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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.
 

National & Beyond

Call for entry: Mythos: 04/26

Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual media to apply to Mythos, an all- media group exhibition that presents work by artists who illustrate contemporary interpretations of mythology, folklore, and legends. This exhibition takes the symbolism and allegory of mythology and recontextualizes them in terms of current perspectives.

Exhibition Dates: August 1 – September 13, 2020

Reception Date: Friday, August 7, 2020 • 7-9pm • Gallery Talk at 8pm

Juror: Dr. Michele Greet, professor of modern Latin American art at George Mason University and director of the Art History program.

Deadline: April 26th, 2020

For more info, click HERE

 

Call to Photographers: Nikon Small World Photomicrography: 04/30

The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography through the microscope. There are two competitions: * Nikon Small World Contest * Nikon Small World In Motion Contest Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope. All types of light microscopy and specimens are acceptable. The use of Nikon equipment is not required. The video competition, entitled Small World In Motion encompasses any movie or digital time-lapse photography taken through the microscope.

If you are interested in entering the competition, we invite you to set up a Small World Entrant Account, which will allow you to create a profile, view your entries and update your images and videos before the submission deadline. If you don't wish to register for an account, you may still enter the competition as a guest.

No Entry Fee.

The deadline to submit entries into the 2020 Nikon Small World Competition is April 30th.

For more information click HERE

Call for entries: Luxembourg Art Prize: 04/30

The Luxembourg Art Prize is an annual international prize organized by the Pinacotheque, a private, non-profit museum located in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Every year the Prize aims to discover talents, amateur or professional, regardless of age and nationality. 

 

The winner receives significant help in the form of a grant of €50'000 (about US$54,000 GBP45,000 CHF53,000 CA$76,000 JPY6,000,000). The winner is entirely free to use this money in any way they choose.

 

The Prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, installation, painting, photography, digital art, sculpture, mixed media, decorative art (textiles and material, glass, wood, metal, ceramics, mosaic, paper or other techniques).

Deadline: April 30th, at midnight (Luxembourg time), 2020

For more info, click HERE

 

Call for entries: Daylight Photo Awards: 05/01

Daylight Books calls for entries for Daylight Photo Awards. 

Submissions accepted from March 1– May 1st, 2020

Winners announced in August 2020.  

Entry fee: $35

Multiple entries are permitted but must be for different bodies of work.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $1000 in addition to a digital feature of their work. 

 

Applicants upload work and submit payment online at http://daylightphotoawards.com (from March 1 to May 1st, 2020).

  • 15-20 images, captions, one-page artist’s statement, bio and CV

 

Deadline: May 1st, 2020, 8 p.m. (EST)

For more info, click HERE

 

COVID-19 Artist Emergency Fund For Independent Documentarians: ROLLING

American Documentary is a nonprofit behind the PBS series POV, which is public television showcase for nonfiction films. The adapted fund of over $100,000 will provide rapid response grants up to $500 to assist artists.

In the face of our global health pandemic and related self-isolating protocols, they have pushed to rapidly to relaunch the Artist Emergency Fund with a revised framework and set of guidelines designed to quickly turn around support to as many filmmakers as possible. This COVID-19 Artist Emergency Fund will provide rapid response grants to assist artists with basic needs including food, immediate health needs and insurance premiums. 

Applications are now open and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the fund is expired.

For more information click HERE.

Creative Capital Artist Resources

Creative Capital has always been anchored by a rich spirit of community and mutual generosity, and we believe that continuous communication and exchange is crucial for all of us. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, we have created a list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.

For a list of resources click HERE.

Emergency Financial Assistance-Actors Fund

In an ongoing collaborative effort, The Actors Fund is providing a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. These resources are not exclusively for actors but span in categories from health and wellness resources, child care resources, mental health resources, housing resources and much more. 

For a list of resources and more information click HERE.

Emergency Funding – CERF + The Artists Safety Net

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund or CERF+, is a leading national nonprofit organization whose mission is to safeguard the art, workspace, and livelihood of craft artists in the United States. Also known as the “Artists’ Safety Net”, CERF+ helps artists working in craft disciplines prepare for and recover from personal or natural disasters by providing a wide range of resources. In addition to material compensation, the organization’s core services are education programs, training workshops, advocacy, network building, emergency relief, and counseling.

