School 33 Art Center is now accepting proposals for arts classes! 

Are you a teacher with a great idea for an art class? Tell us about it! We are scheduling classes for the late Summer and Fall seasons. 

School 33 Art Center offers a variety of classes of different mediums for all ages. Our facilities include two classrooms, a utility sink, easels, drawing boards, model platforms, and a printing press for printmaking classes. Classes can be scheduled during our open hours, Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday, 11am-4pm. Promotional materials will be created and printed by School 33 for teachers' use. There is a $25 per hour rental fee that is retained by School 33 Art Center for classes. 

In your proposal, please give a description of the class that you would like to teach as well as when and how many times your class will meet. (For example, "This class will meet on four Saturdays, from 1-3pm.") You will also be asked to specify the age range for your class. Keep in mind that for any classes that work with students aged 17 or under, a background check will be required of the teacher. There is a $25 fee for background checks.

If you have any questions, please contact Flannery Winchester, Education Coordinator at (443) 263-4351 or fwinchester@promotionandarts.org

THIS APPLICATION IS FOR SCHOOL 33 MEMBERS ONLY! IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED USING THIS FORM.  

Annual Call for Artists: School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland
2018 Fall / Winter Group Exhibitions
Application Fee:  Free for Members of School 33 Art Center
Application Deadline:  Monday, June 25, 2018, no later than 11:59pm.


School 33 Art Center is now accepting submissions from artists for our 2018 Fall / Winter Group Exhibitions, to take place October 12 - November 24, 2018, and December 7, 2018 - January 26, 2019 in our first floor Main Gallery. The call for entry is open to all visual artists working in any medium. Through this open call, School 33 aims to present new work by emerging and mid-career artists from the United States and abroad. Two professional curators will select between five and ten artists for each exhibition, based upon individual artistic merit and curatorial vision. School 33 Art Center and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts will produce all related press materials, and will host an opening reception and coordinate exhibition-related programming.


Our Curators: Adriel Luis & Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell


Adriel Luis is a Washington DC - based community organizer, curator, and musician who is driven by the belief that social justice can be achieved through surprising, imaginative and loving approaches to art. He serves as Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where he pushes for emerging artists of color to be shown and paid fairly by museums. There, Adriel and his team produce Culture Labs — an alternative to traditional museum exhibitions built on community organizing principles. Currently, he tours the world with his band iLL-Literacy, using music and spoken word to strengthen Black and Asian American coalitions in colleges; and is creative director of Bombshelltoe, which works with artists to highlight marginalized communities affected by nuclear history. Adriel recently curated exhibitions at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia and and Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia.


Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a Washington, D.C. native, independent curator and museum professional working at the intersection of community collaboration, social justice practice, and art engagement. In 2015 she joined the National Museum of Women in the Arts to advance the launch of the Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative, growing WASC audiences by 2000% through her community centered approach to outreach. She currently works with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, developing dialogue-based programs that encourage critical thinking as a means to strategize for a better world with the signature series, A Seat at the Table.
Kayleigh serves as a Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) consultant for numerous projects including MASS Action, The Empathetic Museum, and others, with the aim of disrupting the status quo throughout the cultural sector. She serves on the National Arts Education Advisory Council with Americans for the Arts, the Selection Committee of Halcyon Arts Lab in Washington, DC, the Artist Advisory Council of VisArts in Rockville, MD, and formerly, as Co-Chair of the DC Chapter of ArtTable, Inc.
Kayleigh has produced a number of contemporary curatorial projects exploring social issues at the intersection of race, gender, and politics, including her participation in the 2017 Arlington Art Center's Curator Spotlight program, and the inaugural Emerging Curator program at VisArts, Rockville.


Eligibility Guidelines:
 

  • Individual visual artists and collaborative teams working in any medium may apply.
  • Artists should apply with their most recent works. Please specify the availability of each artwork submitted. 
  • Artists who apply should be available to participate in either of the Fall / Winter 2018 exhibitions. Artists cannot be selected for more than one exhibition.    
  • Selected artists will be fully responsible for making all necessary arrangements for the delivery and pick-up of their artwork. 
  • Employees of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts are ineligible to apply.
  • Late and incomplete entries will not be considered.
  • Please do not apply if your work was selected for either of the 2017 Juried Exhibitions, or if you had a solo exhibition at School 33 in 2017 or 2018. 

