Ends on September 28, 2017
This form is used to collect information as it pertains tot he authors and chefs appearing on the Food For Thought Demo Kitchen Stage at Baltimore Book Festival. 

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

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

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

CRITERIA:

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

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

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

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

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


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


$250.00
Charcoal Drawing: Fundamentals of the Human Portrait

Instructor: Kai Lun Qu

 

Have you ever wanted to master the art of the portrait? Join us at School 33 Art Center for Fundamentals of the Human Portrait, a 7 week charcoal drawing class open to all skill levels! In this course, students will learn to grasp the fundamentals of drawing the human portrait through the understanding of measurement, form, basic proportions, value, anatomy, and observation.

Each week, students will gain understanding of an individual facial feature, with the course culminating in the creation of multiple full portrait drawings in the presence of a live model. Students can expect live demos and individual feedback and guidance from the teacher throughout the course. See the weekly syllabus below.

 

Week 1: Structuring the Eyes

Week 2: Structuring the Nose

Week 3: Structuring the Lips

Week 4: Structuring the Ears

Week 5: Structuring the Planes of the Head 

Week 6: Working from the Live Model Part 1 

Week 7: Working from the Live Model Part 2

 

 

Course Meets: 7 Sessions

Dates: Saturdays, October 28 – December 16th (No Class on November 11th or  25th)

Time: 12-3pm

Medium: Charcoal (Students will receive a small materials list upon registration.)

Ages: 18+

Where: School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 Registration Fee: $250


On Demand

Call for Entry for Digital Content and Time Based Media

Light City 2018

 

 

Project Summary

Featured along with the 22 illuminated sculptures on the 2018 BGE Light Art Walk, Light City Baltimore will host On Demand, an exhibition of time based digital content.  On Demand will host a curated program of looped video and time-based media content, exploring the range and diversity of experimental forms of cinema made locally and abroad. Creatives working across traditional and experimental short films, animations, poetronica, music videos, and other forms of digital media are encouraged to submit their existing works for consideration.

 

Project Details

·         A dedicated stop on the BGE Light Art Walk will host On Demand, an LED screen serving as the platform for looped program. Where possible, this video content may also be made visible on additional Light City branded spaces within the footprint.

·         Artworks should be no more than 7 minutes in length.

·         Artworks may contain a sound component, but should be enjoyable with or without that element.

·         The schedule of videos will be determined based on applications that are received.

·         Only currently existing artworks will be accepted.

·         Once video/time-based artworks are chosen by the Light City Curators for this location, artists will be paid an honorarium of $100.00 to prepare their videos in the format necessary for exhibition. For final exhibition, video files will need to be available in 1920x1080 ProRes LT MP4 or MOV formats.

·         Following selection of the artists, Light City will be working with a video editor to program the selections into exhibition format. No changes will be made to the files submitted by the artist; however a credit frame will be added between each selection to appropriately identify and credit the artist and their work.

·         Light City is a family friendly event and draws audiences of all age ranges, including young children.  Content that is explicit, discriminatory or of a violent nature will not be accepted.

·         Artists may only submit original content. Any works that include images or sounds that are original to another person should have the appropriate rights of usage and be able to supply them to Light City before finalizing any agreements for exhibition.

General Information and Guidelines

·         Light City 2018 will take place from April 14-21, 2018. Operating hours of the festival are 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Monday through Thursday and Sunday; Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am.  Artworks accepted for On Demand will be curated into a looped program of all selected submissions. Light City will make best efforts to inform artists of intended scheduling of the playing of their artworks.

·         By submitting an application, you agree to and accept application requirements and guidelines. This includes the rights to exhibit in public the digital content submitted, to a large general audience. Artists also agree that their work will be promoted through official Light City social media channels. Artists should be aware that due to the public nature of this exhibition, the audience is likely to capture their experiences with the work and share it within their own social networks.

·         Light City is a family friendly event and draws audiences of all age ranges, including young children.  Please keep this in mind when proposing works.

·         Any artist who submits a proposal will maintain their copyright. For proposals that are contracted to participate in Light City 2018, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), the Baltimore Festival of the Arts Inc. (BFAI), and its partners including (but not limited to) Visit Baltimore, reserves the right to reproduce images of selected artists’ work for printed or internet publicity, catalogue, map or marketing purposes.

·         Artists may submit up to three digital files for consideration. The volume of applications will determine the number of works per applicant that On Demand is able to support.  

·         There are no geographic or age restrictions for application. Students are encouraged to consider submitting their work.

