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This Week:  Maryland Muse at the Goldstein Treasury Building, Makini performance at UMBC CIRCA, Marjuan Canady screens her film at Motor House, ‘Black Art in the Absence of Light’ documentary screening at The Driskell Center, Through Our Eyes exhibition opening and reception at The Walters, Vickie Chow ‘In the Stacks,’ American Craft Made at the Baltimore Convention Center, Subversive Productions workshop at Creative Alliance, Your Pixel Echo opening reception at Gallery CA, and Rena Detrixhe and Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann opening reception at Tephra ICA — PLUS deadline to apply for the Rubys Grant and more featured opportunities!


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Maryland Muse: A Tapestry of Inspiration
Ongoing through June 7
@ Goldstein Treasury Building

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is thrilled to invite you to its newest exhibition “Maryland Muse: A Tapestry of Inspiration,” in collaboration with the Maryland Office of the Comptroller’s “Art in Treasured Spaces” initiative.

Exhibition Period: Friday, March 1, 2024 to Friday, June 7, 2024

Exhibition Location: Goldstein Treasury Building, 1st Floor, 80 Calvert Street, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401

“Maryland Muse: A Tapestry of Inspiration” presents a diverse collection of two-dimensional creative works inspired by the unique culture, beauty, and daily lives of Marylanders. The exhibition showcases 64 artworks, including 54 pieces submitted by artists who participated in MSAC’s year-long online exhibition series of work by Maryland artists, as well as 10 selected photographs from the Maryland Traditions program.

Participating Artists:
Alyscia Cunningham, Andrei Trach, Betty Pethel, Bill Dunlap, Bria Sterling-Wilson, Catelynn Kreutzer, Chayo de Chevez, Chloe Irla, Colleen Tiefenthal, David Zuccarini, Doug Rayfield, Errol McKinson, Evelyn Brumwell, Fern Loos Beu, Gaye Moore Mertz, Geo McElroy, Hillary Steel, Jackie Miller, Jamie Hardges, Janice Toepper, Jereme Scott, Joanna Barnum, John R Iampieri, J.P. Henry, Karin Birch, Kate Norris, Lesley Giles, Lisa Scarbath, Marc Castelli, Mary Jo Tydlacka, Matthew C. Shuman, Merideth M. Taylor, Michaela Johnson, Mitzi Ash, Myungsook Ryu Kim, Nancy Fishel, Pat Lang, Patricia Hilton, Penny Knobel-Besa, Petra Bernstein, Rachana Saurabh, Rachel Ann Cross, Romando A Escalona, Ronald Beverly, Schroeder Cherry, Sheryl Southwick, Sonia Pratt, Stacey Sass, Sunhee Jung, Theresa Knight McFadden, Wil Scott, William Rothenbach, Yuh Okano, Rose Thompson (Jeon)



Tuesday, March 12 : 5:30-7pm

Positioned at the base of the furthest extended toe of a body of new work, I am remembering how discomforting it is to be at the start of something. Traveling backwards into the darkness of the unknown, my eyes regarding the hazy fullness of the past, I am asking my eyes to trust the rest of my sensorial body. Of this body that relies so heavily on sight, I ask for trust in the truth that my eyes do not contain the most important sense in this moment. It is a moment of saying goodbye to over a decade of thought and practice and movement, of powerful communities of collaborators, of finding ourselves in places in which we ought not to be, of learning how to belong and to be belonged to. It is also a moment of wondering what it is that I even believe anymore about the notion of belonging.

As I archive a decade’s worth of work centered around Black majorette performance, I turn my attention to the ground that holds the bodies that shimmy over top of it. In a new body of work, tentatively titled terrestrial, I am most curious about we, humans, as Earth, as opposed to on the Earth, or with the Earth. I am making proposals for the range of methods with which we can deal with the vastness of time — far beyond the containers of white supremacy and settler colonialism, and possibly beyond their antecedents, and the antecedents of those antecedents. How do these bodies already contain the epic and the unforeseen of the planet? What does that have to do with how we seek expertise in the forms that we create?

