The Baltimore Office of  Promotion and the Arts is proud to present the Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar BBQ for SNAP too!, a fundraiser for the Maryland Farmers Market Association’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Local chefs and pitmasters square off in 5 different categories all vying for the title of BFMB 2017 BBQ Master.
Rules for the competition can be found here: http://www.promotionandarts.org/sites/default/files/ckfinder/files/BFMB_BBQ-COMP17.pdf




Ends on April 1, 2017

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is excited to announce Artscape Gallery Network 2017! The Artscape Gallery Network is an expansion of the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize featuring artists and art galleries throughout Baltimore City and County.  Gallery Network is designed to raise the visibility of and attract more visitors to Baltimore's thriving arts community.  It is possible for everyone to participate -- for FREE!

  

Here's what you will receive:

- Gallery Network will be promoted by a highly visible, multi-media marketing campaign.

- Winter & Summer Gallery Network Postcards that will feature your gallery along with exhibitions and events

- Monthly E-Blast Newsletter featuring events, updates and programming at your gallery to be distributed to BOPA's large network of audiences

- Seasonal Happy Hour Meetups with participating gallery representatives

- Additional programming opportunities in conjunction with the 2017 Artscape Festival and 2017 Baltimore Open Studio Tour 

Get your proposals in quickly, the first 25 galleries to sign up for the 2017 Artscape Gallery Network will be eligible to receive a Mini Grant awarded by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts!


Guidelines for participating in the 2016 Artscape Gallery Network:

 - Gallery must be located in Baltimore city or Baltimore County.

- Exhibition or event must occur between June 1st, 2017 and August 31st, 2017.

- At least ONE 2017 Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize applicant must be included in your exhibition. To view the 2017 Sondheim Prize applicant information and artwork, please contact Flannery Winchester: fwinchester@promotionandarts.org // (443) 263-4351

  

Submission Deadline:

 Proposals are being accepted until 11:59pm on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
 

How to view Sondheim applicant information:

The applicant materials have been added to Dropbox. If you would like to view them and haven't already been invited to share the Dropbox folders, please email or call Flannery Winchester at FWinchester@PromotionAndArts.org or (443) 263-4350.

 

2017 Timeline:

April 1: Gallery Network 2017 Submission Deadline!

Mid-April: Participating Galleries and Sondheim Finalists Announced via Press Release

Late May: Gallery Network Kick-Off Event, location and date TBA 

June 1–August 31: Gallery Network Exhibitions and Events

July 21 - 23:  Artscape 2017

 

We look forward to your Gallery Network 2017 application! If you have any questions, please contact:

Flannery Winchester

Cultural Affairs Associate

Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts

FWinchester@PromotionAndArts.org

443-263-4350

 

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

22nd Annual Baltimore Book Festival

September 22-24, 2017

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 7pm

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

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

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

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

 What is a Tabler?:

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

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

 What's Included:

New for 2017: There is NO application fee!

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

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

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

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

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

•Access to an electrical outlet

• Basic identifying sign

•Listing in the event program

•Listing on the festival website

• Inclusion in festival Press Kit

•A comprehensive Tabler guide (emailed pre-festival)

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

 Who can apply:

•Author/Bookseller/Publisher

• Zines / Small Press

•Educational Institution promoting literary arts

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

• Those promoting a literary-oriented event or resource

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

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

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

 How the Process Works:

1. Complete application

3. BOPA will review applications on a rolling basis.

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

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

 Tabler Rules:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Baltimore Book Festival 2017 - Exhibitors Application

The 22nd Annual Baltimore Book Festival

September 22-24, 2017

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications are reviewed and invoiced on a rolling basis.

• $600 per 10'x10' space

• Festival-provided tent

•Access to an electrical outlet

• Exhibitor sign

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

•Overnight roaming security

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

•A comprehensive exhibitor guide (emailed pre-festival)

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

Who can apply:

•Booksellers / Publishers

•Authors

•Educational Institution promoting literary arts 

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

• Those promoting a literary-oriented event or resource

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

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

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

 How the Process Works:

1. Complete application

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

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

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

Exhibitor Rules:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

ARTSCAPE 2017: Field Work

Call for Entry
DEADLINE: Friday, March 31, 2017

To be hosted in MICA’s Pinkard Gallery, Field Work is an indoor exhibition that will include artworks whose subject matter or form demonstrate how nature and/or the fields of science intersect with art. Field Work seeks artworks that incorporate nature and science thematically, artwork made from a scientific approach or artworks made from natural materials for final selection.  Artists are encouraged to think broadly, either literally or abstractly, in their interpretation of this exhibition topic.  

Applications will be accepted that include already existing work and proposals for new work.

While this exhibition will be hosted in an indoor space, artists who work in a public realm are encouraged to also apply with either appropriately adapted work or documentation of an outdoor project that speaks to the exhibition theme.                                  

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

Curator
Field Work will be curated by BOPA Staff member Kim Domanski.  A 1996 MFA graduate of MICA’s multidisciplinary Mount Royal School of Art, Kim has curated several exhibitions and has worked in Public Art and on the Sondheim Prize at BOPA for more than a decade.

