Opportunities

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.
 

Regional Opportunities

Call for Artists: Manifest Projects OKI Regional: 11/26

Annual Open Call for Works by Artist Living in Ohio, Kentucky, & Indiana

It is important to note that this is not a call for works about Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana. As an Open Call is no thematic or media restriction. The exhibit is solely focused on works by artists living in the three states.

THIS IS AN OPEN CALL. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria for entry is that works must qualify as works of visual art in the broadest sense of the term made by artists currently living in Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana. 

ELIGIBILITY: This exhibit is open to artists currently living in either Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana. All artists, including students, are encouraged to enter. Open to all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D media.

Submission deadline: November 26, 2022

For complete details and to apply online visit HERE

Call for Artists: Manifest Projects CAST|molded: 11/27

An International Call for Works Made Using Casting Methods, Molds, Stamps, or Forms

It is important to note that this is not a call for works about Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana. As an Open Call is no thematic or media restriction. The exhibit is solely focused on works by artists living in the three states.

CAST|molded is a call for works made using casting methods, molds, stamps, or forms. The exhibition is open to a very wide range of applications of this theme, and any work of art or design that employs a form of casting, molding, stamping, or other form-based manipulation of materials to create primarily three-dimensional work will be considered. Works that explore the boundaries between 2d and 3d, such as relief work, are also most welcome.

While this exhibit is scheduled to occur during the 2023 NCECA conference in Cincinnati, and works of ceramics are certainly eligible for inclusion, the show is open to all media capable of being formed, molded, cast, etc.

Submission deadline: November 27, 2022

For complete details and to apply online visit HERE

Call for Applications: FY23 Color the Curb School Safety Program: 12/2

Now Accepting Qualifications for

FY23 Color the Curb: School Safety Program

 

The District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), in partnership with the District of Department of Transportation (DDOT), and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), seeks District-based artists experienced in large-scale exterior murals, youth engagement, and community-based projects to design and install ground murals in the intersections near four schools in Washington, DC. Selected artists will be awarded grant funds to be used for design, materials, fabrication, installation, personnel, and project management.

 

To download application materials, click here.

 

Incomplete or late qualifications or qualifications that do not follow the instructions and guidelines may be deemed ineligible for review and funding.

 

Prospective applicants should read through this Request for Applications (RFA) in its entirety prior to applying.

 

Submission Deadline: Friday | December 2, 2022 | 4 pm ET

 

All grant awards are made subject to the availability of funds.

 

For assistance please contact Deirdre Darden by emailing here.

 

 

Call For Performers: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center: Ongoing

Preface:

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is a 50 acre campus, with multiple buildings, lawns, and gathering spaces. We present events year-round, indoors and outside, making use of all of our campus. Some events have covered performance spaces, while others have informal set-up areas, as well as informal jamming, street performers, strolling or busking.

Highlighted Events:

ANNMARIE AFTER HOURS: (Select Friday Evenings)

February 11, April 1, May 27, June 10, July 8, October 14

5:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Casual Indoor event (outdoors is optional if the weather is nice)

Adults only, preferably a smaller audience than usual.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome (preferably acoustic or lightly amplified).

MAKER'S MARKETS: (Select Friday Evenings)

February 12, April 2, May 7, July 2, August 6, October 1, December 3

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Outdoor, informal street performances/busking.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome (preferably acoustic or lightly amplified).

FAIRY & GNOME HOME FESTIVAL:

April 24, (Sunday) 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

2 outdoor stages, timed performances.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome.

Family-friendly, magical theme.

GREEN LIFE FESTIVAL & MARKET:

June 4, (Saturday) 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Informal stage at the Tonger Fountain.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome (preferably acoustic or lightly amplified).

Flexible schedule.

INSECTIVAL:

July 23, (Saturday) 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Timed performances; informal stages outside.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome (preferably acoustic or lightly amplified).

Family-friendly, insect and nature theme.

ARTSFEST Art & Music Festival:

September 17-18 (Saturday & Sunday) 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

**this event requires you to complete a separate Interest Form

HALLOWEEN in the GARDEN:

Saturday, October 22, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Informal stage at the Tonger Fountain.

All genres of music, dance, theater are welcome.

Acoustic or lightly amplified; flexible schedule.

GARDEN IN LIGHTS:

November 25 - Janurary 1, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

**this event requires you to complete a separate Interest Form

To Apply:

Click here to access the application form.

Click here to see the schedules for every Annmarie event.

Call for Application: Eighth Annual Bernard Ebb Songwriting Contest: 12/9

EIGHTH ANNUAL BETHESDA SONGWRITING CONTEST TO AWARD LOCAL SONGWRITER $10,000

Contest will conclude with a live concert in 2023

 

November 1, 2022 (Bethesda, MD) – The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is thrilled to announce the eighth annual Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, a significant opportunity for local songwriters and musicians who are residents of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. The application deadline is Friday, December 9, 2022. A Grand Prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the winning songwriter. The Grand Prize Winner will also be awarded 25 hours of recording studio time with Innovation Station Music. The contest also includes a young songwriter (under 18) category for which an aspiring songwriter will have the chance to win $2,500.

 

“The advice that I would offer to songwriters is to go for it,” said 2022 Grand Prize Winner Juliet Lloyd. “Pick songs that mean something to you and don’t worry about having to sound a certain way. As a writer and performer, I’ve often wondered where I fit in stylistically, if my music is “cool” enough to be successful on Spotify, etc. I think you should forget all that and write what is authentic to you, because that’s what’s going to make you stand out!”

 

The contest, founded by Bethesda resident and arts philanthropist, Cathy Bernard, is named in honor of Fred Ebb, Bernard’s uncle and renowned American songwriter and creator of Broadway hits such as Cabaret and Chicago and iconic songs including New York, New York.

 

“This competition was created to honor regional musicians and award local artists for their songwriting talent,” said Cathy Bernard. “I am personally honored to be able to support this important program in my uncle’s name because the musical arts were such an integral part of who he was and it’s of great importance to continue honoring creativity and aspiring songwriters.”

