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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

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 Artists: Arts and Sciences Project Grants: Baltimore County: 04/16

Call for Artists: Arts and Sciences Project Grants: Baltimore County: 04/16

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 16, 2021 -  4 pm

Eligibility: Regional

Call Description:

Arts and Sciences Project Grants funded by Baltimore County government will help community-based organizations produce and present arts, science, history and humanities programs and activities in local communities in Baltimore County. Applicants may apply for up to $9,500 for a project in Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21). Arts, sciences and humanities activities must take place in Baltimore County between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Grant funds must be used for specific projects or events and not for general operating expenses. Project Grants provide funding support for specific projects, such as performances, exhibits, lectures, classes and workshops. General operating support is not available through Project Grants.

Community-based, not-for-profit organizations in Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Howard, Harford Counties are eligible to apply for funding for arts activities that serve Baltimore County residents. All arts, sciences and humanities activities requesting project grant funding must take place in Baltimore County. Eligible organizations include arts organizations, after-school programs, museums and community-based groups that present arts, sciences and humanities programs and projects.

For more information, click here!

Call for Fellowship: Studio Fellowship at VisArts at Rockville: Deadline 5/2

Call for Fellowship: Studio Fellowship at VisArts at Rockville: Deadline 5/2

VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a six month Studio Fellowship at VisArts at Rockville. The Studio Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. Artists receive a $500.00 per month stipend. The Studio Fellowship offers the gift of time and space to two artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. The VisArts Studio Fellows will present their work in solo exhibitions at the end of their respective fellowships.

Admission to the VisArts Studio Fellowship is highly selective, based on a review of applications by panels of artists and art professionals. Panelists include painters, sculptors, film and video artists, photographers, installation artists, interdisciplinary artists, and independent curators. The admission panel is rotated regularly.

VisArts is an independent non-profit art center located in the heart of Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary emerging and established artists in four galleries, an Emerging Curator Program, a Studio Artist Program, and an Art Education Program making it an active and important presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. Rockville offers easy access to public transit to Washington, D.C. via the Red Line Metro, an excellent bus system, bike trails, and parking.

The VisArts Studio Fellowship does not provide housing for artists. Please contact VisArts directly for resources regarding housing during the residency period.

 

Terms of Residency:

-Qualified applicants are professional individual artists or collaborative artist teams over the age of 18; the program is not designed for undergraduate students, commercial artists, or students currently enrolled in a graduate program.

-Artists working in all media are welcome to apply, but VisArts cannot support the use of hazardous materials that require specific ventilation requirements.

-The VisArts Studio Fellow will be provided with a 169 square foot studio, free of charge, for a period of six months. Each studio is equipped with a sink, Wi-Fi connection and abundant natural light. Studio access is 24/7 except during special VisArts events (advance notice will be given). The artist must provide his/her own studio furniture.

-The VisArts Studio Fellow is responsible for maintaining the studio in a safe and reasonably tidy manner, and will not make alterations to the space without permission.  The artist must leave the studio in the state in which it was found and remove all belongings at the end of the fellowship.

-The VisArts Studio Fellow is responsible for acquisition, insurance, and care of his/her materials and equipment. Artists who wish to have kilns and other equipment that create additional electrical use must obtain permission for each piece of equipment that they wish to use in their studios.  

 

The VisArts Studio Fellow will participate in the following: 

Work in the studio at VisArts for a minimum of 28 hours/week. VisArts Studio Fellows are expected to participate in the VisArts Studio Artist Program that meets monthly to share ideas, community, and professional development. Welcome the public during exhibition opening receptions or at scheduled Open Studio events. Attend artist talks and gallery opening receptions. Present an artist talk, workshop, screening, and/or other mutually agreed upon public event that engages the VisArts and greater Rockville communities and resources. Present a solo exhibition of work at VisArts.

 

Entry fee: $15 application fee

Works: Submit 10 images of work produced during the last four years. Work samples can be a combination of high resolution jpgs and time-based media (*up to 10 minutes total). *For collaborative teams, 10 images of collaborative work are required as well as a statement of the collaborative nature of the work. *Two minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work.  Artists may choose to include links to Vimeo or YouTube public accounts for time-based work samples.

