$175.00

During this four-week Drawing Course, students explore the art of creating realistic portraits using charcoal! Working from both live models and photos, students will learn to draw in a convincing, representational manner using a variety of charcoal drawing techniques. Classes will include teacher demonstrations and students can expect to receive individual attention throughout the course. All experience levels are welcome.

Dates: Four Saturdays: April 14, 21, 28, May 5

Time: 12pm – 3pm

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

Who: Adults (18+)

Registration Fee: $175

Taught by Kai Lun Qu, kailunqu.com

A small materials list will be provided for students upon registration.

 

For more information contact Flannery Winchester, School 33 Art Center Administrative Assistant. (443) 263-4351 // fwinchester@promotionandarts.org

Ends on April 1, 2018

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is excited to announce Artscape Gallery Network 2018! 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!

  • Participating galleries will be included in a highly visible, multi-media marketing campaign.
  • Monthly Eblasts distributed to BOPA’s large audience network will feature events, updates and programming at your gallery.
  • Gallery representatives will be invited to seasonal Happy Hour Meet & Greets as an opportunity to get to know fellow galleries in Baltimore.
  • Galleries can participate in the 2018 Baltimore Open Studio Tour for free.
  • The first 25 galleries to sign up for the 2018 Artscape Gallery Network will be eligible to receive a Mini Grant awarded by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts!
  • Additional programming opportunities in conjunction with the 2018 Artscape Festival to be announced.

 

Guidelines for participating in the 2018 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, 2018.
  • At least ONE 2018 Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize applicant must be included in your exhibition. To view the 2018 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 Sunday, April 1, 2018.
 

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.

 

2018-2019 Timeline:

February 7, 2018: Gallery Network 2018 Registration Opens

April 1, 2018: Gallery Network 2018 Submission Deadline!

Mid-April, 2018: Participating Galleries and Sondheim Finalists Announced via Press Release

Late May, 2018: Summer Postcard released, Gallery Network Kick-Off Event, location and date TBA 

June 1–August 31, 2018: Gallery Network Exhibitions and Events

July 20-22, 2018:  Artscape 2018

September 2018 -February 2019: Continued Promotional Campaign (Galleries will be asked to continually submit information about upcoming events that they would like to be shared)

December 2018: Winter Postcard released (listing of events/exhibitions at participating galleries)

 

We look forward to your Gallery Network 2018 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 Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) in collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) and the Baltimore City Department of General Services seeks a professional artist or artist team to design and produce unique, public artwork for the interior of the new Community Health & Wellness Center to be located at 1200 E. Fayette St.  The vision for the new clinic is to create a dignified and welcoming space for client, that builds a healthy community rooted in trust and wellbeing. This call is open to professional visual artists residing anywhere in the United States. Artists with experience working in public health or public service settings, and/or arts based community or social engagement projects within their portfolio are encouraged to apply. 

Budget:

$130,000 Total

$26,000 Design Development

$104,000 Fabrication & Installation

Applications Due: 2/28/18

Selection Criteria

Artistic Quality and strong design skills: Applicants should be able to produce a creative and functional plan that meets the goals and the specifications set forward for this project.

Strong verbal, written and graphic communication skills:  Applicants should exhibit good people and communication skills and be able to effectively collaborate with multiple project stakeholders and agencies as they develop, present, and receive feedback on their designs.

Previous experience: Applicants should have professional experience working on public art or design projects that include project development, planning, fabrication. Artists with experience working in public health or public service settings, and/or arts-based community or social engagement projects within their portfolio, are encouraged to apply.

Accessibility and Availability: This project requires the selected artist to be able to meet and collaborate in person with a variety of stakeholders and clients. Availability, proximity, and familiarity with Baltimore City are an advantage.  Applicants should maintain reasonable availability to perform this work and complete the project within the estimated project timeline.

Eligibility: 

Any artist or artist team, over the age of 18, legally living or working within the United States, is eligible to apply. Current Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts employees and Public Art Commission members may not apply. Artists who are currently under contract for another commission funded via Baltimore’s Percent for Public Art Program may not apply.

 Contact

RFQ-  Health Department Community Wellness Center (1200 E. Fayette) is a project of the Percent-for-Art program of the City of Baltimore, managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.

For questions or more information on this document please contact:

Ryan Patterson,

Public Art Administrator

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

443-263-4338

rpatterson@promotionandarts.org



LIGHT CITY 2018: BRILLIANT BALTIMORE REGISTRATION

Landmarks, attractions, restaurants, parking garages, hotels, apartment complexes, corporate headquarters – the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites buildings across Baltimore to show their civic pride and illuminate during Light City. Displays are on view from April 6-21, 2018 and registration forms are due to BOPA by March 5, 2018.

BENEFITS:

  • Free program registration
  • Promotion as a featured attraction of “Light City – Brilliant Baltimore” and a communications/marketing tool kit, including Light City images to use in marketing, promotional materials and social media
  • Inclusion in the Brilliant Baltimore directory featured on LightCity.org, Light City app and Light City press kit
  • Feature article about Brilliant Baltimore, listing all participants, in an edition of the Light City daily newsletter
  • Light City window cling to promote your building’s participation
  • Complimentary passes to a special night at the Light City VIP Lounge

About Light City

In 1816, Baltimore was the first American city to illuminate its streets with gas lanterns, revolutionizing the urban landscape and forever transforming the city with light. It’s with this spirit of invention and transformation that 200 years later Light City was launched in 2016. Light City is a free, family-friendly event that is open to all members of the public that welcomed nearly 470,000 attendees from throughout Baltimore and the region in its second year. Nearly 80% of festival-goers cited viewing art work as their main reason for visiting Light City. 

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), Light City is guided by its mission and core values detailed below.

1. Collaboration: coming together to work on a common goal is a core element of Light City. We support new and existing partnerships, and recognize that collaborating across projects enables the work to explore new territory, and break down community silos. 

2. Innovation/Technology: Supporting innovative techniques, materials and technologies allows Light City to support a growing art medium, as well as highlight some of the most cutting edge uses of these technologies. By encouraging and supporting innovative approaches, Light City has become a leader in light festival production, and is the premier light festival in North America. 

