Call For Entries for the Sustainable Practice Exhibition! An exploration of sustainable resources and practice in fiber and sculpture. The MICA Fiber Department is looking for fiber and sculpture work that utilizes sustainable practices and/or resources, highlighting the artist’s role as a sustainable and ethical maker. The show will be held in tandem with a panel on Sustainable Fashion on October 4. All potential works need to be left in the Main gallery between September 25, starting at 6 pm, until September 26 at noon, to be selected by an evaluation process. Pieces not selected will have to be picked up by Friday, September 27, at 12. A reception will be held October 4, from 4:30 until 6 pm.

The Maryland State Arts Council is seeking panelists who have experience and expertise in the Performing Arts for the 2020 Independent Artist Awards.The Independent Artist Awards recognize achievement by Maryland artists making work independent of an institution or organization. The awards are accompanied by unrestricted grants that encourage artistic growth and sustained practice. The 2020 Awards will award artists working primarily in the performing arts (Artistic categories rotate on a 3-year cycle. Visual/Media awards will be awarded in 2021 and Literary Arts awards will be awarded in 2022).Serving as a panelist for the awards is a great opportunity to learn about and support Maryland’s many vibrant and active artists.What does a panelist do?Panelists play a vital role in the Maryland State Arts Council’s Independent Artists Awards. Panelists will:

  • Review and score each applicant’s submission based on a rubric
  • Attend one regional review meeting
  • Select panelists may also attend one state award review meeting during the winter of 2020

The average commitment of hours varies based on the number of applicants per region. The majority of work happens on the panelists’ own time over the course of 2-3 months.Who can be a panelist?This year’s Independent Artist Awards will be focused on Performance. We will rely on the wide array of experts and enthusiasts in the Performing Arts from across the state of Maryland to serve as panelists. Panelists are selected with a focus on diversity of experiences and location. Regardless of your connection to the arts, we encourage you to apply. Please note: if you are chosen to serve as a panelist, you are not eligible to apply as an artist to the 2020 Independent Artist Awards.How do I apply to be a panelist?Visit our website and fill out the application by October 16, 2019.Selected panelists are appointed by the Maryland State Arts Council for a one-year term, which may be renewed. Panelists will receive a modest honorarium and travel reimbursement for serving.

ARLINGTON ARTS CENTER’S STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM
TWO WEEKS LEFT TO APPLY!

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: September 23, 2019
Notification Date: November 1, 2019
Application Fee: $35

Arlington Arts Center’s resident artist program provides subsidized studio space in a supportive environment that encourages interaction, dialogue, and exploration. The program gives artists the opportunity to develop their practice in a community with other artists and alongside AAC’s critically acclaimed exhibitions and extensive educational programs. All studios have excellent sunlight, work sinks, and high ceilings with 24-hour access, 365 days a year. Facilities include a shared lounge area, kitchen, and bathroom.

Contemporary visual artists working in all media are welcome to apply. The program is not designed for commercial artists. After an initial review by current resident artists and staff, AAC staff will conduct interviews with a final short list of candidates. Selection criteria will include artistic merit, potential for community engagement, and diversity of media and artistic representation.

The following studios will be available in late 2019 and early 2020.

Private Studio (Available December 1, 2019)
Approximately 304 square feet.
Available for two-year lease, with potential to renew up to twice upon approval (total potential term of up to six years)
Studio rent: $380.62 per month (plus $30 utilities per month).
Artists must pay security deposit of one month’s rent. No interest accrues on the deposit.

Private Studio (Available January 1, 2020)
Approximately 304 square feet.
Available for two-year lease, with potential to renew up to twice upon approval (total potential term of up to six years)
Studio rent: $380.62 per month (plus $30 utilities per month).
Artists must pay security deposit of one month’s rent. No interest accrues on the deposit.

Space in shared studio, with one other artist (Available February 1, 2020)
Approximately 300 square feet.
Available for two-year lease, with potential to renew up to twice upon approval (total potential term of up to six years)
Studio rent: $312 per month (plus $30 utilities per month).
Artists must pay security deposit of one month’s rent. No interest accrues on the deposit.

Besides a few key festival staff positions, Charm City Fringe is a volunteer run organization! If you want a chance to help out anywhere on the Fringe team, fill out the Volunteer Form to get started and join our Charm City Fringe Volunteers group. We’ll post whenever we have volunteer opportunities, or when we find cool stuff. There are lots of “fringe” benefits to joining our team including free show tickets, life-long friendships and our everlasting love.

FILL OUT THE VOLUNTEER FORM

The Maryland State Arts Council is seeking panelists to review Grants for Organizations grant applications for the 2021 Fiscal year.Serving as a panelist is a great opportunity to learn about and support Maryland’s vibrant arts organizations and programs, while also learning about MSAC’s granting processes.What does a panelist do?Panelists play a vital role in the grants process of the Maryland State Arts Council.Panelists will:

  • Review written grant applications online
  • Conduct on-site interviews and phone evaluations to act as a more comprehensive advocate for assigned organizations in the panel discussion process
  • Submit reports about your assigned applications prior to a mandatory spring Grants Review Panel Meeting

Overall, the panelist role requires an average commitment of 40 hours over the course of four months.Who can be a panelist?We rely on the wide array of arts experts and enthusiasts from across the state of Maryland to serve as panelists. Panelists are selected with a focus on diversity of experiences and diversity of location. Regardless of your connection to the arts, we encourage you to apply!How do I apply to be a panelist?Visit our website and fill out the application by September 26, 2019.Selected panelists are appointed by the Maryland State Arts Council for a one-year term, which may be renewed. Panelists will receive a modest honorarium and travel reimbursement for serving.

Stamp Gallery Call for Artists

Application Deadline | September 16

Notification Date | September 23

Works Due to Gallery | October 23

Exhibition Dates | October 29 – December 7

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland seeks artwork by artists related to HIV and AIDS. 

This fall, Stamp Gallery will be exhibiting panels from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, last hosted in the gallery 30 years ago. In the interceding years and despite many technological and medical advances, HIV/AIDS is still an epidemic that disproportionately impacts the dispossessed and marginalized. Politics still tie into policies and funding on preventative drugs, a major barrier to ending the epidemic. Much has changed since the 1980s, but what still remains? 

Selected artwork will be exhibited in the Stamp Gallery in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Applicants must submit:

  • Artist’s Statement about specific works being submitted
  • Link to artist’s website (if applicable)
  • Proposed works with title and short description (up to 200 words), year of production, and medium)
  • 5-10 images/files (JPEG 72 dpi), video/audio clips should be shared as a link to a streaming site (with password information as necessary)

PLEASE SUBMIT TO: stampgallery@umd.edu

ABOUT THE STAMP GALLERY

The Stamp Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. The gallery serves by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.

The Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Stamp Student Union (1220 Stamp Student Union, The Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life, University of Maryland College Park, 20742). 301-314-8492, stampgallery@umd.edu

Arlington Arts Center has three studios opening between December 1, 2019 and February 1, 2020. AAC’s studio residency program provides subsidized studio space with excellent sunlight, work sinks, and high ceilings with 24-hour access, 365 days a year. AAC’s resident artists have the opportunity to develop their practice in a supportive community alongside AAC’s critically acclaimed exhibitions and extensive educational programs. The deadline to apply is September 9, 2019. Contemporary visual artists working in all media are welcome to apply.