Ends on March 1, 2019

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) wants to hear from you!

Please take 5-10 minutes to complete this survey, which will help with our future plans and how BOPA can best serve our artists, partners, and patrons. Thank you for your participation!

Thank you for your participation in Free Fall Baltimore 2018! Please provide information about the October program and comments, so that we can continue to grow the program. 

If you received a grant to participate in Free Fall baltimore 2018, once you submit your completed Final Report, you will receive the final 20% of your grant.  

All Free Fall Baltimore Final Reports are due by December 1, 2018.

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 & The Arts is proud to present the 42nd Annual Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar and is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Market season. 


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


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

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


Key Dates:

Applications Live: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Applications Due: Monday, December 31, 2018 (midnight)

Notification of Application Status: First week of February 2019


Opening Day of Market: April 7, 2019

*Current & Former Bazaar Vendors*:

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Contact:

For more information about the Bazaar, please contact:

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

   The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is proud to present the 42nd Annual Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar and is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Market season. The Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar is a producer only market.  Farmers chosen for the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, are  chosen for their commitment to the Baltimore regional community with  growing and raising fine products, and keeping the Maryland farming  heritage alive. They are producers and growers, not re-sellers. The  BFMB supports the Maryland Market Money Program, SNAP, WIC, and Senior Farmers' Market Nutrirtion Programs, and we hope for your participation in these important  programs. For more information, please contact the Maryland Farmers  Market Association <info@marylandfma.org>.As Maryland's largest producer Market, we operate on Sundays from April through December starting at 7AM to Noon. The Market is located outdoors, between Holliday Street, Guilford Avenue and Pleasant Street, off of the Pleasant Street exit of the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83). Contracts are for the complete season. Attendance is mandatory. Your space may be forfeited if more than 3 markets are missed.*Vendors must be set-up by 6:45AM and may not leave before 12:15PM. No moving vehicles allowed onsite between 6:45AM and 12:15PM. You must be off-site by 1:00PM. The Market takes place rain or shine. 

 

Key Dates:

Applications Live: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Applications Due: Monday, December 31, 2018 (midnight)

Notification of Application Status: First week of February 2019

Opening Day of Market: April 7, 2019


*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   

Basic Guidelines Link : http://www.promotionandarts.org/sites/default/files/ckfinder/files/2019%20Baltimore%20Farmers'%20Market%20Guidelines.pdf  Vendors may load in and out at approved hours only, as stated in the guidelines.* Vendors may not share, re-sell, or sublet their space.   * Vendors may only sell approved items. There is NO RESELLING allowed.  * Insurance: Accepted Food and Farm Vendors must furnish BOPA with a Certificate of Insurance for General Liability ($1,000,000/$2,000,000 typical with specifics for special insurance needs  listed on the contract if selected), and all Vendors must furnish a copy of their Automobile Insurance Card. The certificate needs to name Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore as additional insured, and state that the coverage shall be primary to any insurance coverage held by Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore with respects to acts or omissions of the licensee.* Any food sold must be prepared and sold within the guidelines of the Baltimore City Fire and Health Departments, and you must get and have your Health Department Permit posted on-site.

Contact:

For more information about the BFMB, please contact: Sam Hanson, Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar Manager Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts 443.263.4331    shanson@promotionandarts.org  

    The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is proud to present the 42nd Annual Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar and is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Market season. The Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar is a producer only market.  Farmers chosen for the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, are  chosen for their commitment to the Baltimore regional community with  growing and raising fine products, and keeping the Maryland farming  heritage alive. They are producers and growers, not re-sellers. The  BFMB supports the Maryland Market Money Program, SNAP, WIC, and Senior  Farmers' Market Nutrirtion Programs, and we hope for your participation in these important  programs. For more information, please contact the Maryland Farmers  Market Association <info@marylandfma.org>.As Maryland's largest producer Market, we operate on Sundays from April through December starting at 7AM to Noon. The Market is located outdoors, between Holliday Street, Guilford Avenue and Pleasant Street, off of the Pleasant Street exit of the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83). Contracts are for the complete season. Attendance is mandatory. Your space may be forfeited if more than 3 markets are missed.*Vendors must be set-up by 6:45AM and may not leave before 12:15PM. No moving vehicles allowed onsite between 6:45AM and 12:15PM. You must be off-site by 1:00PM. The Market takes place rain or shine.  

