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.

Regional Opportunities

Call for Artists: Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council Deadline Ongoing

Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) is featuring county artists at its newest art space Arts’tination at National Harbor, the premier arts and entertainment destination in our regions Located at 162 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. Arts’tination is dedicated to supporting local artists and curating immersive creative experiences.

PGAHC is recruiting artists to show and sell their work and/or to conduct arts related workshops for the public. Artists should submit work samples and inquires to pablo@pgahc.org.

For more information please visit https://www.pgahc.org/artstination.

Call for Musicians: Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Series Opening Acts Deadline Ongoing

Call for Musicians: Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Series Opening Acts: Deadline Ongoing

The City of Hagerstown seeks solo musical artists or small bands to open for the headliners in our Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday music series. Compensation is expected to be between $100-700.

Gig Details

Will be at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., Hagerstown (covered stage area). Opening acts will need easy set up and breakdown due to small stage and minimal changeover time. Approximately 45 minutes between 5-6 pm. Sound support and general lighting provided by City of Hagerstown

Other requirements: Evidence of past success in live performance settings. Ease of setup and breakdown, as there will be little time and space available. Artist’s/Band’s home base; preference will be given to those based in the Hagerstown regional area

Direct questions to: dced@hagerstownmd.org

Submissions will only be accepted via this Google Form.


Currently booking the following dates in 2021-2022:

  • July 23, 2021
  • August 27, 2021
  • September 24, 2021
  • May 27, 2022
  • June 24, 2022

For more information and entry click here

Call for Musicians: Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Series Headliner Deadline Ongoing

Call for Musicians: Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Series Headliner

Deadline: Ongoing

The City of Hagerstown is seeking great, professional, headliner bands that know how to attract and keep an audience happy for our Fourth Friday series. These evening events take place in downtown Hagerstown at University Plaza.

Gig Details

Will be at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., Hagerstown (covered stage area). One set or two shorter sets between 6/6:30-8:00 pm. Sound support and general lighting provided by City of Hagerstown

Other requirements: Strong track record of entertaining audiences as evidenced by video and other materials submitted.

Direct questions to: dced@hagerstownmd.org

Submissions will only be accepted via this Google Form.


Currently booking the following dates in 2021-2022: July 23, August 27, September 24, 2021; May 27 and June 24, 2022

For more information and entry click here

Call for Submissions: The AU Museum Project Space Deadline Ongoing

The AU Museum Project Space, launched in Summer 2019, is dedicated to working with academics and non-traditional curators to create exhibitions addressing special topics of interest across the university and the greater Washington community. Project Space exhibitions are held three times per year and include a published e-book catalog. 

You are not restricted to art! Are you doing a research project on an unknown composer? Perhaps you want to display sheet music and play recordings. Are you an entomologist? We think insects are beautiful. Always in the library? Let’s feature some famous children’s book illustrators. We cannot wait to see what you come up with! We ask that exhibitions highlight educational themes to engage the university community.  

Applicants may suggest displaying artworks from the AU Museum collection. However, we are still in the process of inventorying works from the incoming Corcoran Legacy Collection. We will update the page with more details as soon as possible. However, we welcome all submissions. 

Looking for Inspiration? Our first Project Space exhibition, Plans to Prosper You: Reflections of Black Resistance and Resilience in Montgomery County’s Potomac River Valley was organized by graduate students in the anthropology, arts management, and art history departments. The exhibition highlighted fights against racial injustice by historically black communities in Washington, DC’s neighboring Montgomery County. Read more about Plans to Prosper You here.

If you are interested in presenting an exhibition project for consideration, please submit the following information:

  • Name of Curator/Project Manager, with contact information.
  • AU school and department faculty/staff member is associated with (if applicable). 
  • Will a class (or classes) be involved in the execution of the project? 
  • Are there departments within the University that you would particularly like to engage?
  • One paragraph describing the concept for the exhibition.
  • 2-5 images to illustrate the project idea (optional).

We will contact you if we are interested in featuring your proposed exhibition. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Submissions from AU faculty and staff are especially welcome, but all are encouraged to apply, regardless of affiliation or geographic location. 

For more information, click here

Studios For Rent: Long Reach Artist Studio Program Deadline Ongoing

The Howard County Arts Council is currently seeking applications from artists of all disciplines to fill multiple artist studio spaces at Long Reach Village Center. The available studios range in size from 120 to 187 square feet, with monthly rents from $80-$125/month.

The studios at Long Reach Village Center feature abundant natural light, convivial community atmosphere and access to water. Resident studio artists have 24-hour access to their workspace. Artists working in a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply. Artists are selected by a jury process as studios become available.


