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Workshop still from MSAC's Arts Across Maryland video series. (Worcester County)

Resource Bulletin

The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin

The MSAC online Resource Bulletin is maintained by the Maryland Art Place, and includes local, regional, and national opportunities, calls for artists, grants, and vendor opportunities. The Resource Bulletin is updated on a weekly basis and is categorized by deadline date. If you have information that you wish to have included in the Resource Bulletin, please send it to Caitlin Gill at

This page contains links to opportunities offered by entities other than the State of Maryland. MSAC is not responsible for the content or availability of any external site. Questions about any of these opportunities should be directed to the entity offering the opportunity.

To see a list of funding and programs offered by MSAC, click here.

From County Arts Agencies

The Frederick Festival of the Arts will be held at its usual creekside location at Carroll Creek Park, an urban park in the heart of historic downtown Frederick, less than an hour from Baltimore and Washington DC. Carroll Creek Park offers a beautiful view, specialty shops, outdoor dining, distilleries, and breweries. The festival will feature two sides: Fine Art and the Crafter's Marketplace. This competitive show is limited to approximately 150 exhibitors chosen by a jury of highly qualified, talented, experienced, 2D and 3D fine artists and craftspeople. All participants in the show will be chosen by this jury, which meets twice a month.

For more information click here

The Allegany Arts Council and its Saville and Schwab Galleries are proud hosts of the 2023 Members Exhibition to take place June 24-July 22, 2023. The Members Exhibition is a longtime fixture of the Allegany Arts Council annual calendar and supports the individual creativity of our most important people, YOU! This special month features the Arts Council's Annual Meeting, a special members-only celebration and the juried Members Exhibition with cash prizes!

For more information click here 

Talbot Arts invites Arts-in-Education Grant applications for the coming academic year from public and private schools in Talbot County. Our goal is to reach all county students regardless of a school’s economic situation. 

Visiting Arts/Artist-in-Residence and Visiting Performer 
There are two categories of applications: (1) visiting artist/artist in residence and (2) visiting performer. A school or organization may submit just one application in each category, but an application in either category may and often does include multiple events. Deciding not to participate or accepting only a portion of the grant allocation will not preclude applying for funds next academic year.

Click here for more information.

Frederick Arts Council seeks qualifications from artists or artist teams to design and coordinate large-scale artworks that will activate two of Frederick County, MD’s “gateway” locations. These gateways are pre-identified locations in Middletown and Walkersville, MD that serve as entrances to these Frederick County communities. The intent behind these artworks is to unify Frederick County’s individual localities and provide a sense of cohesion, with the artworks adhering to a common theme. The maximum size of the gateway artwork should be approximately 15’ in height with an 8’ x 8’ base.

For more information click here


The CalvART Gallery exhibit "Your Way" is open to all artists working in all forms of media - including (but not limited to) glass, metal, sculpture, canvas, photography, jewelry, textiles, paper, mixed media, pottery, and written word. "Your Way" is a juried show. Member artists of calvART Gallery are excluded from the jury requirement. All media accepted. If more than 5 pieces of art are submitted, please email with photos and prices of additional pieces. All artists must complete the application.

For more information click here

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce a Call for Entry for its 24th Annual Wills Creek Exhibition of Fine Art, which will take place in its Saville Gallery located in Cumberland, Maryland. This juried exhibition celebrates talented and innovative artists whose work is contemporary, thoughtful, and uniquely portrays the world where we live. One-third of the selected works will be three-dimensional. Artists of all mediums and genres are encouraged to apply.

For more information click here

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) manages two galleries at the Howard County Center for the Arts with over 21,000 square feet of exhibit space. The HCAC gallery program was established to enhance the public's appreciation of the visual arts, provide a venue to exhibit the work of local, regional, and national artists in a professional space, and provide leadership in the arts by presenting a broad spectrum of arts in all media from both emerging and established artists. 

HCAC presents 11-12 exhibits per year of national, regional, and local artists, including two-person, small and large group, juried, curated, and community shows. HCAC rarely exhibits solo shows.

For more information, click here.

The Prince George’s County Arts and Humanities Council and the Prince George’s Film Office come together again for the second annual Prince George’s Film Festival (PGFF: Take Two). This annual celebration of cinematic arts will take place September 28– October 1, 2023, in the heart of Prince George’s County, Maryland.

For more information click here 

CAD Grants are designed to strengthen established local arts organizations and to enhance cultural opportunities for Carroll County residents.

There are two categories of CAD grants: General Operating Support for Arts Organizations, or CAD Project Support for non-arts organizations with cultural programming.

