Save the Date! On February 3, Creative Capital will begin accepting online Letters of Inquiry for awards in Moving Image and Visual Arts. The Inquiry Form will be open until February 28 at 4:00pm EST.

Creative Capital seeks to support work that is artistically rigorous, articulates an original vision, takes risks and has the potential for great impact. Visit creative-capital.org/apply to read the award guidelines and learn more about the application process, or attend an in-person or online information session.

To be eligible to apply, an artist must be:

  • A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • At least 25 years old
  • A working artist with at least five years of professional experience
  • Not a full-time student

Creative Capital is an impact-driven arts organization that supports adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Using a pioneering approach inspired by venture-capital principles, Creative Capital surrounds artists with the resources they need to realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Since 1999, Creative Capital has committed $29 million in financial and advisory support to 419 projects representing 529 artists, and its Professional Development Program has reached 6,500 artists in more than 275 communities. Questions? Visit creative-capital.org/apply or email awards@creative-capital.org.

Early Bird Registration for Maryland Arts Day
Opens Dec. 4th.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Arts Day early bird registration will open 12-4-13. Watch your email for the registration link on Dec. 4.

Join us and Keynote Speaker Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.  Help us honor Governor Martin O’Malley with the MCA Outstanding Leadership in the Arts Award for his extraordinary dedication to the arts in Maryland.

Also, coming up soon after the holiday weekend ….

Webinar Reminders

Pre-Legislative Session Briefing – Thursday December 5th, 10:30am

MCA and its partners (YOU!) will discuss a forward thinking strategy for arts advocacy that needs your participation to help mobilize. Submit your registration by clicking on this Pre-Legislative Briefing FORM  to save your spot and receive instructions about how to log-on to the webinar.

Bond Bill Trainings – Wednesday, December 11th, 10:00am

Each year, the Maryland General Assembly considers Bond Bills to help fund capital projects for non-profit organizations all over Maryland. Join us for an informative walk though the application process. Submit your registration by clicking on this Bond Bill Training FORM to save your spot and receive instructions about how to log-on to the webinar.

Attention Artists! University of Maryland Baltimore County ( UMBC) has issued an RFQ (Request for Qualifications) for an original, site-specific artwork that enhances and compliments the newly constructed Performing Arts & Humanities Building.

The project budget is $397,000 and the deadline to submit an RFQ is December 19, 2013.

More info at: http://www.msac.org/detail.cfm?nid=651

Attention Artists! University of Maryland Baltimore County ( @[111748990906:274:UMBC]) has issued an RFQ (Request for Qualifications) for an original, site-specific artwork that enhances and compliments the newly constructed Performing Arts & Humanities Building.  

The project budget is $397,000 and the deadline to submit an RFQ is December 19, 2013.

More info at: http://www.msac.org/detail.cfm?nid=651

Calling All Artists!

Belvedere Square, north Baltimore’s premier shopping destination, seeks artisans and artists to participate in its outdoor, day-long Holiday Market at the Square on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The Holiday Market promises to be a highly successful event attracting hundreds of shoppers; each week more than 1,000 customers visit the Square on East Belvedere Avenuenear the historic Senator Theatre. Artists must submit an application by November 10, 2013. The fee for a vendor space is $25. Event details and applications are available at http://www.belvederesquare.com under Events, or for additional information send an email to info@belvederesquare.com.

from our friends at AIGA

From Sunday, October 20th through Friday, October 25th, we’re celebrating not just design but also 25 years of AIGA in Baltimore! That’s right, our chapter turns 25 this October, and what better way to acknowledge it than a week of fun-filled events? Check them out at  http://bmoreaiga.org to join the Party!

ABOUT AIGA

AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all. Visit Our Web site and Meet The Board.