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.

National & Beyond

Call for Entries: New Bienale: 12/17

In preparation of “Chroniques” international biennial dedicated to new media art and digital culture, Seconde Nature and ZINC create a production platform, financed by the Conseil Régional Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (FRANCE), to help the production and circulation of original art. This call is for national and international artists to produce an original artwork. Chroniques is a series of exhibits called ‘Lévitations’, spanning from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille in fall of 2018. Several events will punctuate the exhibits : concerts, shows, performances and audiovisual lives, professionnal meetings.

Deadline: December 17, 2017

For more information, click here

Open Call: The Universal Sea: Pure or Plastic: 12/31

The Universal Sea: Pure or Plastic?!” is an EU-funded art and innovation project with three intertwined goals: Rediscovering the role of the artist in our society, revealing the opportunities of art meeting entrepreneurship, while fostering creative solutions to fight the issue of water pollution.

Artists and cultural actors of all areas are invited to apply to the first open call of “The Universal Sea – Pure or Plastic?!” – seeking artworks and projects which deal with water in the Anthropocene’s context: human impact on the environment.

All artists are invited to apply. There are no restrictions based on art discipline, gender or nationality. They are especially looking for artists that are interested in engaging with the public audience while working on their individual artistic creation.

DEADLINE: December 31st, 2017

For more information and to apply, click here. 

Call for Entry: New American Paintings South Competition 12/31

New American Paintings is a juried exhibition-in-print. Each edition is a highly competitive juried competition and presents the work of 40 painters.

Eligibility: Artists residing in south region states including AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV

Juror: Katie Pfohl, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art

Deadline: December 31

Entry fee: $50

Visit their website HERE

Call for Entries: Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit: 1/3

The City of Olathe, KS is seeking large-scale, three-dimensional sculpture entries for the 2018 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. Sculptures are selected and displayed throughout the downtown area of Olathe for a period of one year. The sculptures are on loan for a stipend amount of $1,500-2,500 honorarium for each sculpture selected. Final honorarium amounts for each work will be determined by the City. All artists 18 & older are eligible.

Deadline: January 3, 2018

For more information, click here

ARTiculAction Biennial Edition: Ongoing

ARTiculAction is celebrating its twelve years long activity launching its 2017 biennial edition, that will once again explore new tendencies and trends in Contemporary Art by featuring hudnreds of visual artists, performers, and curators from all over the world.

ARTiculAction offers a unique opportunity to be published in their special issue, as well as online on several web platforms and social media. The mission of ARTiculAction is to promote artists and connect them with curators and gallerists as well as with the larger artists' community and art lovers. This is accomplished by artist profiling, art magazine publication with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations via various media.

Eligibility: the competition is open to all artists, both national and international: each applicant may submit a maximum of three works or projects made in any technique, including Painting, Mixed Media, Installation,  Video Art & Short Film, Fine Art Photography, New Media Art, Public Art, Performance

To apply, click here

For more information, contact biennial.articulaction@post.com


Call for Artists: Group Exhibition "Alchemic Body: Fire. Air. Water. Earth": 1/7

Call For Artists: "Alchemic Body: Fire. Air. Water. Earth. "

ITS LIQUID Group, in collaboration with Jorge Jurado Gallery, is selecting all interesting photography, painting, installation/sculpture, video art and performance art works to include in the next exhibition ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH.

 International photography, painting, installation, video-art and performance art festival, that will be hosted in Bogotá (Colombia), at Jorge Jurado Gallery, from March 7th -30th, 2018.

The exhibition is organized and curated by Arch. Luca Curci (director of It’s LIQUID Group). The exhibition is focused on the concept of transformation, starting from the alchemical processes, that aim to purify the nature elements: earth, air, water and fire. The alchemists, recognized as the ancestors of modern chemists, worked to discover the way the world is made and to modify its structure. The mysterious practice of alchemy always influenced the art and the artists from all the centuries. Alchemists and artists are fascinated by the concept of transformation and they both work to discover and create new possible worlds. We invite artists to share their researches about the natural elements and the creative processes of mixing and changing, using the body as field of artistic transformation.

Selection is open to video art, photography, painting, sculpture/installation, art performance and experimental dance.

DEADLINE: January 7th, 2018

For more information, click here. 

Artists, photographers, video makers and performers are invited to submit their works by e-mail to lucacurci@lucacurci.com

Call for Artists: Embracing Our Differences: 1/9

Embracing Our Differences invites all artists to be a part of this change through your submissions to its 15th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion. Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students – everyone can participate. 15 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. The exhibit will be displayed April and May 2018 in Sarasota, FL USA. Since 2004, the exhibits have been viewed by more than 2,400,000 visitors. Final selections will be made by a three-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals and based on artistic excellence and originality in the reflection of our theme “enriching lives through diversity.” $3,000 in awards will be presented. There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries.

Deadline: January 9, 2018.

For more information, click here

Call for Entries: State Machines: 1/31

State Machines is a program of activities devoted to the investigation of new relationships between states, citizens and the stateless made possible by emerging technologies. Focussing on how such technologies impact identity and citizenship, digital labour and finance, the project joins five experienced partners – Aksioma (Slovenia), Drugo more (Croatia), Furtherfield (UK), Institute of Network Cultures (Netherlands) and NeMe (Cyprus) together with a range of artists, curators, theorists and audiences. State Machines is interested in works that explore shifts in agency towards individuals, groups and commons from nation states and private companies, inviting proposals that draw on first-hand experiences in: efforts and actions that resist new enclosures and preserve mobilities, freedom of assembly and other hard-won rights, unintended impacts of digital flows on physical bodies, places and infrastructure. shifting techniques for controls and flows of information and finance by governments, private companies and individuals, public deliberation and free speech in social media. algorithmic and human corruption and its counterforces, new tools and data for wrangling the personal and political impacts of cloud computing.