General Operating Support
Applicants must be non-profit arts organizations with at least two years of operating history and an annual budget of $10,000 or more. Commercial businesses, individuals, religions, and programs within the public school system are not eligible.

Project Support
Grants in this category are designed to support a specific arts program or project. Applicants must be a non-profit organization presenting at least one arts program or activity, regardless of the organization’s primary mission. Commercial businesses, individuals, programs within the public school system, for-profit ventures, or religious programs are not eligible. 

Click here for more information.

The Community Arts Development Grant program of the Cecil County Arts Council, Inc. is designed to:

  • Foster excellence in the arts in Cecil County
  • Provide project support for non‐profit organizations to bring quality arts programs to residents
  • Encourage audience awareness of, and participation in, artistic expression in all media.

Click here for more information.

The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. (WCAC) and Washington Goes Purple invite local artists working in any medium to submit their art for the September 2023 exhibit, “A Journey Through Addiction and Recovery.” The juried community art exhibit be on display in the gallery from September 7, 2023 through October 3, 2023 and virtually beginning, September 9, 2023.

For more information click HERE

The Howard County Arts Council is currently seeking applicants for teaching artist positions for their Fall 2023 class session, which will run from September 16 to November 17. Qualified individuals are invited to submit proposals for youth and/or adult classes or workshops in any performing or visual arts discipline.

For more information click here 

1. With the exception of the Photography Show, CCAC shows are open to all media.
2. Entries are limited to 3 pieces per artist.
3. Works MUST be ready to hang.  Wire is preferred and must support the weight of the piece.
4. No work created prior to 2014 and no work displayed at CCAC within the past 2 years.
5. Member fees – $6 per piece (3 for $15). Students with ID – $4 per piece (3 for $10).  Youth – $6 for 3 pieces. (with exception of the juried show).
6. Non-Member fees – $7 per piece (with exception of the juried show).
7. CCAC collects 25% commission from members and 35% commission from non-members.

- Exhibits: Monthly exhibition throughout the year in the gallery
- Artist Responsibilities: current membership, opening reception participation
- Contract will outline additional responsibilities
- All 2D works must be framed and able to hang (using the Walker System).

Click here for more information.

Arts in Education Grant from Harford County Cultural Arts Board support high-quality arts experiences for Pre-K through 12th grade audiences, or other institutional or targeted settings for any age underserved population, in Harford County.  

What activities can Arts in Education grants funds support?

- High-quality arts experiences for Pre-K through 12th grade audiences, or other institutional or targeted settings for any age underserved population
- These are usually Artists in Residence or Visiting Performances within a school, government facility, or community-based nonprofit setting. 
- Artists in Residence: bring a teaching artist on-site to work with students within your setting over a defined period of time
- Visiting Performers: arts performances and/or one-time workshops

Click here for more information. (Creating an account is required.)

The purpose of these grants is to support bringing Maryland artists and performers into the public schools for residencies, workshops, assembly performances, Master Classes, etc. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis. Performer/Artist rosters can be found at Maryland State Arts Council, Class Acts Arts or Young Audiences of Maryland. Arts in Education funding applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

NOTE: The Arts Council can fund up to $250 per school, per school year, and their share cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the performance. You are responsible for paying your performer(s.)

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The Baltimore Mural Program through the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts invites all artists who can envision the big picture to apply for inclusion in the city's Muralist Registry. Community representatives use the registry when choosing artists to design and paint city-commissioned murals in their neighborhoods.

For more information on the Baltimore Mural Program or to receive its Call for Artists application, call 410-752-8632 or click here.

The Arts Council of Calvert County grants must be used in, or for, Calvert County, Maryland to support cultural arts programs.

Applicants must be a 501c3 non-profit.

Organizations are required to provide a one-to-one (1:1) dollar match to the grant amount requested. Due to COVID, applicants may request consideration for forgiveness of this requirement to be considered on a case by case basis.

Artist Fees
Music Sheets
Program Printing
Professional Accompanists
Supplies not part of the normal classroom

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The mini-grant program is intended for the following purposes: To provide financial assistance to Caroline County non-profit organizations and local government agencies in offering special arts activities and to support small cultural programs in Caroline County.

Please note: For the purpose of this program, “Arts” are defined as music, dance, drama, literature, film/media arts, traditional and multi-disciplinary arts, and visual arts. 

This grant can be used for artist expenses which include:
a. Artist/Performer/Instructor fees
b. Art-related supplies and materials
c. Art-related equipment rental
d. Artist’s travel, food, and lodging 

Click here for more information.

