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.
 

County Arts Agencies

Call for Photographs: National Juried Photography Exhibition: 10/8

The National Juried Photography Exhibition is held biennially in November at the Delaplaine as part of FOCUS, our month-long celebration of photography. Artists residing within the U.S. are invited to enter up to three (3) photographs for consideration. The entry fee is $35 per artist ($25 if the artist is a current member of the Delaplaine). All photographs, black & white, color, non-silver, computer-manipulated, digital, or pinhole are eligible.

Important Dates

Deadline for Entries: Saturday, October 8, 2022 by 11:59 pm

Notification of Acceptance into the Exhibition: Sunday, October 16, 2022 by 5 pm

Exhibition Dates:  November 5 – 27, 2022

Awards

First – $1,000

Second – $500

Third – $250

Honorable Mention – $125

MEET THE JUROR: Hannah Altman is a Jewish-American artist from New Jersey. She has exhibited recently with the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Blue Sky Gallery, Filter Photo, and Athens Photo Festival. Her work has been featured in publications such as Vanity Fair, Carnegie Museum of Art Storyboard, Huffington Post, and British Journal of Photography. She received the 2022 Hellerau Photography Award first prize in portraits, and the 2021 LensCulture Critics’ Choice Award.

Click here to submit.

Call for Emerging Curators: VisArts Gallery: 11/25

VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition at VisArts in the Kaplan Gallery in the fall of 2023.

Deadline: November 25, 2022, Midnight

The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator or artist with an interest in exhibition-making or curating to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. To develop expanded education programming and enhanced visitor experiences, the 2023 Emerging Curator and the 2023 Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange, and audience engagement.

VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with $10,000 budget to cover exhibition costs and curatorial fees. Additional funding and staff support for printing, promotions, and execution of exhibition programming is available. The program is one year and will begin in January 2023.

International applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. VisArts is unable to provide or assist with visas.

The selection panel includes the VisArts Galleries Director & Curator, Galleries Committee, Artist Advisory Council, and the 2023 Mentoring Curator.

VisArts is a nonprofit arts center in Rockville, Maryland. We’re the largest visual arts organization in the area and an active, significant presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. Our contemporary art galleries, artist studios, and 355 POD Space Gallery are located in Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary art in our five galleries, along with related programs and events. We also offer Emerging Curator and Studio Artist Programs along with art classes and VisAbility Art Lab, our supported studio for adult emerging artists with disabilities.

2023 Mentoring Curator: Dr. Fahamu Pecou

Dr. Fahamu Pecou received his BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 1997 and his PhD from Emory University in 2018. Dr. Pecou exhibits his art worldwide and lectures and speaks at colleges and universities.

As an educator, Dr. Pecou has developed(ad)Vantage Point, a narrative-based arts curriculum focused on Black male youth. Dr. Pecou is also the founding director of the African Diaspora Art Museum of Atlanta (ADAMA).

Pecou's work is featured in noted private and public national and international collections, including the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Art and Culture, Société Generale (Paris), the Nasher Museum at Duke University, The High Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Seattle Art Museum, the Paul R. Jones Collection, ROC Nation, Clark Atlanta University Art Collection, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia.

In 2020, Pecou was one of six artists selected for Emory University's groundbreaking Arts & Social Justice Fellowship. Additionally, Pecou was the Georgia awardee for the 2020 South Arts Prize. In 2017, he was the subject of a retrospective exhibition, "Miroirs de l'Homme", in Paris, France. A recipient of the 2016 Joan Mitchell Foundation’s "Painters and Sculptors" Award, his work also appears in several films and television shows, including HBO's Between the World and Me, Blackish, and The Chi. Pecou's work has also been featured in numerous publications, including Atlanta Magazine, Hanif Abdurraqib's poetry collection, A Fortune for Your Disaster, and the award-winning collection of short stories by Rion Amilcar Scott, The World Doesn't Require You.

Curatorial Collaboration

During the yearlong program, the curatorial team (mentoring curator and emerging curator) will:

Conduct curatorial research

Develop a cohesive and compelling exhibition proposal

Develop writing skills for catalogs and other printed and online materials

Develop budgets for executing exhibitions and exhibition programming

Communicate with artists and lending institutions, developing contracts and loan information

Research and develop a plan for incorporating technology upgrades to gallery programming through website enhancements, use of tablets and apps, and production of video and audio materials

Design and implement educational exhibition programming and outreach activities that engage artists, curators, and public audience of all ages

Develop sponsorship/fundraising initiatives to support the exhibition programming (if needed)

Oversee exhibition design and installation

Develop marketing and public relations materials in support of the exhibition, such as press releases, website + social media content, and print media

The VisArts Emerging Curator Program provides emerging curators with practical, hands-on experience at a community arts organization. It’s designed to support diverse exhibitions presenting a broad spectrum of ideas and curatorial approaches. In addition, it enhances the VisArts exhibition experience by developing educational opportunities, public programming, and opportunities for community engagement through expanded use of interactive interpretive media.

