The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Prize: Call for Entries

Application deadline – Monday, July 31, 2017

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is proud to announce the second edition of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel 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 embarked on a path to provide new opportunities to Baltimore artists and art places within the City. This prize will award $6,000 to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators, living in Baltimore City. Successful proposals will be selected from submissions that clearly articulate the artist’s reason for travel and how it relates to their work, along with support materials. The $6,000 prize is intended to function as funding for travel essential to an artist’s studio practice that an artist may not otherwise be able to afford.

Application Process

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

https://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/80849/

You will be asked to submit the following:

Written Proposal (one page max, PDF only) This should include where you would go if awarded the prize, a section about your work, and an explanation of how this opportunity would advance your studio practice. The primary goal of this award is to advance an artist’s work and does not need to be tied to a possible or secured artist residency- research can be the focus of proposed travel. Proposal should include a post travel project, this can be an artist talk, exhibition, etc, to take place in Baltimore.

Resume (two pages max, PDF only)

Images

  • Artists must submit 10 images of their work most relevant to their proposal.
  • 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)

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.

Travel Budget (use attached budget form to submit)

Please use the attached budget form and provide the most realistic budget for your proposed travel, including all things that need to be funded to realize the trip. 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 in Baltimore City are eligible; Artists must live in Baltimore City during time of application and during the entire granting period.

  2. 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)

  3. 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 MAS Artist Travel 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.

  4. 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.com.

  5. The award will be paid in three installments. $2,500 will be paid upon signing a contract with BOPA, wherein the artist agrees to the guidelines outlined here. The second payment ($2,500) will be paid once travel plans are confirmed with receipts. The third payment ($1,000) will be paid upon the completion of a public presentation describing your trip and artwork.

  6. Artist award may not be used for the purchase of equipment or materials for art production.

  7. Winners of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Grant Prize will be responsible for paying all applicable federal, state and local taxes.

  8. Winners of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Prize will be required to file a final report by August 30, 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.

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

  10. Previous winners of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Public Art Prize are not eligible to apply for this award, as are recipients of the Henry Walters Travel Prize.

  11. The decisions of the jurors are final.  The jury consists of the members of the board of the Municipal Art Society, 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 Artist Travel Prize.

Estimated Timeline

  • Monday, May 22, 2017: Call for entries released

  • Thursday, July 31, 2017: Application deadline

  • August 31, 2017: MASOB Artist Travel Prize recipient announced

  • Summer/Fall 2018: Public presentation of travel by selected artist


For more information about the Travel Prize contact: Krista D Green at kgreen@promotionandarts.org

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



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 excited to announce the return of MECU Neighborhood Event Grants for 2019!   

The MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program awards cash grants to Baltimore neighborhood associations and community-based non-profit organizations for the purpose of producing a free to the public special event. Thanks to the support of MECU, Baltimore’s credit union, eligible groups can receive up to $5,000 to produce an event for the community and residents they already serve. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis with award amounts determined by a committee. Proposed events must be publicly accessible at no cost to the public. 


ELIGIBILITY:

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization (or have a Fiscal Sponsor) and be based in Baltimore City. Proposed events must be accessible, free, open to the public and take place in Baltimore City between April 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Required materials include a completed application, tax exemption documentation, financial statement, and project budget that cannot exceed $5,000.


For more information, download the 2019 MECU Application FAQ's Guide and Budget Template at http://promotionandarts.org/grants/mecu-neighborhood-event-grants

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

  1. The event must be free, open to the public, and take place in Baltimore City between April 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019.
  2. An organization can only apply to produce one event or a series of a repeating event.
  3. The requesting organization must have at least 4 members (staff or regstered volunteers), and a bank account in the organization's name.
  4. Applicants must be designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. Applicants may also apply through a 501(c)(3) organization that is associated with the project that will serve as the Fiscal Agent.
  5. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and judged on criteria listed in this application. First time applicants are encouraged to apply. 
  6. Event budgets cannot exceed $5,000 dollars.
  7. All decisions are final; there is no appeal process. Applications are accepted in good faith.  Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore, Inc. (MECU), The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, and the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program shall be held harmless in the event of changes in the leadership or structure of organizations receiving grants. 


APPLICATIONS ARE JUDGED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

1. Clarity: Are the event objectives described clearly with clear connection to one of the three focus areas (education, arts and culture, and/or community development)?

2. Engagement:  Does the organization have an existing relationship within the community where the proposed event will take place? 

3. Budget: Is the entire event budget under $5000? Is the budget proposed accurate and detailed with realistic estimates? Did the organization use the budget template provided?  What is the organizations plan to raise additional funds, if necessary?   