Key Dates:

Applications Live: Saturday, September 15, 2018            Applications Due: Monday, December 31, 2018 (midnight)  Notification of Application Status: First week of February 2019 Opening Day of Market: April 7, 2019

*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   

Basic Guidelines Link : http://www.promotionandarts.org/sites/default/files/ckfinder/files/2019%20Baltimore%20Farmers'%20Market%20Guidelines.pdf Vendors may load in and out at approved hours only, as stated in the guidelines.* Vendors may not share, re-sell, or sublet their space.   * Vendors may only sell approved items. There is NO RESELLING allowed.  * Insurance: Accepted Food and Farm Vendors must furnish BOPA with a Certificate of Insurance for General Liability ($1,000,000/$2,000,000 typical with specifics for special insurance needs  listed on the contract if selected), and all Vendors must furnish a copy of their Automobile Insurance Card. The certificate needs to name Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore as additional insured, and state that the coverage shall be primary to any insurance coverage held by Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore with respects to acts or omissions of the licensee.* Any food sold must be prepared and sold within the guidelines of the Baltimore City Fire and Health Departments, and you must get and have your Health Department Permit posted on-site.

Contact: 

For more information about the BFMB, please contact: Sam Hanson, Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar Manager Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts 443.263.4331    shanson@promotionandarts.org   

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Baltimore Mural Program Volunteer Application

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

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

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

Download complete prospectus here.

Application deadline – Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is proud to announce the 14th edition of the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize.  The prize will award a $25,000 fellowship to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore region. Approximately six finalists will be selected for the final review for the prize; their work will be exhibited at the Walters Art Museum.  Additionally, an exhibition of the semifinalists’ work will be featured in a large exhibition during Artscape (July 19-21, 2019). 

The fellowship winner will be selected from the Walters Art Museum exhibition after review of the installed art and an interview with each finalist by the jurors.  Artist collaborators, if chosen as the winner, will receive a single $25,000 prize that will be equally divided among the members of the group.

Jurors

Laylah Ali was born in Buffalo, NY, in 1968, and lives and works in Williamstown, MA. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. Her work was exhibited at the Venice Biennale (2003) and the Whitney Biennial (2004). Ali’s works are included in the permanent collections of numerous public institutions including Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, among many others.

Regine Basha has been curating innovative exhibitions for public institutions, civic spaces, magazines and private galleries nationally and internationally since 1993. With an exploratory approach to exhibition design, production and reception, Basha works closely with artists to create specific contexts in which to encounter the work. Basha was born in Israel to Iraqi parents, grew up in Montreal and Los Angeles, attended New York University and Concordia University in Montreal, and graduated in the inaugural class of 1996 of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson, NY. Her exhibitions have received grant awards from The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as critical press in The New York Times, Artforum, Modern Painters, Art Papers, Wire, Bidoun, Art Lies, Artforum and NPR Radio. She currently sits on the board of Art Matters and she is the Residency Advisor to Pioneer Works Residency. More info on bashaprojects.com.

William Powhida is an artist and critic based in New York City. He studied painting at Syracuse University where he received a BFA with honors, and received an MFA from Hunter College. He has exhibited internationally in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, London, Madrid, Miami, Chicago, Copenhagen, Austria, Dublin and even the Canary Islands. His recent shows include Unretrospective at Platform Gallery, Overculture at Postmasters Gallery, and Bill by Bill at Charlie James Gallery. Powhida’s work has been discussed in The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Art News, Artinfo, Artnet, Hyperallergic, Art Fag City, among others. He has had residencies at the Lower East Side Printshop, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and Casa Maauad in Mexico City. Currently, Powhida is represented in New York by Postmasters Gallery, in Seattle by Platform Gallery, in Los Angeles by Charlie James Gallery, and in Copenhagen by Gallery Poulsen. His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum and the Orange County Museum of Art.