This call is open to artists, technologists, activists, inventors and individuals, groups and hybrid human- artificial intelligence collaborations. State Machines is interested in all art forms and actions that can be encountered and experienced across networks, online and in physical exhibition, welcoming diverse viewpoints, experimental and playful approaches.

Deadline: January 31, 2018

For more information, click here. 

Call for Entries: Boston Biennial: 2/14

Boston Biennial 5 will be juried by the internationally feared artists of The Biennial Project, who will pick prizewinners in the categories of 1) photography, 2) painting/drawing, 3) sculpture, 4) installation, 5) video, 6) performance, 7) mixed media/collage and 8) other. All accepted work will be shown in digital galleries on The Biennial Project website. A large screen digital presentation of all accepted work will be shown at Atlantic Works Gallery in April 2018 as part of The Biennial Project's Manifest Destiny exhibition. The pieces chosen by the jurors as first prizewinners from these categories (as well as one piece to be chosen for a Special Juror's Prize by a celebrity juror to be announced) will be shown physically in the gallery in this show as well. Submission fee of $25 for 3 entries. 

Deadline: February 14, 2018

For more information, click here

Call for Artists: UNDERWATER Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy: 2/15

UNDERWATER Call for Exhibition. Take part in the Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. Artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme "Underwater." This call aims to gather photos and digital graphic works for a collective exhibition. The exhibition will be an occasion to telling and giving testimonies of memories and experiences lived "underwater", as well as an opportunity to gather works that, through the theme, call upon the dreamlike state and subconscious.

DEADLINE: 15 March 2018

To apply, click here. 

Call for Entry: Seattle Art Fair 2018 3/15/18

The Seattle Art Fair is coming August 2-5 2018 and applications are now open!

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Visit their website HERE

Call for Submissions: Temporary Art Review: Ongoing

Temporary Art Review seeks new submissions from international contributors. Temporary Art Review is a platform for contemporary art criticism that focuses on alternative spaces and critical exchange among disparate art communities. Temporary is an international network, highlighting both practical and theoretical discourse through reviews, interviews, essays and profiles on artist-centered spaces and projects.

Reviews feature short-form criticism about exhibitions, events, publications and any other format that prompts a critical response.

Essays present in-depth research and/or experimental form on a variety of topics.

Interviews feature long-form conversations with artists, curators, community organizers and more.

You may pitch us your ideas at editor@temporaryartreview.com (please include two writing samples), or email a final text using the guidelines on our Contribute page. 

For more information, click here.

Call for Artists: Asian Americans United: Ongoing

Asian Americans United (AAU) presents Philadelphia Chinatown's 22nd Annual Mid-Autumn Festival on Saturday, September 23 from 12:45 - 7:00 PM at 10th and Arch Streets. The Mid-Autumn Festival attracts thousands to Philadelphia’s Chinatown to mark the Harvest Moon, celebrate old traditions, and establish new ones. AAU is looking for volunteers and performers. Email  to learn more and get involved.

DEADLINE: Ongoing.

VOLUNTEER: To get involved, or for further information, email volunteer@aaunited.org or maf@aaunited.org.

MORE INFORMATION: To learn more, click here.

Texas Contemporary 2018 : ONGOING

Texas Contemporary,  Houston's leading contemporary and modern art fair, brings top galleries to the area's discerning collector base. Texas Contemporary 2018 will feature 65 exhibitors and an innovative program of special projects and public installations.

Deadline: Applications are rolling but limited. Register your gallery for access to pricing, floor plans, and the ability to begin your application.

The fair runs October 4 -7  2018

Location: George R. Brown Convention Center 

For more info, please visit the link here


ART In Embassies Program: Ongoing

Established by the United States Department of State in 1964, the ART In Embassies Program is a global museum that exhibits original works of art by U.S. citizens in the public rooms of approximately 180 American diplomatic residences worldwide.

To submit images to ART staff for consideration in upcoming exhibitions please e-mail .jpg or .gif images of your works no larger than 50k in size, to: artinembassies@state.gov.

Find out more on the ART Embassies website

New American Paintings: Ongoing

Deadline: Ongoing

The Open Studios Press sponsors 6 juried competitions per year. Winners recieve full-color spreads in our nationally distributed periodical, New American Paintings. Our competitions are open to all artists working within the United States.

For more information visit New American Paintings' website.

Call for Artists: Phoenix Gallery: Ongoing

Phoenix Gallery, located at 1829 S. Halsted St., is an art and empowerment space that is now open in the Chicago Arts District. We are looking for a stylistically and culturally diverse group of artists that are interested in becoming a part of our creative family. The collective artists will be promoted and displayed throughout the calendar year, and artists who sign up for a year long term will also be featured in their own solo exhibition.

Please note that the collaborative is not commission based. Instead, there is a small monthly rental/promotional fee. There are varying rental lengths available, and you do not have to be a Chicago resident in order to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing

Interested parties should send an artist statement, a resume/CV, and at least 5 samples of work to artists@phoenixgroupchicago.com.

Contact Phoenix Gallery at info@phoenixgroupchicago.com

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