Click HERE for a printable copy of this application prospectus.

ABOUT ARTSCAPE:

Artscape is a summer tradition like no other, where Baltimore reunites and comes together. Celebrating its 39th year in 2020, Artscape is proud to showcase artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, teen-focused activities and programming, film, experimental music, improv and comedy; an inquisitive literary arts program; and culinary arts with delicious eats.

Every summer, the entire region eagerly awaits Artscape. The festival’s iconic features include 50+ live concerts with national headliners, talented artists and makers, blockbuster performances, scrumptious food, spontaneous street theater, impactful visual installations and more. Artscape’s can’t-miss weekend of cultural enrichment nurtures the mind, body and soul of everyone who attends, and sparks a positive vibe that spreads citywide. This joyful spirit has inspired Artscape’s 2020 theme, Art for a Healthy City – presenting a variety of activations, stages, shows, workshops and hands-on projects, poised at the intersection of health and the arts. Festivalgoers can experience the therapeutic power of dance and movement; express themselves with journaling, poetry and spoken word; explore their untapped creative potential through music, pottery and painting; become inspired and informed with interactive, large-scale exhibits; and taste nutritious and delicious recipes at the brand-new culinary arts stage. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, come dance in the streets to celebrate the arts in Baltimore!

Hours: Friday and Saturday: 11am - 9pm | Sunday: 11am-7pm 

Artscape After Hours: 9pm - 11pm (Friday and Saturday only)

Location: Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District; Screening Location: Parkway Theater, 5 West North Avenue, Baltimore

ABOUT

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts invites artists and filmmakers to submit works for consideration to be included in Animations on the Big Screen at the Parkway Theater, an exhibition of time-based media content that explores the range and diversity of traditional and experimental forms of animated short films.  Accepted works will be screened together twice on the afternoon of Sunday, July 19, 2020 at the Parkway Theater; a panel discussion regarding the topic of animation will be held between the screenings.

Submitted artworks should be shorter than 7 minutes in length, and must be the original content of the applying artist.  Approximately 100 total minutes of film will be selected for inclusion in the screenings.  Works must also be sensitive to the fact that Artscape attracts an extremely large and diverse audience of all age ranges, including young children.  

ELIGIBILITY

There are no geographic or age restrictions for application; artists of all age ranges from everywhere are encouraged to apply.

ESTIMATED TIMELINE:

Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Applicant Notification: Early May, 2020

Screening: Sunday, July 19, 2020 (times TBD)

Submission of online application shall constitute agreement with all conditions in this application. 

Questions? Contact: Kim Domanski, Visual Arts Curator at kdomanski@promotionandarts.org or direct dial at 443-286-2043.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites the public to an information session(s), to learn more about Artscape, and various programs and events BOPA produces. The information sessions will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: performing artists, food and beverage vendors, visual arts projects, exhibitors, etc.

For more information and to RSVP,  contact Ayo Figueroa, Festivals Programming Coordinator (afigueroa@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632).


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6pm

BIG Theater (Baltimore Improv Group) 

1727 N. Charles Street │Baltimore, MD 21201


Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am

Central Library - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor

400 Cathedral Street | Baltimore, MD 21201


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:30am

Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/promoandarts/


* Please note: Parking is NOT provided for the information sessions; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance.*

 

ABOUT ARTSCAPE:

Artscape is a summer tradition like no other, where Baltimore reunites and comes together. Celebrating its 39th year in 2020, Artscape is proud to showcase artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, teen-focused activities and programming, film, experimental music, improv and comedy; an inquisitive literary arts program; and culinary arts with delicious eats.

Every summer, the entire region eagerly awaits Artscape. The festival’s iconic features include 50+ live concerts with national headliners, talented artists and makers, blockbuster performances, scrumptious food, spontaneous street theater, impactful visual installations and more. Artscape’s can’t-miss weekend of cultural enrichment nurtures the mind, body and soul of everyone who attends, and sparks a positive vibe that spreads citywide. This joyful spirit has inspired Artscape’s 2020 theme, Art for a Healthy City – presenting a variety of activations, stages, shows, workshops and hands-on projects, poised at the intersection of health and the arts. Festivalgoers can experience the therapeutic power of dance and movement; express themselves with journaling, poetry and spoken word; explore their untapped creative potential through music, pottery and painting; become inspired and informed with interactive, large-scale exhibits; and taste nutritious and delicious recipes at the brand-new culinary arts stage. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, come dance in the streets to celebrate the arts in Baltimore!

Hours: Friday and Saturday: 11am - 9pm | Sunday: 11am-7pm 

Artscape After Hours: 9pm - 11pm (Friday and Saturday only)

Location: Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District


ABOUT:

The Art of Food Stage was created to celebrate the culinary arts and a healthy Baltimore. Local chefs, foodies, holistic dietitians, nutritionists, juicers, raw food enthusiasts, plant based food specialists, charcuterie connoisseurs and the like are invited to propose cooking demo's on Artscape's new Art of Food Stage. Cooking demos should be brief and require little setup. This is an outdoor stage. 


ELIGIBILITY:

Applicants do NOT have to be certified chefs but a preference to those representing Baltimore's local culinary scene will be considered. Presenters may bring own equipment. 

Submission of online application shall constitute agreement with all conditions in this application. 


Questions? Contact Sam Hanson, Farmers’ Market & Bazaar Manager (via email or direct dial 443-263-4331).  

 

INFORMATION SESSIONS

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites the public to an information session(s), to learn more about Artscape, and various programs and events BOPA produces. The information sessions will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: performing artists, food and beverage vendors, visual arts projects, exhibitors, etc.

For more information and to RSVP,  contact Ayo Figueroa, Festivals Programming Coordinator (afigueroa@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632).


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6pm

BIG Theater (Baltimore Improv Group) 

1727 N. Charles Street │Baltimore, MD 21201


Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am

Central Library - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor

400 Cathedral Street | Baltimore, MD 21201


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:30am

Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/promoandarts/

* Please note: Parking is NOT provided; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance.* 

  



ABOUT ARTSCAPE:

Artscape is a summer tradition like no other, where Baltimore reunites and comes together. Celebrating its 39th year in 2020, Artscape is proud to showcase artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, teen-focused activities and programming, film, experimental music, improv and comedy; an inquisitive literary arts program; and culinary arts with delicious eats.

Every summer, the entire region eagerly awaits Artscape. The festival’s iconic features include 50+ live concerts with national headliners, talented artists and makers, blockbuster performances, scrumptious food, spontaneous street theater, impactful visual installations and more. Artscape’s can’t-miss weekend of cultural enrichment nurtures the mind, body and soul of everyone who attends, and sparks a positive vibe that spreads citywide. This joyful spirit has inspired Artscape’s 2020 theme, Art for a Healthy City – presenting a variety of activations, stages, shows, workshops and hands-on projects, poised at the intersection of health and the arts. Festivalgoers can experience the therapeutic power of dance and movement; express themselves with journaling, poetry and spoken word; explore their untapped creative potential through music, pottery and painting; become inspired and informed with interactive, large-scale exhibits; and taste nutritious and delicious recipes at the brand-new culinary arts stage. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, come dance in the streets to celebrate the arts in Baltimore!