 

The contest will be a multi-staged, juried competition. The first round judging panel will include professional artists, venue operators, booking agents, and music academia. They will choose the semifinalists from the total pool of applicants. A grand prize jury will then select the finalists who will perform their original songs during the concert on Friday, April 21, 2023 at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. Each finalist receives $500 for performing at the concert. The award winners will be announced at the close of the show.

 

All musical genres are accepted. Songs must include lyrics and cannot be more than four minutes long. Musicians can apply online or download a mail-in application at Bethesda.org.

 

Previous winners have included (grand prize and youth winner):  Juliet Lloyd of Takoma Park, MD and Marian Hunter of Alexandria, VA in 2022; Heather Aubrey Lloyd of Owings Mills, MD and Emily Mitchell of Gaithersburg, MD in 2019; Rochelle Rice of Washington, D.C. and Skyler Foley of Burke, VA in 2018; Lea Morris of Alexandria, VA and Calista Garcia of Arlington, VA in 2017; Justin Jones of Arlington, VA and Maddy Clark of McLean, VA in 2016; and Owen Danoff of Washington, D.C. and Lexi Peto of Warrenton, VA in 2015.

 

Tickets to attend the eighth annual concert will be available January 2023 at www.bethesda.org.

 

Please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660 for more information.

 

From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues.  The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

 

Call for Artists: After Hours at Vestige Concept Gallery: 12/17

Midnight ravers, all-nighters, night owls, nighthawks, “last call”…or is this just the beginning?  Vestige Concept Gallery wants to know what happens long after the sun goes down. After Hours seeks to showcase works of art that feature nightlife and/or, life, at night.  Works could be about bars and nightclubs, speakeasys, smoky lounges, filled with music: jazz, blues, soul, rock, hip-hop… to late night diners, the El-train, taxis, drag, drag racing, street life, gangsters, graffiti, hookups, drinking, sex, nudes, partying, and drugs. Have a nightcap and catch the red-eye.  (But remember, keep it classy!)  

We accept works from emerging, mid-career, and/or professional artists. Work should somehow relate to the theme of the show.

“After Hours” In-Person opening reception party will be held Saturday, January 7th, 2023 at 6 PM.  

About the Gallery:

Vestige Concept Gallery specializes in curated monthly mixed exhibition opportunities that appeal to diverse range of artists, audiences, and buyers. Located in Lawrenceville, the new cultural heart of Pittsburgh, PA, the Gallery seeks to showcase the best of emerging and professional artist talent from across North America, and sell work at affordable prices through promotions and in-person events.  

ELIGIBILITY

  • “After Hours” is open to any artists over age 18, within the United States and Canada.
  • Work should ideally have been created in the last three years, and must be the original artwork, ready to display.
  • The specific work must not have been previously displayed in a Vestige Concept Gallery exhibit.
  • Work must be for sale. (No “NFS” or deliberate overpricing)
  • No Giclees or reproductions of original works will be accepted unless the work itself is a Giclee or digital.  (Please note this in the media tag, if applicable).

ENTRY PROCEDURE

  • Applicants may submit up to nine (9) entries. Two (2) entries are included in the $27 application.
  • An additional charge of $5 per entry is charged for any additional submissions over 2.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE is Saturday, December 17th, at Midnight (MST)
  • Artists will be notified of acceptance on or before Sunday, December 18th at Midnight
  • Shipped works of art must arrive no later than Thursday, January 5th 2023 
  • Reminder the holiday season falls between notification and the shipping deadline. 3 WEEKS NOTICE is provided over our typical 2 weeks to account for the holidays.

CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE

  1. Artists accepted into the show must reply email confirmation upon acceptance, and later, be willing to provide an artist pic, short bio, and web/social links (if applicable). These items are necessary for the Online version of the show and other promotion. By submitting this information, you provide Vestige Concept Gallery all rights to post the work on their gallery website and within a paper brochure for the event.
  2. Accepted artwork must be the actual artwork as seen in the submitted images. No substitutions. Vestige Concept Gallery reserves the right to pull any artwork that differs from the images in the accepted submission.  Any Giclées will automatically be pulled from the show unless it was initially stated that the work itself is a Giclée or digital print.
  3. Accepted artwork listed for sale must be for the price listed in the submission. No last-minute price changes.
  4. Vestige Concept Gallery will retain a 30% commission for any artwork sold–please factor this into your pricing.
  5. Artists are responsible for shipping & optional shipping insurance to and from Vestige Concept Gallery. A prepaid return shipping label must be included. Fedex or UPS only. No cash or checks.
  6. Shipped work must be sent in reusable, sturdy boxes and marked with your name. No loose peanuts. Artwork framed with glass is the responsibility of the artist and is not recommended.  Artwork with glass that arrives in broken condition may be pulled from the event if artist is unable to remedy the issue.
  7. Late or damaged work will not be exhibited.
  8. Art damaged in transit is solely the responsibility of the artist and shipper. Artwork may also be hand-delivered, if applicable.
  9. Wall pieces MUST be securely wired, framed, and properly prepared for display.  Painted edges and/or a clean edge gallery wrap (i.e. the gallery edges were masked off prior to painting), are acceptable.  Sawtooth is ok for photography and small work only, that weighs less than 5 pounds
  10. 2D Work must not exceed 30lbs, including frame.  3D work or audio/video must be available to discuss the display with gallery member, if selected, and you will be placed into “waitlist” status and be contacted by the gallery.   3D artists may wish to inquire with the gallery first before submitting.

TIMELINE

DEC 17 – Application deadline
DEC 18 – Acceptance notification
JAN 5 – Deadline for shipped or dropped-off work
JAN 7- Opening Reception
JAN/FEB–  normal business hours
FEB 12 Show closes
AFTER FEB 12- Any unsold artwork is packaged and shipped back

 

Any questions please reach out to: contact@vestigegallery.com
All applications must be received through callforentry.org

Click here to apply.

Midnight ravers, all-nighters, night owls, nighthawks, “last call”…or is this just the beginning?  Vestige Concept Gallery wants to know what happens long after the sun goes down. After Hours seeks to showcase works of art that feature nightlife and/or, life, at night.  Works could be about bars and nightclubs, speakeasys, smoky lounges, filled with music: jazz, blues, soul, rock, hip-hop… to late night diners, the El-train, taxis, drag, drag racing, street life, gangsters, graffiti, hookups, drinking, sex, nudes, partying, and drugs. Have a nightcap and catch the red-eye.  (But remember, keep it classy!)  

