2016 Professional Development Scholarships
Apply by September 30
The Visit Baltimore Foundation wants to fund your continuing education and empower our tourism community!
Professional Development Scholarships up to $2,000 each are available. Individuals looking to enter and/or currently working within Baltimore’s meetings and tourism industry and pursing any number of special certification(s), product knowledge and/or professional training are encouraged to apply. Eligible activities and programs include (but are not limited to):
- American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) Professional Certification Programs
- Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) or Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM)
- National Restaurant Association Professional Certification Programs (ManageFirst, ServSafe)
- Other relevant continuing education courses or dedicated job-focused training in Business, Culinary, Hospitality, Hotel, Tourism or Non-Profit Management pending sufficient clarification and connection to Baltimore’s meetings and tourism industry in the application form.
Scholarship dollars are also available for employees of Baltimore’s non-profit cultural/heritage tourism community to attend educational conferences and/or workshopsas long as that individuals’ participation can be demonstrated as strengthening the capacity of local organizations to attract and serve visitors.Additional eligibility restrictions may apply.
For more information including an application visit baltimore.org/foundation.
All applications must be postmarked by September 30, 2016
A brief interview with 2016 Open Studio Tour artist: Lyndie Vantine
Sluice by Lyndie Vantine
Every artist who approaches the genre of landscape – whether rural or urban – trods a well-worn path of traditional motifs and solutions by many artists who have created before her. By creating abstracted landscapes that exist somewhere between the illustrative and the sculptural, I try to push headlong into an overexposed genre in an attempt to discover something new.
Heal by Lyndie Vantine
I’ve long held a fascination with how painting could leave the 2-D surface and create something “more physical” by inclusion of the third dimension. The form of my works allow me to explore many types of “scapes.”
Eventide by Lyndie Vantine
I build all of my understructures and do the shaped canvas work myself.
It mirrors the individualistic nature of the neighborhoods of the city. There are “pockets” of artists, all ages, styles, galleries, etc., each contributing their own unique ideas to the art scene whole. Love the possibility in that idea.
Connections by Lyndie Vantine
I missed it last year while on a trip to New Mexico. Mostly love the direct interaction with people who come to the studio, conversation, new connections, new information.
Just a thank you to School 33 for continuing to coordinate this event. It is a great opportunity to artists and visitors alike.
Untitled 2 by Lyndie Vantine
You can check out Lyndie Vantine’s studio in the Cork Factory, located at 302 E Federal St. Her studio will be open on both Saturday & Sunday (Oct. 8 & 9) between 10am-6pm.
A brief interview with 2016 Open Studio Tour artist: Bruce McKaig