Baltimore Mural Program

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA) seeks mural artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for consideration and inclusion in the Baltimore Mural Program’s Mural Artist Registry. The Mural Artist Registry will be used to aid the selection of qualified artists for Baltimore Mural Program commissions and to distribute notifications regarding upcoming mural artist opportunities. This registry will also be made publicly available for groups seeking artists for hire.

Created in 1975, the Baltimore Mural Program aims to make Baltimore neighborhoods more attractive, instill a sense of pride, provide employment for artists in their own field, combat graffiti in neighborhoods, and engage people in the beautification of their communities. Since then, the Baltimore Mural Program has produced more than 250 murals across the city, creating an outdoor public museum for the enjoyment of the people of Baltimore.

1) Artists 18 years of age or older are eligible to apply.
2) Artists must demonstrate their ability to design and successfully execute large-scale, exterior, wall-based work.
3) BOPA employees and their family members are eligible to apply for inclusion in the registry, but are not eligible for Baltimore Mural Program commissions.

1) Artistic Quality
2) Technical Ability
3) Community Engagement Approach & Experience

Applications are available online at:

FEBRUARY 13, 2015

March 5, 2015

The application will require the following:

1) Artist Statements: Brief descriptions of your work as an artist, your interest and qualifications for the Baltimore Mural Program, as well as your experience and approach to working with communities.
2) Resume: A current resume / CV. Artist teams or collaborative groups may submit a combined resume.
3) References: Name, address, email, and phone number for three (3) professional references.
4) Images: Five (5) images of past artworks. All image files should be in JPEG format, max 1240×1240 pixels, and should be titled: LastnameFirstname_IMAGE#.jpg (SmithJane_01.jpg). If the artist cannot submit an image of a mural, it is recommended that the artist produce one sample design for a hypothetical mural that reflects the artist’s style and imagery, in addition to images of existing work.
5) Image List: Attach a document detailing information regarding each work sample image including:
– Title of Work
– Dimensions
– Medium
– Year
– Location (if applicable)
– Three (3) sentence description.

Maggie Villegas, Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts,


Request for Qualifications (RFQ):  Chestnut Street Gateway Mural, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Public Art Chattanooga is seeking qualifications from artists or artist teams for the commission and installation of a mural at 2001 Chestnut Street at West 20th Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Up to three finalists will be selected to develop concept proposals for this project.  Each finalist will be paid a $500 stipend.  The project budget for the selected commission is $25,000.  The Chestnut Street Gateway Mural will provide a transformative and dynamic visual anchor to this important gateway.

This project is made possible with a generous grant from the Footprint Foundation.

Project Overview:

The site is located on the southwest perimeter of Chattanooga’s revitalized Southside neighborhood, and is adjacent to Finley Stadium and First Tennessee Pavilion, home to a variety of heavily attended public events including sports, a major fine art festival, and the Chattanooga Market, a weekly community farmer’s and craft market.  Once a blighted and severely neglected industrial district, the Southside has experienced a rebirth through reinvestment and is being transformed into a thriving and urban neighborhood.  Only blocks away, a 3.5-mile extension of the award-winning Tennessee Riverpark is under construction that will connect Chattanooga’s downtown to South Chattanooga and significantly increase pedestrian and bike traffic. Here, old and new neighbors embrace diversity, urban living, and the return of locally-owned businesses.

The junction of Chestnut and 20th Streets is rapidly becoming a key and visible gateway for the Southside and an important anchor point for Chattanooga. First Tennessee Pavilion and Finley Stadium are the first prominently visible landmarks when entering downtown Chattanooga from the South. They boast regular crowds and create a natural place for Chattanooga’s citizens to gather and to socialize. Over 6,000 people attend the Chattanooga Market (the region’s largest producer-only arts and crafts and farmer’s market) each week, while various other cultural events are hosted here throughout the year drawing equally large crowds. Similarly, the 21,688 seat capacity Finley Stadium is well attended for college and high school sporting events. In recent years, new businesses have quickly begun to flank the surrounding blocks and include a Jump Park, a brewery, and a boutique bowling alley set to open in 2015.

Since 2005, public art has played an important role in the revitalization efforts throughout the city of Chattanooga.  Some of these public art initiatives include:  a city-wide Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, Art on Main, and the Main Terrain, a new urban park and public art installation that was funded in part from a Creative Placemaking Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2011.  Like these projects, the Chestnut Street Gateway Mural will reinforce the critical role public art plays in lending a sense of place to a neighborhood, and will contribute to future neighborhood beautification and economic development efforts.

