The Urban Arts Leadership Program (UALP) is a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) and was designed to increase the participation of groups that have been historically underrepresented, particularly those of color, in the management of cultural and artistic organizations.

UALP is a pipeline for high achieving young leaders (college seniors or recent graduates) who have demonstrated a strong commitment to this goal. The Program offers professional development, networking opportunities, and Fellowship placements with stipends to aspiring arts administrators. Equally important, UALP offers Fellowship Partner/Host organizations tools and training that support institutional changes that encourage greater equity and inclusion.

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The Maryland State Arts Council’s (MSAC) FY2018 Grants for Organizations (GFO) Program provides unrestricted operating support to arts organizations and arts programs through grant awards. Join GFO Program staff for a Grant Information Session or Webinar (new this year!) to learn more about the Program.

GFO GRANT INFORMATION SESSIONS are scheduled across Maryland to provide an overview of the GFO Program and technical assistance in preparing applications. To apply for activities that take place during FY2018 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) you must submit an FY2018 GFO application. Please take note of the FY2018 GFO Program deadlines below.


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Social Innovation Lab is now accepting applications for ventures to join its 2016-17 Cohort

Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2016 – 12:00 P.M. (Noon) Eastern

The Social Innovation Lab (SIL) at Johns Hopkins University accelerates ventures that create change and opportunity in Baltimore and beyond. SIL does this by providing funding, mentorship, office space, and workshops, to help innovative non-profits, mission-driven companies, and disruptive technologies develop and grow into thriving, sustainable ventures that make a measurable impact.

Since 2011, SIL has supported 52 ventures through this program including MERIT, Fusiform, andBaltimore Teacher Supply Swap. To learn more about SIL and our impact, view our 2016 Impact Report.

What SIL looks for:
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2016 Professional Development Scholarships
Apply by September 30


The Visit Baltimore Foundation wants to fund your continuing education and empower our tourism community!

Professional Development Scholarships up to $2,000 each are available. Individuals looking to enter and/or currently working within Baltimore’s meetings and tourism industry and pursing any number of special certification(s), product knowledge and/or professional training are encouraged to apply. Eligible activities and programs include (but are not limited to):

  • American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) Professional Certification Programs
  • Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) or Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM)
  • National Restaurant Association Professional Certification Programs (ManageFirst, ServSafe)
  • Other relevant continuing education courses or dedicated job-focused training in Business, Culinary, Hospitality, Hotel, Tourism or Non-Profit Management pending sufficient clarification and connection to Baltimore’s meetings and tourism industry in the application form.

Scholarship dollars are also available for employees of Baltimore’s non-profit cultural/heritage tourism community to attend educational conferences and/or workshopsas long as that individuals’ participation can be demonstrated as strengthening the capacity of local organizations to attract and serve visitors.Additional eligibility restrictions may apply.

For more information including an application visit

All applications must be postmarked by September 30, 2016



Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire is pleased to announce an open ‘Call for Entry’. An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

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Here is some information and Frequently Asked Questions about the Municipal Art Society’s Public Art Prize. Please send any questions you may have that are not answered here to

Application Link:

Click here for a .zip file of interior and exterior photos of the Valve House: Clifton Parl Valve House

Template for the budget form to send with application: Budget Template – MASOB Public Art Prize


Who is eligible? Anyone over the age of 18, who lives within 100 miles of Baltimore, Maryland.

Is there an application fee: No.

Can I apply as a group? Yes, but one person will need to be the main contact and to sign the contract should you be awarded the prize.

Who will be deciding the winner of the prize? Board members of the Municipal Art Society

How will the budgets be judged? Before going to the jury, they will be reviewed for feasibility, specifically the amounts entered for rental of equipment, supplies and labor. Artist fees can and should be included but should not exceed 20% of the entire budget.

Where is the Valve House located? In Clifton Park, in Baltimore, Maryland. (Google Maps link), 2308 St. Lo Drive

What neighborhood is near the park? Coldstream Homestead Montebello is immediately west of the park and valve house, the neighborhood website can give you a start learning about the history of the area and the people who live there.

Where can projects be proposed for? They can be proposed for the valve house itself and the surrounding areas in Clifton Park. The condition of the valve house itself is an evolving situation- the selected artist will work with BOPA and partners at Clifton Park to work with any scheduled repairs to produce their project.

What is the history of the Valve House? There are a number of links online that can help you start your research:

Do you have schematics? Yes.

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Can I propose a project for the interior of the valve house, that can be open to the public? No. At this time, the general public cannot be allowed inside the structure. Is there electricity on site?

Is there electricity on site? No, you should budget in the rental of a generator if needed for your project.

How do you define Public Art? We are working from the Americans for the Arts’ definition: “Public art is exactly that, art in public spaces. The term “public art” may conjure images of historic bronze statues of a soldier on horseback in a park. Today, public art can take a wide range of forms, sizes, and scales—and can be temporary or permanent. Public art can include murals, sculpture, memorials, integrated architectural or landscape architectural work, community art, digital new media, and even performances and festivals!”

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