Artscape 2017
Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore. 

Please see our website for additional opportunities for artists: www.artscape.org.

How to Apply to Field Work
Applications for Field Work are being accepted online through the Submittable website:

https://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/72576/artscape-2017-field-work-pinkard-gallery-exhibition

Application Materials to Prepare

1.       Applicants should include 5 images (.jpeg) or videos (.mov or .mp4) or sound based works (.mp3) of art.  Images should not exceed approximately 3MB and videos or sound based works should not exceed approximately 200MB.

2.       Artwork List that includes title, date, medium, dimensions and a description if applicable – please also note on this list whether the artwork samples are available for the exhibition.

3.       Artist Resume, CV and/or Artist Statement (.doc or .pdf format)

Guidelines

1.       There are no geographic restrictions for application.

2.       Artists 18 years and older are eligible to apply.

3.       Artwork should be dropped off during the “artwork drop-off” period listed on the exhibition timeline and picked up during the listed “artwork pick-up” period.  Artists who cannot meet these timeframes should make every effort to make other arrangements with a friend, colleague or family member.  BOPA does not have the ability to transport artwork.

4.       Artwork will be insured while it is in BOPA’s possession during installation, exhibition, and deinstallation periods.  Artwork dropped off before the “artwork drop-off” time period or picked up after the “artwork pick-up” time period, is done so at the artist’s risk.  Artwork will not be insured beyond listed installation, exhibition, and deinstallation periods. 

5.         BOPA reserves the right to reproduce images of selected artwork for printed or internet

publicity, catalogue, map or marketing purposes.

6.          By submitting an application, you agree to and accept application requirements and guidelines.

Estimated Timeline
Application deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017
Artist Notification: Monday, May 1, 2017
Artwork drop-off: Monday, July 10, 2015 from 9am-Noon
Exhibition duration: Friday, July 21, 2017 through Sunday, August 6, 2017
Exhibition opening reception: Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Exhibition artwork pick-up: 5-7pm Sunday, August 6 or 9am-Noon Monday, August 7, 2017
Artscape: Friday, July 21 & Saturday July 22 from 11am - 9pm; Sunday, July 23 from 11am – 8pm

Artscape After Hours returns on Friday and Saturday nights on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.

For more information on Field Work, please contact Kim Domanski at 443-263-4340 or kdomanski@promotionandarts.com.

Have questions about applying to this and other opportunities at Artscape?

Attend one of the Artscape Information Sessions:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts (BOPA) is the Arts Council for the City of Baltimore. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, it produces festivals, special events and promotions for Baltimore City, addresses the needs of the arts community through arts and cultural activities, advocacy and support, and develops and administers funds, grant programs and community workshops. Through Creative Baltimore, BOPA grants funds to qualified artists, and arts and cultural organizations based in Baltimore City. 

Mission, Vision & Values

BOPA strives to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city by: 
•Producing high-quality special events, festivals and arts programming that stimulate communities economically, artistically and culturally.
•Inspiring and promoting literary, performing and visual arts, and artists.
•Celebrating Baltimore's rich, diverse heritage while enhancing the quality of life and sense of community for all residents.
•Forging partnerships that make Baltimore a premiere visitor destination.
•Managing cultural and historic attractions.
•Generating positive local, national and international publicity about Baltimore.

 Creative Baltimore Fund Overview

Creative Baltimore has two primary 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. 

This document consists of the application guidelines and instructions for the General Operating Support program for FY18. 

Panels 
All BOPA grant programs are adjudicated using independent panels of arts and culture professionals from the region who evaluate and score applications. Panelists are appointed through open nominations and serve for specific grant programs and cycles. 

Staff
BOPA grant programs are administered by professional staff responsible for ensuring an objective, equitable and transparent grantmaking process that meets BOPA’s mission and core values. BOPA staff members provide pertinent and uniform information to the public regarding the grant application process and ensure that program guidelines and requirements are applied consistently. 

Ownership of Intellectual Property 
BOPA does not own, collect royalties on or hold copyrights to artistic products resulting from its grants, nor will it take any action on behalf of the grantee (cultural partner) to protect the grantee’s intellectual property rights. BOPA does, however, have legal authority to reproduce and use submitted documentation (electronically and in print) of such artistic products for educational, promotional, official or noncommercial purposes. 

Questions
For additional information on the General Operating Support FY18 application please contact: 
Krista D. Green, Assistant Director of Cultural Affairs, kgreen@promotionandarts.org.

News, updates and technical assistance workshops will be posted on the BOPA website, Facebook page and Twitter feed, and distributed through BOPA’s email distribution list. Interested applicants are encouraged to sign up at www.promotionandarts.org to receive notifications. 

General Operating Support Basics

Background
General Operating Support (GOS) grants provide unrestricted, core support for Baltimore City-based nonprofit organizations that have: 
•a primary mission to create, produce, present or provide arts or cultural services for the public; 
•a history of vibrant artistic or cultural programming; and 
•a strong organizational capacity. 