Makini will also be leading a dance workshop for students on March 11 & 13 from 2:30-4:40. Space is limited. Please contact the dance department if you are interested in participating.



Screening of Girls! Girls? Girls. with artist talk featuring Marjuan Canady
Tuesday, March 12 :: 8-9:30pm
@ Motor House

From magazine covers to billboards, to strip clubs, the slogan, “girls, girls, girls” dominates our culture. Girls! Girls? Girls. began as a one-woman satirical play written and performed by Marjuan Canady in 2010. For six years she toured this play internationally which examined the black woman under the lens of public opinion. Now as a short performance documentary, Canady and her comrades take their wit “to the streets” to gain perspective from entertainers, scholars, entrepreneurs, athletes, students, and community organizers on the 21st-century black female image and other issues such as beauty, health, violence, education, and sex.

Enjoy a screening of the performance documentary followed by an artist talk with Marjuan Canady!



Black Art in the Absence of Light | Documentary Screening
Wednesday, March 13 :: 6:30-8:30pm
@ The David C. Driskell Center

Film Screening: Black Art in the Absence of Light

Come join us for a special film screening at The David C. Driskell Center! Immerse yourself in the world of Black art and explore its profound impact on culture and society. This in-person event will showcase the beauty and power of Black creativity in the absence of light. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness the brilliance of Black artists and to celebrate the legacy of David C. Driskell. See you there!

Please note that payment is not required for this event, but donations are appreciated. You can enter any amount you wish on the booking page.



Through Our Eyes: Teen Photography Exhibition | Opening and Reception
Thursday, March 14 :: 6-8pm
@ The Walters Art Museum

Thursday, March 14, 2024, 6-8 p.m.

Location: Sculpture Court
No registration is required.

Join us for the opening of the inaugural Through Our Eyes teen photography exhibition to celebrate the creative work of young photographers in the Baltimore area. Over eight weeks, teens learned basic photography skills from esteemed Baltimore-native photographer SHAN Wallace through this Walters program, and this closing exhibition will showcase the skills they’ve learned. View the students’ work while enjoying light refreshments in the Sculpture Court.

About the Artist:

SHAN Wallace (b. 1991) is a nomadic award-winning interdisciplinary artist and image-maker from Baltimore, MD. She has exhibited work internationally in galleries and museums including the Baltimore Museum of Art; The Annenberg Space For Photography in Los Angeles, CA; Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC; the New Gallery of Modern Art in Charlotte, NC; the Mariano Arts Center in Havana, Cuba; and Maryland’s the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, The Contemporary, and Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center.



In the Stacks: Vicky Chow plays Philip Glass
Thursday, March 14 :: 6:30pm
@ The George Peabody Library

“The past is reinvented and becomes the future. But the lineage is everything.” —Philip Glass

The Evolution Contemporary Music Series and In the Stacks join forces to present pianist Vicky Chow in a performance of music by Baltimore-born-and-raised composer Philip Glass. Hailed as “one of our era’s most brilliant pianists” (Pitchfork), Chow will perform selections from Glass’s Piano Etudes, interspersed with readings from the composer’s memoir, Words Without Music, performed by Rahzé Cheatham.

The concert will feature photographs of Baltimore and beyond in conversation with the music, as well as a one-night only display featuring treasures from Sheridan Libraries Special Collections.

Come enjoy an evening of music, photography, and literature in one of the most beautiful libraries in the world!

Advance registration is strongly recommended:

This event is free and advance registration is strongly encouraged.

Doors open at 6 pm. Standby line begins at 5 pm.

Seats for registered attendees will be held until 6:20 pm, then will be released for open seating.

We encourage patrons without advance registration to join the standby line. Most standby patrons are able to be accommodated.