Image Requirements: You may submit up to 10 images. They must be in .jpg, .tiff, .png, or .gif file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Maximum file size 5MB per image. Files must be labeled in the following way: first name last name-title of artwork-1.ext, first name last name-title of artwork-2.ext, etc. The file number corresponds with the number on the list of works. (Ex. John Doe-Untitled-1.jpg) 

Other requirements: List of Works Form- Numbered list of artworks with the following information: artist name, title of artwork, year, dimensions, a description of artwork is optional. Resume/CV. Artist Bio (200 word max.)- Third-person paragraph highlighting your professional achievements. Artist Statement (100 words max.) References- Provide contact information for two references who can address your work as an artist. Fellowship Proposal:  Describe your goals for the fellowship, and how you might engage with the community or use community resources. You may include a drawing or representative images to help describe your specific proposal. (250 words max.)

Direct questions at: https://www.visartscenter.org/contact/

 

Juror or Curator: All applications will be reviewed by a panel of artists and arts professionals.

 

Awards: Artists receive a $500.00 per month stipend

 

Schedule:

Entry deadline: May 2nd 2021

Fellowship start dates: July 28, 2021 - January 21, 2022 or January 24, 2022 - July 24, 2022

Length: 6 months

For more information and entry click here

Grant Opportunity: Public Art Across Maryland grants: 5/12

Grant Opportunity: Public Art Across Maryland grants

Application deadlines for all Public Art Across Maryland Grants:

  • August 17, 2020
  • November 12, 2020
  • February 12, 2021
  • May 12, 2021

Maryland State Arts Council accepts applications for Public Art Across Maryland grants.

Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) are community grants awarded to Maryland organizations or local governments to support the planning and/or implementation of a public art project.

New Works:

  • The New Artworks Planning Grant awards of up to $5,000 to support the community visioning process including the identification of a site location for the artwork, articulation of artwork goals and themes, administration of a Call-to-Artist solicitation, artist selection process, and artist honorariums for the development of concept proposal(s) for new public art.
  • The New Artworks Implementation Grant awards of up to $20,000 to support the fabrication and installation of new public artwork. The artwork concept must be fully developed including identification of the artist(s) creating the work. The public artwork may be in any media, temporary or permanent, and inside or outside. The artwork must be free and publicly accessible to all. The proposed public art location must be in Maryland, and the selected artist(s) must be a resident of Maryland.

Conservation Grant:

  • The Conservation Planning Grant awards $5,000 to support artwork conservation planning efforts including: project administration, consultancy fees, community engagement, and collection management services and technology.
  • The Conservation Implementation Grant awards up to $50,000 to support the conservation of permanent public artwork. The conservation project must be fully developed including identification of the project team and support and approval of the owners of the artwork and the site where it is located.

For More Information click, here

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.

For More Information click, here

Grant Opportunity: POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION GRANT: Ongoing

Grant Opportunity: POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION GRANT: Ongoing

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.

REQUIREMENTS:

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. 

For More Information click, here

Call for Artists: FCA Emergency COVID-19 Fund: Rolling Deadline

Call for Artists: FCA Emergency COVID-19 Fund: Rolling Deadline

Application Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: International

Call Description:

In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, Foundation for Contemporary Arts has operated the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund since March 2020. The COVID-19 Fund will disburse one-time $2,000 grants to eligible artists who have lost income from canceled performances or exhibitions because of the pandemic. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of artists.

In accordance with our mission, FCA will continue to focus its support on artists making work of a contemporary, experimental nature. Relief will be provided to artists who can demonstrate that they have lost income from a performance or exhibition opportunity that has been 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.

We recognize that many artists are experiencing significant losses associated with lost commercial sales, but our panelists have been prioritizing applicants who demonstrate loss of income related to non-commercial presenting opportunities. 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). Applicants cannot be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. 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.

For more information, click here!

Call for Artists: The Artists Fellowship: Rolling Deadline

Call for Artists: The Artists Fellowship: Rolling Deadline

Application Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: National

Call Description:

The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional visual artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship. Professional is defined as those visual artists who make their livelihood through sales as reported on a Schedule C with a US Federal Tax Return. Due to the overwhelming requests for aid from the COVID-19 pandemic we are temporarily limiting relief and assistance applications to those qualified applicants who are dealing with IMMEDIATE MEDICAL EMERGENCIES and their aftermaths. This restriction will be revisited periodically as conditions change. Thank you for your understanding and support.

For more information, click here!

Call for Artists: Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant: Rolling Deadline

Call for Artists: Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant: Rolling Deadline

Application Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: National

Call Description:

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. The Foundation provides financial resources for visual artists to create new work, acquire supplies, rent studio space, prepare for exhibitions, attend a residency and offset living expenses. The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. 