 

On Demand and Light City Baltimore 2018 Timeline

Application Open: Monday, August 7, 2017

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST

Artist Notification: Friday, December 15, 2017

Digital Files due from Artists: Monday, January 15, 2018

Editing and formatting video for exhibition: January 15-April 6, 2018

Digital File Testing & Resolution: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tech Rehearsals: Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dress Rehearsal: Friday, April 13, 2018

Light City 2018: April 14-21, 2018

 

How to Apply

Application Materials to Prepare

1. Short description of artwork being submitted.

2. The video file you intend to be reviewed, in MP4 or .MOV format.

3. Up to three previous projection and/or video artworks.

4. Artwork list that corresponds with included video images, this list should contain appropriate details such as title, date, medium, a list of where the artworks have previously been exhibited, and dimensions/duration (.pdf format).

5. Artist/artist collaborative resume (no larger than 3 pages and in .pdf format).

For more information regarding the On Demand Call for Entry applications for Light City, please contact Kim Domanski or Ashley Molese at 410-752-8632 or kdomanski@promotionandarts.org or amolese@promotionandarts.org.

 

About Light City

In 1816, Baltimore was the first American city to illuminate its streets with gas lanterns, revolutionizing the urban landscape and forever transforming the city with light. It’s with this spirit of invention and transformation that 200 years later Light City was launched in 2016. In its first year, Light City welcomed nearly 400,000 attendees from throughout Baltimore and the region over the seven night festival period.

Light City is a free, family friendly festival that seeks to reflect Baltimore’s diverse audience.

 

About The Baltimore Office of Promotions & The Arts

Light City is produced by the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc. (BFAI) on behalf of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that produces events and arts programs as well as manages several landmarks and attractions. It is the official Baltimore City Arts Council. BOPA coordinates Baltimore's major events including New Year's Eve and July 4th celebrations at the Inner Harbor, Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. For more information, please visit www.promotionandarts.org

 

Ends on November 30, 2017

The Baltimore Office of Promotion& The Arts (BOPA) is inviting teen creatives to join the BOPA Youth Arts Council in order for Baltimore’s youth perspective to be heard in arts programming and policy. We are seeking creative young people between the ages of 14 and 19 who have an interest in the arts, writing, event planning, and education policy.

BOPA will select a group of dedicated, art-loving teens from across Baltimore City to serve on the second annual Youth Arts Council. The council will be designed by and for teens to inspire and empower other local youth through arts programming and advocacy. The Youth Arts Council will meet bi-weekly after school at BOPA to discuss ideas in a fun and creative environment while collaborating with each other and arts professionals to produce programs and events for Light City and Artscape such as workshops, performances, special events and other activities that tie into existing programs. The Youth Arts Council will also learn about education policy in order to advocate for equal access to the arts for all Baltimore City students.

 

Benefits of being on the BOPA Youth Council:

  • $250 Honoraria/Stipend (teens get paid!)

  • Build leadership skills

  • Experience alternative methods of making and seeing

  • Organize exhibitions and events

  • Build policy knowledge

  • Engage with artists and arts professionals

  • and more!

Teen Candidate FAQ:

  • Do you have to be an artist to join the youth council?

No, but an artist can be many things—an artist can write, perform, draw, cook, enjoy working with others towards a common goal, etc. These are all activities that BOPA considers art forms.

  •  How will this help me with my professional career?

The Youth Arts Council is a great addition to your resume for college or future jobs. It says that you have worked at a major arts organization, have skills in public event planning, understand educational policy, and know how to collaborate with peers to achieve a goal. Working with other teens to problem solve and advocate for arts access helps to build critical thinking skills.

  •  How often does the council meet?

The council typically meets bi-weekly (every other week) at BOPA for (2) hours after school during the week. On weeks when BOPA hosts Youth Arts Council produced activities, the council may meet more frequently.

  •   How long can a teen be a member of the youth council?

Teens who choose to can remain members of the Council for the duration of their high school career until graduation (through 12th grade) and as near peer council members after high school.

 

Basic Timeline:

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

  • October 1 - Submissions are due to BOPA

  • Mid-October - Youth Arts Council candidates are interviewed

  • November 1 - Youth Arts Council's first meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ends on October 1, 2017
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is excited to announce the return of MECU Neighborhood Event Grants for 2018! Each year, the program awards cash grants to Baltimore neighborhood associations and community-based non-profit organizations for the purpose of strengthening neighborhoods through special events. Thanks to the support of MECU, Baltimore's Credit Union, eligible groups can receive up to $1,000 to produce an event for the community and residents they serve, such as art workshops, back-to-school rallies, block parties, book drives, food drives, health fairs, farmers' markets, and neighborhood clean-ups. 

ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization (or have a Fiscal Sponsor) and be based in Baltimore City. Proposed events must be accessible, free, open to the public and take place in Baltimore City between April 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Required materials include a completed application, tax exemption documentation, financial statement, and project budget that cannot exceed $5,000.
 