  • The Studio Program is open to practicing artists who demonstrate a central commitment to the production or performance of fine arts. Emerging Artists are also encouraged to apply.
  • HCAC Board of Directors, full-time staff, HCAC Center Committee, and their immediate family are ineligible to apply.


  • Applicants will be evaluated based on their artistic discipline, artistic merit and commitment, as well as the appropriateness of their activities for the available space. In cases where all other elements of candidates’ qualifications are deemed of equal value, Long Reach residents and Howard County artists will be given priority.

For more information click here or contact deputydirector@hocoarts.org.

Call to Artists: Hamilton Arts Collective Guest Artist Exhibition Deadline Ongoing

The Hamilton Arts Collective (HAC) and the Hamilton Gallery seek applications from artists for month-long Guest Artist exhibitions at Hamilton Gallery located at 5502 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD. The selected guest artists will be invited to exhibit a selection of their current work in Gallery I of the Hamilton Gallery. The Guest Artist exhibition is featured in Hamilton Gallery communications and will be promoted by the HAC and Hamilton Gallery. This is an open call to artists residing within 50 miles of Baltimore City. Baltimore residents are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, click here.

Call for Artists: COVID-19 Financial Resource through Annuity.org Deadline Ongoing

Call for Artists: Annuity.org's financial resources seek to aid freelance workers, families and small businesses that have been negatively financially impacted by the pandemic. This is an ongoing opportunity.

Their resource page of their website, listed as the "Support and Resources" section displays a variety of opportunities such as the Yellow Ribbon Network, which is partnering with AFCPE and Wells Fargo to offer free financial counseling for anyone experiencing financial changes or hardship because of COVID-19. Moreover there is the 2-1-1 Network which is a is a confidential service that connects callers with human services, including COVID-19 information, help with paying bills, mental health support and other local support systems. There is also information about Mastercard’s Path to Priceless Initiative, which supports women entrepreneurs through mentorship and networking, in partnership with Create & Cultivate and Hello Alice. Moreover, Annuity.org lists financial advice and information on topics such as retirement, mortgages and evictions. 

Consult Annuity.org's website for their financial guide and for more information.

Call for Artist Submissions Legends Portrait Murals Deadline 12/31

Artists Sought for Bicentennial Legends Portrait Murals

Budget: $25,000

Deadline: 12/31/2023

The Arts Council of Indianapolis is assembling a pool of artists interested in creating large-scale, painted portrait murals of “legends” important to the growth and culture of Indianapolis. Murals are anticipated to be executed between 2021 and 2023. For each mural, three artists from the pool will be selected by the mural’s community stakeholder group to create design proposals; one of the proposals will be commissioned. At least 2-3 murals will be created during the initial phase, with additional murals pending funding.

This is a non-juried pool: the community stakeholder committee convened for each portrait mural will review everyone whose work is in the pool and will select three artists to be compensated to create design proposals for specific murals. Some murals may require a special jury process or, based on the partnerships involved, may require their artists to be identified in a different manner; however, we anticipate that nearly all mural projects will be commissioned from artists who have submitted their information to this pool. Artists may submit information to the pool at any time. Submitting your information does not guarantee consideration for a commission.

Project Description

As part of Indianapolis’ Bicentennial celebration (observed between June 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021), the Arts Council of Indianapolis is beginning a long-term, deliberate effort to convene community conversations around the concept of “legends,” and to commission new, civic-scale portrait murals of legendary Indiana figures.

Although it is being started during the Bicentennial, and the goal is to identify “legends” who embody the Bicentennial values of History, Civic Pride, Innovation, and Legacy as well as Indianapolis’ record of unity, audacity, and excellence, the Arts Council anticipates creating Legends murals past the dates of the Bicentennial celebration.

We are defining the concept broadly: legends do not have to be world-famous, but they must have had an impact on the people, places, and culture of Indiana and Indianapolis. We are particularly interested in identifying legends who are “unsung,” or whose importance may have been historically overlooked because of their race, gender, economic status, or social class.

As these murals are commissioned, the Arts Council will also partner with Indiana Humanities to commission Indiana-based writers (including authors, poets, and/or spoken word artists) to create reflections on the legend and legacy of each individual. Writers will be identified through a separate process.

Because of the Bicentennial celebration, the first several murals will be Indiana figures who had an attributable impact on Indianapolis specifically. Additional portrait subjects will be identified through community conversations and an open nominations process , and will be matched with locations provided by private property owners through a separate “open call for walls” solicitation process.

Artwork Goals

The murals will convey a recognizable likeness of the individual(s) portrayed, and will also seek to highlight each mural artist’s interpretation of the individual’s legendary nature in their own style.

