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.

Public Art Opportunities

Call to Artists: Public Art for Olive-Harvey College: 8/31

The Art-in-Architecture Program of the Capital Development Board is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Illinois professional artists to create permanent original public art for the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Center at Olive-Harvey College in Chicago, Illinois.

ELIGIBILITY: This public art commission is open to all professional artists, artisans, or artist-led teams that live and work in the state of Illinois.

PROJECT SUMMARY: The City Colleges of Chicago is building the state-of-the art 103,000 square foot facility to house all of its TDL programs. While using high-tech tools, work in the fields of transportation, distribution, and logistics involves finding simple and elegant solutions for the complex movement of humans and objects through time and space. In addition, the members of the Olive-Harvey community move temporally and spatially through their lives and along their educational and career paths as they pass through the TDL Center.

The Committee is seeking artwork that acknowledges these spatial and temporal journeys and honors the importance of TDL work as it touches and enhances the lives of every Illinois citizen. While the art will be housed in a semi-industrial setting the Committee does not want to be limited by the industrial arts in theme or execution.

In order for the piece to be durable, safe, and cost effective to maintain, media selections will be limited to non-porous materials such as plastics, metals, glass, stone, wood, brick, and tile. Soft permeable materials such as textiles and paper are not suitable for the environment. An approximately 225’ long corridor is the central pathway that links all elements of the building. Natural light will flood the area from clerestory windows and will change throughout the day and with the seasons. The artwork will not only be experienced by those walking along the corridor but also by those who will see it from classrooms and offices on the second floor. The artwork will be located in and along this light-filled space that will greet and usher the Olive-Harvey community through the building. The entry area and entire second-floor space of the north wall of the corridor are potential sites for artwork.

BUDGET DETAILS: The budget for the project is $149,500.00. This budget covers all expenses associated with, but not limited to the project design, labor, fabrication, project management, materials, tools, contracted services, operations and meetings, and travel required to complete the artwork plus installation, related permits, licenses, taxes and insurance, and transportation and delivery of the work to the site, as well as documentation of the completed project. Any expense that exceeds the contracted amount will be the artist’s responsibility. The artist is responsible for working with the Capital Development Board Art-in-Architecture Program, the using agency, and other relevant partners to oversee all aspects of the art installation

Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2018 4:30 P.M.

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Bethesda Triangle Towers Mural: 9/1


Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Southern Management Announce Mural Project at Bethesda’s Triangle Towers July 23, 2018 (Bethesda, MD) – The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, in partnership with Southern Management and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, announces another installment of “Paint the Town,” an initiative to promote and create more public art murals in downtown Bethesda.

The mission of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Inc., 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to create and implement arts and entertainment projects that contribute to the artistic, cultural and economic growth of downtown Bethesda. From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. 

In the continued effort to beautify Bethesda, this project will focus on the large Norfolk Avenue facade of the Triangle Towers apartment building at 4853 Cordell Avenue in Bethesda, MD. The wall designated for the public mural is approximately 70 feet wide and 100 feet tall.

Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently seeking proposals from mural artists who are 18 years of age or older and residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia. Artists must have prior experience with the design and installation of large scale murals and are asked to submit a detailed, site-specific proposal for the Triangle Towers Mural.

A $50,000 stipend will be provided to the selected artist to pay for supplies and the artist’s time.

The deadline to apply is September 1, 2018.

The entire project must be completed by November 1, 2018.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Activate! Chicago Public Space: Call for Placemaking Partners: Ongoing

Activate! Chicago Public Space | Call for Placemaking Partners

Activate! Chicago is curating unique artisitc and cultural experiences in public space across Chicago. Seeking submissions from artists, community groups, nonprofits and individuals for ideas to enliven public space through arts and events for all ages. 

Activate will provide financial support per activation or performance series. Past financial support ranged between $100 - $250 per activation, but can be more depending on the proposal. Activate will also assist with marketing efforts and city approval coordination. Partners will be responsible for additional fundraising, if needed, event coordination, marketing and audience development.

A list of examples of events in previous seasons are listed below:

  • Clean and green planting day for all ages
  • Acoustic guitar and flamenco dance class
  • Puppet making tutorials for youth
  • Temporary murals and art installations
  • Seasonal events such as Harvest Fest or Winter Wonderland
  • Single day or weekly music performance series

Submissions are evaluated on an ongoing basis throughout the year and are reviewed by a committee of Activate! programmers. Due to the volume of submissions, please allow 1 week from the date of your submission for a decision.