Carroll County Arts Council looking for artists to display in both of their galleries for the 2024 season. The goal of this call is to introduce new artists and artwork to the community. They believe in artistic collaboration, so there will be no solo shows. Instead, artists who apply and are chosen will be paired with other artists to create a variety of exhibitions.

Click here for more information about the galleries and to apply.

These grants are designed to support small cultural programs in the community and to provide financial assistance for Carroll County residents to participate in special arts activities. Awards range from $100 – $1,000 with most being less than $300. Organizations must have annual operating budgets of $10,000 or less and awards cannot exceed 25% of the annual budget.

Applications deadlines are Sept 1, November 1, March 1 and May 1.

Click here for more information.

This fund is for arts programming and residencies that encourage active community participation. Applicants must be located within Cecil County. One grant per year per organization is our usual policy (special circumstances may warrant a departure from this position).
Deadline: 1st of Every Month

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The Arts in Education Program is designed to promote, strengthen, and enhance the arts and arts education in Cecil County’s elementary and secondary schools and other community settings. 

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The Frederick Arts Council has an annual arts in education fund from which it awards matching grants to schools and other educational entities. The purpose of these grants is to enable teachers and program specialists to enhance their arts curricula by drawing upon the talents of artists and arts organizations in our community.

Educators typically use these funds to engage teaching artists or to underwrite arts-related field trips. Prospective applicants should feel free to contact us for teaching artist information or recommendations.

Schools and other educational institutions in Frederick County are eligible for Arts in Education grants. Schools may submit up to two grants each academic year; the maximum amount of each grant is typically $500 and must be matched 1:1. Grants are accepted on a rolling basis until the annual budget has been exhausted. It is strongly encouraged that grant applications be submitted at least 30 days prior to the planned arts activity.

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Schools and others serving Harford’s underserved populations of any age may apply for Arts in Education Grants to support​ on-site artists-in-residence, visiting performers, or tickets and transportation costs for visits to museums and arts performances. This year, the matching requirement for Arts in Education Grants has been waived, and grants can support 100% of eligible costs for programs scheduled through June 30. Applications for Arts in Education Grants are reviewed on a month-to-month basis.

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It is the vision of the Kent Cultural Alliance that all residents of Kent County engage in important civic and social conversation using artistic and cultural experiences as a conduit for connection. Project Grants are available to community-based organizations in Kent County, Maryland that are producing an arts related project.

For FY2023, Project Grants are limited to no more than $1000 per grant. Project grant amounts are limited to 50% of the total cost of the arts related project. Community engagement will be a key factor in evaluating all grant applications.

Click here for more information.

The Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council looks to showcase the diverse artistic and scholarly disciplines active in Prince George's County, Maryland. While our physical programs are on hold in support and compliance with the State's efforts to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we turn to our screens for connection. 

Additionally, all programs must be prerecorded and go through a vetting process with the exception of Studio Visits. Studio Visits will require a pre studio visit with PGAHC Senior Program Manager. Thereafter, we will determine the best platform to show your visual artworks with audience questions and feedback in real-time. 

If you are interested in showcasing your work for dispersal on their social media platforms please complete the form by clicking here for more information. Please note, all work must be family-friendly. There may be no suggestive or explicit content nor language. 

The Community Arts Grants program is an effort of the Arts Council to support and expand arts programming throughout Somerset County. These funds, allocated by the Maryland State Arts Council, are intended to encourage arts programming and arts participation across the community. Supported arts disciplines include dance, theatre, visual arts, music, film/media arts, literary arts, folk/heritage/traditional and multi-disciplinary arts programming. This grant is designed to assist non-profit organizations to produce and present arts in the county.

Click here for more information.

The Somerset County Arts Council annually awards grants to talented individual artists. The purpose of these grants is to honor, support, and strengthen individual artists living and working in the area. Artists may apply for up to $1,000.

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Talbot Arts invites organizations and schools that sponsor qualifying arts activities in Talbot County to apply for a mini-grant to support arts-related purposes and programs. Organizations and schools can receive between $100 and $500 for a project.  

Mini-grants are intended principally as a one-time encouragement of new arts-related organizations or art initiatives. They are designed to provide funds: 
- To a new organization between grant cycles and deserves immediate Arts Council support.
- To provide support for a pilot project.
- To an existing organization between grant cycles and deserves immediate Arts Council support,
- To arts programs for which funds provided by the Maryland State Arts Council are restricted.
- Organizations or schools may receive no more than two mini-grants in a given fiscal year, and their combined total grant awards may not exceed $750. After that, they should submit the request during the annual community Arts Development Grant cycle for the following fiscal year. Exceptions may be requested.

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What is Project RestART?

