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.

National & Beyond

Call for Applications: USArtists International Grant: 4/1/2020

USArtists International encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange and enhancing the creative and professional development of U.S. based artists by providing connections with presenters, curators and artists around the world.  USAI extends the reach and impact of professional touring artists and ensembles from the United States and is committed to expanded touring opportunities for continued sustainability of U.S. artists.

USAI supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. USArtists International grantees reflect the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts. USAI is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding and is the only program of its size and scope in the country.

USAI provides grants of up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation.The program has three rounds with different application deadlines.

Submission Deadlines: 

September 5, 2019- For projects taking place between December 15, 2019 and December 14, 2020. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by September 12, 2019. Application and guidelines available by July 15.

November 22, 2019- For projects taking place between March 15, 2020 and March 14, 2021. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by December 3, 2019.

April 1, 2020- For projects taking place between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by April 8, 2020.

To learn more about the program, see additional deadlines or access the online application, click here.


Call For Applicants: Santa Fe Art Institute 2021 International Thematic Residency: 04/01

Santa Fe Art Institute is accepting applications for our 2021 International Thematic Residency: “Revolution,” which includes our Family Residency Month in July. Applications Due April 1, 2020.

Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate creative leadership, and to invest in community, culture, and place to reimagine a more equitable world.

Santa Fe Art Institute offers residencies free of charge to socially engaged, marginalized, and under-represented artists and creative practitioners from across the globe in all stages of their careers. SFAI is especially committed to supporting artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, LGBTQ+, women, and immigrants. Our annual programmatic theme provides common ground for diverse individuals working in various media and disciplines while honoring their differences in experience and perspective.

Throughout our 2021 programmatic theme, Revolution, SFAI will support research, artworks, and creative actions that use artistic imagination to provide sites of resistance, instances of engagement, and solidarity with transformational movements. We seek proposals that aim to revolutionize the status quo and which are bolstered by creative insurrection, utopian imagination, and an expansive agency wherein everyone – across a range of ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, and abilities – has the power to shape reality.

SFAI welcomes Local, National, and International applicants of all backgrounds to apply to our International Thematic Residency Program. Our residency is open to all artistic disciplines and other creative practices including, but not limited to curation, design, architecture, and education. We strongly encourage applicants with interdisciplinary and non-traditional creative practices.

$35 non-refundable application processing fee and a $150 refundable security deposit upon acceptance. Applicants must be 25 years and older. SFAI accepts applications from Individuals, Collaborations, and Families.

Applications close April 1, 2020

For more information click HERE.

Call for Artists: CANVAS International Art Fair: 04/03

CANVAS is an International Art Fair that will present collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. ITSLIQUID Group, with an experience of more than 250 art exhibitions all around the world and twelve editions of international fairs, is proud to announce the debut of CANVAS - London International Art Fair that will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals, featuring paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance. CANVAS will provide artists and exhibitors with the unique opportunity to present their works to an international audience of professionals as curators, gallerists, collectors, editors and publishers who seek to acquire, publish and encourage the best contemporary art talents.


Deadline: April 3, 2020


For more information click here


Call for entry: National Oil&Acrylic Painters Society on-line exhibition award: 04/05


The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters from all across North America and International Artists 18 years old and older to apply to on-line exhibit honoring the Best in oil and acrylic painting. NOAPS has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991. Membership to NOAPS not required. 
Entry Fee: $30 for the first image and $10 for each additional image UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 5 IMAGES.
Deadline: April 5th, 2020
For more info, click HERE

Call for entry: Mythos: 04/26

Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual media to apply to Mythos, an all- media group exhibition that presents work by artists who illustrate contemporary interpretations of mythology, folklore, and legends. This exhibition takes the symbolism and allegory of mythology and recontextualizes them in terms of current perspectives.

Exhibition Dates: August 1 – September 13, 2020

Reception Date: Friday, August 7, 2020 • 7-9pm • Gallery Talk at 8pm

Juror: Dr. Michele Greet, professor of modern Latin American art at George Mason University and director of the Art History program.

Deadline: April 26th, 2020

For more info, click HERE


Call to Photographers: Nikon Small World Photomicrography: 04/30

The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography through the microscope. There are two competitions: * Nikon Small World Contest * Nikon Small World In Motion Contest Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope. All types of light microscopy and specimens are acceptable. The use of Nikon equipment is not required. The video competition, entitled Small World In Motion encompasses any movie or digital time-lapse photography taken through the microscope.

If you are interested in entering the competition, we invite you to set up a Small World Entrant Account, which will allow you to create a profile, view your entries and update your images and videos before the submission deadline. If you don't wish to register for an account, you may still enter the competition as a guest.

