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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.
 

Public Art Opportunities

Call For Entry: Farmers Market Pavilion Public Artwork: Deadline 4/23/21

Call For Entry: Farmers Market Pavilion Public Artwork: Deadline 4/23/21

The new Farmer’s Market Pavilion (FMP) will be a permanent structure that will allow the market to operate year-round; later phases of the project will include a new City Hall and improvements to the existing Park Blocks (south of 8th Ave).  The Lane County Farmers Market returned to Eugene’s Park Blocks in the 1970s and has become a vital source of quality local produce and a cornerstone of downtown activity. While the Farmers Market has maximized use of the existing space, the configuration and limitations of the site make it difficult for the market to grow and reach its full potential. For many years, the Farmers Market has expressed a need and desire to establish a larger and more prominent, year-round market in downtown. The new Farmer’s Market Pavilion will be a permanent structure that will allow the market to operate year-round along with a new City Hall and improvements to the existing Park Blocks. This commission is open to all professional artists, who are located and working within Oregon and Washington. Preference will be given to applicants with previous design, installation and collaborative work experience. The RFQ solicitation process is to be inclusive and encourage a diverse selection of artists to apply, including those from communities of color, rural communities, LGBTQ+, artists with disabilities and emerging artists. 

 

Other Requirements: Artists must submit all materials and information listed below. Note that images and videos should be titled as follows:?last name_first initial_image number. All materials shall be submitted via Café (www.callforentry.org) by the stated deadline (see above). Applicants are encouraged to apply early to mitigate any delays due to technical difficulties. 

-Statement of Interest:  Up to 2,000-character statement of interest offering a brief overview of the artist’s professional philosophy, approach to placemaking and interest in this project. Artists can apply to as many sites as they are interested in. If you are interested in a portion of this project, for example a mural, please be specific to the site. 

-Portfolio:  Eight (8) images of past projects, especially projects of comparable size and scope. Include the title, medium, dimensions, project budget, year completed, and location in the image notes. Teams must remain within the 8-image limit. Images should represent each team-members’ work.? Image specifications: JPEG or JPG, under 5MB with a minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side. Note that images and videos should be titled as follows:?last name_first initial_image number (jpeg/jpg). 

-Resume/CV:  Please do not exceed two pages. Artists submitting as teams must submit individual resumes. 

-References:  Provide three professional references with contact information from individuals with whom you have worked or collaborated on site-specific projects. References will be contacted for artists invited to develop site-specific proposals. 

Optional Video: Artists may submit one video, up to 3 minutes in length: WMV, MOV, MP4, under 100MB with a minimum resolution of 640x480; minimum 12fps.

Direct Questions to: CSantiago@eugene-or.gov 

Accepted Artists will be notified: Early May 2021

 

Schedule:

Entry Deadline: 5pm, 4/23/21

For more information and entry click here

Call for Artists: Nevada County Transit Public Art Installation: Deadline 4/30/21

Call for Artists: Nevada County Transit Public Art Installation: Deadline 4/30/21

The County of Nevada Transit Services Division is a small rural public transit operator providing fixed route and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complementary paratransit services in Western Nevada County. Western Nevada County is located in the heart of Nisenan Tribal lands dating back 13,000 years, and – from the mid-19th Century – California’s Gold Rush country. The western part of the County is bounded by Sierra County to the north, Placer County to the south and east and Yuba County to the West. Western Nevada County covers approximately 618 square miles, ranging in elevation from near sea-level in the west to nearly 5,500 feet at Bowman Lake in the northeast.The geography of Western Nevada County is defined by rolling hills in the lower portion of the county (west/southwest areas), the pristine mountains of the Sierra Nevada to the east, the middle fork of the Yuba River in the north and the Bear River in the south. The Western Nevada County service area is bisected by numerous east-west ridges. The area is traversed by three main highways: State Route (SR) 49 running north-south, SR 20 running east-west and SR 174 linking Grass Valley and Colfax.The population of Nevada County is 98,764 (2010 Census). Of this figure, approximately 82,264 persons are within the Western Nevada County area or 83.5 percent of the total countywide population.

 

Other Requirements: Portfolio: Provide 3 - 5 examples of previous artwork in your portfolio. Examples of work submitted must be original and completed within the last five years. For each example submitted, you must include the title, medium, dimensions, year completed, location, and a short description.

