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: 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: Art Kudos International Juried Online Competition: 6/30

Artshow.com is now accepting entries for its 13th annual Art Kudos Online Competition.

Mike Calway-Fagen will select the award winners. Mike is an artist, writer, and curator based in Athens, GA where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Georgia. Open to all artists 18 or older. $4,500 in cash awards.

Eligible media include: acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, photography, digital art, ceramics, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber and mixed media. $35 for 3 images. Selected finalists will appear in an online exhibit at www.artkudos.com beginning August 15th.

Guidelines and entry form, here.

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Call for Artists: 2017 Art Kudos International Juried Online Competition: 6/30

Artshow.com is now accepting entries for its 13th annual Art Kudos Online Competition.

$4,500 in cash awards.

Mike Calway-Fagen will select the award winners. Mike is an artist, writer, and curator based in Athens, GA where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Georgia.

Open to all artists 18 or older.

Eligible media include: acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, photography, digital art, ceramics, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber and mixed media.

$35 for 3 images. Selected finalists will appear in an online exhibit at www.artkudos.com beginning August 15th.

Guidelines and entry form here.

Deadline: June 30, 2017 

Call for Entries: Online Exhibition Opportunity for Media and Digital Artists: 6/30

maps-dna-and-spam, a temporary home for wayward new media, is looking for new occupants. Submitted projects should be in html format, with related files (if needed). Exhibitions run for one month.

Send samples to mail@michaeldemers.com for review. Visit the site for current work, as well as the archive.

Deadline: June 30th, 2017

Call To Artist: Celeste Prize 2017: 6/30

The international art prize which rewards the work of emerging and mid-career artists, builds careers and brings recognition by art curators and gallerists.

Show your artwork directly to jury curators and Fato? Üstek, chief-juror of the prize and acclaimed curator of London's Art Night.

23,000 € cash prizes + 12 group shows with partner art galleries.

Project Prize, 4,000 €

Painting & Drawing Prize, 4,000 €

Photography & Digital Graphics Prize, 4,000 €

Video & Animation Prize, 4,000 €

Installation, Sculpture & Performance Prize, 4,000 €

Super-Young Prize, 3,000 €

DEADLINE to enter is 30th June 2017

To find out more click here.

53 artists will be selected for the final exhibition at Bargehouse, OXO Tower, London, 6 - 8 October 2017 during Frieze week.

Entry fees:

€ 50 for a single work

€ 90 for a project (up to 10 works)

€ 30 for a single Super-Young work, under 26 years

Call for Artists: stARTup Art Fair Chicago: 7/7

stARTup Art Fair Chicago is a juried contemporary art fair for independent artists. The fair runs September 15-17, 2017 at the ACME Hotel in the River North District, within blocks of the Navy Pier where EXPO Chicago takes place the same weekend.

Participating artists will have a fantastic opportunity to expose new work to a myriad of collectors, curators, gallery owners, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to Chicago for a weekend of contemporary art. stARTup Art Fair’s mission is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms.

All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artists.

The deadline to apply is July 7th, 2017.

The application fee is $25.00 and there are exhibitor fees as well.

Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room to present a solo show of their work.  

For more information please visit the website or email ray@startupartfair.com.

Call for applications: M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship: 7/24

The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship programme aims to support an original research project investigating issues relating to design and architecture in the Greater Pearl River Delta region, and between the region and other parts of the world. Apart from expanding the current body of knowledge in these areas, it is hoped that the findings from the fellowship will also inform future acquisitions and other programmes at M+.

Applicants should engage in advanced historical research on either a single discipline, such as architecture, graphic design, industrial design and urbanism, or cross-disciplinary developments, taking into consideration the region’s cultural, social, economic and political milieus as well as its international and cross-cultural networks. Although post-1949 topics are preferred, exceptional proposals focusing on issues related to the beginning of the 20th century will also be considered.

The successful applicant will be attached to M+ for three to six months in 2018, conducting independent research, preferably on a full-time basis. The fellow is encouraged to engage in intellectual exchanges with the museum’s curatorial staff and participate in its programmes. While outcomes may vary, the fellowship should at the minimum result in a paper (5,000 words or more) disseminated digitally or in print through M+ and Design Trust’s platforms, as well as a lecture as part of the museum’s public programme.

