Resource Bulletin

The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin

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

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

Public Art Opportunities

Public Art Project in Olde Towne Gaithersburg: 10/19

The City of Gaithersburg announces the release of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to commission a professional artist(s)/arts firm to create site-specific exterior installations of public art in the Olde Towne neighborhood of Gaithersburg, Maryland. The City is interested in, but not limited to, installations that incorporate light and projection art with both a daytime and nighttime presence.

The RFQ document details the scope of the project, the funding allocation, and provides additional information that will aid in preparing a response. All inquiries should be directed to PublicArt@gaithersburgmd.gov.

Artists will be selected from the pool of applicants by members of the Cultural Arts Advisory Committee (CAAC) and City staff. Their selection(s) will be submitted to the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council for approval to move to the Design Proposal stage.

The selected artist(s) will then work closely with the CAAC and the City’s Cultural Arts Staff to develop, design and fabricate the installation(s).

Revitalization of Olde Towne, the City’s historic commercial center, is a key priority in the City’s strategic plan. This part of Gaithersburg is pedestrian centric and has classic Victorian homes alongside modern multifamily housing, elementary and middle schools, a youth center, parks, retail, and restaurants

Last day for Written Inquiries-- 9/7

Response to all Written Inquiries Posted - 9/14

Last Day to Submit Applications - 10/19

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: UMMC and BOPA: 10/19

University of Maryland Medical Center has partnered with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) to commission thirty seven (6’ by 8’) and two (6’ by 12’) murals to be painted onto interior walls of the Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at UMMC Midtown, 6th floor corridors, and common rooms.

This call to artist asks experienced artists to submit their qualifications for this opportunity in the form of previously completed artworks. Multiple artists may be selected to develop proposals and finished murals for the project. Selected muralists will meet with UMMC to learn more about the space and project goals before creating proposals for new murals.

Total Project Budget: $85,000

Deadline: 5:00pm, October 19, 2018

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: 10/29

The City of Cape Girardeau Public Art Committee is now accepting submissions from qualified sculptors to participate in the 2019 - 2020 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Now in it’s 6th year, the location of the exhibition will be along the Broadway Corridor, a nine-block span in downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The Public Art Exhibition has been identified as yet another dynamic revitalization strategy to elevate the arts community within the region, as confirmed by the success of the past four years of exhibits.

Several locations along the Broadway Corridor in Downtown Cape Girardeau have been selected for public sculpture and yield high visibility with both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. All work entered must be freestanding and “suitable” for long-term outdoor public display within the space provided. The durability of the work and safety of the public will be a consideration for selection.

By hosting the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit on Broadway, the Committee hopes to achieve two primary goals: increase the number of arts-related activities within the region and provide an additional revitalization strategy for Downtown Cape Girardeau.

Deadline: October 28th, 2018 

For more information, click here.


Request for Proposals: Hyattsville, MD: 10/29

The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC), on behalf of Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP), is accepting artist proposals for the design and fabrication of one (1) sculptural shade structure and two (2) complementary sculptural courtyard art amenities, for placement at Parkview Manor Apartments, located in Hyattsville, within Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Deadline: October 29, 2018

For more information, click here. 

Call to Artists: Murals and Sculptures in Anne Arundel: 10/31

Anne Arundel County, Maryland invites artists to submit proposals for public art to be displayed in Annapolis, Maryland on County property. The County is seeking murals and sculptures that beautify and enhance the historic significance and honor the achievements of the community. This opportunity is open to artists living in Maryland.

Deadline: October 31, 2018

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Havre de Grace, MD: 11/2

The City of Havre de Grace, the Public Arts Committee and partners are seeking a sculpture that will reflect the maritime culture of Havre de Grace and raise awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy Chesapeake Bay to our ecological system.

The sculpture must be designed for outdoor installation on the waterfront. The anticipated footprint for the sculpture is to be no larger than 100 square feet. The installation may include a base, which could incorporate a plinth, slab or inground anchors for the sculpture. The proposed site is on the water front in Concord Point Park. The sculpture must be large enough to be visible from the water.

The total cost to purchase and install the sculpture is not to exceed $20,000.

Deadline: November 2, 2018.

For more information, click here.

Ynot Lot: Call for Proposals: Ongoing

Station North Arts and Entertainment District: Ynot Lot Call for Event Proposals 2018

The Ynot Lot is an outdoor event venue located on the corner of North Avenue and Charles Street in the heart of the Station North Arts & Entertainment District. Through community gatherings and public events, the Ynot Lot encourages daily encounters with art, performance, and design events that are created by a range of local and national cultural organizers. Individuals and groups of any experience level are invited to propose events for the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2018 season. We are encourage projects that center around social justice, intergenerational and cross-cultural collaboration, daring arts and cultural work, and youth-run or youth-oriented events. Our aim is to accommodate as many rigorous events as is possible during the Ynot Lot’s active season.

The Ynot Lot is approximately 6,000 square feet and features a 16’x20’ stage attached to a shipping container, both of which may be used for performance and storage. Aside from the FREE physical space, Station North is able to provide a power generator, limited amount of tables, chairs, and tents, temporary storage, promotional support, assistance in obtaining event permits, and advice along the way at no cost.

As an organizer, you will be responsible for Ynot Lot clean up after your event, creating promotional items (such as Facebook events & flyers, which we will also share), obtaining permits, security, and insurance (if needed).

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your application at least one month prior to your proposed date for your event. Keep in mind that most event permit applications take at least 2-3 months to process through Baltimore City's special events department.

For more Information on how to apply, click here.


Call to Artists: Lakeview Public Art Program: Ongoing

The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce of Chicago, in partnership with Special Service Area (SSA) 27 and Friends of Lakeview, is accepting qualifications from artists and curators interested in activating public spaces in West Lakeview with original works of art. Visit their website and complete a short application to be considered for future public art projects, including murals, sculptures, performance art, and other media. All future projects will take place within the boundaries of the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, which include the area bounded by Racine Avenue, Ravenswood Avenue, Diversey Parkway and Irving Park Road. Applications are on going, however applicants are encouraged to apply by April 30, 2018 to be considered for 2018 opportunities. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and applicants will only be contacted if they are matched with an opportunity. Due to the volume of applications, we kindly request that you do not contact us for an update on the status of your submission. 

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information and to apply, click here

Public Art Opportunity: New Haven, CT: 1/1

The City of New Haven (CT) Percent for Art program will commission a work of art for Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet & Lab School, a new pre-K-4 school on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University projected to open in 2019.

For consideration, send the following to nhvpfa@gmail.com by June 16, 2018:

1. Artist statement, CV, and biography (1 PDF)

2. 5 Images* of past work (JPG or PNG, 2MB-5MB, preferably 1024 x 728 px) or 1 video (>1 minute, in .mov format) and 4 still images

3. Image list (Title, Date, Media, Dimensions)

All mediums considered. Artists working in three-dimensional mediums (sculpture and architectural integration) encouraged to apply. Open to artists in all locations. Preference is given to artists in Connecticut and New England. Total budget is $59,000, which includes all costs (materials, transport, insurance) and artist’s fee. Artists applying for this opportunity will remain in the city’s artist registry for consideration for future opportunities.

Deadline: January 1, 2019

For more information, click here. 

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.

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


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 

Information: ithacamuralstreetart@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.

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

First Sunday Arts Festival is a free Annapolis arts and craft show feauturing 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 11am to 5pm.

For more information, click here.

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