No Entry Fee.

The deadline to submit entries into the 2020 Nikon Small World Competition is April 30th.

For more information click HERE

Call For Entry: Clay Art The Family Portrait: 05/01

In 2020, Clay Art Center’s gallery theme is Welcome Home, which will focus on all the elements that make a home; exploring the meaning of family, the daily routines, moments and items that surround us and add to our sense of home, and the interaction of the people within to create that place which develops our sense of identity.

Our Call For Entry Exhibition is “The Family Portrait”, and our guest juror is Kukuli Velarde. We invite artists to submit works that look at the family unit as image, as a system, and as historical reference and contemporary metaphor for where we are as a culture, a society, and in our sense of selves.

Juror: Kukuli Velarde is an internationally renowned Peruvian born artist, whose works address issues of gender, social and cultural identity and hierarchies, tradition, and inheritance, investigated and interpreted though the reference of historical and religious imagery.

Any currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate or non-matriculated artist (with previous degree) in the United States over the age of 18. Works presented must be available and for sale at time of show. The primary medium must be in clay. 

There is a $25 application fee.

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2020.

For more information click HERE

Call For Artists: Site:Brooklyn Abstraction:05/04

Abstraction still presents the possibility of enchantment. It is the limb of 20th-century modern art, stretched out into the present day. Not trying to represent visual reality but instead using the colors, shapes, and processes that create its effect, abstraction invokes questions of space, order, simplicity and the limits of art itself. Site: Brooklyn is looking for work across all media.

About the Juror: Gail Levin is an American art historian, biographer, professor of art history and curator. She specializes in the works of Edward Hopper, Abstract Expressionism, and American modernist art. At the Whitney Museum, Levin served as the first curator of the Hopper Collection, as well as the curator of a number of landmarks touring exhibitions including Edward Hopper: Prints and Illustrations and Edward Hopper: The Art and The Artist, Synchronism and American Color Abstraction: 1910-1925 and co-curator with Robert Hobbs of Abstract Expressionism: The Formative Years. In addition, she is the author of three biographies: Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography, Becoming Judy Chicago: A Biography of the Artist and Lee Krasner: A Biography.

Only original work may be submitted. The fee is $37.00 for up to three (3) images, $10 for each additional image. 

All entries must be submitted by May 4, 2020

For more information click HERE.

Call For Entires: Gallery 19 The Power of Identity: 05/08

Gallery19 announces a call for entries for our fourth annual juried competition, Meed4: The Power of Identity.  Artists at all experience levels are invited to submit two-dimensional work such as photography painting drawing, and mix-media.  Artists selected as finalists will have their work exhibited (and available for purchase*) at Gallery19 for the month of June 2020. ** As competition judge, Teresa Magaña, artist and educator, will review all entries, select finalists, and announce the winner at an opening reception at Gallery19, on June 12th, 2020.

THEME: The Power of Identity 

This year’s competition Gallery19 will delve into the ever-changing definition of the artists self-portrait.  While a portrait refers to any image that depicts a human figure, a self-portrait refers to a work that depicts the artist that produced it. Self-portraiture, whether produced in the medium of painting, photography, drawing or mixed media is its own distinct genre of art, like that of the landscape or the still life. That is, the common features of all self-portraits unify the genre in content and means of expression. We will be looking for work by artists that explore the ideas of self-identity through the power of the self-portrait.  

The winner of Gallery19's Meed4 will receive a solo show at Gallery19 for the month of August 2021. The winner will also have a one-year contract with Gallery19, which includes exposure on the gallery’s website, ongoing multi-media, promotion, including social media, participation in gallery programming (openings, events, artist talks, etc.), and direct sales efforts.  In addition, Teresa Magaña will mentor the winner for a little over a year June 2020 through August 2021, by reviewing and evaluating work product, and assisting in development of a gallery-ready exhibition, all culminating in a solo exhibition at Gallery19.

We are honored to have Teresa Magaña preside over the 2020-2021 Gallery19's Meed4 competition. Teresa Magaña has established herself as a mixed media artist, educator, curator, and gallery owner. Her work is rooted and heavily influenced by her Mexican and Chicana identity. As owner of Pilsen Outpost Teresa continues to support and develop emerging artists by offering her gallery as a place for artists seeking the opportunity to express themselves visually. 

Submissions close May 8th, 2020

For more information click HERE.

Call For Artist: Juried Exhibition Refuge: 05/08

440 Gallery, announces an open call for an Artsy Online Exclusive exhibition. The topic for the 2020 national juried exhibition is REFUGE. We are interested in seeing interpretations of the theme as created by contemporary artists at all levels of professionalism and experience.

