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

Call for Grant: Baltimore County Arts & Sciences Operating Grant: 10/23

BALTIMORE COUNTY ARTS, SCIENCES & HUMANITIES GRANTS FOR ORGANIZATIONS

 

Baltimore County encourages development of high-quality artistic programs through grants to cultural institutions in the Greater Baltimore area that benefit Baltimore County residents. Applications are now open for FY2021 Baltimore County Arts, Sciences and Humanities Operating Grants. These competitive, general operating grants are available to arts, sciences and humanities non-profit organizations in the Baltimore metropolitan area that serve Baltimore County residents.

 

The Operating Grant application deadline is October 23, 2019 at 4 PM.

 

Baltimore County Arts & Sciences Operating Grant Information Sessions

Two grant information sessions for operating grant applicants will be held this year.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM at the North Point Library,1716 Merritt Boulevard; Dundalk, MD 21222

Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM at the Pikesville Library, 1301 Reisterstown Road; Pikesville, MD 21208

 

If you have not applied for a Baltimore County Arts & Sciences operating grant, it is strongly recommended that your organization send a representative.   

 

Questions? Contact Helene Luce, Arts & Culture Coordinator, hluce@baltimorecountymd.gov.

 

Call For Grant: Baltimore County Government: 10/23

Operating Grants funded through the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences provide general operating support for organizations that offer visual and performing arts, science and humanities programs, performances, exhibitions and lectures that benefit Baltimore County residents.

 

Eligibility: Not-for-profit organizations in Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Howard and Harford Counties are eligible to apply for funding for arts activities that take place in their jurisdictions and serve Baltimore County residents. It is the Commission's policy not to be the sole source of funding for any applicant.

Deadline: October 23, 2019

 

For more information, click here

 

Call for Grant Opportunity: The Hopper Prize: 11/12

The Hopper Prize is offering 5 individual artist grants in the amount of $1,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

Program Highlights

Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD for visual artists

+ 5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards

+ 30 artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org

+ Selected submissions will be featured on our Instagram feed @hopperprize

+ Additional exposure will be available to winners through our Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art (https://hopperprize.org/journal/)

Connect with Curators

https://hopperprize.org/#jurors

We work with leading curators to review your submissions. Our open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers. Jurors for the Fall 2019 awards are:

Karen Patterson

Curator

Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia

Lauren R. O’Connell

Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Eligibility

The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We welcome entries in all media.

Simple Application

We made our grant application simple to reduce the stress of submitting your work and save you time. The application is short and can be completed in under 20 minutes.

To apply for a grant, you only need to submit this information:

+ Name & Email

+ Instagram Username (optional)

+ Up to 10 Image or Video attachments

+ Artwork captions

+ Artist Statement & Biography (optional)

+ $40 submission fee

Deadline for Application: November 12, 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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