Please Join the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)
for a Regional Arts Forum
Please join MSAC for a regional arts meeting to help shape MSAC’s vision of the arts. The Maryland State Arts Council is developing our five year strategic plan for the arts and would like you to share your experiences and opinions.
We invite you to become involved in the process by attending a regional forum and reception. We hope you can join us.
There will be forums held across the state during March and April. The Baltimore area forum will be held on March 18, 2013, from 1:30pm – 4:00pm at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue. To register visit: http://msacstrategicplanningbaltimore.eventbrite.com
CALL FOR IDEAS: Visualizing The Star-Spangled Banner
The American Visionary Art Museum is making a call to all artists, historians, and the general public to submit their visual interpretations of the lyrics of the Star-Spangled Banner for possible inclusion in the design of its upcoming “A Very Visionary Star-Spangled Sidewalk” project. The overall design and theme of the giant public sidewalk art project will be decided by the project managers and lead project artist. AVAM encourages its members, neighbors, and the public to help us generate some visually rich, creative ideas on how to best illustrate our National Anthem, especially concepts that might lend themselves to 3-D interpretation (see lyrics below).
O say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS: Please type a description–400 words or less, or create a sketch (pdf, jpg, or 8.5”x11” paper), and email to email@example.com or mail to American Visionary Art Museum, Attn: Sidewalk Ideas, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230. All submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013. Submissions will be presented to project leaders to be used for inspiration and possible inclusion in the overall design. AVAM makes no guarantees that individual submissions will be accepted or included, and there are no prizes or awards given in exchange for submissions. Sketches and descriptions cannot be returned. This is not a call for submissions to the Museum, the AVAM collection, or possible future exhibitions.
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Where do you find public art? Do you see it every day, in murals in your neighborhood or an art installation on your campus? Have you traveled to visit destinations like Mount Rushmore or Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park?
There is a new tool to help you find public art— the Public Art Archive™, a data-rich, online catalogue of public art throughout the U.S. and Canada put together by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). WESTAF is a regional arts service organization dedicated to the creative development and preservation of the arts, with an emphasis on technology. While the organization primarily serves the 13 states that make up its membership, WESTAF impacts the entire country through their new technology tools designed for the creative industries.
Launched in 2009, the archive is a free resource that allows a broad range of users to explore public art in their communities. Their extensive, standardized data includes items such as images of the public artwork at different stages of the project, documents with artists’ statements, audio of artist interviews, and video of the piece’s installation. The archive also boasts a mobile site that grants visitors easy access to the database, including a geo-location feature to immediately find artworks near you. With 100 collections catalogued to date, WESTAF continues to accept content submissions to the archive.
Join the Baltimore Art + Justice Project!
MICA’s Office of Community Engagement is partnering with Animating Democracy and the Open Society Foundations to “map” the intersection of art and social justice in Baltimore. Our goal is to highlight Baltimore’s many strengths and to increase opportunities for collaboration among local artists, advocates and funders working for social justice.
Our first online interactive map, which will also include demographic and neighborhood data, will launch in Spring 2013. We want to make sure that YOU are on the map!
If you are doing work that is at the intersection of art + social justice, please visit www.mica.edu/bajp and follow the instructions to join fellow artists, designers, organizations, and advocates on the map. When you fill out a profile (10 minutes, max), you and your work will also be included in Animating Democracy’s national database.
Get Mapped. Spread the word!
If you have any questions about the project, please don’t hesitate to give me a call at 410-225-4268.
Kalima Young, Project Coordinator
Maryland Arts Day 2013:
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
At the President’s Conference Center
in the Miller Senate Building in Annapolis.
For a printable registration form, click here.
Civil Society Institute Fellowship Available: One fellowship for a minority artist with demonstrable financial need from New Haven, Jersey City, or Baltimore. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible CSI applicants. This award also includes a $500 travel stipend.
This award and 40 others are available at our February 15th deadline, including 16 open merit-based fellowships, 2 awards for outstanding American poets with financial need, relief awards for artists affected by Hurricane Sandy, and more. Learn about all of our current fellowship opportunities at www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships.
Applications are due by February 15th, 2013. This year, we have partnered with SlideRoom to bring you an improved online application process. To get started, visit www.vermontstudiocenter.org/apply, or vsc.slideroom.com.
If you have any questions, contact David Grozinsky, Admissions Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-635-2727.