Applications are welcome from individuals of all nationalities whose areas of research are in design, architecture or a related field. However, the provision of the fellowship will ultimately depend on the result of the fellow’s ability to obtain a visa for Hong Kong.

Applicants should either hold a post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline or an undergraduate degree with minimum three years relevant professional work or academic research experience. Proficiency in spoken and written English is also required.

For any question please contact designfellow@mplus.org.hk

For the application, click here

Call for Entries: SUPERNOVA Digital Animation Festival, Boulder: 8/1

SUPERNOVA Outdoor Digital Animation Festival is the only forum of its kind in the world to exclusively focus on the convergence of technology and animation. The two day festival is set to take place on Friday September 22nd with an all-day education forum and evening launch party, followed by screenings throughout the day and evening on Saturday, September 23rd on large-scale L.E.D. screens situated in the heart of downtown Denver, Colorado including a special competition screening in the Denver Performing Arts Complex outdoor Galleria.

Submissions for SUPERNOVA 2017 are being accepted now via Film Freeway here.

Artists from anywhere in the world may submit up to two animations for consideration at a discounted rate through June 15th. Final deadline for all submissions is August 1st, with programs announced in early September

Fees: $15.00 for first entry and $10.00 for additional entries before June 15th. $25.00 per entry after June 15th.

Boston Printmakers Print Biennial: 8/25

Presenting the best in contemporary and traditional printmaking, the North American Print Biennial has long been recognized as one of the most prestigious events in printmaking. Founded in 1947, the mission of the Boston Printmakers is to promote public knowledge of printmaking, encourage and support artists working in printmaking, and promote excellence and innovation within the field of printmaking. This year's biennial juror is Judith Brodie, Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art.

DATES: January 27 – March 4, 2018

VENUE: Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts

PRIZES: Over $10,000 is available in juror-designated purchase prizes and materials awards. The Boston Printmakers’ purchase prizes are placed into permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA; and the Boston Printmakers Collection at the Boston Public Library. Additionally, this show generates a large number of sales through patron and public purchases. 

ELIGIBILITY: North American artists 18 years and older are eligible to enter. Original, innovative works in all printmaking media are eligible. Photographs, offset reproductions, or reproductions of artwork originally produced in another medium will not be considered. Artists may submit up to three digital images of original prints completed within the past two years.

TO SUBMIT, click here.

ENTRY FEE: $30 USD for members of the Boston Printmakers with coupon code (sent after receipt of 2017 membership dues) $45 USD for non-members.

DEADLINE: August 25, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION, click here. Questions? Contact biennial@bostonprintmakers.org.

Call for Entries: The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize: 8/31

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world.

The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts. Enter the prize for a chance to showcase your work to wider audiences.

Prizes include:

  • £5,000 prize money courtesy of Hiscox
  • Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica
  • Editorial mention in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
  • £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • Art books courtesy of Prestel

Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and Video, Installation & Performance.

Deadline: August 31, 2017

For full entry requirements and to submit, visit here

Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition: 9/30

The Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition is a catalyst for rejuvenation of Tuscawilla Park and the surrounding redevelopment area by providing opportunities for self discovery, art education, community gatherings, and the celebration of creativity. The competition is executed through a partnership between the Appleton Museum of Art, City of Ocala, Fine Arts For Ocala, and Marion Cultural Alliance.

If you have a question about the sculpture exhibit, upcoming community events, or competition click here! Alternatively, you can call the Recreation and Parks Department at (352) 368-5517.

Best of Show: $2,000

Second Place: $1,000

Honorable Mention: $500

People's Choice: $500

0 artists will have work chosen and be awarded a $2,000 honoraria.

Applications due September 30th, 2017.

Call for Galleries: Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2017: 10/19

Texas Contemporary, Houston’s leading contemporary and modern art fair, brings top galleries to the area’s discerning collector base. Now going into its seventh edition, Texas Contemporary 2017 will feature 75 exhibitors and an innovative program of special projects and public installations. The fair wil be from october 19 - 22, 2017, at the George R. Brown Convention Center

Applications are rolling but limited.

Register your gallery for access to pricing, floor plans, and the ability to begin your application.

For more information and to apply, 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.

ELEGIBILITY: 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 SUBMIT, click here.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact biennial.articulaction@post.com

There are no entry fees.

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.

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

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.

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