American Craft Made Baltimore 2024
Friday, March 15 | Ongoing through March 17
@ The Baltimore Convention Center

March 15-17, 2024, marks the return of the American Craft Council’s (ACC) flagship event at the Baltimore Convention Center, American Craft Made Baltimore Marketplace. The three-day, immersive event allows guests to celebrate all things handmade, by showcasing a juried selection of 350 artists from across the country and highlighting the work of local craft organizations, schools, and partners.

Located in a new space within the Convention Center inside the Charles Street entrance, the marketplace provides a unique opportunity for collectors, supporters, and those who love and live with craft to explore and purchase quality handcrafted items from across the country. Attendees will enjoy meeting the creators of some of their favorite pieces while exploring various mediums such as ceramics, glass, jewelry, clothing, furniture, basketry, and more.

Once again, this year’s marketplace highlights the Emerging Artists Program, an initiative facilitating the entry of early-career artists into ACC’s well-established craft marketplaces. This program offers lower-cost booths, extensive exhibitor support, and opportunities for marketplace awards, providing emerging artists an unparalleled chance to expand their clientele and advance their careers. This year’s event will feature ACC’s School-to-Market program, serving as a bridge between higher education in craft and the marketplace. This program offers undergraduate and graduate students experience in a public venue for a curated, collective exhibition of their work, enhancing their visibility and connecting them with a broader audience.



A Deep Dive: Introduction to Immersive Art
Saturday, March 16 :: 1pm
@ Creative Alliance

The word “immersive” has gained a lot of traction in the last ten years and has been used to describe everything from theme parks to shopping experiences. In this workshop, you will be introduced to immersive experience-building in both theory and practice as it relates to the performing arts. In the first part of the workshop, members of Submersive Productions will discuss the building blocks and cover some groundbreaking productions that led to the rise in popularity of the style. Then, we’ll share examples of some of our own productions and talk about the methods we use to imagine and build stories, characters, and whole worlds. The second part of the workshop will be on our feet, participating in group exercises, improvisations and games—the tools we rely on at the beginning of our process, no matter what the subject matter of the show.

No prior performance experience required, but do bring your curiosity and sense of play! 

Where: Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave. Baltimore MD 21224
When: Mar. 16, 1–3:30PM
Age Range: 16+
Cost: $40 standard, $35 members
Materials: All supplies provided!

Organization Bio
Submersive Productions is a collaborative artworks company that creates original, site-specific immersive works where artists and audiences engage together at the intersection of histories, mythologies, and the immediate experience. The company was formed in 2015 to produce the spring and fall editions of The Mesmeric Revelations! of Edgar Allan Poe, which earned a Best of Baltimore award for BEST THEATER EXPERIENCE (City Paper). The company has since produced over a dozen original works, including the award-winning H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum in 2017, See Also at the George Peabody Library in 2020, and Katalepsis at the Peale Center in spring of 2023.



Nadia Hironaka, Routine Maintenance, 2014, HD video loop, dimensions variable

Your Pixel Echo | Opening Reception
Saturday, March 16 :: 4-7pm
@ Gallery CA

Gallery CA and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Curatorial Practice MFA candidate Minglu Zhong are thrilled to present Your Pixel Echo, a discussion revolving around the concepts of duality, authenticity, and the self in the context of post-humanism mass culture. The show features multimedia artworks by six domestic and international artists: AA Cheng, Antonio McAfee, Demi Cepeda, May Caiwei Chen, Nadia Hironaka, and Skawennati. Through digital paintings, collage, animation, photography, Machinima film, videos — as well as newly commissioned AI-modified installations — these artists recreate an obscure phantasmagoria, extending tangible experience from the unity of lived reality and projected fantasy. Your Pixel Echo encompasses collaborative programs developed jointly by MICA and the Johns Hopkins communities to encourage audiences’ reflections on the dynamic paradigm shift in the relationship of human versus web and digital technologies within a cultural context.

Your Pixel Echo transforms the exhibition itself into a game-like experience, integrating interaction and immersive elements. It beckons the audience into a dimensional travel — simulating the disembodied sensations that occur while one is roaming in electronic games or on the internet. Through combined online and offline activities, reminiscent of the surrealist game “Exquisite Corpse,” visitors are invited to leave a fragment of themselves behind, akin to the unintentional traces of self that linger in the digital realm.

