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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.
 

Public Art Opportunities

Call for Entries: Creatures in the Garden: real, imagined & otherworldly: 01/27

Call for Entries: Creatures in the Garden: real, imagined & otherworldly: 01/27

Application Deadline: January 27, 2021

Eligibility: National

Entry Fee: Free!

Media: Sculpture

Jurors: Stacey Hann-Ruff, Director, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center; Jaimie Jeffrey, Curator of Public Programs

Call Description:

We’re transforming the grounds of the 30-acre sculpture garden into a wondrous menagerie of real, imagined, and otherworldly creatures. The jurors seek a wide variety of works to create a fantastical experience for guests. Works will be installed amongst the woods, trails, trees, lawns and patios of the sculpture garden. Artists can submit up to six works (three works per application) for consideration.

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie is a thirty-acre sculpture garden and arts center located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest, past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than forty works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Artists in the collection include: George Rickey, Jean Arp, Barbara Hepworth, Cesar, Robert Engman, Jules Olitski, Kenneth Snelson, Menashe Kadishman, and Francisco Zuniga. The garden also presents a variety of special events, gallery shows, and engaging public art programs throughout the year. The Studio School offers creative classes taught by a talented faculty. The award-winning Arts Building, is a 15,000 sq.ft. museum-grade exhibition space that includes two large galleries, a gift shop, the artLAB, and a sunny patio that offers lovely views of the outdoor sculpture.

Exhibit Dates: February 27 – August 22, 2021

Questions may be directed to Jessalyn Walters by email at art@annmariegarden.org, or by phone at 410-326-4640.

For more information, click here!

Call for Entries: SevenOaks Public Realm Commission: 01/29

Call for Entries: SevenOaks Public Realm Commission: 01/29

Application Deadline: January 29, 2021

Entry Fee: Free!

Media: Public Art

Call Description:

Sevenoaks District Council Public Realm Commissioner is seeking an experienced artist/designer to design, install and deliver a new public art at the Marks and Spencer site, located in the heart of Sevenoaks Town, with £17,000 all?inclusive fee.

We are seeking an experienced artist to work with us to produce a public artwork to be installed at the location shown at Appendix 1. Because of its prominence, the artwork will need to be appropriate and sensitive to the location and we are looking for something that has narrative meaning to the area. The budget is an all?inclusive fee of £17,000, which includes, but is not limited to design, health and safety assessments, site permissions, installation, delivery and a maintenance plan. Within the overall fee, £1,000 is allocated towards delivering a community engagement programme to ensure local involvement and ownership in the final artwork. 

The artwork should aim to be accessible, sustainable and environmentally conscious. It is important that the final artwork is sustainable, robust and of low or no maintenance, with a minimum lifespan of 20 years.

Questions may be directed to communities@sevenoaks.gov.uk

For more information, click here!

Call for Entries: SevenOaks Public Realm Commission: 01/29

Call for Entries: SevenOaks Public Realm Commission: 01/29

Application Deadline: January 29, 2021

Entry Fee: Free!

Media: Public Art

Call Description:

Sevenoaks District Council Public Realm Commissioner is seeking an experienced artist/designer to design, install and deliver a new public art at the Marks and Spencer site, located in the heart of Sevenoaks Town, with £17,000 all?inclusive fee.

We are seeking an experienced artist to work with us to produce a public artwork to be installed at the location shown at Appendix 1. Because of its prominence, the artwork will need to be appropriate and sensitive to the location and we are looking for something that has narrative meaning to the area. The budget is an all?inclusive fee of £17,000, which includes, but is not limited to design, health and safety assessments, site permissions, installation, delivery and a maintenance plan. Within the overall fee, £1,000 is allocated towards delivering a community engagement programme to ensure local involvement and ownership in the final artwork. 

The artwork should aim to be accessible, sustainable and environmentally conscious. It is important that the final artwork is sustainable, robust and of low or no maintenance, with a minimum lifespan of 20 years.

