Ends on March 16, 2018


Request for Qualifications

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and Jubilee Arts seek qualified artists with experience painting and designing murals, mosaics and sculptures for vacant lots, as well as teaching and working with youth, for the Art @ Work: 2018 summer mural artist apprenticeship program. 

About Art @ Work

Art @ Work is a five-week mural artist apprenticeship program for Baltimore City youth enrolled in the city’s YouthWorks program. 60 young people ages 14-21 will be hired to work under lead teaching artists to create eight highly visible murals, sculptures or mosaics throughout their neighborhood.

The goal of Art @ Work: 2018 is to introduce youth to career opportunities in the arts, offer gainful employment in a positive learning environment and to provide youth with the tools to express themselves through the arts, all while beautifying their community. 

About Jubilee Arts

Jubilee Arts is a community arts program of Intersection of Change providing arts classes to the residents of the Sandtown-Winchester, Upton, and surrounding neighborhoods in Baltimore, Maryland. Jubilee Arts is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, an area with a rich history of African-American culture, and is helping to bring the arts back to life in our community! We offer programming in dance, visual arts, and ceramics in partnership with the Maryland Institute College of Art, BOPA, area artists, writers, and dancers.

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 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.

Deadline:  March 16, 2018


Applicant Eligibility

This RFQ is open to Baltimore artists who have experience painting and designing murals, as well as teaching and working with youth.

Employees of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are not eligible to apply.


Submission Deadline: March 16, 2018

Notification: April 20, 2018


Application Checklist:

Artist Resume/CV

3 professional reference

Cover letter

Artist Work Samples (5-10 images)

Image list for artist work 



General Description

Each artist will guide and mentor a group of approximately 10 young adults through the development and completion of the mural, mosaic or sculptural project.

Lead artists will work collaboratively with the youth apprentices to canvass the community, develop designs, present their design proposals to the public, and execute their approved designs. Apprentices also receive soft skills workforce development and financial literacy training, as well as leadership development for areas such as public speaking, community activism, interview preparation, and resume writing.

This process will be divided in the following 3 phases:

Community Engagement

Each team spends a full week canvassing neighborhood residents, business owners, community leaders, and young people to gather inspiration and buy-in for the artwork design.

Design Presentations

Teams develop professional PowerPoint presentations for a town hall meeting to show community stakeholders their process, concepts, and proposed designs. Following their presentations, teams open the floor for questions and feedback on their designs.

Creating the Murals

After the mural design has been approved by community stakeholders, the artist apprentices work alongside professional artists to create their art projects. Paintbrushes, tarps, and tiles became tools for transforming barren walls into beacons of hope and pride.




Program Dates

Daily Work Schedule for Teaching Artists

June 25 2018, Monday-Friday 7:30am-12pm


Additional Required Meetings for Teaching Artists

Teaching Artist Training Week June 18-21, 9:00a-1:00pm 

Community Design Presentation Wednesday, July 7, 2-18, 6-8pm

Community Celebration & Mural Tours Friday, July 27, 2018, 6-8pm

Teaching Artist Weekly Meetings Once per week, Mondays


  • Experience teaching and working with youth, lesson planning

  • Experience designing and painting murals, mosaics and or sculptures for vacant lots

  • Experience engaging community residents and stakeholders

  • Strong organizational skills

  1. Application Requirements

    1. Artist Resume/CV

    2. Three Professional References

    3. Cover Letter

    4. Artist Work Samples (5-10 images)

*Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must be submitted online. Click here to apply. Deadline: March 16, 2018


Art @ Work is a program of Jubilee Arts and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts For more information on this project please contact:

Nora Howell
Jubilee Arts

Chris Brooks
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, "Brooks, Christopher" <
cbrooks@promotionandarts.org 410-752-8632


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