There are no deadlines. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will review expenditures relating to an artist's professional work and personal expenses and amounts range up to $30,000. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.

The Foundation does not accept applications from commercial artists, graphic artists, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers, or any artist whose work primarily falls into these categories. The Foundation does not have an open photography grant program. The Foundation does not make grants to students or fund academic study. The Foundation does not make grants to pay for past debts, legal fees or personal travel.

For more information, click here!

Call for Artists: PEN America Writers’ Emergency Fund: Rolling Deadline

Call for Artists: PEN America Writers’ Emergency Fund: Rolling Deadline

Application Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: National

Media: Writing

Call Description:

PEN America is an organization of writers and their allies, and that solidarity is never more important than during a global crisis such as we face in the coronavirus pandemic. PEN America is expanding its long-standing Writers’ Emergency Fund as part of our efforts to support the literary community at a time when the health and livelihoods of so many are at risk. We recognize that there are writers who no longer have access to any of the ways in which they have supported themselves, and that this has happened very suddenly and will last for a period none of us can predict. In response, PEN America will distribute grants of $500 to $1,000 based on applications that demonstrate an inability to meet an acute financial need, especially one resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

To be eligible, applicants must be based in the United States, be a professional writer, and be able to demonstrate that this one-time grant will be meaningful in helping them to address an emergency situation. The Writers’ Emergency Fund is intended to assist fiction and non-fiction authors, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, translators, and journalists. Writers do not have to be Members of PEN America to receive a grant, but all recipients of emergency funding will be given a complimentary one-year membership to PEN America.

For more information, click here!

Call for Artists: Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund: Rolling Deadline

Call for Artists: Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund: Rolling Deadline

Application Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: Regional

Call Description:

This COVID-19 Emergency Relief $75M Loan Fund offers working capital to assist Maryland for-profit small businesses disrupted operations due to COVID-19. Loan assistance is intended to provide interim relief complementing actions with its bank, business interruption insurance, and financial partners.

Loans up to $50,000 (not to exceed three months of cash operating expenses) open to Maryland businesses impacted by the COVID-19 with fewer than 50 employees. 0% for the first 12 months, and 2% for the remaining 36 months. Deferral of any payments for the first 12 months, and straight amortization beginning in the 13th month through the 36th month.

Questions may be directed to the Commerce COVID-19 Assistance Team at covid-19.application@maryland.gov

For more information, click here!

Call for Artists: Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund: Rolling Deadline

Call for Artists: Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund: Rolling Deadline

Application Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: Regional

Call Description:

This $5 million incentive program helps Maryland manufacturers to produce personal protective equipment and other items identified as Critical Needs Items by MEMA and DGS, that are urgently needed by the State of Maryland, Maryland-based hospitals and healthcare facilities, and emergency and first responders. Please note: This is solely a grant program to assist manufacturers with the production of Critical Need Items. It is not a promise or guarantee by the State of Maryland to procure goods and services.

Grants of up to $100,000 will be made available to manufacturers to 1) increase existing capacity to produce these critical need items or 2) quickly pivot operations to produce these critical need items. Grant awards will vary based on the applicant's total investment.

Applicants must be an established Maryland business and demonstrate experience, technical expertise and financial stability to implement the proposed project. Eligible costs include but are not limited to capital expenses such as machinery and equipment, raw materials needed for production, and operating expenses associated with increased production. Funding decisions will be made based on a variety of evaluation criteria, including but not limited to technical capability, operational experience, and the priority purchasing needs of the State of Maryland, with priority given to the product areas of greatest need within the Maryland healthcare system.

Questions may be directed to the Commerce COVID-19 Assistance Team at covid-19.application@maryland.gov. \

For more information, click here!

Call for Artists: Creativity Grant Program: Rolling Deadline

Call for Artists: Creativity Grant Program: Rolling Deadline

Application Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: Regional

Call Description:

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. All activities described in project-based application submissions to any funding program at the Maryland State Arts Council must demonstrate alignment with the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery plan to be considered eligible. To be eligible for MSAC funding during the current Governor-declared State of Emergency, a project must be allowable in accordance with established safety standards at the time of application submission. Use the flowchart here to confirm your eligibility to submit a project-based application.