CERF+ provides financial grants up to $6,000, and no-interest loans up to $9,000, to eligible artists working in craft disciplines (ceramicists, fiber/textile artists, woodworkers, furniture makers, glass artists, metalsmiths, etc.) who have had a career-threatening emergency. Artists may also receive in-kind or discounted goods and services, like equipment and materials. The CERF+ “Get Ready” Grants encourage artists in craft disciplines to pursue emergency preparedness by providing funding for activities that can help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and prepare for emergencies. Grants are up to $500 for individual artists and up to $1,500 for groups of artists.  


For more information click HERE.

Emergency Grants – Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant: ONGOING

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb 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.

This program has no deadlines.

For more information and to apply click HERE.

A State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals Who Need Help During Coronavirus Crisis: ONGOING

The coronavirus pandemic has left countless members of the music community facing an uncertain future, as festivals and tours are canceled, studio sessions are called off and business travel is restricted. To help music professionals and their loved ones navigate the crisis, Billboard has compiled a list of resources at both the national and state levels, including more than four dozen relief funds.

"Note: While we have also included general resources that may be especially useful during this time, an asterisk indicates that the resource is coronavirus-specific. This is a living article, which will be updated regularly."


For more information and resources click HERE.

AGMA Relief Fund

AGMA is aware of the major effects resonating in the performance sector regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. We are deeply saddened that it is resulting in loss of work and money due to theatre closures and travel restrictions. We know that many of our artists, especially soloists, travel extensively and have been affected by this crisis.

Any AGMA member in good standing is entitled and encouraged to apply for financial assistance through the AGMA Relief Fund.

To be eligible for financial assistance from the AGMA Relief Fund a member must be:

  • In good standing or on honorable withdrawal

  • Able to document the need for financial assistance

For more information click HERE.

Americans for the Arts Resource and Response Center

Americans for the Arts continues to closely monitor recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Federal and D.C. governments as developments evolve concerning the coronavirus. Our organization cares about the health and safety of our members, stakeholders, staff, and board in communities across the country, and we understand that health, work, and travel require personal decisions that individuals must make for themselves.

While the situation continues to unfold, this page will be updated daily as news and information becomes available.

For up-to-date news and resources for the arts and culture field click HERE.

Anti-Racism Resources

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources wants to share resources specifically for artists and cultural workers who feel they have been targeted, resources for marginalized populations that are feeling strained and under-supported, as well as ways that people with privilege can upstand/bystand/intervene when they see or experience a bias incident. The COVID19 health crisis is stretching an already under-resourced social safety net and revealing bias and racism, especially against Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander people.

For a list of resources click HERE.

ArtsReady Information During the Impact of the Coronavirus

ArtsReady, an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability.

The arts community’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis has been collaborative and in solidarity. Here we offer updated resources to help you operate within an unknown and constantly-changing environment, for artists, managers/agents, funders, and arts organizations.


For emergency funding, webinars and guides, information on the economic and legal impact of COVID-19 click HERE.

Authors League Fund

Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has helped professional authors, journalists, poets, and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune.

Most of those we help suffer severe health problems but have inadequate insurance; some face eviction; many are older writers whose income has ceased through no fault of their own.

The Fund exists to help professional writers continue their careers with dignity by providing no-strings-attached “loans” to pay for pressing expenses. Repayment of this emergency support is not required.


For more information click HERE.

Cares Act Relief Resources FAQ

With the passing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) intended to bolster the U.S. economy and provide emergency assistance to all businesses and individuals across the country impacted by the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this Cares Act Relief Resources FAQ was created to navigate which part of the CARES Act applies to your organization. 

For more information click HERE.

Chamber of Commerce - Emergency Loans

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created a Corona Virus Emergency Loans: Small Buisness Guide and Checklist in order to help small businesses and self-employed individuals check eligibility and prepare to file for a loan. 

For information on applying for a loan click HERE.

Common Field’s Resources for the Artist Organization Field

In response to COVID-19 Common Field has created a list for arts organizers to add resources, ideas, thinking and information surrounding best practices during pandemics and other emergencies. This list includes resources, grants and funds, health, teaching, technology, thinking, communication, and more compiled resource guides.

For more information click HERE.