“Our consciousness can detach from our bodies, blurring the boundary of material reality. It leads us into a realm where the traditionally perceived authenticity of life becomes estranged, extending us into a hybrid state,” curator Minglu Zhong explains, “What intrigues me is the superposed cycle of simulacra. We actually rely on both, yet often neglect to think about the reasons behind this duality and its potential outcomes. I believe this project offers an opportunity for all of us to reconsider the environment we inhabit, the impact of digitality on our everyday life and self-understanding, and the intangible ‘reality’ it fosters.”

About The Artists

AA Cheng China/ Los Angeles,CA
Web-based digital media artist AA Cheng and her works are rooted in Chinese internet culture. Her videos and digital paintings reflect her trajectory fully subject to the digital realm. Unbound by the constraints of physical form, her works convey unmediated communication between minds. By deconstructing self and interpreting online societal activities, she offers a post-modern interpretation of the human-technology relationship, detached from conventional realities.

Antonio McAfee Richmond,IN
Interdisciplinary visual artist Antonio McAfee uses photography and collage to intricately explore representation. Through manipulating historical portraits, he challenges conventional views, creating more nuanced portrayals of subjects. Using glue and prints, McAfee transforms historical depictions of African Americans, deliberately separating and decontextualizing images. Rooted in portraiture, his work introduces abstraction to add complexity and provoke diverse viewer responses.

Demi Cepeda Miami, FL
Web-based digital painting artist Demi Cepeda specializes in both digital and traditional oil paintings that focus on figurative storytelling. Under the influence of surrealism and Japanese popular culture, including anime and comics, she reveals the range of human experience and sentiments through a merging of living reality and fabricated alternative worlds.

May Caiwei Chen China/ Los Angeles,CA
Multidisciplinary artist and designer May Caiwei Chen delves into the subconscious, probing the boundaries between the actual and the virtual. Her artistic exploration encompasses various digital media, such as Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, projection mapping, and interactive installations. With these tools, she creates immersive environments that invite viewers to explore memories, identities, and dream narratives.

Nadia Hironaka Philadelphia, PA
Engaging in film, video, public art, and immersive installations, Nadia Hironaka explores counter-mythologies and post-humanist fables with moving images. Her works delve into critical cultural dialogues, sharing experiences and values through storytelling, creative collaboration, and shaping the future’s history. With a background in film and photography, Hironaka utilizes the moving image to convey potent narratives with mythological dimensions in contemporary mass media.

Skawennati Montreal, Canada
Mohawk multimedia artist Skawennati explores history, future, and transformation from her perspective as an urban Kanien’kehá:ka woman and a cyberpunk avatar. Her works question our relationship with technology and highlight the presence of Indigenous people in future narratives. As an early adopter of cyberspace, she creates machinimas, machinimagraphs, sculpture, fashion, and performative experiences.

About the Curator
Born and raised in China, and having lived in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Minglu Zhong is an emerging curator motivated by the interface of art, design, and technology. She is dedicated to supporting interdisciplinary artists, and to bringing art that crosses boundaries of discourse and genre to a broader audience. She is a MFA candidate in the Curatorial Practice program at MICA; she received a BFA in ArtCenter College of Design.



Detail of work in progress by Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, 2024

Pressing: Rena Detrixhe & Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann | Opening Reception + Artist Talk
Saturday, March 16 :: 5-7pm
@ Tephra ICA

Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) presents Pressing, featuring new work by Kansas-based installation artist Rena Detrixhe and Washington, DC-based painter Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, on view March 16–May 19, 2024. An Opening Reception and Artist Talk will be held at Tephra ICA on Saturday, March 16 from 5–7pm. The Pressing exhibition invites audiences to simultaneously revel in the beauty of the natural world while considering the complexities of human history in relationship to the land.

