Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is pleased to present
the Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize. This prize will award $1,000 to
a Baltimore City student artist. The award recipient will also receive a
stipend to produce a solo exhibition, with mentorship from BOPA staff.
The Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize is
competitive program that seeks to recognize and encourage artistic talent in Baltimore City.
Students must be high school students at the time of application
submission. The Prize is in conjunction with the annual Artscape festival. The award recipient’s work will be exhibited during the Artscape weekend (July 21-23, 2017).
Applications for the Fred Lazarus IV Prize are due April 30, 2017.
The 36th annual Artscape, America's largest free
arts festival, returns July 21-23, 2017. The festival's theme for 2017
Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore.
Artscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21
and Saturday, July 23 from 11am-9pm and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape
After Hours returns on Friday and Saturday nights on Charles Street (from
Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or
Fred Lazarus IV was instrumental in
launching the city’s annual Artscape festival, now the largest free arts
festival in the United States. Anchored on MICA’s campus for more than 30
years and extending out for multiple city blocks, Artscape annually draws more
than 350,000 visitors and has an economic impact on Maryland approaching $26
Fred is a national leader in the
advancement of arts, arts education, and community development. He served as
founding chair of both Americans for the Arts and the National Coalition for
Education in the Arts, and has also chaired the Maryland Independent College
and Universities Association, the Arts Education Committee of the American
Council for the Arts, and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. He is
the founding and current chair of Central Baltimore Partnership, a founding
board member of both the Midtown Development Corporation board and the
Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, served as a founding advisory
board member of the Station North Arts and Entertainment District, Inc., and
has served on numerous other boards of directors, including Partners for
Livable Communities, Arts Every Day, and Americans for the Arts. He served as
president of MICA for 35 years – overseeing its growth and engagement in the
WHO MAY APPLY
Applicants should be current high school students. The student may live in Baltimore City, but attend school
outside the city limits; or, live outside city limits but attend a Baltimore
City school. Homeschool and other non-traditional students are eligible to
apply. Applications to the Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize will be accepted in
the following disciplines:
- Fiber/ Fashion
- Graphic Design
One-page personal statement that discusses yourself, your work and
One recommendation letter from a teacher or adult representative
A current, official high school transcript
A portfolio of 4–8 images of your artwork
Note: Applications are only submitted
electronically. Details about acceptable formats are listed below.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PORTFOLIO
All images within your portfolio of
artwork must be marked with your name, media, dimensions, and month/year
The digital images submitted must
fairly and accurately represent the applicant’s work and not have been
manipulated or altered. Each student must submit original works that have been
created by her or himself that do not infringe upon the intellectual property
rights of any other individual or entity. If a student’s work incorporates
material, including but not limited to photographs, not created by the student,
the student must include an additional copy of any and all such source material
in her or his application.
pieces in your portfolio of artwork must also be presented as thumbnails on a
printed proof sheet labeled with your name, media, dimensions, and month/year
completed. This document will be submitted as a pdf with your application.
A teacher or adult representative, familiar
with the student must sign for the authenticity and accuracy of reproduction of
each portfolio on the Thumbnail Proof Sheet.
All images should be submitted as
jpegs saved at 72 dpi resolution and at a size of 600 pixels in the longest
Applications for the Fred Lazarus IV Prize are due April 30, 2017. Note: Please do not email or fax
portfolios. We cannot accept portfolios sent via email or fax.
RIGHT TO REPRODUCE POLICY
The Baltimore Office of Promotion
and The Arts (BOPA) reserves the right to reproduce without notification any
photographs of students or artwork submitted during the application process;
this reproduction will be for non-commercial purposes only, and may include
print publications, BOPA websites, e-communications, multimedia presentations,
and documents about BOPA for fundraising, or informational purposes.