General Operating Support Timeline
January 01, 2017 - Application Available
March 31, 2017 - Application Deadline at 11:59pm EST
April 24-28, 2017 - Panel Review 
June 2017 - Grant Awards Announced
July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 - Grant Period; All funded activities must occur during the grant period. 

Eligibility Criteria - Who May Apply 

To be eligible for the GOS grant program, applicant organizations must meet each of the following criteria:

Have a primary mission to provide programs or activities in areas directly concerned with arts or cultural heritage for the general public. BOPA defines arts and culture as including, but not limited to, literature, theater, music, dance, ballet, painting, sculpture, photography, motion pictures, architecture, archaeology, history, natural history, or the natural sciences. 

Have a permanent and viable base in Baltimore City for a minimum of three years prior to the submission deadline for the FY18 General Operating Support application.

Be and have been a 501(c)(3) organization for at least three years or be a successor to an arts or cultural organization that had been a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization for at least five years prior to the submission deadline.

Employ for a minimum of two years prior to the submission deadline at least one paid, professional artistic and/or administrative staff person working a minimum of 20 hours per week (or 1,040 hours per year) at or above the state-designated minimum wage. This staff person should receive an IRS Form W-2 from the applicant organization reporting wages and withheld taxes and should have approval from the applicant organization’s Board of Directors to sign for financial transactions and grant-related documents. 

Provide Independently Certified Audited Financial Statements for FY14, FY15 and FY16 if its annual budget is $500,000 or more; or provide either Independently Certified Audited or Reviewed Financial Statements for FY14, FY15 and FY16 if its annual budget is less than $500,000. 

Have a Certificate of Good Standing certifying that the applicant is a registered nonprofit corporation, in good standing, in the State of Maryland. 

Who May NOT Apply 
The following types of organizations are not eligible to apply to the GOS Program (this list is not meant to be exhaustive): units of government, including K‐12 school districts; public colleges and universities; libraries; individuals; organizations that are the primary responsibility of a government agency; private K‐12 schools; private libraries; organizations that are not in good standing with BOPA and/or not in compliance with previous grants. Additionally, organizational partners to artists receiving Project Support are not eligible for GOS funding in the same grant cycle. 

Funding Restrictions
BOPA funds cannot be used for: religious ceremonies or events advancing or inhibiting a particular religious ideology; fundraising or advocacy of specific political causes or candidates; capital improvements (facilities and equipment); agent’s fees for programs contracted through commercial agencies; and travel outside of the United States. 

The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts (BOPA) is the Arts Council for the City of Baltimore. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, it produces festivals, special events and promotions for Baltimore City, addresses the needs of the arts community through arts and cultural activities, advocacy and support, and develops and administers funds, grant programs and community workshops. Through Creative Baltimore, BOPA grants funds to qualified artists, and arts and cultural organizations based in Baltimore City. 

BOPA strives to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city by: 

•Producing high-quality special events, festivals and arts programming that stimulate communities economically, artistically and culturally.
•Inspiring and promoting literary, performing and visual arts, and artists.
•Celebrating Baltimore's rich, diverse heritage while enhancing the quality of life and sense of community for all residents.
•Forging partnerships that make Baltimore a premiere visitor destination.
•Managing cultural and historic attractions.
•Generating positive local, national and international publicity about Baltimore.

Creative Baltimore Fund Overview

Creative Baltimore has two primary grant programs: 

Mayor’s Individual Artist Award provides project 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. 
Panels 

All BOPA grant programs are adjudicated using independent panels of arts and culture professionals from the region who evaluate and score application. Panelists are appointed through open nominations and serve for specific grant programs and cycles. 

Staff
BOPA grant programs are administered by professional staff responsible for ensuring an objective, equitable and transparent grantmaking process that meets BOPA’s mission and core values. BOPA staff members provide pertinent and uniform information to the public regarding the grant application process and ensure that program guidelines and requirements are applied consistently. 

Ownership of Intellectual Property 
BOPA does not own, collect royalties on or hold copyrights to artistic products resulting from its grants, nor will it take any action on behalf of the grantee (cultural partner) to protect the grantee’s intellectual property rights. BOPA does, however, have legal authority to reproduce and use submitted documentation (electronically and in print) of such artistic products for educational, promotional, official or noncommercial purposes. 

Questions
For additional information on the Mayor’s Individual Artist Award - Project Support FY18 grant application please contact: 
Krista D. Green, Cultural Affairs Assistant Director, kgreen@promotionandarts.org, 410-752-8632.

News, updates and technical assistance workshops will be posted on the BOPA website, Facebook page and Twitter feed, and distributed through BOPA’s email distribution list. Interested applicants are encouraged to sign up at www.promotionandarts.org to receive notifications. 