We accept works from emerging, mid-career, and/or professional artists. Work should somehow relate to the theme of the show.

“After Hours” In-Person opening reception party will be held Saturday, January 7th, 2023 at 6 PM. 

About the Gallery:

Vestige Concept Gallery specializes in curated monthly mixed exhibition opportunities that appeal to diverse range of artists, audiences, and buyers. Located in Lawrenceville, the new cultural heart of Pittsburgh, PA, the Gallery seeks to showcase the best of emerging and professional artist talent from across North America, and sell work at affordable prices through promotions and in-person events.  

ELIGIBILITY

  • “After Hours” is open to any artists over age 18, within the United States and Canada.
  • Work should ideally have been created in the last three years, and must be the original artwork, ready to display.
  • The specific work must not have been previously displayed in a Vestige Concept Gallery exhibit.
  • Work must be for sale. (No “NFS” or deliberate overpricing)
  • No Giclees or reproductions of original works will be accepted unless the work itself is a Giclee or digital.  (Please note this in the media tag, if applicable).

ENTRY PROCEDURE

  • Applicants may submit up to nine (9) entries. Two (2) entries are included in the $27 application.
  • An additional charge of $5 per entry is charged for any additional submissions over 2.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE is Saturday, December 17th, at Midnight (MST)
  • Artists will be notified of acceptance on or before Sunday, December 18th at Midnight
  • Shipped works of art must arrive no later than Thursday, January 5th 2023 
  • Reminder the holiday season falls between notification and the shipping deadline. 3 WEEKS NOTICE is provided over our typical 2 weeks to account for the holidays.

CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE

  1. Artists accepted into the show must reply email confirmation upon acceptance, and later, be willing to provide an artist pic, short bio, and web/social links (if applicable). These items are necessary for the Online version of the show and other promotion. By submitting this information, you provide Vestige Concept Gallery all rights to post the work on their gallery website and within a paper brochure for the event.
  2. Accepted artwork must be the actual artwork as seen in the submitted images. No substitutions. Vestige Concept Gallery reserves the right to pull any artwork that differs from the images in the accepted submission.  Any Giclées will automatically be pulled from the show unless it was initially stated that the work itself is a Giclée or digital print.
  3. Accepted artwork listed for sale must be for the price listed in the submission. No last-minute price changes.
  4. Vestige Concept Gallery will retain a 30% commission for any artwork sold–please factor this into your pricing.
  5. Artists are responsible for shipping & optional shipping insurance to and from Vestige Concept Gallery. A prepaid return shipping label must be included. Fedex or UPS only. No cash or checks.
  6. Shipped work must be sent in reusable, sturdy boxes and marked with your name. No loose peanuts. Artwork framed with glass is the responsibility of the artist and is not recommended.  Artwork with glass that arrives in broken condition may be pulled from the event if artist is unable to remedy the issue.
  7. Late or damaged work will not be exhibited.
  8. Art damaged in transit is solely the responsibility of the artist and shipper. Artwork may also be hand-delivered, if applicable.
  9. Wall pieces MUST be securely wired, framed, and properly prepared for display.  Painted edges and/or a clean edge gallery wrap (i.e. the gallery edges were masked off prior to painting), are acceptable.  Sawtooth is ok for photography and small work only, that weighs less than 5 pounds
  10. 2D Work must not exceed 30lbs, including frame.  3D work or audio/video must be available to discuss the display with gallery member, if selected, and you will be placed into “waitlist” status and be contacted by the gallery.   3D artists may wish to inquire with the gallery first before submitting.

TIMELINE

DEC 17 – Application deadline
DEC 18 – Acceptance notification
JAN 5 – Deadline for shipped or dropped-off work
JAN 7- Opening Reception
JAN/FEB–  normal business hours
FEB 12 Show closes
AFTER FEB 12- Any unsold artwork is packaged and shipped back

Any questions please reach out to: contact@vestigegallery.com
All applications must be received through callforentry.org

Call for Performances: Takoma Park Arts: 12/18

The City of Takoma Park in Maryland is seeking submissions for future performances in the Takoma Park Arts series. Performances should be suitable for a general audience and may include music, theater, dance, puppets, multi-media, etc.
 
 
 
Performances usually are held on Thursday or Friday evenings in the 160-seat auditorium at the Takoma Park Community Center. Applicants don't have to be Takoma Park residents, and there is no fee to apply. Performances should be approximately one hour to 90 minutes in length.
 
 
 
An honorarium is paid based on the number of performers:
 
1-2 performers - $200
 
3-4 performers - $300
 
5 or more performers - $400
 
 
 
Admission is free, and cash donations are accepted from the audience. Performances are recorded by a professional City TV crew and are featured on a local cable channel and posted on our YouTube channel to reach a wider audience.
 
 
 
There is more info about our performance series on the city website. You also can sign up for our e-newsletter to receive info about future events and calls.
 
 
 
For any questions, please email Arts and Humanities Coordinator Brendan Smith at brendans(at)takomaparkmd.gov.

 

For submission, click here.

Call for Performers: Takoma Park Arts Series: 12/18

The City of Takoma Park in Maryland is seeking submissions for future performances in the Takoma Park Arts series. Performances should be suitable for a general audience and may include music, theater, dance, puppets, multi-media, etc.

Performances usually are held on Thursday or Friday evenings in the 160-seat auditorium at the Takoma Park Community Center. Applicants don't have to be Takoma Park residents, and there is no fee to apply. Performances should be approximately one hour to 90 minutes in length.

An honorarium is paid based on the number of performers:

1-2 performers - $200

3-4 performers - $300

5 or more performers - $400

Admission is free, and cash donations are accepted from the audience. Performances are recorded by a professional City TV crew and are featured on a local cable channel and posted on our YouTube channel to reach a wider audience.

There is more info about our performance series on the city website. You also can sign up for our e-newsletter to receive info about future events and calls.

For any questions, please email Arts and Humanities Coordinator Brendan Smith at brendans(at)takomaparkmd.gov.

 

 

 

Call For Sculpture: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center: Ongoing

Preface/Objective:

Annmarie Garden is accepting proposals for the exhibition of outdoor works in our beautiful sculpture garden located in Southern Maryland.

