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.

Regional Opportunities

Call for Applications: Young Audiences Teaching Artist: 11/27

Young Audiences is offering paid positions for artists to train as Teaching Artists and use their art in the classroom setting at the Summer Arts & Learning Academy, July 9-August 10. (Training will be between January and April, 2018). At the Academy, artists will team with academic teachers to work in the mornings with Baltimore City children on art and arts-integrated literacy and math, and then will lead art experiences in the afternoon.

Deadline: November 27, 2017.  

For more infromation, click here.  

Call for Curators: Kunstraum LLC 2018 Exhibition Program: 11/30

KUNSTRAUM LLC is calling for submissions for their 2018 Exhibition Program.

For consideration, submit 250 word proposal that details your concept. Also submit 10-20 jpeg images and links to websites and videos. Preference will be given to proposals featuring a majority of local artists. The deadline for proposals is November 30th, 2017, by midnight. Our team will give notice on the selected proposal by December 15th, 2017.

The gallery space is a 250 sq. ft. area inside a 1,000 ft. co-working loft, with an additional co-working loft. Each are located at 20 Grand Ave, a beautifully renovated factory building in Clinton Hill/Navy Yard neighborhood of Brooklyn. The exhibition term is for four to six weeks. Kunstraum LLC will provide assistance in administration, press, and sales. Curators receive 25% commission on sales. There is no production budget or payment of shipping expenses.

For more information, click here.

To apply, click here.

DEADLINE: November 30th, 2017, midnight

Call for Entries: Gallery Artist Membership Jurying: Ongoing

The Hamilton Gallery is a cooperative gallery, artist operated, with monthly shows featuring the works of members as well as a monthly guest artist exhibition. The Hamilton Gallery exhibits and supports fine art and fine crafts. The gallery maintains an active membership of a number of local artists, and screens for new members at monthly gallery meetings. We are looking for both artists with a developed body of work, and emerging artists seeking to foster their artistic practice and to begin their careers. Hamilton Gallery artist members enjoy the right to guide gallery policies and control their own exhibitions.

Deadline: Ongoing

More information here. 

Contact Bridget Sullivan at bridget@hamiltonarts.org to arrange to drop off application materials. 

Call for Entry: Guest Artist Exhibition: 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

More information here. 

Mail application to:

Hamilton Arts Collective

ATTN: Call for Entry – guest artist exhibition

5502 Harford Road

Baltimore, MD 21214

Call for Art: Slowart Productions Emerging Artists 2018: 11/30

Slowart is looking for applications for the 26th annual competition for exhibition at the Limner Gallery. This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists. The exhibition will be held in March 1 - 24, 2018 at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2017

For more information, click here or contact slowart@aol.com

Call for Submissions: Container: 11/30

Container, a small press dedicated to publishing text objects and artist's books, invites submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction for its second Open Container reading period. Have a set of poems you’d like to see published as a map? A short story collection that begs to be presented in a recipe card box? A series of essays you dream of being printed on balloons? Submit your work and a creative pitch describing how you envision it being brought to life as a text object or artist book. Selected pieces are published in limited run editions, produced by Container in consultation with the author.

DEADLINE: November 30

TO APPLY: Click here

QUESTIONS? Contact Jenni B. Baker at jenni.baker@acontainer.co.

Call for Artists: Solo Exhibition at Dacia Gallery: 12/1

Dacia Gallery invites emerging artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to have a Solo Exhibition at Dacia Gallery in NYC. We are actively searching for new talented artists in all media and styles to work with, exhibit and represent. If you are looking for gallery representation and to have a Solo Exhibition in New York City, submit your art that we may discover your compelling work and present it to the public, gallery directors, curators and collectors. The gallery will advertise and promote the selected artist for the exhibition and host a formal Opening Reception for the exhibition, including an Artist Talk during the reception. 

For more information and to apply, click here. 