Individual Artist Award - Project Support Basics

Background
The purpose of BOPA’s Creative Baltimore Fund Individual Artist Project Award grant program is to promote public access and encourage the breadth of arts and/or cultural programming in our community by supporting Baltimore City-based projects. Projects are intended to promote interest and provide accessibility to arts and culture throughout Baltimore’s diverse neighborhoods. We encourage artists and partner organizations to be inventive, and propose arts and cultural experiences that have lasting community impact. Projects should promote active community participation and a process of discovery in art and culture.
The Mayor’s Individual Artist Project Award will give up to $5,000 to individual artists for project support. Winners of the Mayor’s Award recipients will showcase the results of their work at a public presentation.

Grant applications are adjudicated through a public panel review process. In FY18, the grant period will be July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. 

• Grant requests up to and including $5,000 for Individual Artist(s) and partner 501c3 organizations based in Baltimore City 
• Application consists of 8 narrative questions, budget and support materials 


Individual Artist Project Support Timeline
January 01, 2017 - Application Available
March 31, 2017 - Application Deadline at 11:59pm EST
April 24-28, 2017 - Panel Review 
June 2017 - Grant Awards Announced
July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 - Grant Period; All funded activities must occur during the grant period. 
 

Eligibility Criteria - Who May Apply 
To be eligible for the FY18 Project Support grant program, applicant individuals and organizations must meet each of the following criteria: 

• Individual and/or groups of practicing professional artists 18 years of age or older organizing projects in Baltimore City with experience or background that demonstrates their ability to administer a community arts project. Employees of BOPA are not eligible.

•Partner Organizations must be a nonprofit, tax exempt organization with a 501c3 determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service.
•Have a Certificate of Good Standing certifying that the applicant is a registered nonprofit corporation, in good standing, in the State of Maryland. 
• Have a permanent and viable base of operations in Baltimore City for at least one year prior to the grant application deadline. 
• Have produced or presented arts / cultural program(s) open to the public within the previous two years prior to the grant application deadline. 
• Provide the required financial documentation.

Who May NOT Apply 
The following types of organizations are not eligible to apply to the FY18 Project Support grant program (this list is not meant to be exhaustive): units of government; religious institutions without a separate 501c3 organization that specifically administers non-sectarian public programming; organizations that are not in good standing with BOPA and/or in compliance with previous grants. Additionally, organizations receiving a General Operating Support grant from BOPA are NOT eligible to receive Project Support funding in the same grant cycle. 

Funding Restrictions
BOPA funds cannot be used for: religious ceremonies or events advancing or inhibiting a particular religious ideology; fundraising or advocacy of specific political causes or candidates; capital improvements (facilities and equipment); agent’s fees for programs contracted through commercial agencies; and travel outside of the United States. 

Financial Information
Partner Organizations are encouraged to participate in the Maryland Cultural Data Project (Maryland CDP). The Maryland CDP is a standardized online system for collecting historical financial and organizational data for grant applications to participating funders. It was designed to provide an easier application process for potential grantees through the development of a standardized form for financial and organizational data that will accompany grant requests to the partnering funders. Applicants will only need to complete this form once each year. New applicants must provide two years of data.
Please visit MD Cultural Data.

After completing the application’s contact information form, you will be asked to answer a series of questions and asked to provide supporting documents. The details for each of these sections are listed below.

REQUIRED DOCUMENT CHECKLIST

The following materials are required and should be submitted with the completed application. Fields to upload each document are provided. Please submit your documents in PDF.

Individual Artist Resume
Individual Artist List of Work
Project Budget
Most current audited financial statement for the organization, or IRS 990N
Copy of 501 (C) (3) tax exemption determination letter
Copy of Maryland Certificate of Good Standing

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 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 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.

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 Artscape weekend (July 21-23, 2017). Applications for the Fred Lazarus IV Prize are due April 30, 2017.

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

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

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

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 30, 2017. 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.

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

2017 Juried Group Exhibitions

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

Application Deadline:  Monday, April 10, 2017- 11:59pm.

School 33 Art Center is now accepting submissions from artists for our 2017 juried group exhibitions, to take place September 1 - October 28, 2017, and November 3 - January 6, 2018 in our first floor Main Gallery.  The call for entry is open to visual artists working in any medium. Through this open call, School 33 aims to present new work by emerging and established artists from the United States and abroad.  Our jurors will select between four and ten artists for each exhibition, based upon individual artistic merit and curatorial vision.  School 33 Art Center and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts will produce all related press materials, and will host an opening reception and coordinate exhibition-related programming.


Our 2017 Jurors


Natalie Campbell

Natalie Campbell is an independent curator and arts worker active in Washington DC and New York. She studied Art History at Hunter College CUNY. Her teaching includes the Corcoran School of Arts + Design at George Washington University and the Maryland Institute College of Art MFA Program in Curatorial Practice (Spring 2017). She has curated and co-curated exhibitions at venues including the American University Museum, Washington, DC; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, the Center for Book Arts, New York, as well as numerous temporary, collaborative, and publication-based projects outside of traditional exhibition spaces. Upcoming projects include an exhibition at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (Asheville, NC, summer 2017) and a project with the artist collective FURTHERMORE at Washington Project for the Arts (DC, fall 2017).