-Artist Proposal: Create a detailed artist proposal including written information, sketches and renders, and other descriptive presentation materials that fully describes the concept intent.

-Artist Statement: An artist statement and bio (no longer than 300 words)

-Resume'/ (CV) Curriculum Vitae: Three (3) page maximum. Detail professional experience as an artist, past public art experience, and other information relevant to this project. Include at least 2 references.

-Proposed Design or Concept: Provide up to five bus wrap design concepts for consideration, bearing in mind the guidelines offered above. If selected, be prepared to mount your design(s) for public viewing. This includes, for example, the ultimate framing of your work. 

-Exceptions – Describe any and all proposed exceptions, alterations or amendments to the Scope of Work or other requirements of this CALL, including the Terms and Conditions to apply.  The nature and scope of your proposed exceptions may affect the evaluation of your submittal and the County’s determination of whether it is possible to successfully negotiate a contract with your firm/individual.

Direct Questions to: desiree.belding@co.nevada.ca.us 

 

Schedule:

Entry Deadline: 4/30/21

For more information and entry click here

Call for Artists: Exhaale! Art in the Park, Worcester 2021: Deadline 4/30/21

Call for Artists: Exhaale! Art in the Park, Worcester 2021: Deadline 4/30/21

Public art energizes, stimulates, and transforms the presenter, maker, viewer and the places where we live, work, study, and play.  Art in the Park, Worcester is dedicated to making public art accessible to all.  Since 2008 a dedicated volunteer committee of cultural arts presenters, sculptors and community supporters have presented this juried exhibition. The exhibit was one of six projects to receive the Gold Star Award in 2009 – a statewide award given by the Massachusetts Cultural Council to recognize exemplary cultural programs funded by a local cultural council and in 2017 received Gateway Cities’ Innovation award. The exhibit continues in Elm Park; a National Registry public park with both Olmsted designed and inspired elements.  Art in the Park, Worcester in partnership with the Arts and Business Council of Boston and the City of Worcester’s Parks Department present the exhibit.

 

Entry Fee: $20.00

Other Requirements: Artists may submit up to three existing and/or proposed site-specific sculptures.  Artists are encouraged to visit the park prior to submitting the application and may specify possible location(s) for the sculpture. Organizers cannot guarantee the location, but every effort will be made to consider the applicant’s request. 

-Proposal Content: A drawing with key and scale information, description of the proposed work and the materials. 

-Application Due Date:  Applications are to be submitted by April 30, 2021 along with a $20.00 administrative fee. 

- Date of work: Preference will be given to work produced by the artist or collaboration within the past three years.   

- Ownership:  All work must be the property of the artist.

- Size:  Proposed works and existing sculptures should be of an appropriate scale and size and able to be well anchored in a tree, to a base platform or in the ground.  

- Lifting Equipment:will be available at specific times to assist with unloading and setting up sculpture. 

- Safety:  Sharp, pointed pieces of the sculptures should be avoided below 4 feet to prevent injury to viewers. 

- Media:  All media should be suitable for outdoor installation, safe for viewers and appropriate for extended outdoor exhibition and exposure to weather. 

- No substitutions:  Sculptures accepted by the jurors cannot be substituted with other work without contacting the Art in the Park organizers. 

- Artists are encouraged to submit pieces with strong color or bright metal so as to stand out in the Park. However, pieces will not be judged on the basis of color.  

 

Direct Questions to: aipworcesterma@gmail.com 

Accepted artists will be notified by: May 31, 2021

 

Entry Deadline: 4/30/21

Exhibition date: August 15, 2021

For more information and entry click here

Call For Applications: Howard County Artist Relief Fund: Rolling

The Howard County Arts Council has established the Howard County Artist Relief Fund to assist individual artists whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose of this fund is to assist artists who make income partially or fully through gigs and freelance work and are losing their income and ability to support themselves and their families as a result of events being cancelled due to COVID-19. The Artist Relief Fund will assist these artists through small, expedited grants of up to $250.

"Howard County has a rich history of supporting local arts and culture," said County Executive Calvin Ball. "I commend the Howard County Arts Council for working quickly to provide relief to many whose work has been disrupted. We have always valued and supported our arts community, and our support is especially needed during these tough times."

