Close up of a child's hand weaving on a loom.
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 caitlin@mdartplace.org.

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 Kent Cultural Alliance (KCA) is offering support to independent artists residing in Kent County through small one-time grants of $500 each. These grants are intended to support artistic practices such as purchasing supplies, paying studio rent, or covering marketing expenses directly related to the artist's work. Applicants must be full-time residents of Kent County, Maryland for at least 6 months, aged 18 or older. Recipients are required to acknowledge the grant from KCA, and eligibility will be determined based on the accessibility of the art created with the grant funding. 
 

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The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County’s Arts in Education program has supported the integration of the arts into educational curricula in our schools for over a decade, and its impact continues to grow. Our grants enable schools and PTO/PTA groups to present quality performances and residencies for students in dance, history, music, theatre and arts-related or arts-integrated projects.

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The IAM Creativity program provides unrestricted funds to support the creative work of Howard County artists and to recognize excellence in dance, film, folk and traditional arts, literary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts disciplines.

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The purpose of the Individual Artist Merit and Creativity (IAM Creativity) program is to recognize, uplift, and celebrate Howard County artists and diverse art expressions and disciplines. IAM Creativity will support artists, 18 years of age and older, living in Howard County. Applications will be evaluated by an independent panel of artists and/or arts professionals with expertise and perspectives in each of the disciplines being considered. The program was developed to fulfill one of the Arts Council’s long-time strategic priorities to offer grants to individual artists.

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The IAM Creativity program provides unrestricted funds to support the creative work of Howard County artists and to recognize excellence in dance, film, folk and traditional arts, literary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts disciplines.

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The purpose of the Creative Howard grant program is to strengthen the vitality of the Howard County arts community and recognize the role of small nonprofit arts organizations and arts businesses in Howard County’s creative eco-system.

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The Baltimore City Arts & Cultural Organizations Grant Program provides funding to key Baltimore City organizations that serve the citizens of Howard County. At this time, only previous recipients of the Baltimore City Arts & Cultural Grant Program are eligible to apply to this program.

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The Outreach Howard Grant Program was established to encourage recipients of the Arts Council’s Baltimore City Arts and Cultural Organization Grant Program to extend the reach of their programs directly to Howard County residents by producing an arts and/or cultural activity at a location in Howard County.

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The Community Arts Development Grants fund day-to-day activities for county arts organizations, as well as arts-related projects for new arts organizations or non-arts groups based in the county.

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The JRT Subsidy Program assists community arts groups by partially underwriting theatre rental fees at The Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts.

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A partnership between the Arts Council and local Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), the Artists-in-Education Grant Program places professional artists in residence at Howard County private and public K-12 schools to help students foster creative exploration. The opportunity is open to all Howard County Public School System's 501c3 K-12 schools and independent 501c3 schools where a PTA is not in place.

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The Mark Ryder Original Choreography Grant Program recognizes individual creative expression and provides financial assistance to choreographers to create new original work.

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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 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 

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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The Washington County Arts Council is currently accepting show proposals for 2025. To submit, please email a proposal with the required materials outlined on Washington County Arts Council website.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Arts Council of Calvert County offers up to a $500 Arts in Education grant to every qualified arts-related teacher in Calvert County. These grants are to support artistic presentations that further the cultural arts development of students in state-chartered public and private schools located in Calvert County, MD. Schools across Calvert County benefit from this program which provides funds to help teachers in art, music, theater, and dance create educational opportunities for their students by bringing the arts and artists to their classroom.

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Caroline County seeks local artists of all backgrounds and styles to apply to be an artist featured in Caroline County's community gallery and join in providing engaging and inspiring experiences at the Foundry and various locations throughout 2023. An open-minded and collaborative sprit, along with a passion for fostering creativity, are essential!

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Caroline County Arts is offering annual Micro-Grant opportunities, reviewed on a rolling basis, with
submission required 60 days before the event/project is planned. Grant amounts up to $1000 are
awarded. The grant is open to artists, organizations and community organizers. Applications are
available now.

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The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County's annual Arts in Education Teaching Artist Directory is a valuable resource for local schools, libraries and other programs to connect with a variety of vibrant teaching artists in the performing, visual, historic and literary arts. Submissions for the 2024-2025 directory are now being accepted.

