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 for Public Art: Penn-North Metro Station Mezzanine: 7/6

Public Art for Penn-North Metro Station Mezzanine

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) has partnered with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) to commission a new piece of public artwork for the interior of the Penn-North Metro station. The addition of new artwork is a part of the planned station improvements funded and made possible by North Avenue Rising, a $27.3 million project funded by the US Department of Transportation, Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT), and the Maryland Department of Transportation.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, July 6, 2018 

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Call for Vendors: Charm City Night Market: July 31

Join the inaugural celebration of Baltimore's rich AAPI cultural history -- Charm City Night Market. Held during the lunar mid-autumn festival, the Charm City Night Market will host music, artists, food vendors, storytellers, and cultural ambassadors - all converging on an historic block of Baltimore's Chinatown. This outdoor block party will connect Lexington Market to Park Avenue, spanning the city's intertwined communities of color. Charm City Night Market welcomes all creatives of color across all mediums.

Deadline: July 31

RSVP here or send an email to vendors@charmcitynightmarket.com.

For performing artists, please send all inquiries to booking@charmcitynightmarket.com.

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.

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.


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.

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