Ends on October 29, 2016$ 180.00
$ 180.00

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

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


Registration Fee: $180

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

Time: 11:30am - 1:30 pm

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

Teacher: Laura White


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

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

Are you a visual artist looking for a studio space? School 33 Art Center has two big, sunny studios available for rent, available on September 1, 2016. The studio are approx. 450 sq ft, with several large windows, high ceilings, and utility sinks on same floor.

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

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

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

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

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

The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City PUBLIC ART PRIZE: Call for Entries

Application deadline – Friday, September 30, 2016

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

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

Application Process

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

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

You will be asked to submit the following:

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

Resume (three pages max, PDF only)

Images

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

Videos

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

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

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

Click here to download budget form.

Guidelines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Estimated Timeline

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

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

  • Friday, September 30, 2016: Application deadline

  • October 2016: MASOB Public Art Prize recipient announced

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

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

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

Ends on December 12, 2016$ 75.00
$ 75.00

Farmers Market Non-Profit Org. Application 2016

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

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

Insurance Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Force Majeure
Neither Sponsor nor BOPA shall be held liable or responsible if the failure to perform under the Agreement arises out of causes beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of Sponsor or BOPA. Such causes may include, but are not restricted to, acts of God or public enemies, unlawful acts, acts of the government in either its sovereign or contractual capacity, acts of any governmental entity, fires, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, strikes, freight embargoes, and unusually severe weather; but in every case the failure to perform must be beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of Sponsor or BOPA. Force Majeure specifically excludes both financial inability to perform and economic conditions.
Form must be submitted by close of business December 31, 2016. If you have questions, please email or call 410-752-8632.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is proud to present the 40th Annual Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar and is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Market season. 

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

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

Key Dates:
Applications Live: Friday, September 16, 2016
Applications Due: Saturday, December 31, 2016 (by Midnight)
Notification of Application Status: Friday, February 17, 2017
(Accepted Vendors) Contracts Due: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Opening Day of Market: April 23, 2017

*Current & Former Bazaar Vendors*:
  • A new application is required every season. 
  • Participation in past Market seasons does not guarantee acceptance for future seasons.
  • Any space you may have used for past seasons is not guaranteed for future Markets, spaces are assigned at the discretion of the Bazaar Coordinator.
  • If you are sharing a space with another vendor (2 people max. per space), an application from BOTH vendors is required.

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Contact:

For more information about the Bazaar, please contact:

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

Ends on December 31, 2016

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is proud to present the 40th Annual Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar and is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Market season. 

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

The Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar is a producer only market. Farmers chosen for the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, are chosen for their commitment to the Baltimore regional community with growing and raising fine products, and keeping the Maryland farming heritage alive. They are producers and growers, not re-sellers.
The BFMB supports the Maryland Money Market Program, SNAP, WIC, and Senior programs, and we hope for your participation in these inportant programs. For more information, please contact the Maryland Farmers Market Association <info@marylandfma.org>.

Key Dates:
Applications Live: Friday, September 16, 2016

Applications Due: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Notification of Application Status: Week of January 30, 2017
(Accepted Vendors) Contracts Due: Friday, February 10, 2017
Opening Day of Market: April 23, 2017

*Current & Former Vendors*:

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

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

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

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

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

Contact

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

443.263.4316     slawler@promotionandarts.org

 


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is proud to present the 40th Annual Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar and is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Market season. 

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

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

Key Dates:
Applications Live: Friday, September 16, 2016

Applications Due: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Notification of Application Status: Week of February 1, 2017
(Accepted Vendors) Contracts Due: Friday, February 24, 2016
Opening Day of Market: April 23, 2017

*Current & Former Vendors*:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact

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


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How do we become a more responsible and equitable society?

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

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

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

Please submit your proposals by Monday, October 3, 2016

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ):

Application Deadline: October 10, 2016

*Please see the Call for Artists page on the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts website, for the full RFQ document and images. 

OVERVIEW

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) in collaboration with the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore Inc. and the Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks seeks artists and artist groups to develop unique and original artwork to be included in a new overlook section of Rash Field, as a part of the Rash Field Improvement Project.  The overlook will serve as an important physical connection between the Inner Harbor, the improved Rash Field, Federal Hill and the communities south of the park. Selected artist(s) will work with closely with the project design team to identify proposed park elements that may be enhanced through the integration of art. 

Budget:                                             

$40,000 - All Inclusive                   

Schedule:

 RFQ Issued: September 2, 2016

Deadline for Application: October 10, 2016

Selected Artist Notification by: October 31, 2016

Background on the Rash Field Improvement Project:

Rash Field is a public recreation space and sports field located on the southern side of Baltimore’s iconic Inner Harbor bordered by the Rusty Scupper Restaurant to the East, and the Maryland Science Center to the West.  Rash Field was included in the development of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in the 1970s and was intended to serve as a sports field for the neighboring Southern High School, however, the school subsequently built its own field and Rash Field remained underutilized as a municipal sports field.

In 2013 the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore Inc. released the Inner Harbor 2.0 Master Plan which identified Rash Field as a priority project. However in the time since the Inner Harbor 2.0 plan was released, further studies identified major site restrictions that have changed the scope of the Rash Field improvements originally proposed as well as the available budget. In 2014 through 2015, Mahan Rykiel, the projects lead design firm, and Waterfront Partnership conducted an extensive community input process that included an online survey, focus groups, public meetings, reviews from advisory and steering committees made up of community members, and further review by city agencies.

The goal of the Rash Field Improvement Project is to increase the connection between the Inner Harbor activity to the south side of the harbor and into Federal Hill. By enhancing existing features and building additional amenities, the project will draw positive activities into this section of the waterfront and become a physical connection between the Inner Harbor and the neighborhoods and communities to the south of the park. The plan as it currently stands includes significant layout changes, landscape improvements and new additions to approximately 8 acres of park space with a budget of $4.5 million dollars. The plan includes a commitment to maintain the current number of volleyball courts. In addition, there are planned improvements to the bleachers, bathrooms, running track, and Pride of Baltimore Memorial, as well as the addition of a skate park, an entrance from Federal Hill, improved entrances at park corners, a children’s play area, a café, increased shade canopy and a large field able to be programmed for sports games or public events.

The adjacent Key Highway Improvement Project also impacts this plan.  The southern end of the park’s design will incorporate the layout and uses shown in the DOT Key Highway Improvement Project. 

Opportunities for Art and Design in Rash Field Improvements:

The concepts presented by the design team feature numerous locations for sculpture and art.  The Public Art Commission has given direction that the RFQ for this initial public art investment should focus on the area around the overlook including the nearby entrance, stairway and seating.  Specific elements that may be eligible for artwork near the overlook include but are not limited to:

-paving design or pathways

- Walls and railings

-graphics on the climbing wall

-stairway elements

-the redesigned bleacher seating to the East of the entrance

-shade structures

 Final determination of where and how art will be incorporated into this project will be determined by the selected artist and the project design team, and approved by the Public Art Commission during the design review process.