3. Sustainability: The Inner Harbor is the northern-most end of the Northwest branch of the Patapsco River, which empties into the Chesapeake Bay, and home to well over 300 species of fish and birds. Environmental impact is an important issue to the region; with each aspect of Light City the staff, artists, performers all assist in fostering a sustainability model that leads to less environmental impact each year the festival is produced. 

4. Audience Engagement/Accessibility: Light City is committed to an open and accessible event for all to enjoy. Our mission and practice as the arts council for the City of Baltimore is to delivering high quality programming that can be enjoyed by all, regardless of age, ability or economic circumstance. 

5. Transformation/Impact: we believe that art has the power to transform the landscape, the experience one has with our city, and ultimately the culture of Baltimore as a whole. BOPA cultivates these transformative experiences and intentionally seek projects for the festival that have a lasting impact beyond the festival itself. Artworks that cause attendees to see situations in new ways, rethink their deeply held beliefs and reflect on key societal issues of justice and equality are encouraged. ____________________________________________________________________

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: 

Kyree Jones
Festivals Assistant, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
Phone: (410) 752-8632| Email: KJones@PROMOTIONandARTs.org

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

LIGHT CITY 2018: BRILLIANT BALTIMORE - COMMUNITY SHOWCASE REGISTRATION

EARN CASH FOR YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

We want communities city-wide to light up in a show of celebration and unity during Light City. With a little creativity, this can be done very inexpensively! Organize homes and businesses throughout your neighborhood to decorate with twinkle lights, special-colored porch lights, luminaries, an illuminated event, or any creative idea!

NEW for 2018! All participating communities will be entered into the “Best of BRILLIANT BALTIMORE – Community Showcase” contest, an online voting competition to determine those neighborhoods that show the most community pride by lighting up during Light City! The top vote-getter will receive $2,018 for their community association, with up to nine honorable mentions receiving $1,000 each for their community association!

To be eligible for the cash prize, community light-ups should be organized by nonprofit, community and/or merchant associations, and be on view during April 6-21, 2018. Registration forms are due to BOPA by March 5, 2018.

BENEFITS:

  • Free program registration
  • Promote your community as a featured attraction of “Light City Brilliant Baltimore – Community Showcase” © and receive a communications/marketing tool kit, including Light City images to use in marketing, promotional materials and social media
  • Inclusion in the Brilliant Baltimore directory featured on LightCity.org, Light City app and Light City press kit
  • Feature article about Brilliant Baltimore – Community Showcase, listing all participants, in an edition of the Light City daily newsletter
  • Inclusion in on-site signage promoting the Brilliant Baltimore – Community Showcase, placed around the Inner Harbor during the Light City festival
  • Call-out ad promoting your community on LED screen/s placed around the Inner Harbor during the Light City festival
  • Complimentary passes for your lead community organizers to a special night at the Light City VIP Lounge
  • Chance to win cash for your community

Full contest details, rules, and regulations below:

Contest Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Brilliant Baltimore – Community Showcase contest, Applicant must:

  1. Be an organization designated by the IRS as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization OR be a recognized community association, merchants association, or faith-based organization.
  2. Be an organization must be based in Baltimore City and exist within the community for which they are applying.
  3. Have a bank account in the organization’s name (prizes will not be awarded to individual people or businesses).
  4. Organizations that have a MOU with BOPA for Neighborhood Lights 2018 are not eligible to enter the contest.
Guidelines:
  1. The proposed lighting display and/or lighting event should be on view during fall between April 6th and April 21st and take place in Baltimore City.
  2. If selected as a winner, the Community Showcase cash prize is unrestricted in nature. However, the prize must be used for community events and/or improvement in that neighborhood, that is in keeping with the spirit of the Brilliant Baltimore – Community Showcase program.  BOPA requires winners to submit a brief explanation to explain how the prize will be used to improve their community by May 25th at 5 PM to Kyree Jones at KJones@promotionandarts.org.
  3. Applicant agrees to give BOPA a non-exclusive, royalty free license and right to use, display, and/or publish any images or content submitted in Applicant’s application to the public on BOPA’s website for purposes of the contest, and/or for marketing and PR purposes for Light City 2018 or any future Light City Festivals.
  4. Applicant warrants and represents that Applicant has the full and necessary rights to grant this permission and that the images or content submitted are original and do not infringe on the copyright or any other proprietary right of any other person or organization.
  5. BOPA reserves the right to disqualify Applicant at any time if it is determined that any information in the application was false or misrepresented.
  6. BOPA may cancel this contest at any time, in BOPA’s sole discretion.
  7. Applicant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts, Inc. (BOPA), the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc. (BFAI), the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, their respective elected/appointed officials, employees, agents, and volunteers  from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, actions, expenses and liabilities, including reasonable  attorney’s fees and court costs arising as a result the performance of the Agreement hereunder, including any third party infringement claim arising from the video(s) Applicant provided and/or BOPA’s use of any of the videos in accordance with this Agreement, or of any direct or indirect, willful, or negligent act or omission of Applicant, except for activities caused by the sole negligent act or omission of BFAI, BOPA, the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, its elected/appointed officials, employees, agents, and volunteers.

Application Procedure:

  1. Applications will close on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM. When completing the Brilliant Baltimore – Community Showcase application, accurate information and attention to detail is key. 
  2. Applications for this event will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis (4 – 5  business days is the normal response time).
  3. Upon close of the application on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM all eligible applicants will be requested to submit photo documentation to lightcity.org of their Brilliant Baltimore display by Friday, April 20, 2018 by 11:59 PM.
  4. BOPA will review all applications for compliance with the guidelines before posting to the BOPA website for public voting.

How the Voting Works:

  1. All eligible applicants will have their applications posted the Light City website at lightcity.org.
  2. Voting will be open to the public beginning Saturday, April 21st through Sunday, April 22nd at 11:59 PM. 
  3. Voters will be asked to consider the displays and/or events that demonstrate the most creativity, community pride and spirit of Light City in casting their ballot for their favorite. 

Prizes:

  1. One winner with the most votes will receive the grand prize of $2,018.
  2. After the grand prize, nine honorable mentions will be awarded $1,000 each to the next highest vote-getters.
  3. Winners will be announced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts during the week of April 30, 2018.
  4. Recipients are solely responsible for any and all taxes on the Prize.