 

Application and Exhibition Timeline:
 

  • Call for Entry applications due by 11:59pm on Monday, June 25, 2018.
  • Notifications will go out to artists by Thursday, July 19, 2018. 
  • Two exhibitions will take place on the following dates: (1) October 12 - November 24, 2018, and (2) November 3 - January 6, 2018. The artwork delivery and installation period for each exhibition will take place 1.5 weeks before each opening. An opening reception (dates TBA) will take place for each exhibition - all selected artists are strongly encouraged to attend.   

 

Complete submissions should include:
 

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

 


If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Webb, Exhibitions Manager @ mwebb@promotionandarts.org, or call 443-263-4352.  School 33 Art Center is a program of Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. To learn more about us please visit our website: www.school33.org For 37 years, School 33 Art Center has been the bridge between contemporary artists and the viewing public. School 33 is dedicated to providing opportunities for visual and performing artists through solo and group exhibitions, art classes, artist-led programming and workshops, and Studio Artist Residencies. A program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, School 33 is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions, and is the proud recipient of an Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. 

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

2018 Fall / Winter Group Exhibitions 

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

Application Deadline:  Monday, June 25, 2018, no later than 11:59pm. 


School 33 Art Center is now accepting submissions from artists for our 2018 Fall / Winter Group Exhibitions, to take place October 12 - November 24, 2018, and December 7, 2018 - January 26, 2019 in our first floor Main Gallery. The call for entry is open to all visual artists working in any medium. Through this open call, School 33 aims to present new work by emerging and mid-career artists from the United States and abroad. Two professional curators will select between five and ten artists for each exhibition, based upon individual artistic merit and curatorial vision. School 33 Art Center and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts will produce all related press materials, and will host an opening reception and coordinate exhibition-related programming. 


Our Curators: Adriel Luis & Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell

Adriel Luis is a Washington DC - based community organizer, curator, and musician who is driven by the belief that social justice can be achieved through surprising, imaginative and loving approaches to art. He serves as Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where he pushes for emerging artists of color to be shown and paid fairly by museums. There, Adriel and his team produce Culture Labs — an alternative to traditional museum exhibitions built on community organizing principles. Currently, he tours the world with his band iLL-Literacy, using music and spoken word to strengthen Black and Asian American coalitions in colleges; and is creative director of Bombshelltoe, which works with artists to highlight marginalized communities affected by nuclear history. Adriel recently curated exhibitions at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia and and Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. 


Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a Washington, D.C. native, independent curator and museum professional working at the intersection of community collaboration, social justice practice, and art engagement. In 2015 she joined the National Museum of Women in the Arts to advance the launch of the Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative, growing WASC audiences by 2000% through her community centered approach to outreach. She currently works with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, developing dialogue-based programs that encourage critical thinking as a means to strategize for a better world with the signature series, A Seat at the Table.

Kayleigh serves as a Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) consultant for numerous projects including MASS Action, The Empathetic Museum, and others, with the aim of disrupting the status quo throughout the cultural sector. She serves on the National Arts Education Advisory Council with Americans for the Arts, the Selection Committee of Halcyon Arts Lab in Washington, DC, the Artist Advisory Council of VisArts in Rockville, MD, and formerly, as Co-Chair of the DC Chapter of ArtTable, Inc.
Kayleigh has produced a number of contemporary curatorial projects exploring social issues at the intersection of race, gender, and politics, including her participation in the 2017 Arlington Art Center's Curator Spotlight program, and the inaugural Emerging Curator program at VisArts, Rockville.


