For Immediate Release Highlandtown Arts District Creative Placemaking Call for Entries The Creative Placemaking workshops of Highlandtown, sponsored by the Southeast CDC, The Creative Alliance, and Banner Neighborhoods, has generated a list of potential capital improvements for the Highlandtown community. The goal of these soon to be completed projects is to develop positive “public places created by the people for the people.” The Highlandtown Arts District seeks artists to bring this mission and these projects to fruition. High Grounds Mural Project Project Description: This project is a paid, public art opportunity with a total project budget (materials and artist fees) of $7,500. The building is located at the corner of East and Eastern Ave in Baltimore, MD. The building owner seeks a bright and lively design, relevant to the location being a nexus of socialization to the community. Selection and Application Process The selection committee, made up of members of the Highlandtown Arts District’s (ha!) Steering Committee and the Southeast CDC, will be judging entries on artistic merit, experience, and relevance to the goals of the project. The committee will present up to three finalists’ proposals to the building owner for final approval. To apply, please submit the following by email to: Kari Snyder- *Resume (with contact information) *Artist Statement for proposed project *5-10 jpgs, at least 2 of which need to be of the proposed project (72dpi) -Images should also include past completed work that is relevant to the project and showcases the artist’s ability to complete this project successfully. Submissions need to be made by October 18, 2013 The selected artist will be notified within 1 week of the submission date. Email questions to: Kari Snyder- KARI SNYDER Director of Neighborhood Programs Southeast Community Development Corporation 3323 Eastern Avenue, Suite 200 410-342-3234 x 29 Fax: 410-342-1719

BOPA and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation are pleased to announce a  public art opportunity that hopes to brighten and enhance the pedestrian and community experience along York Road.

Artists are invited to design and create original street signs that will be placed along York Road between 43rd and Glenwood Ave.  Multiple artists will be selected to participate in the project and can choose from creating an image directly onto a blank steel sign or submitting a design to be professionally printed.

So what do you think is missing from the existing cannon of street sign visual culture? What would you add to the landscape given the opportunity?

Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2013 at midnight

For more info check out BOPA’s Call for Artists page or follow this link

RFP York Road Sign Project.