Disclosure:

By submitting an application, Applicant understands and agrees to the above guidelines and terms. Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc (BOPA) assumes no liability and shall have no liability or obligation during the course of the contest. By participating you agree to hold BOPA, BFAI, the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (the “city”), its elected appointed officials, employees, agents, and volunteers from any and all liability, loss, injuries or damages associated with participation in this contest.

About Light City

In 1816, Baltimore was the first American city to illuminate its streets with gas lanterns, revolutionizing the urban landscape and forever transforming the city with light. It’s with this spirit of invention and transformation that 200 years later Light City was launched in 2016. Light City is a free, family-friendly event that is open to all members of the public and welcomed nearly 470,000 attendees from throughout Baltimore and the region in its second year. Nearly 80% of festival-goers cited viewing art work as their main reason for visiting Light City. 

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), Light City is guided by its mission and core values detailed below. 

1. Collaboration: coming together to work on a common goal is a core element of Light City. We support new and existing partnerships, and recognize that collaborating across projects enables the work to explore new territory, and break down community silos. 

2. Innovation/Technology: Supporting innovative techniques, materials and technologies allows Light City to support a growing art medium, as well as highlight some of the most cutting edge uses of these technologies. By encouraging and supporting innovative approaches, Light City has become a leader in light festival production, and is the premier light festival in North America. 

3. Sustainability: The Inner Harbor is the northern-most end of the Northwest branch of the Patapsco River, which empties into the Chesapeake Bay, and home to well over 300 species of fish and birds. Environmental impact is an important issue to the region; with each aspect of Light City the staff, artists, performers all assist in fostering a sustainability model that leads to less environmental impact each year the festival is produced. 

4. Audience Engagement/Accessibility: Light City is committed to an open and accessible event for all to enjoy. Our mission and practice as the arts council for the City of Baltimore is to delivering high quality programming that can be enjoyed by all, regardless of age, ability or economic circumstance. 

5. Transformation/Impact: we believe that art has the power to transform the landscape, the experience one has with our city, and ultimately the culture of Baltimore as a whole. BOPA cultivates these transformative experiences and intentionally seek projects for the festival that have a lasting impact beyond the festival itself. Artworks that cause attendees to see situations in new ways, rethink their deeply held beliefs and reflect on key societal issues of justice and equality are encouraged. 
____________________________________________________________________

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: 

Kyree Jones
Festivals Assistant, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
Phone: (410) 752-8632| Email: KJones@PROMOTIONandARTs.org

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

LIGHT CITY 2018: BRILLIANT BALTIMORE - FRINGE REGISTRATION

Collaboration is at the heart of Light City’s success – more is more! To that end, we will promote a listing of art and culture-related performances, gallery openings, concerts and other activities - that are not produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, but still amazing – across Baltimore from April 14-21, 2018. Registration forms are due to BOPA by March 5, 2018, 2018.

BENEFITS:

  • Free program registration
  • Inclusion in the Light City - Fringe directory that’s included on LightCity.org and Light City app
  • Light City communications/marketing tool kit including use of select Light City images for your marketing, promotional materials and social media
  • Listing in a feature article about Light City Fringe in an edition of the Light City daily newsletter
  • Light City window cling to advertise your participation
  • Complimentary passes to a special night at the Light City VIP Lounge

Official Hashtag: #lightcityfringe

Please note: all Light City Fringe events must be cultural offerings that are either visual or performing arts in nature; commercial endeavors are not eligible.

About Light City

In 1816, Baltimore was the first American city to illuminate its streets with gas lanterns, revolutionizing the urban landscape and forever transforming the city with light. It’s with this spirit of invention and transformation that 200 years later Light City was launched in 2016. Light City is a free, family-friendly event that is open to all members of the public and welcomed nearly 470,000 attendees from throughout Baltimore and the region in its second year. Nearly 80% of festival-goers cited viewing art work as their main reason for visiting Light City. 

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), Light City is guided by its mission and core values detailed below. 

1. Collaboration: coming together to work on a common goal is a core element of Light City. We support new and existing partnerships, and recognize that collaborating across projects enables the work to explore new territory, and break down community silos. 

2. Innovation/Technology: Supporting innovative techniques, materials and technologies allows Light City to support a growing art medium, as well as highlight some of the most cutting edge uses of these technologies. By encouraging and supporting innovative approaches, Light City has become a leader in light festival production, and is the premier light festival in North America. 

3. Sustainability: The Inner Harbor is the northern-most end of the Northwest branch of the Patapsco River, which empties into the Chesapeake Bay, and home to well over 300 species of fish and birds. Environmental impact is an important issue to the region; with each aspect of Light City the staff, artists, performers all assist in fostering a sustainability model that leads to less environmental impact each year the festival is produced. 

4. Audience Engagement/Accessibility: Light City is committed to an open and accessible event for all to enjoy. Our mission and practice as the arts council for the City of Baltimore is to delivering high quality programming that can be enjoyed by all, regardless of age, ability or economic circumstance. 

5. Transformation/Impact: we believe that art has the power to transform the landscape, the experience one has with our city, and ultimately the culture of Baltimore as a whole. BOPA cultivates these transformative experiences and intentionally seek projects for the festival that have a lasting impact beyond the festival itself. Artworks that cause attendees to see situations in new ways, rethink their deeply held beliefs and reflect on key societal issues of justice and equality are encouraged. ____________________________________________________________________

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: 

Kyree Jones
Festivals Assistant, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
Phone: (410) 752-8632| Email: KJones@PROMOTIONandARTs.org

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

In an effort to begin promoting Light City 2018, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts has created this form to collect accurate details about the installations and projects for promotional use. Images that are collected will be credited with the photographer, or with the artist if the image is a rendering of a proposed new commission. This information will be shared with our partners and will follow the same protocols for crediting the artist and their documentation. 

Images of projects can be updated as the installation progresses by communicating directly with your project coordinator. This information needs to be completed in order to qualify for the first contract payment. Minor changes and updates are possible, but we discourage artists from renaming or otherwise drastically altering the information regarding the artwork. 