At a moment when much of the social discourse around climate change is politicized, reactionary, and focused on increasingly concerning storms, sea levels, fires, and heatwaves, Detrixhe and Tzu-Lan Mann create intricate and meditative works that reinsert slowness and contemplation back into the conversation about human impact on the environment. While the exhibition title points to the urgent need to address environmental preservation and climate change, it also refers to the gesture of a hand, an intimate touch, that as exemplified by these artists can have great significance.

In conjunction with this exhibition, Tephra ICA will host Double 194 Years (2019) by artist Steven L. Anderson on loan from the Microsoft Collection. Anderson describes his Tree Rings series as “a way of growing a drawing,” mimicking the growth patterns of trees adding layers of bark season after season.

“Each of the works in this exhibition is a landscape—a vision of a place formed through careful observation and mark making. And each artist’s departure from traditional modes of landscape painting offers a lesson in how to reconfigure our relationship to the natural environment,” reflects Associate Curator Hannah Barco.

Rena Detrixhe is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Kansas. In her contemplative work she combines repetitive processes and collected or scavenged materials to produce large-scale objects and installations, ephemeral sculpture, performance, and drawings. Drawn to materials which possess an inherent story or familiar source and often utilizing natural elements, a continuing objective in her practice is to investigate the relationship between humans and the more-than-human world with attention to histories of injustice. Detrixhe received her BFA from the University of Kansas in 2013. She has exhibited in museums and galleries both nationally and internationally and is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including a recent one-year research residency with The Land Institute in Salina, KS

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann received her BA from Brown University and MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Taiwan; the AIR Gallery and Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Fellowships in New York, NY; and the Individual Artist Grant, Arts and Humanities Grant, Mayor’s Award, and Hamiltonian Fellowship in Washington, DC. She has attended residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Blue Sky Dayton, Vermont Studio Center, Salzburg Kunstlerhaus, Triangle Workshop, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Bemis Center for the Arts, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the Jaipur, India Carbon 12 Residency. Mann’s work has been exhibited at the Walters Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Rawls Museum, the US consulate in Dubai, UAE, and the US embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon.

The Pressing exhibition is curated by Tephra ICA Associate Curator Hannah Barco and supported in part by Lindy and Richard Brewster, ArtsFairfax, and Reston Town Center Association.



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Womxn of the World Poetry Slam | Call for Volunteers

Womxn of the World Poetry Slam (WOWPS) is an annual poetry slam designed to honor and celebrate the stories of women in a world that readily attempts to silence and oppress them. The event began in Detroit in 2008, and has traveled across the U.S. ever since. This year’s competition, hosted by the Black Arts District (BAD), is March 27–30, 2024, and BAD is looking for volunteers — no slam, poetry, or other experience required.



Howard County Individual Artist Merit and Creativity (IAM Creativity)
deadline March 14

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. Each year, a maximum of four (4) awards, including one (1) $5,000 and three (3) $1,000 awards, will be awarded in two (2) disciplines. This year, applications will be accepted in Dance and Visual Arts disciplines.



The Mera Artists in Residency
deadline March 15
posted by Mera Kitchen Collective

The Mera Artists in Residency program will be launched in 2024 as a three-month residency for artists living and working in Baltimore, MD. The residency program offers each artist a stipend of $2,000, curatorial space to show their work, and one panel discussion to enable artists to develop their creative practice.

Application Process and Eligibility

The Mera Artists in Residency accepts artists through an annual Open Call announced at the beginning of each calendar year. Three artists will be selected for the year. The program is open to all artistic practices, including but not limited to visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, media art, installation, graphic arts, illustration, etc.), photography, filmmaking, sound art, and design.

Resident artists are expected to actively work on their art practice, showcase their work/film at the Mera Kitchen Collective space, and curate one cultural event during their three-month residency.

