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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DEADLINE – July 21, 2017: Application
Final Webinar – Saturday, July 8

The deadline for Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) 2018 Individual Artist Award (IAA) applications is fast approaching!

These highly competitive awards recognize outstanding artistic achievement, honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state’s creative economy, and include grants of $1,000-$6,000 to support artists as they advance their craft.

MSAC is accepting 2018 IAA applications in the following categories:

  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) administers MSAC’s IAA program. Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by clicking the “Maryland” tab here on MAAF’s website.

The deadline for 2018 applications is Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST.

All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer one additional webinar before the deadline to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required.

Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM – Register here.

Questions about applying? Contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is an artist and writer’s residency located on enchanting Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a FREE 1-MONTH RESIDENCY from Dec 14, 2017 – Jan 13, 2018.

Imagine spending the winter working on your art to your heart’s content in sunny Mexico. We have fabulous live/work spaces for you. Apply today for 360 Xochi Quetzal Free Residency in Mexico. Applications are due July 30, 2017 thru CAFÉ www.callforentry.org.

We also have a personal residency program for artists and writers who need longer periods of creative time (1 – 6 months) throughout the year. For more details visit: www.360xochiquetzal.com/personal-residency-overview/.