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 to Artists: CFEVA The Visual Artist Fellowship: 1/15

CFEVA Opens Applications for 2019 The Visual Artist Fellowship is designed to help artists in the Philadelphia Region reach new levels in their career. Artists will be asked to demonstrate a vision for the next stage of their professional or artistic practice and a clear plan for CFEVA’s proposed role in reaching it. Artists will be selected by an independent Board of Artistic Advisors based on the merit of their artwork and a demonstrated ability to reach stated goals. Four artists will be selected to receive a full range of career support during the two-year Fellowship period. In addition, selected artists will receive a $1,000 award and up to $3,000 to cover expenses related to the proposed activity. We invite all artists to apply with their current needs and ideas, regardless of their status as emerging, mid-career, or established. Artists within 150 miles of Philadelphia are eligible to apply. Please note each application is reviewed carefully and all applicants are also eligible for exhibitions, sales, teaching, and other opportunities through CFEVA.

Deadline: January 15, 2019

For more information, click here.

Visual Artist Fellowship 2019: 1/15

The Visual Artist Fellowship is designed to help artists in the Philadelphia Region reach new levels in their career. Artists will be asked to demonstrate a vision for the next stage of their professional or artistic practice and a clear plan for CFEVA’s proposed role in reaching it. Artists will be selected by an independent Board of Artistic Advisors based on the merit of their artwork and a demonstrated ability to reach stated goals. Four artists will be selected to receive a full range of career support during the two-year Fellowship period. In addition, selected artists will receive a $1,000 award and up to $3,000 to cover expenses related to the proposed activity. We invite all artists to apply with their current needs and ideas, regardless of their status as emerging, mid-career, or established. Artists within 150 miles of Philadelphia are eligible to apply. Please note each application is reviewed carefully and all applicants are also eligible for exhibitions, sales, teaching, and other opportunities through CFEVA

Deadline: Januart 15, 2019

For more information, click here. 

Youth as Resources Grant: Ongoing

Youth as Resources (YAR) is Baltimore's youth-led grant making organization with funding available for community organizing projects that are created and controlled by youth (up to 24 years old). YAR focuses on and addresses specific issues that include BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: school climate, police accountability, public transportation, youth empowerment, community control and the encouragement of the inclusion of youth of all abilities.

Grant seeker workshops for the Fall Grant Cycle will be held on October 16, 2018 and October 20, 2018

For more information, click here

Call for Applications: 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship: 1/23

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is excited to announce that the 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship application cycle is now open. NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are $7,000 unrestricted cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York. These fellowships are not project grants and are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development. In 2018, NYFA awarded a total of $623,000 to 89 artists throughout New York State.

Deadline: January 23, 2019 

For more information, click here. 

Fledgling Documentary Outreach: Ongoing

Fledgling has an open rolling application process for grants to support outreach and engagement for social issue documentary film projects that have the potential to inspire positive social change around issues that affect the most vulnerable. Applicants can submit online at any time and will be asked to include a description of the project, its social change goals and plans for moving the project forward. Typically, film projects have at least a rough cut. Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis and appicants will be notified of decisions within three months.

Grants typically range from $10K – $25K. Fledgling supports audience engagement planning and implementation. Support for planning is for building the strategy for outreach and engagement and can be used before a project is complete to prepare for its launch. Grants are NOT available to support production or post-production.

DEADLINE: ONGOING

FOR MORE INFORMATION and TO APPLY, click here.

Fledgling Rapid Story Development: Ongoing

Non-fiction visual stories that bring together diverse communities are more urgent now than ever, and Fledgling believes that they need to be deployed quickly, in a range of formats, to help amplify the work of individual leaders, nonprofits and movements. The people behind Fledgling know filmmakers and other media makers have creative ideas about how to do this (and sometimes have footage that can be repurposed), but often lack the financial resources to implement them quickly.

To that end, Fledgling’s Special Fund for Rapid Story Deployment provides grants ranging from $2,500-$10,000 to support short non-fiction films and/or other visual stories that can be completed and distributed quickly. Priority will be given to projects that have a plan to distribute the work in ways that deepen the debate around our most critical social issues and those that are well positioned to make an impact quickly. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted via our online application system. Review process will be expedited, and Fledgling will notify applicants of proposal’s status within two weeks

DEADLINE: Ongoing

FOR MORE INFORMATION and TO APPLY, click here.

Call for Panelists: MSAC: Ongoing

Call for panelists: The Maryland State Arts Council is seeking panelists to review grant applications for the 2020 Fiscal year.

Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) relies on a diverse array of arts experts from the field to do the important work of evaluating grant applications submitted by Maryland arts organizations and arts programs. Panelists review grant applications, conduct on-site interviews and artistic evaluations, and submit written reports on assigned applicant organizations prior to a mandatory spring Grants Review Panel Meeting.

Serving as a panelist is a great opportunity to learn about Maryland arts organizations and the granting processes of the Maryland State Arts Council. National arts organizations (National Endowment for the Arts, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Americans for the Arts) have clarified approaches to uncover cultural bias in the procedures and policies of state arts organizations. In response, the Maryland State Arts Council has committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in grantmaking as all funding mechanisms continue to be examined and updated.

The design of the Grants for Organizations FY2020 application is meant to inspire authentic reflection and internal analysis for each applying organization, with the knowledge that the Maryland State Arts Council is to be seen and utilized as a collaborative partner in the process.

The driving goals of this new vision for the granting processes are:

  • To acknowledge positions of privilege while questioning practices, shifting paradigms of status quo arts activities, and taking more risks.
  • To yield a greater variety of funded projects.
  • To eliminate biases that may be found in any part of the granting process (i.e. - applications, panelist procedures, adjudication systems).
  • To expand the deliberations about rigor beyond current conventions or Western traditions.
  • To aspire to make investments that contribute to social change and demonstrate aesthetic excellence in terms relevant to context and intent.

After applications have been reviewed, panelists are appointed by the Maryland State Arts Council for a one-year term, which may be renewed, and receive a modest honorarium and travel reimbursement for serving.

For more application information, click here.

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