Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announce the FY18 Creative Baltimore Fund. Through the Creative Baltimore Fund, BOPA grants funds to qualified artists, and arts and cultural organizations based in Baltimore City.

Grant Programs
Creative Baltimore has two primary grant programs:

Mayor’s Individual Artist Award – Project Support (PS) provides support for arts or cultural programs that promote public access and encourage the breadth of arts and/or cultural programming in our community.

General Operating Support (GOS) provides core support for established arts or cultural organizations that benefit the public and are artistically or culturally vibrant.

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Make art. Document it. Send it to The White House.
Conservatives and liberals; critics and supporters; artist of all kinds are invited to send creative work to The White House as messages of hope and messages of concern in response to or in support of the politics, policies, and rhetoric of President Trump and his administration.
This project aims to create a unique collection of political art indicative of this moment, forever to be held within the National Archives’ Presidential Libraries, and a collection of the responses from the White House. Artists should submit documentation of their artwork and later documentation of a letter from the White House. In addition to the online archive, physical gallery presentations are being sought.
Artists are especially encouraged to participate during the first 100 days of the new administration (January 20 – April 29).
For more information on how to participate, please visit http://InCareOfTheWhiteHouse.org
Project by: Steven H Silberg

GIF by Rebecca Mock

From Art F City: We’re seeking world-wide contributions from artists, writers, curators, and others affected by the travel ban who want to keep working. We’ll do what we can to support that effort, because what you do is now more important than ever.

This could be an IMG MGMT essay, a review of an exhibition or art fair in a city where you now have an unexpectedly long layover, or a personal narrative about how your life/practice has been affected by this fuckery. Stuck in an airport? Make something creative in the terminal and send it our way. Are you and a friend stranded in a strange city? If you’re in the mood, hit up some galleries and write up a We Went To. Basically, we’re open.

To everyone cut off from your loved ones, home, studio, and/or livelihood—we can’t begin to imagine how awful this is. Know that we’re heartbroken and mad as hell too. So, let’s work together. If you offer your voice, we will make its not only heard but supported.

Please send all commission pitches to submissions@artfcity.com, with the subject heading “Fuck Donald Trump”. Pitches should include an explanation of how you have been affected and what you would like to produce for AFC. Pitches should reflect the urgency of the times and your situation. Our first month’s submission deadline will be Wednesday February 15th.

APPLICATION CLOSES MONDAY, JANUARY 30!

Eligibility

  • Projects must be collaborative i.e., present the creative contributions of more than one author or artist.
  • Projects must be rooted in or strongly related to visual art. Performance or media-based projects are only eligible if visual art is a core component.
  • Lead organizer must be a resident of Baltimore City or Baltimore County. The lead organizer is the primary contact during the application and granting process.
  • The majority of collaborators must be residents of Baltimore City or Baltimore County.
  • Lead organizer cannot be a student during time of application. Students may be listed as collaborators on projects.
  • Applicants may be a lead organizer on only one application but may be listed as a collaborator on multiple applications.
  • Resulting project activities must be accessible to Baltimore’s public and be presented in Baltimore City or Baltimore County.
  • Applications from 501c3 non-profit organizations will NOT be considered.
  • LLC’s are eligible if their primary purpose is not commercial and they are not a for-profit enterprise.
How to apply

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RESOURCES AND INFORMATION:

1. The U.S. Department of Education recently released resources for educators that focus on creating safe and supportive learning environments. As an organization committed to positive school climate, we are excited to share their Resource Package with you – click here.

2. Here at Wide Angle we embrace inclusivity, and we are paying close attention to how changes to healthcare may affect young people, as well as adults and youth with disabilities. For more information, here is a toolkit of webinar information compiled by multiple disability rights organizations. You can also follow our community partner, Disability Rights Maryland.

TAKE ACTION: 

1. Governor Hogan’s latest budget proposal cuts millions of dollars in education supports to Baltimore. You can contact the Governor and Comptroller to share your voice on why you think these funds are vital for quality educational programming for young people.

2. Recent news indicates that our federal administration may propose to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and absorb the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Each one of those budget actions would have devastating effects to the cultural community. To express your support of the arts & humanities, there are multiple online petitions that you can sign, as well as a mailing list you can join here. 

https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/75234/call-for-solo-exhibition-2018

VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2018 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery and Common Ground Gallery.

The Gibbs Street Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art. The gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.

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