Deadline: Rolling 

Eligibility: 

The Howard County Artist Relief Fund will award grants of up to $250 to individual artists over 18 years of age who live in Howard County and can demonstrate their income has been adversely impacted by COVID-19. The artist must live or have their maker space in Howard County. The Relief Fund is for individual artists only, not organizations or nonprofits.

Arts Council Board of Directors and staff and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply.

Application Materials:

1.) Artist Resume

2.) Copy of driver’s license or recent utility bill in your name to verify identity/residency

3.) Link to Artist website or platforms such as YouTube or SoundCloud

4.) Contact information to verify loss of contract/income

For more information click here.

Call for Public Art: The City of Ocala 6th Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition: Deadline 8/31/21

Call for Public Art: The City of Ocala 6th Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition: Deadline 8/31/21

The City of Ocala announces a Call for Entries for the Sixth Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten works will be selected for a two-year outdoor exhibition in Tuscawilla and Tuscawilla Art Park. This competition is open to artists currently working and residing in the United States with experience in designing, fabricating, and installing large outdoor Public Art. Each artist selected for the exhibition will receive a $2,000 honorarium. Merit Juror, Dr. Rangsook Yoon, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Baker Museum of Artis-Naples, will select Best of Show, Second Place, and Honorable Mention. Selection in these categories will include a cash award.

 

The ten jury-selected sculptures will be installed between January 3 – 14, 2022 at Tuscawilla and Tuscawilla Art Park and will be on display until January 2024. The Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition is accompanied by a scavenger hunt, catalogue, an online and mobile device tour as well as coverage in other media outlets. The public is invited to attend two events to welcome the sculptures to Ocala.  BOBA (Beginning of Bolted Art), a ticketed VIP breakfast and Q&A with selected artists and juror, will take place on Saturday, February 19, 2022 followed by the Tuscawilla Sculpture Stroll, a free community event.  Bring the whole family to enjoy tours, live entertainment, free art activities and vote for your favorite sculpture to win the People’s Choice Award. 

The City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office creates opportunities for public art to transform ordinary spaces into destinations. The goal of our Public Art Program is to foster creativity, discovery and thoughtfulness among our citizens and visitors. The selected works will be on exhibit in Tuscawilla and Tuscawilla Art Park, considered the “crown jewel” of Ocala’s parks, the 45-acre green space is an extension of the downtown and the adjacent Tuscawilla Art Park, hosting arts events throughout the year.

 

Direct questions to:  352-629-8447 or email artinfo@ocalafl.org

 

Awards: 

Best in Show: $2,000

2nd Place: $1,000

Honorable Mention: $500

People’s Choice: $500

10 Honorariums at $2,000

Grand Total $24,000

 

Schedule:

Entry deadline: August 30, 2021

Fabrication/Install: January 3 – 14, 2022

Exhibit dates: until January 2024

Reception: February 19, 2022

For more information and entry click here

Call for Public art: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center: Ongoing

Call for Public art: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center: Ongoing

Application Deadline: Ongoing
Location: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13470 Dowell Road, Solomons, Maryland
Mediums Accepted: Sculpture
Minimum number of of submissoins: 1
Maximum number of submissions: 3

Call Description:
The Entrance Platform is the most visible sculpture location in the garden. It is the first sculpture visitors see once they enter the gates. As such, it sets the tone for a visit at Annmarie. The elevated platform needs a large and powerful piece that will serve as a memorable "welcome" to this special place.
Construction materials will understandably vary depending on the proposed work, but all works must demonstrate structural soundness, safety and stability for an unsupervised general audience; all works must be original works of art created by the artist or fabricated under their direct supervision.
Artists are encouraged to peruse our website for images of other installed works; visits to the garden are strongly encouraged.

Awards Given: LOAN HONORARIUM: each artist will receive a loan honorarium of at least $2000

Important Information:
Original Granite Base: approximately 96" wide x 40" deep x 12" tall
Stainless Steel Overlay: approximately 100" wide x 64" deep x 9" tall
SALE OF ARTWORK: if desired, sculpture can be for sale. If a sale occurs during the loan period, Annmarie will retain 25% of sale price. In the event of a sale, Annmarie will entertain the option of ending the loan period early, at a mutually agreed upon date. 