Jarvis S. DuBois

Since moving to Washington, DC In 2002, DuBois has independently curated and consulted on many exhibitions including: Black Abstraction- Harmony Hall Regional Art Gallery, Fort Washington, MD (2011); GA Gardner: Interconnections- The Athenaeum, VA (2012); A/Way Home- DC Arts Center (2012-13); Of a Place and Time: Photographic Memories and Imaginings- Hillyer Art Space (2013); (in)Visible and (dis)Embodied: Repositioning the Marginalized- DC Arts Center (2014); Of Present Bodies- Arlington Arts Center, VA (2014); Looking Back/Looking Forward: 15 Years of the Millennium Arts Salon- Brentwood Arts Exchange, MD. (co-curation, 2015); Dream Ship- Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, DC. (2015) Hear/Here- Honfleur Gallery, DC. (2016);  and most recently, Lest We Forget- A co-curation with Deirdre Darden- Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD. DuBois curated the work of performance artist Sheldon Scott at (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC. (2013-14), is a member of the Millennium Arts Salon board, and serves upon the Hillyer Art Space Artist Advisory committee. He currently serves as a Museum Specialist at Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History (2002-present). 


Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Individual visual artists and collaborative teams working in any medium may apply.
  • Artists should apply with their most recent works.
  • Artists who apply should be available to participate in either of the exhibitions. Artists cannot be selected for more than one exhibition. 
  • Selected artists will be fully responsible for making all necessary arrangements for the delivery and pick-up of their artwork.
  • Employees of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts are ineligible to apply.
  • Late and incomplete entries will not be considered.
 

Application and Exhibition Timeline:

  • Call for Entry applications due by 11:59pm Monday, April 10, 2017.
  • Notifications will go out to artists on Friday, May 12, 2017.
  • Two exhibitions will take place on the following dates: (1) September 1 - October 27, 2017, and (2) November 3 - January 6, 2018 The artwork delivery and installation period for each exhibition will take place 1.5 weeks before each opening. An opening reception (dates TBA) will take place for each exhibition.


Complete submissions should include:

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


If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Webb, Exhibitions Manager @ mwebb@promotionandarts.org, or call 443-263-4352.


School 33 Art Center is a program of Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.

To learn more about us please visit our website: www.school33.org


For 37 years, School 33 Art Center has been the bridge between contemporary artists and the viewing public.  School 33 is dedicated to providing opportunities for visual and performing artists through solo and group exhibitions, art classes, artist-led programming and workshops, and Studio Artist Residencies. A program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, School 33 is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions, and is the proud recipient of an Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

 







Ends on July 1, 2017

The 22nd annual Baltimore Book Festival, celebrates authors and brings 100,000+ people from all over the world to Baltimore's Inner Harbor for a weekend of “Literary Feasts with Gourmet Eats”. 

Imagine sipping a micro brew, nibbling on artisinal cheese, savoring a crepe, or eating a locally made sausage, with a local farmers' fresh salad, while overlooking the harbor... our Food and Beverage program is looking for a few local vendors to create a food environment to enhance the Baltimore Book Festival experience . 

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


FOOD AREA OPPORTUNITIES:
We are looking to pair an assortment of light bites and creative-simple offerings from Baltimore area Chefs, with a small selection of wines and regional craft beers. These prices are a guideline; adjustments maybe made.
* Small Craft Beverage Vendor: $1500.00 plus 10% of sales over $5000.00
* Cooking Vendors: $1800.00 per 10'x10' space plus $200.00 refundable cleaning deposit
* Non-Cooking: Sandwiches (No Cooking, Electrical, Water, etc.): $1,200.00 per 10'x10' space
* Small Carts: Ice Cream/Cookies/Popsicles/Non-Alcoholic Beverages/ $800.00
Deadline to apply: May 17, 2017
Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance. You will be notified by the selection committee if your application has been approved, no later than July 30, 2017. By submitting an application, you are agreeing to all BBF 2017 Terms And Conditions


APPROVED VENDOR RULES and some DETAILS:
* Vendors may load in and out at approved hours only, as stated in the guidelines.

* Vendors must be open for business during all regular hours of BBF.

* Space fee, plus a refundable clean-up deposit, is due upon acceptance.

* Vendors may not share, re-sell, or sublet their space.

* Vendors may only sell approved beverages. No alcohol sales permitted unless accepted as a vendor.

* Vendors may only use the Official Ice Vendor.

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

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

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

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

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

* Based on location, tenting and signage provided for most cooking and beverage vendors.

* Baltimore Book Festival takes place rain or shine. 

Questions? Or need to brainstorm ideas of how you can get involved? 
Contact: Sandy: slawler@promotionandarts.org
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Baltimore Mural Program Volunteer Application

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

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

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

ARTSCAPE 2017: Kidscape - Request for Proposal

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

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

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

Kidscape hours of operation are the same as the festival - Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 from 11am-9pm, and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm.


Let's experience the adventure of a lifetime at Kidscape, Artscape's youth component. Kidscape is now accepting proposals from organizations and entertainers with their fun craft ideas, demonstrations, dance, music or performances. Proposals that both literally or conceptually include the theme of camp/camping are encouraged. 