Hours: Friday and Saturday: 11am - 9pm | Sunday: 11am-7pm 

Artscape After Hours: 9pm - 11pm (Friday and Saturday only)

Location: Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District

New for 2020, citywide organizations hosting events and activities during the month of July may submit an application to be included in the Artscape Network. Formerly two separate applications (Artscape Gallery Network and In The Neighborhood), the new Artscape Network invites galleries, cultural organizations, arts institutions, non profit organizations, small businesses, wellness sites, retail stores, restaurants, and nightlife venues, to apply.  


GUIDELINES
Artscape will promote businesses and organizations in the community to encourage festival-goers to explore what Baltimore has to offer. From visual and performing arts to yoga and beverage specials, there is something for everyone in Baltimore during the month of July. 


APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY
Organizations with an arts/cultural and educational organizations passionate about the arts in Baltimore are encouraged to apply. 


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Please include a thoughtful description of the activation, event, or idea you are promoting with details on how your activity/programming connects to the mission of Artscape - bringing people together. In addition, a connection to the festival's theme - Art for a Healthy City - is also welcomed.


 PARTICIPATION IDEAS

  • Art Exhibitions
  • Coupons/Discounts on Services/Goods
  • Food and/or Beverage Specials
  • Performances
  • Specialty Menus
  • Special Events
  • Visual Art Exhibitions/Gallery Receptions
  • And so much more!

  
FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: 

Ayo Figueroa

Festivals Programming Coordinator 

Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts

afigueroa@promotionandarts.org



INFORMATION SESSIONS:

We want to hear from you!

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites the public to an information session(s), to learn more about Artscape, and various programs and events BOPA produces. The information sessions will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: performing artists, food and beverage vendors, visual arts projects, exhibitors, etc.

For more information and to RSVP,  contact Ayo Figueroa, Festivals Programming Coordinator (afigueroa@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632).


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6pm

BIG Theater (Baltimore Improv Group) 

1727 N. Charles Street │Baltimore, MD 21201


Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am

Central Library - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor

400 Cathedral Street | Baltimore, MD 21201


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:30am

Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/promoandarts/


* Please note: Parking is NOT provided; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance. Light refreshments will be served. 

  

Click HERE for a printable copy of this application prospectus.

ABOUT ARTSCAPE:

Artscape is a summer tradition like no other, where Baltimore reunites and comes together. Celebrating its 39th year in 2020, Artscape is proud to showcase artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, teen-focused activities and programming, film, experimental music, improv and comedy; an inquisitive literary arts program; and culinary arts with delicious eats.

Every summer, the entire region eagerly awaits Artscape. The festival’s iconic features include 50+ live concerts with national headliners, talented artists and makers, blockbuster performances, scrumptious food, spontaneous street theater, impactful visual installations and more. Artscape’s can’t-miss weekend of cultural enrichment nurtures the mind, body and soul of everyone who attends, and sparks a positive vibe that spreads citywide. This joyful spirit has inspired Artscape’s 2020 theme, Art for a Healthy City – presenting a variety of activations, stages, shows, workshops and hands-on projects, poised at the intersection of health and the arts. Festivalgoers can experience the therapeutic power of dance and movement; express themselves with journaling, poetry and spoken word; explore their untapped creative potential through music, pottery and painting; become inspired and informed with interactive, large-scale exhibits; and taste nutritious and delicious recipes at the brand-new culinary arts stage. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, come dance in the streets to celebrate the arts in Baltimore!

Hours: Friday and Saturday: 11am - 9pm | Sunday: 11am-7pm 

Artscape After Hours: 9pm - 11pm (Friday and Saturday only)

Location: Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District; Fair Location: 1714 Charles Street, Baltimore

ABOUT ARTIST PRINTS & BOOK FAIR

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts invites artists, authors and artist collectives who create books, prints, multiples and other editions to participate in the Artist Prints & Book Fair within the 39th annual Artscape.  In addition to exhibitors, this fair will host a program of speakers, performance artworks, panel discussions and workshops.  Participants in this fair can choose to exhibit and sell their works, to participate in the scheduled programming, or both; please indicate your preference within your application.

This unique art fair environment is set in a parking garage (1714 Charles Street) within the festival footprint, right in the heart of the Station North Art and Entertainment District.  Walls will be installed around the perimeter of the space, creating a pop-up gallery.  Exhibitors will each be given a table (with two chairs) and approximately 6 to 8 feet of gallery wall space to sell their works; exhibitors may elect to purchase additional tables if space allows.

ELIGIBILITY

There are no geographic or age restrictions for application. 

COSTS TO PARTICIPATE AS AN EXHIBITOR

  • There is no fee to apply to the Artist Books, Prints, Multiples & Editions Fair.
  • Artists & Artist Collectives curated into the fair will have the following costs for participation:
  • Six or Eight Foot Table & Two Chairs: $50.00 (each exhibitor will also be given six to eight feet of wall space to hang works)
  • Additional Table: $50.00
  • Additional Chairs: Free

PERFORMANCE HONORARIUMS

Modest performance honorariums may be available and will vary depending upon the nature of the performance and length, but will begin at approximately $50 for a performance 30 minutes in length.  Artists proposing workshops or performances that require materials purchase for participants should include these details within their applications.

ESTIMATED TIMELINE:

Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Applicant Notification: Mid-April 2020

Acceptance of Invitation Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020

Table Fee Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2020

Installation: Thursday, July 16 from 6pm – 8pm and Friday, July 17 from 8am – 10:30am

Artscape: July 17 - 19, 2020; Friday & Saturday: 11am – 9pm, Sunday: 11am – 7pm (the garage will open at 9:30am on Saturday and Sunday mornings to allow exhibitors to prepare for each day)

De-installation: 7pm – 10pm, Sunday, July 19, 2020

Submission of online application shall constitute agreement with all conditions in this application. 


Questions? Contact: Kim Domanski, Visual Arts Curator at kdomanski@promotionandarts.org or direct dial at 443-286-2043.


INFORMATION SESSIONS

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites the public to an information session(s), to learn more about Artscape, and various programs and events BOPA produces. The information sessions will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: performing artists, food and beverage vendors, visual arts projects, exhibitors, etc.

For more information and to RSVP,  contact Ayo Figueroa, Festivals Programming Coordinator (afigueroa@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632).


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6pm

BIG Theater (Baltimore Improv Group) 

1727 N. Charles Street │Baltimore, MD 21201


Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am

Central Library - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor

400 Cathedral Street | Baltimore, MD 21201


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:30am

Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/promoandarts/


* Please note: Parking is NOT provided for the information sessions; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance.*

 

ABOUT ARTSCAPE:

Artscape is a summer tradition like no other, where Baltimore reunites and comes together. Celebrating its 39th year in 2020, Artscape is proud to showcase artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, teen-focused activities and programming, film, experimental music, improv and comedy; an inquisitive literary arts program; and culinary arts with delicious eats.