Application Process

The application is now open! Below is the application schedule:

Applications Open: February 15th, 2024
Applications Close: March 15th, 2024
Finalist Interviews: April 2024
Accepted Artists Notified: May 2024

1st artist: June-August
2nd artist: September-November
3rd artist: December- February


– Baltimore residents 21+ years of age
– Because of our focus on emerging artists, it is strongly recommended that applicants have graduated from an art school or program within the last two years. However, it is not required.
– Artist residents will spend 30 hours during the three months, working with both the kitchen and dining room teams as part of the daily duties of the space. It is an opportunity for the artists to build relationships and have insight into the culture at Mera Kitchen Collective.
– Artist residents will create at least one original work and show two other previous works by the last month of the residency.

For any questions please contact: [email protected]



The Kala Art Institute Fellowship
deadline March 15

Artists may apply for 1-, 2-, or 3-month residencies, and must specify the desired residency length in the application. Please review our application instructions and residency rates here to determine what option works best for you; 6-month residencies are available to continuing and returning Artists-in-Residence who have completed a 3-month residency.


Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo processes, book arts, and digital media including video production can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence. Residency applications are accepted online three times per year. Artists who apply for a residency should be familiar with at least one of the media and equipment offered at Kala. Considerations for acceptance are conceptual creativity and technical knowledge.

Resident artists receive year-round 24-hour access to the printmaking workshop, digital lab, black and white darkroom, individual storage space, small project spaces (if available), possible exposure on Kala’s website and in other exhibitions at Kala or outside exhibition spaces, and participation in a vital, international artist community. Current Artists-In-Residence receive a 20% discount on Kala Workshops and Classes here.

Kala now offers artist housing located across the street from Kala’s facilities. Kala has two, two-bedroom apartments and can house 4 artist-in-residence each month. The shared artist apartments are an additional $1200/month, and a $200 non-refundable housing deposit is applied towards the residency fee. Please note that Kala’s shared artist apartments are 2 bedroom apartments, meaning you will be living with a roommate and sharing a kitchen, living room, and bathroom. The apartment cannot accommodate partners, co-parents, or children. An additional housing list is available that includes local community members who rent out space in their homes. In this case, artists are responsible for finding their own housing.



Accomplished Arts Apprenticeship Recruiting Fair 2024
March 16 :: 12-3pm
@ The Peale

The Accomplished Arts Apprentice (AAA) program aims to increase equity and inclusion in the arts, creative, and reservation trades with a specific focus on people from marginalized communities in Baltimore. Launched in 2020 by Jeffrey Kent, The Peale’s Curator-in-Residence, the program is now recruiting its third cohort of apprentices.

Apprentices receive hands-on training in exhibition installation, art handling, historic preservation, and related trades, as well as greater involvement in Baltimore’s thriving arts and culture scene.

The program teaches life and professional skills that will be useful for future employment, including how to identify and secure fulfilling lifetime work opportunities. Additionally, participants learn trade skills that lead to well-paid, creatively rewarding, and meaningful careers without the up-front investment of a college degree or vocational certification.



Call For Art | Print Issue #45 Juried by Sergio Gomez
deadline March 16
posted by Create! Magazine

Create! Magazine is thrilled to announce an open call for art juried by the esteemed curator Sergio Gomez. We are passionate about providing visibility and publishing opportunities to the art community through our platform and magazines.

As an artist, you understand the immense value of sharing your work with new audiences, connecting with curators, and engaging with the leaders who shape the art world. That’s why we are passionately committed to creating these avenues for you to thrive. All selected artists will receive a two-page spread, an online blog feature, and social media exposure.

Create! Magazine’s Issue #45 isn’t just a publication; it’s a platform for your creativity to soar. Submit your art today for a chance to get published. Your art deserves to be seen, celebrated, and cherished.



2024 Community Arts Grant
deadline March 18
posted by BOPA

Community Arts Grant 2024 (CAG24)

The Community Arts Grant, produced by Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), supports community-artist collaborative design & implementation of new, exterior wall mural projects sited in underserved communities of Baltimore City. The art projects must be free and open to the public and exist in outdoor, publicly accessible space. Grant applicants may request up to $19,000 in mural project funding support. BOPA will seek approvals on behalf of finalists: Environmental Review of project site, Right of Entry (permission to work on property), administer artist contracts, payments. VARA Waiver* signed by artist is required to receive award funds.