NEW FOR 2017! Kidscape will be located in Pearlstone Park, the green space between Cathedral and Preston streets. In addition, there is potential for one of the festival's anchor projects (large-scale art installation; visual and/or performing arts) to be located within Pearlstone Park, to compliment Kidscape and its programming.

Applications should portray how you plan to actively engage the audience (families and school-age children) and provide a unique and memorable experience for festival-goers. In keeping with the spirit of the festival, all works and performances must be free and open to the public the entire Artscape weekend. All activities excluding performers and entertainment must be staffed during all festival hours. 

Attention Arts, Cultural and Non-Profit Organizations: If you would like to apply to participate in Kidscape, vs. the general Organizations application, please feel free to do so. We encourage organizations with an arts & crafts type project to apply and participate in Kidscape (80% craft, 20% promoting organization).


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

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


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

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

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

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


PARTICIPATION IDEAS:

  • Camp  (i.e. Space Camp, Band Camp, Art Camp, etc)
  • Storytelling
  • Badges 
  • Forts & Cabins
  • Moon & Stars 
  • Nature
  • Demonstrations (on a stage)


ESTIMATED TIMELINE
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2017

Accepted Participants Notified: by Friday, April 28, 2017

Artscape: July 21-23, 2017


QUESTIONS/CONTACT INFORMATION
Should you have any questions, please contact Symone Audain, Special Events Coordinator (443-263-4314 or saudain@promotionandarts.org).


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


ARTSCAPE 2017: In the Neighborhood Application

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

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

Artscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 from 11am-9pm, and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape After Hours returns Friday and Saturday nights, on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.


Artscape is now accepting applications from businesses and organizations in the Bolton Hill, Midtown and Station North Arts and Entertainment district who are offering a unique experience for festival-goers. 

Business Participation Ideas:

  • Art Exhibitions
  • Coupons/Discounts on Services/Goods
  • Food and/or Beverage Specials
  • Performances
  • Specialty Menus

Please Note: Participants should be self-contained; the festival will not provide any production elements.


The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 19, 2017.

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.

You will be notified if your application has been approved and accepted no later than Friday, May 26, 2017.


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

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

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

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



Questions/Contact Information:
Should you have any questions, or need to brainstorm ideas of how you can get involved, please contact Tess Cooper, Festivals Coordinator (tcooper@promotionandarts.org).


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

ARTSCAPE 2017: Art Cars (Campers, Caravans and RVs) - Call for Entries

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

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

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

 

Artscape invites art car artists and all artists to be part of the annual Art Car Show and Art Car Parade in Baltimore. Artscape will be offering commissions for the creation of new cars, bikes and other wheeled vehicles.  Limited travel stipends for out of the area cars will also be considered.

In keeping with Artscape’s 2017 theme around camp, art cars, bikes and other wheeled vehicles with a camp/camping theme are strongly encouraged; campers, caravans, RVs, small trailers, or any vehicle designed to (theoretically) explore the great outdoors. Priority for inclusion in this year's show will be given to vehicles that are relevant to the theme of camp. These vehicles would be on display for the duration of the festival and also take part in a parade within the festival footprint on Saturday, July 22 in the late morning/early afternoon.


The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, March 31, 2017.

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


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

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

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

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


Guidelines for Vehicles and Travel Stipends

  1. This exhibition is open to artists working anywhere.
  2. Honoraria of up to $500 will be awarded for the modification of cars. Honoraria of up to $200 will be awarded to creation or modification of bikes and other wheeled vehicles. Final honoraria awards will be decided by the curator. It is also possible that a non-running car can be made available for modification.
  3. Travel stipends will be determined by the distance that the car is from the show.  Stipends will be limited and will not be offered to all applicants.
  4. If you are interested in participating or are planning to make an art car, you must fill out the online application form at https://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/50248
  5. Vehicles will be selected based on their relevancy to the overall theme for Artscape.

 

For more information contact Lou Joseph at 443-263-4339 or ljoseph@promotionandarts.org.


Artscape's Art Cars are a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA). Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

ARTSCAPE 2017: Gamescape - Call for Designers and Developers

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Curator: Benjamin Walsh

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


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

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


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

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

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

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


ARTIST ELIGIBILITY

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


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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

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

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

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

 

ESTIMATED TIMELINE

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2017

Developer/Designer Acceptance Notification: May 1, 2016

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

Artscape: July 21-23, 2017


FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT: 

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


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

$60.00

ARTSCAPE 2017: Organization/Exhibitor Application

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

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

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


Artscape is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations for the 2017 festival. This year’s theme is camp, and applications integrating the arts with camp/camping, nature and the great outdoors are highly preferred. If your organization has a program that highlights camp/camping, exploring the intersections between adventure and the arts, we want to spotlight you at this year’s festival.

Exhibition spaces reserved for non-profit organizations at the festival are intended to highlight those that support the visual or performing arts in Baltimore and the surrounding region.