Every summer, the entire region eagerly awaits Artscape. The festival’s iconic features include 50+ live concerts with national headliners, talented artists and makers, blockbuster performances, scrumptious food, spontaneous street theater, impactful visual installations and more. Artscape’s can’t-miss weekend of cultural enrichment nurtures the mind, body and soul of everyone who attends, and sparks a positive vibe that spreads citywide. This joyful spirit has inspired Artscape’s 2020 theme, Art for a Healthy City – presenting a variety of activations, stages, shows, workshops and hands-on projects, poised at the intersection of health and the arts. Festivalgoers can experience the therapeutic power of dance and movement; express themselves with journaling, poetry and spoken word; explore their untapped creative potential through music, pottery and painting; become inspired and informed with interactive, large-scale exhibits; and taste nutritious and delicious recipes at the brand-new culinary arts stage. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, come dance in the streets to celebrate the arts in Baltimore!

Hours: Friday and Saturday: 11am - 9pm | Sunday: 11am-7pm 

Artscape After Hours: 9pm - 11pm (Friday and Saturday only)

Location: Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District

 

ABOUT PERFORMING ARTS:

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts invites performing artists, performing arts collectives, and performance artists to propose performing arts pieces to be featured at Artscape. The deadline to submit a proposal is Tuesday March 31, 2020 at 11:59pm.
Please read through the detailed criteria before submitting your proposal.  

This application does NOT include performances on festival concert stages. The application for emerging musicians/bands/DJs interested in performing at one of BOPA’s 2020 festivals – on a concert stage – are closed. If you are an emerging musician/band/DJ and are interested in applying to perform at one of our 2021 festivals, please visit http://www.promotionandarts.org/events-festivals/sound-live.


ELIGIBILITY:
Performing artists and performing arts collectives including but not limited to genres in dance, theater, magic, music, fashion, storytelling, and poetry will be considered. Pieces should be fresh, creative, family friendly and suitable for outdoor weather.
Experimental musicians and comedians please see below for information on applying for Artscape.
Performing artists accepted into the festivals will receive an honorarium. Honorariums vary and are not to exceed $1000 depending on the duration/length and occurrence of performances. Performing artists may submit a proposed budget using this budget template, but please note, honorariums will not exceed $1000.
BOPA will amend budgets as necessary once proposals are selected and performance times are confirmed, among other details.
Applications are reviewed and selected by the Festivals Programming Coordinator with input from a committee of arts professionals.
Please note: applying does not guarantee acceptance.
*See below if you are an experimental musician, comedian, or filmmaker interested in participating at Artscape.

GUIDELINES:
 

  • Proposals should include: performance name, performance type/genre, approximate length of performance, days/times/occurrences of performances, if there will be staging, sound or props, and any other necessary information relevant to the performance.
  • Proposals can be uploaded on the next page as a Word or PDF document.
  • A proposed budget may be included in application.
  • Performing Artist proposals should actively engage the audience and provide a unique and memorable experience for festival-goers.
  • Performance pieces may be already existing pieces of pieces of work.
  • All performance pieces are required to be free, open to the public, fully accessible, and operational for the entire festival weekend (including inclement weather, unless a shelter-in-place is put into effect).
  • All performance pieces must fulfill required components and performance schedules. Performance schedules are subject to change by festivals programming coordinator and/or festival management only.
  • Young children, and patrons with mobility and/or accessibility needs, should be considered when drafting your proposal. Please also consider if any accommodations will need to be made to ensure that the proposal is fully accessible.
  • There are no geographic restrictions for applying. However, travel and accommodation costs are not covered by the honorarium.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

BOPA: 

  • Provides an artist honorarium; honorarium not to exceed $1000.
  • Assigns a festival-appointed project coordinator and/or production assistant to serve as your festival-liaison and on-site contact.
  • Provides a safe and secure festival and atmosphere.
  • Provides an indoor or outdoor performance space with sound, lighting, and production.
  • Marketing and promotional opportunities.

Performing Artist(s):

  • Fulfills performance schedules.
  • Arrives prepared with necessary performance supplies.
  • Complements BOPA's marketing efforts by promoting performances on their own social networks and/or websites. 
  • Has existing insurance, with BOPA and City of Baltimore listed as insured. 
  • Is responsible for own parking/transportation.

Additional Performing Arts Opportunities at Artscape:

Questions? Contact Ayo Figueroa, Festivals Programming Coordinator (via email or phone: 410-752-8632


INFORMATION SESSIONS

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites the public to an information session(s), to learn more about Artscape, and various programs and events BOPA produces. The information sessions will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: performing artists, food and beverage vendors, visual arts projects, exhibitors, etc.

For more information and to RSVP,  contact Ayo Figueroa, Festivals Programming Coordinator (afigueroa@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632).


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6pm

BIG Theater (Baltimore Improv Group) 

1727 N. Charles Street │Baltimore, MD 21201


Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am

Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor Central Library - Enoch Pratt Free Library

400 Cathedral Street | Baltimore, MD 21201


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:30am

Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/promoandarts/


* Please note: Parking is NOT provided; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance.*

   

ABOUT ARTSCAPE:

Artscape is a summer tradition like no other, where Baltimore reunites and comes together. Celebrating its 39th year in 2020, Artscape is proud to showcase artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, teen-focused activities and programming, film, experimental music, improv and comedy; an inquisitive literary arts program; and culinary arts with delicious eats.

Every summer, the entire region eagerly awaits Artscape. The festival’s iconic features include 50+ live concerts with national headliners, talented artists and makers, blockbuster performances, scrumptious food, spontaneous street theater, impactful visual installations and more. Artscape’s can’t-miss weekend of cultural enrichment nurtures the mind, body and soul of everyone who attends, and sparks a positive vibe that spreads citywide. This joyful spirit has inspired Artscape’s 2020 theme, Art for a Healthy City – presenting a variety of activations, stages, shows, workshops and hands-on projects, poised at the intersection of health and the arts. Festivalgoers can experience the therapeutic power of dance and movement; express themselves with journaling, poetry and spoken word; explore their untapped creative potential through music, pottery and painting; become inspired and informed with interactive, large-scale exhibits; and taste nutritious and delicious recipes at the brand-new culinary arts stage. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, come dance in the streets to celebrate the arts in Baltimore!

Hours: Friday and Saturday: 11am - 9pm | Sunday: 11am-7pm 

Artscape After Hours: 9pm - 11pm (Friday and Saturday only)

Location: Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District

ABOUT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:
Presenting an unparalleled opportunity, Artscape's Community Engagement program aims to highlight arts and cultural organizations who support the arts and rich culture in Baltimore and the surrounding region. Organizations with activities, programming and resources focused on BOPA's four artistic disciplines (visual arts, performing arts, literary arts and culinary arts) are encouraged to apply.

The Community Engagement program is located outdoors in tents within the festival footprint. In keeping with the spirit of the festival, all crafts, demonstrations and workshops must be free and open to the public the entire Artscape weekend. All activities must be staffed during all festival hours.

APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY:
This application is for non-profit arts/cultural organizations looking to have an exhibit space at the festival. This is a terrific opportunity to connect with Artscape's audience of thousands of attendees; Artscape is a fun, turnkey event to showcase your organization's mission, market your message and interact with the community. 

Applying does not grant acceptance. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed nor considered. Applications will not be accepted nor reviewed after the application deadline (11:59pm Tuesday, March 31, 2020). 

By submitting this application, you agree to the Terms of Use (includes Rules & Regulations, Terms & Conditions, and Liability and Insurance). Exhibitor Guidelines will be sent to accepted applicants prior to the festival dates.  

