Calls 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.

Public Art for Penn-North Metro Station Mezzanine

Deadline for submissions: Friday, July 6, 2018
To apply for the project, please click here

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) has partnered with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) to commission a new piece of public artwork for the interior of the Penn-North Metro station. The addition of new artwork is a part of the planned station improvements funded and made possible by North Avenue Rising, a $27.3 million project funded by the US Department of Transportation, Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT), and the Maryland Department of Transportation.  

Lots Alive

Deadline for submissions: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Click here to apply.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Baltimore Office of Sustainability’s Baltimore Green Network welcome proposals for sculptures and installations to be installed as part of the 2018-2019 season of the Lots Alive outdoor sculpture program. Winning proposals will be eligible for grants up to $5,000.

Lots Alive supports the creation of temporary outdoor sculpture sited on vacant lots within the Baltimore City limits. For this grant cycle, seven vacant lot sites have been identified for artist activation in the Park Heights neighborhood (on Park Heights Ave). Each project is expected to be installed for 12 months. 

Designed in partnership with Mayor Catherine E. Pugh’s Baltimore Green Network, Lots Alive aims to breathe life into underutilized vacant spaces through creative interventions.

Arlington INSPIRE Garden - Gateway Entrance

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by 5pm
To apply for the project, please click here

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Baltimore Department of Planning’s INSPIRE program seeks design proposals for a new artwork or creative gateway to act as the entrance to the soon-to-open community-managed green space and garden within the Arlington INSPIRE planning area.

Pimlico Elementary Middle School-Creative Placemaking Project

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by 5:00pm
To apply for the project, please click here

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, in partnership with the Baltimore Department of Planning's INSPIRE program, seeks a qualified artist to engage and work with students and neighbors of Pimlico Elementary Middle School in the development and creation of an outdoor creative placemaking project to be incorporated in a newly established community managed greenspace near Pimlico Elementary Middle School in Park Heights. 

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.