Call For Entry: Clay Art The Family Portrait: 05/01

In 2020, Clay Art Center’s gallery theme is Welcome Home, which will focus on all the elements that make a home; exploring the meaning of family, the daily routines, moments and items that surround us and add to our sense of home, and the interaction of the people within to create that place which develops our sense of identity.

Our Call For Entry Exhibition is “The Family Portrait”, and our guest juror is Kukuli Velarde. We invite artists to submit works that look at the family unit as image, as a system, and as historical reference and contemporary metaphor for where we are as a culture, a society, and in our sense of selves.

Juror: Kukuli Velarde is an internationally renowned Peruvian born artist, whose works address issues of gender, social and cultural identity and hierarchies, tradition, and inheritance, investigated and interpreted though the reference of historical and religious imagery.

Any currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate or non-matriculated artist (with previous degree) in the United States over the age of 18. Works presented must be available and for sale at time of show. The primary medium must be in clay. 

There is a $25 application fee.

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2020.

For more information click HERE

Emergency Grants – Haven Foundation

The mission of The Haven Foundation is to offer interim financial assistance to freelance professionals in the arts who face crises. The Foundation’s reach is the United States, and its awards are granted with a view to helping individuals overcome temporary adversity and return to full-time work.

For guidelines on applying for the grant and other resources click HERE.

Emergency Relief Programs – Alliance of Artist Communities

In the event of an emergency, the Alliance of Artists Communities can offer support for artists by connecting them with our diverse network of residency programs across the country. By providing the time, space, and support that residencies offer, artists can focus on their work, reflect, and renew their creative practice during an, especially challenging time.

AAC has a number of ongoing emergency relief programs for artists. AAC also works with a network of committed partners - including CERF+, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Rauschenberg Foundation -  who have a long history of supporting artists in times of emergency and providing vital leadership to the arts community in addressing the needs of artists.

For a list of emergency relief programs click HERE.

Employee Rights Resources

The Department of Labor has configured resources and further information on the ways in which Coronavirus has impacted American workers and employers. 

FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by reimbursing American private employers that have fewer than 500 employees with tax credits for the cost of providing employees with paid leave taken for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The legislation will ensure that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus, while at the same time reimbursing businesses.

For more information regarding how COVID-19 impacts American workers click HERE.

Grantmakers in the Arts Funding

Grantmakers in the Arts is sharing resources and guidance on COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and encouraging grantmakers to support their grantees by treating their funding flexibly in these difficult and rapidly shifting circumstances.

This list includes Rapid Response & Emergency Funds, Information Hubs, Webinars, Articles, & Resources, Racial Equity & Justice Response, Field-Wide Responses & Calls to Action, and more. 

For more information click HERE.

International Bluegrass Music Association – Bluegrass Trust Fund

The International Bluegrass Music Association is providing assistance to professionals in the business and are in a time of emergency need. You may apply for assistance from the Bluegrass Trust Fund.

Professionals include, but are not limited to, artists, composers, broadcasters, media representatives, event producers, agents, educators, managers, and employees of record companies. Families of such individuals may also qualify for assistance.

Each request for assistance is judged on its own merits and should demonstrate a financial emergency or circumstance involving dire need. There is no limit to the amount an applicant may request, but grants have generally ranged from $500.00 to $5000.00.

For more information click HERE.

Key Components of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Applicable to Employers

Harmon Currman has created a resource to understand the key components of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

On Wednesday night, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Effective April 2, 2020, and set to sunset on December 31, 2020, the law enacts new provisions providing for Emergency Family and Medical Leave and Emergency Paid Sick Leave. This new law applies to employers with fewer than 500 employees. 

For more information click HERE.

List of Emergency Funding Opportunities for Visual Artists

Steve Giovinco has provided artists with a list of emergency funds and grants for visual artists. 

For more information click HERE.

 

List of Funding Opportunities from 3Arts

3Arts advocates for Chicago's women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts. They have compiled a resource to explore the resources that they find most helpful in the categories of accessibility, funding, and professional development.

For more information on funding opportunities click HERE.

List of Funding Opportunities from Women Arts

WomenArts does not make any emergency cash grants. Unfortunately, they do not have the staff to advise the public about finding emergency funds. However, they have provided this list to help you find other organizations where you can apply for funding. The list of resources are broken down into categories of Emergency Funds for Artists in All Disciplines, Emergency Funds for Writers, Emergency Funds for Visual Arts, and Emergency Funds for Musicians.


