The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Baltimore Office of Sustainability’s Baltimore Green Network welcome proposals for sculptures and installations to be installed as part of the 2018-2019 season of the Lots Alive outdoor sculpture program. Winning proposals will be eligible for grants up to $5,000.
Lots Alive supports the creation of temporary outdoor sculpture sited on vacant lots within the Baltimore City limits. For this grant cycle, seven vacant lot sites have been identified for artist activation in the Park Heights neighborhood (on Park Heights Ave). Each project is expected to be installed for 12 months.
Designed in partnership with Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Baltimore Green Network, Lots Alive aims to breathe life into underutilized vacant spaces through creative interventions.
About the Baltimore Green Network (BGN)
Managed by the Department of Planning’s Office of Sustainability, Baltimore Green Network is a city-led effort to use sustainable, innovative, and cost-effective practices for stabilizing and holding land for redevelopment, and reusing vacant land to green neighborhoods, reduce storm water runoff, grow food, and create community spaces.
About the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA)
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City and Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, and offering funding and support to arts programs across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.
This RFP is open to artists, designers, architects, and community residents over 18 years of age and living in Baltimore City. Employees of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are not eligible to apply. To apply, artists must create a Submittable account and upload their proposal online via this LINK. All applications require the name and contact information for the artist or team as well as the required proposal documents
Submission Deadline: July 28, 2018
All projects must be installed September 22 – October 5, 2018
Projects must be deinstalled by October 5, 2019.