The first mural subject identified is “Major” Taylor, whose portrait mural will be created in the late spring or early summer of 2021. Indianapolis-born bicycle racer Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (1878-1932) was one of this country’s first Black sports superstars and only the second U.S. Black world champion in any sport. He was the world cycling champion in 1899, American sprint champion in 1900, and set numerous international track cycling records. In an era of strict racial segregation, Taylor had to fight prejudice just to get on the starting line. Taylor is an inspiration and model for today, not only for his athletic achievements in the face of unrelenting racism, but also because of his integrity, generosity of spirit, concern for others, and invaluable contribution to America’s non-violent struggle for equality.


Professional mural artists over 18 and legally able to work onsite in the United States.

Application Requirements

Work examples: 1 - 20

Artists are allowed to apply in teams.

Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.


For more information and to apply, click here.

Call for Artists Art in Embassies Deadline Ongoing

For five decades, Art in Embassies (AIE) has played a leading role in U.S. public diplomacy through a focused mission of vital cross-cultural dialogue and understanding through the visual arts and dynamic artist exchange. Today, AIE is a public-private partnership engaging over 20,000 participants globally, including artists, museums, galleries, universities, and private collectors, and encompasses over 200 venues in 189 countries. Professional curators and registrars create and ship about 60 exhibitions per year, and since 2000, over 58 permanent collections have been installed in the Department’s diplomatic facilities throughout the world.


We are always looking for new artists and artwork to be a part of exhibitions. This registry offers a registered artist the exposure to our internal curators, who have the responsibility of researching and selecting the artwork for all exhibitions and collections. Artists who sign up to be included in the registry are not yet ART in Embassies artists, and should refrain from using that term in CVs, etc. A registry artist will not have an artist card in the main AIE website section until they are included in an exhibition, nor are they searchable in the main search function of the website.

You only need to register once to upload images. We no longer accept any mailed hard copy slides, transparencies or other materials for consideration. For our office to view your images properly, please scale your images to a maximum size of 1MB or less, and please only upload jpegs. Registered artists are responsible for keeping their contact information current within the registry.


For more information and to apply, click here.

Call for Applications First Street Gallery Deadline Ongoing

First Street Gallery provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who are interested in learning about, and gaining hands-on experience in the various aspects of running a (nonprofit) art gallery to include: art-handling, publicity, and administrative, curatorial, exhibition and research activities.

This internship is unpaid, but interns may arrange with their college to receive course credit. Additionally, letters of recommendation can be requested at the end of the internship.

Please go to the Internship Application Form and submit a resume, cover letter and a writing sample. A Portfolio in graphic design, website design, audio and video are a plus but not necessary. The Gallery will contact qualified applicants.


Studio Arts, Art History Majors (preferred)

Passion for art

Possess excellent written and verbal communication

Possess multi-tasking and coordination experience

Possess an in-depth understanding of social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Able to collaborate with the FSG team and also have the ability to work independently

Demonstrate attention to detail while maintaining perspective

Have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and MS Office Suite (specifically Word and Excel)

Have a working knowledge of MAC platform


Assist in managing gallery operations

Assist in management, research, communication and coordination of installations

Assist in producing and maintaining content on website as needed (text, graphics, audio and video)

Assist during events and receptions


For more information and to apply, click here.

Call for Artists: LandEscape, 10th Edition 2019 Deadline Ongoing

LandEscape is launching the 10th edition of “LandEscape Now!”, an open art event that will once again introduce nine artists in various fine arts disciplines, with the goal of discovering talented creatives from around the world and supporting their art activities.

LandEscape is a career-enhancing opportunity for established and emerging artists to engage in professional critique and artistic introspection, to open the dialogue between artists and audience, between thoughts and their articulation.

The current edition aims to advance artistic practice by encouraging applicants to investigate the nature of their creative process and focuses more particularly on the theme of landscape in all the accepted meanings and the recognition of the fundamental role which surroundings of any kind have in the composition of an artwork. Selected participants will be featured in the special edition of LandEscape. 

The theme of the landscape will be a recurring one but not the only one, since LandEscape is open to a large variety of disciplines including, but not limited to: painting, fine Art, photography, video art, installation,performative arts, mixed media, public Art.

SUBMISSION FEES: There are no entry fees and the contest is open to worldwide artists as well as groups of artists and performers.

HOW TO SUBMIT: In order to participate in the selections, please fill the following entry form here.

Any further related materials (as images, pdf documents as well as videos) can be sent via email directly to landescape@europe.com

Deadline: Ongoing.

For any further information please contact our board or visit our website by click here.

Call for Artists: UMES Mosely Gallery Deadline Ongoing

Seeking submissions tied to our department programs: Commercial Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration, and/or Sequential Arts. As an HBCU, we particularly strive to highlight, support and promote BIPOC artists. The gallery provides cultural and educational opportunities to the entire region. 

