The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance presents a Brown Bag Lunch Session exploring two new programs: Artists U/Baltimore and the Urban Arts Leadership Program.
Artists U is a program founded and directed by Andrew Simonet in Philadelphia. Artists U is a grassroots, artist-run platform for changing the working conditions of artists. The program includes workshops and individualized planning sessions with artist facilitators.
The Urban Arts Leadership Program will provide similar professional development mentoring with a specific focus on supporting artists of color. The program is currently being developed by David D. Mitchell, who also serves as a facilitator for Artists U/Baltimore.
Date/time: Monday, June 17, noon
Location: Arena Players, 801 McCulloh Street
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Baltimore City’s three Arts & Entertainment Districts have received a $200,000 grant from ArtPlace America. The grant funds Transit, a project which brings together European and Baltimore artists, arts organizations, city planners and transportation officials to strategically transform transit environments within the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District, the Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District. The project was chosen from more than 1,200 applications as an exceptional example of creative placemaking.
Transit places artists and art at the center of city planning, execution and activity to transform undervalued spaces into places where communities gather and thrive. Baltimore is rich with artists and arts organizations, many located within the unique environment and personality of each Arts & Entertainment District. Transit leverages these assets by engaging the creative communities already present to elevate the visibility and capitalize on their commitment to the distinctiveness of each district.
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ArtPlace America is a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks and federal agencies committed to accelerating creative placemaking – putting art at the heart of a portfolio of strategies designed to revitalize communities. For more information visit www.artplaceamerica.org.
The eighth annual Free Fall Baltimore returns on October 1 through October 31, 2013!
During the city-wide arts celebration, Baltimore City arts organizations present hundreds of FREE arts activities including dance, music and theater performances, art exhibitions, free admission to museums, walking tours, festivals and workshops.
The Grant Application is for organizations with operating budgets under $300,000 that wish to apply for a Free Fall Baltimore grant. 2013 Grant Application Due: Friday, June 28
The Participant Application is for organizations with operating budgets over $300,000. 2013 Participant Application Due: Monday, July 15
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces the finalists for the eighth annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The finalists are Gabriela Bulisova, Larry Cook, Caitlin Cunningham, Nate Larson, Louie Palu and Dan Steinhilber. The competition awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is held in conjunction with the annual Artscape juried exhibition and produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Walters Art Museum and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). The competition winner is announced during an award ceremony and reception on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 7pm at the Walters Art Museum, located at 600 North Charles Street.
Learn more about the finalists.
Visit Baltimore’s official guide for Winter-Spring 2012-13 features the city’s bustling Arts & Entertainment Districts, including the new Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District. You can flip through the guide electronically here.
Opening on March 1st, Baltimore Threadquarters will carry an eclectic selection of fabric, yarn, embroidery floss, buttons, and other sewing supplies. The shop will also host fine art installations and a variety of classes and workshops. Baltimore Threadquarters will be located in the Botteon Building at 518 South Conkling Street.
To find out more about their mission and help contribute go here.
Preach! is a new body of work from Baltimore-based artist Jeffrey Kent that draws parallels between the Civil Rights Movement and the ongoing debate over marriage equality in the United States.
Preach! is on display in the Herbert Bearman Art Galley of the Frederick-Douglass – Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum from February 7 – March 31. The installation was developed by students of MICA’s Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS).
For more information on Preach! and EDS visit www.preachjeffreykent.com.