For important updates and announcements please follow Light City's social channels:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lightcitybaltimore/

Twitter: @LightCityBmore

Instagram: @LightCityBmore 



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

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

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

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

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

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

School 33 Art Center is now accepting proposals for 2018-2019 exhibitions in our 165 sq ft Project Space. Exhibitions will be approximately 6-8 weeks long and correspond with the exhibit dates of our Main and Members Galleries.

This application is free of charge and open to all. The application deadline is Monday night, April 2, 2018, at 11:59pm.

With the Project Space, School 33 Art Center is committed to providing opportunities for artists working in multiple forms of visual media to present intimate bodies of work, or to realize experimental installations for which they may not otherwise have the support. We are open to video projections, sculptural installations, and / or any other ideas for which this would be an ideal space. The interior of the Project Space can be fully altered by the artist (if so desired), including painting walls, ceilings, and floors, lighting, or building structures within. Stipends or reimbursements for non-transferable expenses such as building materials, paint, hauling / shipping, etc. may be offered by School 33 on a case by case basis. Applicants must be available to fully execute installation and deinstallation. Chosen artists will have an option to present programming relating to their work, such as an artist talk or workshop. 

Application Materials

1. 5-10 jpeg images of recent work. Image files should be titled exactly as follows: last name_first name_and number corresponding to the image description sheet. Images should be sized at 72 dpi, not to exceed 5MB.  If submitting video, combined files should not exceed 10 minutes.  See application for accepted formats.

2. Image description sheet (title, medium, dimensions, year created)

3. CV (artist resume) with complete contact information (name, address, email address, website, and phone number/s) saved as a .DOC or .PDF.

4. Current artist statement, saved as a .DOC or PDF.

5. A .PDF including a detailed written description of your project, along with a drawing or mockup of your project as it will appear in the space. Images of research for your idea, or references to specific past works can be included as well. A floorpan of the space can be downloaded here. Proposals should also include needs such as hardware, pedestals, and / or tech. Please include the possibility for completion of the work by each of the following dates: September 7, 2018, October 19, 2018, December 7, 2018, & Feb 8, 2019. Each artist chosen will have approximately one week to install their work in the Project Space.


Artists will be notified of the results by Friday, April 27, 2018

Late entries or works not conforming to these guidelines will not be reviewed. If you have questions, please contact: Melissa Webb, Exhibitions Manager, School 33 Art Center & Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts- MWebb@promotionandarts.org or 443-263-4352.


Please do not apply if you have had a solo exhibit at School 33 or other BOPA run spaces- Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Gallery and Top of the World Gallery at The World Trade Center- within the last three years. If you are interested in becoming a member of School 33, or wish to renew your membership, please visit http://school33.org/index.cfm?page=support or call 443-263-4350.

The 2018 MECU Neighborhood Event Grant Final Report form must be submitted by midnight on December 31, 2018. 

Please only submit complete final report forms including the itemized event final budget with receipts (template available), six pictures of the event including at least 1 showing the MECU Neighborhood Event banner in the background. Incomplete final report forms will not be consider, and your 2018 agreement will be considered breached.

If you have questions, please contact Symone Audain at (410)752-8632 or saudain@promotionandarts.org




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 FY19. 

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 FY19 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, 2018 - Application Available
March 31, 2018 - Application Deadline at 11:59 pm EST
April 2018 - Panel Review 
June 2018 - Grant Awards Announced
July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 - 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 FY19 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 three years prior to the submission deadline. Organizations that utilize fiduciary organizations are eligible.

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 FY15, FY16 and FY17 if its annual budget is $500,000 or more; or provide either Independently Certified Audited or Reviewed Financial Statements for FY15, FY16 and FY17 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 FY19 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 FY19, the grant period will be July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. 

• 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, 2018 - Application Available
March 31, 2018 - Application Deadline at 11:59 pm EST
April 2018 - Panel Review 
June 2018 - Grant Awards Announced
July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 - Grant Period; All funded activities must occur during the grant period. 
 

Eligibility Criteria - Who May Apply 
To be eligible for the FY19 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. Final reports must be received by Friday, June 01, 2018.

ARTSCAPE 2018: Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize ("The Fred") Application


The 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018

For 2018, Artscape is now accepting applications from Baltimore City High School Students for the 5th annual Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize. This prize will award $1,000 to the winning Baltimore City High School student artist, along with a stipend to produce a solo exhibition, with mentorship from BOPA staff, at Artscape. In addition, the winning student artist will receive recognition of the award presented at Baltimore City Schools' annual "For Your Inspiration" reception held at the Baltimore Museum of Art on May 12, 2018.

In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating Baltimore’s pop-cultural institution. For “the year we didn’t have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City.


ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Artscape takes place rain or shine, and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-8pm on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 nights.

FRED LAZARUS IV ARTSCAPE PRIZE OVERVIEW

The Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize is competitive program that seeks to recognize and encourage artistic talent in Baltimore City.

Fred Lazarus IV was instrumental in launching the city’s annual Artscape festival, now America’s largest free arts festival. Anchored on the campus at Maryland Institute College of Art for more than 30 years and extending multiple city blocks, Artscape annually draws more than 350,000 visitors over the festival’s three days, and has an economic impact on Maryland approaching $28.5 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 the Maryland Institute College of Art for 35 years – overseeing its growth and engagement in the community.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

WHO MAY APPLY: Applicants are required to be current Baltimore City High School Students (at the time of application submission). 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: Applications are only submitted electronically. Details about acceptable formats are listed below. Please do not email or fax portfolios. Artscape cannot accept portfolios sent via email or fax.

·         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

*If a student is home schooled, please submit Notice of Intent to Homeschool form that was required to be filed with Baltimore City Public Schools or your most recent oversight evaluation form completed by BCPSS. For families who are enrolled with an umbrella group that provides oversight in lieu of BCPSS, please provide a copy of your annual enrollment form that verifies your home school and residency status*

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.

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


The deadline for submissions is Sunday, April 15, 2018. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.

Upcoming Information Sessions

  • February 6th; 5:30pm at Western High School, 4600 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209
  • February 13th; 5:30pm at the Modell-Lyric, 140 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201
  • February 15th; 5:30pm Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Questions? Contact Sarah Doccolo, Arts Education Coordinator (via email or 443-263-4301).

The Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize 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.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

The 23rd annual Baltimore Book Festival (BBF18), 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 Baltimore 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 . 

BBF18 hours are September 28, 29and 30 from 11am-7pm, with initial set-up Thursday, September 27.


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.
* 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 18, 2018
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 June 30, 2018. By submitting an application, you are agreeing to all BBF 2018


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 BBF18.

* 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. Alcohol will be sold at BBF18, Baltimore Office Of Promotion And The Arts (BOPA) Bars.

* 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 BBF18(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.

* The 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
Place any category specific rules/guidelines here.

CALL FOR MURAL ARTIST INTERNS: ART @ WORK 2018

Mural Artist Intern
30 hours a week
7:30am-2:30pm (+2 evening community events)
Monday to Friday
June 19 to August 4

8 Paid Internships Available. Apply today!

Five days a week, Monday through Friday

Application Deadline: March 16, 2018

Request for Qualifications

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and Jubilee Arts seek qualified artists with experience painting and designing murals, mosaics and sculptures for vacant lots, as well as teaching and working with youth, for the Art @ Work: 2018 summer mural artist apprenticeship program.

About Art @ Work

Art @ Work is a five-week mural artist apprenticeship program for Baltimore City youth enrolled in the city’s YouthWorks program. 60 young people ages 14-21 will be hired to work under lead teaching artists to create eight highly visible murals, sculptures or mosaics throughout their neighborhood.

The goal of Art @ Work: 2018 is to introduce youth to career opportunities in the arts, offer gainful employment in a positive learning environment and to provide youth with the tools to express themselves through the arts, all while beautifying their community.

About Jubilee Arts

Jubilee Arts is a community arts program of Intersection of Change providing arts classes to the residents of the Sandtown-Winchester, Upton, and surrounding neighborhoods in Baltimore, Maryland. Jubilee Arts is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, an area with a rich history of African-American culture, and is helping to bring the arts back to life in our community! We offer programming in dance, visual arts, and ceramics in partnership with the Maryland Institute College of Art, BOPA, area artists, writers, and dancers.

About the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA)

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, and offering funding and support to arts programs across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

Deadline:  March 16, 2018

Note: Due to the nature of this position, incumbent will be subject to a background check.

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 year of (professional or volunteer) experience in customer service
  • 6 months of experience (professional or volunteer) working with youth within under resourced communities
  • Effective communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and organizational skills along with problem solving abilities
  • Demonstrated visual art experience

Preferred Skills:

  • Passion for art and community
  • Dependable computer and email access
  • Reliable transportation

Highlight of Duties:

Youth Development & Supervision

  • Chaperone and supervise youth field trips and artist talks
  • Mentor youth in their artistic and life skill development
  • Support teaching artist in lesson planning, project management and supervision of youth artist apprentices
  • Supervise young people on work site, enforce workplace expectations such as good work ethic, attendance, timeliness, focus and positive attitude
  • Assist teaching artist in Art @ Work mural artist apprenticeship program with the day-to-day team management including tracking materials inventory,  maintaining a tidy work site, and attending community events to promote the program

Data Management

  • Manage youth apprentice time sheets and payroll
  • Reliable and show up on time without exceptions
  • Complete time sheet and relevant paperwork in a timely manner
  • Paint exterior mural, mosaic and or design projects depending on which project intern is assigned

Community Engagement

  • Positively represent Jubilee Arts, BOPA, and Art @ Work to the community residents, partners and funders
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with community residents
  • Attend orientation and closing celebration

Application Requirements

  1. Artist Resume/CV
  2. Three Professional References
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Artist Work Samples (5-10 images)

 *Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact

Art @ Work is a program of Jubilee Arts, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

For more information on this program please contact: 

Chris Brooks| Baltimore Office of Promotion& The Arts | 410.752.8632 | cbrooks@promotionandarts.org

 

Ends on March 16, 2018

CALL FOR ARTISTS: ART @ WORK 2018

Request for Qualifications

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and Jubilee Arts seek qualified artists with experience painting and designing murals, mosaics and sculptures for vacant lots, as well as teaching and working with youth, for the Art @ Work: 2018 summer mural artist apprenticeship program. 

About Art @ Work

Art @ Work is a five-week mural artist apprenticeship program for Baltimore City youth enrolled in the city’s YouthWorks program. 60 young people ages 14-21 will be hired to work under lead teaching artists to create eight highly visible murals, sculptures or mosaics throughout their neighborhood.

The goal of Art @ Work: 2018 is to introduce youth to career opportunities in the arts, offer gainful employment in a positive learning environment and to provide youth with the tools to express themselves through the arts, all while beautifying their community. 

About Jubilee Arts

Jubilee Arts is a community arts program of Intersection of Change providing arts classes to the residents of the Sandtown-Winchester, Upton, and surrounding neighborhoods in Baltimore, Maryland. Jubilee Arts is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, an area with a rich history of African-American culture, and is helping to bring the arts back to life in our community! We offer programming in dance, visual arts, and ceramics in partnership with the Maryland Institute College of Art, BOPA, area artists, writers, and dancers.

About the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA)

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, and offering funding and support to arts programs across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

Deadline:  March 16, 2018

 

Applicant Eligibility

This RFQ is open to Baltimore artists who have experience painting and designing murals, as well as teaching and working with youth.

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

Timeline

Submission Deadline: March 16, 2018

Notification: April 20, 2018

 

Application Checklist:

Artist Resume/CV

3 professional reference

Cover letter

Artist Work Samples (5-10 images)

Image list for artist work 

Samples

 

General Description

Each artist will guide and mentor a group of approximately 10 young adults through the development and completion of the mural, mosaic or sculptural project.

Lead artists will work collaboratively with the youth apprentices to canvass the community, develop designs, present their design proposals to the public, and execute their approved designs. Apprentices also receive soft skills workforce development and financial literacy training, as well as leadership development for areas such as public speaking, community activism, interview preparation, and resume writing.

This process will be divided in the following 3 phases:

Community Engagement

Each team spends a full week canvassing neighborhood residents, business owners, community leaders, and young people to gather inspiration and buy-in for the artwork design.