Site Space(s):

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie is a thirty-acre sculpture garden and arts center located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay

The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest, past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than forty works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. The award-winning Arts Building, is a 15,000 sq.ft. museum-grade exhibition space that includes two large galleries, a gift shop, the artLAB, and a sunny patio that offers lovely views of the outdoor sculpture.

The lawns, trees, and woods of the sculpture garden provide an inviting array of options for sculpture styles, installations, and materials. From sleek stainless steel to environmental installations, we welcome artists to propose works that celebrate the convergence of art and nature.

Submission Conditions:

Artists who create large-scale, three-dimensional works that are able to withstand the extremes of outdoor conditions are encouraged to submit up to three works for consideration. Artists must provide drawings, photos, and/or a maquette (if possible) of the proposed work(s). 

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; large-scale works are preferred.

Temporary Loans:

Loan period can range from one to four years. Artists must be experienced with the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculpture.

Financial considerations will vary depending on the nature of the project. An honorarium will be awarded to each accepted artist. Interested artists must complete this easy online form.

Site Specific Installations:

Artists who create site-specific installations are encouraged to submit proposals, and may want to consider applying to our Artist-in-Residence program. Financial considerations will vary depending on the project. An honorarium, will be awarded to accepted artists.

Artists are encouraged to peruse our website for images of other installed works; visits to the garden are strongly encouraged.

Click here to access the interest form.

Address:

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

In Association with the Smithsonian Institution

13470 Dowell Road, Solomons, Maryland

Call to Artists: Hamilton Arts Collective Guest Artist Exhibition Deadline Ongoing

The Hamilton Arts Collective (HAC) and the Hamilton Gallery seek applications from artists for month-long Guest Artist exhibitions at Hamilton Gallery located at 5502 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD. The selected guest artists will be invited to exhibit a selection of their current work in Gallery I of the Hamilton Gallery. The Guest Artist exhibition is featured in Hamilton Gallery communications and will be promoted by the HAC and Hamilton Gallery. This is an open call to artists residing within 50 miles of Baltimore City. Baltimore residents are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, click here.

Studios For Rent: Long Reach Artist Studio Program Deadline Ongoing

The Howard County Arts Council is currently seeking applications from artists of all disciplines to fill multiple artist studio spaces at Long Reach Village Center. The available studios range in size from 120 to 187 square feet, with monthly rents from $80-$125/month.

The studios at Long Reach Village Center feature abundant natural light, convivial community atmosphere and access to water. Resident studio artists have 24-hour access to their workspace. Artists working in a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply. Artists are selected by a jury process as studios become available.

Eligibility

  • The Studio Program is open to practicing artists who demonstrate a central commitment to the production or performance of fine arts. Emerging Artists are also encouraged to apply.
  • HCAC Board of Directors, full-time staff, HCAC Center Committee, and their immediate family are ineligible to apply.

Selection

  • Applicants will be evaluated based on their artistic discipline, artistic merit and commitment, as well as the appropriateness of their activities for the available space. In cases where all other elements of candidates’ qualifications are deemed of equal value, Long Reach residents and Howard County artists will be given priority.

For more information click here or contact deputydirector@hocoarts.org.

Call for Artists: COVID-19 Financial Resource through Annuity.org Deadline Ongoing

Call for Artists: Annuity.org's financial resources seek to aid freelance workers, families and small businesses that have been negatively financially impacted by the pandemic. This is an ongoing opportunity.

Their resource page of their website, listed as the "Support and Resources" section displays a variety of opportunities such as the Yellow Ribbon Network, which is partnering with AFCPE and Wells Fargo to offer free financial counseling for anyone experiencing financial changes or hardship because of COVID-19. Moreover there is the 2-1-1 Network which is a is a confidential service that connects callers with human services, including COVID-19 information, help with paying bills, mental health support and other local support systems. There is also information about Mastercard’s Path to Priceless Initiative, which supports women entrepreneurs through mentorship and networking, in partnership with Create & Cultivate and Hello Alice. Moreover, Annuity.org lists financial advice and information on topics such as retirement, mortgages and evictions. 

Consult Annuity.org's website for their financial guide and for more information.

Call for Artist Submissions Legends Portrait Murals Deadline 12/31

Artists Sought for Bicentennial Legends Portrait Murals

Budget: $25,000

Deadline: 12/31/2023

The Arts Council of Indianapolis is assembling a pool of artists interested in creating large-scale, painted portrait murals of “legends” important to the growth and culture of Indianapolis. Murals are anticipated to be executed between 2021 and 2023. For each mural, three artists from the pool will be selected by the mural’s community stakeholder group to create design proposals; one of the proposals will be commissioned. At least 2-3 murals will be created during the initial phase, with additional murals pending funding.

This is a non-juried pool: the community stakeholder committee convened for each portrait mural will review everyone whose work is in the pool and will select three artists to be compensated to create design proposals for specific murals. Some murals may require a special jury process or, based on the partnerships involved, may require their artists to be identified in a different manner; however, we anticipate that nearly all mural projects will be commissioned from artists who have submitted their information to this pool. Artists may submit information to the pool at any time. Submitting your information does not guarantee consideration for a commission.

Project Description

As part of Indianapolis’ Bicentennial celebration (observed between June 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021), the Arts Council of Indianapolis is beginning a long-term, deliberate effort to convene community conversations around the concept of “legends,” and to commission new, civic-scale portrait murals of legendary Indiana figures.

Although it is being started during the Bicentennial, and the goal is to identify “legends” who embody the Bicentennial values of History, Civic Pride, Innovation, and Legacy as well as Indianapolis’ record of unity, audacity, and excellence, the Arts Council anticipates creating Legends murals past the dates of the Bicentennial celebration.

We are defining the concept broadly: legends do not have to be world-famous, but they must have had an impact on the people, places, and culture of Indiana and Indianapolis. We are particularly interested in identifying legends who are “unsung,” or whose importance may have been historically overlooked because of their race, gender, economic status, or social class.

As these murals are commissioned, the Arts Council will also partner with Indiana Humanities to commission Indiana-based writers (including authors, poets, and/or spoken word artists) to create reflections on the legend and legacy of each individual. Writers will be identified through a separate process.

