“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 ljoseph@promotionandarts.org.

For more information about the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City, contact: Peter Doo at petercdoo@gmail.com.  

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.

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