Call for Artists

Throughout the year, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts seeks visual, literary and performing artists to participate in large-scale festivals and special events. Now, artists and cultural organizations can visit one place to learn about current calls for artists, upcoming projects and arts-related events.

Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar

Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar showcases original works of art from regional artisans. Craftspeople can apply to sell their artwork, such as paintings, photographs, jewelry and handmade furnishings/decorations. No deadline.

Artist Studio Available at School 33 Art Center


What better way to start the new year than becoming a resident artist at School 33? 

We have one studio available (pictured below) for rent.

Spaces are approximately 450 sq. ft.  All leases are for one year, renewable upon approval. Spaces are work only. Studio space offers plenty of natural light, a great community of local artists to work around, and participation in our studio mentor program!

Qualified fine art artists. Students and Employees of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts are not eligible.

 $380/month, large windows, hardwood floor, and utility sinks on each floor. Prices include heat, a/c, and electricity.   

Application Procedures:    
Send resume, artist statement, and CD portfolio with 10 JPEG, images (no more than 1 MB each, labeled Lastname_Firstname_01, etc.), completed application and slide description sheet to:

School 33 Art Center
c/o Melissa Webb 
1427 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Please visit to download the application form.
If you have questions, please contact Melissa Webb, at or at 443-263-4350.

Call for Teaching Artists

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is seeking talented Teaching Artists to join the Bright StARTS program arts education team.  

Click here for the application.

Click here for full job description. 

Baltimore’s Pre-Qualified Public Artist List

The City of Baltimore, the Baltimore Public Art Commission, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts are seeking interested artists and/or artist collaborators to submit qualifications for consideration and inclusion in Baltimore’s Pre-Qualified Public Artist List.  The pre-qualified list will go into effect upon review and approval of the Public Art Commission and remain in effect for three years. This list will be utilized and referenced for upcoming public art projects under the 1%-for-Public Art Program, most importantly federally funded construction projects requiring artists and/or artist collaborators to work directly with  the overall project design firm to incorporate artwork into the plan. (Note: Artists looking to apply with murals should apply directly to the Baltimore Mural Program, application available by clicking here.

Application available at:

Application due: February 13, 2015

Baltimore Mural Program Artist Registry

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA) seeks mural artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for consideration and inclusion in the Baltimore Mural Program’s Mural Artist Registry. The Mural Artist Registry will be used to aid the selection of qualified artists for Baltimore Mural Program commissions and to distribute notifications regarding upcoming mural artist opportunities. This registry will also be made publicly available for groups seeking artists for hire.

Created in 1975, the Baltimore Mural Program aims to make Baltimore neighborhoods more attractive, instill a sense of pride, provide employment for artists in their own field, combat graffiti in neighborhoods, and engage people in the beautification of their communities. Since then, the Baltimore Mural Program has produced more than 250 murals across the city, creating an outdoor public museum for the enjoyment of the people of Baltimore.

1) Artists 18 years of age or older are eligible to apply.
2) Artists must demonstrate their ability to design and successfully execute large-scale, exterior, wall-based work.
3) BOPA employees and their family members are eligible to apply for inclusion in the registry, but are not eligible for Baltimore Mural Program commissions.

1) Artistic Quality
2) Technical Ability
3) Community Engagement Approach & Experience

Applications are available online at:

FEBRUARY 13, 2015

March 5, 2015

The application will require the following:

1) Artist Statements: Brief descriptions of your work as an artist, your interest and qualifications for the Baltimore Mural Program, as well as your experience and approach to working with communities.
2) Resume: A current resume / CV. Artist teams or collaborative groups may submit a combined resume.
3) References: Name, address, email, and phone number for three (3) professional references.
4) Images: Five (5) images of past artworks. All image files should be in JPEG format, max 1240×1240 pixels, and should be titled: LastnameFirstname_IMAGE#.jpg (SmithJane_01.jpg). If the artist cannot submit an image of a mural, it is recommended that the artist produce one sample design for a hypothetical mural that reflects the artist’s style and imagery, in addition to images of existing work.
5) Image List: Attach a document detailing information regarding each work sample image including:
– Title of Work
– Dimensions
– Medium
– Year
– Location (if applicable)
– Three (3) sentence description.

Maggie Villegas, Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts,

School 33 Art Center Project Space Exhibition

School 33 Art Center is now accepting proposals for two upcoming exhibitions in the Project Space.  The selected exhibitions will be on display from Friday, April 3 to Saturday, May 30, 2015 and Friday, June 12 to Saturday, August 22, 2015.  Applicants are encouraged, but not required to apply for School 33 Art Center membership.  The call is open to individual artists and collaborative teams working in any medium.  An application and guidelines can be found online at  The deadline to apply is Monday, February 9, 2015.  Those artists chosen by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Art’s Cultural Affairs Department will be notified on Monday, February 16, 2015.  School 33 Art Center is a facility managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located at 1427 Light Street.  For more information contact Melissa Webb, Exhibitions Manager, at or 443-263-4352.

For more information on School 33 Art Center, call 443-263-4350 or visit