For more information click here 

Caroline County Council of Arts (CCCA) is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for its Artist in Residence programs, of which there are a few options to apply. Chosen artists will have the opportunity to utilize the studio space at the Foundry in Denton, MD.

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The Arts Council of Calvert County Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The CalvART Gallery is a program of the Arts Council. As a portion of its mission, the Arts Council provides the gallery as a place where local artists may display and sell their art. Local artists are invited to apply to join our gallery. Artists pay an annual membership fee of $75 per year. Artists are encouraged to participate by volunteering to the level they are able; we recognize that some individuals will be unable to contribute time beyond their work and family obligations.

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Nonprofit Arts Organizations in Harford County may request grants to support general operating costs. Primary activity of organization must be producing or presenting the arts. Nonprofit Organizations (whose primary purpose is other than producing or presenting the arts) in Harford County may request grants to support direct costs of Arts Programming in Harford County open to the general public. Colleges, universities, units of government, and faith-based organizations may apply for this type of support. 

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CCCA is looking for Artists, hobbyists, and instructors of all skill levels are encourages to apply, helping them provide fun, enriching arts experiences at the Foundry and other locations in 2024. An approach of positivity, patience and kindness is a must!

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The Kent Cultural Alliance serves the residents of Kent County supporting and creating equitable access to artistic and cultural experiences designed to connect communities through shared conversations. 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.

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The Community Grants Program offered by the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council is a funding initiative designed to support and promote artistic and cultural projects within the community. The program aims to foster creativity, diversity, and engagement by providing financial assistance to individuals, organizations, and groups that contribute to the enrichment of the county’s arts and humanities scene.

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Exhibits are built upon a central theme or medium and are typically curated a year in advance. Exhibits in the Tevis Gallery are generally 6 weeks long. Works sold from these exhibits are subject to a 27% commission collected by CCAC. Artists are welcome to submit samples of their work for consideration throughout the year. 

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Around Maryland

The 2024 Annapolis Film Festival's theme is "OUT OF THE BOX." The Shorts Challenge seeks innovative storytelling in live-action narrative or documentary films. Emphasizing creativity in concept, storytelling, and technical presentation, this year's theme allows filmmakers the freedom to explore diverse possibilities in filmmaking.

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The Annapolis Film Festival's Annual Shorts Challenge is back, offering five finalists a chance to win a production package valued at over $30,000. This year's theme, "Out of the Box," urges filmmakers to think creatively and explore unconventional approaches in storytelling. The challenge welcomes live-action narrative or documentary films, aiming to inspire originality and diversity in storytelling.


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Montgomery College presents the Artist-in-Residence Program, inviting applications for the upcoming season. Eligible candidates, excluding current Montgomery College employees and students, must be at least 18 years old. The program offers a stipend pending budget approval and encourages both individual and group applications.

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The City of Salisbury is seeking public art proposals for viable art projects under a new program titled the Salisbury Prize. The Salisbury Prize is intended to be an annual competition (subject to funding) and artists may submit proposals for public art to be hosted at a specific location. The rules and regulations included here apply to the 2024 Salisbury Prize Art Competition generally. The competition is open to Maryland residents/organizations and artists must be 18 years or older to apply. Artists, architects, engineers, and all sorts of creative teams are welcome to apply, and the selected project will be awarded $10,000 with an additional stipend for materials up to $5,000 (reimbursable).
 

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The Gaithersburg Cultural Arts Advisory Committee (CAAC) invites artists to submit qualifications for the Washingtonian Blvd Retaining Wall Project as part of the Art in Public Places Program (AIPP). Seeking diverse media and approaches, artists with experience in public art projects are encouraged to apply. The project budget is $55,000, covering design, creation, and installation on a 7x75-foot area of the wall.


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Maryland poets, aged 18 and older, can participate in the annual Enoch Pratt Free Library Poetry Contest. The winning poem, announced in mid-April, will be published in Little Patuxent Review and showcased at a public reading hosted by Pratt Library and Little Patuxent Review. It may also be displayed at the Central Library or turned into a collectible broadside.


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The Gaithersburg Cultural Arts Advisory Committee (CAAC) seeks to promote artistic expression and creative excellence from artists of all media. It is with this dedication that the CAAC invites artists and art organizations to submit applications and proposals for exhibitions to be displayed in City of Gaithersburg galleries. Two-dimensional (wall hung) works in all media, styles and techniques are acceptable. A small number of three-dimensional works can be displayed at the Arts Barn only.

