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: 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 Proposals: Smack Mellon: 1/16

Smack Mellon is interested in proposals that consider the unusual architecture of the gallery space and highly encourages site-specific projects. These proposals can be considered for any show at Smack Mellon. We accept applications for Site-Specific Projects twice a year--in the summer and the winter. The next deadline to submit a proposal is July 18, 2018, and the following will be January 16, 2019. We will respond to each group of new applicants by the end of August and the end of February respectively. We are currently reviewing submissions for 2020 or later.

Smack Mellon's Exhibition Program is at the center of the organization. Designed to advance public interest in the visual arts, the program focuses on providing opportunities for artists to create site-specific works that creatively respond to our space, and work that explores innovative uses of both new technologies and traditional materials. The gallery space provides for large, ambitious shows that allow our artists ample room to explore and present their work. Exhibiting artists also have unlimited access to Smack Mellon’s in-house media equipment. On average, Smack Mellon produces five exhibitions a year showcasing the work of more than 50 artists for 20,000 visitors. We also produce on average one exhibit per year by an emerging guest curator. The gallery, which is free to the public, is open five days a week.

Summer deadline: July 18th, 2018

Winter deadline: January 16th, 2019

For more information, click here

Call for Submissions: Baltimore Screenwriters Competition: 1/30

The Baltimore Film Office at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is now accepting entries for the 14th annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition. Applicants can submit screenplays in the feature or shorts categories. The top entries in both categories win cash prizes, and feature winners also receive all access passes to the 2019 Maryland Film Festival and passes to local movie theaters.

Deadline: January 30, 2019 by 5pm.

For more infromation, click here.

#VisitQAC Photo Contest: 1/31

The Queen Anne’s County Office of Tourism is hosting a photo contest that showcases reasons why people love living, working, and playing in Queen Anne’s County. By Submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that material becomes the property of QAC. The contest is open to any photographers who are 18 years or older. Contestants younger than 18, must have parental consent.

The following categories are drawn from special interest to the Queen Anne’s County Department of Economic & Tourism Development. All photos must have been photographed within Queen Anne’s County, Maryland.

  1. Nature/ Landscapes: Animals, plants and landscapes; geological or climatological features.
  2. History & Heritage: Local Queen Anne’s County towns, historical sites, people, festivals, activities.
  3. Sunsets
  4. Holidays
  5. Aerials
  6. Living & Working on the Water
  7. Live Like a Local ( People) Iconic Queen Anne’s County Experiences: capture the feeling of life and leisure in Queen Anne’s County (Individuals from all walks of life living and enjoying life)
  8. Outdoor Recreation
  9. Culinary Experiences - showcase the abundance of amazing seafood, agriculture and dining experiences in Queen Anne’s County

To be eligible for any category, a photograph must have been shot by the entrant since January 1, 2017 within Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. 

Deadline: January 31, 2019

For more information and to enter, click here.

Crisfield Arts and Entertainment District Logo Contest: 1/31

The Crisfield Arts and Entertainment District (CAED) Project are happy to announce that the Maryland State Arts Council has approved a $2,500 Technical Assistance grant towards two billboards to be placed on Route 13, one on the northbound side of the road and one on the southbound side, to direct visitors to the newly designated Crisfield Arts & Entertainment (A & E) District. The Crisfield Arts and Entertainment District (CAED) Project, a non-profit founded to assist with the fundraising & management of the A & E will provide the matching funds for this grant. This grant allows the billboards to be in place from March through June of 2019.

The CAED Project is partnering with other Crisfield organizations to develop a marketing plan with BEACON, The Business Economic and Community Outreach Network, of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University, to ensure that the maximum value is received for all marketing funds. A competition will take place for a new logo for the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District. This logo will be included in the new billboards to be placed on Route 13.

The artist of the chosen logo will be awarded $500. Logos should also reflect the heritage of Crisfield. Entries must be accompanied by an entry form and waiver, available at Crisfieldarts.org.

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Entries should be submitted to arts@crisfieldcityhall.com and must be at least one foot by one foot with a 600 dpi resolution.

For more information on the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District, visit crisfieldarts.org.

Call to Artists: MISPRINTS Exhibition: 2/1

The Pyramid Atlantic Art Center presents MISPRINTS Exhibition. It will be a contemporary art exhibition that celebrates the unique outcomes of a printer’s mistake on the 100th anniversary of the first airmail flight and the infamous “Inverted Jenny” stamp.” For stamp collectors, the mistakes are what make a stamp more valuable. For artists, mistakes can also be valuable—leading to new discoveries. This exhibition will lean into the positive outcome of the mistake.

This exhibition is funded in part by a grant from Anacostia Trails Heritage Area.

JUROR: Gretchen Schermerhorn, Artistic Director, Pyramid Atlantic

EXHIBITION DATES: March 8-April 19, 2019

ELIGIBILITY: Artists working in all print media are invited to apply. All work submitted must be available for sale.

SALES: The sales split will be 60/40, artists’ favor.

NOTIFICATION: All applicants will be notified via email on February 1. Accepted artists will be given drop off and shipping instructions at this time.

Founded in 1981, Pyramid Atlantic is a nonprofit contemporary art center fostering the creative disciplines of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts within a collaborative community. We equip, educate, and exhibit in our historic Hyattsville home. Our vision is to create an artistic hub in Hyattsville that inspires and enables local, national, and international artists to create and innovate in our core disciplines; elevates the local arts and small business scene; and enhances the quality of life for artists and neighbors. We value artistic excellence, infrastructure for artists, hands-on experiences, and collaboration.

Deadline: February 1, 2019.

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: The Alper Initiative for Washington Art: 2/1

During the Summer of 2019, the The Alper Initiative for Washington Art will present a group show of DMV printmakers organized by local curator and printmaker, Matthew McLaughlin. In order to be considered, you must submit a short bio, 200-300 word artist statement and up to 10 images (300 dpi preferred) along with image checklist. The exhibition will focus on works utilizing printmaking techniques; such as, but not limited to, relief, intaglio, lithography, screen print, and monotype. Strictly photographic or digital work will not be accepted, but works that utilize a printmaking process as a process step will be considered.

Deadline: February 1, 2019

For more information, click here.

Call for Entry: SPARK: 2/15

The SPARK Microgrant is an annual, unrestricted award opportunity for emerging Chicago-based visual artists who identify as ALAANA (Asian, Latinx, Arab, African diaspora, or Native), an artist with a disability, or as a self-taught or informally trained artist who is striving to make their art practice a primary vocation.

This program offers 15, unrestricted awards of $2000 each to recognize exceptional emerging artists working in Chicago and to support the advancement of their artistic careers while acknowledging them as a vital part of the city’s arts ecosystem.

Deadline: February 15, 2019

For more information, click here. 

Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship and Heritage Awards: 2/15

Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, is currently accepting applications for Apprenticeship Awards and nominations for Heritage Awards. 

The Apprenticeship Award supports up to one year of study in folklife or living cultural traditions. During the study period, a master folklife practitioner passes down her or his knowledge to an apprentice in an effort to support the vitality of folklife in Maryland. Apprenticeships may focus on performance-based forms of folklife, such as storytelling, music, or dance; tangible forms of folklife, such as craft, costume, or food; or occupational forms of folklife, such as those found in maritime, agricultural, or architectural traditions.

The Heritage Awards recognize outstanding stewardship of Maryland folklife. Through a public nomination process, three awards are given each year in the categories of Person, Place, and Tradition. Awardees will be recognized in a public ceremony hosted in conjunction with the Maryland Arts Summit in June 2019.

Applications and nominations are open until February 15, 2019. 

For more information, contact an MSAC staff member using the information in the Apprenticeship Award application or Heritage Award nomination.

To access these documents, click here. Look for information on the next round of Maryland Traditions Project Grant applications in the coming weeks.

Call for Proposals: Maryland Arts Summit: 2/15

The Maryland Arts Summit will be presented by and for the Maryland arts sector. We welcome artists, arts administrators, arts advocates and teaching artists, and other interested parties to consider leading a session, presenting their work, and sharing their stories with the community.

Accepted presenters will be offered free Summit registration and an honorarium. Pending acceptance, presenters will be expected to attend an Orientation Meeting for the Summit (in-person or conference call) in mid-April, and submit their space requirements as well as max attendance. Submitted Call for Proposals will be reviewed by the Summit Committee, comprised of Staff and Board members of the presenting organizations as well as community members and key stakeholders. 

Assessment Criteria includes (1) Alignment of session with Summit topic(s); and (2) Experience of presenter with selected conference topic(s).

Deadline for Proposals: February 15, 2019 at 5PM. 

You will be notified of the status of your proposal by March 15, 2019. 

For more information, click here or visit the Maryland Citizens for the Arts website.

 

Call to Artists: Columbia Festival Fine Arts & Crafts Show 3/4

Our juried, Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show is currently seeking artisans with original work, representing a breadth of media including functional and wearable art to participate in this June 14-16, 2019, free outdoor weekend. DON'T MISS this opportunity to showcase your original artwork. 

To be considered for entry you will need to submit a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 images, only the first 5 submissions will be considered. Images should be emailed to arts-crafts@columbiafestival.com in a digital format (JPEG preferred) and must be clearly labeled with your name and artwork name. 

Deadline to apply: March 4, 2019 

For more info, click here.

Baltimore Snapshot Submissions: Ongoing

It can be difficult for artists to get exposure and Baltimore Snapshot, a photo series by Baltimore-based Photographer Nick Hanyok, is trying to change that. Each month, beginning in January 2018, Nick Hanyok will highlight an artist, giving a brief bio and a few examples of their work.

The photographer hopes to show how these Baltimore artists get inspired, the challenges they have overcome and the accomplishments they’ve achieved. “I want other artists to see these snapshots and realize, it may be tough, but that is no reason to give up on their dream. My hope is that any artistic mind sees these snapshots and it motivates them to keep creating!”

The secondary goal of Baltimore Snapshot is to help facilitate the changing image of Charm City. Baltimore is home to a vibrant arts scene made up of so many friendly and creative people, it’s alive with amazing talent in so many different forms. Yet, that’s not what you hear when people talk about Baltimore. It’s time to change that!

These two ideas are the foundations of Baltimore Snapshot: To give local artists a platform while showing the world that Baltimore is home to creative and friendly people. In addition to telling the artist’s story through the Snapshot, the photographer will provide the artist with various headshots, a featured artist directed shoot to help promote themselves and fully edited images for the artist to use how they wish. Each month Nick Hanyok Imaging will run paid ads on Facebook/Instagram to reach a larger audience and bring viewers to the Baltimore Snapshot.

“This ongoing photography project is my way of highlighting and helping Baltimore’s creative landscape and the charming city they live in”, Nick Hanyok.

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: Boston Printmakers 2019 North American Print Biennial: 3/15

The Boston Printmakers, Presenting the best in contemporary and traditional printmaking, the North American Print Biennial has long been recognized as one of the most prestigious events in printmaking. Founded in 1947, the mission of the Boston Printmakers is to promote public knowledge of printmaking, encourage and support artists working in printmaking, and promote excellence and innovation within the field of printmaking.

Prizes Over $10,000 is available in juror-designated purchase prizes and materials awards. The Boston Printmakers’ purchase prizes are placed into permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA; and the Boston Printmakers Collection at the Boston Public Library. Additionally, this show generates a large number of sales through patron and public purchases.

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Application Fee: $30 for members of Then Boston Printmakers, $40 for non-members

For more information, click here.

Delaplaine Arts Center National Juried Exhibit: 3/28

The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 South Carroll St, Frederick, Maryland, announces the 2019 National Juried Exhibit. All media are eligible, including but not limited to painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, drawing, and sculpture.

Exhibit dates: May 4 - June 16, 2019

Awards: First place $1,000; Second Place $500; Third Place $250; HM $125

About the juror: Sandy Guttman is Curatorial Assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. She has worked with Aspect / Ratio Projects, Bodies of Work, and Gallery 400. She is a founding editor of the arts and culture publication FWD: Museums.

Fee: $35 per artist for up to three (3) images ($25 if artist is a current member of the Delaplaine). 

Number of Pieces: Artists may submit up to 3 pieces (in JPEG format) for consideration. One digital image of each entire piece is required; for three-dimensional works up to two detail images per piece are allowed (with a maximum of 9 images per proposal). 

Deadline: Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Entry Instructions: Visit http://delaplaine.org/exhibits/nje-2019/ to access our online call. 

 

Call for Artists: National Folk Festival Marketplace: 4/1

The 79th National Folk Festival in Salisbury, MD is currently accepting applications for the Festival Marketplace. The Festival Marketplace will exclusively feature the juried, handmade creations of the finest artists and craftspeople from the State of Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula. It will include both deeply traditional crafts and more contemporary artistic expressions. Only 30 - 40 vendors will be chosen to participate.

Please read the guidelines before applying - they answer almost every question a vendor might have. 

Deadline: April 1, 2019

For National Folk Festival Marketplace info click here.

For the Direct link to the application, click here

Direct link to guidelines, click here.

Call to Artists: General Exhibit: Ongoing

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) manages two galleries at the Howard County Center for the Arts with over 21,000 square feet of exhibit space. The HCAC gallery program was established to enhance the public's appreciation of the visual arts, provide a venue to exhibit the work of local, regional, and national artists in a professional space, and provide leadership in the arts by presenting a broad spectrum of arts in all media from both emerging and established artists.

HCAC presents 11-12 exhibits per year of national, regional, and local artists, including two-person, small and large group, juried, curated, and community shows. HCAC rarely exhibits solo shows.

Artists ages 18 and older working in all media and styles are encouraged to apply, including time-based and installation artists. Exhibited work must fit through a doorway measuring 54” x 80” and be able to be installed appropriately in the Arts Council gallery.

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, click here.

 

Call to Artists: Hotel Indigo: Rolling

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis.

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD. MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions. For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.

General Guidelines & Information

  • Artist agrees that Maryland Art Place/Hotel Indigo may use images of the artwork for press and promotional purposes related to IMPACT.
  • All works must be no larger than 60 X 60
  • MAP only accepts 2-d works - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • You may apply as an individual artist, or for an artist group on your behalf
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

Benefits to the artist: The selected artist(s) will benefit in the following ways:

  • Exhibition opening reception at Hotel Indigo

Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:

  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP’s website and social media platforms
  • Exhibition postcards

For more information on how to apply and to download the full prospectus, click here. Questions? Email naomi@mdartplace.org.

 

The Howard County Arts Council: Ongoing

Submit to the General Exhibit application today! Artists, ages 18 and older, working in all media and styles including time-based and installation artists, are encouraged to apply either individually or as a group.  Proposals from curators and arts organizations are welcomed.

General exhibition applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. The deadlines for submitting materials are January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1.

For more information, click here

Vox Populi Call for Performance Proposals: ONGOING

Vox Populi is now accepting proposals for performance work on a rolling basis. Performances will take place in our lobby area during select First Friday receptions.

Proposals may take a multitude of forms: experimental music or dance, workshops, discussions, performance art or alternative temporary exhibitions.

Vox Populi is interested in artists, curators, and performers who work in experimental media or employ alternative methodologies in their work, and invites applicants to take advantage of the open ended nature of this call.

Proposals should outline the planned work accurately but succinctly and include images, video or audio files if necessary. Proposals are considered on an as-needed basis and may not receive a timely response. Please wait one year before reapplying with the same work. Performers will receive a $100 honorarium for their work.

Email submissions and any questions to exhibitions@voxpopuligallery.org with the subject line “First Friday Performance” No phone calls please!

To view the call for entry, 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.

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.

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Phone: 410.962.8565
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org