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.

Teaching Artists

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

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BOPA Gallery Spaces

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts accepts proposals on a rolling basis for exhibitions in our gallery spaces at The Bromo Arts Tower Gallery, The Top of the World Observation Level Gallery at the World Trade Center, and at the BOPA main office at 10 East Baltimore Street.

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Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Public Art Prize

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is proud to announce the first edition of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Public Art Prize, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City (MASOB). This prize will award $30,000 to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators, living and working within 100 miles of Baltimore City, to create temporary public art projects each year. For 2016, the site is the Clifton Park Valve House, located at 2701 Saint Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213. Each year the MASOB Public Art Prize will be awarded based on proposals for a temporary public art project from artists, with the selected artist producing their proposed project from the awarded funds. The deadline to apply for the 2016 Prize is September 30, 2016.

For artists interested in applying, an information meeting will be held at the Clifton Park Mansion House (2701 Saint Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213) on Thursday, August 18 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.  John Ciekot from CivicWorks will be available from 5:30 to 6:30 to talk about the history of the park and the valve house, to let artists into the valve house and answer any questions. Lou Joseph from BOPA will be there from 5:30 to 7:30 to take notes to share with those coming after 6:30, to answer questions about the application process, and allow artists into the valve house after 6:30. RSVP for the event on Facebook

The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore was founded in 1899 as part of the City Beautiful movement. It is one of only two remaining societies to be operating under its original charter “to provide sculptural and pictorial decoration and ornaments for the public buildings, streets and open spaces in the City of Baltimore, and to help generally beautify the City.” In 2016, MASOB embarks on a path to provide new opportunities to Baltimore artists and art places within the City.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

For more information on the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Public Art Prize, call 410-752-8632.

Click here for the application.

Public Art for Overlook section of Rash Field Improvement Project

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), in collaboration with the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore Inc. and the Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks seeks artists and artist groups to develop unique and original artwork to be included in a new overlook section of Rash Field, as a part of the Rash Field Improvement Project. The overlook will serve as an important physical connection between the Inner Harbor, the improved Rash Field, Federal Hill and the communities south of the park. Selected artist(s) will work closely with the project design team to identify proposed park elements that may be enhanced through the integration of art. Any artist or artist team over the age of 18 living or working in the United States is eligible to apply. Interested artists should apply by Friday, October 7, 2016. 

Click here for the RFQ and application link.