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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance invite all to attend the Mayor’s Cultural Town Meeting.  The bi-annual event will take place on Wednesday, October 15 from 6pm to 8pm at the Maryland Historical Society, located at 201 W Monument Street.  Mayor Rawlings-Blake, city officials, arts community leaders and residents will join together to discuss the importance of the arts to the quality of life in Baltimore City.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in this critical dialogue.

The Mayor’s Cultural Town Meeting is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.  

The Call for Submissions for School 33′s Annual LOTTA ART benefit is now open!

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Click here for the application!
DEADLINE for registration: September 20, 2014
To learn more about the LOTTA ART event, click here!

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists through exhibitions, art classes, workshops, a Studio Artist Program, and special events. School 33 Art Center is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and is supported in part by grants from the Mayor and the City Council of Baltimore, the Maryland State Arts Council, and through private contributions to School 33 Art Center.

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Maryland Citizens for the Arts’ Arts Lab 2014: Customizing Arts Advocacy, 365 Days a Year

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

REGISTER FOR ARTS LAB 2014 HERE! RSVP Required

Artists, administrators, volunteers and patrons all have an opportunity to engage in Arts Advcacy every day! Gather with your colleagues from around Maryland to investigate building your personal advocacy strategy for the coming year. Put your unique spin on supporting the common goal of increased public and private support for, and participation in the arts in Maryland.

In light of fall elections, a new Administration in Annapolis, and new members of the General Assembly, Presenters and Facilitators will focus on a “Back to Basics” approach to advocacy; elections will also change leadership locally. But advocacy goes beyond politics to community stakeholders too. Each situation requires a customized approach.

ArtsLAB 2014, MCA’s third annual capacity building conference for the Maryland arts sector, will focus on helping you create your individual arts advocacy appeal for the year ahead!

Join us! Be one of the first to see the newly renovated theater at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts!

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THE URBAN ARTS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR

THE 2014-2015 FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

The Urban Arts Leadership Program (UALP) diversifies and strengthens administrative leadership in cultural organizations by connecting emerging professionals to training and resources that will help position them as leaders. The Program will provide information and organizational placement that will help participants develop new and expanded skills and networks. It is open to all applicants with a particular focus on serving emerging leaders of color.

The development of UALP has been guided by community input and the participation of more than 30 administrators from partnering arts organizations. The UALP Professional Development Intensives are an immediate response to the needs of emerging arts professionals in Baltimore.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

  • For the 2014-15 training year, a cohort of up to ten fellows will be selected for the program.
  • Fellows will participate in up to ten weekend intensives, which will begin in October. Weekend Intensives’ topics will include, but are not limited to: Professional networking strategies; Fundraising tactics/how to write a grant; Professional etiquette; Resume/CV preparation; Team building and group dynamics; Financial literacy for individuals and organizations; Effective community engagement.
  • The following dates have already been scheduled for the UALP weekend intensives, but are subject to change. The intensives will run Fridays from 6:30pm – 9:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am – 6:00pm:
    • October 31 – November 1, 2014
    • November 7 – November 8, 2014
    • November 14 – November 15, 2014
    • December 5 – December 6, 2014
    • December 12 – December 13, 2014
    • December 19 – December 20, 2014
    • January 9 – January 10, 2015
    • January 16 – January 17, 2015
    • January 23 – January 24, 2015
    • March 13 – March 14, 2015
  • Partnering with regional arts organizations, UALP fellows will also spend three to six months in up to two culture-based organizations working on meaningful projects that advance the work of the host organization as well as build the fellows’ professional skillset. Fellows will begin fellowship placements in Feburary 2015 and will conclude all work within organizaitons in July 2015.

IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE 2014-15 UALP PROGRAM, APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO COMMIT 20 HOURS PER WEEK FOR THE DURATION OF THE PROGRAM AND BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL WEEKEND INTENSIVES.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR FELLOWSHIP APPLICANTS:

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE DUE AT NOON ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS:

PARTNER ORGANIZATION APPLICATIONS ARE DUE AT NOON ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014.

Questions regarding 2014-15 Urban Arts Leadership Program and the 2014-15 Fellowship and/or Partner Organization applications should be directed toartsleadership@baltimoreculture.org.

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Season II of the Station North CSA is here! Purchase your share on Brown Paper tickets.

Station North Arts and Entertainment District is pleased to announce Season II of its Community Supported Art (CSA) project. Based on the same concept as Community Supported Agriculture, the Station North CSA will provide participating shareholders with the freshest art that Baltimore has to offer. We’ve assembled a jury of Station North art celebrities to select artists to produce work for the second season.

At each presentation event (see below for dates), 4 CSA artists will give short presentations on their work and shareholders will rank their preferred artists. Ranking is used to ensure that shareholders aren’t getting a box full of kale at pick-up when they’d rather have beets. These events are also an opportunity to network, mingle, and meet CSA artists.

The goal of the Station North CSA is to create an engaged community of local arts supporters by establishing relationships between gallerists and local patrons and creating an exciting new model of art support and distribution. Shareholders will each receive work from 6 of the 12 participating artists in their track; art distribution will be determined by shareholders’ preferences.

 

Each shareholder will receive 6 works of art, each created by a different artist, for $350.
Buy your share today!

SEASON II PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

IMPORTANT DATES- Season 2 (Tuesday Track)

  • 09.22.14 @ 5:00PM: Last chance to purchase shares for the Station North CSA
  • 09.30.14 @ 6:00PM: Round 1 Artist Presentations
  • 11.11.14 @ 6:00PM: Round 1 Art Pickup & Round 2 Artist Presentations
  • 12.09.14 @ 6:00PM: Round 2 Art Pickup & Round 3 Artist Presentations
  • 01.06.15 @ 6:00PM: Round 3 Art Pickup

IMPORTANT DATES- Season 2 (Wednesday Track)

  • 09.22.14 @ 5:00PM: Last chance to purchase shares for the Station North CSA
  • 10.01.14 @ 6:00PM: Round 1 Artist Presentations
  • 11.12.14 @ 6:00PM: Round 1 Art Pickup & Round 2 Artist Presentations
  • 12.10.14 @ 6:00PM: Round 2 Art Pickup & Round 3 Artist Presentations
  • 01.07.15 @ 6:00PM: Round 3 Art Pickup

Please note which track you prefer when purchasing your share.

RESOURCES

 

PURCHASE A STATION NORTH CSA SHARE

Visit stationnorthcsa.brownpapertickets.com to purchase your share today!

 

The Station North CSA is made possible through the generous support of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, the Warnock Foundation, and the Aaron and Lillie Straus Foundation.

 

 

 The Station North CSA has teamed up with Full Circle, a local full service imaging, printing, and fine art frame shop to provide discounted framing  packages for CSA shareholders. Email Allison Gulick, CSA Coordinator, for a full list of framing options and pricing.