WHAT ARTSCAPE PROVIDES:

  • [1] 10' x 10' exhibit space, [1] table and [2] chairs ($600 fee for all three days of festival)
  • Access to electricity 
  • Festival-issued sign featuring your organization's name
  • Listing with link to your organization's website on Artscape.org 
  • Access to an audience of 350,000 over three fun-filled days of festival! 

 

Questions? Contact Jackie Downs, Arts Council Director (via email or direct dial 443-263-4336). 


INFORMATION SESSIONS:

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites the public to an information session(s), to learn more about Artscape, and various programs and events BOPA produces. The information sessions will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: performing artists, food and beverage vendors, visual arts projects, exhibitors, etc.

For more information and to RSVP,  contact Ayo Figueroa, Festivals Programming Coordinator (afigueroa@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632).


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6pm

BIG Theater (Baltimore Improv Group) 

1727 N. Charles Street │ Baltimore, MD 21201


Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am

Central Library - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor

400 Cathedral Street │ Baltimore, MD 21201


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:30am

Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/promoandarts/


* Please note: Parking is NOT provided; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance.*

ABOUT ARTSCAPE:

Artscape is a summer tradition like no other, where Baltimore reunites and comes together. Celebrating its 39th year in 2020, Artscape is proud to showcase artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, teen-focused activities and programming, film, experimental music, improv and comedy; an inquisitive literary arts program; and culinary arts with delicious eats.

Every summer, the entire region eagerly awaits Artscape. The festival’s iconic features include 50+ live concerts with national headliners, talented artists and makers, blockbuster performances, scrumptious food, spontaneous street theater, impactful visual installations and more. Artscape’s can’t-miss weekend of cultural enrichment nurtures the mind, body and soul of everyone who attends, and sparks a positive vibe that spreads citywide. This joyful spirit has inspired Artscape’s 2020 theme, Art for a Healthy City – presenting a variety of activations, stages, shows, workshops and hands-on projects, poised at the intersection of health and the arts. Festivalgoers can experience the therapeutic power of dance and movement; express themselves with journaling, poetry and spoken word; explore their untapped creative potential through music, pottery and painting; become inspired and informed with interactive, large-scale exhibits; and taste nutritious and delicious recipes at the brand-new culinary arts stage. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, come dance in the streets to celebrate the arts in Baltimore!

Hours: Friday and Saturday: 11am - 9pm | Sunday: 11am-7pm 

Artscape After Hours: 9pm - 11pm (Friday and Saturday only)

Location: Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District


ABOUT CULINARY ARTS AT ARTSCAPE: 

Artscape's Culinary Arts program showcases delicious menus featuring local and regional fare alongside traditional festival favorites. 


ELIGIBILITY: 

Only vendors in good standing with BOPA will be accepted. Applying does not grant acceptance. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed nor considered. Applications will not be accepted nor reviewed after the application deadline (11:59pm Tuesday, March 31, 2020). Accepted applicants will be required to sign a BOPA generated contract, featuring Rules & Regulations, Terms & Conditions, and Liability and Insurance clauses. 


WHAT ARTSCAPE PROVIDES:

  • Tent, high table for counter, lighting for tent interior
  • Access to electricity 
  • Sign featuring your business name
  • Access to an audience of 350,000 over three fun-filled days of festival! 


PRICING  

Grilling/ Frying Vendors: 10x10: $2500, 10x20: $5000 

Cooking Vendors (and local): 10x10: $1500 

Non-Cooking Vendors (juices, salads, etc.) 10x10: $1200

Desserts/ Snacks: 10x10: $800

Cart: $500 

Food Truck: $2000 


Vendors who do not pay by the deadline will not be permitted to set up or open for business. 


Submission of online application shall constitute agreement with all conditions in this application.


Questions? Contact Taylor Kleiner, Festivals Logistics and Operations Coordinator via email.  

 

INFORMATION SESSIONS

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites the public to an information session(s), to learn more about Artscape, and various programs and events BOPA produces. The information sessions will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: performing artists, food and beverage vendors, visual arts projects, exhibitors, etc.

For more information and to RSVP,  contact Ayo Figueroa, Festivals Programming Coordinator (afigueroa@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632).


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6pm

BIG Theater (Baltimore Improv Group) 

1727 N. Charles Street │Baltimore, MD 21201


Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am

Central Library - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor

400 Cathedral Street | Baltimore, MD 21201


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:30am

Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/promoandarts/


*Please note: Parking is NOT provided; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance.*

 

ABOUT ARTSCAPE:

Artscape is a summer tradition like no other, where Baltimore reunites and comes together. Celebrating its 39th year in 2020, Artscape is proud to showcase artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, teen-focused activities and programming, film, experimental music, improv and comedy; an inquisitive literary arts program; and culinary arts with delicious eats.

Every summer, the entire region eagerly awaits Artscape. The festival’s iconic features include 50+ live concerts with national headliners, talented artists and makers, blockbuster performances, scrumptious food, spontaneous street theater, impactful visual installations and more. Artscape’s can’t-miss weekend of cultural enrichment nurtures the mind, body and soul of everyone who attends, and sparks a positive vibe that spreads citywide. This joyful spirit has inspired Artscape’s 2020 theme, Art for a Healthy City – presenting a variety of activations, stages, shows, workshops and hands-on projects, poised at the intersection of health and the arts. Festivalgoers can experience the therapeutic power of dance and movement; express themselves with journaling, poetry and spoken word; explore their untapped creative potential through music, pottery and painting; become inspired and informed with interactive, large-scale exhibits; and taste nutritious and delicious recipes at the brand-new culinary arts stage. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, come dance in the streets to celebrate the arts in Baltimore!

Hours: Friday and Saturday: 11am - 9pm | Sunday: 11am-7pm 

Artscape After Hours: 9pm - 11pm (Friday and Saturday only)

Location: Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District

ABOUT THE FRED LAZARUS IV ARTSCAPE PRIZE - "THE FRED" Fred Lazarus IV was instrumental in launching the city’s annual Artscape festival, now America’s largest free arts festival. Anchored on the campus at Maryland Institute College of Art for more than 30 years and extending multiple city blocks, Artscape annually draws more than 350,000 visitors over the festival’s three days, and has an economic impact on Maryland approaching $28.5 million.   Fred is a national leader in the advancement of arts, arts education, and community development. He served as founding chair of both Americans for the Arts and the National Coalition for Education in the Arts, and has also chaired the Maryland Independent College and Universities Association, the Arts Education Committee of the American Council for the Arts, and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. He is the founding and current chair of Central Baltimore Partnership, a founding board member of both the Midtown Development Corporation board and the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, served as a founding advisory board member of the Station North Arts and Entertainment District, Inc., and has served on numerous other boards of directors, including Partners for Livable Communities, Arts Every Day, and Americans for the Arts. He served as president of the Maryland Institute College of Art for 35 years – overseeing its growth and engagement in the community.


APPLICATION GUIDANCE
For 2020, Artscape is now accepting applications from Baltimore City High School Students for the 7th annual Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize - "The Fred." The Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize is a competitive program that seeks to recognize and encourage artistic talent in Baltimore City. This prize will award $1,000 to the winning Baltimore City High School aged artist, along with an opportunity to show their work during Artscape. In addition, the winning student artist will receive recognition of the award via all BOPA social media outlets and Artscape literature.

APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY
WHO MAY APPLY: Applicants are required to be current Baltimore City High School Students, or equivalent age (at the time of application submission). Applications to the Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize will be accepted in the following disciplines:

  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Fiber/Fashion
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture

 
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applications are only submitted electronically. Details about acceptable formats are listed below. Please do not email or fax portfolios. Artscape cannot accept portfolios sent via email or fax.
· One-page personal statement that discusses yourself, your work and artistic process
· One recommendation letter from a teacher or adult representative
· A current, official high school transcript*
· A portfolio of 4–8 images of your artwork
*If a student is home schooled, please submit Notice of Intent to Homeschool form that was required to be filed with Baltimore City Public Schools or your most recent oversight evaluation form completed by BCPSS. For families who are enrolled with an umbrella group that provides oversight in lieu of BCPSS, please provide a copy of your annual enrollment form that verifies your home school and residency status*

APPLICATION GUIDELINES
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PORTFOLIO: All images within your portfolio of artwork must be marked with your name, media, dimensions, and month/year completed.
The digital images submitted must fairly and accurately represent the applicant’s work and not have been manipulated or altered. Each student must submit original works that have been created by her or himself that do not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any other individual or entity. If a student’s work incorporates material, including but not limited to photographs, not created by the student, the student must include an additional copy of any and all such source material in her or his application.
All pieces in your portfolio of artwork must also be presented as thumbnails on a printed proof sheet labeled with your name, media, dimensions, and month/year completed. This document will be submitted as a pdf with your application.
A teacher or adult representative, familiar with the student must sign for the authenticity and accuracy of reproduction of each portfolio on the Thumbnail Proof Sheet.
All images should be submitted as jpegs saved at 72 dpi resolution and at a size of 600 pixels in the longest direction.
RIGHT TO REPRODUCE POLICY: The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts (BOPA) reserves the right to reproduce without notification any photographs of students or artwork submitted during the application process; this reproduction will be for non-commercial purposes only, and may include print publications, BOPA websites, e-communications, multimedia presentations, and documents about BOPA for fundraising, or informational purposes.

Questions? Contact Sarah Doccolo, Arts Education Coordinator (via email).


INFORMATION SESSIONS:

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites the public to an information session(s), to learn more about Artscape, and various programs and events BOPA produces. The information sessions will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: performing artists, food and beverage vendors, visual arts projects, exhibitors, etc.

For more information and to RSVP,  contact Ayo Figueroa, Festivals Programming Coordinator (afigueroa@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632).


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6pm

BIG Theater (Baltimore Improv Group) 

1727 N. Charles Street │Baltimore, MD 21201


Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am

Central Library - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor

400 Cathedral Street | Baltimore, MD 21201


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:30am

Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/promoandarts/


* Please note: Parking is NOT provided; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance.*

  

ABOUT ARTSCAPE:

Artscape is a summer tradition like no other, where Baltimore reunites and comes together. Celebrating its 39th year in 2020, Artscape is proud to showcase artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, teen-focused activities and programming, film, experimental music, improv and comedy; an inquisitive literary arts program; and culinary arts with delicious eats.

Every summer, the entire region eagerly awaits Artscape. The festival’s iconic features include 50+ live concerts with national headliners, talented artists and makers, blockbuster performances, scrumptious food, spontaneous street theater, impactful visual installations and more. Artscape’s can’t-miss weekend of cultural enrichment nurtures the mind, body and soul of everyone who attends, and sparks a positive vibe that spreads citywide. This joyful spirit has inspired Artscape’s 2020 theme, Art for a Healthy City – presenting a variety of activations, stages, shows, workshops and hands-on projects, poised at the intersection of health and the arts. Festivalgoers can experience the therapeutic power of dance and movement; express themselves with journaling, poetry and spoken word; explore their untapped creative potential through music, pottery and painting; become inspired and informed with interactive, large-scale exhibits; and taste nutritious and delicious recipes at the brand-new culinary arts stage. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, come dance in the streets to celebrate the arts in Baltimore!

Hours: Friday and Saturday: 11am - 9pm | Sunday: 11am-7pm 

Artscape After Hours: 9pm - 11pm (Friday and Saturday only)

Location: Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District

ABOUT GAMESCAPE:
Gamescape showcases games and the creative people who make them. NEW for 2020, Artscape is excited to expand Gamescape by including a gallery of works alongside the games and works that demonstrate the creativity that games inspire. Artists are invited to submit works for consideration to this gallery, where festivalgoers may purchase these pieces during the festival, with 20% of the sale going to gaming-adjacent charities, and the rest going back to the artist.

Gamescape is located indoors - in the Pinkard Gallery of the Bunting Center - at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); 1401 W Mount Royal Avenue (Baltimore, MD 21217). 

In keeping with the spirit of the festival, this exhibition is free and open to the public the entire Artscape weekend.

APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY:
Any artist is eligible to apply. Any work submitted must be the work of the applicant. Accepted applicants are required to provide an appropriately framed version of their accepted work in-person during Gamescape setup. Accepted applicants are also required to retrieve their work on Sunday in the event that it has not been sold. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Submissions will be curated and reviewed by the IGDA Baltimore.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
1. Complete Application: Interested applicants must fill in all parts of the form that follows this application for Artists. In the event that an applicant wishes to submit multiple works for consideration, please fill out a seperate application for each work.

2. Sample Image: Applicants should submit a sample image of the work they intend to submit. The sample image’s resolution should be no smaller than 600x600 and no larger than 1000x1000.

Applying does not grant acceptance. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed nor considered. Applications will not be accepted nor reviewed after the application deadline (11:59pm Tuesday, March 31, 2020). 

By submitting this application, you agree to the Terms of Use (includes Rules & Regulations, Terms & Conditions, and Liability and Insurance). Exhibitor Guidelines will be sent to accepted applicants prior to the festival dates.

WHAT ARTSCAPE PROVIDES:

  • Designated gallery exhibit space
  • Access to electricity 
  • Festival-issued sign featuring your organization's name
  • Listing with link to your organization's website on Artscape.org 
  • Access to an audience of 350,000 over three fun-filled days of festival! 


Submission of online application shall constitute agreement with all conditions in this prospectus. 

Questions? Jonathan Moriarty, IGDA Baltimore Chair (email).


INFORMATION SESSIONS:

We want to hear from you!

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites the public to an information session(s), to learn more about Artscape, and various programs and events BOPA produces. The information sessions will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: performing artists, food and beverage vendors, visual arts projects, exhibitors, etc.

For more information and to RSVP,  contact Ayo Figueroa, Festivals Programming Coordinator (afigueroa@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632).


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6pm

BIG Theater (Baltimore Improv Group) 

1727 N. Charles Street │ Baltimore, MD 21201


Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am

Central Library - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor

400 Cathedral Street │ Baltimore, MD 21201


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:30am

Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/promoandarts/


* Please note: Parking is NOT provided; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance.*

 

ABOUT ARTSCAPE:

Artscape is a summer tradition like no other, where Baltimore reunites and comes together. Celebrating its 39th year in 2020, Artscape is proud to showcase artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, teen-focused activities and programming, film, experimental music, improv and comedy; an inquisitive literary arts program; and culinary arts with delicious eats.