Eligibility Guidelines: 

  • Individual visual artists and collaborative teams working in any medium may apply.
  • Artists should apply with their most recent works. Please specify the availability of each artwork submitted. 
  • Artists who apply should be available to participate in either of the Fall / Winter 2018 exhibitions. Artists cannot be selected for more than one exhibition.    
  • Selected artists will be fully responsible for making all necessary arrangements for the delivery and pick-up of their artwork. 
  • Employees of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts are ineligible to apply.
  • Late and incomplete entries will not be considered.
  • Please do not apply if your work was selected for either of the 2017 Juried Exhibitions, or if you had a solo exhibition at School 33 in 2017 or 2018. 


Application and Exhibition Timeline:

  • Call for Entry applications due by 11:59pm on Monday, June 25, 2018.
  • Notifications will go out to artists by Thursday, July 19, 2018. 
  • Two exhibitions will take place on the following dates: (1) October 12 - November 24, 2018, and (2) November 3 - January 6, 2018. The artwork delivery and installation period for each exhibition will take place 1.5 weeks before each opening. An opening reception (dates TBA) will take place for each exhibition - all selected artists are strongly encouraged to attend.   


Complete submissions should include:  

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


*If you are already a member of School 33 please apply at the following link:  promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/3a4bea8c-b3fc-4840-9385-f8f34e1be8fc/school-33-art-center-2018-call-for-entry-fall-winter-group-exhibitions-members 


If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Webb, Exhibitions Manager @ mwebb@promotionandarts.org, or call 443-263-4352.  School 33 Art Center is a program of Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. To learn more about us please visit our website: www.school33.org  For 37 years, School 33 Art Center has been the bridge between contemporary artists and the viewing public. School 33 is dedicated to providing opportunities for visual and performing artists through solo and group exhibitions, art classes, artist-led programming and workshops, and Studio Artist Residencies. A program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, School 33 is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions, and is the proud recipient of an Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.   

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  our annual Open Studio Tour. Additionally, as part of our Studio Artist Mentorship Program, residents will have access to critiques by established artists and arts professionals, critics, and professors. Every two years, resident artists will work with a mentor / curator to mount a biennial exhibition featuring the work of all current School 33 studio artists in our Main Gallery. 


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

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

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

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

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

BOPA is proud to present Free Fall Baltimore 2018, a citywide celebration that offers hundreds of free arts & cultural events at participating venues throughout Baltimore City.  Held in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month, area attractions and organizations showcase the importance of the arts with free concerts, dance and theater performances, festivals, lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, tours and special events.  

Each year we provide grants to cultural organizations with operating budgets under $300,000 to provide free events during the month of October, and produce a highly effective marketing program that promotes the program and your event. Grants range from $250 to $1,500.

To be eligible for a Free Fall Baltimore grant, your program must:
• Provide outreach and access to young adults, families and/or underserved audiences
• Be free of charge and open to general public without contingencies.
• Occur in Baltimore City between October 1 and October 31

Key Dates:
Applications Due: Friday, June 29
Awardees Notified: Friday, July 13
Grant Agreement Due : Monday, July 30
Free Fall Baltimore Programs Occur: October 1 – October 31, 2018
Final Reports Due: Monday, December 3, 2018

STAFF, RELATIVES AND BOARD MEMBERS OF BOPA, INC., BSAT, OR BFAI, INC. ARE INELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A GRANT.

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. 

BOPA is proud to present Free Fall Baltimore 2018, a citywide celebration that offers hundreds of free arts & cultural events at participating venues throughout Baltimore City.  Held in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month, area attractions and organizations showcase the importance of the arts with free concerts, dance and theater performances, festivals, lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, tours and special events.  

Each year we provide an opportunity for organizations with operating budgets over $300,000 to participate in the Free Fall Baltimore by hosting a free cultural event in Baltimore City during the month of October, and produce a highly effective marketing program that promotes the program and your event. Reminder: Cultural Organizations with operating budgets over 300,000 are not eligible to receive grants. 


Application Due: Friday, July 13, 2018.

