Maryland Art Place

Programs

Programs Overview

Maryland Art Place (MAP) has been an anchor for contemporary arts in Maryland since 1981. Since its inception, MAP has effectively inspired, supported and encouraged artists in this region by offering exhibition opportunities, workshop and mentorship programs.

MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists to engage with the public, and each other, by nurturing and promoting new talents.

MAP offers a challenging schedule of innovative and diverse contemporary art experiences throughout the year. This includes the presentation of 6-8 annual exhibitions with complimentary programming including: gallery talks, performances and professional development workshops.

Annual Programs

The 14 Karat Cabaret
A beloved Baltimore institution that features experimental music, dance, video, and art.

Young Blood
An annual exhibition of works by recent Baltimore area Masters of Fine Art graduates.

Curators’ Incubator
Promoting the talent of new and emerging curators within the regional arts community.

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Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place

Request for Proposals: IMPACT 2014

Request for Proposals: IMPACT 2014
SITE: Former Northeastern Supply building lot, Brentwood, Maryland

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is now accepting applications for a fall 2014 IMPACT project. IMPACT is an annual, public art program developed to extend Maryland Art Place’s reach to broader audiences. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site.

This fall, MAP is partnering with the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) and Art Lives Here in Prince George’s County. Collectively, project partners have identified what will be a vacant lot, post demolition of the former Northeastern Supply building located at 3807 Rhode Island Avenue, just north of the DC/Maryland, state line across from the Gateway Arts Center and Brentwood Arts Exchange. Demolition of the pictured building below is scheduled for September 2014. Post demolition, the property will prominently include a long fence, which can be incorporated as a sub structure for the project.

Project Parameters: Proposals should investigate or have a dialogue between design practice and contemporary art, and how public space can be re-imagined and activated in engaging ways. Cross-disciplinary teams or pairs of artist/designers are encouraged and could include collaborations such as: ‘landscape architect + sculptor’, ‘performance artist + fashion designer’, ‘architect + social practitioner’, or ‘industrial designer + sound artist’. The proposed project must also include some type of community engagement that takes place either before or during the span of the work. Community engagement could include workshops, performances, community collaborations or an artist(s) presentation. Artists are encouraged to visit the building site prior to submission and all proposed work(s) must be able to withstand the weather elements. The project will remain in public view for as short as one year, but no less than one year. Both 2-D and 3-D works are applicable to this site.

**Please note that work should be appropriate for viewers of all ages.

Eligibility: This call is open to all artists and artists’ groups 18 years of age or older living in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia region. Prior public art experience is not required but encouraged.

The selected artist/artist team will receive up to a $6,000 stipend to cover the cost of materials, time and labor costs of the project. Installation is scheduled to take place September 26th through the 16th, 2014. All participating partners will host a public reception at the site on Friday, October 17th.

Please send your proposal to impact@mdartplace.org by 5pm on Wednesday September 3rd, 2014. Along with your application, you are welcome to submit up to 3 images or illustrated sketches.There is a $10 submission fee to apply if you are not a MAP member. Payments can be made through Click & Pledge. Past installation work samples will also be accepted in addition to proposed sketches/mock-ups. 

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 (The Application can be downloaded HERE)

2014 GENERAL TIMELINE 

RFP: Thursday, August 7th
Submissions due: Close of business September 3rd
Announce selected artist/artist team: Week of September 8th
Installation: September 26th through October 16th
Public Reception: Friday, October 17th

About the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC), PG County: ndc-md.org
Since our establishment in 1968, the mission of the non-profit Neighborhood Design Center has been to improve neighborhood livability, viability and sustainability by providing pro-bono design and planning services in support of community-sponsored initiatives. This has been achieved by mobilizing volunteer architects, planners, landscape architects, engineers, and other design professionals who donate their professional services to help groups in the initial stages of neighborhood revitalization efforts. NDC not only takes on projects that serve the public good but also strive to achieve the following community service goals: • Strengthen community participation in neighborhood improvement efforts • Educate the public about the value of good design, planning, and preservation as community revitalization tools • Serve as a catalyst for increased investment in neighborhood development

 

About ART LIVES HERE: artlivesheremd.wordpress.com
Art Lives Here is funded by ArtPlace America and receives support from 3350 at Alterra/Grady Management Inc., AmeriSigns, Landex Companies, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Cities of Brentwood, North Brentwood, Hyattsville and Mount Rainier, Franklin’s Restaurant & General Store, Community Forklift, County Councilmember Will Campos, Maryland Milestones/ATHA Inc., Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, the Prince George’s Redevelopment Authority, Ratner Companies and the Prince George’s County Revenue Authority.  Joe’s Movement Emporium is the coordinating nonprofit partner.

Contact: MAP’s Program Manager, Paul Shortt at impact@mdartplace.org or 410.962.8565 for more information.

Curators’ Incubator

Established in 2003, Curators’ Incubator was developed to assist aspiring curators in developing and presenting an exhibition at Maryland Art Place. This annual program provides a creative space for the region’s emerging curators to develop and present their concepts.

Selected through a competitive two-phase application process, curators with limited or no previous experience are asked to submit an exhibition proposal to be considered for debut in MAP’s galleries. The selected curators or curatorial team then participate in a year, long mentorship program. This mentorship helps curators refine their vision; from laying out the show, to artists’ selection and feedback on their curatorial statements. The program culminates in an exhibition publication. The publication is often the emerging curators first public platform for critical writing.

Sensitive to the many obstacles curators confront as they work to gain experience and earn professional credentials, each selected curator receives intensive mentoring by MAP staff and members of its Program Advisory Committee (PAC) as they strengthen and further develop their proposals. The diversity and breadth of the artists chosen to participate is reinforced by having the curators select artists from within their respective communities, widening the scope of the program and the audience it reaches. The program concludes with an exhibition and catalogue featuring curators’ writing and images of the artwork represented.

Young Blood Revisited

Maryland Art Place (MAP) announces its 2014 speaker series Young Blood Revisited which brings back former participants in MAP's Young Blood exhibition program to speak about their art practice post their Masters of Fine Arts degree.
 
About Young Blood: Over the summer months, MAP’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC) curates Young Blood, an annual exhibition of works by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. The exhibition includes emerging artists from area colleges such as Maryland Institute College of Art and The University of Maryland College Park. Since 2008 this program has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their graduate exhibitions. Young Blood has provided a dynamic exhibition experience for over 52 artists since its inception.
 
In furthering MAP’s commitment to support and encourage artists in Maryland, we have invited participants back to reflect on the direction their artistic practice has gone after receiving their MFA.
 
Young Blood Revisited will has been posponed until 2015 due to MAP's building upgrades. Artists and specific dates will be posted in the begining of the year.

IMPACT

IMPACT is an annual, public art program developed in 2012 to extend Maryland Art Place’s reach to broader audiences throughout Maryland. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site. Current and previous partners include: ARTblocks, Neighborhood Design Center, Towson Town Center, Downtown Partnership and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore. The program is administered through request for proposals of Maryland based artists throughout the year, with each artist (or artists team) given a materials stipend. MAP plans to sponsor roughly three to four IMPACT projects over the course of 2014.

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