All proposed activations must be completed by September 1, 2018.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Questions regarding submission policy and process can be directed via e-mail to hello@activate-chi.org.

Public Art Opportunity: Indiana State University: 9/3

Public Art Opportunity: Indiana State University is circulating a Request for Qualifications for a site-specific project for the College of Health and Human Services.

Possible locations for a sculpture have been identified inside the building and outside of the west entrance. The College of Health and Human Services is located at the corner of Chestnut and 4th Street in Terre Haute, Indiana. 

The final work will exemplify the focus of the college on the health and wellbeing of humankind and will engage the public, students, faculty and staff. The College offers programs in healthcare, social services, wellness and prevention. Graduates can become nurses, physicians’ assistants, athletic trainers, physical therapists, health educators, dieticians, fitness trainers, and more. The building also houses some programs for intercollegiate athletics and recreational sports. ISU encourages leadership growth, academic excellence and pride through its award winning community engagement programs.

This project is a manifestation of the University's commitment to the campus community, the city and the cultural vitality of the region. Indiana State University is committed to supporting an aesthetically appealing environment that includes art. They encourage an imaginative response to this RFQ that considers the physical location and its surroundings, the educational mission of the College of Health and Human Services, the University community, city residents, and visitors. The sculptures on the ISU campus are open to the public at all times.

The sculpture will be designated as part of the Permanent Collection of Indiana State University. The completed piece may be located outdoors where it will be easily visible by pedestrians, cyclists and motorists passing by or entering the building from the west side; or indoors where visitors, students, faculty and staff will regularly encounter it. Art that encourages interaction and dialogue will best serve the goals of this project. 

The artist’s total budget for this project shall not exceed $75,000.00 and is all inclusive. The artist’s budget will include research, design, materials, fabrication, travel (with the exception of the site visit as a finalist), transportation, engineering of the sculpture and its foundation, insurance, taxes and any other expenses related to the project not listed as the responsibility of ISU. Site preparation, lighting (unless lights are an integral part of the sculpture) and landscaping will be provided by ISU within reasonable expectations.

This opportunity is open to practicing professional artists over 18 years of age working with durable materials.

DEADLINE: September 3, 2018 

Send materials to: College of Health and Human Services, Dean’s Office, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Roundabout Public Art Project: Jacksonville University: 9/30

Roundabout Art Project: Jacksonville University and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville seek an artist or artist-team to design, fabricate, and install a large scale, dynamic, site-specific artwork for a newly constructed roundabout.

Located at the intersection of University Boulevard and Merrill Road in Jacksonville, Florida, also the location of the main entrance to the JU campus, the primary goal of this roundabout public art piece is to serve as a landmark for the Arlington neighborhood. 

The project will involve working with professionals from different backgrounds, including city engineers, public safety officials, and university officials. The Cultural Council and JU may also host meetings with the community to gauge interest and support of finalist designs. Integrity of materials and fabrication should be warranted against defects for one year after installation. Monthly progress reports, with images, will be expected. Upon completion of the sculpture, the City of Jacksonville and JU will retain rights for the purpose of creating reproductions.

Eligibility: Professional artist or artist team residing in the United States (1) with public art project experience that matches the scope of the project and (2) who have successfully managed and completed at least one publicly-funded commission on schedule and on budget. (Members of the Selection Panel are not eligible to apply.)

Deadline: No later than 11:59 PM (EDT) on September 30, 2018.

Application Submission of materials that include letter of interest, resume(s), work samples, and 2-page "Ideas and Themes Brief" by deadline of September 30, 2018 to roundaboutart@ju.edu.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Public Art Project in Olde Towne Gaithersburg: 10/19

The City of Gaithersburg announces the release of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to commission a professional artist(s)/arts firm to create site-specific exterior installations of public art in the Olde Towne neighborhood of Gaithersburg, Maryland. The City is interested in, but not limited to, installations that incorporate light and projection art with both a daytime and nighttime presence.

The RFQ document details the scope of the project, the funding allocation, and provides additional information that will aid in preparing a response. All inquiries should be directed to PublicArt@gaithersburgmd.gov.

Artists will be selected from the pool of applicants by members of the Cultural Arts Advisory Committee (CAAC) and City staff. Their selection(s) will be submitted to the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council for approval to move to the Design Proposal stage.

The selected artist(s) will then work closely with the CAAC and the City’s Cultural Arts Staff to develop, design and fabricate the installation(s).

