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: caitlin@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

Fellowship Opportunity: Banff International Curatorial Institute Fellowship Winter 2020: 9/4

The Banff International Curatorial Institute (BICI) Fellowship program supports established curators, arts writers, cultural critics, researchers, and artists in focusing deeply on the development of their work. The program allows for self-directed research over an extended period of 12 weeks, within the creative and intellectually stimulating environment of Visual Arts at Banff Centre. Up to four participants will be selected by an international jury for this unique, fully scholarshipped program.

In addition to focusing on their own practice, participants will engage with other artists-in-residence in Visual Arts programs to grow their networks and expand their research. They will visit studios, join reading groups, share knowledge through presenting research in progress, as well as engage with each other and Banff Centre’s curatorial and artistic staff.

Deadline for Submission: September 4, 2019

For more information, click here

 

Call for Fellowship: Goldrausch K├╝nstlerinnenprojekt 2020: 9/15

The Goldrausch project for women artists promotes the careers of outstanding, emerging women artists in Berlin. It is an independent professional training programme for female visual artists; a one-year postgraduate professional development course, an exhibition and public events take place within its framework. 

The Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt has been run by Goldrausch Frauennetzwerk e. V. since 1989. It was founded to counteract the structural discrimination of female visual artists in exhibitions and on the art market.

Deadline for Submission: September 15, 2019

For more information, click here

Call for Fellowship: Guggenheim Foundation Competition: 9/16

Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Since the purpose of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. 

The Fellowship grants are open to advanced professionals: writers, scholars, or scientists have a significant record of publication, or as artists, playwrights, filmmakers, photographers, composers, or the like, have a significant record of exhibition or performance of their work.

Deadline for Submission: September 16, 2019

For more information, click here

 

Call to Panelists for Grants: Maryland State Arts Council: 9/26

The Maryland State Arts Council is seeking panelists to review Grants for Organizations grant applications for the 2021 Fiscal year. 

Serving as a panelist is a great opportunity to learn about and support Maryland’s vibrant arts organizations and programs, while also learning about MSAC's granting processes.  

What does a panelist do?

Panelists play a vital role in the grants process of the Maryland State Arts Council.

Panelists will: 

  • Review written grant applications online

  • Conduct on-site interviews and phone evaluations to act as a more comprehensive advocate for assigned organizations in the panel discussion process

  • Submit reports about your assigned applications prior to a mandatory spring Grants Review Panel Meeting

Overall, the panelist role requires an average commitment of 40 hours over the course of four months.

Who can be a panelist? 

We rely on the wide array of arts experts and enthusiasts from across the state of Maryland to serve as panelists. Panelists are selected with a focus on diversity of experiences and diversity of location. Regardless of your connection to the arts, we encourage you to apply! 

Deadline for Application: September 26, 2019

For more information, click here

 

Call for Proposals: The Gutierrez Memorial Fund 2019 Legacy Grant: 10/1

The Gutierrez Memorial Fund is pleased to present its 2019 Legacy Grant. The project-based arts grant calls for proposals from arts organizations, individual artists, artisans and educators who are residents of Maryland and whose programs or projects serve Maryland communities. Special consideration is given to projects that build skills, engage community and transform the built environment.

Deadline for Submission: October 1, 2019

For more information, click here

 

Grant Opportunity: Artist Grant: Ongoing

Artist Grant provides a $500 USD grant to one visual artist each grant cycle. There are four grant cycles per year – January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15. Once an artist wins a grant, they may not apply again.

We do not require proposals or any indication of how you will use the funds. Therefore, please do not send proposals because we will not read them.

We notify each applicant of the results at the conclusion of our review process (approximately 2-3 weeks after each deadline), and we will display the name and work of each grant recipient and a link to their website (if applicable) on our website and social media.

Anyone 18 years of age and older from anywhere in the world can apply. 

Application Fee: $25

Upcoming Deadline: October 15, 2019 

For more information, click here

 

Call for Panelists: MSAC: Ongoing

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 art 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.

Deadline: Ongoing

For more application information, click here.

Grant Opportunity: Spanish Film Club:4/15 (Ongoing)

Grant Opportunity: Spanish Film Club:4/15 (Ongoing)

Spanish Film Club, an initiative by PRAGDA, offers grants twice a year to help high schools and universities bring the very best in contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema to campuses with the aim of introducing students to the language and cultures of these territories. More than 150 schools have participated in the program so far.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Grants cover up to 50% of the festival costs

  • Universities screen 5 films or more in 8 weeks

  • Two grant deadlines: April 15 and October 15, 2019

  • More than 80 Award-winning titles from +25 countries

  • Virtual Q&As with filmmakers

  • Study Guides available

  • 150+ universities participating so far

Submit the applications: click here.

OTHER DETAILS, click here.

For any question, you may contact Daniela Bajar at filmclub@pragda.com.


 

Grant Opportunity: Awesome Foundation: Ongoing

The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes $1,000 grants each month, no strings attached, to projects and their creators. At each fully autonomous chapter, the money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given up front in cash, check, or gold doubloons. 

Anyone is eligible for a grant — individuals, groups, and organizations alike.

No Entry Fee

For more information, click here.

Grant Opportunity: The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant: Ongoing

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.

The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Each application will be reviewed by the Directors, who will exercise their discretion in considering it, and will determine the amount of each award. Applicants should note there is a set amount appropriated for these grants each fiscal year; once this budgetary limit has been reached, the Foundation will not be able to judge any additional requests on their merits. 

Second-party requests are honored only when the applicant is physically unable to communicate with the Foundation. Review procedures for completed applications begin as soon as they are received. Full review generally takes about four weeks from the time an application is complete. Situations with imminent deadlines will receive priority.

For more information, click here.

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