1. Tell us a bit about your role & responsibilities as Arts Council Director:
As the Arts Council Director I am responsible for implementing strategic leadership, planning and outreach to artists and the artist community within the city of Baltimore. I also develop and oversee programs and work to develop new initiatives to enhance and support arts resources within the community including institutions, organizations, and individual artists throughout the city of Baltimore.
2. What would
you like Baltimoreans to know most about the Arts Council and BOPA’s role in
We are here to serve them and keep them working in the city! As the City’s arts council I think it is extremely important for people to know that we are invested in helping support artists at every level of professional development as well as keeping communities informed and engaged about the arts.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts,
Inc. (BOPA) is proud to announce the 15th edition of the Janet &
Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The prize
will award $25,000 to a visual
artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore
region. Approximately six finalists will be selected for the final review for
the prizes; their work will be exhibited in the Walters Art Museum.
not selected for the Sondheim Prize will be awarded an M&T Bank Finalist
Award of $2,500 each.
New for this year, we will also be awarding a Sondheim Creative Residency, a six-week long fully funded residency at La Civatella Ranieri, in the Umbria region of Italy, to one of the remaining five finalists not selected for the Sondheim Prize.
Arlington Arts Center is currently accepting proposals for SOLOS 2020, to take place April 11 – June 6, 2020. Contemporary artists living or working in the Mid-Atlantic region are invited to propose solo-style exhibitions or projects to take place in one of AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces. Proposals are accepted through an open call and selected by guest jurors, in consultation with AAC staff. Artists are encouraged to propose exhibitions of previously unseen bodies of work and/or other new or previously unexhibited projects or installations. Proposals that specifically take into account AAC’s exhibition spaces are encouraged.
WHO CAN SUBMIT Artists who produce contemporary art in any media, and who live or work in the Mid-Atlantic region (defined as Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, or Delaware) may submit exhibition proposals. Any existing works must have been completed within the last 3 years in order to be considered.
GUEST JURORS Terence Washington, Departments of Academic Programs and Modern Art, National Gallery of Art; Michael Benevento, Director, Current Space
Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame of Maryland University is now accepting entries for the 31st National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2020. The exhibition will be held March 23 through April 24, 2020.
A minimum of $1,500 available in purchase prize money.
The Public Art Across Maryland program supports communities planning and creating public art. The program supports community visioning activities and planning processes to develop a public art concept idea, as well as funds to create and produce the final public artwork. The resulting work may be in any media, temporary or permanent, and inside or outside. The artwork must be free and publicly accessible to all.
Maryland non-profit organizations and/or local government may apply for either Planning Grant of up to $2500, or an Implementation Grant of up to $10,000 for a public art project that is developed through a community-driven engagement process.
In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency at VisArts at Rockville. This residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. The residency encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. The residency offers the gift of time and space to three artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. Each year the current Bresler Resident Artists will present their work in a three-person exhibition at VisArts. https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/140673/call-for-2020-bresler-resident-artists
The Arlington Arts Center (AAC), in partnership with the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (CFNOVA), invites artists based in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, to submit a proposal for a temporary public art project to be installed on AAC’s front lawn during the spring of 2020.
Project Goals and Expectations AAC and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia are seeking a project that engages the community and is accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. The work should offer opportunities for interactivity and public engagement, whether through direct interaction with the work itself; through public programs to activate the work while it is on view; and/or through community involvement in the production of the work. AAC and CFNOVA encourage interested artists to consider the environmental impact of their proposal and avoid the use of environmentally damaging materials, including Styrofoam or spray paint.
Project Timeline AAC and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia anticipate installing in March or April of 2020 and keeping the project up for three to six months. The final timeline will be developed in conversation with the selected artist.
QUESTIONS? Contact: Blair Murphy, Curator of Exhibitions email@example.com or 703 248 6800