Because of the Bicentennial celebration, the first several murals will be Indiana figures who had an attributable impact on Indianapolis specifically. Additional portrait subjects will be identified through community conversations and an open nominations process , and will be matched with locations provided by private property owners through a separate “open call for walls” solicitation process.

Artwork Goals

The murals will convey a recognizable likeness of the individual(s) portrayed, and will also seek to highlight each mural artist’s interpretation of the individual’s legendary nature in their own style.

The first mural subject identified is “Major” Taylor, whose portrait mural will be created in the late spring or early summer of 2021. Indianapolis-born bicycle racer Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (1878-1932) was one of this country’s first Black sports superstars and only the second U.S. Black world champion in any sport. He was the world cycling champion in 1899, American sprint champion in 1900, and set numerous international track cycling records. In an era of strict racial segregation, Taylor had to fight prejudice just to get on the starting line. Taylor is an inspiration and model for today, not only for his athletic achievements in the face of unrelenting racism, but also because of his integrity, generosity of spirit, concern for others, and invaluable contribution to America’s non-violent struggle for equality.

Eligibility

Professional mural artists over 18 and legally able to work onsite in the United States.

Application Requirements

Work examples: 1 - 20

Artists are allowed to apply in teams.

Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.

 

For more information and to apply, click here.

Call for Applications First Street Gallery Deadline Ongoing

First Street Gallery provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who are interested in learning about, and gaining hands-on experience in the various aspects of running a (nonprofit) art gallery to include: art-handling, publicity, and administrative, curatorial, exhibition and research activities.

This internship is unpaid, but interns may arrange with their college to receive course credit. Additionally, letters of recommendation can be requested at the end of the internship.

Please go to the Internship Application Form and submit a resume, cover letter and a writing sample. A Portfolio in graphic design, website design, audio and video are a plus but not necessary. The Gallery will contact qualified applicants.

REQUIREMENTS

Studio Arts, Art History Majors (preferred)

Passion for art

Possess excellent written and verbal communication

Possess multi-tasking and coordination experience

Possess an in-depth understanding of social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Able to collaborate with the FSG team and also have the ability to work independently

Demonstrate attention to detail while maintaining perspective

Have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and MS Office Suite (specifically Word and Excel)

Have a working knowledge of MAC platform

TASKS

Assist in managing gallery operations

Assist in management, research, communication and coordination of installations

Assist in producing and maintaining content on website as needed (text, graphics, audio and video)

Assist during events and receptions

 

For more information, click here.

Scholarship Opportunity: Howard County Arts Council Arts Scholarship: 01/26

Ensuring a bright future for the arts from the Howard County Arts Council

Are you a college-bound high school senior planning to pursue a career in the arts? Apply for our Arts Scholarship! We typically award a minimum of $10,000 in total scholarship funds each year.

Scholarships must be used for enrollment in an accredited college program for a degree in the arts. To be considered, you’ll need two recommendations from a teacher or professional artist familiar with your artistic work.

Click here to apply.

Call for Entries: The Earring Show 2023: 1/31

The Craft Council of BC presents the 10th year of The Earring Show, an annual fundraiser, juried exhibition and sales opportunity for makers to showcase wearable art in a whole host of mediums. We are now accepting applications for the 2023 iteration to be held starting May 4th, 2023.

 

Starting as a local fundraiser, The Earring Show has grown each year, first accepting artists throughout North America and now accepting artists from around the world since 2021.

 

The Earring Show, originally hosted as a one-day event, has now adapted and transitioned into a hybrid format, displaying earring submissions both at the CCBC Gallery in Vancouver, BC, and online. An opening event will be hosted in person and virtually on May 4, 2023, where winners in each category will be announced.

 

The Craft Council of BC invites artists around the globe to submit their work to one of the three categories in The Earring Show: One-of-a-Kind, which features unique creations; Limited Edition, which includes a small-scale production of work; and Emerging Artists, for artists who are currently enrolled in a craft-based program or have graduated and started their making career within the last 2 years. The winner of each category, selected by the jurors, will receive a prize as follows:

                ·         One-Of-A-Kind category: Barbara Cohen Award of $1500.

·         Limited Edition category: a 2-month featured online collection of the winner’s production                                               line.

·         Emerging Artist category: The Lacy West Award of up to $500 in supplies.

 

All awardees will receive a one-year honourary CCBC membership.

 

Key Dates:

·         Application Deadline: 11:59 pm, January 31st, 2023

·         Notification of Acceptance: February 15th, 2023

·         Additional media submissions after acceptance: March 5th, 2023

·         Work to be delivered no later than: 4 pm, March 31st, 2023

·         Prize Jury process: April 8th & 9th, 2023

·         Virtual and in-person Opening Event: May 4th, 2023

 

Þ     Call for Entry Guidelines

Þ     Application form

Þ     Sharing Assets

Þ     https://craftcouncilbc.ca/the-earring-show/

Call for Entries: Claybash 2023: 2/1

Hunterdon Art Museum invites applications to our first triennial juried exhibition of ceramics. The form and content of your work will be up to you,  the artist/maker. We are seeking lively and interesting interpretations of clay as material and idea. Your work may – or may not – fall within the traditional terms of description as “functional” or “sculptural”.

 

Juror:

Jennifer D. Martin is the Executive Director of The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, and is also an accomplished

artist. Her ceramic work is nationally recognized in numerous exhibitions and publications.

 

Awards: 

First Prize: $1,000

Second Prize: $500

Three Honorable Mention prizes will be awarded.

 

Entry Fee

$40 for up to four entries

Entry fees are non-refundable

 

Eligibility

The exhibition is open to artists age 18 and older.

Specifications

WORK MUST BE FIRED AND CAPABLE OF BEING SHIPPED SECURELY. Wall-mounted pieces must be

ready for hanging and no larger than 36?H x 22?W x 12”D, and may not weigh more than 25 pounds. Free-

standing pieces may not exceed 36?H x 22?W x 22?D or weigh more than 50 pounds. Size limitations must

be observed. Please contact HAM with questions about oversize pieces or other shipping concerns before

you apply. Accepted work cannot be substituted and must be available for the duration of the exhibition.