If multiple applications receive the same score but budget restrictions prevent all applications with that score from being funded, final selections will be based on which applications most closely align with the published strategic goals of the Maryland State Arts Council, in the determination of the MSAC staff: Increase Participation, Provide Intentional Support, Build Capacity, Leverage Connections, Bolster Maryland Arts.

For more information, click here!

Call for Artists: Professional Development Opportunity Grant Program: Rolling Deadline

Call for Artists: Professional Development Opportunity Grant Program: Rolling Deadline

Application Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: Regional

Call Description:

The purpose of the Professional Development Opportunity Grant Program is to encourage and support relevant professional development opportunities for artists and arts organizations throughout Maryland. The Professional Development Opportunity Grant will assist artists and arts organizations to implement best practices through growth, learning, and discovery for economic sustainability.  

 All activities described in project-based application submissions to any funding program at the Maryland State Arts Council must demonstrate current alignment with the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery plan to be considered eligible. To be eligible for MSAC funding during the current Governor-declared State of Emergency, a project must be allowable in accordance with established safety standards at the time of application submission. Use the flowchart here to confirm your eligibility to submit a project-based application.

For more information, click here!

Call for Artists: County Arts Agencies of Maryland Grant: Rolling Deadline

Call for Artists: County Arts Agencies of Maryland Grant: Rolling Deadline

Application Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: Regional

Call Description:

County Arts Agencies across Maryland further MSAC’s goals by encouraging and supporting local arts activity while championing creative expression, diverse programming, and lifelong learning throughout their jurisdictions. The County Arts Agencies of Maryland (CAAM) Network consists of the agencies and non-profits designated as official arts agencies by the governments of Mayland’s 24 jurisdictions. In fiscal year 2021, MSAC awarded a total of $4,000,000 to County Arts Agencies through CAD grants.

County Arts Development (CAD) grants support CAAM Network members to extend the service of MSAC with the goals of providing:

  • a vital connection with artists, arts organizations, and audiences throughout the State; 

  • encouragement of local arts activity of all disciplines in all of Maryland’s diverse communities; and 

  • equitable funding for the arts on the local level through transparent processes that are accessible to all county constituents. 

For more information, click here!

Call for Artists: CERF+’s Craft Emergency Relief Fund: Rolling Deadline

Call for Artists: CERF+’s Craft Emergency Relief Fund: Rolling Deadline

Application Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: National

Call Description:

If you or someone you care for have: Incurred significant medical expenses related to treatment and recovery from Covid-19; AND/OR, Experienced a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster, CERF+ emergency assistance includes referrals to craft suppliers who have agreed to offer discounts on materials and equipment to craftspeople eligible for CERF funds, and booth fee waivers with certain craft show producers. 

CERF is a national, nonprofit organization making loans and small grants to professional craftspeople experiencing career-threatening illness, accident, fire, theft, or natural disaster. CERF is a small fund. Artists interested in CERF+ emergency assistance must first complete an inquiry form. If it is determined that you may be eligible for assistance, you will be invited to apply for assistance. Before filling out an emergency assistance inquiry form, carefully read through the eligibility criteria and supporting documentation requirements.

For more information, click here!

Call for Artists: Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program: Rolling Deadline

Call for Artists: Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program: Rolling Deadline

Application Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: International

Call Description:

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists 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. This program has no deadlines. 

The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical. Applicants should be aware that this is a grant program, and that each application is considered on its merits within the criteria of the program. While we attempt to provide assistance to as many applicants as we can, the filing of an application is not, nor should it be perceived as, a guarantee of funding.

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. 

For more information, click here!

Call for Artists: Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund: Rolling Deadline

Call for Artists: Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund: Rolling Deadline

Application Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: National

Call Description:

In March 2020, Arts Administrators of Color set up an Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, which supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists & arts administrators impacted by COVID-19 through $200 microgrants. This fund is for US-based BIPOC artists and administrators. This is a ONE-TIME micro grant of $200.

As of August 2020, over 12,000 arts leaders have express financial need through the emergency fund application.  Arts Administrators of Color Network would like to thank the Howard Gilman Foundation, Spectrasonics, Wendy vanden Heuvel, Dedalus Foundation, Arts, Equity & Education Fund and 4.0 Schools for their support of the fund.

For more information, click here!

