receiving funds.

  3. Artists will be allowed minor changes from the proposed project to final project, but any major changes must be approved by the board members of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City.

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

  5. Artists who apply as individuals must submit original artwork or artwork proposals that are principally created by them.  It is understood that sometimes individual artists may employ the work of another artist to complete a larger scale project. For example, an artist who works in video may choose to include sound in the video that is composed by another artist.  In such cases, the individual artist applying to the MAS Public Art Prize must be the primary creator of the work, they must disclose any assistance received on artwork submitted for consideration and they must obtain permission from the contributor to submit the work for consideration.  Failure to disclose this support will disqualify the applicant, and the artist will be required to return any prize monies awarded.

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

  7. The award will be paid in three installments. $10,000 will be paid upon signing a contract with BOPA, wherein the artist agrees to the guidelines outlined here. The second payment ($15,000) will be paid prior to installation of the project. The third payment ($5,000) will be paid upon the completion, exhibition and removal of the temporary project.

  8. Winners of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Public Art Prize will be responsible for paying all applicable federal, state and local taxes.

  9. Winners of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Public Art Prize will be required to file a final report by December 31, 2017. This report should include an explanation of how winning this prize has enabled the artist or artist collaborative group to further develop their work, as well as an explanation of any additional opportunities that may have arisen as a result of winning this prize.

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

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

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

Estimated Timeline

  • Monday, June 30, 2016: Call for entries released

  • August 18, 2016: Information meeting with BOPA staff at the Clifton Park Mansion. 5:30 to 7:30pm, (more information on the Facebook event.)

  • Friday, September 30, 2016: Application deadline

  • October 2016: MASOB Public Art Prize recipient announced

  • Spring/Summer 2017: Exhibition of public art project with reception.

For more information about the Travel Prize contact: Lou Joseph at 443-263-4339 or ljoseph@promotionandarts.org

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

$ 75.00

Farmers Market Non-Profit Org. Application 2016

The Baltimore Farmers Market is presented and managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts every Sunday from April through December, and provides discount rates for non-profit sponsors for community outreach presentations. This application is for non-profit organizations only. Spaces are scheduled on a first come first served basis. Your application will be reviewed upon receipt and you will be notified of the availability of the date requested. In addition to your application you are required to submit a certificate of insurance (insurance requirements are listed below).

The non-profit rate for Farmers Market is $75/Sunday.

Insurance Requirements

Insurance Requirements
Sponsor will list the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., Mayor and City Council of Baltimore as additionally insured on their certificate of liability insurance for this event according to the following limits:
(A) Commercial General Liability Insurance: With limits of not less than One Million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence for claims arising out of bodily injuries or death, property damage. With those policies with aggregate limits, a minimum of Two Million dollars ($2,000,000) is required. Such insurance shall include contractual liability insurance.

(B) Commercial Umbrella or Excess Liability: Sponsor shall also maintain either a Commercial Umbrella or Excess Liability at a limit of not less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) per Occurrence and a One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) aggregate.

(C) Business Automobile Liability at limits of no less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence for all claims arising out of bodily injuries or death and property damages. The insurance shall apply to any owned, leased, hired and non-owned vehicles used in this performance of this Agreement

(D) Workers’ Compensation coverage as required by the State of Maryland, as well as any similar coverage required for this work by applicable Federal or “Other States” State Law.

(E) BOPA and The Mayor and City Council of Baltimore its elected/appointed officials, employees and agents shall be covered, by endorsement, as additional insured as respects to: liability arising out of activities performed by or on behalf of the Sponsor in connection with this Contract/Agreement.

(F) The Sponsor’s insurance shall apply separately to each insured against whom claims are made and/or lawsuits are brought, except with respect to the limits of the insurer’s liability.

(G) To the extent of the Sponsor’s negligence, the Sponsor’s insurance coverage shall be primary insurance as respects the City, its elected/appointed officials, employees, and agents. Any insurance and/or self-insurance maintained by the City, its elected/appointed officials, employees, or agents shall not contribute with the Sponsor’s insurance or benefit the Sponsor in any way.

(H) Coverage shall not be suspended, voided, canceled, reduced in coverage or in limits except by the reduction of the applicable aggregate limit by claim paid, until after forty-five (45) days prior written notice has been given to BOPA and The Mayor and City. There will be an exception for non-payment of premium, which is ten (10) days notice of cancellation.

(I) Insurance is to be placed with insurers with a Best’s rating of no less than A:VII, or, if not rated with Best’s with minimum surpluses the equivalent of Best’s surplus size VII and must be licensed/approved to do business in the State of Maryland.

(J) The Sponsor shall furnish the BOPA, a “Certificate of Insurance” with a copy for the additional insured endorsement as verification that coverage is in force. The City reserves the right to require complete copies of insurance policies at any time.

(K) Failure to obtain insurance coverage as required or failure to furnish Certificate(s) of Insurance as required may render this Contract/Agreement null and void; provide however, that no act or omission of the City shall in any way limit, modify or affect the obligations of Sponsor under any provision of this Agreement.
Indemnification
Sponsor shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, its elected/appointed officials, employees, agents and volunteers from any and all claims, demands, suits and actions, including attorney’s fees and court costs connected therewith, brought against the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, its elected/appointed officials, employees, agents and volunteers, arising as a result of any direct or indirect, willful, negligent act of omission of Sponsor, its employees, agents or volunteers, except for activities caused by the sole negligent act of omission of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, its elected/appointed officials, employees, agents and volunteers arising out of this understanding/agreement. Subject to the application of the principles of contributory and comparative negligence, the BOPA hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor, its officers, agents and employees from any and all responsibility for any injury, damage, expense or loss sustained by any person or property directly caused by or arising directly from the sole negligence or willful misconduct of BOPA.