Deadline:  January 30, 2015

For full RFQ, please click this link below:


The City of Baltimore, the Baltimore Public Art Commission, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts are seeking interested artists and/or artist collaborators to submit qualifications for consideration and inclusion in Baltimore’s Pre-Qualified Public Artist List.  The pre-qualified list will go into effect upon review and approval of the Public Art Commission and remain in effect for three years. This list will be utilized and referenced for upcoming public art projects under the 1%-for-Public Art Program, most importantly federally funded construction projects requiring artists and/or artist collaborators to work directly with  the overall project design firm to incorporate artwork into the plan. (Note: Artists looking to apply with murals should apply directly to the Baltimore Mural Program, application available at:

Application available at:

Application due: February 13, 2015


The Grit Fund, administered by The Contemporary, supports unincorporated and collaborative artist-organized activity that contributes significantly to Baltimore’s arts landscape but seldom qualifies for traditional funding. The fund provides 8-12 grants in amounts between $1,000–$6,000, totaling $50,000 annually. The Contemporary will lead four free information sessions to provide more details on the application process, guidelines, eligibility, funding priorities, and more. While attending an information session is encouraged, attendance is not required to apply for funding. No RSVP necessary. Since we are nomadic, the information sessions are being graciously hosted by the organizations listed below. Additional information, FAQs, and application details can be found here.

Tuesday, January 13
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Maryland Art Place
218 W Saratoga Street

Wednesday, January 28
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Station North Chicken Box
1 W North Avenue

Wednesday, February 4
6:00 – 7:00 PM
The Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Avenue

Tuesday, February 10
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute & Center
847 N Howard Street

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site 

Art Proposals being accepted for the 2016 season

Due: June 17, 2015



Art Orientations
We strongly recommend that artists begin the proposal process by attending an artist orientation. These informal tours/conversations give the artists a chance to experience the space, discuss what makes a successful proposal, ask questions, and observe visitors interacting with the current artist installations.

Please let us know if you plan to attend an artist orientation by sending an email at least 48 hours in advance to Sean Kelley at Space is limited.

Orientation Dates and Times:
Saturday, December 27, 2014, 11:00 am
Saturday, January 17, 2015, 11:00 am
Friday, February 6, 2015, 11:00 am
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 3:00 pm
Tuesday, March 3, 3:00 pm
Sunday, March 15, 3:00 pm
Wednesday, April 8, 3:00 pm
Friday, April 10, 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 12, 11:00 am
Friday, May 1, 3:00 pm
Saturday, May 9, 11:00 am
Friday, May 15, 3:00 pm
Saturday, June 6, 11:00 am

Proposal Deadline (for all funding and approvals):
Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 4:00 pm
At Eastern State Penitentiary:

Art Proposals – 2016 Season
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

The deadline is for arrival at the site, not for a postmark. Please mail your application with sufficient time to arrive at Eastern State before the deadline. Applicants may also drop off proposals at the site between 10 am and 5 pm daily.

Grace Period:
There is a 24-hour grace period for all applications. Applications received after 4 pm on Thursday, June 18, 2015 will not be reviewed.

Please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard if you would like confirmation that your package was received. All applicants will be notified of the review committee’s decision by email in the fall.

Sean Kelley
Senior Vice President, Director of Public Programming
(215) 236-5111 x13

Additional Resources:

Planted, Naomi Reis windows installation at Mixed Greens

Mixed Greens is now accepting proposals for the windows project space (3 windows facing 26th Street). Click here to download the window measurements. & click here for FAQs, photos from the inside of the windows and a previous installation.

Artists must email a proposal of images, mock-ups, and/or diagrams that approximate the installation along with text describing the project to in January of 2015 ONLY w/ “WINDOW PROPOSAL” in the subject line. We also request a resume, statement, and a link to your website. The project needn’t be part of a series, but it must relate to larger themes in your work.

Site-specific window installations change every two to three months. To see current and past window installations click here. If you would like to make an appointment to see the space behind the windows, email nati[at]mixedgreens[dot]com. We are looking for site-specific projects that take the light, location, and unique constraints of the space into account.

Currently, we only accept proposals from artists living in the United States.

We are very excited to see what’s in store~get on it people !!!


Socrates Sculpture Park’s 15th Annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition

Submission Deadline
Monday, January 12, 2015 11:59 p.m.

EAF15 Curatorial Advisors
Gary Carrion-Murayari – Curator, New Museum
Nora Lawrence – Associate Curator, Storm King Art Center

Beginning October 30, 2014, Socrates Sculpture Park is accepting proposals for the 15th Annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF), a residency program and exhibition that awards 15 artists the opportunity to produce and exhibit sculpture and installation in the park.

EAF15 recipients will receive a $5,000 production grant to support their project, and a five-month studio residency that includes 24/7 access to the resources and fabrication facilities of the park’s outdoor studio. The completed works will become part of an outdoor exhibition, opening in early October 2015. Administrative support for additional fundraising, securing in-kind contributions, and marketing will also be available. An electronic publication will accompany the exhibition and be made available online, for free; printed copies will be provided to EAF15 artists.

EAF15 Timeline

Residency: May 2015 – September 2015
Exhibition: October 2015 – March 2016

Review Process
The EAF program is based on a competitive, open application process. Completed applications received by the deadline (January 12, 2015 at 11:59pm) will be reviewed by the Socrates exhibition department and two curatorial advisors consisting of Gary Carrion-Murayari, Curator, New Museum, and Nora Lawrence, Associate Curator, Storm King Art Center.