The Grit Fund (TGF) provides monetary awards–up to $7,000–to encourage the development and presentation of projects that contribute to the vibrancy and advancement of Baltimore’s arts and cultural landscape. 

The Grit Fund is a project specific award that prioritizes artistic initiatives that present opportunities for artists, cultural organizers and community members to develop unexpected collaborations that investigate place and space. We accept proposals from unincorporated artist-led initiatives that utilize the visual arts as a means to produce collaborative public facing projects. 

Baltimore based artists age 21 and over are eligible to apply. Grit Fund projects must be based in Baltimore City or County and be accessible to the general public. Funded activities may include but are not limited to: exhibitions, publications, public events, public/place-based art, film screenings, the ongoing work of an existing arts venue or collective, and the founding of a new arts venue or collective. 

HISTORY: The Grit Fund was established in Baltimore in 2015 by The Contemporary (TC) with funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, as a part of the Regional Regranting Program–which “aims to support vibrant, under-the-radar artistic activity by partnering with leading cultural institutions in communities across the country.” Under the stewardship of The Contemporary (2015-2017), the Grit Fund granted over 30 Baltimore specific, artist-organized projects, totaling over $170,000 in three rounds of funding. In 2018 the Andy Warhol Foundation partnered with Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation to steward the Grit Fund through the 2019-2020 grant cycles. 

IMPORTANT DATES

APPLICATION OPEN: MONDAY, FEB. 4TH – SUNDAY, MARCH 31ST, 2019

INFORMATION SESSIONS: THE GRIT FUND APPLICATION TOOL KIT & WORK HOUR

SATURDAY, FEB. 16TH, 12pm-2pm & WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27TH, 6pm-8pm

SATURDAY, MAR. 16TH, 12pm-2pm & WEDNESDAY, MAR. 27TH, 6pm-8pm

To find out more information about the Grit Fund, including our program guidelines and eligibility, our application toolkit, FAQ’s, and more, please visit gritfund.org. If you have any questions please contact Program Manager Khadija Nia Adell at thegritfund@baltimoreartsrealty.comYou can find us on social media @thegritfund. 

What is the Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship?

At the intersection of art and social change, this nine-month residential fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists working on projects which address issues of social justice, civic engagement, and community building. Arts Lab fellows strive to expand their practices and grow as leaders in their respective fields.

Adapting the well-honed methodology of the Halcyon model, Halcyon Arts Lab fosters creativity through an environment of learning, access, collaboration and support.

2019/2020 fellowship dates: September 9, 2019 to June 26, 2020

Mandatory Orientation: September 10, 2019 to September 11, 2019

Location: Halcyon Arts Lab, 1801 35th Street NW, Washington DC 20007

Who is a good fit for the program?

Emerging artists who are interested in further developing a socially-engaged practice and creating lasting connections and partnerships in Washington, DC.

When is the deadline?

Applications are due by 5PM EST on April 4, 2019

Why should you apply?

Fellows accepted into the program will have access to the following:

  • Dedicated studio space to focus on research, learning, and creative practice
  • A competitive financial scholarship to support living and material costs
  • Nine months of off-site residential accommodation (eligible for non-DC residents only)
  • A program of social impact classes, entrepreneurship training, artist talks, studio visits, civic engagement opportunities, and critiques
  • Opportunities for mentorship and studio visits from experienced art professionals
  • Collaboration and networking with fellow artists, social entrepreneurs and our program partner organizations in Washington, DC
  • Opportunity to participate and present at By the People, an international arts and dialogue festivalLearn more and apply online on halcyonartslab.org

The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 South Carroll Street, Frederick, Maryland, announces the 2019 National Juried Exhibit. All media are eligible, including but not limited to: painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, drawing, and sculpture. Click here to submit your artwork for consideration.

Exhibit dates: May 4 – June 16, 2019

About the Juror: Sandy Guttman, Curatorial Assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in Washington, D.C., will serve as the exhibit juror. She has worked with Aspect/Ratio Projects, Bodies of Work, and Gallery 400. She is a founding editor of the arts and culture publication FWD: Museums.

Awards: First Place – $1,000; Second Place – $500; Third Place – $250; and Honorable Mention – $125

Fee: $35 per artist for up to three (3) images ($25 if artist is a current member of the Delaplaine)

Number of Pieces: Artists may submit up to (3) pieces (in JPEG format) for consideration. One digital image of each entire piece is required; for three dimensional works, up to two detail images per piece are allowed (with a maximum of 9 images per proposal).

Deadline for Entries: Monday, March 25, 2019 11:59 PM

The list of accepted works for the 2019 National Juried Exhibit at the Delaplaine will be posted in April.

Call for Proposals: Themed Exhibition Series “Self”

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is calling for exhibition proposals for the Open Gallery in The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center that address the theme, “Self.”
Four exhibitions will be scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year. For the 2019-2020 season, we are seeking artists who explore contemporary ideas of Self Portraiture; engaging with the self through either representational or conceptual means.

The deadline for “Self” proposals is March 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Gallery floor plan | Prospectus |  Go to Application ]

If you have questions about these calls for proposals, please contact Katherine Knight, katherine.knight@montgomerycollege.edu.

Call for Artists: https://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions/opportunities.html

 
Maryland Arts Summit – Call for Proposals
 
Call for Proposals will be accepted through February 15, 2019 at 5PM. 
You will be notified of the status of your proposal by March 15, 2019. 
 
Accepted presenters will be offered free Summit registration and an honorarium. 
 
Pending acceptance, presenters will be expected to attend an Orientation Meeting for the Summit (in-person or conference call) in mid-April, and submit their space requirements as well as max attendance. 
 
Submitted Call for Proposals will be reviewed by the Summit Committee, comprised of Staff and Board members of the presenting organizations as well as community members and key stakeholders. 
 
Assessment Criteria includes (1) Alignment of session with Summit topic(s); and (2) Experience of presenter with selected conference topic(s).
Call Description:

The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 South Carroll St, in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland, announces the 2019 National Juried Exhibit. All media are eligible, including but not limited to: painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, drawing and sculpture.

Exhibit dates: May 4 – June 16, 2019

Awards: First place $1,000; Second Place $500; Third Place $250; HM $125

About the juror: 
Sandy Guttman is Curatorial Assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. She has worked with Aspect/Ratio Projects, Bodies of Work, and Gallery 400. She is a founding editor of the arts and culture publication FWD: Museums. 

Entry Instructions: Visit http://delaplaine.org/exhibits/nje-2019/ for more information and to submit artwork for consideration. 

Fee: $35 per artist for up to three (3) images ($25 if artist is a current member of the Delaplaine). VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted.

Number of Pieces: Artists may submit up to 3 pieces (in JPEG format) for consideration. One digital image of each entire piece is required; for three dimensional works up to two detail images per piece are allowed (with a maximum of 9 images per proposal).

Images Specifications:
 Must be in JPEG format (500 MB max).

Deadline for entries: Monday, March 25, 2018 11:59 PM

Posting of Accepted work: April 15 no later than 5PM on our website at http://delaplaine.org/exhibits/nje-2019/