Force Majeure
Neither Sponsor nor BOPA shall be held liable or responsible if the failure to perform under the Agreement arises out of causes beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of Sponsor or BOPA. Such causes may include, but are not restricted to, acts of God or public enemies, unlawful acts, acts of the government in either its sovereign or contractual capacity, acts of any governmental entity, fires, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, strikes, freight embargoes, and unusually severe weather; but in every case the failure to perform must be beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of Sponsor or BOPA. Force Majeure specifically excludes both financial inability to perform and economic conditions.
Form must be submitted by close of business December 31, 2016. If you have questions, please email or call 410-752-8632.
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.
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How do we become a more responsible and equitable society?

This is the larger question we seek to explore at the Light City innovation conferences, happening from April 3-8 at the IMET Columbus Center. Each one of the five days focuses on innovation across a specific track: health care, sustainability, education, social justice and creative industries. We are seeking proposals for speaking engagements, presentations, keynotes, product demos and interactive audience experiences across each of these themes.

Light City innovation conferences bring together national and local thought leaders,
and engaged inspired citizens from diverse backgrounds to explore cutting edge
concepts for powering social change. By creating a weeklong community at the
intersections of innovation, humanity, culture, and technology we shine a light
on the brilliant ideas that will shape our collective future.

Our Attendees are just as important as our national speakers, bringing diverse  experiences from across Baltimore, and beyond, in a format that will allow for
interactive experience, networking, solutionsharing, as well as lively end of day socials.
We are seeking proposals for speaking engagements, presentations, keynotes,
product demos and interactive audience experiences across each of these themes.

Please submit your proposals by Monday, October 3, 2016

NEIGHBORHOOD LIGHTS
a community arts program of Light City Baltimore

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

Calling Baltimore artists, artist teams, and arts organizations
NEW DEADLINE: September 12, 2016

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) seeks qualified artists, artist teams, and/or arts organizations to submit qualifications for its new public artist in residency program, Neighborhood Lights. Neighborhood Lights is an immersive community arts program of Light City Baltimore that branches out beyond Baltimore’s Inner Harbor into neighborhoods throughout Baltimore City. Selected artists will work directly with one of seven participating neighborhoods to create an illuminated public project within the neighborhood of their residency during the Light City Baltimore festival March 31-April 8, 2017.

Participating neighborhoods and neighborhood profiles will be released on June 28, 2016.

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

BUDGET

$15,000 total, inclusive of artist fees, materials costs, and administrative costs

TIMELINE

June 28, 2016 – Participating Neighborhoods Announced, Neighborhood Profiles available
August 1, 2016 – Application Deadline
October 20, 2016 – Notifications
October-December, 2016 – Artist Pre-meetings with community & site selection
January-April 2017 – Artist Residency & Project Implementation
March 31-April 8, 2017 – Light City Baltimore 

 

ELIGIBILITY

Lead Artist(s) must be 18 years or older.

Lead Artist(s) must be Baltimore City residents. Housing is not provided as part of this residency.

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


EXPECTATIONS OF THE ARTIST

If selected, artists will be responsible for working with their community to:

  • Identify sites for a public outcome
  • Canvas community to identify goals, shape project scope, identify potential collaborators
  • Conduct community art-making workshop(s) which are used either to create the artworks themselves or to teach technical skills that correspond with the creation of the artwork being developed
  • Work with the community and BOPA to develop a project budget ($15,000)
  • Create a public illuminated art project that is activated during Light City 2017 (March 31-April 8, 2017), including design, fabrication, installation, rehearsal & performance (if applicable), and de-installation

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Artistic merit: Applicants should demonstrate a strong portfolio of past work samples, exhibiting high aesthetic quality and thoughtful concept
  • Community engagement: Applicants should have experience with and interest in working with communities in their practice
  • Strong verbal, written and graphic communication skills:  Applicants should exhibit good people and communication skills and be able to effectively collaborate with multiple project stakeholders as they develop, present, and receive feedback on their projects.
  • Previous experience: Applicants should have experience creating visual or performing artworks in the public sphere and should exhibit a clear understanding of designing and fabricating projects for the outdoors
  • Potential to build a foundation for an annual tradition in the neighborhood during Light City

NEIGHBORHOOD PROFILES
The participating neighborhoods for Neighborhood Lights 2017 are:

  • Coldstream Homestead Montebello
  • Greater Mondawin
  • Hamilton-Lauraville
  • Hampden
  • Little Italy
  • Sandtown-Winchester
  • Station North Arts & Entertainment District
  • Waverly

To learn more about each participating neighborhood, click here to view the neighborhood profiles.

ABOUT LIGHT CITY

Light City Baltimore is an annual festival produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts celebrating ideas, ingenuity and creativity through art, music, and innovation. Light City will feature lighted new media visual art forms as well as concerts, performance art, and an innovation conference.  Light City 2017 will take place March 31-April 8, 2016.

ABOUT BALTIMORE OFFICE OF PROMOTION & THE ARTS

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) 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, the Baltimore Book 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.

CONTACT

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