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

University of Rhode Island, College of Engineering: 6/30

The Univeristy of Rhode Island's College of Engineering in Kingston, Rhode Island, will be a 190,000-square-foot facility designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation which can evolve to meet the technology-driven changes in all segments of engineering. This first phase of the transformation of the engineering facilities is the largest construction project in the University’s history, and it is set for completion in summer 2019. Final commission must be approved by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

THEME: Create an aspect of placemaking or way finding, and/or reference the mission of the College of Engineering and/or the field of Engineering as a whole. Any media, 2D or 3D.

NOTE: The Request for Qualifications (RFQ), not a Request for Proposals (RFP), is the first step in the URI public art selection process. You are NOT being asked to submit a specific proposal.

TO APPLY: Each application must be submitted via CaFÉ (tm) and must include: a current resume for each artist (if you are applying as a team, include all team member resumes within one document), and six digital images of relevant artwork. In the "Description of Image," accompanying image annotation must list media, size, title, date of completion and a brief description of the artwork if necessary. Please do not present more than one view of artwork per image. If you wish to show a "detail", include it within the six (6) artwork images.

There is no application fee.

BUDGET: $430,000

DEADLINE: June 30, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION, click here. Questions? Email Elizabeth Keithline: Elizabeth.Keithline@arts.ri.gov. If you require technical support for CAFÉ, please email cafe@westaf.org.

Protecting Our Waters: Seattle, WA: 7/27

4Culture and King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) in Seattle, WA want to commission four Associate Artists to create intrigue and stimulate curiosity, raise awareness, and foster an emotional connection to the largely invisible Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) system and make its importance resonate at a city-wide scale. Selected Associate Artists will have the chance to create meaningful artwork that engages issues of social, economic, and environmental relevance. They will build relationships with a cohort of other committed Associate Artists responding to related themes and working in a diversity of disciplines to produce a variety of outcomes. Throughout the project, Associate Artists will enjoy support from and close dialogue with both WTD staff and lead planning artist team Sans façon. 

BUDGETS: $190,000, $100,000, $80,000, and $40,000

ELIGIBILITY: Artists or artist-led teams residing in the United States. Artists and artist-led teams in ALL DISCIPLINES MAY APPLY, including performing, literary, visual, time-based media, and social practice. Four artists/teams will be commissioned. A wide range of outcomes is expected and encouraged, including residencies, performances, publications, film and video, events, installations, and permanent visual art, as well as temporary interventions and artist-initiated actions. Resume, statement of interest, and samples of work required.

TO APPLY, click here

DEADLINE: Thursday, July 27, 2017 by 4:00 pm PDT

FOR MORE INFORMATION, click here. Questions? Contact Brennan Jernigan at (206) 263-1587 or Brennan.Jernigan@4culture.org

Light City 2018 Call for Entry: 7/31

The third annual Light City is set to take place in Baltimore Saturday, April 14 through Saturday, April 21, 2018. Launched by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in 2016, Light City is the largest festival of light, music and innovation in North America. Last year's Light City attracted more than 470,000 to Baltimore.

Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, featuring attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area.

Artists and artist collaborative groups are encouraged to apply to have an installation featured in the 2018 BGE Light Art Walk. For 2018, 20-30 installations are being sought to receive funding between $5,000 and $75,000.

DEADLINE: Monday, July 31, 2017

To SUBMIT, click here. Artists interested in submitting a proposal should consider both the audience and the outdoor environment of the festival when proposing a project. Each artwork on the BGE Light Art Walk should be open and operational for all festival hours for each of the eight nights Light City is open to the public.


Ocala, FL Outdoor Sculpture Competition: 9/30

The Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition is a catalyst for rejuvenation of Tuscawilla Park in Florida 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.


DEADLINE: September 30th, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION, click here. Questions? Submit them here or call the Recreation and Parks Department at (352) 368-5517.

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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