GBCA and Artists U are working with a Roundtable of artists and arts professionals looking at how Baltimore artists survive and thrive. We created this artist survey to better understand artists in Baltimore. We will use what we learn to better organize with artists, to build community, resources, and opportunities to move us all forward. We do mean “us;” we believe strongly that our success is mutual and interdependent.


Ladew is Seeking Submissions for Garden Glow! 

There are 3 Classes of Submission

1) “GLOW” Our biggest class in terms of size; can be any type of lit installation; does not have to relate to Halloween, a captivating visually stimulating light display to celebrate the season on behalf of Ladew Topiary Gardens. Assume 5-20+ feet in size. Each submission will have its own viewing space and supporting marketing and promotion.

The Participants we are looking for are: Artists, businesses, arts organizations, groups, individuals 

Download your Submission form and application Here 

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New This Year – Eligible Groups Can Receive Up To $5,000


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the application for MECU Neighborhood Event Grants for 2019. The program awards cash grants to Baltimore City non-profit neighborhood associations and community-based organizations for the purpose of producing a free-to-the-public event for the community and residents they currently serve. Special must focus on at least one of the following area: education, arts and culture, or community development. New this year, with additional support from MECU, eligible groups can receive up to $5,000. Applications will be available starting Thursday, August 16, The deadline for submissions is Sunday, October 7, 2018. The MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program is administered by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and supported by presenting sponsor MECU, Baltimore’s Credit Union, in addition to the Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD).

“We are proud to support the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program for the seventh straight year,” said MECU President and CEO John Hamilton. “By increasing the maximum dollar amount, we’re excited to see even larger community events in the coming year.”

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“Dollar General, Olney, Illinois” by Nate Larson, 2017 MASB Artist Travel Prize Recipient

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is proud to announce the third edition of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Prize, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City (MASB). The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore was founded in 1899 as part of the City Beautiful movement. It is one of only two remaining societies to be operating under its original charter “to provide sculptural and pictorial decoration and ornaments for the public buildings, streets and open spaces in the City of Baltimore, and to help generally beautify the City.” Artistic contributions to the City span more than one hundred years. In 2016 the Society embarks on a path to provide new opportunities to Baltimore artists and art places within the City.

This prize will award $6,000 to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators, living and working in Baltimore City. Successful proposals will be selected from submissions that clearly articulate the artist’s reason for travel and how it relates to their work, along with support materials. The $6,000 prize is intended to function as funding for travel essential to an artist’s studio practice that an artist may not otherwise be able to afford.

Click here to apply. 

Estimated Timeline

  • Thursday, August 2, 2018: Call for entries released
  • Friday, September 14, 2018: Application deadline
  • October 2018: recipient of MASB Artist Travel Prize announced
  • 2019-2020: Public presentation of travel by selected artist

For more information about the Travel Prize contact: Lou Joseph at 443-263-4339 or

For more information about the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City, contact: Peter Doo at  

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

For more information on the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Prize, call 410-752-8632.

In an effort to brighten, beautify and enhance visibility of Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Washington Village Branch, Baltimore-based artists and designers are invited to submit a proposal.

No specific subject matter is required and all complete proposals will be reviewed. The Pratt does request that the word library appears on the Southern-most end of the wall. The final project may be a painted mural, printed or other media that appropriately fills the space. The library is open to a variety of materials. This submission should include every aspect of the design and install process. To learn more about the library, its patrons and those in the community, please attend the info session.

Artists may also submit questions to, questions should be submitted by August 9th for answer at the info session.

● Submissions due by August 17th
● Notification of winning design by September 15, 2018
● Work to commence September 2018

Visit the link for the full RFP:

Maryland Artists, Performers, Writers!
Are you or a loved one affected by a mental illness or substance use disorder? Does your art explore these topics in any way, shape, or form, or offer a path for healing in regards to these sorts of hardships? Do you seek a performance or exhibition opportunity to share your art and/or story on these topics?
Then this may be for YOU.
The New Day Campaign is an initiative led by artist, curator, and organizer Peter Bruun that is dedicated to using arts programming and public engagement to challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and substance use, making the world a more healing place. In 2018 and 2019, the New Day Campaign is presenting a number of exhibitions and events throughout Maryland as part of its Dusk & Dawn series, aimed at awakening hope and healing for those hurting from behavioral health challenges.
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The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently seeking proposals for a large scale mural on the Norfolk Avenue facade of the Triangle Towers apartment building at 4853 Cordell Avenue in Bethesda, MD.
The wall designated for the public mural is approximately 70 feet wide and 100 feet tall. A $50,000 stipend will be provided to the selected artist to pay for supplies and the artist’s time. Necessary lifts and scaffolding will be provided and associated fees will not be the responsibility of the selected artist.
Artists must be 18 years of age or older and be residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia to apply. Artists must also have prior experience with the design and installation of large scale murals and are asked to submit a detailed, site-specific proposal for the Triangle Towers Mural. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2018.
Special thanks to our partners Southern Management and the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission for making this new public art project in downtown Bethesda possible.