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The Gaithersburg Cultural Arts Advisory Committee (CAAC) invites artists experienced in creating public artworks to submit their qualifications for the Washingtonian Blvd Retaining Wall Project as part of the Art in Public Places Program (AIPP). The committee seeks diverse media and approaches, including murals, mosaics, and sculptures, with a budget of $55,000 for design, creation, and installation on a 7-foot by 75-foot area of the wall. Artists must demonstrate experience in community engagement for public art projects.


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The Arts and Humanities Committee seeks entries for a site-specific sculptural installation at the Takoma Park Recreation Center. The theme is "welcome" or "crossroads," and eligibility is open to artists 18 and over with experience in similar projects. The installation should use durable materials, resist weather, and include interactive elements without encouraging climbing.

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The City of Gaithersburg's Benjamin Gaither Center and Cultural Arts Advisory Committee (CAAC), in collaboration with Asbury Methodist Village and Art Against Ageism, invites artists to submit two-dimensional works for display in the Benjamin Gaither Center's art gallery. Artwork should reflect themes of positive age beliefs, combating ageism, or challenging stereotypes about aging. This initiative aims to celebrate aging and promote social change through art.

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Calling artists for Off the Wall Again 3-D exhibit at the Philip Dressler Center for the Arts. Seeking unconventional pieces in various media—sculptures, installations, and more. Break free from tradition with unique displays on floors, pedestals, tables, or hanging from the ceiling. Explore height, width, and depth creatively. Show your innovative, off-the-wall designs!

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The Columbia Festival of the Arts’ LakeFest event is making a return to the Columbia Lakefront. The free outdoor weekend includes the Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show, featuring original works across various media, including functional and wearable art. Artists are invited to join this juried event, alongside live performances, interactive children’s activities, festival foods, and family-friendly entertainment. Explore the opportunity to be part of this artistic showcase in Columbia, Maryland.

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The Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery invites submissions for an upcoming exhibition on the theme of accumulation. Exploring the use of non-traditional materials and repetitive processes, artists are encouraged to delve into the relationships between material, time, memory, and experience. Open to all visual mediums, this exhibition seeks to showcase diverse perspectives on the concept of accumulation.


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ArtsCONNECT supports performing arts touring projects collaboratively developed by presenters working together in the mid-Atlantic region. The tours include performances as well as complementary engagement activities designed to create greater understanding or connections between artists, audiences, and communities.

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Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites US-based artists to submit artworks for their exhibition 'POP! Art with Mass Appeal,' exploring pop art's evolution in the digital age. The show seeks pieces that delve into popular media, consumer culture, and contemporary influences, embracing bold colors and dynamic compositions. All mediums are welcome for consideration.


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The Priddy Library at the Universities at Shady Grove invites artists to submit recent artwork
reflecting on the challenges facing our community and the cultivation of support, care, and
healing among one another. This exhibition will highlight the relationships that strengthen our
community and is a good opportunity to enjoy the art that defines us. The Library is looking for
art that is strong, creative, and that builds bonds within the community.

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The Universities at Shady Grove seeks Maryland artists' submissions for the exhibition "Building a Caring Community Through Art" . Curated by Yuri Stone and Ariana Kaye from Glenstone Museum, the exhibition focuses on community challenges and emphasizes support and healing. Artists 18 and older are invited to submit original works created within the last five years, with accepted entries required to be framed and ready to hang. 

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SPMOP invites photographers to apply for the role of Photo Laureate 2024. The selected Laureate will document Tampa Bay for one year and exhibit their work at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. To apply, use the provided form. Shortlisted nominees will be exhibited at the Morean Arts Center, with the final winner announced during the Saint Petersburg Month of Photography in May 2024.
 

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SPMOP invites photographers to apply for the role of Photo Laureate 2024. The selected Laureate will document Tampa Bay for one year and exhibit their work at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. To apply, use the provided form. Shortlisted nominees will be exhibited at the Morean Arts Center, with the final winner announced during the Saint Petersburg Month of Photography in May 2024.
 

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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the first round of applications for Artscape 2024. BOPA is looking for Food and Beverage Vendors, Visual Artists, Preformers, Designers and More. If you want to assist Artscape behind the scenes or as a member of the festival staff, applications are open for the following temporary staff positions and support services: Production Company, Talent Buyer, and Security.