For more information on emergency funds click HERE.

Local 802 Emergency Relief

Local 802 American Federation of Musicians has contracted with The Actors Fund to provide a free, confidential Musicians’ Assistance Program for its members and their families. The Musicians’ Assistance Program (MAP) goal is to provide the support that will help Local 802 members to perform with the highest artistry and productivity while minimizing any interruption to their work. All members of Local 802 and their families are eligible to receive these services.

For more information on how to apply click HERE.

MusiCares by the Grammys

To help address the concerns of the industry during this time, MusiCares has expanded its services to include lost income due to the cancellation of scheduled gigs or performances due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures. Music industry professionals may apply for basic living assistance (rent or mortgage). Initial grant requests can be made up to $1000 to compensate for canceled work that was scheduled and lost. Should we receive additional funding, we will evaluate the grant amounts available.

All items below must be included in your request:

  • A completed MusiCares application

  • Proof of cancellations and bookings

  • A biography, resume, or discography

For more information click HERE.

Musicians Foundation CV19 Emergency Aid Grant Program

The Musicians Foundation is offering, one-time grants up to $200 will be available to professional performers, educators, and composers who meet the following requirements:

  • Be a professional musician with five (5) or more years of experience performing, teaching, or composing in the United States

  • File taxes as a musician.

  • Have the following additional documentation: professional musician materials (resume, biography, website, etc.) and proof of work cancellation (emails, letters, other correspondence).

All professional musicians, regardless of their genre or instrument, can apply for themselves or a family member if they meet the qualifications.

For further information click HERE.

National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness & Response

As a voluntary task force of national, regional, state and local arts organizations, public agencies, and foundations the National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness & Emergency Response helps ensure that artists, arts/cultural organizations, cultural funders, and arts businesses have the capacity and ability to respond effectively to disasters and emergencies affecting the arts and culture sector.

NCAPER’s website has an array of resources for artists and arts organizations during this time. 

For more information click HERE.

National Council of Nonprofits Resources During COVID-19

The National Council of Nonprofits reports on the impacts of COVID-19 and what nonprofits can do. Included are links to state-specific resources for nonprofits, links to the different articles that highlight the varying aspects your organization may be impacted, and a space to provide information on how this virus has impacted your nonprofit organization. 

For resources and more information click HERE.

National Endowment for the Arts Resources

The National Endowment for the Arts has FAQs and relief resources and opportunities related to COVID-19 available on their website and will continue to update these sections with new information as it becomes available.

For more information click HERE.

National Performance Network Resources

The National Performance Network has provided a statement and a list of resources during the outbreak of COVID-19. As an organization dedicated to supporting touring artists, NPN recognizes that artists are particularly impacted by financial and healthcare vulnerability. 


For a list of resources click HERE.

Call For Artists: Site:Brooklyn Abstraction:05/04

Abstraction still presents the possibility of enchantment. It is the limb of 20th-century modern art, stretched out into the present day. Not trying to represent visual reality but instead using the colors, shapes, and processes that create its effect, abstraction invokes questions of space, order, simplicity and the limits of art itself. Site: Brooklyn is looking for work across all media.

About the Juror: Gail Levin is an American art historian, biographer, professor of art history and curator. She specializes in the works of Edward Hopper, Abstract Expressionism, and American modernist art. At the Whitney Museum, Levin served as the first curator of the Hopper Collection, as well as the curator of a number of landmarks touring exhibitions including Edward Hopper: Prints and Illustrations and Edward Hopper: The Art and The Artist, Synchronism and American Color Abstraction: 1910-1925 and co-curator with Robert Hobbs of Abstract Expressionism: The Formative Years. In addition, she is the author of three biographies: Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography, Becoming Judy Chicago: A Biography of the Artist and Lee Krasner: A Biography.

Only original work may be submitted. The fee is $37.00 for up to three (3) images, $10 for each additional image. 

All entries must be submitted by May 4, 2020

For more information click HERE.