To be eligible to participate in Free Fall Baltimore, your program must:

• Provide outreach and access to young adults, families and/or underserved audiences
• Be free of charge and open to general public without contingencies.
• Occur in Baltimore City between October 1 and October 31

Key Dates:
Applications Due: Friday, July 13, 2018 

Participants Agreement Due : Monday, July 30 

Free Fall Baltimore Programs Occur: October 1 – October 31, 2018 

Final Reports Due: Monday, December 3, 2018 

 

STAFF, RELATIVES AND BOARD MEMBERS OF BOPA, INC. OR BFAI, INC. ARE INELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A GRANT.



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 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 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.


Sound Off Live!  

This application is for up-and-coming bands/musicians who wish to participate in Sound Off Live! which is a live audition at the Hard Rock Cafe in Downtown Baltimore for a performance slot at Light City, Artscape, and/or Baltimore Book Festival.

About Light City:
Light City is a free festival that transforms Baltimore with large-scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, featuring more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area. During the day, Light City’s innovation conferences bring together innovators and thought leaders across key industries to explore ways to power social change. Light City takes place April 2019.

About Artscape:
Artscape, is the largest FREE arts festival in America, and produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of Baltimore Festival of The Arts, Inc. Artscape takes place July 19 - 21, 2019.

About Book Festival: The Baltimore Book Festival is a "literary feast with gourmet eats" celebrating books, creativity, knowledge and ideas. The Book Festival takes place at the Inner Harbor, September 27 - 29, 2019.


What is Sound Off Live!?
Sound Off Live! is a way for up-and-coming bands/musicians to audition for a performance slot at  Light City, Artscape and/or Baltimore Book Festival. Sound Off Live! will take place during Free Fall Baltimore in October, 2018. Bands/musicians will be selected to perform live in front of an audience and a panel of judges at The Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Baltimore. Bands/musicians will have 15 minutes to perform (three songs).


Who is eligible to participate?
Any genre of music is eligible - keep in mind that bands/musicians will be performing in a family atmosphere, so no explicit lyrics, please!

A majority of the band's members (60%) must reside in any of the following locations: Baltimore City, one of Maryland's 24 counties, the Delmarva Region or Washington D.C.

At least 90% of the music performed must be original - no more than 10% covers, please.

Only bands/musicians that have NEVER been booked at Light City, Artscape and Book Festival will be considered for Sound Off Live!  Please note:  If you have performed and/or applied for any of the festivals mentioned,  your information is in our database.

How does Sound Off Live! work?

Round 1 - Applications.
Bands/musicians Should submit the online application no later than August 15th, 2018.
Samples of the bands'/musicians' music must be available.

Applications missing music samples will not be considered.

Bands/musicians must keep two evenings open for any performance slot at the competition on October 17th and 18th, 2018.

Round 2 - Selection to Perform
Selection committee will review all applications to decide who will perform at Sound Off Live!

Bands/musicians will be selected from audio, video, and other information provided on website and application. BOPA aims to book diverse genre's and populations for our festivals  

Bands/musicians will be notified of acceptance into Sound Off Live!  by Saturday, September 1, 2018 via email. Performance day and time will also be indicated in this email. Performance times are final.

Round 3 - The Battle
Bands/musicians selected to perform in Sound Off Live! should be prepared to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their performance time. Bands arriving late will be disqualified.

Stage, sound system and basic backline will be provided.

The panel of judges will score each band/musician on a scale of 1-10 based on the following criteria: stage presence, crowd reaction, originality of sound, musicianship etc.

Bands/musicians must keep the weekend of July 19-21, 2019(Artscape) and/or September 27-29, 2019 (Book Festival), and April 2019 (Light City) open for any performance time slot.

Questions? Email 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.

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: Overnight 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.
-Artscape does not collect a commission on any sales made by participating galleries.
-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 June 30, 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.

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA)   has partnered  with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) to commission a new piece of public artwork for the interior of the Penn-North Metro station. The addition of new artwork is a part of the planed station improvements funded and made possible by the North Avenue Rising, Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant provided by the US Department of Transportation.

