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

The Alonzo Davis Fellowship at VCCA: 1/15

The Alonzo Davis Fellowship is a VCCA fellowship to support our finest artists, writers and composers who are Americans of African or Latino descent. Each year, it gives one of these exceptional people the creative edge: a one-week residency at VCCA so they can focus completely on their art, writing or music. The fellowship includes a private studio, bedroom, all meals, travel expenses and a stipend. When fully funded, the Alonzo Davis Fellowship will support two artists each year with a two-week residency.


For more information and to apply, click here. 

DEADLINE: This fellowship has a yearly deadline of January 15 for residencies June 1 - May 31.

Artist Grant: $500 Grant for Visual Artists: 1/15

Artist Grant provides a one-time $500 USD grant to one visual artist each grant cycle. The current grant cycle deadline is January 15, 2018. We invite visual artists 18 and older from anywhere in the world to apply. Accepted media: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video, sculpture (of any type of material), ceramics, mixed/multiple medias, installation, and other new or alternative medias. Email the following to submit@artistgrant.org: A link to your website (or links to your work in the case of video) OR 3-5 digital files of your work, and A CV, resume, or brief bio that includes your name.

To apply, click here. 

DEADLINE: January 15th, 2018


Youth as Resources Grant: Ongoing

Youth as Resources (YAR) is Baltimore's youth-led grant making organization. They have funds 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 we encourage the inclusion of youth of all abilities.

For more information, click here

Maryland State Arts Council FY18 Public Art Project Grants: 1/29

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) awards grants to not-for-profit, tax-exempt organizations for ongoing arts programming and arts projects. MSAC awards grants to individual artists, and provides technical and advisory assistance to individuals and groups. 

The artwork must be original and designed and fabricated for the Public Art Project program. Preexisting artwork is not eligible. The artwork must be visual including such examples as a sculpture, mural, tile mosaic, mixed media, photography, and digitally produced artworks. The artwork may also be functional amenities such as: benches, bike racks, identity signage, fences, gateways, lightworks, awnings, and trellises. 

Apply on Submittable.com. It is important to review all application questions in advance as well as the required support materials including: proposed artwork drawings, written description of the concept, schedule and budget. 

For more information, and to apply, click here. 

DEADLINE: January 29th, 2018

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.

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.



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



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