Calls for Artists at Maryland HBCU Campuses

The Maryland State Arts Council’s Maryland Public Art Initiative has announced two open Calls for Artists for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, and the Coppin State University College of Business. The projects are the first Maryland Public Art Initiative public artworks on Maryland HBCU campuses. 

Both Calls to Artists are open to any artist or artist team living in the United States. Artists with a connection to HBCUs and/or residents of Maryland are especially encouraged to apply. Information on each project and how to apply below. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 3:00 p.m. ET.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy & Health ProfessionsUMES is a land grant, historically black college (HBCU) located in Princess Anne, Maryland. This new building will include two separate, site-specific public art commissions: 

  •  Interior Atrium & Lobby Wall ($175,000)
  •  Entrance Plazas & Sidewalks ($85,000)

Coppin State University College of BusinessCSU is an urban, historically black university located in the northwest section of the City of Baltimore. The new College of Business building will include a high visibility, site-specific public artwork along North Avenue. 

  • Gateway Artwork ($190,000)

For each commission, three to four semi-finalist artists or artist teams will be selected to develop proposals and receive a $2500 honorarium.

Click here to read the Request for Qualifications for each project and link to apply.

Informational Q&A Webinars

To learn more information and ask questions about either project or the application process please join for an upcoming webinar (click the date to register through Eventbrite):

A recording will be posted here after the webinar. 

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