Questions may be directed to communities@sevenoaks.gov.uk

For more information, click here!

Call for Entries: RFQ Barn Project: 02/01

Call for Entries: RFQ Barn Project: 02/01

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

Eligibility: Regional

Media: Public Art

Call Description:

The Frederick Arts Council is commissioning artists to design and execute works to be displayed on barn exteriors throughout Frederick County. The work should be a temporary installation, ideally designed using natural or found materials which reflect the subtle beauty of the environment. Land art will also be considered although we request that artists take into account the possible necessities of barn owners. Projects spanning multiple barns will be considered.

At this stage, we are requesting that interested applicants submit their CV, examples of their past work, as well as a link to their website or other portfolio platform. The budget for each barn is $2,000. Currently there are up to 20 barns available for use.

This opportunity is open to all professional artists residing in Maryland and up to 80 miles from Frederick.

Questions may be directed to Charlotte Marra, Public Art Program Manager, FAC at charlotte@frederickartscouncil.org

For more information, click here!

Call for Entries: 23rd Annual Art on the Streets (Public Art Exhibit): 02/09

Call for Entries: 23rd Annual Art on the Streets (Public Art Exhibit): 02/09

Application Deadline: February 9, 2021

Eligibility: International

Entry Fee: $25

Media: Public Art

Juror: Joshua Thies, Dr. Jaimie Henthorn, Joy Armstrong

Call Description:

Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, turning the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor gallery of sculpture, mural, performance and installation works. More than 300 works have been exhibited Downtown since AOTS began in 1998, and the district is home to more than 50 permanent works, over 30 of which have been purchased through AOTS.

All selected artists are eligible for the following awards.

  • $10,000 Juror Award

  • $2,500 Juror Award: Second Place

  • $1,000 Juror Award: Third Place

  • $500 Jurors’ Honorable Mention

  • $1,000 People’s Choice Award

  • $1,000 Social Impact Prize

Opportunity Grants: Up to $1,500 in additional funds are available for opportunity grants for artists who belong to demographics underrepresented in the public art realm including, but not exclusive to, women, nonbinary individuals, artists who are Black, Indigenous or people of color; and artists with disabilities. 

Honorarium: $2,000 per artist

In kind: Two nights of complimentary lodging; one for installation and one to attend exhibit opening reception

Timeline:

  • February 09, 2021: Submission deadline

  • March 12, 2021: Selection notification to artists

  • May 17-28, 2021: Installation of works

  • June 3, 2021: Exhibit Opening Reception and presentation of Juror Awards

  • May 2022: Exhibit ends; work reclaimed by artists

Questions may be directed to the exhibit director Claire Swinford via claire@downtowncs.com.   

For more information, click here!

Call for Entries: 2021 Troy Main Street Sculptures on the Square: Taking Flight: 02/19

Call for Entries: 2021 Troy Main Street Sculptures on the Square: Taking Flight: 02/19

Application Deadline: February 19, 2021

Eligibility: International

Media: Public Art

Call Description:

As part of Troy Main Street’s 2021 Sculptures on the Square event, we are inviting artists to submit letters of interest, sculpture details, and qualifications for outdoor sculpture artwork. The 2021 event will be Troy’s 10th Sculptures on the Square biennial event, having started in 2003. The event regularly attracts thousands of visitors from the surrounding communities and states as well as engaging the Troy community and Miami county with the arts. Besides the sculptures on the downtown sidewalks, the event also includes displays of local artists in downtown businesses and interactive arts activities throughout the months of the event. 

The 2021 Sculptures on the Square event, scheduled to be exhibited June 18 - October 4, 2021, is expected to display approximately 20 sculptures on the sidewalks of downtown Troy. 

The generalized theme of “Taking Flight” has been selected for the 2021 event. The theme is inspired due to the aviation history in and near Troy. Troy was the home of WACO Aircraft Company during the late 1920s and early 1930s and is the current home of the WACO Air Museum. Troy is also located between Dayton, OH, home of the Wright brothers, and Wapakeneta, OH, home of Neil Armstrong. Sculptors are welcome to freely interpret the theme of “flight” in their submissions. Proposals do not have to meet the theme, but sculptures fitting the theme are encouraged.

