Pop-Up Comedy Club Application
The 37th annual
Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018. The Baltimore Office
of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites artists and artist collaborative
groups to apply to have an artwork project commissioned and featured at this
For 2018, Artscape is now accepting applications for comedic performances for the festival’s
pop-up Comedy Club. LOL@Artscape takes place during Artscape After Hours;
Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 from 9-11pm. Performances are at an
indoor location within the Artscape After Hours footprint (Charles Street, from
Preston Street to North Avenue).
In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching
theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s
creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and celebrating
Baltimore’s pop-up institution, Artscape. For “the year we didn’t have a theme”
we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a
fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the
heart of Baltimore City.
Questions: Contact Summer Cullen (via email
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.
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.
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.
You can pay with PayPal
festival is not able to provide free parking for its artists, exhibitors, and
Submissions will be reviewed and
accepted/declined by Artscape staff.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday,
February 28, 2018.
Submitting an application does not
automatically imply acceptance.
accepted, the applicant will be contacted by the committee and notified of
performance night and time slot, by March 30, 2018.
A small honorarium will be paid to the selected performers,
the night of the event.
Have questions about applying to
Artscape? Attend the information session:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-7pm
Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)
The information session is designed to give anyone
interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape (and the
Baltimore Book Festival, September 28-30, 2018) an opportunity to ask questions
about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal,
learn more about the festival, meet up with potential collaborators and hear
about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a
The information session is
approximately one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, email email@example.com or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The
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.