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The Storm Drain Art program is designed to use art to engage, educate and motivate people to prevent pollutants from entering our rivers and streams through storm drains. Artwork that includes short messaging will inform people how storm drains are linked directly to our water supply and why they need to be kept free of litter and toxins.
The program for 2024 will include murals on storm drains within the City of Gaithersburg that have been identified by the Stormwater Management Team.
 

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The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center plans to include an art installation as part of its outdoor pool renovations through the Art in Public Architecture program. The project seeks to introduce a distinctive and vibrant artwork to the community, enhancing the pool's aesthetic appeal. Selected artists or teams will collaborate to design an artwork that harmonizes with the pool and its surroundings, showcasing the city's dedication to public art and providing a beautiful and engaging experience for pool users and the community.


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"Translation through Art" is a group exhibition highlighting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists at The Mansion at Strathmore in May 2024, curated by DC and Baltimore-based artist Emon Surakitkoson with support from Strathmore Mansion. This show aims to celebrate AAPI heritage month by providing a platform for artists from DC, Maryland, and Virginia to share their talents and stories, fostering community, dialogue, and connection. Artists are encouraged to submit 2D works such as photography, painting, collage, and digital illustration, with some consideration for sculpture or installation pieces. The exhibition seeks diverse subject matter and interpretations, welcoming a range of artistic expressions.


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PTA: Parenting Through Anything, an independent magazine by irladen design studio, aims to amplify caregivers' voices, recognizing diverse forms of caregiving. Seeking contributions for its third issue (summer 2024), focused on the intersection of companionship and caregiving. Individual artists and teams are encouraged to submit essays, photography, artwork, comics, poetry, playlists, recipes, and more—printed media only (no video or sound).


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Baltimore Clayworks offers long-term residencies lasting one to three years, providing early to mid-career artists with a semi-private studio space, teaching opportunities, retail exposure, and promotion. The Lormina Salter Fellowship and EMBARC Fellowship, both one-year programs, offer increased stipends and solo exhibitions, with the EMBARC Fellowship specifically supporting BIPOC artists based in Maryland for at least one year prior to application. 

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Baltimore Clayworks offers short-term residencies spanning one to three months, catering to ceramic artists of all career stages. These residencies provide subsidized studio space, opportunities for teaching, and promotional support. 

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The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Montgomery College is currently seeking performing artists to submit proposals for their Master Artists’ Performance Series. They aim to curate dynamic and innovative performances that both engage and challenge student audiences and community members. The performances sought should reflect the diversity inherent in contemporary performance art. Teaching artists with an interdisciplinary and/or global approach are especially encouraged to apply.

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The Coral Reef Encounter invites artists and crafters to create three-dimensional Coral Critters inspired by the beauty of healthy coral reefs. These artworks will be prominently displayed underwater at the Jeffers Hill pool in Columbia, Maryland, on June 22 and 23, 2024. Now in its fourth year, the Coral Reef Encounter offers a unique, immersive art and science experience, transforming the pool into a simulated reef filled with handmade coral and fish. The event attracts over 1,000 participants of all ages, providing a family-friendly opportunity to snorkel and explore the simulated coral reef environment.
 

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The Artists’ Gallery of Ellicott City invites visual artists (both 2D and 3D) to submit original work in any media for a juried show. Award winners will be displayed in our gallery for the month of July. All accepted artwork will be on display and available for online purchase on our website. Artists 18 or older living or working in Maryland or surrounding areas are eligible to apply.
 

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The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for its Spring 2024 artist grants, offering unrestricted cash grants totaling $11,000 to artists and photographers worldwide. Submissions will be juried by Lauren Rosati from The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Maya Brooks from the North Carolina Museum of Art. Additionally, 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist, with further exposure provided through their online Journal and Instagram feed. All visual art media are eligible for submission.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA) seeks applications from artists for exhibitions at Dorchester Center for the Arts, located at 321 High Street, Cambridge, MD. The selected artists will be invited to exhibit a selection of their current work in a portion of the Gallery Space at DCA. This is an open call to artists residing within 100 miles of Dorchester County. Residents of Dorchester County are encouraged to apply. All exhibitions will be featured in DCA’s print and online communications.