The artwork must be family and community-friendly in design, nature, and content. Accepted artists must complete an agreement provided upon selection. This project is open to resident American and legal resident artists / artist teams residing and working in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Questions may be directed to andrea@troymainstreet.org (subject line: 2021 Sculptures on the Square) or by phone at (937) 339-5455.

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Call for Entries: Underwater Reef Sculpture Round 2: 02/23

Call for Entries: Underwater Reef Sculpture Round 2: 02/23

Application Deadline: February 23, 2021

Eligibility: National, Professional Artists

Media: Public Art

Call Description:

The City of Pompano Beach is looking to commission an artist/artist team to design and fabricate a sculpture that will be displayed at the beach for a one year. After a year, it will be submerged into the ocean and attached to Lady Luck in Shipwreck Park. It will be the selected artist’s responsibility to sink and attach the sculpture.

Theme for this project should focus on marine life, realistic or fictional. The artist should consider what the artwork will look like once it is submerged and becomes an artificial reef. It is important to note, that after a few months the artwork will contain moss and other marine life. The artwork should maintain it’s aesthetic. The artwork should not exceed 3 ft. x 6 ft. in size.

Shipwreck Park is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the creation of an underwater park system establishing artificial reefs, utilizing public art to raise awareness of the need to preserve and conserve our natural coral reef system. The purpose of Shipwreck Park Pompano is to develop and protect our coral reefs. For more information on Shipwreck Park, visit https://www.shipwreckparkpompano.org/

Timeline:          

Deadline                                        February 23, 2021

Selection                                        March 18, 2021      

Delivery of Completed Sculpture       6 months after Agreement is fully Executed

Questions may be directed to laura.atria@copbfl.com

For more information, click here!

Call for Entries: ARTsites: Ninth Annual Juried Public Art Competition: 02/26

Call for Entries: ARTsites: Ninth Annual Juried Public Art Competition: 02/26

Application Deadline: February 26, 2021

Eligibility: Professionals, 18+

Media: Public Art 

Call Description:

Help us integrate art into the community and energize public spaces with innovative sculptures. The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is seeking up to 12 artists to participate in its Ninth Annual Juried Public Art Competition for a temporary outdoor exhibit from August 2021-July 2022. HCAC’s goal is to make art more accessible to the entire community by placing sculptures at sites throughout Howard County. The sculptures will serve as major visual anchor points that will enhance and activate community spaces and generate interest in public art.

HCAC will administer the selection process and provide an identification plaque for each work and promotional support for the exhibit. HCAC staff will serve as the liaison with site administrators. Sale of artwork will be encouraged; a 20% commission of work sold as a result of the exhibit will go to HCAC. The competition is open to all professional visual artists, aged 18 and older, with public art experience commensurate with this project's scope. 

Grants:

HCAC will provide up to 12 artists with a $3,000 grant to cover the temporary loan, insurance, installation, de-installation, and repairs to the sculpture. If multiple pieces are selected from one artist, a separate grant will be awarded for each piece. Selected artists will receive two grant payments: one after the contract is signed and the sculpture is installed, and the other after the sculpture is de-installed and the site is returned to its original condition. 

Timeline:

Proposals due at HCAC - February 26, 2021 

Sites notified - March 2021

Artists notified - April 2021

Contracts due - May 2021

Artwork installed - August 1-15, 2021 

Artwork de-installed - July 15-30, 2022

For more information, click here!

