The Open Society Institute-Baltimore seeks dynamic activists and social entrepreneurs interested in implementing projects that address problems in underserved communities in Baltimore City.

For fellowships beginning the fall of 2013, awards are in the amount of $60,000 over 18 months.

Please note: The application process has changed this year. The first step is now submitting a letter of inquiry. Learn more or download the application.

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Have an Idea to Make Baltimore Better? Need Money to Make It Happen?

Ignite Baltimore is making two Ignition Grants, of up to $2,250 each, available to support new, innovative projects that aim to make Baltimore a better place to live and work. These grants are funded by proceeds from Ignite Baltimore ticket sales.

Applications must be submitted by February 22, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. The selected projects will be announced at Ignite Baltimore 12 on March 28, 2013. Application available here.

Past grants have supported supplies for low-earning women, who are using their crafting skills to generate income, so that they could sell their products at farmers’ markets; interviews with people who are homeless to encourage understanding of the experience of homelessness; a filmmaking course for youth in the Walbrook neighborhood; video tours of Baltimore’s parks and trails; and development of a website to showcase Baltimore’s dance community.

Contact:  Kate Bladow at grant@ignitebaltimore.com

Jen Tydings of the Motorettes. Photo: Jim Lucio

A Night of Torch singing Jen Tydings (of The Motorettes), pianist Erica Patoka; Director John Wright and his troupe of actors; Aaron Henkin of WYPR’s The Signal

Where: Creative Alliance, The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224
When: Friday Feb 1, 7:00pm Cocktails, 8:00pm Show

Torch singer Jen Tydings (Motorettes) and pianist Erica Patokage get us in the mood on February 1 at this preview show for Baltimore’s biggest costume bash – The Marquee Ball. Jen sings torch songs to Erica’s sultry piano. Sip cocktails from our cash bar. In between Jen’s sets, John Wright and his troupe of actors mingle in 40’s period costume and perform vignettes from film noir “greats.” Narration and sound effects provided by WYPR’s The Signal’s Aaron Henkin. It’s all to set the stage and give you ideas for Baltimore’s biggest costume party of the year, Creative Alliance’s Marquee Ball with this year’s theme based on the film noir Kiss Me Deadly.

Come early on February 1 to see J.M Giordano unveil a large Marquee Ball Kiss Me Deadly photo in Creative Alliance’s Amalie Rothschild Gallery. 7pm cocktails, cash bar, 8pm show. $15, $10 mbrs, sts. Take advantage of a two-for-one special tonight: $45, $40 mbrs, includes ticket to Marquee Ball Dance Party.

Creative Alliance
The Patterson
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-276-1651

Falling Apart, Carl Gunhouse Solo Exhibition + Book Release
Project Space: Small Studies in Orientation, Max Guy
February 9, 2013 through March 23, 2013
Opening Reception + Book Signing: Saturday February 9, 2013  7-10pm
Artist Talk:  Saturday March 23, 2013  2-4pm

Hours: Saturdays 1-5pm & Wednesdays 5-7pm or by appointment

Guest Spot  is proud to present a solo exhibition of photography by Carl Gunhouse and the release of his new book, Falling Apart published by Waal-Boght Press, Brooklyn NY. Guest Spot Project Space will feature Small Studies in Orientation by Baltimore Artist Max Guy. Opening Saturday February 9, 2013, the works will be on view through March 23, 2013. A book signing will be held in conjunction with the opening.

Guest Spot at the Reinstitute
1715 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202
www.guestspot.org

 

The National Endowment for the Arts cooperates with the U.S. Japan Friendship Commission in the implementation of this program. The U.S/Japan Creative Artists’ Program provides support for up to five outstanding contemporary or traditional artists from the United States to spend a three-month residency in Japan.  Eligible applicants are architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, visual artists, or solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, storytellers and performance artists). Multidisciplinary artists and artistic directors of theater or dance companies are also eligible.

The next deadline for this program is March 1, 2013 for residencies in 2014.

Selected artists will receive:

  • A grant award in the amount of $20,000 to cover housing, living, and professional expenses for either 1 artist or a collaborative team.
  • Up to $2,000 for round trip transportation for the artist.

Additional information, including guidelines and the application, can be found at http://www.jusfc.gov/creative-artists-programs/