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NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG ARTISTS
Enter the 2022 YoungArts Award Competition
Jeanie Chang, "I am both detachable denim"
Brew Baxter, "Kino"
Allison Abruscato, "Lost in Film"
The Maryland Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards facilitated by the Baltimore City Arts Council is part of the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Through the awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. This year's competition deadline is fast approaching! Interested students should apply by Friday, December 10, 2021. For submission details, click below.
The 2022 Maryland Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is presented by Arcadia, a climate crisis-fighting technology company.
CONGRATULATIONS, GRANTEES!
Celebrating the 2021 Rubys Winners
From everyone at BOPA, a hearty congratulations to the 2021 Rubys Artist Grant Winners. Since its launch in 2013, the Rubys have become a highly valued opportunity for Baltimore area creatives and has supported 144 artists and their projects. Here are this year's grantees and their projects:

Top row, left to right — Hannah Brancato & Sanahara Ama Chandra (Move Slowly: Dreamseeds), Troy Burton (U Thought I Was Him), Susan Muaddi Darraj (Escorting the Body), and Dave Eassa (People and Places You Don't Know How to Know Yet)

Second row, left to right — Tafisha Edwards (Asunder), Chung-Wei Huang in collaboration with Muyu Yuan Ruba (Days Without End), Jaimes Mayhew (A Different Horizon Atlas), and Heather McDonald (Blue Umbrella Happy: An American Psalm)

Third row, left to right — Nguyên Khôi Nguyễn (Bittersweet), Tariq Darrell O'Meally (Straw Into Gold Pt 2: Songs of the Moon & Good Grief), Bry Reed (1927), and Edgar Reyes (Altered Landscape)

Bottom row, left to right — SHAN Wallace (All Nighter), and Savannah Wood (Hard to Get and Dear Paid For)

For more information on the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and the Rubys Artist Grants, click the button below.
FREE WORKSHOP FOR ARTS EDUCATORS
2021 Arts Education Symposium on Anti-Racism
Join AEMS on Saturday, November 13 from 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., for a day of insightful and compelling experiences to deepen your understanding of anti-racism and abolitionist teaching in arts education, including breakout sessions on racial equity facilitation, small group affinity spaces, and arts education content breakouts that address national trends that may affect your classroom. The workshop is free for Maryland arts educators. There is a small cost for other educators and general attendees. Register below.
LOCAL PLAYWRIGHTS WANTED
10-Minute Play Festival Seeks Submissions
Fells Point Corner Theatre invites submissions for its annual 10x10x10 Play Festival. Ten plays will be selected through a blind reading process to be produced in spring 2022. Audiences vote on their favorites and the top three playwrights win a cash prize. The deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021. For guidelines and details, click the button below.
PUBLIC ART COMMISSION
Opportunity at St. Mary's College of Maryland
This Request for Qualifications seeks to identify a qualified individual artist or artist team who will be commissioned to develop a new site-specific and responsive work of public art for the New Academic Building & Auditorium Project at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Up to four qualified semi-finalists will be selected from the respondents to this RFQ. Selected semi-finalists will be provided stipends to develop site-specific concept proposals for artwork. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 8, 2021. For full details on the budget and requirements for this commission opportunity, click below.
FREE WEBINAR ON HOW TO APPLY
Public Art Commission at St. Mary's College
On Tuesday, November 16, at 5:00 p.m., the Maryland State Arts Council is holding a one-our virtual webinar to discuss how to apply for a public art commission for St. Mary's College of Maryland. Register for free at the button below.
2022 NEIGHBORHOOD GRANT
Funding Opportunity for Organizations
United Way of Central Maryland’s 2022 Neighborhood Grant is an opportunity for neighborhood-centered organizations with total annual operating budgets of $500,000 or less to receive between $2,500 and $10,000 in funding to carry out neighborhood-centered projects that will be informed by residents and inspire community connection. The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 22, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. For details, click below.
GRANTS FROM CHAMBER MUSIC AMERICA
For Gender Minority & Women-led Jazz Ensembles
Chamber Music America’s Performance Plus provides grants to U.S.-based gender minority and women-led jazz ensembles to engage an experienced jazz artist-educator for six evaluative listening sessions with the goal of enhancing the ensemble’s performance. The listening sessions will culminate in a recording session resulting in a high-quality demo for use by the grantee ensemble. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. Get details and apply at the link below.
SUBMIT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS
Opportunity for Photographers
The Aftermath Project holds a yearly grant competition open to working photographers worldwide covering the aftermath of conflict. The 2022 grant application is now open and the granting focus is “1492/1619 American Aftermaths.” The Project will name one winner of their $25,000 grant. Four finalists will also receive a $5,000 grant. The deadline is midnight on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Click the button below to apply.
OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
MOZAIK Philanthropy's Future Art Awards
Artist Credit: Juan Carlos Hidalgo, UN Climate Change Conference COP25, Madrid, Spain
The third edition of MOZAIK Philanthropy’s Future Art Awards will present 10 U.S. artists from across the country with a $5,000 cash prize and a showcase in a curated virtual exhibition. Participation is open to any U.S.-based artist who works in any creative medium and whose work demonstrates a singular combination of talent and imagination. Plus, one student artist will receive an academic scholarship/stipend of $5,000 to advance their studies in the arts and a featured spot in a curated virtual exhibition. The deadline is Wednesday, December 1, 2021. For more information, click below.
APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW
Arts In Action Arts Education Grants
The Arts In Action Arts Education grant opportunity is for teaching artists and nonprofit organizations with an arts education focus. Arts In Action grants support arts education projects, classes, and/or workshops that take place in-school, after school, or in local community settings for the spring semester of the 2021-22 academic school year. Grants range from $1,000–5,000. Grant applications are now open! The deadline to apply is Friday, December 3, 2021. Click below for the application.
JOB POSTINGS
MC3 IS HIRING A MEDIA COORDINATOR
Maryland Centers for Creative Classrooms (MC3) is hiring a new Media Coordinator to manage exhibitions, galleries, and social media communications. The application deadline is Friday, November 19, 2021. See the full job description at the link below.

JOIN THE TEAM AT BOPA
BOPA seeks passionate candidates to fill two full-time job openings: Social Media Coordinator and Director of Events & Public Engagement. Get more information on both positions at the link below.

BOOKING & ENGAGEMENT MANAGER WANTED
The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center is seeking a motivated, ambitious, organized, outgoing, and dedicated performing arts professional to join the team at the Center as a part-time Engagement & Event Manager. Apply at the link below.

SEEKING A FULL TIME MARKETING MANAGER
The Marketing Manager will be a vital member of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center (FMPAC) marketing team. The FMPAC includes the historic Hippodrome Theatre as well as the M&T Bank Pavilion that is currently undergoing an $18 million renovation. Apply below.

SCHOOLS & PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER NEEDED
The Schools and Partnerships Manager at Arts Every Day oversees all partnerships with schools and supports the organization’s ongoing relationships with teaching artists and arts & cultural organizations. See the position description and how to apply at the link below.

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