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: City of Durham Pre-qualified Artists Registry: 7/31

The City of Durham Cultural and Public Arts Program invites artists and artist teams to submit portfolios to be selected to join the City of Durham Pre-qualified Artists Registry. This registry will serve as a resource for the selection of artists and artist teams to create City cultural and public art projects. Access to a predetermined network of qualified professional artists saves our staff valuable time by making the process for responding to the numerous calls issued by the City more efficient. It also strengthens and streamlines the program by maintaining a database of artists in the community with particular skill sets.

ABOUT THE CITY OF DURHAM: The City of Durham recognizes that Durham's rich cultural heritage is an important part of what makes our neighborhoods thrive, attracts tourism and business development, and what brings together the community. Durham supports a vibrant arts community, historic preservation, and social and cultural diversity through policies, ordinances, economic incentives, and special events. In 2011, the Durham City Council passed an ordinance designating up to one percent of all capital improvement project budgets for the creation of public art. The City then developed the Cultural and Public Arts Program to coordinate and fund public art projects across Durham.

Deadline: July 31, 2019, 11:59 PM EST

Project Budget: $3,500

Items required shall include the following:

Artist Statement: Briefly describe your experience, your discipline(s), and your qualifications for completing artworks. Artist teams should explain their interest and qualifications collectively.

Images: Submission should include visual representations of past artwork that demonstrate your qualifications for this project. Applicants must upload a total of five (5) high-resolution images from at least three (3) different projects. Each projected image should have an accompanying summary of the title, location, cost, materials/medium, and timeline associated with the piece. Videos will count as one of the five (5) images and should be submitted as a hyperlink within the PDF. Artist teams’ images should include examples from each team member.

Resume: Resumes for each artist/artist team member should include any public or private commissioning experience, and community engagement experience, if applicable.

References: Each artist should provide three (3) professional references or recommendation letters with contact information for each reference. Community references will be accepted. Artist teams may submit a total of three (3) references collectively.

For submitting the application click here.

For more information, click here.


Call for Applications: FY 2020 Public Art Building Communities Grants: 8/9

Applications are now being accepted for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), FY20 Public Art Building Communities grant program (PABC). These grants are awarded on a competitive basis to support individual artists and organizations in their effort to design, fabricate, and install new temporary or permanent works of public art that connect artists (and their artwork) with communities.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia.

CAH is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Submission Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2019 at 4 pm ET

Matching Requirements: Most CAH grant programs require organizations to provide matching funds. The matching requirements are listed in the table on the following page. Matching requirements are designed to leverage public and private dollars and assist an organization’s fundraising. In-kind contributions of goods or services and other CAH or District of Columbia government funds may not be used to satisfy the matching requirement for awardees. CAH grant funds must be spent within CAH’s Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) (October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019), unless otherwise noted.

*Individuals are not required to provide matching funds.

For the full guide download, click here.                                  

All applications must be submitted online. For more information and to submit an application, please click 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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