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Johns Hopkins Professor Seeks Women in Creative Industries for Study Deadline Ongoing

Dr. Antigoni Papadimitriou, Assistant Professor of Leadership at Johns Hopkins University, is conducting a research study is designed to examine factors such as entrepreneurial orientation, creative personality, networking ties and mentoring as a necessity for the growth and development of Maryland's creative and cultural industries and the role of women entrepreneurs. 

Creative industries, by focusing on arts and culture, generate spillover effects for other industries associated with quality of life, "image" of cities and regions and tourism. Research has recognized the critical importance of women in the field of creative industries

The creative industries sector includes: Art Gallery, Architecture, Graphic and Industrial Design, Decoration, Sculpture, Publishing, Literature, Poetry, Painting, Electronic media, social media, advertising, Theatre, Film, Music, Table Games and Electronic Games, TV and radio production, videos, Fashion, Photography, Crafting and Antiques, Dancing, Events Planning, Spectacle etc.

For more information, click here

Call to Artists: Fire & Bliss Creative Deadline Ongoing

Fire & Bliss Creative

Work Media: Original photographs, paintings, mixed media works, or any two-dimensional artwork that can be photographed in order to be translated into prints.

Work Size: Preferred file resolution of an artwork is 300 ppi. In order to ensure a good-quality print on both small and large scale, we recommend the short side of your file to be at least 2250 pixels. As for the best file formats to submit, we recommend submitting .jpg or uncompressed .tif files. Please ensure your file is no larger than 100MB.

Entry Requirements: Artists, please join us for a conversation about justice, equity, and art. Our platform centers artists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and who are LGBTQ+, but anyone who is committed to our values of racial justice and queer liberation is welcome. We built this platform to be a community and brave space for like-minded creatives who center advocacy and equity in their work and their lives.We are open to many media and subjects, but are largely looking for art around the themes of nature, justice, and liberation. However, we interpret those themes very broadly, so if you are interested in creating with us, please apply. There is no fee to submit and sell your work on Fire & Bliss. 

Submission Requirements:

  1. Artists with a commitment to racial justice and LGBTQ+ liberation and be engaged in a community that centers queer and BIPOC stories.
  2. Three digital images of your chosen works in either .jpg or .tif format, ideally no smaller than  a resolution of 300 ppi. These are the photos that will be directly turned into prints, so good lighting and minimal glare is key.
  3. Thoughtfully fill out an application on our website at www.fireandbliss.com/create

Timeline: Ongoing

Selection Process:  Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis by our advisory committee of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists.

Notification to artist: We will notify artists by email within two weeks of receiving their application. 

Delivery: online via hi-res, print ready photo

Publicity: We publicize our artists and their works through online paid ads, social media, email, and word of mouth. The QTBIPOC community is powerful, and we are lucky to have had other like-minded organizations share our posts and boost awareness of our collective.  All of our artists are also encouraged to share our application with other artists in their circle.

Sales: Artists receive a percentage of every sale, and unlike most platforms, we allow artists to decide their own commission percentage. Artists are paid monthly. Read more at our FAQs: https://fireandbliss.com/artistfaq


Call for Participation: Sole Connection A Mile in Another’s Shoes Deadline Ongoing

Help build an archive of personal journeys/stories symbolized by images of your shoes.

In this interconnected age of social media, we often forget to stop and meditate on the significance of the little things. While we may share with our close circle of friends and family, rarely do we offer those significant moments to our community at large. When we take the time to share in the subtleties of each other’s journey and experience, we become closer as a community, as a world.

Sole Connection offers that opportunity to share personal experiences stemming from something as simple as the shoes on your feet. Help build this archive to at least 5280 “feet” (entries) so that we can truly walk a mile in each other’s shoes.

Deadline: Ongoing.

Please submit work at http://soleconnection.tumblr.com/submit

To see previous stories visit: http://soleconnection.tumblr.com or follow Sole Connection on Facebook.

Call for Entry: LensCulture Deadline Ongoing

LensCulture is one of the most popular destinations on the web for people to discover important new contemporary photography. Our site attracts photography lovers from over 50 countries every day. A survey of online visitors defines the LensCulture audience as a tightly focused group: professional photographers, museum curators, gallery owners, international photo editors, publishers, educators, journalists, critics, art collectors, festival directors, and enthusiastic amateur photographers.

LensCulture is always eager to discover and feature great new photography, especially when it represents a solid body of work. We welcome all genres of photography, and various points of view: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, experimental, poetic, personal, abstract, human, and street photography. All you have to do is set up an account on their site to apply for a chance to be featured in publication.

Entry Fee: $35

No Deadline 

For more information, click here.

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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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