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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: 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 Artists: Public Art MD National Guard Readiness Center: 3/24

The Maryland State Arts Council is now accepting applications for the Maryland National Guard Easton Readiness Center public art project. Professional artists or artist teams residing in the state of Maryland are eligible to apply.

The permanent public artwork will be two-dimensional and will convey the dedication of service to Maryland communities by the National Guard reserve and veterans. The artwork will be original and site-specific to the Easton Readiness Center site. Artwork budget: $74,120, concept proposal fee, $860. The Artist Selection Committee will select up to three artists or artist teams to develop concept proposals for the artwork. One final artist or artist team will be selected and enter into a contract to develop the artwork design and contract with a pre-approved fabricator for digital production and installation of the artwork. This project is an opportunity for an artist to realize their work through large-scale digital printing and fabrication processes, sited in a permanent context.

The online application requires submission of background qualifications including slides in digital format, resumé, Statement of Interest, and references. NO artwork proposals will be accepted

For project guidelines and floor plan please download the RFQ.

For questions about the project contact MSAC, Director of Public Art, liesel.fenner@maryland.gov.

For technical questions regarding the online application, contact CaFÉ at info@callforentry.org

Deadline: Friday, March 24, MIDNIGHT

Call for Applications: Kettering Public Artwork Commission: 3/31

The City of Kettering CitySites Public Art Program invites artists, artist teams, designers or architects to submit qualifications for a permanent work of art to be located at and around the Schantz Avenue bridge and the corresponding South Dixie Highway corridor. The artwork should be a signature piece for the Kettering community and enhance the experience of transit riders and residents of this neighborhood.

Time and Budget: The design, fabrication and installation of the site specific artwork will span from 2017 – 2019, with a budget of up to $250,000.

Deadline: March 31, 2017.

Submission Process: Artists and artist teams are asked to submit qualifications through CODAworx at www.codaworx.com. An Artist Selection Committee, the Art in Public Places Committee, and City of Kettering staff will review the RFQ submissions to select semi-finalists. Each semifinalist artist or artist team will individually present their artwork proposal to the Artist Selection Committee, City of Kettering representatives and at a community meeting later in 2017.

Apply here

For more information, please visit here.

Questions can be directed to Shayna McConville, Division Manager of Cultural Arts, City of Kettering at (937) 296-0294. 

Call for Applications: Public Art Building Communities Grant (Individuals and Organizations) Winter Cycle: 3/31

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) Public Art Building Communities (PABC) grant is currently accepting applications for public art projects to be completed before September 30, 2017. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.

DC-based nonprofit organizations, including Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are eligible to apply for up to $100,000 in funding. Organizations are required to demonstrate a 1:1 cash match for the proposed project. Individuals who are DC residents are eligible to apply for up to $50,000 in funding. Individuals are not required to demonstrate matching funds.

For more information on the PABC grant program, please contact Keona Pearson at keona.pearson@dc.gov or 202-724-5613 or visit the online prospectus. Applications for PABC must be submitted online via CAH's online portal by Friday, March 31, 2017 at 4:00 pm EDT.

Call for Artists: Faces of Hagerstown - The Hagerstown Cultural Trail: 4/1

Do you know Hagerstown, Maryland, and its people? Can you capture the truth of life in Hagerstown in a photo? Then this opportunity is for you!

The City of Hagerstown, in partnership with the Washington County Arts Council and the Visit Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition of Faces of Hagerstown (FOH), a signature public art feature of the new Hagerstown Cultural Trail.

Faces of Hagerstown is a large-scale outdoor photo mural gallery focusing on the human face and the truth of the Hagerstown experience. It will be located along the Hagerstown Cultural Trail in two prominent locations: (1) on a layered chain link mesh screening at the West Antietam Street Entrance Plaza (artist rendering above), and (2) on a restored artistic masonry wall and custom decorative pole covers along the Lee Street segment of the Trail (depicted below).

Approximately thirty-five photographs will be selected for large-scale reproduction in high-resolution black-and-white at a size of 36” x 36” (nine square feet). They will be printed on waterproof display panels and exhibited in the two locations for three years. A number of smaller images may also be installed on three decorative columns (pole covers) along Lee Street.

Faces of Hagerstown celebrates people of all ages and backgrounds who work or live or go to school in the City of Hagerstown, Maryland, by showcasing candid artistic images of them engaged in everyday life. To be eligible, images must be captured between January 11, 2017 and April 1, 2017.

Deadline to apply is April 1, 2017.

For more information, click here.

Request for Qualifications: Call for Graffiti and Aerosol Mural Artists: 4/14

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) in partnership with the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) seeks graffiti artists and artist teams to design, create and install aerosol murals that inspire the various communities in which they will be placed. Selected artists will be required to work with youth interested in graffiti art (ages 14-18) by introducing and refining each student's artistic skill in the discipline of graffiti style sketch work and aerosol mural painting. The artist will be given a budget of $8,000 - $25,000 per mural. 

Applicants must submit their applications through CAH's online portal by Friday, April 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM

For complete information, visit the CAH request for qualifications. For additional information or assistance, email to: cah@dc.gov or call: 202-724-5613.

About the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities: The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia. The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Call for Submissions: Socrates Sculpture Park Broadway Billboard Series: 4/15

Socrates Sculpture Park invites all to submit image proposals on the topic of democracy and American identity for the 2017 Broadway Billboard series. This call asks proposals to address ideas of the public, citizenship, collectivism, identity, and democratic freedoms. Proposals should consider the unique elements of the site and billboard location—a public park, a space of advertising, New York City, and the diverse borough of Queens.

Two proposals will be selected for the 2017 billboard series. The first will be unveiled on Independence Day, July 4, 2017, in celebration of and in reflection of the history of American political struggles; the second will be unveiled this fall.

Eligibility: Calling all artists, designers, art students, architects, emerging or retired—all are welcome to submit a proposal. 

To Apply: Email the following to democracy@socratessculpturepark.org

  1. Your proposed image*, proportional to a 10’ x 28’ billboard
  2. A brief description or artist statement (250 words or less)
  3. Creator bio and/or CV *the image must be an original work by the applicant.

Deadline: Applications must be received via email by April 15, 2017 (11:59 pm).

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.  

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 

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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