Review Process
The selection process will occur in three phases:

1st Review –Jurors will review applicants’ submissions independent of each other.  They will complete score sheets that will be tabulated to select approximately 30 to 40 semifinalists.  Submissions will consist of five (5) digital images of work or up to ten (10) minutes of time based work and a resume.

All of the submitted work for the first round of review will also be provided to area galleries and their curators who will be participating in the Artscape Gallery Network exhibitions.  If these galleries choose an artist for their exhibitions occurring concurrently with Artscape 2019, artists will be contacted directly by those galleries.

2nd Review – Semifinalists will be asked to submit an expanded submission including up to 30 images or time based works and a description of how they will use the fellowship if they are selected.  The jurors will convene to choose approximately five or six finalists for the exhibition and final review.  Each finalist will meet with the Walters Art Museum curators to determine installation requirements.  Finalists will work collaboratively with the Walters Art Museum  curators to determine which artwork is to be included in the finalist exhibition; however, please keep in mind that the final decision on what is exhibited and the decision regarding the feasibility of installation requirements is the responsibility of the Walters Art Museum  curators. 

Works by the remaining semifinalists will be selected by BOPA curator Lou Joseph for a separate exhibition during the Artscape weekend.

Final Review – The finalists will have their work exhibited in the xxx Gallery of the Walters Art Museum .  The exhibit design and artwork placement within these galleries is at the sole discretion of the BMA curators and exhibition staff.  On Saturday, July 13, 2019, the jurors will meet with each artist for up to 30 minutes in their exhibition space for a final interview.  After all of the interviews, the jurors will meet and decide the fellowship award winner.  The award will be announced later that evening at the award reception.

Image Submission Guidelines

  • As in previous years, artists may submit five (5) images of artwork for the first round of jury review.
  • Images should be in jpeg format, and be not larger than approximately 3MB.

Video Submission Guidelines

  • Artists submitting time based works may submit up to ten (10) minutes of work. The 10 minutes may include excerpts from up to five (5) works as long as the combined time totals no more than 10 minutes.
  • Artists wishing to submit still and time based works, for every still image subtract two (2) minutes from the allowed 10 minute time based total.
  • Videos should be in .mov or .mp4 format.

Guidelines

1. Artists living and working in Maryland; Washington, DC; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties and the city of Alexandria in Virginia; and Adams, Chester, Franklin, Lancaster and York counties in Pennsylvania are eligible to submit for this award.

2. Artists may not be full-time students at the time of the exhibition and during the granting period. Students who will have graduated by the time of the exhibition and granting period may apply.

3. Artists must live and work in one of the geographic areas listed above during time of application and during the entire granting period.

4. Artists who work in collaboration may apply as a group.  Each artist’s name and contact information should be listed on the application form.  A one page resume for the collaborative group and a single set of support materials should be submitted.  Each individual member of the collaborative group must meet all other guidelines.

5. Artists who apply as individuals must submit original artwork that is 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 Sondheim 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 application, 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. Semifinalists will be required to submit a description of how they will use the fellowship if they are selected.

8. The award will be paid in monthly installments. $5,200 will be paid for the first month and $1,800 will be paid for each of the following 11 months.  If artist collaborators are selected the above payments will be equally divided between the collaborating artists.

9. Winners of the Sondheim Prize will be responsible for paying all applicable federal, state and local taxes.

10. Artists’ work included in the Semifinalist Exhibition will be insured during the exhibition duration by BOPA; artists’ work included in the Finalists exhibition at the Walters Art Museum will be insured by that organization while the artwork is on the premises of the Walters Art Museum.

11. Winners of the Sondheim Prize will be required to file a final report by June 30, 2020, before the final payment.  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.

12. Work submitted for this prize will also be made available to curators of the Artscape Gallery Network exhibitions.  This program has more than a dozen galleries throughout the Baltimore Region. Please visit www.artscape.org in the spring for a listing of galleries participating in these exhibitions.