For more information please download the MECU Application FAQs guide at http://promotionandarts.org/grants/mecu-neighborhood-event-grants

The budget template can also be found at the above web address. 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

  1. The event must be free, open to the public, and take place in Baltimore City between April 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.
  2. An organization can only apply to produce one event; however, the event can be a series (i.e. Friday Night Movie Series in the month of August).
  3. The requesting organization must have at least 4 members and a bank account in the organization's name.
  4. Applicants must be designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. If this is not the case, applicants can apply through a 501(c)(3) organization that is associated with the project that will be the Fiscal Agent.
  5. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and judged on criteria listed in this application. First time applicants are encouraged to apply. 
  6. Event budgets cannot exceed $5,000 dollars.
  7. All decisions are final; there is no appeal process. Applications are accepted in good faith.  Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore, Inc. (MECU), The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, and the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program shall be held harmless in the event of changes in the leadership or structure of organizations receiving grants. 

APPLICATIONS ARE JUDGED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

1. Clarity: Are the event objectives described clearly? Is the budget and personnel adequate to accomplish the event objectives?
2. Budget: Is the entire event budget under $5000? Is the budget proposed accurate and detailed with realistic estimates? Did the organization use the budget template provided? How does the organization intend to raise funds to cover the difference? Can the event still take place if not awarded a grant? *Keep in mind the maximum that a recipient may be granted is $1000.
3. Value: How does the event benefit the community? Can this event be duplicated in the future without significant financial assistance?
4. Community: How does the event help to make Baltimore a vibrant, safer, stronger, and healthier city? Is the applicant partnering with other organizations/ businesses?
5. Organization Standing: If the organization is a past MECU Neighborhood Event Grants award recipient, was their Final Report Form accurately completed on time.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF GRANT RECIPIENTS:
    1. Accept no sponsor representing a financial business for the event (i.e. other credit unions, banks, etc.)

    2. Send a representative to the Mandatory Grant Recipient Workshop. If someone is not able to represent your organization, you will not be awarded your grant.

    3.Credit all promotional material with the MECU and BOPA logos and/or the following text: "Special thanks to MECU, Baltimore's Credit Union and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts for helping to make this event possible."

    4. Display the MECU Neighborhood Event Grant Banner at your event.

    5. Complete the Final Report Form by December 31, 2018. This form requires: a)Updated event budget with itemized expenditures and accompanying receipts; b) at least six JPEG formatted digital photographs documenting your event. One photo must include the MECU Neighborhood Event Banner. 

    APPLICATION TIMELINE:

    October 1, 2017 - Application Deadline
    November 10, 2017 - Notification Letters
    January 27, 2018 - Mandatory Grant Recipient Workshop


    For additional information, please contact Symone Audain, Special Events Coordinator at saudain@promotionandarts.org or (410) 752-8632. 

    The MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program is supported by MECU: Baltimore's Credit Union and administered by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. Additional support is provided by the Baltimore City Department of Community Development. 

    The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is pleased to present the 5th annual Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize! This prize will award $1,000 to a Baltimore City student artist. The award recipient will also receive a stipend to produce a solo exhibition, with mentorship from BOPA staff, and recognition of the award presented at Baltimore City Schools' annual "For Your Inspiration" reception held at the Baltimore Museum of Art on May 12th.

    The Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize is competitive program that seeks to recognize and encourage artistic talent in Baltimore City. Students must be high school students at the time of application submission. The Prize is in conjunction with the annual Artscape festival. The award recipient’s work will be exhibited during the 2018 Artscape weekend (July 20-22, 2018). Applications for the Fred Lazarus IV Prize are due Friday, April 15, 2018.

    The 36th annual Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, returns in 2018!

    Artscape hours of operation are Friday and Saturday from 11am-9pm and Sunday 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.

    Fred Lazarus IV was instrumental in launching the city’s annual Artscape festival, now the largest free arts festival in the United States.  Anchored on MICA’s campus for more than 30 years and extending out for multiple city blocks, Artscape annually draws more than 350,000 visitors and has an economic impact on Maryland approaching $26 million. 

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

     

    WHO MAY APPLY

    Applicants should be current high school students. The student may live in Baltimore City, but attend school outside the city limits; or, live outside city limits but attend a Baltimore City school. Homeschool and other non-traditional students are eligible to apply. Applications to the Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize will be accepted in the following disciplines:

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

     

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

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

    One recommendation letter from a teacher or adult representative

    A current, official high school transcript

    A portfolio of 4–8 images of your artwork

    Note: Applications are only submitted electronically. Details about acceptable formats are listed below. 

     

    HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PORTFOLIO

    All images within your portfolio of artwork must be marked with your name, media, dimensions, and month/year completed.

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

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

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

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

    Applications for the Fred Lazarus IV Prize are due April 15, 2018. Note: Please do not email or fax portfolios. We cannot accept portfolios sent via email or fax.


    RIGHT TO REPRODUCE POLICY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Contact:

    For more information about the Bazaar, please contact:

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

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

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

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

    *Current & Former Vendors*:

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact

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

    443.263.4316     slawler@promotionandarts.org

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

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

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

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


    *Current & Former Vendors*:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact

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




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    Baltimore Mural Program Volunteer Application

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

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

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