Organizations are encouraged to use Artscape as a marketing and promotional tool. While Festival staff recognizes that Artscape is an excellent opportunity to generate revenue, we require that Organizations featured at Artscape limit the amount of merchandise available for sale in their booth, to 30% of all materials exhibited. BOPA reserves the right to refuse participation by any organization at its sole discretion.

In order to be considered for an Organization space at Artscape, you must be a non-profit and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Arts/Camping/Nature related regionally-based cultural institution
  • Arts/Camping/Nature related cultural resource
  • Arts/Camping/Nature related educational institution


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

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


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

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

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

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


Exhibitor Packages are $700 (for a 10' x 10' x7’ space) or $750 (for a 10' x 10' x 10’ space) and include:

  • Festival provided tent with sidewall - there are no "stand alone" spaces
  • Free access to an electrical outlet and basic overhead lighting
  • Overnight roaming security
  • On-site Artscape help-line
  • Exhibitor Hospitality Welcome at check-in (snacks and bottled water)
  • Listing on Artscape website
  • A comprehensive exhibitor guide (emailed pre festival) with helpful tips
  • Access to over 350,000 potential members over three day
Exhibitor Rules:
  • Exhibitors must keep their space open all hours of the festival weekend, rain or shine.
  • Exhibitors may not re-sell, share with an unaccepted exhibitor or sub-let any portion of their space. Any violation of these stipulations by exhibitors will result in expulsion from the festival, and a fee refund will not be given.
  • Exhibitors may not bring their own stand-alone/pop-up tent.
  • Once you have paid your exhibitor fee, refunds are not issued for any reason.
  • By submitting an application, you agree to and accept all festival terms and conditions. 

Parking:

  • The festival is not able to provide free parking for its exhibitors. We appreciate your understanding.


Artscape's Organization/Exhibitor component  is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA). Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

ARTSCAPE 2017:  Performing Arts Application

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

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

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


We are looking for creative performances in theater, dance, classical music, folk music, jazz, operatic and world music and are combining the calls for entry for these art forms, as well as pop-up and street theater performances. We are accepting applications for full productions, one-act plays, improv, workshops, music and dance performances. Please Note: these performances do not include music/concert performances on the festival’s three outdoor music stages. Theatre Project will serve as the venue for theatre and local dance.  Falvey Hall in the Brown Center at MICA will host music (jazz, opera, classical and world music) performances. The Corpus Christi Church is reserved for classical/folk music performances. Street Theatre performances will take place outdoors in front of the Main MICA building on Mt. Royal Avenue. Pop-up performances are short performances occurring throughout the Artscape site during the weekend. All performances are FREE and open to the public.

Keep this year’s theme of camp in mind as you are planning your Artscape proposal. Special attention will be given to proposals that incorporate Artscape's theme of camp/camping, either literally or conceptually. Artscape's goal is to present a full schedule of quality performances, for all three days of the festival. We want to entertain and engage a broad demographic of Artscape festival-goers, and develop new, year-round audiences for theater and dance companies and musical performers in the region. We invite companies to submit more than one proposal, if they have multiple ideas they are considering. For example, a theater company could propose a full-scale production of King Lear, a one-act send-up of Shakespeare’s work and an improv workshop for teens. Although all three proposals may not be practical for the company to execute during a single Artscape weekend, we plan to “mix and match” the proposals we receive to maximize our budget and venue options. To keep our schedule fresh, repeat performances are not encouraged. We welcome all NEW ideas.

The Artscape performing arts team will review these proposals, and reserves the right to ask companies to revise proposals if needed (based on potential scheduling conflicts and budget considerations). Please keep your proposal brief.


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

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.

Artscape notifications will be made by Friday, April 28, 2017.


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

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

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

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


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

ARTSCAPE 2017: Artist-Run Art Fair Application

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

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

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


For the fourth year in a row Artscape invites artist-run, and cooperatively managed DIY art and exhibition venues from around the country to exhibit artists they represent. This unique art fair environment is set in a parking garage within the heart of the Station North Art and Entertainment District, has received numerous acknowledgements in the press for the galleries and artists represented, and is seen by approximately 40,000 visitors throughout the Artscape weekend.


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

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


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

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

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

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

Eligibility & Overview:

-In order to be considered for a space in the Artist-Run Art Fair, you must be an artist-run or non-profit gallery or exhibition space. 
-There is no geographic restrictions on participation.
-Galleries in the Artist-Run Art Fair intend to highlight emerging contemporary artists through artwork, prints, publications and on-site artist projects and performances.. 
-Galleries are encouraged to use their presence at Artscape as a promotional tool for themselves and the artists they represent. 
-While the application process will be administerd through Artscape, curation of fair participants will be over-seen by an Artist-Run art or gallery space. 