13. Artscape and BOPA reserve the right to reproduce images of applicants’ work for printed or internet publicity, catalogue or marketing purposes.  The Walters Art Museum also will have the right to reproduce work relating to the 2019 Sondheim Prize.

14. The decisions of the jurors are final.  Jurors may change without notification.

15. Finalists will be required to meet with Walters Art Museum curators to finalize their installation needs; these needs must meet the exhibition guidelines set forth by the Walters Art Museum. If required by the installation of the artwork or its intended interaction with the public, the Walters Art Museum may choose to issue waivers of liability to be signed by the artist.  Otherwise, the Walters Art Museum will insure the artwork while in its possession.

16. Artists chosen as finalists will be required to take primary responsibility for installing and deinstalling their work at the Walters Art Museum.  Artists must be present on the Walters Art Museum premises for the installation and deinstallation of their work, which will occur Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9am and 4pm. If artists cannot personally be present for installation, their work will not be exhibited. While artists may bring assistants to help them with installation, they cannot serve as substitutes for the artists.

17. Artists chosen as finalists must provide a complete list of materials used in artworks at the time of the initial site visit by Walters Art Museum curators and staff. Artists’ materials will be reviewed by the Walters Art Museum’s Conservation Department. Artists will additionally accommodate requests by Conservation team members to inspect work in person. Any material (including but not limited to salvaged lumber, food stuffs, other unstable organic materials, objects that off-gas fumes, and objects stored outdoors) that may introduce insects or present a risk to the Museum’s environment and collection will not be permitted inside of the Museum. It is the responsibility of each artist to suggest alternative works suitable for exhibition to the Walters Art Museum curators. If no acceptable alternatives are identified, the artist’s work will not be included in the exhibition, but may be represented by photographic or video documentation to be provided by the artist.

18. Finalists are strongly encouraged to attend the press preview for the Finalist exhibition, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

19. Finalists may be required to make presentations at the Walters Art Museum at some time during the duration of the exhibition, including during the awards ceremony.

20. Photography by the general public will be allowed in the Finalist Exhibition at the Walters Art Museum and in the Semifinalist Exhibition.

21. Previous winners of the Sondheim Prize are not eligible to apply.  Previous finalists and semifinalists may apply.

22. BOPA and BFAI Board members, employees and/or relatives (defined as children, spouse, domestic partner or parents) are not eligible to apply for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.

Estimated Timeline
Application deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Announcement of semifinalists: Mid-February 2019
Announcement of finalists: Mid-March 2019
Finalist studio visits with exhibition curators: March 26-April 6, 2019
Finalist exhibition installation: June 4-June 13, 2019 (Mon-Fri, 9a-4p)
Finalist exhibition Press Preview: June 19, 2019
Finalist exhibition duration: June 20-Aug 5, 2019
Finalist exhibition deinstallation: August 6 & 7, 2019
Finalist interviews: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Award announcement: Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 7pm; Galleries open at 6pm
Semifinalist exhibition artwork drop-off: Sunday, July 15, 2019 from 10am-2pm or Monday, July 16, 2019 from 9am-Noon
Semifinalist exhibition duration: Friday, July 20, 2019 through Sunday, August 5, 2019
Semifinalist exhibition opening reception: Thursday, July 19, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm
Semifinalist exhibition artwork pick-up: 5-7pm Sunday, August 5, 2019 or 9am-Noon Monday, August 6, 2019
Artscape: July 19-21, 2019

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

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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting applications for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. The Parade will take place on Monday, January 21, 2019.

If you are a for-profit organization, institute, or business please contact Corporate Development/ Sponsorship for parade involvement opportunities. (410)752-8632 


Key Dates:

Application Deadline: December 31, 2018

Notification of Application Status: January 11, 2019

Event Date: Monday, January 21, 2019 


PLEASE NOTE: Submission of this application does not guarantee acceptance. Past participants are not guaranteed acceptance in the 2019 Parade. Late applications will not be accepted.



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For more information about the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, please contact:


Symone Audain, Special Events Coordinator

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

(410) 752-8632

saudain@promotionandarts.org

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts