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.
 

Fellowships & Grants

Call for Applications: Touchstone Foundation for the Arts Fellowship: 4/10

The Fellowship for Emerging Artists is a project of the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts. Artists living in the DC capital region are eligible to apply if they have not been represented by a commercial gallery in the previous 10 years.

The Fellowship is awarded based on artistic merit and the ability of the fellow to benefit by association with the Touchstone Gallery.

Benefits: - TFA Fellows become full members of Touchstone Gallery for two years, culminating in a solo show at the end of this period.

- The expenses of membership and of the show are paid by the Foundation, a value of over $4500.00.

- Exhibition of at least one work in monthly group shows and least one work in any expanded All-Member Show.

- Bin space for storage of additional 2 pieces which are presented to potential buyers who show interest in a particular artist and up to five pieces in the canvas bins.

- Participation in other exhibition opportunities arranged by the gallery, i.e., exchange shows, off site shows, etc.

- Multiple images represented on gallery website & promotional notebook kept in the gallery

- Publicity in newspapers & online blogs.

- Vote on matters before the membership.

- After two years the Fellow may choose a member category and continue membership in their chosen category.

All applications must be submitted by email to touchstonefoundationdc@gmail.com or via Dropbox on or before the stipulated deadline above.  A small group of finalists will be asked to submit actual artwork and to be interviewed.

In May 2017, one or more applicants will be awarded a Touchstone Foundation Fellowship for 2017-2019, to begin in July 2017.

Deadline: April 10, 2017.

Instructions to apply

Call for Applications: Anne Arundel County Grant Funds: 4/15

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County operates an annual Community Arts Grant program for nonprofit cultural/arts organizations in the county to help achieve its goals. Three types of grants are awarded.

Qualified applicants may submit a total of three applications – one in each category -- during the course of the annual application process. New applicants may submit only two applications – one for a Founders Grant and one for a mini-grant.

Deadline: April 15, 2017

For more information regarding the eligibility of each grant, restrictions, and review criteria, please click here.

2017-18 Urban Arts Leadership Fellowship Program: 4/30

The Urban Arts Leadership Program (UALP) is a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA). Its purpose is to connect a talented and diverse pool of emerging leaders with arts organizations, arts service organizations, and art driven businesses that are committed to racial equity and inclusion.

UALP Fellows diversify and strengthen the leadership of arts organizations by connecting them to resources and professional development, with a particular focus on racial equity and inclusion. Fellows receive information, training, and develop new and expanded networks.

The UALP Fellowship process provides these defined components for the forward motion of each participating Fellow:

  • A four-month customized group capacity building intensive series
  • Racial equity and inclusion training
  • A matching process for placements within Partnership/Host organizations
  • A six-month project implementation period when Fellows are formally embedded within an arts or cultural organization
  • 2017/18 Fellowship stipend of $7,500

Deadline to apply: April 30, 2017

For more information and to submit for this opprotunity, click here

 

Call for artists: Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship: 5/4

The Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship is a nine-month program established to provide emerging artists with time and space to explore new ideas and ambitious projects in an environment of independent learning, study, and collaboration. The fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists who desire to develop projects (at any stage) that promote meaningful social impact, and for those who wish to follow the path of leadership in the field of socially-engaged art.

Halcyon Arts Lab accepts six national or international fellows and two DC-resident fellows in each year of the program.

Application deadline: May 4, 2017

Fellowship dates: October 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.

Fellows accepted into the program will have access to the following:

  • A dedicated studio to concentrate on independent learning and creative practice.
  • A competitive financial scholarship to support living and material costs
  • Nine months of offsite residential accommodation (eligible for non-DC residents only)
  • A curriculum of classes that provides skills training in negotiating, marketing, and fundraising
  • Mentorship and critique from an experienced arts professional in the Fellow’s field Workshops and lectures with a broad content of art topics in the public realm, from urban planning and policy, to design thinking and social justice.
  • Mentorship with DC high school students to provide guidance, instruction and inspiration to the next generation
  • Opportunities to collaborate with fellow artists, social entrepreneurs and our program partner organizations in Washington, DC.

For more information and to apply, visit the website.

Barbara Deming Memorial Fund: Ongoing

Barbara Deming Memorial Fund

We award small artist support grants ( $500 - $1500 ) to individual feminist women in the arts (citizens with primary residence in the U.S. and Canada)

We are interested in funding projects which you have begun or which are well underway, and for which you have substantial work to show. We request that the majority of your submitted materials be related to and part of this project.

Deadlines (you may apply in only one genre)

January 1 - January 31, 2017 for Nonfiction and Poetry

January 1 - January 31, 2018 for Visual Art, Fiction and Mixed Genre via Submittable.

Application Matierials

Our link to Submittable will go live and allow you to apply on January 1st for each annual application cycle. Below are the materials you will need to gather and write one you are ready to apply.

Writers: a 400-word project description, a budget (as attachment), a 100-word description explaining why you are applying to a feminist fund, a 2-page resume (as attachment), and up to 20 pages of writing.

Mixed Genre (graphic and visual art with text): all of the above and up to 20 pages of text & illustration in .jpg format

Visual Artists: a 400-word project description, a budget (as attachment), a 100-word description explaining why you are applying to a feminist fund, a 2-page resume (as attachment), and 4 work samples in .jpg format, labeled as to title, size, medium, date.

For more information please visit Barbara Deming Memorial Fund's website.

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Denbo Fellowship: Ongoing

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center's Denbo Fellowship is designed to offer artists, from a range of artistic disciplines, an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice, and provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work.

Selected artists will receive:
 Up to one month of access to the printshop, paper studio and/or bindery
• Key to studios and 24 hour access
 Ten hours of one-on-one technical assistance or one workshop
Storage space and flat file for tools and materials
 Use of standard shop supplies $500 stipend to be used for travel, housing, materials, etc.

Eligibility: Each applicants will be judged on the artistic merit of his/her work, interest and potential in printmaking, paper arts and book arts (or combination thereof), as well as the quality and clarity of his/her plan for the residency. Although previous experience in a PAAC discipline may be helpful to a successful applicant, such experience is not necessary or expected. Artists are also asked to give a brief gallery talk about their work during their residency.

Residency Length: Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 1 month (specify amount of time in application)

Selection Process: A panel of professionals including artists, curators, and arts administrators will jury each round of applications.

Apply here or contact (301)-608-9101 for more information about deadlines.

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