Request for Artistic Proposals to Safely Bring the Community Together at Maryland Hall during the COVID-19 Crisis
Dedicated to Art for All, Maryland Hall in Annapolis, Maryland, is the region’s cultural core, convening and engaging all people in arts experiences that strengthen community.
“Maryland Hall is beginning to envision arts programming to serve its greater community through the summer and fall 2020. We know we need to adapt what we do in a creative and even more collaborative way in order to more safely meet the artistic and enrichment demands of our neighbors. We want to tackle this ever shifting landscape in partnership with the artists inside and outside of Annapolis, crafting new outlets for artistic expression and experimentation. It is our hope this request for artistic proposals will lead to new ideas and new ways of using Maryland Hall’s assets together with the creativity of our community to feed our collective artistic needs.”
Station North Shines will feature live and pre-recorded segments from artists, small businesses, and galleries. It will be broadcast on Station North’s Facebook and Event Page live.
At this moment, artists across the world are adapting their practice to stay connected and continue making art. Station North is shining a light on artists who are finding unique ways to stay engaged and celebrate their work.
Over the next few months, Station North and Central Baltimore Partnership will be showcasing artists and businesses in the district through a virtual “art walk” the first Friday of each month. This first special evening will provide a taste of the incredible, handmade jewelry artists and makers within the district, along with a family-friendly how-to video from Open Works to make a Shadow Puppet Theater!
Elliot Keeley, studio manager with the Baltimore Jewelry Center will walk us through their current exhibit, Object Permanence, and explore the Metal Shop, featuring local and nationally recognized contemporary jewelers. Gina Tackett will guide us through her transformational shell casings-turned talisman jewelry, Jordan Faye Block will feature three artists’ work in her new yoga studio and gallery, Thrive Atelier, Designer Qwishuna Smith will spotlight Lobe’ Dangle, her haute couture leather accessory brand, and Open Works Education Manager, Laura Cohen, will demonstrate how to make a shadow puppet theater using materials from around your home. More artists will be featured in the coming months!
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces cancellations and updates for its Summer 2020 calendar of events.
Following mass gathering restrictions, BOPA’s large-scale summer events Artscape 2020 and Baltimore’s 4th of July Celebration have been canceled. The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibitions will proceed on a virtual platform this year.
BOPA will continue to adapt its annual programming and seek alternatives including virtual platforms in response to the health crisis. Announcements will be made accordingly in the coming weeks.
The Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster is a list of curated Maryland-based artists who have a demonstrated history of successful, professional touring engagements. MSAC uses the roster to promote artistic collaboration between Maryland touring artists and Maryland presenters with the goal of increasing touring engagements for Maryland professional performing artists. Benefits of being listed on the Roster include:
Maryland Touring Grant funding is available to eligible Maryland-based non-profit organizations to support Roster Artist booking fees.
MSAC promotes the Roster and funding opportunities to presenters.
New! MSAC’s new website (coming in late summer 2020) will allow each Roster Artist to update their profile with current booking information and work samples and provide easier navigation and search capabilities for presenters.
Applications are open to Independent Artists and Performing Companies/Groups who are able to demonstrate a successful history of professional touring engagements. Read full eligibility requirements in the program guidelines. Applications are reviewed by panelists on a quarterly basis. Applications submitted by July 1, 2020 will be included in the first round of FY21 Roster reviews.