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.

  • Prisms by Becky Borland featured at Middle Branch Park for Art on the Waterfront.

  • Madonna by artist Gaia, Fawcett Street Playground, 2018. Sponsored by Greater Remington Improvement Association (GRIA) and BOPA.

Community Art Grants

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019
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to apply.

Community Art Grants funding is available to Baltimore City artists and neighborhoods who work together to creatively reimagine and enliven public spaces through new mural art projects. The artist-neighborhood collaborative projects must be free and open to the public and exist in outdoor, publicly accessible spaces.

Creative Baltimore Fund

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019
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to apply.

Creative Baltimore Fund - Individual Artist Project Support
Local qualified artists can apply for the Mayor’s Individual Artist Project Support. This Creative Baltimore Fund Grant program provides support of up to $5,000 for projects that promote public access and encourage the breadth of arts and cultural programming in the community.

Creative Baltimore Fund - General Operating Support
Baltimore-based arts and cultural organizations can apply for the General Operating Support. The grant provides core support of up to $10,000 for established organizations that benefit the public and are artistically or culturally vibrant.

Public Art Calls

Art on the WaterfrontApplication Deadline: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Artists and artist collaborators can submit proposals for temporary sculptural works for “Art on the Waterfront.” The temporary sculpture exhibition will be located along the Middle Branch section of the Gwynns Falls Trail in Baltimore City.

Download the full prospectus here.  

Art in the Median - North Avenue - Application Deadline: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Artists and designers can submit proposals to design and exhibit new outdoor sculpture along the medians of Baltimore’s North Avenue, between Maryland Avenue and St. Paul Street. The project aims to add to the sense of a gateway to the Charles North community, as well as help with traffic calming, and general visibility intended to improve the pedestrian experience in the area.

Download the full prospectus here
 
Cahill Recreation Center Trailheads - Application Deadline: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Professional artists or artist teams can apply for a public art opportunity for Baltimore’s new Cahill Community Recreation Center, located along the western border of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park. Applicants should demonstrate a record of creating dynamic and playful outdoor sculpture from reclaimed timber and lumber, while responding to community input.
 
Download the full prospectus here
 
Druid Hill Park Reptile House - Application Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Artists and designers can submit proposals for sculptural lighting design concepts to fit within the vaulted room of the renovated Reptile House in Druid Hill Park. Light, acoustics and the visual relationship to the curve of the vault should guide design concepts for a contemporary art installation that accentuates this unique public office.
 
Download the full prospectus here.
 

Request for Proposals - SoBo Summer Music Series

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019
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Artists and arts and cultural organizations in/around South Baltimore can submit proposals for the SoBo Summer Music Series, featuring free contemporary jazz and R&B concerts. The series activates greenspaces and community gathering locations throughout South Baltimore.

Teaching Artists

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is seeking talented Teaching Artists to join the Bright StARTS program arts education team. Ideal candidates are practicing artists in the disciplines of dance, music, theatre, visual and culinary arts who are committed to working with educators and young people. The Bright StARTS program brings high-quality arts enrichment to the youth of Baltimore City by working through established after-school, summer and at-risk youth centers. The program is currently accepting applications for dancers, creative writers/poets, musicians, theatrical, visual and culinary artists with teaching experience or substantial training in teaching artistry. Applicants must demonstrate expertise working as professional artists, a strong commitment to working with educators and young people, strong communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, an ability to facilitate group decision making, an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and strong attention to detail.

Click here for the job description.