REFUGE: a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble—or, something providing shelter. What does refuge mean to you? Is it personal, is it political—something that is observed or something that requires active involvement? Does one take it, provide it, seek it? Show us your interpretation of this timely concept.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 yrs. old. If your work is for sale, then please be aware that if your work sells, you will be responsible for shipping the artwork to the buyer. The gallery will provide a shipping label and the buyer will pay for shipping. Indicate whether your artwork is framed and ready for hanging, or if the buyer will need to frame the artwork.  

SALES: The gallery will take a 40% commission on any work sold. Work not for sale must be marked “NFS". Artsy collects 18% commission, all prices on artworks will be adjusted to reflect this commission on the Artsy platform. (For example: artwork priced at $100 by the artist, will be priced at $120 on Artsy). 

ENTRY FEE: Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, we are asking for a suggested donation of $40 for 1-3 images, plus $5 for each additional image, up to 6. We will accept donations in any amount, however, please consider donating as much as you can comfortably afford so that we can cover our administrative and overhead costs. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All entries must be submitted electronically. Judging will be done entirely from JPEGs. No other formats will be accepted. Maximum file size for any individual image is 2 MB.  *Height must be given before width regardless of whether the work is a vertical or a horizontal. The entry form must be filled out completely.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Nicole Mouriño is a Cuban-American artist from Miami, FL. She received her MFA in Social Practice from Queens College (2016) and BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute (2011). From 2014 -2016, Mouriño was an artist in residence at the Queens Museum and National Young Arts Foundation (Miami, FL). Her work focuses on the ways in which Latinidad is represented in public spaces throughout NYC, specifically through bodega, botanica, and peluqueria windows

The deadline to apply is May 8th, 2020.

For more information click HERE.

Call for Submission: 2020 LANGE-TAYLOR PRIZE: 05/15

The Lange-Taylor Prize is intended to support artists, working alone or in teams, who are engaged in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that fully exploit the relationship of words and images in the powerful, persuasive representation of a subject. The prize is not awarded for completed projects or to support the production of a book, exhibit, website, or other outcomes.


The winner receives $10,000, features in Center for Documentary Studies’ digital publications, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library, Duke University.


Deadline: May 15th, 2020


For more info, click HERE


Call For Photographers: San Francisco Bay International Photography Awards: 05/13

The San Francisco Bay International Photography Exhibition invites you to put your work in front of our distinguished jurors for a chance to be part of the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography.

$3,000 in Prizes. Gold and Silver Medal Awards featured on Bokeh Bokeh Photo, displayed at the Celebration Reception, and shared with our influential past jurors. Gallery Award photographs exhibited during the signature Exhibition of the Month of Photography at the ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, California. Portfolio Awards receive solo features on Bokeh Bokeh Photo. All photographs submitted for Portfolio Awards are also considered for Gold, Silver, and Gallery Awards.

The theme is open, and photographers worldwide are invited to participate. The fee for entry is $35. The Awards are hosted by the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography. 

Deadline to apply: May 20th 2020

For more information click HERE.

Call For Entries: Art Maze Magazine: 05/21

Art Maze Magazine is an independent artist-run and ad-free international print and online publication dedicated to showcasing and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art, which reflects modern society and its environment, provokes conversation and action; fosters innovation and diversity of mediums which make today’s art scene so intriguing and versatile.

Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, mixed media, digital, film (only jpg + link to video) etc. All visual art mediums are welcome.

The guest curators are Nora Cristea and Saskia Höfler-Hohengarten, head curators and directors of contemporary art blog KubaParis, based in Berlin, Germany

Each submitted artist, whether selected for a publication or not, will receive a digital copy of the magazine's issue which they applied for.

The deadline to submit is May 21st, 2020. 

For more information click HERE.

Call for Submission: Creators of Justice Literary Award: 06/01

The International Human Rights Art Festival announces the creation of this new literary award, celebrating poetry, short stories and essays which use the written word to celebrate justice.  


This ideal may be imagined in any manner in which the writer sees fit, however, it must be based in our signature values of beauty, sincerity, vulnerability and engagement. 


We do not publish writing or engage with artists whose work is based in anger, or stems from an “us v. them” mentality.  We feel strongly that all human conflict is representative of human spiritual immaturity — and no group of people, ethnicity or religion are immune from this spiritual immaturity.  


There are three monetary prizes in each category: Poetry, Short Story and Essay.  Each writer may make one submission in each category (total of 3 submissions per writer). 