 

Submission

Submit up to four pieces; one digital image for each piece and one detail of one piece (maximum of five

images). 

File format: JPEG or JPG only

File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side

All entries must be received by February 1, 2023. 

 

Shipping/Delivery of Artwork

The artist is responsible for the cost of shipping or mailing artwork to and from the Hunterdon Art Museum

using UPS, FedEx or USPS. A return shipping label and return postage must be included with the

artwork. Artwork may also be hand-delivered to and picked up from the Museum on the appropriate dates

during the scheduled times. Outside packaging may not exceed 50” x 30” x 30”. 

 

Insurance

All artwork is insured for its declared value from the time it is received through September 12, 2023 while it

is on the premises. Artists are responsible for insuring artwork during transit.

 

Media/Public Relations

Hunterdon Art Museum reserves the right to use digital images of exhibited artwork for media, website, PR

and advertising.

 

Submission

Complete the online submission form or mail the completed submission form, images, and entry fee to:

2023 Claybash Exhibition

Hunterdon Art Museum

7 Lower Center Street Clinton, NJ 08809

or send via email to: ellen@hunterdonartmuseum.org

 

Submission Deadline

February 1, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST

 

Artist Notification

April 5, 2023 (by email)

 
 

Call for Entries: 9th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition: 2/10

This 9th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition (ANPCE), sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, will meld the region’s rich concentration of photographic artists with an influx of national photographers in a juried competition offering $6,500 in cash prizes.

 

Show Dates

The exhibition will run from April 1-22, 2023, in the Saville and Schwab Galleries of the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, MD. Cumberland is located in the scenic and historic Mountain Maryland region, roughly midway between Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

The Public Opening and Awards Ceremony is scheduled Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 6-8 PM

 

Background

The ANPCE has grown to become one the largest and most respected juried shows in the country. Since its inception in 2015, photographers from all 50 states have entered work, seeking national recognition and the opportunity to win cash awards.

In 2022, the show attracted 819 entries from 252 photographers nationwide, with 65 works making the final cut for exhibit in the ANPCE physical and on-line galleries.

 

Juror

Some of the country’s foremost fine-art authorities have juried the show. The 2023 juror is Todd J. Tubutis, Director and Curator of the Art Museum at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Previously, he was the Associate Director of the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Executive Director of Blue Sky Gallery, a non-profit venue in Portland, OR, dedicated to international contemporary photography. He is also a former exhibition project director at the Field Museum in Chicago. He has taught and conducted research in cultural and visual anthropology in the U.S., Canada, and Hungary.

Previous ANPCE jurors have included Karen Irvine of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago; Dan Leers of the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA; Shannon Thomas Perich of the Smithsonian’s Photographic History Collection; David Oresick of the Mattress Factory; Stephen Perloff, founder and editor of The Photo Review; and nationally recognized photographers Brownie Harris and Kenneth Garrett.

Applicants may enter no more than six (6) entries, with no maximum per category.

 

Artwork must meet the following criteria:

  • All entries MUST be for sale.
  • All entries must be original and created by the applicant.
  • No entries will be accepted which have been previously exhibited in the Allegany Arts Council galleries.
  • Although there is no restriction on when entries were created, artists are encouraged to enter their latest work.

Photographers may enter in any of the following three categories:

Category 1: Color
Two-dimensional photographic works of art printed in color on any medium/substrate (paper, canvas, metal, etc.) and using any process (wet darkroom, computer, etc.), maximum 48” in width, professionally presented and wired for hanging.

Category 2: Monochrome/Black and White
Two-dimensional photographic works of art printed in black and white or monochrome on any medium/substrate (paper, canvas, metal, etc.) and using any process (wet darkroom, computer, etc.), maximum 48” in width, professionally presented and wired for hanging. 

Category 3: Photography as Sculpture

The Photography as Sculpture category is about expanding the two-dimensional photographic plane into a three-dimensional installation. This should be accomplished by incorporating a dynamic combination of materials, methods, and concepts that challenge traditional photography boundaries.

We are looking for an original approach which merges photographic image(s) and material and inhabits a three-dimensional space in a unique, creative and non-traditional installation. 

Submissions may combine any media, but must be fundamentally photography-based. This category does NOT include: applied texture on the surface of a two-dimensional (flat) print; stereoscopic photographs; two-dimensional (flat) prints that portray a perspective shift, or pseudo-3D images. 

The artwork installation must be ready for display; free-standing, placed on a pedestal, or wired for hanging. Overall size may not exceed 84” in height and 48" in length and width. Weight may not exceed 40 lbs. If needed, standard electrical AC power (60Hz, 120V) is available. To best represent the work, we REQUIRE the artist to submit a short video under 5MB incorporating multiple views of the installation. Written commentary describing the installation is also required.

Entries MUST meet the above definition to qualify for jurying.

 

For submission and more information, click here.

Grant Opportunity: Public Art Across Maryland's Conservation Grants program: 03/24

The MSAC's Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) program offers Conservation Grants to organizations to support the conservation and preservation of existing public artworks in Maryland.

  • Planning Grants: up to $10,000

  • Implementation Grants: up to $50,000

The PAAM Conservation grant program provides two types of support:

  • The Conservation Planning Grant awards $10,000 to support artwork conservation planning efforts including: project administration, consultancy fees, community engagement, and collection management services and technology.

  • The Conservation Implementation Grant awards up to $50,000 to support the conservation of permanent public artwork. The conservation project must be fully developed including identification of the project team and support and approval of the owners of the artwork and the site where it is located.

For both Planning and Implementation grants, the final location of the artwork to be conserved must be within Maryland.

Artwork Eligibility

Public art in any media is eligible for conservation funding.  Artworks must be permanent, sited indoors or outdoors, free and publicly accessible to all, following conservation. 

Artwork must be located, or be in the process of being relocated, within the State of Maryland. 

Artwork types may include, but are not limited to: sculpture, painted mural, tile mosaic, mixed media, photography, and site-integrated public art.

The grant will not support conservation of any artwork that is still under the warranty of the artist.

Email Ryan Patterson (ryan.patterson1@maryland.gov) with any questions.

Deadline: October 24th and March 24th

Click here for more detailed guidelines, and here to apply.

