Request for Proposals: IMPACT 2014
SITE: Hopkins Plaza

Application Deadline: Saturday, June 21, 2014 by 5pm

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is now accepting applications for its fall 2014 IMPACT project. IMPACT is an annual, public art program developed to extend Maryland Art Place’s reach to broader audiences. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site. MAP plans to sponsor roughly three to four IMPACT projects over the course of 2014.

This fall, MAP is partnering with the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. The Downtown Partnership is offering Hopkins Plaza in downtown Baltimore for an artist or team of artists to create an original temporary outdoor installation based on light. Artists are strongly encouraged to visit Hopkins Plaza prior to submission. A small area or the entire plaza area may be incorporated for this installation (see images below). MAP and the Downtown Partnership encourage proposals using light and/or light elements. The proposed work(s) must be able to withstand the weather elements and may not block any of the sidewalks or security measures in place. Suggested installations may also include: sound, projections, etc. Because potentially proposed work will include the use of electricity, a schedule of illuminated hours will be made available to the public for viewing.

Eligibility: This call for proposals is open to all artists residing in the state of Maryland.

**Please note that work should be appropriate for viewers of all ages.

The selected artist/artist team will receive a $750 stipend to cover the cost of materials and direct costs of the project. Installation is scheduled to take place the last two weeks of September 2014. MAP and the Downtown Partnership will host an opening reception at the site on October 3, 2014. Press Announcements will be produced announcing the selected artist or artist team the last week of July.

Please send your proposal to by 5pm on June 21, 2014. Along with your application, you are welcome to submit up to 3 images or illustrated sketches. Past installation work samples will also be accepted.

Application Deadline: Saturday, June 21, 2014 by 5pm

Click here to download the full application.

RFP: May 2 – June 21, 2014
Announce selected artist/artist team: Week of July 14
Installation: September 15 – September 28, 2014
Opening Reception: October 3, 2014
De-installation of Work: TBD

About the Downtown Partnership, Baltimore: Downtown Partnership makes Downtown Baltimore a great place for businesses, employees, residents, and visitors.

Downtown Partnership is supported by over 650 member organizations. The most prestigious employers from Baltimore and its surrounding counties and states—ranging from Downtown’s largest businesses and institutions to the smallest entrepreneurial firms—are members of Downtown Partnership. We provide our members with a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to: networking events, marketing assistance, access to strategic research, and constituent services—benefits you won’t find anywhere else.

Contact: MAP’s Program Manager, Paul Shortt at or 410.962.8565 for more information about the IMPACT project at the The Downtown Partnership/Hopkins Plaza.

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