Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts / City of Baltimore solicit proposals for the FY2018 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant program. Due date for proposals: September 1, 2017 

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work ‐ placing arts at the table with land‐use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create a distinct sense of place. 

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The Gutierrez Memorial Fund is pleased to present its 2017 Legacy Grant. The project-based arts grant calls for proposals from arts organizations, individual artists, artisans and educators who are residents of Maryland and whose programs or projects serve Maryland communities. Special consideration is given to projects that build skills, engage community and transform the built environment.

For more information on eligibility and to download an application please visit http://gutierrezmemorialfund.com/grant-info/.  

The deadline for submissions is September 30th.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS! 
Deadline: September 1st 2017 (MIDNIGHT ET)

free·dom
ˈfrēdəm/

noun: freedom
the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.
“do we have freedom of choice?”

absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government.
“he was a champion of freedom”

 synonyms:
independence, self-government, self-determination, self-rule, home rule, sovereignty, nonalignment, autonomy; democracy
“revolution is the only path to freedom”
the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved “the shark thrashed its way to freedom”

Synonyms:   liberty, liberation, release, deliverance, delivery, discharge; literary disenthrallment; Historical manumission -“a desperate bid for freedom”

lib·er·a·tion
libəˈrāSH(ə)n/

noun: liberation; plural noun: liberations
the act of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression; release. 
“the liberation of all political prisoners”

freedom from limits on thought or behavior.
“the struggle for women’s liberation”

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Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT Project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer a unique opportunity to female visual artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and The CyberWire wish to acquire and possibly commission, time permitting, plus license the image of a work of art. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 4th Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on October 17, 2017.

https://goo.gl/PTycrE

Open Works is excited to officially open the call for entries for the inaugural round of EnterpRISE at Open Works, a pitch competition aimed at finding the next great product or manufacturing business in Baltimore!

We have built a simple application process and lined up a terrific, experienced, and diverse panel of judges with the express goal of attracting a broad range of applicants.

The application landing page is live on our website here. Submissions are due by September 8th; the first round of pitches will take place on Friday, September 22nd. That event will be free and open to the public.

 

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) 
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (Central) Library Grand Reading Room Ceiling Design

Permanent Public Art Commission
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Budget: To be determined, with artist fee up to 20% of the project
Open to all professional artists, designers and art or design teams
Apply Online: http://bit.ly/2h7CByp 

The District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) Public Art Program is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and statements of interest from individual artists, designers or art/design teams for a ceiling treatment to be produced in conjunction with the modernization of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (Central) Library, at 901 G St. NW. This is an opportunity to design a signature visual feature of the Library’s Grand Reading Room, drawing upon the Library’s vast Special Collections archive of D.C. history. Applicants are asked to submit samples of past work, along with a statement of interest that explains the relevance of past work to this opportunity, by August 31, 2017. From this application, a professional Review Panel will award stipends to a group of semifinalists who will develop full proposals this fall. This call is open to applicants 18 or older; must be available for intermittent meetings in Washington, D.C. during 2018 and to oversee installation in 2019.

Find out more and apply at: http://bit.ly/2h7CByp

CONTACT: For questions, please contact Project Consultant, Natalie Campbell, at publicart@dcplfoundation.org.

School 33 Art Center and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts are pleased to announce that registration for the 29th Annual Baltimore Open Studio Tour is OPEN! See more information below.

The Deadline to Register is Friday, August 18th at 11:59pm

 
 
2017 School 33 Art Center Open Studio Tour

Saturday, October 7, 10am – 6pm

Sunday, October 8, 10am – 6pm

Bank of America is proud to present School 33 Art Center’s 29th Annual Open Studio Tour! An annual city-wide event, Open Studio Tour has brought together professional artists and the general public, giving collectors and art lovers the opportunity to visit the studios of visual artists. Traveling from throughout Maryland and the surrounding region to visit the studios of artists in Baltimore, visitors get a chance to meet the artist, see their work and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes. On October 7th and 8th, take the opportunity to share your work with the public and with other artists during this event.

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