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for the Baltimore artist community
Request for Proposals
In collaboration with Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, BOPA seeks to commission a professional visual artist to produce unique, original mural artwork designs for implementation in the new Rash Field Café at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. This opportunity is open to emerging and professional artists residing in the City of Baltimore. The selected artist/artist team will receive a commission of $17,000 to complete their design. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., October 11, 2021.
For a Collaborative Project with Single Carrot
Single Carrot Theatre is currently seeking dynamic and collaborative playwrights to create one act plays for Unmarked. This project is specifically geared toward building connections between historical research of the gravesites and the Civil War and Reconstruction Era, and cultivating a relationship to history and place for neighborhood residents. Playwrights do not have to be currently based in Baltimore, however they should have a connection to Baltimore and ability to travel to Baltimore for in-person activities (travel reimbursement available). Selected playwrights will receive a commission fee of $1,000. The deadline to apply is October 3, 2021.
Looking for Black Men in the DMV Area
Rose Locke Casting is still booking extras for the feature film RUSTIN, produced by Barack Obama's production company, Higher Ground Productions. They are currently looking for Black men in the DMV area to recreate the historic 1963 March on Washington. To submit, email three recent photos to Rustin-DC@RoseLockecasting.com with the subject line "100 Black Men" or simply click the button below.
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites emerging and established artists to submit original artworks to the Holiday Show & Sale exhibition to take place November 5, 2021 through January 1, 2022 in the Main Gallery of the Murray Arts Building. All media will be considered, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, glass, fiber, digital, photography, and mixed media. For complete guidelines and the application, click the button below. The deadline is October 1, 2021.
Artists can also apply to the 14th Annual Ornament Show & Sale to take place November 5, 2021 through January 1, 2022 in the Main Gallery of the Murray Arts Building. This exhibition will run concurrently with the annual, award-winning holiday light show, Annmarie Garden in Lights, and with the Holiday Show & Sale exhibition. For details and an application, click the button below. The deadline is October 1, 2021.
Take Your Best Shot
Whether you are an aspiring photojournalist or an avid shutterbug, here’s your chance to share your special photographs that reveal the best of Baltimore. Winning photographers will receive prizes, and the best images will be showcased on Baltimore National Heritage Area's social media channels and a special promotional product in 2022. Photographs must be taken within the Baltimore National Heritage Area. All hi-res entries must be submitted electronically. See complete guidelines below. The deadline to submit is October 29, 2021.
Submissions Are Open for Round 2
The Asian Pasifika Arts Collective is officially reopening submissions to its East Coast AAPI Art Contest. All East Coast AAPI Artists and Art Students between the ages of 1826 are eligible to enter. Cash Prize for this year's top three finalists are: 1st Place - $400, 2nd Place - $300, and 3rd Place - $200. (If you have already submitted your work in Round 1, you are still 100% eligible and currently entered in the contest.) For more information, click below. All new applications must be received by 11:59 PM ET on October 30, 2021.
Art Can Heal and Raise the Human Spirit
Center for Hope, a comprehensive violence intervention & prevention center based in Baltimore, is looking to fill its 32,000-square-foot, soon-to-be new building with art that brings hope and healing to people of all ages who have experienced trauma. Each selected piece will have a nameplate identifying the artist and title. Art may be used in Center for Hope websites, media coverage, social platforms, publications, and commemorative art books. Selected artists will be invited to a fall 2022 reception. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2021. Get more info below.
Submissions Open for 10-Minute Play Festival
Fells Point Corner Theatre is seeking original 10-minute plays by Baltimore-area playwrights for its critically-acclaimed annual 10x10x10 Play Festival. Ten plays will be selected for production in the spring of 2022. 10x10x10 is a huge crowd-pleaser, and audience members are invited to vote for their top three favorites. Votes will be tallied throughout the run and the winning playwrights receive cash prizes. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2021. For submission guidelines, click the button below.
Scholastic Awards Open for Entry
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 712. Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Awards look for work demonstrating originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Through the Awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. For details and how to apply, click the button below. The deadline to submit is December 10.
For BOPA's Art In Action Arts Education Grants
BOPA's Arts In Action Arts Education Grants are designed for individual teaching artists and community arts organizations to support arts education projects or classes that take place in-school, after school, or in local community settings. Grants ranging from $1000–5,000 are available to teaching artists and nonprofit organizations.

Applications will open Monday, October 18. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 3.
Focusing on Baltimore's Brightest Artists
Celebrating Artists Across Baltimore All Month Long
October is National Arts & Humanities Month and we want to lift up all the incredible Baltimore artists and arts organizations participating in Free Fall Baltimore from October 131, 2021. Charm City would not be the same without its hardworking creatives and BOPA is proud to support their work through programming like Free Fall. Be sure to check out the event schedule at the button below and catch some of these artists in action this October!
  • Alanah Davis
  • An die Musik Live!
  • Anima Brass
  • Bach in Baltimore (d/b/a); Bach Concert Series, Inc.
  • Ballet After Dark fiscally sponsored by Bmore Empowered
  • Baltimore Children’s Choir
  • Baltimore Filmmaker’s Collective
  • Baltimore Jazz Alliance, Inc.
  • Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group (BJHSG), a Program of LifeCareerPivoteers Inc
  • Baltimore Lieder Weekend
  • Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA)
  • Baltimore Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Baltimore Playwrights Festival
  • Baltimore Rock Opera Society
  • Baltimore Theatre Project, Inc.
  • Black Cherry Puppet Theater
  • Bryan Robinson/The Black Genius Art Show
  • Caprece Ann Jackson-Garrett
  • Catherine's Family and Youth Services Inc.
  • Center for Neighborhood Innovation
  • Cheryl Terese Goodman
  • Cierra Little
  • CityLit Project
  • Contemporary Arts Inc.
  • Cousin Tito
  • Current Space
  • Dance & Bmore
  • Druid Heights Community Development Corporation
  • Ed Hrybyk
  • Eric Hicks
  • Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center
  • Evan Hall of (The Trilla G)
  • Fleesie Hubbard
  • Fluid Movement
  • Friends of Wyman Park Dell
  • Full Circle Dance Company
  • Hot Rock Collective
  • Hot Sauce Artist Collective
  • Keswick Community Health
  • Local Color: A Baltimore Podcast
  • Make Studio
  • Michele Bowman
  • Muse 360 Arts
  • Music at St. David’s
  • National Aquarium
  • New Broadway East Community Association
  • Phil Ravita Jazz Group
  • QuintEssential Winds/Misto di Voci
  • Rapid Lemon Productions
  • Raymond Banks ‘A Way With Words’ Foundation
  • Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures
  • Scout Roll
  • SOGAA Inc.
  • Station North Arts
  • The Enoch Pratt Free Library 
  • The Strand Theater
  • The Walters Art Museum
  • Violesia Tull
  • Young Adult Community Organizers of Baltimore (YACOs)
BOPA is looking for a new team member! We are in search of a Social Media Manager to implement and manage our social media strategy. For the full job description and necessary qualifications, click the link below.

The Creative Alliance is seeking passionate folks for several open positions including Education Director, Visual Arts Director, Event Manager, Bartender, and more. Full- and part-time roles available. Visit the link below for more information on each job posting.

The Audience Development and Sales Manager oversees group sales and special ticket programs at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore City and the BSO’s second home, The Music Center at Strathmore, in North Bethesda. See the full job posting below.

Maryland Citizens for the Arts seeks a Program Coordinator to support the organization's programmatic, communications, and development needs necessary to managing a successful nonprofit. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2021.

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