Revitalization of Olde Towne, the City’s historic commercial center, is a key priority in the City’s strategic plan. This part of Gaithersburg is pedestrian centric and has classic Victorian homes alongside modern multifamily housing, elementary and middle schools, a youth center, parks, retail, and restaurants

Last day for Written Inquiries-- 9/7

Response to all Written Inquiries Posted - 9/14

Last Day to Submit Applications - 10/19

For more information, click here

Ynot Lot: Call for Proposals: Ongoing

Station North Arts and Entertainment District: Ynot Lot Call for Event Proposals 2018

The Ynot Lot is an outdoor event venue located on the corner of North Avenue and Charles Street in the heart of the Station North Arts & Entertainment District. Through community gatherings and public events, the Ynot Lot encourages daily encounters with art, performance, and design events that are created by a range of local and national cultural organizers. Individuals and groups of any experience level are invited to propose events for the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2018 season. We are encourage projects that center around social justice, intergenerational and cross-cultural collaboration, daring arts and cultural work, and youth-run or youth-oriented events. Our aim is to accommodate as many rigorous events as is possible during the Ynot Lot’s active season.

The Ynot Lot is approximately 6,000 square feet and features a 16’x20’ stage attached to a shipping container, both of which may be used for performance and storage. Aside from the FREE physical space, Station North is able to provide a power generator, limited amount of tables, chairs, and tents, temporary storage, promotional support, assistance in obtaining event permits, and advice along the way at no cost.

As an organizer, you will be responsible for Ynot Lot clean up after your event, creating promotional items (such as Facebook events & flyers, which we will also share), obtaining permits, security, and insurance (if needed).

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your application at least one month prior to your proposed date for your event. Keep in mind that most event permit applications take at least 2-3 months to process through Baltimore City's special events department.

For more Information on how to apply, click here.


Call for Artists: Lakeview Public Art Program: Ongoing

The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce of Chicago, in partnership with Special Service Area (SSA) 27 and Friends of Lakeview, is accepting qualifications from artists and curators interested in activating public spaces in West Lakeview with original works of art. Visit their website here and complete a short application to be considered for future public art projects, including murals, sculptures, performance art, and other media. All future projects will take place within the boundaries of the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, which include the area bounded by Racine Avenue, Ravenswood Avenue, Diversey Parkway and Irving Park Road. Applications are on going, however applicants are encouraged to apply by April 30, 2018 to be considered for 2018 opportunities. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and applicants will only be contacted if they are matched with an opportunity. Due to the volume of applications, we kindly request that you do not contact us for an update on the status of your submission. 

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information and to apply, click here

Baltimore Mural Program: Ongoing

The Baltimore Mural Program invites all artists who can envision the big picture to apply for inclusion in the city's Muralist Registry. Community representatives use the registry when choosing artists to design and paint city-commissioned murals in their neighborhoods. To apply, artists must submit six electronic images of existing work or hypothetical mural designs, a current resume and the completed Baltimore Mural Program Call For Artists application form. Artists selected for mural projects receive an honorarium of $3,000 or more, depending in part on wall size. Artists 18 years of age or older who reside in the Baltimore Metro area are eligible. The Baltimore Mural Program provides all scaffolding and paint, and accepts applications at any time. Presented by Mayor Martin O’Malley and administered by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

For more information on the Baltimore Mural Program or to receive its Call for Artists application, call 410-752-8632 or visit their website.  


The City of Ithaca Public Art Commission (PAC) seeks proposals from artists or organizations for site-specific murals that will become part of the city-wide public art mural initiative. The theme is open, but proposed installations should be thoughtful of the community in which they are being placed. 

Rolling Submission Deadline: 2nd Monday of Each Month 

Information: ithacamuralstreetart@gmail.com or New England Foundation For The Arts

Art Connection in the Capital Region Seeks Artwork: Ongoing

The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization originated in 2004 to expand community access to art in the greater metropolitan area of Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Modeled after The Art Connection in Boston, which was founded by painter and sculptor Fay Chandler in 1995, ACCR facilitates the placement of original works of art donated by artists and art collectors within not-for-profit social service organizations to encourage healing and provide inspiration.

Organizations benefiting from this unique partnership often serve individuals faced with the most vulnerable circumstances and include: shelters, children's centers, and treatment facilities, amongst others.

The criterion for placement stipulates that a partnering organization must reside within the Capital Region and have no funding for art. Artwork that is donated to the not-for-profit is considered a permanent donation, cannot be sold, and must be exhibited in a secure public area where clients served by the organization have direct access to it.

To learn more about The Art Connection in the Capital Region, the communities it empowers, and the art donation process, click here or call 202-536-2607.

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