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

Celeste Prize 2017: 6/30

The Celeste Prize is an international art prize which rewards the work of emerging and mid-career artists, builds careers and brings recognition by art curators and gallerists. Submitted artwork is reveiwed by jury curators and Fato? Üstek, chief-juror of the prize and acclaimed curator of London's Art Night.

PRIZES: € 23,000 cash prizes + 12 group shows with partner art galleries. 53 artists will be selected for the final exhibition at Bargehouse, OXO Tower, London, 6 - 8 October 2017 during London Frieze week. 

ENTRY FEE: € 50 for a single work, € 90 for a project (up to 10 works), € 30 for a single Super-Young work (under 26 years of age)

DEADLINE: June 30th, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION, click here. Questions? Contact info@celesteprize.com.

Programming Grant: Free Fall Baltimore: 7/14

Free Fall Baltimore is back for 2017, filling the month of October, National Arts and Humanities Month, with a rich variety of cultural and arts experiences, all for free. From October 1-31, 2017, Baltimore’s residents and visitors are encouraged to participate in hands-on workshops, art exhibitions, dance and theatre performances, musical adventures, lectures, tours, special events and more at no cost.

In preparation for Free Fall Baltimore, The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts encourages arts and cultural organizations in Baltimore to participate by offering a free program or event during the month of October. Individual artists and arts organizations with operating budgets under $300,000 are eligible to apply for a grant ranging from $250 to $1,500 to support their Free Fall project.

Cultural organizations with operating budgets above $300,000 are eligible to participate by registering a program and be featured on the Free Fall website and marketing materials.

DEADLINE: Friday, July 14, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION, click here or call 410-752-8632.

TO SUBMIT, click here.


Call for Artists: Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Awards: 7/15

The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. The Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art or music submissions (except as those media are integrated into a larger craft or visual art project).

An independent jury of artists and/or art professionals will judge the submissions and make its recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. Between 4 and 7 awards are granted annually. Previous winners of a Foundation grant are not eligible for a second award.

Materials from the winning submissions will be retained by the Foundation and may be used by the Foundation for publicity purposes.

Applications are due by July 15, 2017. 

For details and to apply, click here

Call for Entries: MD State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards: 7/21

Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation administers the application submission and review process on behalf of the Maryland State Arts Council through an ongoing partnership.

Applications (here) are currently being accepted for the 2018 program year.

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 PM EST

Categories Offered for the 2018 Fellowships:

Non-Classical Music: Composition

Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance


Visual Arts: Crafts

Visual Arts: Photography

For more details about the program and to ascertain your eligibility, please review the program guidelines (here) carefully prior to submitting an application. Applications which do not adhere to all guideline requirements are subject to disqualification.

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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