Opportunities

Resource Bulletin

The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin

The MSAC Online Resource Bulletin, maintained by the Maryland Art Place, includes regional, national, and international exhibition opportunities, grants, fellowships, residencies, and information on available studio spaces in the area. The Resource Bulletin is updated on a weekly basis and maintains hundreds of listings of arts opportunities, organized by subject and deadline date. If you have information that you wish to have included in the Resource Bulletin, please send it to: naomi@mdartplace.org

Disclaimer: Maryland Art Place and The Maryland State Arts Council cannot, at this time, screen all bulletin submissions. Artists should carefully consider each listing before submitting materials or sending fees. Bulletin opportunities should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the listing deadline. 
 
The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.
 

Fellowships & Grants

2017 Creative Economy innOVATION Grant Awards: 9/29

The innOVATION Grant Awards program is The Ovation Foundation’s signature funding program, where wide-ranging nonprofit arts organizations are recognized for their excellence and best practices in program delivery. Areas of focus for the innOVATION Grant Awards have included model arts place-making projects, STEAM programs, and Creative Economy workforce development programs.

The 2017 Creative Economy innOVATION Grant Awards will recognize model nonprofit arts organizations who cultivate and support artists and enterprises in the creative industries through capacity-building, accelerating partnerships, and/or fiscal support. Up to five organizations will be awarded $25,000 each for a total of $125,000.

Deadline: September 29th, 2017

Learn more: here

Grant guidelines: here.

Apply here

 

Call for Artists: NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship: 9/30

The NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship is one of the oldest and most reputable programs of its kind in the country. It gives individual artists and artist-run organizations increased access to greater funding and enhances their fundraising capabilities. Fiscal sponsorship allows individual artists and emerging arts organizations in all disciplines the ability to raise funds using NYFA's tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3)-classified organization. Under NYFA's fiscal sponsorship, artists and organizations can optimize the reach of their fundraising efforts.

Application to NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship is free, and open to all artists with a U.S. Social Security number, regardless of location. Artists who live in the U.S. but work overseas are welcome to apply. Application must include the following: project description, budget, resume, work samples. Artist projects and emerging organizations must have a minimum budget of $15,000. This money need not be committed before applying for fiscal sponsorship or being accepted into the NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship program.

DEADLINE: September 30.

APPLICATION: To apply, click here.

MORE INFORMATION: For futher information, click here.

MECU Neighborhood Even Grants 10.1

MECU NEIGHBORHOOD EVENT GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR 2018

Neighborhoods and community-based non-profits can receive up to $1,000

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is excited to announce the return of the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants for 2018. Each year, the program awards cash grants to Baltimore neighborhood associations and community-based non-profit organizations for the purpose of producing special events.

Thanks to the support of MECU, Baltimore’s credit union, eligible groups can receive up to $1,000 to produce an event for the community and residents they serve, such as art workshops, back-to-school rallies, block parties, book drives, food drives, health fairs and neighborhood clean-ups.

Applications and guidelines are available at www.promotionandarts.org.

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2017

Guidelines: Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization and based in Baltimore City. Proposed events must be free and open to the public and take place between April 1 and December 31, 2018.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Required materials include a completed application, tax exemption documentation, financial statement and project budget. Grant recipients must attend a mandatory workshop on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10AM, exact location TBD. For more information on the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants, call 410-752-8632 or visit http://www.promotionandarts.org

WSW Parent Residency Grant: 10/15

The Women's Studio Workshop (WSW)'s Parent Grant—made possible by new support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation—is a four-week residency for an artist with dependent child(ren) under the age of 15. Artists may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics. This grant includes a $1000 childcare stipend, up to $250 for travel costs, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.

DEADLINE: October 15, 2017

For more information and to apply, click here.

WSW Art-in-Ed Artist's Book Residency Grant: 11/15

The Women's Studio Workshop (WSW)'s Art-in-Education Artist’s Book Grant is an eight- to ten-week residency awarded to two emerging artists to create a new artist’s book and teach young people. Our Art-in-Education (AIE) program is a model for arts education and operates in conjunction with the Kingston City School District. AIE provides a high quality arts experience by bringing students to a professional artist’s workspace and giving them concentrated time to learn printmaking, papermaking, and book arts.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION and TO APPLY, click here.