Mural completion deadline: June 30, 2024. 



Irene Yamamoto Arts Writers Fellowship for Emerging Writers of Color
deadline March 18
posted by The Democracy Center

The Daniel K. Inouye National Center for the Preservation of Democracy (Democracy Center) invites applications to the second annual Irene Yamamoto Arts Writers Fellowship (Yamamoto Fellowship). Beginning this year, the Yamamoto Fellowship will focus on a different artistic discipline each year. The 2024 Yamamoto Fellowship grants two $5,000 unrestricted awards to two emerging writers of color who write critically about theater, dance, and/or performance art.

Irene Yamamoto (1937–2020) was a lifelong lover of the arts. Born in Los Angeles, she was incarcerated with her family in the Gila River concentration camp in Arizona during World War II. Upon returning to Los Angeles, she attended UCLA and had a long career as a production artist for several design and advertising agencies. In her free time, she loved to draw, learn new languages, visit museums, and travel.

The Yamamoto Fellowship is made possible through a gift from Sharon Mizota to honor her late aunt. This project is also supported by Critical Minded, an initiative to invest in cultural critics of color cofounded by The Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

The Yamamoto Fellowship encourages emerging arts writers of color to write about works from their own cultural and political perspectives, enriching and broadening cultural criticism as a practice and profession. Theater, dance, and performance art were selected for 2024 because these art forms are still struggling in the wake of setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Irene Yamamoto Arts Writers Fellowship will be awarded to two (2) emerging writers of color, each of whom receive a $5,000 award to be spent over a six-month period. The awards are unrestricted. Funds may be used for any purpose that helps the fellows advance their careers, including paying themselves to write.

In addition to the cash award, the fellows have the opportunity to write about an exhibition for the Preserving Democracy blog and deliver a talk about their work at the Democracy Center.

A brief, written report in the form of a letter accounting for the use of funds is required at the end of the fellowship period. No receipts or other documentation are required.



Artscape 2024
deadline March 19
posted by BOPA

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the first round of applications for Artscape 2024. This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Charm City’s cherished free arts festival and we want to include as many people as possible in the celebration. An event the size and scope of Artscape has a lot of moving parts, so there are many ways to get involved both in the lead-up to and during the festival. Applications can be found at
The following Artscape opportunities are now open:

• Food & Beverage Vendors
• Artist Marketplace
• Music Performances – Local Stages
• Performing Artists Pop-ups
• Kidscape Call for Arts Programmers
• Teenscape Artist Market Vendors
• Project Artscape Call for Designers

BOPA has also opened a Request for Proposals (RFP) to create public art installations for the 40th Anniversary Artscape Festival. A link to the full RFP can also be found at

Finally, 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. Visit to apply.

Links to all open applications can be found at The deadline is Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Please note: When these applications close, they will not reopen. A second round of applications for additional opportunities will open at a later date.

Interested candidates must create a free Submittable account to complete the application. Each individual application includes complete details on eligibility and requirements. Applicants who have further questions can reach out to Artscape Director, Chris Brooks, at [email protected].


Artscape is AMERICA’S LARGEST FREE outdoor arts festival, rocking the heart of midtown Baltimore since 1982. The newly developed Meyerhoff Symphony Hall was underway, and to draw community support and stimulate economic development and investment in the area, Artscape was born. The festival was designed as an Arts Fair that marketed Baltimore as a cultural hub. Today’s Artscape includes visual art exhibitions, main stage concerts, culinary delights, community gathering spaces, immersive family and youth experiences, an artist marketplace, pop-up performances, a fashion show, and so much more.




❄️ WINTER * NEW $1,800.00 Innovate Grants for Art + Photo
deadline March 21

WINTER 2024 OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS — Innovate Grant is thrilled to introduce our newly increased award amounts of $1,800.00.

