Please join Mayor Catherine Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in commemorating the life of civil rights leader and icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More than 70 groups participate in the parade including high school and community bands, honor/color guards, equestrian units, fraternities & sororities, lively dance squads and civic organizations.

Applications are now available for the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. The deadline to apply is Sunday, December 31. Learn more here:

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2018, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh will host the inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. This year, the City of Baltimore welcomes residents to emulate Dr. King’s leadership and compassion for others by volunteering in their communities. More information here:

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Open Call 2018 Bemis Center Artist-in-Residence Opportunities

Residency Session: September 19–November 16, 2018

Total Artists Selected: 9
Deadline: 11:59pm CST | December 15, 2017


Notifications to all applicants will be made via email by April 15, 2018. 

Selected artists-in-residence enjoy generous sized, private live/work studios complete with kitchen and bathroom. Located in downtown Omaha’s historic Old Market, the Bemis Center’s 110,000 square foot facility accommodates a broad range of artistic activity. Artists-in-residence have 24-hour access to extensive installation and production spaces and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a 9,000 square foot industrial space used for large-scale sculpture fabrication. This independently driven atmosphere and communal environment encourage creative growth and experimentation to confront new challenges. This is a process-based residency; there is no expectation or promise of an exhibition in our first-floor galleries. Artists-in-residence receive a $750 monthly stipend to help with materials, supplies, and living expenses while in residency. An unrestricted $500 travel stipend is also provided.

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30 Commissions for Public Art in Washington DC schools, issues by the DC Department of Public Services:

Murch Elementary:

Call to Artists for Murch Elementary School in Washington, D.C.  Seeking FIVE (5) different works of two and three-dimensional art.  Applications due 12/31/17 via email to

Bancroft Elementary:

Call to Artists for Bancroft Elementary School in Washington, D.C.  Seeking EIGHT (8) different works of two and three-dimensional art:

Orr Elementary:

          Call to Artists for Orr Elementary School in Washington, D.C.  Seeking ELEVEN (11) different works of two and three-dimensional art:

MacFarland Middle School:

          Call to Artists for MacFarland Middle School in Washington, D.C.  Seeking SIX (6) different works of two and three-dimensional art:


Pratt Library Now Offers Free Online Courses

Looking for college-level professional development or personal enrichment courses?

The Pratt Library now offers hundreds of FREE online courses accessible anywhere, anytime, anyplace.

Gale Courses provides well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students.

Gale Courses gives you access to online learning courses that are:

  • Free for all Pratt Library card holders
  • Easy to use, just sign up using your library account

With six-week courses, you can join programs year-round

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The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) is pleased to announce an important fellowship opportunity. The Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship (est. 2016) is open to applicants working in all genres (writers, visual artists, and composers) and consists of a fully-funded two-week residency at VCCA during the Summer 2018 scheduling period (June through September). This fellowship includes a private room, all meals, and an individual work studio. Eligible applicants must self-identify as LGBTQ.

Deadline: January 15, 2018 

For more information and to apply, click here

The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2018 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools, templates, technological enhancements and funding strategies to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange and audience engagement. VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with an exhibition budget of $10,000. Additional funding and staff support for printing, promotions, and execution of exhibition programming is available. The program is one year and will begin in January 2018.

Deadline: December 15, 2017 

For more information, click here