Application

Applicants don’t need to have a fully realized curatorial proposal, but we’re interested in getting a sense of your interests, tastes, and sensibilities. The formal proposal will be developed with the support and guidance of the 2023 Mentoring Curator and the Galleries Department.

Click here to apply.

Call For Artists: Baroque Blue Art Residency 2023: 4/5

“A sensory journey in the past and return to future”

With this project Primo Piano LivinGallery, is investigating various fields of exploration, which conceive exhibition and creative planning as a device capable of triggering short circuits, involving communities and artists, activating virtuous relationships between disciplines and knowledge. The art project philosophy engaging in loose reflections ranging from a symbiotic human being-nature relationship to the respect for biodiversity, to the concept of travel as an experience and union of styles, cultures, tradition and visions.

Primo Piano Art Residency constitute an alternative educational program for independent artists to work in a community of peers who share a unique and rich in history environment. Our goal is to provide artists with a variety of stimulating experiences with which they can conceive new projects or deepen established creative practices.

Curator: Dores Sacquegna

Prize:

Recognition Certificate signed by curator and Primo Piano’s Scientific Committee.

Location Information:

Santa Caterina di Nardò, it is an Ionian seaside place in the province of Lecce.  The coast is jagged with stretches of rock and sand. The sea is blue flag in the Southern of Italy. Each day artists will work in a different landscape and they will have enough time to get involved with each scenario.  Beaches, pine forests, rocks, towers, ancient hypogea and sunsets over the sea, offer moments to relax, to meditate and experience a deep contact with yourself. Past and future will be mixed as pigments of a visionary picture to drawing every day. The experience program includes: accomodation in villas, days of site-specific work, excursions with guided tours, workshops and much more. Furthermore, the on-site participation of our curator Dores Sacquegna, is foreseen, who will follow the artists during the working phases and beyond, with individual feedback and round tables with the other artists.

Dates:

Deadline: April 5, 2023

Time Periods: From July 14, 2023 to July 26, 2023 | From August 26, 2023 to September 08, 2023

Extra Information:

Please contact primopianorecidency@gmail.com or primopianoexhibition01@gmail.com for information about applying.

You can visit this page for more information, or read their FAQ page.

Call for Applicants: Allegany Arts Council Creative Placemaking Grants: Ongoing

As one of 24 County arts agencies established by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Allegany Arts Council receives annually more than one-third of its operating budget through the County Arts Development program. This funding provides operational and programmatic support to the organization, allowing it to meet its strategic objectives.
 
As a Community Arts Development funding recipient, County arts agencies are expected to serve as funders in their own communities, supporting a broad range of creative endeavors. Annually, the Arts Council provides a portion of its funding to Arts in Education initiatives, and operates two grant funding programs.
 
In 2020, the Arts Council funded more than $45,000 in general operation grants, creative placemaking grants, and individual artist relief grants.
 
Creative Placemaking projects help transform communities into beautiful and resilient places with the arts at their core. Creative placemaking projects are intended to enhance the quality of life for community residents, encourage artistic community development, and create a sense of place. Individuals, arts-based organizations, artists or collaborators may apply. Applicants are eligible to apply for a maximum of $5,000 annually and must provide a final grant report at the conclusion of the grant period.
 
Applicants interested in the creative placemaking program should contact the Arts Council prior to submission as it may be possible to apply for companion public art funding to support the project.
 
For more information and to apply, click here.

Call for Applicants: Allegany County General Operating Grants: Ongoing

As one of 24 County arts agencies established by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Allegany Arts Council receives annually more than one-third of its operating budget through the County Arts Development program. This funding provides operational and programmatic support to the organization, allowing it to meet its strategic objectives.

As a Community Arts Development funding recipient, County arts agencies are expected to serve as funders in their own communities, supporting a broad range of creative endeavors. Annually, the Arts Council provides a portion of its funding to Arts in Education initiatives, and operates two grant funding programs.

In 2020, the Arts Council funded more than $45,000 in general operation grants, creative placemaking grants, and individual artist relief grants.

General Operating Grants support the daily operations of arts agencies, and are intended to fill critical funding gaps which often limit arts organizations in paying professional staff, managing facilities or in pursuing capital improvements. Organizations are eligible to apply for a maximum of $3,500 annually and must provide a final grant report at the conclusion of the grant period.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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