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Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis.

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Annmarie Garden is accepting proposals for the exhibition of outdoor works in our beautiful sculpture garden located in Southern Maryland.  Environmental Art & Site Specific Installations - Artists who create site-specific installations are encouraged to submit proposals, and may want to consider applying to our Artist-in-Residence program. Financial considerations will vary depending on the project. An honorarium, will be awarded to accepted artists.

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The C&O Canal Trust is sponsoring a monthly photo contest highlighting the best photos you have taken of the C&O Canal National Historical Park! Each month, a new contest will begin, so return often to enter your photos. We  will post the contest entries on our Facebook page each month for voting. The picture that receives the most “Likes” each month will be featured as our Facebook cover photo and will appear in our monthly email newsletter and our print newsletter, which is published three times a year.

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Maryland Hall is looking for an exhibition to be shown in the Chaney and Martino Galleries. Please note gallery shows are planned 6-18 months in advance and submissions are subject to approval.

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Maryland Hall is looking for an exhibition to be held in the Executive Director's Gallery, an intimate exhibition space available to local artists. Located outside the Executive Director's office, the exhibit is open to the general public to enjoy during Maryland Hall's regular hours of operation.

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Busboys and Poets are accepting art submissions for their Columbia, MD and all locations. Artwork is reviewed for display at their locations year-round, in the order submissions are received. Preference will be given to local artists with a large body of work.

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UMBC Special Collections is looking for an archivist to work specifically with the Maryland Traditions Folklife Archive at the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at UMBC this year.

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The MDCFA is looking for a part-time administrative assistant familiar with desktop publishing and record-keeping, available 2-3 days per week in the office and on occasional weekends to assist with cultural events. Familiarity with the cultural events preferred.

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Compass Rose Theater is actively searching for Teaching Artists to join its in-school and after-school residency programs, with additional opportunities for weekend outreach and on-site workshops. The theater offers a competitive salary for qualified candidates. Compass Rose Theater is particularly interested in passionate teaching artists who can contribute diverse perspectives and skills to their program planning and implementation.

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Peabody Institute seeks musicians working in diverse genres to join Sound Rounds, a program which brings trained musicians to patients’ bedsides to provide comfort and companionship through music. To support music programs taking place in Baltimore and DC, Peabody seeks local artists from each area. 
 

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The King Street Gallery, nestled within Montgomery College's Department of Visual and Performing Arts, invites artists to submit proposals for exhibitions. Individual artists and curated proposals are encouraged. This call pertains specifically to the King Street Gallery, situated within the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center.

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Artists nationwide are invited to submit up to three works of art to taureanwashingtonart@gmail.com with the subject line "TWS Artist Registry Submission." Each piece should be a maximum of 1MB, accompanied by the artist's name, city of residence, work titles, and website or social media page. Submissions will be posted on www.taureanwashingtonstudioscenter.com, aiming to establish a nationwide network for emerging talent, all at no cost to the artist.

Regional

In pursuit of this objective, NCOA is orchestrating a photography contest aimed at highlighting the extensive diversity present among individuals aged 60 and above residing in the United States. The competition welcomes photographers to submit images capturing older adults from diverse backgrounds as they celebrate their distinctive family cultures, participate in community engagement, and embrace their individual experiences of aging well in America.
 

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CFAC is currently in search of artwork representing or inspired by interiors. Eligible submissions must be 2D, including paintings, drawings, or mixed media (photography is not accepted).

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The Lancaster County Art Association is hosting an indoor juried Fine Art & Craft Show at the Solanco Fairgrounds, 318 Park Avenue, Quarryville, PA. Solanco Fairgrounds is located in the beautiful rolling hills and fields of Sadsbury Township where you can see Amish horse and buggies and farmers working the fields during our colorful fall season.

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Grants for Artists - The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis totaling $22,000.00 USD. The Hopper Prize provides unrestricted cash grants in the amount of $3,500 and $1,000 to artists around the globe.

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The Berkeley Arts Council seeks submissions from artists and artisans for an open jury call for the Berkeley Art Works co-op group. The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV and is a project of the Berkeley Arts Council. Participating artists and artisans must become members of the Berkeley Arts Council, pay a monthly fee for display space and a 20% commission on sales, and agree to sit in the gallery 1-2 days per month. Co-op members also support the gallery in other ways, including exhibit installations and helping with events and promotional activities.

