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.

School 33 Open Studio Tour & Open Call for Artists

School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour is an annual city-wide event that for over 20 years has brought together professional artists and the general public, giving collectors and art lovers the opportunity to visit the studios of visual artists. This year's Open Studio Tour will be on October 11 and October 12. Registration ends on September 20, 2014. 

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We are pleased to invite you to apply for our 2014 Open Call for Artists.

The application fee for this call is $40.00.  To become a School 33 member and receive a $10 discount, please visit   The entry deadline is Friday, October 3, 2014.

Click here to apply now!


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.

BOPA Exhibition Spaces

BOPA is now accepting proposals for exhibitions in gallery spaces at the BOPA main office, Bromo Arts Tower and Top of the World Observation Floor at the World Trade Center. Each exhibition will be approximately two months long during the FY15 exhibition season, September 2014 to June 2015.

Click here for the application.

Ceramic Artists Needed for Mayoral Gifts

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and Baltimore Clayworks are seeking ceramic artists to create artwork to be used as ceremonial gifts by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.  The design of the work should be an artistic representative of Baltimore City and symbolize recognizable and meaningful city images.  The gifts will be given to dignitaries and other officials visiting Baltimore and the Mayor’s Office.

 “We recognize that one of the duties of the Mayor is to provide ceremonial gifts and a great way of showing off Baltimore’s talented arts community is by providing a uniquely designed piece of art,” said Bill Gilmore, Executive Director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.  “This project is a wonderful opportunity for an artist and will really spotlight his or her creative vision.”

As a project partner, Baltimore Clayworks, a nonprofit ceramic arts center, will work with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Mayor’s Office to review the submissions.  In addition, sponsors and supporters for the project are being sought.

The application deadline is Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  The work must be completed by January 2015.  Artists will be compensated for their work.  

Click here for the application.