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

NEA's ART WORKS: Grant Program: 7/12

Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.

Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. We encourage applications for artistically excellent projects that:

  • Celebrate America’s creativity and cultural heritage.
  • Invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups.
  • Enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.

Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below $10,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that we determine demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. In the past few years, well over half of the agency's grants have been for amounts less than $25,000.

Application Deadline: July 12, 2018

For more information on how to apply, click here.

S&R Foundation Washington Award: 8/3

Since its inception in 2001, the S&R Foundation Washington Award has recognized talented artists in the fields of, music, dance, and visual arts especially those who contribute to international cultural collaboration.

This year the amount of the Washington Award will be increased to a cash prize of $10,000.

In addition, the Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who will receive an additional $5,000.

  • Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs.
  • Award winners will be invited to the Washington Award Ceremony in Washington D.C. in Spring 2019.

Application Deadline: August 3rd, 2018

For more information on how to apply, click here.

 

NEA's Our Town: Grants Program: 8/9

Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. These grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Successful Our Town projects ultimately lay the groundwork for systemic changes that sustain the integration of arts, culture, and design into strategies for strengthening communities.

To apply, choose a program area:

  • Place-Based Projects. Through arts engagement, cultural planning, design, and/or artist/creative industry support, these projects contribute to improved quality of life in local communities. These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $200,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount.
  • Knowledge Building Projects. These projects build and disseminate knowledge about how to leverage arts, culture, and design as mechanisms for strengthening communities. These grants are available to arts service or design service organizations, and/or other national or regional membership, policy, or university-based organizations. These projects require a partnership that will facilitate the knowledge sharing and/or exchange. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $100,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount.

Through Our Town projects, the National Endowment for the Arts intends to achieve the following objective: Strengthening Communities: Provide opportunities for the arts to be integrated into the fabric of community life.

Application Deadline: August 9th, 2018

  • To allow time to resolve any problems you might encounter, it is recommended that you register/renew your Grants.gov/SAM registration by at least July 19, 2018 and submit the SF-424 to Grants.gov by at least July 30 2018.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Grants: 8/17

DC? Commission on the Arts and Humanities: Request for Applications FY 2019 Project-Based Grant: Public Art Building Communities

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) invites the submission of applications to the second cycle of the FY19 Public Art Building Communities (PABC) grant program from DC-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, Business Improvement Districts (BID) and individuals who are DC residents. The Public Art Building Communities (PABC) grant program supports individual artists and organizations in their effort to design, fabricate and install new temporary or permanent works of Public Art that connect artists (and their artwork) with communities by awarding project funding. 

Performance art based projects, previously created works- of-art and projects that have previously received CAH funding are ineligible for funding in this grant program.

Artwork must be sited and installed onto locations that are accessible to the public. Grant funds may be used for fees associated with the design, fabrication, installation and de-installation of the artwork(s) including: artist fees, materials, insurance, engineering, shipping, fabrication and installation services, permits, copyright registration, licensing and, media documentation.

Deadline: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm ET

Notification Date: Monday, October 1, 2018 (letter of intent to fund)

Request Amount:

  • Individuals may apply for up to $50,000
  • Organizations may apply for up to $125,000
  • DC Business Improvement Districts (BIDS) may apply for up to $250,000 

For more information on how to apply, click here.

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.

Kurt Weill Foundation for Music Grants-10/1

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music is dedicated to promoting understanding of the life and works of composers Kurt Weill (1900-1950) and Marc Blitzstein (1905-1963) and preserving the legacies of Weill and his wife, actress-singer Lotte Lenya (1898-1981). The foundation awards grants to individuals and nonprofit organizations for performances of musical works by Weill and Blitzstein; for scholarly research pertaining to Weill, Lenya, Marc Blitzstein; and for relevant educational initiatives. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for projects and performances taking place on or after January 1, 2019, and before July 1, 2020.

Deadline: November 1

For more infromation, 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.

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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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