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From Art F City: We’re seeking world-wide contributions from artists, writers, curators, and others affected by the travel ban who want to keep working. We’ll do what we can to support that effort, because what you do is now more important than ever.

This could be an IMG MGMT essay, a review of an exhibition or art fair in a city where you now have an unexpectedly long layover, or a personal narrative about how your life/practice has been affected by this fuckery. Stuck in an airport? Make something creative in the terminal and send it our way. Are you and a friend stranded in a strange city? If you’re in the mood, hit up some galleries and write up a We Went To. Basically, we’re open.

To everyone cut off from your loved ones, home, studio, and/or livelihood—we can’t begin to imagine how awful this is. Know that we’re heartbroken and mad as hell too. So, let’s work together. If you offer your voice, we will make its not only heard but supported.

Please send all commission pitches to, with the subject heading “Fuck Donald Trump”. Pitches should include an explanation of how you have been affected and what you would like to produce for AFC. Pitches should reflect the urgency of the times and your situation. Our first month’s submission deadline will be Wednesday February 15th.



  • Projects must be collaborative i.e., present the creative contributions of more than one author or artist.
  • Projects must be rooted in or strongly related to visual art. Performance or media-based projects are only eligible if visual art is a core component.
  • Lead organizer must be a resident of Baltimore City or Baltimore County. The lead organizer is the primary contact during the application and granting process.
  • The majority of collaborators must be residents of Baltimore City or Baltimore County.
  • Lead organizer cannot be a student during time of application. Students may be listed as collaborators on projects.
  • Applicants may be a lead organizer on only one application but may be listed as a collaborator on multiple applications.
  • Resulting project activities must be accessible to Baltimore’s public and be presented in Baltimore City or Baltimore County.
  • Applications from 501c3 non-profit organizations will NOT be considered.
  • LLC’s are eligible if their primary purpose is not commercial and they are not a for-profit enterprise.
How to apply

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1. The U.S. Department of Education recently released resources for educators that focus on creating safe and supportive learning environments. As an organization committed to positive school climate, we are excited to share their Resource Package with you – click here.

2. Here at Wide Angle we embrace inclusivity, and we are paying close attention to how changes to healthcare may affect young people, as well as adults and youth with disabilities. For more information, here is a toolkit of webinar information compiled by multiple disability rights organizations. You can also follow our community partner, Disability Rights Maryland.


1. Governor Hogan’s latest budget proposal cuts millions of dollars in education supports to Baltimore. You can contact the Governor and Comptroller to share your voice on why you think these funds are vital for quality educational programming for young people.

2. Recent news indicates that our federal administration may propose to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and absorb the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Each one of those budget actions would have devastating effects to the cultural community. To express your support of the arts & humanities, there are multiple online petitions that you can sign, as well as a mailing list you can join here.

VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2018 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery and Common Ground Gallery.

The Gibbs Street Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art. The gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.

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Behavioral Health Awareness Art Show: Destigmatizing Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder

First Lady Art Reception 5pm, April 24, 2017
Art Display April 24 to 28, 2017

The Behavioral Health Awareness Art Show is one of two exhibitions in Spring 2017 hosted by Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan as part of a statewide multi-government agency and community partnership to increase public awareness of the need to de-stigmatize mental illness and addiction. The committee for the exhibition is made up of representatives of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Behavioral Health Administration, the Maryland Department of Disabilities, the Maryland State Arts Council, the New Day Campaign, the Mental Health Association of Maryland, and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Maryland.
By putting the spotlight on artists who through their art and activism raise awareness on issues surrounding mental illness and substance use, the Behavioral Health Awareness Art will elevate the public’s awareness of de-stigmatization in regard to mental illness and substance use. An exhibition of select artists from across the State of Maryland illuminates and celebrates the power of narrative art as a tool in the toolbox for challenging stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and addiction. The exhibition itself will be populated with art works that carry compelling narrative, and the event will celebrate the select artists engaged in anti-stigma work through their art and activism.

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