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2019 Applications

2019 Applications

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces applications are available for Artscape, Baltimore Book Festival and Light City for 2019. Applications are being accepted in the areas of visual, performing, literary and culinary arts, youth programming, community engagement and neighborhood businesses. Application deadlines vary.

2019 Festivals: Artistic Opportunities & Creative Engagements
Download the full prospectus here.

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2019 Festivals Information Sessions

2019 Festivals Information Sessions

Info Session 1:
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6pm-7pm
Motor House, 120 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201

Info Session 2:
Monday, February 11, 2019, 10am-11am
BOPA Facebook Live Broadcast Session - Watch Here

Info Session 3:
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 1pm-2pm
Jubilee Arts Baltimore, 1947 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts invites the public to an information session for Artscape, Baltimore Book Festival and Light City 2019.

The information session is open to anyone interested in learning more about the process of submitting a proposal or application to the festivals, hear more about application requirements and guidelines, meet potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal.

Each information session is approximately one hour in length; guests are responsible for their own parking.

For more information, contact 410-752-8632 or email

2019 Sondheim Artscape Prize Application

2019 Sondheim Artscape Prize Application

Deadline for submissions - Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The 14th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize
awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. The Sondheim Artscape Prize also provides regional artists the opportunity to exhibit their works at the Walters Art Museum.

Click here to apply.
Download the full prospectus here.

Image Credit: Erick Antonio Beneitz, 2018 Sondheim Artscape Prize winner; Photo by Mitro Hood, The Baltimore Museum of Art

Artscape 2019

Artscape 2019

Save the date for the 38th annual Artscape, July 19-21, 2019!