 

Call for Artists: LandEscape, 10th Edition 2019 Deadline Ongoing

LandEscape is launching the 10th edition of “LandEscape Now!”, an open art event that will once again introduce nine artists in various fine arts disciplines, with the goal of discovering talented creatives from around the world and supporting their art activities.

LandEscape is a career-enhancing opportunity for established and emerging artists to engage in professional critique and artistic introspection, to open the dialogue between artists and audience, between thoughts and their articulation.

The current edition aims to advance artistic practice by encouraging applicants to investigate the nature of their creative process and focuses more particularly on the theme of landscape in all the accepted meanings and the recognition of the fundamental role which surroundings of any kind have in the composition of an artwork. Selected participants will be featured in the special edition of LandEscape. 

The theme of the landscape will be a recurring one but not the only one, since LandEscape is open to a large variety of disciplines including, but not limited to: painting, fine Art, photography, video art, installation,performative arts, mixed media, public Art.

SUBMISSION FEES: There are no entry fees and the contest is open to worldwide artists as well as groups of artists and performers.

HOW TO SUBMIT: In order to participate in the selections, please fill the following entry form here.

Any further related materials (as images, pdf documents as well as videos) can be sent via email directly to landescape@europe.com

Deadline: Ongoing.

For any further information please contact our board or visit our website by click here.

Call for Artists: UMES Mosely Gallery Deadline Ongoing

Seeking submissions tied to our department programs: Commercial Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration, and/or Sequential Arts. As an HBCU, we particularly strive to highlight, support and promote BIPOC artists. The gallery provides cultural and educational opportunities to the entire region. 

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Johns Hopkins Professor Seeks Women in Creative Industries for Study Deadline Ongoing

Dr. Antigoni Papadimitriou, Assistant Professor of Leadership at Johns Hopkins University, is conducting a research study is designed to examine factors such as entrepreneurial orientation, creative personality, networking ties and mentoring as a necessity for the growth and development of Maryland's creative and cultural industries and the role of women entrepreneurs. 

Creative industries, by focusing on arts and culture, generate spillover effects for other industries associated with quality of life, "image" of cities and regions and tourism. Research has recognized the critical importance of women in the field of creative industries

The creative industries sector includes: Art Gallery, Architecture, Graphic and Industrial Design, Decoration, Sculpture, Publishing, Literature, Poetry, Painting, Electronic media, social media, advertising, Theatre, Film, Music, Table Games and Electronic Games, TV and radio production, videos, Fashion, Photography, Crafting and Antiques, Dancing, Events Planning, Spectacle etc.

For more information, click here

Call For Artists: Athenaeum: Ongoing

The Athenaeum Gallery is the headquarters of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA). Founded in 1964, the NVFAA is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Athenaeum Gallery exhibits work created solely by artists living or working the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent work and unique experiences.

The Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia exhibits visual arts created solely by artists living or working in the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent art and unique experiences. In addition to the shows curated by the Gallery Director, the Athenaeum Gallery invites artists and curators to submit show proposals.

Apply now via CaFE.

Eligibility:

Artists who live or work in Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia may submit a proposal for a solo show.

A group of artists who live or work in the area may submit a proposal for a group show.

A curator, living or working anywhere, may submit a proposal for a show featuring works by artists living or working in this area.

Insurance:

All works in the show will be insured by the Athenaeum Gallery for 100% of the retail price during the run of the show.

Criteria:

Proposals will be evaluated by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray.  Some of the selection criteria include:

- What is the artist trying to achieve or communicate through the work?

- What makes it unique or interesting?

- Is the work technically excellent?

- Have the works or the artist been on display in this area recently?

Submission Specifications:

All visual media is welcome, but every work must be wall-mounted.

Painting, drawing, collage, etc. must be framed or fully finished, wired, and ready to hang on picture hooks.

Work must be less than 9 inches deep.

Sculpture must be less than 9 inches deep and lighter than 30 pounds.

No floor mounted or free-standing work will be considered.

Work that requires electricity will not be considered.

Each application needs to represent work created by artists in DC,MD, VA.

Delivery/Shipping:

The artist/artists or curator is responsible for getting, or arranging to have their work delivered, to the Athenaeum Gallery and having unsold works picked up form the gallery at the close of the show.

Sales:

The Athenaeum Gallery will retain a 40% commission on works sold, and will issue a check for 60% of the sales price to the artist no longer than thirty days after the show has closed.

For a curator-proposed show, the commission structure can be adjusted with the full agreement of the gallery and the curator.

Sold work remains in the gallery until the last day of the show.

Work does not have to be for sale to be included in a show.

Contact Information:

Please contact twig@twigweb.com or 703-548-0035 if you have anymore questions.

Address: The Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Call to Artists: Fire & Bliss Creative Deadline Ongoing

Fire & Bliss Creative

Work Media: Original photographs, paintings, mixed media works, or any two-dimensional artwork that can be photographed in order to be translated into prints.

Work Size: Preferred file resolution of an artwork is 300 ppi. In order to ensure a good-quality print on both small and large scale, we recommend the short side of your file to be at least 2250 pixels. As for the best file formats to submit, we recommend submitting .jpg or uncompressed .tif files. Please ensure your file is no larger than 100MB.

Entry Requirements: Artists, please join us for a conversation about justice, equity, and art. Our platform centers artists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and who are LGBTQ+, but anyone who is committed to our values of racial justice and queer liberation is welcome. We built this platform to be a community and brave space for like-minded creatives who center advocacy and equity in their work and their lives.We are open to many media and subjects, but are largely looking for art around the themes of nature, justice, and liberation. However, we interpret those themes very broadly, so if you are interested in creating with us, please apply. There is no fee to submit and sell your work on Fire & Bliss. 

Submission Requirements:

  1. Artists with a commitment to racial justice and LGBTQ+ liberation and be engaged in a community that centers queer and BIPOC stories.
  2. Three digital images of your chosen works in either .jpg or .tif format, ideally no smaller than  a resolution of 300 ppi. These are the photos that will be directly turned into prints, so good lighting and minimal glare is key.
  3. Thoughtfully fill out an application on our website at https://www.fireandbliss.com/list-sell-your-art

Timeline: Ongoing

Selection Process:  Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis by our advisory committee of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists.

Notification to artist: We will notify artists by email within two weeks of receiving their application. 