Call for Artists: The Writers Emergency Assistance Fund: Rolling Deadline

Call for Artists: The Writers Emergency Assistance Fund: Rolling Deadline

Application Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: International

Call Description:

The Writers Emergency Assistance Fund helps established freelance writers who, because of illness, disability, a natural disaster, or an extraordinary professional crisis are unable to work. Since 1982, WEAF has awarded more than 160 grants totaling approximately $400,000. Among the recipients have been writers of diverse backgrounds and interests, with an impressive list of honors and credentials among them. Each year, many such talented and deserving men and women appeal to WEAF, which is often their last hope for help. 

To be eligible for a grant, an established freelance writer's normal writing capacity must be severely diminished or non-existent as a result of illness, disability, a natural disaster (such as a fire or hurricane), or an extraordinary professional crisis (such as a lawsuit or having to care for a seriously ill spouse). A writer need not be a member of ASJA to qualify for a grant. However, applicants must establish a record of past professional freelance nonfiction writing over a sustained period of years, which means qualifications generally similar to those of ASJA members. Writers who apply do not have to live in the United States but must submit books or articles written in English. According to current bylaws, no more than two WEAF grants can be given to any single candidate.

Applicants need not be members of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), but must have credentials that would qualify them for ASJA membership. Please do not apply for the grant before you have read the following:

  • Five published articles from regional or national publications. Articles can be from either national or regional publications. Unpaid articles and clips written while on staff also count towards associate membership. Articles or posts on a personal blog cannot be used for membership.

  • One book published by a major publishing house. Self-published books will not be considered unless the applicant can demonstrate individual quality of the book via sales or reviews.

For more information, click here!

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.

HOW IT WORKS

  • 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.

OTHER DETAILS, click here.

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


 

Call for Artists: Barbara Deming Memorial Fund: Money for Women: 01/31

Call for Artists: Barbara Deming Memorial Fund: Money for Women: 01/31

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021 and January 31, 2022

Eligibility: International

Entry Fee: $25

Call Description:

The Fund makes small artist support grants ( $500 – $1500 ) to individual feminist women in the arts who are citizens with primary residence in the U.S and Canada. We are interested in funding projects which you have begun or are well underway, and for which you have substantial work to show. 

We welcome Applications from artists and writers who:

  • Exhibit high quality and originality in their work.

  • Identify themselves as living in a woman’s body

  • Use feminism as their central interpretive lens

  • Value both personal and political changes that stand against the limitations and controls exerted against women and aim at optimum freedom and agency for women

  • Validate differences that overlap with gender such as race, ethnicity and class

  • Express an inclusive vision of social justice while focusing on justice for women

Not applicable:

Theater, play scripts, videos, and work which is or will be self-published. 

We do not give loans or provide money for educational assistance, work on dissertations or research (except research to be used in writing a book). We do not provide funds for the cost of editing services, business projects, or emergency money for people in need. We rarely give money to groups.

Timeline:

January 1 – January 31, 2021, for Nonfiction and Poetry.

January 1 – January 31, 2022, for Visual Art, Fiction and Mixed Genre.

Applicants will be notified about grant decisions approximately five months after the deadline date.

For more information, click here!

Grant Opportunity: Innovate Grant: Quarterly

Grant Opportunity: Innovate Grant: Quarterly 

Application Deadline:

Innovate Grant distributes awards each quarter, 4 times a year:

  • Q1: Winter: Dec, Jan, Feb
  • Q2: Spring: Mar, Apr, May
  • Q3: Summer: Jun, Jul, Aug
  • Q4: Fall: Sept, Oct, Nov

Entry Fee: $25

Innovate Grant is a new initiative that supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants.

We believe that new ideas come from sparks of inspiration and aim to provide just that, access to small and mighty bursts of financial support so that you can focus on making your important and innovative work.

Innovate Grant was created out of the frustration of applying to grants with time-consuming requirements. These lengthy applications took valuable time and energy away from making new work. Countless hours were always sacrificed in either writing artist statements, crafting project proposals and getting letters of recommendation.

We believe that time is one of the most valuable components to fostering creativity and innovation. Our aim is to provide the time you need to be fully immersed in your ideas and in creating your work.

Keeping the grant process simple enables us to continue to support you on your important journey of creation, inspiration, and innovation.

Winners will be featured on our website and will receive a one time unrestricted $550.00 grant. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit.                         

Mediums accepted: All media and genres are accepted

Eligibility: Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply

Applications: We believe your work should speak for itself and our grant application reflects that. All that we require is your:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Website (Optional)
  • Grant Category
  • 3-5 Images of Your Work

For More Information Click, here

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.

Contact Us

Phone: 410.962.8565
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org

     
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