DEADLINE: Friday, December 1, 2017

Call for Art: Big Fun Art: 12/11

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center is accepting entries to BIG FUN ART! Bright colors, bold scales, and a playful spirit are just what we need to distract us from the worries of the day. Inspired by the likes of Yayoi Kusama, and the recent addition to Annmarie Sculpture Garden of a work by Taiwanese artist, Hung Yi, BIG FUN ART! seeks to capture a jovial and exuberant spirit. There may be a profound subtext, but on the surface the jury is looking for works that possess a boldness in color, an exaggeration in scale, abundance in repetition, dynamic in pattern, or playful in subject. All media welcome; small to large-scale works sought; indoor and outdoor works to be included; cash awards.

DEADLINE: December 11, 2017

For more information and to apply, click here

Call for Applications: VISARTS EMERGING CURATOR: 12/15

The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2018 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools, templates, technological enhancements and funding strategies to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange and audience engagement. VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with an exhibition budget of $10,000. 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 2018.

Deadline: December 15, 2017 

For more information, click here

Call for Artists: Baker Artist Awards: 12/21

The Baker Artist Awards provides critical recognition and resources to support artists’ projects, their lives, and well-being, all while living in the Baltimore area. Artists may submit portfolios for the chance to win. Awards will include $10,000 for an artist in each of the six disciplines. One of these artists will then be selected to receive an additional $30,000 prize

Deadline: December 21, 2017

For more information, click here.

Call for Artists: Hamilton Arts Collective Guest Artist Exhibition: 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.

For more information, click here

Call for Applications: Photo Lab Technician: Ongoing

Full Circle Fine Art Services is currently searching for a Photo Lab Technician to join our team! Responsibilities include processing color negative (C41) and black & white film using machine and small tank procedures. The technician is responsible for all roll film related scanning, corrections and delivery of finished orders to the client. Additionally, the Photo Lab Technician is responsible for maintaining the RA-4 processor, the color darkrooms, as well as the B&W darkrooms. This position requires exceptional attention to detail and a high level of organization. The candidate must not be daunted by repetitive action. This position is permanent and requires approximately 25 hours per week (Monday / Wednesday / Friday hours required). Some Saturday hours may be required.

This position is paid hourly and the starting wage is based on previous professional experience. The new hire will be trained and with periodic performance reviews, be compensated accordingly. Required Experience: 1-3 years work experience in film processing and/ or photo lab maintenance Knowledge of chemical safety Scanning Color Correction Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge Principles of Photography Respect for the medium of film Additional Qualifications: Confident and adept knowledge of film processing techniques. Candidate must be highly motivated and self organized, takes direction well and works well in a group environment and is collaborative in nature. Must be friendly and capable of dealing with customers from time to time. Commitment to excellence. Flexible in responsibilities. Extremely rigorous and methodical. A background or degree in photography is very helpful.

Please apply by emailing a CV & letter of interest in the form of a PDF to info@fullcirclephoto.com. Include “Photo Lab Technician” in the subject line.

Call for Proposals: Baltimore Monumental Sites: Ongoing

The removal of Baltimore’s Confederate monuments has captured the attention of the public and inspired artists and others to propose ideas for what might happen next at the four sites left behind. In response, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts has created an online portal, “Monumental Sites,” to serve as a central repository for the public’s suggestions and ideas. Creative Ideas and Responses may take into account the past, present, and future events of the monument locations, and the presence and narrative of the monuments relationship to the City.

Please provide a written description of your idea related to the pedestal or monument site. Your description should describe what you are proposing, it’s placement and how it will be installed on-site. Your text must be no more than 500 words. Drawings or site plans are encouraged but not required.

For more information, click here or email rpatterson@promotionandarts.org.

To submit a proposal, click here.

Call for Artists: ARTiculAtion: 12/31

After two successful biennial editions with the participation of hundreds of visual artists, performers and curators from all over the world, ARTiculAction is celebrating its twelve years long activity launching its 2017 biennial edition, that will once again explore new tendencies and trends in Contemporary Art.