To read the full Request for Qualifications please visit BOPA's Call for Artist page

Budget: $60,000.00

Deadline for Application: 5:00 pm, Friday, July 6, 2018

We’re here to help!:

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:

Ryan Patterson, Public Art Administrator,Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts rpatterson@promotionandarts.org, 443-263-4338



Lots Alive 2018

OVERVIEW 

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Baltimore Office of Sustainability’s Baltimore Green Network welcome proposals for sculptures and installations to be installed as part of the 2018-2019 season of the Lots Alive outdoor sculpture program. Winning proposals will be eligible for grants up to $5,000.

Lots Alive supports the creation of temporary outdoor sculpture sited on vacant lots within the Baltimore City limits. For this grant cycle, seven vacant lot sites have been identified for artist activation in the Park Heights neighborhood (on Park Heights Ave). Each project is expected to be installed for 12 months.

Designed in partnership with Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Baltimore Green Network, Lots Alive aims to breathe life into underutilized vacant spaces through creative interventions.


About the Baltimore Green Network (BGN) 

Managed by the Department of Planning’s Office of Sustainability, Baltimore Green Network is a city-led effort to use sustainable, innovative, and cost-effective practices for stabilizing and holding land for redevelopment, and reusing vacant land to green neighborhoods, reduce storm water runoff, grow food, and create community spaces.

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 Light City and 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.

Applicant Eligibility 

This RFP is open to artists, designers, architects, and community residents over 18 years of age and living in Baltimore City. Employees of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are not eligible to apply.  To apply, artists must create a Submittable account and upload their proposal online. All applications require the name and contact information for the artist or team as well as the required proposal documents

Timeline  

RFP opens: June 1, 2018   

Submission Deadline: July 28, 2018   

All projects must be installed September 22 - October 5, 2018  


Selection Criteria Sculptural Art Projects will be evaluated based on the following criteria: 

Artistic Merit 

1. Project must exhibit excellence in design and concept 

2. Project must thoughtfully respond to the space in which it exists •

        Visual Impact / Visibility 

1. Project must creatively redefine a public space by creating “destination” art that both draws people into the community and engages community residents 

2. The project must benefit the neighborhood by heightening the visibility of the community as a creative and vibrant place.

 • Appropriateness of Budget 

1. Revenues and expenses must add up 

2. Artists must be paid for their work 

3. Necessary materials, equipment, fabrication, installation and coordination costs are realistically reflected within the budget •

          Project Feasibility

 1. Appropriate oversight and management must be evident to ensure a well-organized project and a positive benefit to the community 

2. Clarity and feasibility of described project and stated goals 

3. The project plan must be realistic and on track for project completion by October 5, 2018

 • Quality and uniqueness of proposed project

Review Process 

Applications will be evaluated by an independent panel of jurors comprised of regional arts, culture and community development leaders and community stakeholders. Once jury recommendations are made, projects undergo environmental review for final approval.  Award Notifications will be released on August 11, 2018.

Responsibilities of Prize Recipients 

• Prize money is disbursed increments over the duration of the project. Winners are responsible for retaining all receipts and adhering to their proposed budgets. Sales tax will not be reimbursed.

 • Sculptural Art Projects must be installed by October 5, 2018. 

• Sculptural Art Projects must be deinstalled by October 5, 2019.

Budget 

Project budgets must be submitted as part of your application. Budgets should realistically reflect the costs of executing the project. Eligible project expenses include but are not limited to: materials costs, artist fees, installation costs, equipment rentals, administrative costs (can include project coordinator).

Application 

Applications must be submitted online via Submittable using this form. Required application materials are as follows: 

1. Project Site Address 

2. Project Description (500 words or less) 

3. Project Drawings or photographs of sculpture – drawings must clearly illustrate the proposed work 

4. Proposed Budget 

5. Artist Resume – artists working in teams may submit one resume for work completed as a team 

6. Artist Work Samples (5 Images)

Contact  

For more information on this project please contact:  

Chris Brooks, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts 

410.752.8632 

cbrooks@promotionandarts.org
 

Lots Alive is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Baltimore Office of Sustainability.