Design Presentations

Teams develop professional PowerPoint presentations for a town hall meeting to show community stakeholders their process, concepts, and proposed designs. Following their presentations, teams open the floor for questions and feedback on their designs.

Creating the Murals

After the mural design has been approved by community stakeholders, the artist apprentices work alongside professional artists to create their art projects. Paintbrushes, tarps, and tiles became tools for transforming barren walls into beacons of hope and pride.

 

 

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Program Dates

Daily Work Schedule for Teaching Artists

June 25 2018, Monday-Friday 7:30am-12pm

 

Additional Required Meetings for Teaching Artists

Teaching Artist Training Week June 18-21, 9:00a-1:00pm 

Community Design Presentation Wednesday, July 7, 2-18, 6-8pm

Community Celebration & Mural Tours Friday, July 27, 2018, 6-8pm

Teaching Artist Weekly Meetings Once per week, Mondays
12:30-1:30pm

Qualifications

  • Experience teaching and working with youth, lesson planning

  • Experience designing and painting murals, mosaics and or sculptures for vacant lots

  • Experience engaging community residents and stakeholders

  • Strong organizational skills

  1. Application Requirements

    1. Artist Resume/CV

    2. Three Professional References

    3. Cover Letter

    4. Artist Work Samples (5-10 images)

*Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must be submitted online. Click here to apply. Deadline: March 16, 2018

Contact

Art @ Work is a program of Jubilee Arts and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts For more information on this project please contact:

Nora Howell
Jubilee Arts
410.396.5902
nhowell@jubileeartsbaltimore.org

Chris Brooks
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, "Brooks, Christopher" <
cbrooks@promotionandarts.org 410-752-8632

 


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.
Ends on February 28, 2018$20.00
$20.00

ARTSCAPE 2018: LOL@Artscape

Pop-Up Comedy Club Application


The 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018

For 2018, Artscape is now accepting applications for comedic performances for the festival’s pop-up Comedy Club. LOL@Artscape takes place during Artscape After Hours; Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 from 9-11pm. Performances are at an indoor location within the Artscape After Hours footprint (Charles Street, from Preston Street to North Avenue).

In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating Baltimore’s pop-up institution, Artscape. For “the year we didn’t have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City.

Questions: Contact Summer Cullen (via email or 443-263-4308).

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.

 

ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Artscape takes place rain or shine, and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 nights.

APPLICATION FEE

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

APPLICATION OVERVIEW

Parking: The festival is not able to provide free parking for its artists, exhibitors, and vendors.

Submissions will be reviewed and accepted/declined by Artscape staff.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.

If accepted, the applicant will be contacted by the committee and notified of performance night and time slot, by March 30, 2018.

A small honorarium will be paid to the selected performers, the night of the event. 


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the information session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The information session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape (and the Baltimore Book Festival, September 28-30, 2018) an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city. 

ARTSCAPE 2018: How-to...

Call for Entry
DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Everyone has at least one area of expertise – it may be origami, caulking a tub, decorating a cake, silk-screening, taking care of a turtle, wiring a radio or any of the other thousands of things we do well, or think we do well.  To be hosted in the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Pinkard Gallery, How-to... is an indoor exhibition that will include artworks in any medium (drawings, paintings, sculpture, film, installation, collage, etc.) that describe how to do or make anything.  

In addition to these informative works in the exhibition, Artscape may provide a modest stipend to some artists to produce an example of the product of the instructions to also be displayed in the gallery.  If applicable, Artscape may also commission some artists to provide in-person demonstrations during Artscape weekend.  How-to... seeks to be as much of an interactive exhibition as possible, Artists are encouraged to think about how visitors can take-away ideas, instructions or other items from the exhibition to “make at home”.

Applications will be accepted that include already existing work and proposals for new work.  Because of the unique nature of this exhibition, it is expected that many artists will be proposing new works.  Proposals should include a simple drawing or digital rendering of what is being proposed, along with a brief written description of the proposal.

How-to... 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
How-to... 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.

Application Materials to Prepare

  • Applicants should include up to 5 images (.jpeg) or videos (.mov or .mp4) or sound based works (.mp3) of completed artworks being considered for the exhibition; or, if applying for consideration of new works, these five images/videos/sound-based works should be examples of previous works.  Images should not exceed approximately 3MB and videos or sound based works should not exceed approximately 200MB.
  • If applying for consideration of new artworks, a short proposal that includes a rendering and brief description.
  • 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.
  • Artist Resume, CV and/or Artist Statement (.doc or .pdf format)

Guidelines

  • There are no geographic restrictions for application.
  •  Artists 18 years and older are eligible to apply.
  • 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.
  •  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. 
  • BOPA reserves the right to reproduce images of selected artwork for printed or internet publicity, catalogue, map or marketing purposes.
  • By submitting an application, you agree to and accept application requirements and guidelines.

Estimated Timeline

Application deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Artist Notification: Monday, April 30, 2018
Artwork drop-off: Monday, July 9 from 9am-5pm or Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 9am-Noon
Exhibition duration: Friday, July 20, 2018 through Sunday, August 5, 2018
Exhibition opening reception: Thursday, July 19, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Exhibition artwork pick-up: 5-7pm Sunday, August 5 or 9am-Noon Monday, August 6, 2018
Artscape: Friday, July 20 & Saturday July 21 from 11am - 9pm; Sunday, July 22 from 11am – 7pm

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

Ends on February 28, 2018

ARTSCAPE 2018: Kidscape Application 


The 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018

For 2018, Artscape is seeking non-profit and arts/cultural organizations and entertainers to participate in the festival with interactive programming to include crafts, demonstrations, dance, music and/or performances. Proposals should include a strong visual-arts element/booth display/décor.

In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating Baltimore’s pop-up institution, Artscape. For “the year we didn’t have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City.

New for 2018! Artscape is proud to shine a light on the creative and artistic talent of Baltimore’s youth. We plan to showcase youth-focused programming (in both the visual and performing arts) on Artscape’s opening day – Friday, July 20, 2018. If you are interested in participating and would like to provide programming, please indicate so in your application.


ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Artscape takes place rain or shine, and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm on Sunday, July 22. Kidscape is open from 11am-8pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 nights.


APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Again in 2018, Kidscape will be located in Pearlstone Park, the green space between Cathedral and Preston streets. In addition, the festival is requesting artists to submit proposals for artwork projects (visual art installations and/or performing arts), to also be located in 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 Non-Profit and Arts/Cultural Organizations: If you would like to apply to participate in Kidscape, vs. the general Exhibitors/Organizations application, please feel free to do so. We encourage organizations with arts and crafts type projects and youth focused programming, education and entertainment to apply for Kidscape (80% craft/programming, 20% promoting organization).

Parking: The festival is not able to provide free parking for its artists, exhibitors, and vendors.

 

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.

 

Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the information session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The Information Session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting an application for Artscape and/or Baltimore Book Festival an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal/application, learn more about the festivals, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprints that may offer inspiration for proposals/applications.

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


ESTIMATED TIMELINE

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Accepted Participants Notified: by Friday, March 30, 2018

Artscape: July 20-22, 2018

 

Questions? Contact Symone Audain, Special Events Coordinator (via email or direct dial 443-263-4342).

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.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city. 

Ends on February 28, 2018

ARTSCAPE 2018: Gamescape 

Designers and Developers Application 


The 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018

For 2018, Artscape is now accepting applications for developers and designers to showcase and promote video games they have created. Gamescape is a visual arts exhibition, showcasing videogames, and includes classic arcade machines, video game demos, and panels on game development and design, and a costume component.

In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating Baltimore’s pop-up institution, Artscape. For “the year we didn’t have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City.


ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Artscape takes place rain or shine, and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 nights.

APPLICATION GUIDANCE

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 curated and reviewed by Artscape staff.

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.

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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

1.    Complete Application: Interested applicants must fill in all parts of the form that follows this application for Game Developers and Designers. 

2.    Interest Statement: Briefly describe your experience, approach, and design concept for this project.

3.    Working Game Demo/Images: Applicants 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.

4.    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.  


Submissions will be reviewed and accepted/declined by Artscape staff.

Parking: The festival is not able to provide free parking for its artists, exhibitors, and vendors.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the information session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The Information Session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape and/or Baltimore Book Festival an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal/application, learn more about the festivals, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprints that may offer inspiration for proposals/applications.

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


ESTIMATED TIMELINE

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Developer/Designer Acceptance Notification: March 30, 2018

Installation: Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20

(must be completely installed by 11am Friday, July 20)

Artscape: July 20-22, 2018


Questions? Ashley Molese (amolese@promotionandarts.org; 443-263-4327).

Gamescape 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.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city. 

ARTSCAPE 2018: Non-Profit and Arts/Cultural Organizations – Application


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is seeking non-profit and arts/cultural organizations to participate in the 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returning July 20-22, 2018.


ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.

In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating Baltimore’s pop-up institution, Artscape. For “the year we didn’t have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Artscape takes place rain or shine, and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 nights.


EXHIBITOR GUIDELINES

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

In order to be considered for an exhibit space at Artscape, you must be a non-profit and/or arts/cultural organization, and meet at least one of the following criteria (i.e. it’s Artscape – you must have an 80% “art hook” in the exhibit space):

  • Arts-related regionally-based cultural institution
  • Arts-related cultural resource
  • Arts-related educational institution

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 accepted into the festival 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.

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 the festival’s three days

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 artists, exhibitors, and vendors.


The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the information session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The information session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape (and the Baltimore Book Festival, September 28-30, 2018) an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


Questions? Contact Krista Green, Assistant Director of Cultural Affairs (via email or direct dial 443-263-4342).

Artscape’s Non-Profit and Arts/Cultural Organizations 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.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

ARTSCAPE 2018: Performing Arts – Application


The 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018

For 2018, Artscape is seeking creative performances in dance, theater, operatic, American and world music, storytelling and poetry, and are combining the calls for entry for these art forms, as well as pop-up and street theater performances. Please Note: these performances do not include music/concert performances on the festival’s three outdoor music stages. 

In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating Baltimore’s pop-up institution, Artscape. For “the year we didn’t have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City.

New for 2018! Artscape is proud to shine a light on the creative and artistic talent of Baltimore’s youth. We plan to showcase youth-focused programming (in both the visual and performing arts) on Artscape’s opening day – Friday, July 20, 2018. If you are interested in participating and would like to provide programming, please indicate so in your application.


ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Artscape takes place rain or shine, and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 nights.

APPLICATION GUIDANCE

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.

PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS

Theatre Project (45 W. Preston Street) will serve as the venue for theatre and local dance. Falvey Hall in the Brown Center (1301 W. Mt. Royal Avenue) at the Maryland Institute College of Art will host music (jazz, opera, classical and world music) performances. The Corpus Christi Church (110 W. Mt. Royal Avenue) is reserved for classical/folk music performances. Street Theatre performances will take place outdoors in front of the Main Building at Maryland Institute College of Art (1300 W. Mt. Royal Avenue). Pop-up performances are short performances occurring throughout the Artscape festival footprint during the weekend. All performances are FREE and open to the public. 

Parking: The festival is not able to provide free parking for its artists, exhibitors, and vendors.


The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the information session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The information session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape (and the Baltimore Book Festival, September 28-30, 2018) an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


Questions? Contact Chris Brooks, Community Arts Specialist (via email or direct dial 443-263-4347).

Artscape’s Performing Arts 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.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

ARTSCAPE 2018: Artist-Run Art Fair Application


The 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018

For 2018, Artscape is now accepting applications for 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 festival footprint, right in the heart of the Station North Art and Entertainment District, and has received numerous acknowledgements in the press for the galleries and artists represented, along with being seen by approximately 40,000 visitors throughout the Artscape weekend.

In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating Baltimore’s pop-up institution, Artscape. For “the year we didn’t have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City.


ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Artscape takes place rain or shine, and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 nights.

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

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 administered 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 its own lighting. It is recommended to bringing extra extension cords and hardware for lighting. The festival will not have extra extension cords available.
-Participating Galleries should be completely self-contained, and 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. 

Security: O
vernight Artscape security (beyond the security patrol, the Artist-Run Art 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 de-installation 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 19 and be completed by 11am on Friday, July 20 (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 Artist-Run Art Fair will be asked to reserve their space with a $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 artists, exhibitors, and vendors.