Delivery: online via hi-res, print ready photo

Publicity: We publicize our artists and their works through online paid ads, social media, email, and word of mouth. The QTBIPOC community is powerful, and we are lucky to have had other like-minded organizations share our posts and boost awareness of our collective.  All of our artists are also encouraged to share our application with other artists in their circle.

Sales: Artists receive a percentage of every sale, and unlike most platforms, we allow artists to decide their own commission percentage. Artists are paid monthly. Read more at our FAQs: https://fireandbliss.com/artistfaq

Contact:

Call for Applicants: Maryland State Arts Council's Arts in Education Grant: Rolling

Arts in Education grants provide funds to Teaching Artists on the MSAC Teaching Artist Roster to support educational engagements at Maryland-based nonprofit organizations, schools, and other government entities.

Eligibility

Be any of the following:

·       A 501(c)3 with tax exempt status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and is incorporated in Maryland

·       A unit of Government based in Maryland

·       A college or university based in Maryland

And, have one completed and documented fiscal year at the date of application submission with ongoing arts activities.

Important Information for Prospective Applicants

All activities described in project-based application submissions to any funding program at MSAC must demonstrate alignment with the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery plan to be considered eligible.

If multiple applications receive the same score but budget restrictions prevent all applications with that score from being funded, final selections will be based on which applications most closely align with the published strategic goals of the MSAC, in the determination of the MSAC staff: Increase Participation, Provide Intentional Support, Build Capacity, Leverage Connections, Bolster Maryland Arts.

Arts in Education Equitable Funding Formula

MSAC is dedicated to serving students, youth, and constituents across the state and supporting a variety of arts education needs. In our commitment to Equity, MSAC has budgeted a maximum funding allotment per county according to the AiE Equitable Funding Formula. This formula will guide funding decisions for educational engagements based in school (public or private) settings only. Populations or Communities outside of a school setting do not have an equitable funding formula. 

AiE Grant funding for youth audiences (aged 21 and under) will be determined for each county based on the following formula: 

  • 20% of the council approved budget base, distributed evenly across 24 counties. 

  • 80% of the remaining budget by the county’s percentage of students receiving Free and Reduced Meals

  • 20% of the remaining budget by student population percentage, comparative to the state

MSAC acknowledges that as new reporting and equity measures are created across the state and nation-wide, this formula may need to be updated in the future. This formula is based on currently available information and considers three different equity factors: 

20% of the council approved budget base, distributed evenly across 24 counties: Every Maryland county should have designated funding to host at least two arts education engagements per year (long form such as a residency or other arts program and short forms such as a visiting performance or workshop.)

80% of the remaining budget by county’s percentage of students receiving Free and Reduced Meals: Free and Reduced Meals (FARM) is the most consistent statewide measure of education barriers including family income, household size, foster, migrant, runaway, and/or homeless children, Food Supplement Programs, and Temporary Cash Assistance.

20% of the remaining budget by student population percentage, comparative to the state: The quantity of resources needed in a particular county is partially determined by the number of students enrolled in school (public and private.)

Funding amount: $7,500

Contact Lizzie Morales (elizabeth.morales@maryland.gov) with any questions.

Click here for detailed guidelines, and here to apply.

Call for Participation: Sole Connection A Mile in Another’s Shoes Deadline Ongoing

Help build an archive of personal journeys/stories symbolized by images of your shoes.

In this interconnected age of social media, we often forget to stop and meditate on the significance of the little things. While we may share with our close circle of friends and family, rarely do we offer those significant moments to our community at large. When we take the time to share in the subtleties of each other’s journey and experience, we become closer as a community, as a world.

Sole Connection offers that opportunity to share personal experiences stemming from something as simple as the shoes on your feet. Help build this archive to at least 5280 “feet” (entries) so that we can truly walk a mile in each other’s shoes.

Deadline: Ongoing.

Please submit work at http://soleconnection.tumblr.com/submit

To see previous stories visit: http://soleconnection.tumblr.com or follow Sole Connection on Facebook.

Grant Opportunity: Maryland State Art Council's Network Organizational Development Grants: Rolling

Network Organizational Development Grants support organizational development for Maryland A&E Districts, County Arts Agencies, and Folklife Network grantees, funding activities can range from strategic planning to website development to marketing campaigns.

Network Organizational Development Grants support organizational development activities beyond the scope of regular activities funded by other MSAC grants for eligible organizations. Organizational development is defined as any effort that supports the stability, visibility, and effectiveness of an organization. 

Eligibility

  • Be an appointed management entity for a currently designated A&E District or a current grantee of the County Arts Development or Folklife Network program.

  • Have no past-due MSAC grant reports.

  • Have not received a Network Technical Assistance grant in the current cycle.

Grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 are granted to eligible entities.

Contact David Mitchell (david.mitchell1@maryland.gov) with any questions.

Click here for more detailed guidelines, and here to apply.

 

Grant Opportunity: Maryland State Art Council's Professional Development Opportunity Grant: Rolling

The MSAC’s Professional Development Opportunity Grant program encourages and supports relevant professional development opportunities for artists and arts organizations throughout Maryland.

The Professional Development Opportunity Grant assists artists and arts organizations to implement best practices by embracing growth, learning, and discovery for economic sustainability.

Applicants must be an eligible entity or individual who has identified a relevant and meaningful professional development opportunity.

The grant awards up to $2,000 to eligible artists and arts organizations.

Click here for detailed grant guidelines, and here to apply.

Call for Entry: LensCulture Deadline Ongoing

LensCulture is one of the most popular destinations on the web for people to discover important new contemporary photography. Our site attracts photography lovers from over 50 countries every day. A survey of online visitors defines the LensCulture audience as a tightly focused group: professional photographers, museum curators, gallery owners, international photo editors, publishers, educators, journalists, critics, art collectors, festival directors, and enthusiastic amateur photographers.

LensCulture is always eager to discover and feature great new photography, especially when it represents a solid body of work. We welcome all genres of photography, and various points of view: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, experimental, poetic, personal, abstract, human, and street photography. All you have to do is set up an account on their site to apply for a chance to be featured in publication.

Entry Fee: $35

No Deadline 

 

To submit, click here.

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: 410.204.1959
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