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 2015.
Young Blood 2015
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. According to MAP's former Program Advisory Chair, Cara Ober, "After achieving their Masters the next most important step for young artists is their professional debut in a reputable professional gallery." Since 2008, Young Blood has provided a meritorious exhibition experience for over 45 artists.
Info on Young Blood 2015 coming soon.