Call For Entires: Gallery 19 The Power of Identity: 05/08

Gallery19 announces a call for entries for our fourth annual juried competition, Meed4: The Power of Identity.  Artists at all experience levels are invited to submit two-dimensional work such as photography painting drawing, and mix-media.  Artists selected as finalists will have their work exhibited (and available for purchase*) at Gallery19 for the month of June 2020. ** As competition judge, Teresa Magaña, artist and educator, will review all entries, select finalists, and announce the winner at an opening reception at Gallery19, on June 12th, 2020.

THEME: The Power of Identity 

This year’s competition Gallery19 will delve into the ever-changing definition of the artists self-portrait.  While a portrait refers to any image that depicts a human figure, a self-portrait refers to a work that depicts the artist that produced it. Self-portraiture, whether produced in the medium of painting, photography, drawing or mixed media is its own distinct genre of art, like that of the landscape or the still life. That is, the common features of all self-portraits unify the genre in content and means of expression. We will be looking for work by artists that explore the ideas of self-identity through the power of the self-portrait.  

The winner of Gallery19's Meed4 will receive a solo show at Gallery19 for the month of August 2021. The winner will also have a one-year contract with Gallery19, which includes exposure on the gallery’s website, ongoing multi-media, promotion, including social media, participation in gallery programming (openings, events, artist talks, etc.), and direct sales efforts.  In addition, Teresa Magaña will mentor the winner for a little over a year June 2020 through August 2021, by reviewing and evaluating work product, and assisting in development of a gallery-ready exhibition, all culminating in a solo exhibition at Gallery19.

We are honored to have Teresa Magaña preside over the 2020-2021 Gallery19's Meed4 competition. Teresa Magaña has established herself as a mixed media artist, educator, curator, and gallery owner. Her work is rooted and heavily influenced by her Mexican and Chicana identity. As owner of Pilsen Outpost Teresa continues to support and develop emerging artists by offering her gallery as a place for artists seeking the opportunity to express themselves visually. 

Submissions close May 8th, 2020

For more information click HERE.

Call For Artist: Juried Exhibition Refuge: 05/08

440 Gallery, announces an open call for an Artsy Online Exclusive exhibition. The topic for the 2020 national juried exhibition is REFUGE. We are interested in seeing interpretations of the theme as created by contemporary artists at all levels of professionalism and experience.

REFUGE: a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble—or, something providing shelter. What does refuge mean to you? Is it personal, is it political—something that is observed or something that requires active involvement? Does one take it, provide it, seek it? Show us your interpretation of this timely concept.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 yrs. old. If your work is for sale, then please be aware that if your work sells, you will be responsible for shipping the artwork to the buyer. The gallery will provide a shipping label and the buyer will pay for shipping. Indicate whether your artwork is framed and ready for hanging, or if the buyer will need to frame the artwork.  

SALES: The gallery will take a 40% commission on any work sold. Work not for sale must be marked “NFS". Artsy collects 18% commission, all prices on artworks will be adjusted to reflect this commission on the Artsy platform. (For example: artwork priced at $100 by the artist, will be priced at $120 on Artsy). 

ENTRY FEE: Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, we are asking for a suggested donation of $40 for 1-3 images, plus $5 for each additional image, up to 6. We will accept donations in any amount, however, please consider donating as much as you can comfortably afford so that we can cover our administrative and overhead costs. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All entries must be submitted electronically. Judging will be done entirely from JPEGs. No other formats will be accepted. Maximum file size for any individual image is 2 MB.  *Height must be given before width regardless of whether the work is a vertical or a horizontal. The entry form must be filled out completely.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Nicole Mouriño is a Cuban-American artist from Miami, FL. She received her MFA in Social Practice from Queens College (2016) and BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute (2011). From 2014 -2016, Mouriño was an artist in residence at the Queens Museum and National Young Arts Foundation (Miami, FL). Her work focuses on the ways in which Latinidad is represented in public spaces throughout NYC, specifically through bodega, botanica, and peluqueria windows

The deadline to apply is May 8th, 2020.

For more information click HERE.

Call For Entires: Gallery 19 The Power of Identity: 05/08

Gallery19 announces a call for entries for our fourth annual juried competition, Meed4: The Power of Identity.  Artists at all experience levels are invited to submit two-dimensional work such as photography painting drawing, and mix-media.  Artists selected as finalists will have their work exhibited (and available for purchase*) at Gallery19 for the month of June 2020. ** As competition judge, Teresa Magaña, artist and educator, will review all entries, select finalists, and announce the winner at an opening reception at Gallery19, on June 12th, 2020.