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The Archives of American Art offers internships year-round to students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs who wish to learn and gain professional experience in various fields including archival science, information management, museum studies, art administration, art history, and cultural studies. 

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National & Beyond

HERE & NOW is a call for artists to submit a series of work that grabs our attention and provokes thought while addressing pressing contemporary issues. Whether social, political, cultural, environmental, inspirational, spiritual, or personal.

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This program provides one-time grants of up to $3,000 to professional dancers in need, who are in dire financial emergency. You must demonstrate an urgent and critical need for emergency support in your application, and live in the United States, the District of Columbia, a Tribal Nation, or a U.S. Territory. This program is made possible through the support of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
 

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Photo Artfolio invites photographers worldwide to submit their work to our online juried exhibit, “Colorscapes”. They are seeking submissions that delve into the kaleidoscope of possibilities that colors offer. Photographers of all levels and backgrounds are encouraged to submit their work.

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Artists are invited to participate in an upcoming online exhibition celebrating abstract art. Submissions of abstract works in any medium, from any year, and of any size are encouraged. Embrace the diversity and freedom of interpretation in this dynamic showcase.

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Hill-Stead Museum is announcing its first Annual Juried Members Exhibition, which is intended to connect artists with the Museum's natural beauty and collection masterworks. Calling all artists who are inspired by nature and light to submit their piece(s) to this juried show. Artists may work from the naturescape of their choice. 

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The historic fully-subsidized residency offers a unique experience for a creative cohort of 6-7 multidisciplinary artists, selected through a blind jury process. Participants enjoy private bedrooms and studios with bedding/linens, shared living spaces, a laundry room, workstation, B&W darkroom, and access to the Alumni and Nancy Graves Memorial libraries. Groceries are provided, and communal dinners, prepared by the in-house chef, foster a supportive community for residents.
 

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The Art Museum of New Bedford presents Transformations, a juried exhibition of works on paper that explore the theme of metamorphosis or change. Works may be 2D or 3D but must be predominantly made of paper. Transformations is the inaugural exhibition of the Art Museum of New Bedford’s new annual juried exhibition series and is open to artists internationally.
 

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One-year residencies supporting career development in the visual arts are now accepting applications for 2024/2025. The MAR (Manifest Artist in Residence) and SIR (Scholar in Residence) are open for application by serious emerging or established adult artists of all ages and levels. This program is particularly suited to recent college graduates or working artists seeking a professional catalyst.

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Signal Jammers, our upcoming online exhibition juried by Anthony Naimo, calls for artworks embodying the duality of coded language. Explore narratives at a glance, unveiling profound meanings in double-entendre, symbolism, and encrypted data. All mediums are welcome—sculpture, painting, photography, and more.

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Midwestnice Art invites artists to explore the theme "Signal Jammers," delving into the intricate world of coded language and hidden meanings. Artworks should embody the duality of messages conveyed through symbolism and encrypted data, offering viewers both surface-level narratives and deeper insights upon closer examination. This exhibition prompts reflection on the construction of meaning and the complexities of simultaneous understandings within symbols.
 

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The application period for the 8th ‘T’ Space Summer Architecture Residency “Correlations” is now open. Five residents, including students and young professionals in architecture, design, and visual arts, will be selected through a competitive jury process. The 25-day virtual program challenges participants to think and design critically, with theoretical and experimental freedom to develop a site-specific project.

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Open to current graduate students and MFA/MA (or PhD) degree recipients since January 2023. Every year Manifest offers an opportunity just for graduate students to exhibit at our gallery in Cincinnati. This 18th installment of the Master Pieces project will continue to reveal the intensity and professionalism of students working towards their terminal academic degree in the field of art or design. Any and all tradition and non-traditional visual arts media, genre, subject matter, and content are welcome.

 

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An international call for works exploring the real or imagined animal in art. Wild Kingdom accepts submissions ranging from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental.

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Each summer, the Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) hosts its renowned 6x6 exhibition, showcasing thousands of original artworks from various contributors. Artists from around the world, including celebrities, local talents, and even youth, are invited to submit up to four six-inch square artworks of any medium, to be exhibited anonymously. Participation is free, and all artworks are available for purchase at $20 each, with proceeds benefiting RoCo's programs and initiatives.