Call for Entries: Laramie Public Art Coalition: Albany County, Wyoming Courthouse North Entrance: 03/01

Call for Entries: Laramie Public Art Coalition: Albany County, Wyoming Courthouse North Entrance: 03/01

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

Eligibility: National, 18+

Media: Public Art

Call Description:

Albany County is currently constructing a new entrance on the north side of the Albany County Courthouse.  The Albany County Courthouse was designed in 1931 by architect Wilbur Hitchcock and William Dubois.  Construction was completed in 1932.  The interior was remodeled in 2003.  The existing exterior stairs and sally port will be replaced by a new entrance with interior stairway and elevator.  The purpose of the renovation project is to improve ADA accessibility, upgrade building security and correct serious structural problems.  The new entry will provide a new high-ceilinged, well-lit interior space.  While the space is primarily for building access, it provides the opportunity for incorporating a work of art that enhances and complements this stately building.

The Board of County Commissioners seeks to have new artwork created for and installed in this new space.  Work may be 2D or 3D.  Installation opportunities include, but are not limited to, floor and wall space. There will be a 18 in. x 24 in. bronze plaque installed on one of the interior walls acknowledging the Downey family who dedicated the original courthouse, which will be the only space unavailable to artwork. The artwork should reflect some aspect of Albany County, such as its history, people, geography, and lifestyle. The Board is looking for a work that will engage viewers, encourage interaction, and generate civic pride in Albany County.  Finalists for the project will be provided more information about the area prior to creating proposals. 

Timeline:

  • Submission deadline:  3/1/2021

  • Selection Panel: Week of 3/22/21

  • Finalists Notified: By 4/8/21

  • Finalists Interviews and Presentations: 6/21/21

  • Artist(s) Selection: By 7/6/21

  • Installation of Artwork:  By 3/30/2022

Questions may be directed to the  Laramie Public Art Coalition at publicartlaramie@gmail.com

For more information, click here!

Call for Entries: 2021 Alamosa Artscape: 03/06

Call for Entries: 2021 Alamosa Artscape: 03/06

Application Deadline: March 6, 2021

Eligibility: National

Media: Public Art

Call Description:

The City of Alamosa is accepting entries for the fifth annual “Alamosa ARTscape” Art on Loan Program. This public art program is open to all professional and amateur artists. Artists may submit up to three works. Judging will take place in March 2021 and 15 pieces will be selected based on their originality and suitability for outdoor display. Submissions must be more than two feet in height and valued at no more than $25,000.

The 2021 unveiling will be the fifth year Alamosa will conduct the “Alamosa ARTscape” public art display.  Public art instills meaning; a greater sense of identity and understanding of where we live, work, and visit – creating memorable experiences for all.  Alamosa seeks to display 15 pieces of artwork throughout the downtown in the fourth year of the program. Artwork will remain on display for a one year period. 

Throughout the display period, community members will be asked to vote for a “People’s Choice Award.” A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the Artist whose work is selected.

Important Dates:

March 6, 2021 - Application Due

After April 5, 2021 - Selection Notification

September 17, 2021 – Installation

September 17-18 2021 – Alamosa ARTs Festival 

Questions may be directed to jhusmann@ci.alamosa.co.us

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Call for Entries: 2021 Walk of Art: 03/15

Call for Entries: 2021 Walk of Art: 03/15

Application Deadline: March 15, 2021

Eligibility: International

Entry Fee: $10

Media: Public Art

Jurors: Phil Wilson and Kim Bazemore

Call Description:

Art Rapids! is seeking Artist applications for original sculptures of a size, weight, and material suited to an outdoor park setting. The sculptures will be exhibited at the Elk Rapids Day Park, owned by Antrim County and located in Elk Rapids, Michigan. Sculptures created with commercial molds, patterns, kits, copies, etc. are ineligible. Selected works will demonstrate the intimate connections between art, place, and the natural environment. Please submit this Application & Agreement by March 15 along with 3 to 6 representative digital images, sketches, or a scale maquette of your proposed sculpture. No more than 6 images per sculpture will be reviewed. Slides or photographs will not be considered. Digital images must be in jpeg format and submitted on a CD or by email. CDs will not be returned. Sculptures for the exhibit are selected by qualified jurors; decision letters will be mailed or emailed to all Artists submitting applications.

