Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with Jubilee Arts and 901 Arts, Art @ Work expanded for 2017 into two new neighborhoods: Reservoir Hill and Waverly. For five weeks, approximately 80 young people between the ages of 14-21 were hired to work under the direction of professional artists to create highly visible murals throughout the neighborhoods. In addition to creating the murals, Art @ Work participants attend professional development and skill-building workshops led by various local organizations. The goal of Art @ Work is to introduce youth to career opportunities in the arts, offer gainful employment in a positive learning environment and to provide youth with the tools to express themselves through the arts, all while beautifying their community. Since its launch in 2015, Art @ Work has produced 19 indoor and outdoor public art projects in the Sandtown and Upton communities, employing more than 150 Baltimore City youth.
Request for Qualifications
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and Jubilee Arts seeks qualified artists with experience painting and designing murals, mosaics and sculptures for vacant lots, as well as teaching and working with youth, for the Art @ Work: 2018 summer mural artist apprenticeship program.
Deadline to apply: Friday, March 16, 2018
Art @ Work is a five-week mural artist apprenticeship program for Baltimore City youth enrolled in the city’s YouthWorks program. Young people ages 14-21 will be hired to work under lead teaching artists to create highly visible murals, sculptures or mosaics throughout their neighborhood. The goal of Art @ Work: 2018 is to introduce youth to career opportunities in the arts, offer gainful employment in a positive learning environment and to provide youth with the tools to express themselves through the arts, all while beautifying their community. Art @ Work is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Jubilee Arts and Park Heights Renaissance and made possible through a partnership with YouthWorks Baltimore.
About the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts:
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.
About Jubilee Arts:
Jubilee Arts is a community-based arts program offering visual arts, dance, ceramics and business in partnership with Baltimore Clayworks, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), area artists, writers and dancers. Jubilee Arts is a catalyst for social change, using art as a tool for empowerment, community building, learning our history and changing our future.
About Park Heights Renaissance:
Park Heights Renaissance is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization representing businesses, religious institutions, schools, agencies, and other stakeholders committed to shaping a better future for Park Heights. The geographic footprint of PHR is 1,500 acres — almost twice the size of Central Park in New York — comprising a diverse group of more than a dozen neighborhoods. The mission of Park Heights Renaissance (PHR) is to help implement the Baltimore City Park Heights Master Plan, drive land and economic development, and partner with human development organizations that are transformative influences in the revival of a thriving and sustainable community.