For more information Click, here!

 

Call for Proposals: Public Sculpture - Pelham Art Center: Ongoing

The Pelham Art Center is looking for work that can be sited for three months, activates the entire space while considering the scale, architecture, and use of the area. We strongly encourage site-specific proposals. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of:

Creativity/interactivity: Your work should be visually engaging and invite viewers of all ages to enter the courtyard to experience the work further.

Structural Integrity: Your work must be able to withstand three months of exposure to New York weather as well as unsupervised interaction from passers-by and visitors to the Art Center day and night.

Sustainability: Given the temporary nature of the installation, we encourage the submission of work created with found materials, or from materials that can be temporarily appropriated and then reused after the installation.

The artist will be responsible for transporting their work to and from the Art Center. Pelham Art Center will not pay for shipping, as well as being responsible for installing and de-installing their artwork. Pelham Art Center will not provide assistance for the installation and de-installation of the work.

Pelham Art Center offers a $200 stipend to help offset material costs.

Pelham Art Center will publicize the installation of the work through our regular notices and stories to local media outlets, our email database of 5000 as well as on our website. Pelham Art Center is located on Pelham’s main commercial street, with constant foot and car traffic passing by. The courtyard is used frequently by passersby and we can assure a constant flow of traffic and many eyes on the work. Three to six public events at the Art Center per quarter draw sizeable crowds as well.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Three-Four proposals will be realized per year.

Annual Entry Deadline: December 31

For more information and to apply for proposals:
email anki@pelhamartcenter.org Subject: Public Art

Or visit our website here.

Call to Artists: Baltimore Mural Program: Ongoing

The Baltimore Mural Program invites all artists who can envision the big picture to apply for inclusion in the city's Muralist Registry. Community representatives use the registry when choosing artists to design and paint city-commissioned murals in their neighborhoods.

To apply, artists must submit six electronic images of existing work or hypothetical mural designs, a current resume and the completed Baltimore Mural Program Call For Artists application form. Artists selected for mural projects receive an honorarium of $3,000 or more, depending in part on wall size. Artists 18 years of age or older who reside in the Baltimore Metro area are eligible. The Baltimore Mural Program provides all scaffolding and paint, and accepts applications at any time.

Presented by Mayor Martin O’Malley and administered by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information on the Baltimore Mural Program or to receive its Call for Artists application, call 410-752-8632 or visit their website.

Ithaca Mural Program: Ongoing

The City of Ithaca Public Art Commission (PAC) seeks proposals from artists or organizations for site-specific murals that will become part of the city-wide public art mural initiative. The theme is open, but proposed installations should be thoughtful of the community in which they are being placed. 

Rolling Submission Deadline: 2nd Monday of Each Month 

Informationithacamuralstreetart@gmail.com or New England Foundation For The Arts

Art Connection in the Capital Region Seeks Artwork: Ongoing

The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization originated in 2004 to expand community access to art in the greater metropolitan area of Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

Modeled after The Art Connection in Boston, which was founded by painter and sculptor Fay Chandler in 1995, ACCR facilitates the placement of original works of art donated by artists and art collectors within not-for-profit social service organizations to encourage healing and provide inspiration.

Organizations benefiting from this unique partnership often serve individuals faced with the most vulnerable circumstances and include: shelters, children's centers, and treatment facilities, amongst others.

The criterion for placement stipulates that a partnering organization must reside within the Capital Region and have no funding for art. Artwork that is donated to the not-for-profit is considered a permanent donation, cannot be sold, and must be exhibited in a secure public area where clients served by the organization have direct access to it.

Deadline: Ongoing.

To learn more about The Art Connection in the Capital Region, the communities it empowers, and the art donation process, click here or call 202-536-2607.

Call to Artists: First Sunday Arts Festival: Ongoing

First Sunday Arts Festival is a free Annapolis art and craft show featuring about 100 local and regional artists, musicians, dancers, street performers and more. This event takes place on Calvert and West Streets in Historic Annapolis, Maryland. Thousands attend, both locals and tourists buying from local and regional artists and crafters.

Festival takes place in Annapolis, Maryland on the First Sunday of Every Month (May-October)

Admission to the festival is free. Festival runs from 11 am to 5 pm.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information, click here.

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