Innovate Grant awards (2) $1,800.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition, (12) honorable mentions (6 in art and 6 in photo), will be featured on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Innovate Grant’s commitmentextends beyond the grant cycle by promoting the work of selected winners and honorable mentions into the future. For more information and to apply visit

Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. We’ve simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.

Innovate Grant awards:<

+ 1 x $1,800.00 Grant to a Visual Artist
+ 1 x $1,800.00 Grant to a Photographer
+ 12 x Honorable Mentions

Explore the work of ALL Past Innovate Grant recipients and read their interviews at

How to Apply: Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit. Apply today at

Category:Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
: March 21, 2024
US & International
2 x $1,800.00 USD Grants // 12 x Honorable Mentions

Apply Online Today



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2024 Rubys Artist Grants
deadline March 28
posted by The Deutsch Foundation

The 2024 Rubys Artist Grant applications open Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 12:00pm.

The award invites artists in all four categories, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts, to apply, and projects will be reviewed by experts in each discipline. The new Alumni Grant can also be found via the same link below. Outstanding projects will move on to round two, where applicants will be asked to outline their full project narrative, budget, and public components.

Find the application HERE

Deadline for submission is March 28, 2024 at 11:59pm.

Please review the Grant Guidelines and FAQ before applying.

The approximate grant review timeline can be found HERE



Ziger|Snead BIPOC Fellowship
deadline March 29

The Ziger|Snead Architects BIPOC (Black/African-American, Indigenous and/or People of Color) Student Fellowship is designed to foster a more diverse and inclusive profession through the support, mentorship and professional development of students from historically underrepresented demographics in architecture.




Helena Foundation Young Artist Grant
deadline March 29
posted by Foundry Gallery

One of Washington’s premier contemporary galleries, Foundry’s mission is to promote the work of young emerging and accomplished regional artists. We are seeking local artists interested in gallery membership and the opportunity to learn how a co-operative gallery works.

The grant will cover:

Paid monthly full membership dues for one year
Mentor to assist with artistic development
Material stipend not to exceed $1000
Solo exhibition at the Gallery
Show work monthly in Member Gallery


Attend membership meetings
Work on a gallery committee (installations/membership/operations/ etc.)
Take part in gallery events/receptions

Media Open To:

Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Collage/Mixed Media, Sculpture



Call for Entry, All About the Light
deadline March 31
posted by SE Center for Photography

It’s all about the light! Light and shadow have been the foundation of photography since the beginning. While illumination is important, darkness is an equally compelling component and, together, the elements of a successful photograph. Show us your best light!

Analog and digital manipulation in all its forms are welcome. Monochrome or color, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Michael Pannier is an internationally shown fine art and commercial photographer now located in Greenville, SC. Previously based in Maryland, Michael has spent over 30 years in photography and 25 years in the gallery and art world, opening his first gallery in 1987.

Relocating to South Carolina, The SE Center for Photography was born as an exhibition and education venue for fine photography. With an emphasis on presenting the work of Southern photographers and themes, the SE Center has hosted more than 150 exhibitions.

Submissions Now Open, Submissions Close 3/31/24, Exhibition Opens 6/7/24




Call for Submissions, The Nude
deadline March 31
posted by SE Center for Photography

The fine art nude has been a celebrated subject of photography since the beginning and played an important role in establishing photography as a fine art medium. Early on, both in history and most photographers experience, the nude has been featured in a classical pose and setting, maturing to illustrating the human body as a sculptural abstraction, and with some pushing boundaries.

Analog and digital manipulation in all its forms welcome. Monochrome or color, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations where legal are welcome.

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slide show. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived. Openings are timed to coincide with Greenville, South Carolina’s First Fridays, a celebration of art, food and music.



Art21 Educators Program
deadline March 31

Art21 Educators is an intensive, year-long professional development initiative and learning community. The program is designed to support K–12 educators in any subject area who are interested in bringing contemporary art, artists, and themes into classroom teaching and learning.



header image: Kendall Buster, Radial Spin, 2023. Photo credit: Vivian Doering.

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