Pratt Library Now Offers Free Online Courses

Looking for college-level professional development or personal enrichment courses?

The Pratt Library now offers hundreds of FREE online courses accessible anywhere, anytime, anyplace.

Gale Courses provides well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students.

Gale Courses gives you access to online learning courses that are:

  • Free for all Pratt Library card holders
  • Easy to use, just sign up using your library account

With six-week courses, you can join programs year-round

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The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) is pleased to announce an important fellowship opportunity. The Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship (est. 2016) is open to applicants working in all genres (writers, visual artists, and composers) and consists of a fully-funded two-week residency at VCCA during the Summer 2018 scheduling period (June through September). This fellowship includes a private room, all meals, and an individual work studio. Eligible applicants must self-identify as LGBTQ.

Deadline: January 15, 2018 

For more information and to apply, click here

The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2018 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools, templates, technological enhancements and funding strategies to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange and audience engagement. VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with an exhibition budget of $10,000. Additional funding and staff support for printing, promotions, and execution of exhibition programming is available. The program is one year and will begin in January 2018.

Deadline: December 15, 2017 

For more information, click here

The Baker Artist Awards provides critical recognition and resources to support artists’ projects, their lives, and well-being, all while living in the Baltimore area. Artists may submit portfolios for the chance to win. Awards will include $10,000 for an artist in each of the six disciplines. One of these artists will then be selected to receive an additional $30,000 prize

Deadline: December 21, 2017

There are also several Working and Info Session in the coming weeks, which you can learn more about here:

For more information, click here.



The application deadline is January 10, 2018 at 11:59PM EST (23:59). Applications will not be accepted after January 10 for any reason. The 2018 application fee amount is determined by the date that you choose to submit your application.

The fee is $20 if you apply between November 15 and November 22, 2017.

The fee is $50 if you apply between November 23 and December 6, 2017.

The fee is $65 if you apply between December 7, 2017 and January 7, 2018.

The application fee is $80 if you apply between January 8 and January 10, 2018.

All fee increases will occur at 11:59PM (EST) on the last day of each payment bracket. All dates and times are EST.

Admission to Skowhegan, the awarding of general financial assistance, and the pursuit of all Skowhegan activities are implemented without preference to racial or ethnic origins, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability, or age. The Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Maine.

Young Audiences is offering paid positions for artists to train as Teaching Artists and use their art in the classroom setting at the Summer Arts & Learning Academy, July 9-August 10. (Training will be between January and April, 2018). At the Academy, artists will team with academic teachers to work in the mornings with Baltimore City children on art and arts-integrated literacy and math, and then will lead art experiences in the afternoon.

Deadline: November 27, 2017.  

For more information, click here.