Every summer, the entire region eagerly awaits Artscape. The festival’s iconic features include 50+ live concerts with national headliners, talented artists and makers, blockbuster performances, scrumptious food, spontaneous street theater, impactful visual installations and more. Artscape’s can’t-miss weekend of cultural enrichment nurtures the mind, body and soul of everyone who attends, and sparks a positive vibe that spreads citywide. This joyful spirit has inspired Artscape’s 2020 theme, Art for a Healthy City – presenting a variety of activations, stages, shows, workshops and hands-on projects, poised at the intersection of health and the arts. Festivalgoers can experience the therapeutic power of dance and movement; express themselves with journaling, poetry and spoken word; explore their untapped creative potential through music, pottery and painting; become inspired and informed with interactive, large-scale exhibits; and taste nutritious and delicious recipes at the brand-new culinary arts stage. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, come dance in the streets to celebrate the arts in Baltimore!

Hours: Friday and Saturday: 11am - 9pm | Sunday: 11am-7pm 

Artscape After Hours: 9pm - 11pm (Friday and Saturday only)

Location: Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District

ABOUT GAMESCAPE:

Gamescape showcases games and the creative people who make them. Developers are invited to promote their work through providing demos of their games, to hundreds of thousands of Artscape festivalgoers.  A signature program of Artscape, this opportunity to talk with other developers, fans and new players is not to be missed. 

The development of games pulls from many different artistic disciplines: writing, drawing, modeling, and design are all common to games. Through their artistry, game developers can create experiences that elicit such emotions as joy, satisfaction, and horror; creating an experience that can be both entertaining and enlightening. 

Gamescape is located indoors - in the Pinkard Gallery of the Bunting Center - at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); 1401 W Mount Royal Avenue (Baltimore, MD 21217). 

In keeping with the spirit of the festival, all demonstrations and workshops must be free and open to the public the entire Artscape weekend. All activities must be staffed during all festival hours.

APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY:

Any game developer is eligible to apply. If applying as a team, the team must designate a single member to serve as the point of contact, denoting so in the form below. Developers are encouraged to submit games for any platform (including non-digital games), as long as they are able to provide the equipment necessary to demo the game themselves. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Submissions will be curated and reviewed by the IGDA Baltimore. 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

1. Complete Application: Interested applicants must fill in all parts of the form that follows this application for Game Developers.

2. Working Game Demo: Applicants should submit a working demo of the game that they would like to be considered for inclusion in this exhibition. Selected participants will need to provide for their own technology needs such as hardware, internet access, cables, etc.

3. Short Gameplay Video: In the absence of a Working Game Demo, a link to a short video showing at least two [2] minutes of uninterrupted gameplay is permitted.

4. Annotated Image List: In the absence of a Working Game Demo or Short Gameplay Video, an annotated list of images is permitted, images submitted must be accompanied by a numbered image list with descriptions related to each image submitted. 

Applying does not grant acceptance. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed nor considered. Applications will not be accepted nor reviewed after the application deadline (11:59pm Tuesday, March 31, 2020). 

By submitting this application, you agree to the Terms of Use (includes Rules & Regulations, Terms & Conditions, and Liability and Insurance). Exhibitor Guidelines will be sent to accepted applicants prior to the festival dates.

WHAT ARTSCAPE PROVIDES:

  • Designated exhibit space, [1] table and [3] chairs
  • Access to electricity 
  • Festival-issued sign featuring your organization's name
  • Listing with link to your organization's website on Artscape.org 
  • Access to an audience of 350,000 over three fun-filled days of festival! 

 Submission of online application shall constitute agreement with all conditions in this prospectus. 

Questions? Jonathan Moriarty, IGDA Baltimore Chair (email).


INFORMATION SESSIONS:

We want to hear from you!

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites the public to an information session(s), to learn more about Artscape, and various programs and events BOPA produces. The information sessions will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: performing artists, food and beverage vendors, visual arts projects, exhibitors, etc.

For more information and to RSVP,  contact Ayo Figueroa, Festivals Programming Coordinator (afigueroa@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632).


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6pm

BIG Theater (Baltimore Improv Group) 

1727 N. Charles Street │ Baltimore, MD 21201


Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am

Central Library - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor

400 Cathedral Street │ Baltimore, MD 21201


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:30am

Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/promoandarts/


* Please note: Parking is NOT provided; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance.*

  

ABOUT ARTSCAPE:

Artscape is a summer tradition like no other, where Baltimore reunites and comes together. Celebrating its 39th year in 2020, Artscape is proud to showcase artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, teen-focused activities and programming, film, experimental music, improv and comedy; an inquisitive literary arts program; and culinary arts with delicious eats.

Every summer, the entire region eagerly awaits Artscape. The festival’s iconic features include 50+ live concerts with national headliners, talented artists and makers, blockbuster performances, scrumptious food, spontaneous street theater, impactful visual installations and more. Artscape’s can’t-miss weekend of cultural enrichment nurtures the mind, body and soul of everyone who attends, and sparks a positive vibe that spreads citywide. This joyful spirit has inspired Artscape’s 2020 theme, Art for a Healthy City – presenting a variety of activations, stages, shows, workshops and hands-on projects, poised at the intersection of health and the arts. Festivalgoers can experience the therapeutic power of dance and movement; express themselves with journaling, poetry and spoken word; explore their untapped creative potential through music, pottery and painting; become inspired and informed with interactive, large-scale exhibits; and taste nutritious and delicious recipes at the brand-new culinary arts stage. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, come dance in the streets to celebrate the arts in Baltimore!

Hours: Friday and Saturday: 11am - 9pm | Sunday: 11am-7pm 

Artscape After Hours: 9pm - 11pm (Friday and Saturday only)

Location: Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District


ABOUT KIDSCAPE:

Kidscape, the festival's children's area, showcases family-friendly organizations and entertainers with fun craft ideas, hands-on activities and workshops, demonstrations, and creative dance and/or music performances. Kidscape is located in Pearlstone Park, the green space between Cathedral and Preston streets. 

In keeping with the spirit of the festival, all crafts, demonstrations and workshops must be free and open to the public the entire Artscape weekend. All activities must be staffed during all festival hours. 

APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY:

Non-Profit Arts/Cultural and Educational Organizations passionate about the arts and youth in Baltimore are encouraged to apply. This application is for groups looking to have an exhibit space at the festival, to provide youth-focused activities for school-aged children, and engage with festival-goers. Artscape requires the ratio of content be 80% craft/programming and 20% marketing/promotions of your organization. 

Applying does not grant acceptance. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed nor considered. Applications will not be accepted nor reviewed after the application deadline (11:59pm Tuesday, March 31, 2020). 

By submitting this application, you agree to the Terms of Use (includes Rules & Regulations, Terms & Conditions, and Liability and Insurance). Exhibitor Guidelines will be sent to accepted applicants prior to the festival dates. 

WHAT ARTSCAPE PROVIDES:

  • [1] 10' x 10' exhibit space, [1] table and [2] chairs
  • Access to electricity 
  • Festival-issued sign featuring your organization's name
  • Listing with link to your organization's website on Artscape.org 
  • Access to an audience of 350,000 over three fun-filled days of festival! 