WSW Artist's Book Residency Grant: 11/15

The Women's Studio Workshop (WSW)'s Artist’s Book Grant is a six- to eight-week residency for artists to produce a limited edition book work. Working intensively in our studios, artists print and bind their own books, and are encouraged to create an edition size no larger than 100 and no smaller than 50. The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can provide technical advice; training on new equipment, techniques, and materials; and production assistance.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2017

For more information and to apply, click here.

Barbara Deming Memorial Fund: Ongoing

Barbara Deming Memorial Fund

We award small artist support grants ( $500 - $1500 ) to individual feminist women in the arts (citizens with primary residence in the U.S. and Canada)

We are interested in funding projects which you have begun or which are well underway, and for which you have substantial work to show. We request that the majority of your submitted materials be related to and part of this project.

Deadlines (you may apply in only one genre)

January 1 - January 31, 2017 for Nonfiction and Poetry

January 1 - January 31, 2018 for Visual Art, Fiction and Mixed Genre via Submittable.

Application Matierials

Our link to Submittable will go live and allow you to apply on January 1st for each annual application cycle. Below are the materials you will need to gather and write one you are ready to apply.

Writers: a 400-word project description, a budget (as attachment), a 100-word description explaining why you are applying to a feminist fund, a 2-page resume (as attachment), and up to 20 pages of writing.

Mixed Genre (graphic and visual art with text): all of the above and up to 20 pages of text & illustration in .jpg format

Visual Artists: a 400-word project description, a budget (as attachment), a 100-word description explaining why you are applying to a feminist fund, a 2-page resume (as attachment), and 4 work samples in .jpg format, labeled as to title, size, medium, date.

For more information please visit Barbara Deming Memorial Fund's website.

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Denbo Fellowship: Ongoing

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center's Denbo Fellowship is designed to offer artists, from a range of artistic disciplines, an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice, and provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work.

Selected artists will receive:
 Up to one month of access to the printshop, paper studio and/or bindery
• Key to studios and 24 hour access
 Ten hours of one-on-one technical assistance or one workshop
Storage space and flat file for tools and materials
 Use of standard shop supplies $500 stipend to be used for travel, housing, materials, etc.

Eligibility: Each applicants will be judged on the artistic merit of his/her work, interest and potential in printmaking, paper arts and book arts (or combination thereof), as well as the quality and clarity of his/her plan for the residency. Although previous experience in a PAAC discipline may be helpful to a successful applicant, such experience is not necessary or expected. Artists are also asked to give a brief gallery talk about their work during their residency.

Residency Length: Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 1 month (specify amount of time in application)

Selection Process: A panel of professionals including artists, curators, and arts administrators will jury each round of applications.

Apply here or contact (301)-608-9101 for more information about deadlines.

Fledgling Documentary Outreach: Ongoing

Fledgling has an open rolling application process for grants to support outreach and engagement for social issue documentary film projects that have the potential to inspire positive social change around issues that affect the most vulnerable. Applicants can submit online at any time and will be asked to include a description of the project, its social change goals and plans for moving the project forward. Typically, film projects have at least a rough cut. Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis and appicants will be notified of decisions within three months.

Grants typically range from $10K – $25K. Fledgling supports audience engagement planning and implementation. Support for planning is for building the strategy for outreach and engagement and can be used before a project is complete to prepare for its launch. Grants are NOT available to support production or post-production.

DEADLINE: ONGOING

FOR MORE INFORMATION and TO APPLY, click here.

Fledgling Rapid Story Development: Ongoing

Non-fiction visual stories that bring together diverse communities are more urgent now than ever, and Fledgling believes that they need to be deployed quickly, in a range of formats, to help amplify the work of individual leaders, nonprofits and movements. The people behind Fledgling know filmmakers and other media makers have creative ideas about how to do this (and sometimes have footage that can be repurposed), but often lack the financial resources to implement them quickly.

To that end, Fledgling’s Special Fund for Rapid Story Deployment provides grants ranging from $2,500-$10,000 to support short non-fiction films and/or other visual stories that can be completed and distributed quickly. Priority will be given to projects that have a plan to distribute the work in ways that deepen the debate around our most critical social issues and those that are well positioned to make an impact quickly. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted via our online application system. Review process will be expedited, and Fledgling will notify applicants of proposal’s status within two weeks

DEADLINE: Ongoing

FOR MORE INFORMATION and TO APPLY, click here.

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Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.

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