School 33 Art Center and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts are happy to announce the 2017 Open Studio Tour Community Spotlight Event Grants!

EVENT DATE: October 6, 2017

Presented by Bank of America, Open Studio Tour is an annual city-wide event that for 29 years 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 7 & 8, will feature Community Spotlight events on the evening of Friday, October 6th, 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 the planning and coordination of their Friday festivities.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Neighborhood groups throughout Baltimore City can apply. Applicants must be a 501c3 non-profit. Proposals should emphasize the arts featured 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 & 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 Flannery Winchester at 443-263-4351 or email 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.

Ends on August 30, 2017$30.00 - 55.00
$30.00 - 55.00

Saturday, October 7, 10am – 6pm

Sunday, October 8, 10am – 6pm

 

Bank of America is proud to present School 33 Art Center’s 29th 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 7th and 8th, 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. 

 DEADLINE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017, 11:59pm

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, do not use this application. You will not be able to submit this application without payment. Instead, contact Flannery Winchester, (443) 263-4351 or fwinchester@promotionandarts.org to register with your group.


 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.

 

• 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.

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: 

***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 Ebony Byrd at 443-263-4324 or email ebyrd@promotionandarts.org.

How the Process Works:

1. Complete application

2. BOPA will review applications on a rolling basis.

3. 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. 

4. 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: 

** Applications submitted after June 2, 2017 will incur a $100 late registration fee, per 10x10 space. 

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 Ebony Byrd at ebyrd@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.

 

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

 

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 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.

    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.

    Place any category specific rules/guidelines here.

    Baltimore Mural Program Volunteer Application

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

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

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

    Neighborhood Lights 2018

    Artist Request for Qualifications (RFQ)


    Neighborhood Lights is an immersive community arts program that spreads the magic of Light City to neighborhoods throughout Baltimore City. Selected artists will work directly with one of 12 participating neighborhoods to create an illuminated public project within the neighborhood of their residency.

    Neighborhood Lights 2018 will kick off the weekend of April 6-8, 2018 with projects potentially on extended view through Light City, which takes place at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor from April 14-21, 2018.

    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, full-scale neighborhood installations, window based projections and installations, illuminated public sculptures or monuments, performances, special events, celebrations and/or new traditions that integrate light. Works can be performative and/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 accessible, free and open to the public.

    Deadline to Apply: Monday, August 21, 2017

    Project Budget

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

    Timeline

    • July 13, 2017: Participating Neighborhoods Announced and Neighborhood Profiles available

    • August 21, 2017: Artist Application Deadline

    • Early October: Artist Notifications

    • October-December, 2017: Artist pre-meetings with communities, site selection and proposal development

    • January–April 2018: Artist Residency & Project

    Implementation

    • April 6–8, 2018: Neighborhood Lights Kick-off Weekend

    • April 14-21, 2018: Light City

    Eligibility

    Lead Artist(s) must be 18 years or older, with a demonstrated and strong commitment to Baltimore City. Housing is not provided as part of this residency. Employees of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are not eligible to apply.

    Application

    Qualifications should be submitted online at: https://tinyurl.com/y9foghrj

    Application Deadline: August 21, 2017

    Expectations Of The Artist

    If selected, artists will be responsible for working with their neighborhood 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 happens on the weekend of April 6–8, 2018.

    • Neighborhood Lights projects may remain open and on view during Light City 2018 (April 14–21, 2018).

    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.

    Neighborhood Profiles

    The participating neighborhoods for Neighborhood

    Lights 2018 are:

    1. Baybrook (Brooklyn and Curtis Bay)

    2. Belair-Edison

    3. Bromo Arts District

    4. Federal Hill

    5. Hamilton-Lauraville

    6. Highlandtown

    7. Hollins Roundhouse/Southwest Baltimore

    8. Locust Point

    9. Patterson Park

    10. Pigtown/Washington Village

    11. Remington

    12. Waverly

    13. Darley Park 

    14. Little Italy

    To learn more about each participating neighborhood, visit www.lightcity.org to view the neighborhood profiles.

    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. Light City is a free, family-friendly event that is open to all members of the public and welcomed nearly 470,000 attendees from throughout Baltimore and the region in its second year. Nearly 80% of festival-goers cited viewing art work as their main reason for visiting Light City.

    About the Baltimore Office Of Promotion & 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 facilities. It is the official arts council for the City of Baltimore. 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. Please visit our website for more information: www.promotionandarts.org.

    Contact

    For questions about this Call for Neighborhood Partners or the Neighborhood Lights program, contact: Kathy Hornig | 410.752.8632 | khornig@promotionandarts.org