4. Community Value: How does the event help to make Baltimore a vibrant, safer, stronger, and healthier city? Is the applicant partnering with other organizations/ businesses?

Additional: Organization Standing: If the organization is a past MECU Neighborhood Event Grants award recipient, was their Final Report Form accurately completed on time.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF GRANT RECIPIENTS:

  1. Accept no sponsor representing a financial business for the event (i.e. other credit unions, banks, etc.)
  2. Send a representative to the Mandatory Grant Recipient Workshop. If someone is not able to represent your organization, you forfeit your grant.
  3. Credit all promotional material with the MECU and BOPA logos and/or the following text: "Special thanks to MECU, Baltimore's Credit Union and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts for helping to make this eventpossible."
  4. Display the MECU Neighborhood Event Grant Banner at your event, provided by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.
  5. Complete the Final Report Form by December 31, 2019. This form requires: a)Updated event budget with itemized expenditures and accompanying receipts; b) at least six JPEG formatted digital photographs documenting your event. One photo must include the MECU Neighborhood Event Banner. 


APPLICATION TIMELINE:

August 16, 2018 - Application Open

October 7, 2018 (midnight) - Application Deadline

November 30, 2018 - Notification Letters

January 26, 2019 - Mandatory Grant Recipient Workshop



For additional information, please contact Symone Audain, Special Events Coordinator at saudain@promotionandarts.org or (410) 752-8632. 


The MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program is supported by MECU: Baltimore's Credit Union and administered by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. Additional support is provided by the Baltimore City Department of Community Development. 

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & 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.

University of Maryland Medical Center has partnered with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) to commission thirty seven (6’ by 8’) and two (6’ by 12’) murals to be painted onto interior walls of the Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at UMMC Midtown, 6th floor corridors, and common rooms.

This call to artists asks experienced artists to submit their qualifications for this opportunity in the form of previously completed artworks. Multiple artists may be selected to develop proposals and finished murals for the project. Selected muralists will meet with UMMC to learn more about the space and project goals before creating proposals for new murals.

Total Project budget: $85,000*

*This includes artist time and materials for all thirty seven murals. 


Deadline for Application: 5:00pm, Friday, October 19, 2018


APPLICATION PROCESS: 

Note: This is a Request for Qualifications asking artists to submit examples of previous work. The selected artist will work with project administrators at UMMC and BOPA to design and install mural artworks by December 14, 2018.

Applications are accepted online [HERE]  https://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/125054/ummc-bopa-call-for-artists

Applications must include the following:

● Artist Contact information (Name, Address, Email, Telephone) 

● Artist Bio (200 words) 

● Artist Resume or CV Artwork Samples*  (Provide 5 images of artist work samples. Murals work preferred. Files must be submitted as: JPEG format preferred. Please label: Lastname, Firstname,01) 

● Work Sample Description Sheet (upload a single sheet of paper describing each work sample, size, medium, year, budget (if applicable) and any other relevant information such as location, etc.) 

● Three professional references with contact information.

 ● NOTE: 1) Applications MUST be submitted online via Submittable. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. 2) Please only include work samples of previously completed art works, do not submit new proposals for this project.


TIMELINE: 

September 14, 2018        Call to Artists Opens 

October 19, 2018             Application Deadline 

November 5, 2018          Mural Install begins 

December 14, 2018         Artwork Installed.


Eligibility

This opportunity is open to all professional artists over 18 years of age residing in the State of Maryland. The artist selection panel will award winning proposals.


Budget  

The selected artist(s) will receive a commission to design and install the mural art works. The total project budget of $85,000 will be divided amongst the thirty seven murals. The exact number of murals commissioned and contract amount for each artist is To Be Determined. The project budget is all inclusive of travel expenses, taxes and other costs. Artists will be asked to develop proposals only after selected to ensure their design time is included in the contract.


Selection Criteria 

Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

• Quality of concept, design and craftsmanship of previous work 

• Visual and technical sophistication 

• Experience producing artwork for a highly visible public or professional environment  

• Proven experience working with project managers, design professionals, and community stakeholders to accomplish a project on time and on budget 

• Diversity: The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts encourages diversity in the City’s public art collection. Artists whose work is represented within the City’s collection are eligible to apply, however the artist selection panel will consider artistic diversity as a factor in the selection process


Notification

All applicants will be notified of the Artist Selection Panels decision by November 1, 2018.  The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and UMMC reserve the right not to select any of the applicants.

We are happy to help to answer any questions about the application process.  For any inquires related to the call or artist selection process, please contact: 

Chris Brooks, Community Art Specialist, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

cbrooks@promotionandarts.org  

410-752-8632 

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