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The Woodson Art Museum again invites artists working in all mediums excluding photography to submit original 2D and 3D artworks for jury consideration for Birds in Art 2024. Since 1976, Birds in Art has showcased the remarkable talents of more than 1,100 international artists, who presented their best work interpreting birds and related subject matter.
 

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The 14th edition of the Prisma Art Prize is now open for submissions, welcoming emerging painters and visual artists worldwide. Prisma seeks to showcase inclusive and diverse works that explore the possibilities of painting. Winners receive cash prizes, exhibition opportunities, and more.
 

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The Studio Workspace Residency presents artists with the opportunity to delve into a supportive environment and create new work. Applications are open to artists at any career stage, offering them the invaluable gift of uninterrupted time away from daily life stresses. During the residency, artists have the flexibility to work in various studios, including intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, darkroom photography, or ceramics.

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The Art-in-Education (AIE) Workspace Residency is for artists interested in working with local school students while creating their own work in WSW’s supportive and immersive environment. This is an opportunity for artists with a range of teaching experience, from seasoned teachers and professors, to those with minimal experience and an interest in gaining skills and knowledge.

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First Street Gallery provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who are interested in learning about, and gaining hands-on experience in the various aspects of running a (nonprofit) art gallery to include: art-handling, publicity, and administrative, curatorial, exhibition and research activities.

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Barbara Deming Memorial Fund supports grants ($500 - $2000) to individual feminist women in the arts with primary residence in the US and Canada. They welcome applications from feminist writers and visual artists who are women (cis and transgender) or nonbinary.

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The Pollock-Krasner Foundation provides financial resources for visual artists to create new work, acquire supplies, rent studio space, prepare for exhibitions, attend a residency and offset living expenses.

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The Climate Art Collection is a non-profit art foundation that serves as a curation platform for artists who address climate and nature themes in their work. The Climate Art Collection welcomes submissions from artists worldwide and embraces all art formats. The Climate Art Collection's objective is to bring climate change and its effects to the attention of a global audience, including galleries, curators, collectors, and the general public. 

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Price Sculpture Forest is offering an opportunity for artists to participate in a sculpture exhibition that is the first of its kind in the world: An Augmented Reality exhibition of real-world sculptures that will be virtually displayed via an app onto a real-world outdoor pedestal in a beautiful forested public sculpture park setting.

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Iris Youth Magazine is accepting submissions from writers aged 12-26 from anywhere in the world through email or our submissions form! Decisions are made on a rolling basis. 

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La Maison de Beaumont offers an Artist Residency & Retreat Program in the South of France (Provence & Luberon region). The Art Residency Program of La Maison de Beaumont is a multi-disciplinary residency that was created with the goal of offering a beautiful space for musicians, scholars, writers, painters and other artists who seek a quiet place to work undisturbed on their art. The scenery and beauty of the region, as well as the history and comfort of the house, provide an ideal setting to focus on creative work.

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The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

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The Stochastic Labs offers fully-sponsored residencies to engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access, a $1,000 monthly stipend and a budget for materials.
 

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South Porch Artists is a retreat space for working artists, scholars and clergy to pursue creative projects. Located on an historic property in downtown Summerville, SC, South Porch immerses residents in the evocative setting of a small Southern town, just half an hour from downtown Charleston. Up to six residents at a time are offered comfortable lodgings and studio work space, either in our 1835 Main House or contemporary Cottage Studio. 

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The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter’s “trustees” and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects.

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Innovate Grant offers two $1,800.00 grants each quarter—one for Visual Artists and one for Photographers. Additionally, twelve honorable mentions (six in art and six in photography) gain exposure on the website, joining a vibrant community of talented artists. Beyond the grants, Innovate Grant is dedicated to promoting winners and honorable mentions into the future.


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Vendor Opportunities

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the first round of applications for Artscape 2024. BOPA is looking for Food and Beverage Vendors, Visual Artists, Preformers, Designers and More. If you want to assist Artscape behind the scenes or as a member of the festival staff, applications are open for the following temporary staff positions and support services: Production Company, Talent Buyer, and Security.

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Spring Grove Area High School is looking for vendors for their arts & craft show located in Spring Grove, PA.

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Hebni Nutrition Consultants is searching for vendors for their Arts and Heart 5k: Community Heath Fair in Orlando Florida!

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