 

THEME: The Power of Identity 

 

This year’s competition Gallery19 will delve into the ever-changing definition of the artists self-portrait.  While a portrait refers to any image that depicts a human figure, a self-portrait refers to a work that depicts the artist that produced it. Self-portraiture, whether produced in the medium of painting, photography, drawing or mixed media is its own distinct genre of art, like that of the landscape or the still life. That is, the common features of all self-portraits unify the genre in content and means of expression. We will be looking for work by artists that explore the ideas of self-identity through the power of the self-portrait.  

 

The winner of Gallery19's Meed4 will receive a solo show at Gallery19 for the month of August 2021.  The winner will also have a one-year contract with Gallery19, which includes exposure on the gallery’s website, ongoing multi-media, promotion, including social media, participation in gallery programming (openings, events, artist talks, etc.), and direct sales efforts.  In addition, Teresa Magaña will mentor the winner for a little over a year June 2020 through August 2021, by reviewing and evaluating work product, and assisting in development of a gallery-ready exhibition, all culminating in a solo exhibition at Gallery19.

 

We are honored to have Teresa Magaña preside over the 2020-2021 Gallery19's Meed4 competition. Teresa Magaña has established herself as a mixed media artist, educator, curator, and gallery owner. Her work is rooted and heavily influenced by her Mexican and Chicana identity. As owner of Pilsen Outpost Teresa continues to support and develop emerging artists by offering her gallery as a place for artists seeking the opportunity to express themselves visually. 

 

Deadline:  May 8th, 2020

 

For more information click HERE.

 

Call for Submission: 2020 LANGE-TAYLOR PRIZE: 05/15

The Lange-Taylor Prize is intended to support artists, working alone or in teams, who are engaged in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that fully exploit the relationship of words and images in the powerful, persuasive representation of a subject. The prize is not awarded for completed projects or to support the production of a book, exhibit, website, or other outcomes.

 

The winner receives $10,000, features in Center for Documentary Studies’ digital publications, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library, Duke University.

 

Deadline: May 15th, 2020

 

For more info, click HERE

 

Call For Photographers: San Francisco Bay International Photography Awards: 05/13

The San Francisco Bay International Photography Exhibition invites you to put your work in front of our distinguished jurors for a chance to be part of the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography.

$3,000 in Prizes. Gold and Silver Medal Awards featured on Bokeh Bokeh Photo, displayed at the Celebration Reception, and shared with our influential past jurors. Gallery Award photographs exhibited during the signature Exhibition of the Month of Photography at the ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, California. Portfolio Awards receive solo features on Bokeh Bokeh Photo. All photographs submitted for Portfolio Awards are also considered for Gold, Silver, and Gallery Awards.

The theme is open, and photographers worldwide are invited to participate. The fee for entry is $35. The Awards are hosted by the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography. 

Deadline to apply: May 20th 2020

For more information click HERE.

Call For Entries: Art Maze Magazine: 05/21

Art Maze Magazine is an independent artist-run and ad-free international print and online publication dedicated to showcasing and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art, which reflects modern society and its environment, provokes conversation and action; fosters innovation and diversity of mediums which make today’s art scene so intriguing and versatile.

Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, mixed media, digital, film (only jpg + link to video) etc. All visual art mediums are welcome.

The guest curators are Nora Cristea and Saskia Höfler-Hohengarten, head curators and directors of contemporary art blog KubaParis, based in Berlin, Germany

Each submitted artist, whether selected for a publication or not, will receive a digital copy of the magazine's issue which they applied for.

The deadline to submit is May 21st, 2020. 

For more information click HERE.

Call for Submission: Creators of Justice Literary Award: 06/01

The International Human Rights Art Festival announces the creation of this new literary award, celebrating poetry, short stories and essays which use the written word to celebrate justice.  

 

This ideal may be imagined in any manner in which the writer sees fit, however, it must be based in our signature values of beauty, sincerity, vulnerability and engagement. 

 

We do not publish writing or engage with artists whose work is based in anger, or stems from an “us v. them” mentality.  We feel strongly that all human conflict is representative of human spiritual immaturity — and no group of people, ethnicity or religion are immune from this spiritual immaturity.  