 

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the information session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The Information Session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape and/or Baltimore Book Festival an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal/application, learn more about the festivals, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprints that may offer inspiration for proposals/applications.

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


Questions? Contact Lou Joseph, Visual Arts Specialist (via email or direct dial 443-263-4339).

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.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

Click here to download the Proposal Guidelines.
Click here to download the Budget Template.

Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the Information Session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The Information Session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape and/or Baltimore Book Festival an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal/application, learn more about the festivals, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprints that may offer inspiration for proposals/applications.

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.

In 2018 Artscape the 1500-1700 blocks of Charles Street will be treated as an experiment in "culturally complete streets". Artists and residents are invited to collaborate within the realms of tactical urbanism and creative place-making to create a walkable creative corridor adorned with diverse artwork, public furniture, parklets and play sculpture and more.

  • "Complete Streets" is transportation policy and design requiring streets to be planned, designed and maintained to provide access for users of all ages, abilities, and modes of transportation.  Artists and residents are invited to use the pedestrian nature of Artscape to imagine what creative complete streets look like in their own community.
  • Tactical Urbanism is a term describing D.I.Y. and low-cost temporary changes intended to improve neighborhoods and gathering places. We welcome community organizers, residents, and artists to use Artscape as a place to experiment with tactical urbanism projects that can be relocated or recreated in neighborhoods across Baltimore.
  • Creative Placemaking is an often used term process and philosophy describing multi-faceted approaches to planning, design, and public space organizing. Good placemaking should look for direction, inspiration, and potential locally to intentionally serve the community where it is located.  City planners, non-profits and design studios often engage local residents in creative placemaking to improve public space. We encourage all of o these groups to participate in artspace as a laboratory and expo to demonstrate new projects to try new ideas within the unique environment of Artscape. 
These approaches and philosophies are inspiring, sometimes elitest, and often overused, but they are all grounded in the notion of putting people first when planning public space. We encourage anyone interested in reading more to look through the numerous free reports and guides published online. 

To ensure inclusivity Charles Street creative projects will be guided by a volunteer advisory group engaged in real-world safe and complete streets advocacy.

Collaborations and experimentation by creatives and residents at all levels are encouraged. 


Budgets may range from $400-$10,000. applicants should use the Budget Template to describe their estimated expenses.
  • Any projects asking for more than $10,000 should make clear the impact and necessity of the additional budget. 
  • University courses or summer classes are encouraged to apply as a group but are asked to show at least 25% budget match from their institution. 
  • Design Firms and Non-Profits Organizations are welcome to apply but should show at least 50% budget match from their company. 
A public information session, specific to Charles Street Creative Projects will be organized and held at the offices of Bikemore, date and time TBD.

For any questions specific to this application please contact Ryan Patterson at rpatterson@promotionandarts.org 


Click here to download the Budget Template.

Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the Information Session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The Information Session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape and/or Baltimore Book Festival an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal/application, learn more about the festivals, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprints that may offer inspiration for proposals/applications.

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.

Ends on February 28, 2018

ARTSCAPE 2018: Food Vendors Application 


The 37th annual Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018

For 2018, Artscape is now accepting applications from food vendors in the Maryland. Artscape is proud to feature a 100% local food program.

In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating Baltimore’s pop-up institution, Artscape. For “the year we didn’t have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City.


ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Artscape takes place rain or shine, and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 nights.

FOOD VENDOR PRICING

* Grilling Vendors using charcoal/gas grills and/or deep fryers: $3,200.00 per 10'x10' space
* Cooking Vendors preparing food on-site with griddles or re-heating: $2,400.00 per 10'x10' space.
* Vendors offering pre-made items such as sandwiches and salads: $2,000.00 per 10'x10' space.
* Packaged/Novelty Food Vendors offering cookies, nuts, desserts, etc.: $1,000.00 per 10’x10’ space (Note – NO COOKING OR ELECTRICAL)
* Food Trucks: $2000.00
* Artscape prohibits beer, wine or alcohol vendors. Artscape’s beverage program and sales are managed and conducted exclusively through the festival producer, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.


APPROVED VENDOR RULES AND GUIDELINES

* Vendors are required to load in and out during festival-approved hours only.
* Vendors are required to be open for business during all regular hours of Artscape.
* Space fee, plus a separate refundable clean-up deposit of $250, is due upon acceptance.
* Vendors may not share, re-sell, or sublet their space.
* Vendors may only sell approved non-alcoholic beverages (NO GLASS). 

* NO Styrofoam serving or vending containers allowed. Compostable or recyclable only.
* Vendors may only use the festival-approved 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 2, 2018. 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.

* Food sold is required to be prepared and sold within the guidelines of the Baltimore City Fire and Health Departments. Your name will be given to the Baltimore City Health Department.

* Health Department requirements include: 1) hand wash sink with hot water 2) compartment “sink” wash area 3) food is required to be elevated at a minimum of 6” off the ground 4) temporary food permit from the Baltimore City Health Department.

* Vendors are required to have a Health Department Permit for Artscape posted on-site in their vendor booth/space.

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

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

* Parking – the festival is not able to provide free parking for its artists, exhibitors, and vendors. Vendors with trucks required to be on-site for production are handled on a case-by-case basis, dependent upon the festival footprint and festival management.

* Artscape takes place rain or shine.


The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance. You will be notified by the selection committee if your application has been approved and accepted, no later than March 30, 2018. By submitting an application, you agree to all Artscape 2018 Terms And Conditions.

 

Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend the information session:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm

Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

The Information Session is designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape and/or Baltimore Book Festival an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal/application, learn more about the festivals, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprints that may offer inspiration for proposals/applications.

The information session is approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to artscape@promotionandarts.org

For more information, email sfortkiewicz@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


ESTIMATED TIMELINE

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Notification of Application Status: March 30, 2018

(Accepted Vendors) Signed Contracts Due: Friday, April 27, 2018

(Accepted Vendors) Payment Due: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Accepted Vendors) Insurance Due: Monday, July 2, 2018

Artscape: July 20-22, 2018


Questions? Contact Sandy Lawler, Food & Beverage Manager (via email or direct dial 443-263-4316).

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.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.