ATTENTION: 

Performers specializing in children's entertainment are encouraged to submit a Performing Arts Application (link)

Teen performance artists interested in applying for Artscape are encouraged to submit an application for the festival's adolescents program, Teenscape (link).

Submission of online application shall constitute agreement with all conditions in this prospectus. 

Questions? Contact Susan Fortkiewicz, Festivals Manager (via email or direct dial 443-263-4347). 


INFORMATION SESSIONS: 

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites the public to an information session(s), to learn more about Artscape, and various programs and events BOPA produces. The information sessions will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: performing artists, food and beverage vendors, visual arts projects, exhibitors, etc.

For more information and to RSVP,  contact Ayo Figueroa, Festivals Programming Coordinator (afigueroa@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632).


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6pm

BIG Theater (Baltimore Improv Group) 

1727 N. Charles Street │ Baltimore, MD 21201


Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am

Central Library - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor

400 Cathedral Street │ Baltimore, MD 21201


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:30am

Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/promoandarts/


* Please note: Parking is NOT provided; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance.*


LARGE SCALE OUTDOOR SCULPTURES & INSTALLATIONS

Please click HERE for a printable copy of this application.

Deadline: Rolling Deadline; Proposals received before Tuesday, March 31, will be considered for Artscape 2020.

Artscape is a summer tradition like no other, where Baltimore reunites and comes together. Celebrating its 39th year in 2020, Artscape is proud to showcase artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, teen-focused activities and programming, film, experimental music, improv and comedy; an inquisitive literary arts program; and culinary arts with delicious eats.

Every summer, the entire region eagerly awaits Artscape. The festival’s iconic features include 50+ live concerts with national headliners, talented artists and makers, blockbuster performances, scrumptious food, spontaneous street theater, impactful visual installations and more. Artscape’s can’t-miss weekend of cultural enrichment nurtures the mind, body and soul of everyone who attends, and sparks a positive vibe that spreads citywide. This joyful spirit has inspired Artscape’s 2020 theme, Art for a Healthy City – presenting a variety of activations, stages, shows, workshops and hands-on projects, poised at the intersection of health and the arts. Festivalgoers can experience the therapeutic power of dance and movement; express themselves with journaling, poetry and spoken word; explore their untapped creative potential through music, pottery and painting; become inspired and informed with interactive, large-scale exhibits; and taste nutritious and delicious recipes at the brand-new culinary arts stage. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, come dance in the streets to celebrate the arts in Baltimore!

Hours: Friday and Saturday: 11am - 9pm | Sunday: 11am-7pm 

Artscape After Hours: 9pm - 11pm (Friday and Saturday only)

Location: Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District

ABOUT

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the 39th annual Artscape invites artists and artist collaboratives to propose large-scale outdoor sculptures or installation-based artworks for creation at Artscape. Works should be visually compelling through design, color and scale, and be interactive wherever possible.  Proposed projects should actively engage the audience and provide a unique and memorable experience for the visitor.  Proposed projects should also be designed with considerations for safety, for the needs of an outdoor environment, and factoring in heavy use by large crowds attending Artscape.

In keeping with the spirit of the festival, all works and performances must be fully accessible, free and open to the public the entire Artscape weekend.  Artworks will be installed in premier locations throughout the festival site. Onsite installation schedules for proposed projects may vary depending upon location, and should be considered and constructed accordingly. These projects are temporary in nature and BOPA will not be able to underwrite repairs, restoration, etc. after their use at Artscape. 

Draft budgets should be included with your application, but final budgets will be negotiated with accepted projects based on funds availability.  Budgets will range from $1500 to $10,000 and will be awarded based on the needs of the project and the project scale; however, Artscape may be able to supplement budgets by providing some logistical necessities (generators, tents, volunteer assistance, signage, seating, etc.).  

Artists and artist collaborative groups working in both the visual and performing arts are encouraged to apply.  Submissions will be reviewed by the Artscape curator and BOPA Staff.

ELIGIBILITY

There are no geographic or age restrictions for application.  Travel and accommodation costs should be factored into budget.  Additionally, all chosen works will need at least one person over the age of 18 on the artist team.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

·  All proposals must include a project budget.  Honoraria in the range of approximately $1500 to $10,000 may be provided to each selected artist or collaborative group. Final funding amounts will be awarded based on review of proposals and discussion with the artists about construction, logistics and staffing. However, once a final budget is approved by BOPA, no additional funds will be allocated to artists for “overruns” including but not limited to supplies, staffing, logisitics and fabrication.

·  Projects are expected to be active during all of the operating hours of the festival.

·  Artworks must be installed by artists who will also be responsible for monitoring of their work and space. Installation schedules will vary by site, and should be coordinated with BOPA’s project coordinator.  Artists must check-out with BOPA project coordinator after de-installation is complete to ensure that the works have been properly dismantled and removed from the site.

·  Artworks must be safe and suited for an outdoor environment; an engineer’s review of installation may be required at BOPA’s discretion.

·  Projects will be required to have General Liability Insurance to participate in Artscape.  Your BOPA project coordinator can offer some limited guidance in obtaining this insurance.

·  Artists onsite during the weekend will be credentialed to receive light hospitality (bottled water, snacks, etc.).

·  BOPA reserves the right to reproduce images of submitted or selected artwork for printed or internet publicity, catalogue, map or marketing purposes.

ESTIMATED TIMELINE

Application deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2020Artist Notification: Late April 2020

Artwork Installation: exact installation timeline will vary depending upon location, but will be at least Thursday, July 16, 2020 9am – 7pm and Friday, July 17, 2020 8am – 11am (some locations will allow for earlier installations)

Exhibition: Friday, July 17 & Saturday, July 18, 2020 11am – 9pm; Sunday, July 19, 2020 11am – 7pm 

Artwork De-installation: exact deinstallation timeline will vary depending upon location, but will be at least 7pm – 11pm, Sunday, July 19, 2020 (some locations will allow for additional deinstallation time on Monday, July 20, 2020)

Submission of online application shall constitute agreement with all conditions in this application. 

Questions? Contact: Kim Domanski, Visual Arts Curator at kdomanski@promotionandarts.org or direct dial at 443-286-2043.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites the public to an information session(s), to learn more about Artscape, and various programs and events BOPA produces. The information sessions will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: performing artists, food and beverage vendors, visual arts projects, exhibitors, etc.

For more information and to RSVP,  contact Ayo Figueroa, Festivals Programming Coordinator (afigueroa@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632).

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6pm

BIG Theater (Baltimore Improv Group) 

1727 N. Charles Street │Baltimore, MD 21201

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am

Central Library - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor

400 Cathedral Street | Baltimore, MD 21201

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:30am

Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/promoandarts/

* Please note: Parking is NOT provided for the information sessions; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance.*



Click HERE for a printable copy of this application prospectus.

Artscape is a summer tradition like no other, where Baltimore reunites and comes together. Celebrating its 39th year in 2020, Artscape is proud to showcase artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, teen-focused activities and programming, film, experimental music, improv and comedy; an inquisitive literary arts program; and culinary arts with delicious eats.

