Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2020 cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on the Innovative Grant website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit

Innovate Grant is an international initiative that supports photographers and artists through quarterly grants. The grant process has been simplified, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and the application reflects that.

Virtual Finalists’ Exhibition

The Virtual Finalists’ Exhibition for the 15th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is now live!

Miguel Braceli – View Gallery
Hoesy Corona – View Gallery
Phylicia Ghee – View Gallery (Opening Soon)
Muriel Hasbun – View Gallery
LaToya M. Hobbs – View Gallery
strikeWare – View Gallery 1 and Gallery 2
(Mollye Bendell, Jeffrey Gangwisch
& Christopher Kojzar)

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The Mayor’s Office of Children & Family Success and MBK-Baltimore are excited to announce You Matter: A Conversation Series Between Boys and Men of Color, virtual inter-generational conversations with boys and men of color focused on advancing the fight against discrimination and injustice. The dynamic lineup of special guests includes youth leaders and other Baltimore influencers who will create a space for boys and men of color to freely express what’s on their hearts and minds, and to develop strategies and actions for change grounded in the MBK-Baltimore framework.

Jul 9, 2020 – 6:15 PM
Jul 23, 2020 – 6:15 PM
Aug 6, 2020 – 6:15 PM
Aug 20, 2020 – 6:15 PM
Sep 3, 2020 – 6:15 PM
Sep 17, 2020 – 6:15 PM

Register Here

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces the finalists for the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize:

Miguel Braceli
Hoesy Corona
Phylicia Ghee
Muriel Hasbun
LaToya M. Hobbs
(Mollye Bendell, Jeffrey Gangwisch
& Christopher Kojzar)

See the artist bios here:

Created by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, the competition awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.

Each remaining finalist is presented with the M&T Bank Finalist Award of $2,500. Semifinalists are awarded a $500 honorarium, also partially financed by a gift from M&T Bank this year.

The 2020 Jurors are Gary Carrion-Murayari, Nona Faustine, and Diya Vij.

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Public Art Listening Sessions: Purchasing Artwork for State Buildings

Monday July 6, 4-5 PM and Monday, July 13, 4-5 PM

Maryland’s percent for public art program, the Maryland Public Art Initiative would like to begin a program to purchase existing works from Maryland artists to be on permanent display in State owned buildings. This listening session is for gathering feedback for a proposed artwork purchasing program and how it may benefit painters, photographers, mixed media, sculptors, etc. interested in selling work through this program. Register at

More information and additional programming from the Maryland State Arts Council’s Envision Series is available here.

Baltimore Summer Arts Passport

Project Overview: Organized by Arts Every Day, the Baltimore Arts Passport is a printed booklet exploring Baltimore-based arts organizations through a variety of visuals, prompts and activities to keep students reading, writing, and creating all summer long. Students will ‘travel’ to arts organizations, experience a glimpse of each institution, reflect on and creatively respond through writing, drawing, making, dancing or acting. The booklets will be accompanied by an art supply kit. While the booklet is not dependent upon internet access, there will be a webpage for families to access that will expand the student’s experience and offer new opportunities of engagement. Evaluation of this project will be led by the Johns Hopkins University Arts + Mind Lab. This project is being piloted as a collaborative effort with hopes of replicating in the future. 


  • Booklet: 24 page booklet containing do-at-home projects, engaging activities and creative reflections to support social and emotional learning. Text will be written at a 3rd grade reading level and we are working on organizing volunteers to provide translation into Spanish.
  • Art Supply Kit: colored pencils, watercolor, sketchbook, scissors, glue
  • Baltimore Arts Passport Virtual Classroom: Each organization will contribute virtual experiences and content to a collaborative webpage as an extension of the booklet.
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