They are seeking artists to be featured in the next issue of their art publication, that comes to its 12th edition. ARTiculAction offers a unique opportunity to be published in their special issue, as well as online on several web platforms and social media. The mission of ARTiculAction is to promote artists and connect them with curators and gallerists as well as with the larger artists' community and art lovers. This is accomplished by artist profiling, art magazine publication with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations via various media.


QUESTIONS? Contact our board at biennial.articulaction@post.com

There are no entry fees.

Call for Artists Revisioning the Flip Doll: Exploring Our Connections at Artist & Makers Studios: 1/2

For this show, Artists and Makers Studios are inviting artists from the DC community and beyond to submit their own Flip dolls for display in this exhibit! 

Flip or “Topsy-turvy” dolls are two-sided dolls connected at the waist, and separated by a skirt. The skirt flips over to cover one side when the other side is revealed. The original flip dolls were black/white dolls made by slaves in the south during the Civil War era. In the words of flip doll artist Terri Dowell Dennis, they could be seen as “racist relic of the past.” In spite of their origin, many of these dolls were well loved by their owners and makers, who responded to the soft cloth bodies and enjoyed using the dolls for storytelling. In this exhibit Artist and Makers Studios would like to “revision” the flip doll as a way to show the commonalities within differences, and as a way of exploring the ways in which we are all united. The challenge is to make a flip doll out of any materials you choose.

For more information and to apply, click here. 

DEADLINE: January 2nd, 2018

Call for Entries: Drone Cinema Film Festival: 1/7

The New York City Drone Film Festival is the world’s first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinematography. The Festival provides a platform for aerial filmmakers to showcase their work (shot anywhere in the world), emphasizing innovative flight technique, aesthetic beauty, and more.

 Drone Cinema Film Festival, a non-competitive curated film festival, seeks entries for the fourth edition of the festival to take place in 2018. We seek independent, unique and compelling work in film, experimental video and animation. All interested filmmakers and sound/media artists are encouraged to submit work for consideration. This Year's Theme: “LUNAR - SILVER.” Any all all aspects of the material/lunar concepts are offered: colors, metaphors, or any other significance the moon and silver can conjure. Please keep in mind that this theme is to be used as the of basis for a visual representation of a sonic musical drone which is explained below. All films submitted must adhere to this theme or will not be considered.

For more information and to apply, click here. 

DEADLINE: January 7th, 2018

Open Call: Next Generation of Artists: Expose Art Magazine: Ongoing

This open call is available for current art students and recent graduates, Ordinarily, application fees are used to underwrite the costs of the in-print print publication of Expose Art Magazine as well as other promotional and informational materials. We are thankful for our donors and sponsors, through their support of Expose Art Magazine, are able to waive the publication fee ($200-$350).

All media is accepted.

Selected artists will be notified by February 14 for the issue being published by March.

More information and submission details can be found here.

Call for Applications: The Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship: 1/15

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) is pleased to announce an important fellowship opportunity. The Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship (est. 2016) is open to applicants working in all genres (writers, visual artists, and composers) and consists of a fully-funded two-week residency at VCCA during the Summer 2018 scheduling period (June through September). This fellowship includes a private room, all meals, and an individual work studio. Eligible applicants must self-identify as LGBTQ.

Deadline: January 15, 2018 

For more information and to apply, click here

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

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

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



Volunteers Wanted: HAMILTON ARTS COLLECTIVE: Ongoing

Hamilton Arts Collective is looking for motivated folks who would like to volunteer 10 to 15 hours a month to help keep the HAC moving through the coming months. See how things are run first-hand, munch on some complimentary concessions, and see any show you help with for free.

Please contact through email at s-b-t@hushmail.com if you are interested.

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County is seeking volunteers: Ongoing

Volunteers needed to help conduct audience surveys for the County's Arts and Humanities Economic Impact Study. Volunteers must be willing to attend a short training session and to attend live arts events in Montgomery County. For more information, please e-mail grants@creativemoco.com.

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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.

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