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 Entries: NOLA The Front Annual Shorts Festival: 5/30

The Front, an artist-run collective and 501c3 nonprofit gallery, fosters the development of contemporary art in the city of New Orleans through innovative exhibitions, lectures, screenings, performances, and other arts programming, all of which are free and open to the public.

The Front invites video artists and filmmakers to submit short videos/ films, ten minutes or less, to the 3rd annual shorts festival. Selected works will be screened in a 90 minute program format outdoors, with opportunities for installation-appropriate works to be shown within The Front’s gallery. All exhibiting artists will be included in the festival catalog as well as an online archive. One work will receive a cash prize for best in show.

Submission Deadline: May 30th, 2017

Notification of Selected Videos: June 3rd, 2017

Deadline for selected artists to send us video files: June 6th, 2017

Film Festival: Saturday, June 10th, 2017, 7:30 - 9pm

Jurors: Kevin Baer, Vanessa Centeno, Robyn LeRoy-Evans, Cristina Molina and Ryn Wilson

Entry Fee: $5 

Submission form and entry payment, as well as more information about the theme, can be found here.

Call for Entries: FIGMENT Oakland: 5/30

FIGMENT Oakland 2017 will be a one-day participatory arts event held at Mosswood Park on June 10, showcasing art that encourages participants to play, dance, sing, create, engage, experiment, and explore their environment.

The event accepts submissions from artists of all ages and experience.

Before you submit: Please read the new Artist’s Guide to Leave No Trace for more information on what LNT means for artists.

To submit your project: Submit your art project for FIGMENT Weekend by June 1, 2017 by filling out an application on the Artist Submission Portal. The Tips & Tricks Guide contains detailed instructions on how to use the portal. After you submit, you will be assigned a curator, who will be your official contact and through the FIGMENT evaluation process, and then your guide supporting you through the event itself to ensure bringing your project to FIGMENT goes as smoothly as possible. 

For more information visit: http://oakland.figmentproject.org/submit_a_project

Call for Artists: Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary: 6/14

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2018 season of site-specific artist installations.

Two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project.

No Entry Fee.

Details: Proposal Deadline (for all funding and approvals): Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 4:00 pm At Eastern State Penitentiary: The deadline is for arrival at the site, not for a postmark.

 Confirmation: Please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard if you would like confirmation that your package was received. All applicants will be notified of the review committee’s decision by email in the fall. Contact: Sean Kelley Senior Vice President, Director of Interpretation and Public Programming sk@easternstate.org (215) 236-5111 x213

For more information:https://www.easternstate.org/about-eastern-state

Call for Artists: The Mile of Murals Chicago: 6/16

The Mile of Murals is a community-based public art initiative in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago (click here for a map of the area). The project began in 2007, with the intention to nurture, promote, and celebrate the arts-centered identity of Rogers Park. Over the last six years, the Mile of Murals has commissioned ten beautiful large-scale works, totaling over 14,000 sq feet of painted walls. Our ten-year project goal is to paint a full mile of 19 large-scale murals along the Red Line track from Estes Ave. to Pratt Blvd. along the Glenwood Ave. train line. New artists and themes are selected annually through a rigorous selection process juried by arts professionals and community leaders.

The Mile of Murals is currently seeking an experienced mural artist for our 2017 project on Pratt Blvd. and Glenwood Ave. Our focus this year is "Words That Matter," and we are looking for a design that can incorporate text and image, on the theme of unity and inclusion.

The application can be found here.

Our deadline to accept proposals is Friday, June 16 at 5 pm

Mile of Murals is proudly sponsored by the Rogers Park Business Alliance and the Clark/Morse/Glenwood Special Service Area (SSA#24). Please be in touch with any questions or comments; email abermudez@rpba.org or info@mileofmurals.com.

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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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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