Every summer, the entire region eagerly awaits Artscape. The festival’s iconic features include 50+ live concerts with national headliners, talented artists and makers, blockbuster performances, scrumptious food, spontaneous street theater, impactful visual installations and more. Artscape’s can’t-miss weekend of cultural enrichment nurtures the mind, body and soul of everyone who attends, and sparks a positive vibe that spreads citywide. This joyful spirit has inspired Artscape’s 2020 theme, Art for a Healthy City – presenting a variety of activations, stages, shows, workshops and hands-on projects, poised at the intersection of health and the arts. Festivalgoers can experience the therapeutic power of dance and movement; express themselves with journaling, poetry and spoken word; explore their untapped creative potential through music, pottery and painting; become inspired and informed with interactive, large-scale exhibits; and taste nutritious and delicious recipes at the brand-new culinary arts stage. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, come dance in the streets to celebrate the arts in Baltimore!

Hours: Friday and Saturday: 11am - 9pm | Sunday: 11am-7pm 

Artscape After Hours: 9pm - 11pm (Friday and Saturday only)

Festival Location: Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District; Exhibition Location: Maryland Institute College of Art's (MICA) Cohen Plaza, Baltimore (located in front of MICA's Fox Building (1305 West Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore).

ABOUT

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts invites artists and artist collaboratives to submit existing artworks or proposals for new works to be included in the exhibition Lawn Games at the 39th annual Artscape.  To be hosted outdoors on the Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA) Cohen Plaza, Lawn Games seeks interactive artworks that are reinterpretations of the classic outdoor games played in backyards and playgrounds each summer. Proposed projects should be visually compelling through design, color and scale, and actively engage visitors. Proposed projects should also be designed with considerations for safety, for the needs of an outdoor environment, and factoring in heavy use by large crowds attending Artscape. Artists are encouraged to think broadly, either literally or abstractly, in their interpretation of this exhibition topic and festival theme.

In keeping with the spirit of the festival, all works and performances must be fully accessible, free and open to the public the entire Artscape weekend.  

ELIGIBILITY

There are no geographic or age restrictions for application.  Artists may apply with new works or already existing works.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.
  2. Modest honorariums may be provided to cover the material costs for artwork. Final funding amounts will be awarded based on review of proposals and discussion with the artists about construction, logistics and staffing.
  3. Artwork should be dropped off during the “artwork drop-off” period listed on the exhibition timeline and picked up during the listed “artwork pick-up” period.  Artists who cannot meet these timeframes should make every effort to make other arrangements with a friend, colleague or family member.  BOPA does not have the ability to transport artwork.
  4. Artwork should be interactive whenever possible, artists should include details on how visitors engage with the work in their proposal. 
  5. Artists will not be required to be onsite to monitor the audience participation in their work. However, artwork should not be overly complicated to monitor and be built to sustain a sometime unsupervised environment. BOPA will be hiring a monitor for the exhibition, but they will be responsible for monitoring the entire exhibition.
  6. While artists are not required to be onsite during the duration of the exhibition; they are of course welcome.  
  7. Due to the interactive and outdoor public nature of this exhibition, BOPA will not be able to insure the works against damage that may occur during installation, exhibition or deinstallation.
  8. BOPA may include select works in additional upcoming exhibitions if the opportunities arise.
  9. BOPA reserves the right to reproduce images of selected artwork for printed or internet publicity, catalogue, map or marketing purposes.
  10. By submitting an application, you agree to and accept application requirements and guidelines. 

ESTIMATED TIMELINE:

Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Applicant Notification: Late April 2020

Artwork Drop-off: Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15, 2020  9am – Noon (additional drop-off times may be negotiated)

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 16, 2020  6pm – 9pm

Artscape: July 17 - 19, 2020; Friday & Saturday: 11am – 9pm, Sunday: 11am – 7pm 

Artwork Pick-up: 7pm – 10pm, Sunday, July 19, 2020 or 9am – Noon, Monday, July 20, 2020

Submission of online application shall constitute agreement with all conditions in this application. 

Questions? Contact: Kim Domanski, Visual Arts Curator at kdomanski@promotionandarts.org or direct dial at 443-286-2043.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites the public to an information session(s), to learn more about Artscape, and various programs and events BOPA produces. The information sessions will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: performing artists, food and beverage vendors, visual arts projects, exhibitors, etc.

For more information and to RSVP,  contact Ayo Figueroa, Festivals Programming Coordinator (afigueroa@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632).

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6pm

BIG Theater (Baltimore Improv Group) 

1727 N. Charles Street │Baltimore, MD 21201

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am

Central Library - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor

400 Cathedral Street | Baltimore, MD 21201

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:30am

Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/promoandarts/

* Please note: Parking is NOT provided for the information sessions; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance.*

   

About Artscape:

Artscape is a summer tradition like no other, where Baltimore reunites and comes together. Celebrating its 39th year in 2020, Artscape is proud to showcase artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, teen-focused activities and programming, film, experimental music, improv and comedy; an inquisitive literary arts program; and culinary arts with delicious eats.

Every summer, the entire region eagerly awaits Artscape. The festival’s iconic features include 50+ live concerts with national headliners, talented artists and makers, blockbuster performances, scrumptious food, spontaneous street theater, impactful visual installations and more. Artscape’s can’t-miss weekend of cultural enrichment nurtures the mind, body and soul of everyone who attends, and sparks a positive vibe that spreads citywide. This joyful spirit has inspired Artscape’s 2020 theme, Art for a Healthy City – presenting a variety of activations, stages, shows, workshops and hands-on projects, poised at the intersection of health and the arts. Festivalgoers can experience the therapeutic power of dance and movement; express themselves with journaling, poetry and spoken word; explore their untapped creative potential through music, pottery and painting; become inspired and informed with interactive, large-scale exhibits; and taste nutritious and delicious recipes at the brand-new culinary arts stage. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, come dance in the streets to celebrate the arts in Baltimore!

Hours: Friday and Saturday: 11am - 9pm | Sunday: 11am-7pm 

Artscape After Hours: 9pm - 11pm (Friday and Saturday only)

Location: Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District


About Teenscape

This application is for Baltimore City youth makers, speakers, bands, musicians and organizations passionate about the arts who wish to participate in Teenscape.


Application Eligibility
Applicants must be organizations with a youth (teen) centric focus, or teens under the age of 19. Please include a thoughtful and descriptive proposal with details on your activity/programming/craft; connections to Artscape and the spirit of the festival a bonus.

  • This form is the only method of application. Applying does not grant acceptance. 
  • Samples of the bands/musicians music, and content of activity must be submitted. 
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed nor considered.
  • Applications will not be accepted nor reviewed after the application deadline (11:59pm Tuesday, March 31, 2020)
  • Stage, sound system and basic backline will be provided.

Questions? Contact Sarah Doccolo (via email or 410-752-8632). 


Information Sessions:

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites the public to an information session(s), to learn more about Artscape, and various programs and events BOPA produces. The information sessions will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: performing artists, food and beverage vendors, visual arts projects, exhibitors, etc.

For more information and to RSVP,  contact Ayo Figueroa, Festivals Programming Coordinator (afigueroa@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632).


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6pm

BIG Theater (Baltimore Improv Group) 

1727 N. Charles Street │Baltimore, MD 21201


Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am

Central Library - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor

400 Cathedral Street | Baltimore, MD 21201


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:30am

Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/promoandarts/


* Please note: Parking is NOT provided; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance.*

Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts: Festivals