Maryland Citizens for the Arts is leading the “500 Art-Full Letters” campaign in order to secure public funding for the arts. The ongoing community project asks people to create handmade letters for their legislators. To learn more or to view some of the letters visit www.artfullletters.tumblr.com.
EMP Collective and the New York-based One-Minute Play Festival (OMPF) have announced the Baltimore One-Minute Play Festival, coming to EMP on Feb 9th and 10th at 8PM.
Baltimore One-Minute Play Festival
February 9th and 10th at 8PM
EMP, 307 West Baltimore Street
Tickets are $15, available HERE
Proceeds from the event will benefit OMPF and EMP Collective’s mission to nurture and challenge local artists of all mediums through cross-collaboration and artistic experimentation.
Sunday’s performance at EMP will be live-streamed online at #newplay TV HERE.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Baltimore One-Minute Play Festival will feature over 50 brand new One-Minute Plays by nearly 30 local or Baltimore-rooted playwrights. Burgeoning playwrights will be working alongside prominent artistic voices in the region. OMPF takes the temperature of a collective artistic conscious through these series of pulsing moments.
Playwrights were selected by invitation and asked to engage in OMPF’s playmaking approach. Playwrights are encouraged to write about anything they are passionate about, and, as emerging themes or ideas become apparent, the plays are curated and presented in clusters to reflect those elements. Teams of directors and actors work to stage each cluster of plays.
Artists from EMP Collective, Single Carrot Theatre, Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS), Glass Mind Theatre, and other Baltimore theatre artists are among the participants.
Websites like Kickstarter, RocketHub, Indiegogo, ulule, and Baltimore’s own GiveCorps enable artists, filmmakers, writers, designers and other creatives to get the financial support they need by online fundraising. Join Cinder Hypki to learn the component skills to create your own successful strategy, including a strong narrative pitch, goals, production calendar, video, e-blasts and social media plan. Cinder is a nonprofit consultant and teaches crowdfunding, grant writing, and fundraising in the MFA in Community Arts Program at MICA. She has mentored many fund-seekers through the process. 11am-2pm. Adv reg $60, $45 mbrs. Walk-in $65, $50 mbrs.
Creative Alliance at The Patterson | 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21224 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 410/276-1651
“Discovery,” organized by Los Angeles-based arts organization RAW, will spotlight Baltimore artists working in film, fashion, music, visual art, hair & makeup artistry, and performance art. The one night event creates a circus of creativity that provides a little taste of everything.
Date: February 7
Location: TATU, 614 Water Street, Baltimore, MD
In a report released by ArtPlace, an initiative of national and regional foundations, federal agencies and major banks to accelerate creative placemaking, Baltimore’s Downtown was identified as one of the 44 Top ArtPlaces in the nation. Cities with neighborhoods that have been exceptionally successful at combining art, artists and venues for creativity and expression with independent businesses, retail shops and restaurants, and a walkable lifestyle to make vibrant neighborhoods were singled out by ArtPlace for their livability and creativity.
FREE CLASSES THIS MONTH AT THE FOUNDATION CENTER – WASHINGTON, DC
1627 K Street, NW, Third Floor
Your Board and Fundraising TUE, Jan 15 | 12:45-2:15 pm
Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits
Your Board and Fundraising: An Introductory Class
Prospect Research Basics: Researching Individual Donors
Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Introduction to Corporate Giving
Introduction to Corporate Giving
Nonprofit Sustainability: Building Blocks to Organizational Success
Introduction to Finding Funders
Proposal Writing Basics
Proposal Budgeting Basics
You Got the Grant! Now What?
These classes are free to attend, but registration is required. Register at Grantspace.
Autospa was one of the highlights of Artscape 2012. Conceived and performed by artists Nina Sarnelle, Erin Womack, Agnes Bolt and Scott Andrew, it was a total mind and body experience that many people may not have been able to see first hand. If you missed it..or want to relive it, sit back, relax and check out the video!