Project RestART provides sponsorship opportunities to Black curators residing and creating in Baltimore City to encourage the curation of cultural experiences centering Black creatives. Project RestART is a direct action to re-stimulate the cultural economy and to address some of the challenges caused by Covid-19.

- Sponsorships will be provided for the months of: January, February, April, June, July, September, November, December
- The application for sponsorships for a sponsorship month will open the first of the previous month. (Ex. Application for April sponsorships will open March 1st)
- The application will be open for 2 weeks. After that, applicants will be decided upon by the Programs team.

Click here for more information.

Arts and Sciences Project Grants funded by the Baltimore County government will help community-based organizations produce and present arts, science, history and humanities programs and activities in the County. Community-based, not-for-profit organizations such as arts organizations, museums, drama groups, or music groups in Maryland are eligible to apply for funding for arts activities that serve County residents. Project Grants provide funding support for specific projects, such as performances, exhibits, lectures, classes, and workshops.

For more information click HERE

The CalvART Gallery is seeking emerging and established artists to showcase. Local artists are encouraged to apply for membership to the gallery. You must be a member to be considered.The gallery is a juried gallery and seeks diversity in artwork and membership and have removed the requirement to volunteer to promote greater availability to working artists. While volunteering is not required, volunteering to the extent you are able is encouraged and welcomed. 

Click here for more information. 


Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) Arts Grants Program has been the focal point of the organization ever since it was founded in 1987. Arts Grants have been awarded annually since then and to date, our CCAA grant contributions have totaled over $800,000 to deserving nonprofit organizations and schools in Charles County to enhance their planned programs, project, events, and activities. the CCAA Grant program is a very competitive process, and decisions are made based upon the submission of a formal grant application. 

For more information click here 


The Washington County Arts Council is currently accepting show proposals for 2024. To submit, please email a proposal with the required materials outlined on Washington County Arts Council website.

For more information click here

The Casa Mezcal Restaurant in Elkton, MD would like a mural artist to paint a mural inside of their restaurant. They would like the mural to be painted on a surface that is transportable (in case they expand to a new location) – the mural would be 21′ wide x 10′ high. Imagery would be of mezcal cacti, client has reference photos. Work would begin ASAP once approved. Budget TBD (to be determined) based on artist communication and needs.

For more information click here 

The Calvert County Arts Council is seeking new board members. The Calvert County Arts Council Board works with the Arts Council’s Executive Director and staff, overseeing the direction, policies, and financial decisions of the organization in pursuit of its Mission. Qualified candidates will have experience or expertise in arts advocacy, nonprofit governance, and fundraising. Board members serve two-year terms and are eligible for re-election to two additional successive terms, for a maximum of six years.

For more information click here


The Somerset County Arts Council artists-in-residence program helps nurture visual and performing arts members by providing three artists with individual workspaces in which to create their own new art, craft, literary or musical project, showcase their talents to the public and prepare for upcoming exhibitions or performances. The Artist in Residence Program allows for an artist have a semi-private studio within the larger, shared space of the West Main Street Gallery. This program is offered to any visual artist, writer, or musician member of the Somerset County Arts Council. All, Artist in Residence (AIR) participants must be current member of Somerset County Arts Council. Residencies will be offered for a period of 6 months and can renewed.

For more information click here 

Around Maryland

Attention Baltimore City Public Schools and Prince George’s County Public Schools principals! Apply to Arts for Learning Maryland’s Principal Fellowship–a community of like-minded school leaders exploring how arts integration can transform schools and create joyful learning experiences grounded in equity. The application deadline for this year-long program–which includes an honorarium and funding for school projects–is June 16.

For more information click here 

From the oceans surrounding it to the mountains dividing it, this land is home to some of the world’s most powerful landscapes. Whether urban, rural, or suburban, landscapes are always changing. Show the Maryland Federation of Art the landscapes of your life. Open to all media following exhibition guidelines, MFA will showcase any original 2D or 3D work depicting a landscape from the Americas (North America, Hawaii, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America). Works selected by the juror will be exhibited in MFA’s Circle Gallery from August 30 – September 23, 2023.

For more information click here 

VisArts’ biannual F.E.A.S.T. (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is a bridge between artists and the community. The program is inspired by F.E.A.S.T. in Brooklyn’s model for sustaining artist projects directly through community participation. This year’s F.E.A.S.T. is focused on the concept of REMEDIATION, as a practice and site of remembrance.  Remediation is defined as, “the action of remedying something, in particular of reversing or stopping environmental damage.” 

For more information click here 

The Bowie Arts Committee (BAC) will sponsor an exhibit of artwork from local artists from Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. The theme for this show is Mixed Media. Mixed Media and will feature artists who want to show artwork they created using more than one type of medium. Examples might be using newspaper with regular art paper, tissue paper, or aluminum foil. Artwork must fit into our specifications for hanging or exhibiting in Bowie City Hall's exhibitions

For more information click here

Art Connection in the Capital Region is looking for original artwork that is framed and ready to install. Whether you're an artist or collector, we are eager to discuss donation opportunities with you. Applications are ongoing, apply anytime. Complete the form at this link to submit artwork.

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is a 50-acre campus, with multiple buildings, lawns, and gathering spaces. We present events year-round, indoors and outside, making use of all of our campus. Some events have covered performance spaces, while others have informal set-up areas, as well as informal jamming, street performers, strolling, or busking.

For more information click here 

Dragonfly Arts Magazine is a publication of HopeWorks of Howard County Maryland. Themes for submitted work (both visual and literary) should focus on reflections about activism, oppression, love, advocacy, hope, transformative justice, trauma, racial and gender equity, intersectionality, relationships, healing, or self-care. Writers/Artists do not have to be survivors. Dragonfly Arts are seeking literary and visual arts for its next issue.

For more information click HERE

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture requests exhibition proposals from artists for the Popcorn Gallery, Stone Tower Gallery, and Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park for the calendar year 2024. The mission of the Glen Echo Park Partnership Galleries is to showcase the work of diverse artists, including resident artists at Glen Echo Park and artists from the greater Washington, D.C. area. We aim to exhibit quality art by artists who represent a broad spectrum of our region, with diverse backgrounds, and working in a wide range of artistic media. Our exhibitions attract visitors from across the region and bring new audiences to Glen Echo Park.

For more information click here

The Meeting House Gallery at The Oakland Mills Interfaith Center is accepting applications for future exhibits. Artwork in all media and styles which can be hung, including wall sculptures, is acceptable. The gallery is large, has very good lighting, and has two display cases for three-dimensional work. Between congregational services, a nursery school, meetings, private parties, and other events, more than 3,000 people visit our building each week.

For more information click here

Baltimore Claywork's long-term residency offers early to mid-career artists the opportunity to develop their work in a dynamic community environment for one to three years. The selection of residents is highly competitive and based on artistic excellence, the potential for growth, the strength of the proposal, and a commitment to building a clay-oriented community. Awarded to all early to mid-career artists who have completed either undergraduate and/or graduate degrees, or have equivalent years of experience. Residencies start in September.

For more information click here 


The Athenaeum Gallery is the headquarters of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA). Founded in 1964, the NVFAA is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Athenaeum Gallery exhibits work created solely by artists living or working the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent work and unique experiences.

The Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia exhibits visual arts created solely by artists living or working in the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent art and unique experiences. In addition to the shows curated by the Gallery Director, the Athenaeum Gallery invites artists and curators to submit show proposals. Artists who live or work in Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia may submit a proposal for a solo show.

Click here for more information.

National & Beyond

Vendor Opportunities

The SoMd Italian Heritage Festival is a family festival with entertainment, authentic food, carnival games, bounce houses, dunk tanks, wine and cooking demonstrations, great shopping and lots more. The importance of the Festival has been dedicated to the importance of family and community as we celebrate Italian heritage and culture. The Italian Sons and Daughters of America are looking for local food vendors, art and craft vendors, apparel vendors, entertainment and everything in between for the SoMd Italian Heritage Festival. 

The event takes place from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on August 5 in Leonardtown.

Click here for more information or email

Held during Downtown Hagerstown's annual Yuletide Festival, the Handmade Hagerstown Holiday Market precedes the Downtown Tree Lighting. Join in to welcome in the holiday season!

Saturday, November 18, S. Potomac Street, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Click here for more information.
Vendor fee: $25

Black to the Future is a Black Artist Fair Monthly Series. This networking event gives resources, workshops, art labs, and so much more, all FREE. It is every 4th Saturday at the Arch Social Club at 7p.m. on February 25, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23 & October 28 

Black to the Future is presented by the Black Arts District, @thebaltimorescene and @the_artist_exchange.

To apply to be a vendor, please contact The Black Mall curator, at

The Kent County Fair will be held on Wednesday, July 19th- Saturday, July 22nd at the Kent Ag Center 21349 Tolchester Beach Road Chestertown, MD 21620.

Applications are considered on a "first come, first served" basis and the fair reserves the right for final approval. Vendors are required to keep with the overall family-oriented theme of the fair. 

Click here for more information.
Vendor fee: The cost to set up is $25/day