Exhibition Space:

-The Artist-Run Art Fair takes place on the ground floor of the Charles Street Parking Garage ( 1714 Charles Street). 
-Each participating gallery will be assigned an approximately 12’ x 12’ space with access to approximately 24’ of hangable wall.
-There is electrical access but each gallery should provide it’s own lighting. It is recommended to bringing extra extension cords and hardware for lighting.
-Participating Galleries should come prepared with all necessary tools and hardware to hang and install their space.
-Galleries are encouraged to provide their own tables and pedestals for display. 
-Folding tables and chairs are available to rent from the Festival but must be reserved in advance. 

In addition participation also includes: 

-Overnight Artscape security (beyond the security patrol, the Alternative Gallery Fair will be closed and locked with a steel security gate overnight), a listing on Artscape website, a comprehensive exhibitor guide (emailed pre-festival) with helpful tips, access to over 350,000 potential visitors over three days. 


Participating Gallery Rules & Timeline:
-Accepted galleries are responsible to installation, staffing, and desinstallation within the exhibition timeline.
-Exhibitors must keep their space open all hours of the festival weekend, rain or shine.
-On-site installation must occur between 10am, Thursday, July 20 and be completed by 11am on Friday, July 21 (reminder - festival opens at 11am on Friday).
-The Artist-Run Art Fair will be open 11am-9pm Friday and Saturday and 11am-8pm on Sunday, (on Friday and Saturday Charles will remain open until 11pm, but the Artist-Run Art Fair will be secured by security gate after 9pm).
-There is no fee for application. Galleries selected for the Fair will be asked to reserve their space with an $100 deposit for participation.
-Artscape does not collect a commission on any sales made by participating galleries. 
-Once you have paid your exhibitor fee, refunds are not issued for any reason.
-Exhibitors may not re-sell, share with an unaccepted exhibitor or sub-let any portion of their space. Any violation of these stipulations by exhibitors will result in expulsion from the festival, and a refund will not be given.
-By submitting an application, you agree to and accept all festival terms and conditions.

Parking:
The festival is not able to provide free parking for its exhibitors.

If you have any questions about the Baltimore Artist-Run Art Fair program or application, please contact Ryan Patterson at 443-263-4338.


The Artist-Run Art Fair is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA). Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

$20.00

ARTSCAPE 2017: LOL@Artscape Comedy Club Application

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

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

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


Artscape is now accepting applications for comedic performance at LOL@Artscape, the festival's Comedy Club. LOL@Artscape takes place during Artscape After Hours; Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 from 9-11pm. Performances are at an indoor location within the Artscape After Hours footprint (Charles Street from Preston Street to North Avenue).


If accepted, the applicant will be contacted by the committee and notified of performance night and time slot, by April 28th A small honorarium will be paid to the selected performers, the night of the event. 


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

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


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

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

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

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


You can pay with paypal here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=CHVJH68ZVCV74


Questions: Contact Summer Cullen (443-263-4308 or scullen@promotionandarts.org).


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

ARTSCAPE 2017: Food Vendor Application

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

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

Artscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 from 11am-9pm and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape After Hours returns on Friday and Saturday nights on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.


FOOD VENDOR PRICING:
* Grilling Vendors using charcoal/gas grills and/or deep fryers: $3,200 per 10'x10' space
* Cooking Vendors preparing food on-site with griddles or re-heating: $2,400.00 per 10'x10' space
* Pre-made offerings like sandwiches and salads: $2,000.00 per 10'x10' space
* Packaged/Novelty Food Vendors, such as Cookies, Nuts, Desserts (No Cooking or Electrical): $1,000.00 per 10'x10' space
* Food Trucks: $2000.00
* No beer, wine or alcohol vendors permitted. Beverage sales at Artscape are conducted exclusively through the festival producer, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.


The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 10, 2017. 
Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance. You will be notified by the selection committee if your application has been approved, no later than April 28, 2017. By submitting an application, you are agreeing to all Artscape 2017 Terms And Conditions.

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

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

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

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


APPROVED VENDOR RULES and some DETAILS:
* Vendors may load in and out at approved hours only.

* Vendors must be open for business during all regular hours of Artscape.

* Space fee, plus a separate refundable clean-up deposit of $250.00, is due upon acceptance.

* Vendors may not share, re-sell, or sublet their space.

* Vendors may only sell approved beverages.

* Vendors may only use the Official Ice Vendor.

* Insurance: Accepted vendors must furnish BOPA with a Certificate of Insurance for General Liability ($1,000,000/$2,000,000), by July 1, 2017. The certificate needs to name Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore as additional insured, and state that the coverage shall be primary to any insurance coverage held by Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore with respects to acts or omissions of the licensee.

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

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

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

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

* Based on location, tenting and signage provided for most cooking vendors.

* Artscape takes place rain or shine.


ESTIMATED TIMELINE
Application Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017
Notification of Application Status: Week of April 17, 2017
(Accepted Vendors) Signed Contracts Due: Friday, April 28, 2017
Payment Due: Friday April 28, 2017
Insurance Certificate Due: July 1, 2017


CONTACT

For more information about the Artscape Food and Beverage program, please contact:
Sandy Lawler,  Food and Beverage Manager
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
443.263.4316     slawler@promotionandarts.org


Artscape's Food Vendor Program is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA). Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.