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: caitlin@mdartplace.org

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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

Call For Applications: FY 2021 Public Art Building Communities Grant Program: 7/17

Call For Applications: FY 2021 Public Art Building Communities Grant Program

Application Deadline:  July 17, 2020 


The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) invites submissions for its fiscal year 2021 Public Art Building Communities (PABC) grant program from eligible individuals and nonprofit organizations, including registered DC Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and designated DC Main Streets organizations. The PABC grant program awards project funding to support individual artists and nonprofit organizations in their effort to design, fabricate and install new temporary or permanent works of public art that connect artists and artworks to the community. 

For the purposes of this grant, public art is de?ned as artwork in any media sited and installed onto locations that are accessible to the public (without cost) and in exterior (outdoor) locations free of encumbrances. Permanent public art is de?ned as existing for a duration of at least ?ve (5) years (without regular maintenance), and Temporary projects must demonstrate duration of less than two (2) years. Artwork must be sited and installed onto locations that are accessible to the public. Examples of Public Art include, but are not limited to: sculptures, mosaics, artistic streetscapes, murals, paintings in plazas or lobbies, paving pattern, media/digital installations, landscape designed projects, custom benches, artistic water features, stained glass installations, and artistic arches, gates or railings.

Performance art based projects, previously created works of art and projects that have previously received CAH funding are ineligible for funding in this grant program.

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Call For Entries: CAH Art Bank Program: 8/7

Call For Entries: CAH Art Bank Program: 8/7

Application Deadline: August 7, at 4:00 pm

Workshop Dates: June 24th, and July 1st

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) Art Bank Program grant application is now open. The Art Bank Collection is the District of Columbia’s fine art collection. Acquired through an annual request for applications, Art Bank works are loaned to District Government agencies for display in public areas and offices of government buildings. The Art Bank has been a source of recognition and support for local artists since 1986. It now includes nearly 3,000 artworks. 

We will be offering free workshops on Wednesday, June 24, 10:00-11:30 am, and Wednesday, July 1, 4:00-5:30 pm. These sessions provide information on the grant and guidance on the application process.

Location: DC

Mediums accepted: Original two- and three-dimensional artworks 

Eligibility: Established and emerging artists living within a 50-mile radius of Washington, DC. District art galleries and nonprofit organizations may also apply on behalf of artists. 

Awards Given: Award amounts vary; the total grant award will not exceed $10,000.

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Call for Artists: Rauschenberg Emergency Grants Program

The New York Foundation for the Arts has partnered with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new medical emergency grant program. Beginning in late May/early June 2020, the program will provide visual and media artists and choreographers with one-time grants of up to $5,000 for medical emergencies. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and panels will meet monthly to ensure funds are distributed on a timely basis. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories and do not need insurance to apply. All eligible applications will be reviewed by a panel and assessed using the following two criteria: demonstrated need and impact of funds to allow the recipient to continue working. There is no deadline to apply.


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Call for Applications: The Creativity Grant Program State of Maryland: 12/30

Call for Applications: The Creativity Grant Program State of Maryland (MD)

Deadline: 12/30/2020

Entry Fee: 0
Age Restriction: 18 and older

The purpose of the Creativity Grant Program is to strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations to maintain a strong and stable arts infrastructure in the State of Maryland. The Creativity Grant also provides opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities.

Important info:
Community Arts Development (CAD) grantees are eligible to apply for Creativity Grants of up to $2,000 to fund special projects. Contact the CAD Program Director for more information.
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Call for Applications: The Awesome Foundation Art Projects: 12/31

Call for Applications: The Awesome Foundation Art Projects

Deadline: 12/31/2020

The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is a worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of “awesomeness in the universe.” Established in 2009, the foundation distributes $1,000 grants on a monthly basis to projects and their creators. The money is pooled from ten or more self-organizing “micro-trustees.” The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest.

Location: Online
Mediums accepted: All mediums are welcome
Minimum number of submissions: 1
Maximum number of submissions: 5

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Call For Applications: FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund: Ongoing

Call For Applications: FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund: Ongoing

In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. For as long as our Board of Directors determines it is necessary and prudent to do so, the Foundation will disburse one-time $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.


  • In accordance with our mission, FCA will continue to focus its support on artists making work of a contemporary, experimental nature. If you are unsure about whether your work is experimental, you can see other artists we have supported on our Instagram and our website.
  • Relief will be provided to artists who can demonstrate that they have had an engagement canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Applicants must be individual artists, or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply.
  • Currently, this fund is focused on providing support to choreographers, composers, playwrights, directors, visual artists, and poets, and cannot support dancers, actors, ensemble members, or designers who were working on a canceled or postponed project of work that is not their own; we recognize the vital contributions that performers, artist assistants, designers, and others make to the field and have listed other resources that offer more targeted support to those artists below.
  • Applicants must be living in the United States or U.S. territories and have a U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN, or other)
  • For the purpose of providing COVID-19 relief, we are temporarily suspending the three year waiting period between grants. If you have received a grant from the Foundation in the past three years you may apply for COVID-19 relief.

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Emergency Grants: Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant: Ongoing

Emergency Grants: Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant: Ongoing 

Application Deadline: Rolling

Created in 1993 to further The Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ (FCA) mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who:

  • Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding
  • Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

Each month FCA receives an average of 95 Emergency Grant applications and makes approximately 12-15 grants. Grants range in amount from $500 to $2,500, and the average grant is now $1,600.

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Application Deadline: All applications will be promptly acknowledged and considered, there is no deadline for this grant.

Pollock-Krasner grants have enabled artists to create new work, purchase needed materials and pay for studio rent, as well as their personal expenses. Past recipients of Pollock-Krasner grants acknowledge their critical impact in allowing concentrated time for studio work, and in preparing for exhibitions and other professional opportunities such as accepting a residency.


Artists can apply to The Pollock-Krasner Foundation by submitting an online application. Requirements for consideration are the application form, a cover letter, a current resume including an exhibition record, and ten digital images of current work with a corresponding identification list. 

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Grant Opportunity: Spanish Film Club:4/15 (Ongoing)

Grant Opportunity: Spanish Film Club:4/15 (Ongoing)

Spanish Film Club, an initiative by PRAGDA, offers grants twice a year to help high schools and universities bring the very best in contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema to campuses with the aim of introducing students to the language and cultures of these territories. More than 150 schools have participated in the program so far.


  • Grants cover up to 50% of the festival costs

  • Universities screen 5 films or more in 8 weeks

  • Two grant deadlines: April 17 and October 15, 2019

  • More than 80 Award-winning titles from +25 countries

  • Virtual Q&As with filmmakers

  • Study Guides available

  • 150+ universities participating so far

Submit the applications: click here.

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For any question, you may contact Daniela Bajar at filmclub@pragda.com.


Grant Opportunity: Awesome Foundation: Ongoing

The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes $1,000 grants each month, no strings attached, to projects and their creators. At each fully autonomous chapter, the money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given up front in cash, check, or gold doubloons. 

Anyone is eligible for a grant — individuals, groups, and organizations alike.

No Entry Fee

For more information, click here.

Grant Opportunity: The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant: Ongoing

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.

The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Each application will be reviewed by the Directors, who will exercise their discretion in considering it, and will determine the amount of each award. Applicants should note there is a set amount appropriated for these grants each fiscal year; once this budgetary limit has been reached, the Foundation will not be able to judge any additional requests on their merits. 

Second-party requests are honored only when the applicant is physically unable to communicate with the Foundation. Review procedures for completed applications begin as soon as they are received. Full review generally takes about four weeks from the time an application is complete. Situations with imminent deadlines will receive priority.

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Our Mission

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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