 

There are three monetary prizes in each category: Poetry, Short Story and Essay.  Each writer may make one submission in each category (total of 3 submissions per writer). 

 

Awards are as follows:

First Prize: $150

Second Prize: $100

Third Prize: $50

Honorable Mention: 5 writers will have their work published on IHRAF Publishes

All winners and honorable mention writers will be considered for our IHRAF Publishes Anthology 2019-2020, which will be collected and published in summer 2021.

 

Deadline: June 1st, 2020

 

For more info, click HERE

 

Call For Submissions: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery NO DEAD ARTISTS: 06/17

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery is seeking artist submissions for the 24th Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS International Juried Exhibition. NO DEAD ARTISTS is a vetted exhibition known for a great diversity in media but with a cohesive cross-section of the pulse of Contemporary Art. The exhibition has been a springboard for numerous artists leading to national press coverage and recognition, art fair presentations, gallery representation and acquisitions by museums and other prominent collections. Each year the gallery invites a panel of renowned arts professionals and collectors to select the NO DEAD ARTISTS finalists.

ELIGIBILITY: Living artists worldwide, at any stage of their careers, may apply. All media is accepted. There are no size restrictions apart from the gallery ceiling height of 11.5 ft (or 3.5m). 

AWARD: Finalists will exhibit in a group exhibition at JFG in September 2020 as the gallery kicks off the beginning of the arts season. One selected finalist will be awarded a solo exhibition in 2021.

JURORS: Nato Thompson is a curator, author, and The Sueyun and Gene Locks Artistic Director at Philadelphia Contemporary. Jessie Schott Haynes, the Managing Director of The Helis Foundation, a private foundation, which administers grants that sustain operations for, provide free admission to and acquires significant works of art on behalf of major institutions within the Metropolitan New Orleans area. And Carey Mack Weber who has over 25 years of experience working in museums and galleries. Carey spent over a decade working in fine art galleries in New York City, notably serving as Director of Susan Sheehan Inc. and Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art. 

In your application you will upload your resume, biography, artist statement and five images of your work, which you would like to submit for the show. The entry fee is $35. All images must be in .jpg format and videos in .mov format.

The deadline to apply is June 17th, 2020.

For more information click HERE.

Call for entries: Aesthetica art prize 2021: 08/31

Aesthetica invites UK and International artists to enter the Art Prize 2021.

The Art Prize is an outlet for expression and just one way to keep connected with the world. Hosted by the international art and culture magazine Aesthetica, it has supported artists since 2006, with participants reaching new collectors, curators and gallerists from key institutions such as; Tate Modern, Sotheby’s, Creative Review, Magnum Photos and Getty Images, and gaining wider recognition through Aesthetica’s digital channels.

Awards include £5,000 for the Main Prize Winner, £1,000 for the Emerging Prize Winner, as well as publication within the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists Anthology, and a chance to participate in the annual Art Prize Exhibition which will run for 12-weeks.

Deadline: August 31st, 2020

For more info, click HERE

 

Emergency Grants – Foundation for Contemporary Arts: 12/8

In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts launched the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund.

FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who:

  • Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding

  • Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

Each month FCA receives an average of 95 Emergency Grant applications and makes approximately 12-15 grants. Grants range in amount from $500 to $2,500, and the average grant is now $1,600.

Applications close December 8th 2020.

For more information click HERE.

Call for Entries: Art Form Framers: Ongoing

We're looking for artists and art groups to showcase on our three large exhibition walls, available for single or group hire in 2020! Our gallery is located in Shipley, Bradford where we accept 2D artists, painters, photographers, illustrators, any artwork available for wall hanging. We also have window space, easels, narrow column walls and shelving units for small sculpture. Single hire is £60 for 8 weeks and group hire is £120 for 8 weeks. 25% sales commission will be taken from any sales.

Register for an account for free to apply today!

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: 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.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: New American Paintings by Open Studios Press: Ongoing

The Open Studios Press sponsors 6 juried competitions per year. Winners receive full-color spreads in our nationally distributed periodical, New American Paintings.

Our competitions are open to all artists working within the United States.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information, click here.

Call to 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

Our Mission

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.

Contact Us

Phone: 410.962.8565
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org