Art Rapids recognizes some changes may occur during the process of creating the finished sculpture. If, in the reasonable judgment and opinion of Art Rapids jurors, the finished sculpture is materially different than the concept presented and accepted during the selection process, Art Rapids reserves the right to refuse the finished sculpture for exhibit. It is the responsibility of the Artist to discuss with Art Rapids any changes during the creative process that could be considered materially different.

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Call for Public art: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center: Ongoing

Call for Public art: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center: Ongoing

Application Deadline: Ongoing
Location: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13470 Dowell Road, Solomons, Maryland
Mediums Accepted: Sculpture
Minimum number of of submissoins: 1
Maximum number of submissions: 3

Call Description:
The Entrance Platform is the most visible sculpture location in the garden. It is the first sculpture visitors see once they enter the gates. As such, it sets the tone for a visit at Annmarie. The elevated platform needs a large and powerful piece that will serve as a memorable "welcome" to this special place.
Construction materials will understandably vary depending on the proposed work, but all works must demonstrate structural soundness, safety and stability for an unsupervised general audience; all works must be original works of art created by the artist or fabricated under their direct supervision.
Artists are encouraged to peruse our website for images of other installed works; visits to the garden are strongly encouraged.

Awards Given: LOAN HONORARIUM: each artist will receive a loan honorarium of at least $2000

Important Information:
Original Granite Base: approximately 96" wide x 40" deep x 12" tall
Stainless Steel Overlay: approximately 100" wide x 64" deep x 9" tall
SALE OF ARTWORK: if desired, sculpture can be for sale. If a sale occurs during the loan period, Annmarie will retain 25% of sale price. In the event of a sale, Annmarie will entertain the option of ending the loan period early, at a mutually agreed upon date. 

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Call for Proposals: Public Sculpture - Pelham Art Center: Ongoing

The Pelham Art Center is looking for work that can be sited for three months, activates the entire space while considering the scale, architecture, and use of the area. We strongly encourage site-specific proposals. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of:

Creativity/interactivity: Your work should be visually engaging and invite viewers of all ages to enter the courtyard to experience the work further.

Structural Integrity: Your work must be able to withstand three months of exposure to New York weather as well as unsupervised interaction from passers-by and visitors to the Art Center day and night.

Sustainability: Given the temporary nature of the installation, we encourage the submission of work created with found materials, or from materials that can be temporarily appropriated and then reused after the installation.

The artist will be responsible for transporting their work to and from the Art Center. Pelham Art Center will not pay for shipping, as well as being responsible for installing and de-installing their artwork. Pelham Art Center will not provide assistance for the installation and de-installation of the work.

Pelham Art Center offers a $200 stipend to help offset material costs.

Pelham Art Center will publicize the installation of the work through our regular notices and stories to local media outlets, our email database of 5000 as well as on our website. Pelham Art Center is located on Pelham’s main commercial street, with constant foot and car traffic passing by. The courtyard is used frequently by passersby and we can assure a constant flow of traffic and many eyes on the work. Three to six public events at the Art Center per quarter draw sizeable crowds as well.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Three-Four proposals will be realized per year.

Annual Entry Deadline: December 31

For more information and to apply for proposals:
email anki@pelhamartcenter.org Subject: Public Art

Or visit our website here.

Call to Artists: 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.

Deadline: Ongoing.

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

Ithaca Mural Program: Ongoing

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 

Informationithacamuralstreetart@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.

Deadline: Ongoing.

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.

Call to Artists: First Sunday Arts Festival: Ongoing

First Sunday Arts Festival is a free Annapolis art and craft show featuring about 100 local and regional artists, musicians, dancers, street performers and more. This event takes place on Calvert and West Streets in Historic Annapolis, Maryland. Thousands attend, both locals and tourists buying from local and regional artists and crafters.

Festival takes place in Annapolis, Maryland on the First Sunday of Every Month (May-October)

Admission to the festival is free. Festival runs from 11 am to 5 pm.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information, click here.

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