Awards are as follows:

First Prize: $150

Second Prize: $100

Third Prize: $50

Honorable Mention: 5 writers will have their work published on IHRAF Publishes

All winners and honorable mention writers will be considered for our IHRAF Publishes Anthology 2019-2020, which will be collected and published in summer 2021.


Deadline: June 1st, 2020


For more info, click HERE


Call For Submissions: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery NO DEAD ARTISTS: 06/17

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery is seeking artist submissions for the 24th Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS International Juried Exhibition. NO DEAD ARTISTS is a vetted exhibition known for a great diversity in media but with a cohesive cross-section of the pulse of Contemporary Art. The exhibition has been a springboard for numerous artists leading to national press coverage and recognition, art fair presentations, gallery representation and acquisitions by museums and other prominent collections. Each year the gallery invites a panel of renowned arts professionals and collectors to select the NO DEAD ARTISTS finalists.

ELIGIBILITY: Living artists worldwide, at any stage of their careers, may apply. All media is accepted. There are no size restrictions apart from the gallery ceiling height of 11.5 ft (or 3.5m). 

AWARD: Finalists will exhibit in a group exhibition at JFG in September 2020 as the gallery kicks off the beginning of the arts season. One selected finalist will be awarded a solo exhibition in 2021.

JURORS: Nato Thompson is a curator, author, and The Sueyun and Gene Locks Artistic Director at Philadelphia Contemporary. Jessie Schott Haynes, the Managing Director of The Helis Foundation, a private foundation, which administers grants that sustain operations for, provide free admission to and acquires significant works of art on behalf of major institutions within the Metropolitan New Orleans area. And Carey Mack Weber who has over 25 years of experience working in museums and galleries. Carey spent over a decade working in fine art galleries in New York City, notably serving as Director of Susan Sheehan Inc. and Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art. 

In your application you will upload your resume, biography, artist statement and five images of your work, which you would like to submit for the show. The entry fee is $35. All images must be in .jpg format and videos in .mov format.

The deadline to apply is June 17th, 2020.

For more information click HERE.

Call for entries: Aesthetica art prize 2021: 08/31

Aesthetica invites UK and International artists to enter the Art Prize 2021.

The Art Prize is an outlet for expression and just one way to keep connected with the world. Hosted by the international art and culture magazine Aesthetica, it has supported artists since 2006, with participants reaching new collectors, curators and gallerists from key institutions such as; Tate Modern, Sotheby’s, Creative Review, Magnum Photos and Getty Images, and gaining wider recognition through Aesthetica’s digital channels.

Awards include £5,000 for the Main Prize Winner, £1,000 for the Emerging Prize Winner, as well as publication within the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists Anthology, and a chance to participate in the annual Art Prize Exhibition which will run for 12-weeks.

Deadline: August 31st, 2020

For more info, click HERE


Call for Entries: Art Form Framers: Ongoing

We're looking for artists and art groups to showcase on our three large exhibition walls, available for single or group hire in 2020! Our gallery is located in Shipley, Bradford where we accept 2D artists, painters, photographers, illustrators, any artwork available for wall hanging. We also have window space, easels, narrow column walls and shelving units for small sculpture. Single hire is £60 for 8 weeks and group hire is £120 for 8 weeks. 25% sales commission will be taken from any sales.

Register for an account for free to apply today!

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: ART In Embassies Program: Ongoing

Established by the United States Department of State in 1964, the ART In Embassies Program is a global museum that exhibits original works of art by U.S. citizens in the public rooms of approximately 180 American diplomatic residences worldwide.

To submit images to ART staff for consideration in upcoming exhibitions please e-mail .jpg or .gif images of your works no larger than 50k in size, to artinembassies@state.gov.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: New American Paintings by Open Studios Press: Ongoing

The Open Studios Press sponsors 6 juried competitions per year. Winners receive full-color spreads in our nationally distributed periodical, New American Paintings.

Our competitions are open to all artists working within the United States.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Phoenix Gallery: Ongoing

Phoenix Gallery, located at 1829 S. Halsted St., is an art and empowerment space that is now open in the Chicago Arts District. We are looking for a stylistically and culturally diverse group of artists that are interested in becoming a part of our creative family. The collective artists will be promoted and displayed throughout the calendar year, and artists who sign up for a year-long term will also be featured in their own solo exhibition.

Please note that the collaborative is not commission based. Instead, there is a small monthly rental/promotional fee. There are varying rental lengths available, and you do not have to be a Chicago resident in order to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing

Interested parties should send an artist statement, a resume/CV, and at least 5 samples of work to artists@phoenixgroupchicago.com.

Contact Phoenix Gallery at info@phoenixgroupchicago.com

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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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