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Port Discovery Children’s Museum is excited to invite a local installation artist to create an original piece for our museum entry!
Here is a brief description of the project:
In recognition of Baltimore’s art renaissance, Port Discovery Children’s Museum is excited to announce a new opportunity for our artists. ArtWay is a call to Maryland’s visual artists ready and willing to transform our interactive entry space at Port Discovery Children’s Museum with your work.
Beginning this spring, Port Discovery will select one artist annually to create a robust, new installation to impact our guests’ first impression of the Museum.
Port Discovery’s entry space is 1080 square feet, with an open grid, dropped ceiling.
We are a public family oriented place. We embrace new ideas and value the creativity of our guests. The proposed work should be durable and complement the museum experience. Quirky, whimsical, and immersive proposals will be given priority. The piece must also allow the space to remain free flowing as guests enter and exit the museum, be entirely new and incorporated into the facility.
Submissions are due January 14th, 2013.
Artists may download the application from our website at: http://www.portdiscovery.org/about/emplyment
HaZamir Baltimore announces auditions for the 2012-13 season! Rehearsals on Sunday nights 6:30-8:30. Talented Jewish teens in grades 8-12 encouraged to contact conductor Erika Schon at Hazamirbaltimore@gmail.com for more information and a schedule of rehearsals and performance dates.
The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Visual Artists’ Registry is one of the most utilized resources offered to artists, curators, and those who wish to familiarize themselves with working artists in Maryland. This FREE resource, which is housed and maintained by Maryland Art Place, contains the biographical information and images of over 3,000 artists, artisans and designers.
Visit http://www.msac.org/artistsregistry today to find artists or join the registry!
BEGINNERS WORKSHOP : MAY 18, 19, 20 space available
no more than 4 artists will be accepted
This next workshop will now focus primarily on solar etching and monoprint, where each artist will be encouraged to create a series, or set of prints to compose one strong body of work. We will recycle your plates, so many of you do not have to produce new plates. This workshop is for every kind of artist (with prior experience in printmaking) interested in building a solid printmaking portfolio of both concept and aesthetic We will work with you individually to create this portfolio with enough freedom and guidance for you to enhance your creative language and visual identity.
The workshop is 10am- 4pm
$250 per day for 3 or 4 artists;
*consultation email will be sent one week prior to each workshop*
We are very excited about this workshop and hope you will join us! To sign up for our BEGINNERS WORKSHOP IN MAY contact Soledad, email@example.com, 410.462.5365; or Soledad’s assistant, Robin, firstname.lastname@example.org
check out http://solprintstudios.blogspot.com/ for more information!
The Baltimore Rock Opera Society is in need of an experienced and excited lighting designer on very short notice. Our lighting designer had to drop out of the show for personal reasons (on good terms! He is loaning us a bunch of gear still!)
The show is called VALHELLA, it is a norse-mythology themed power-metal storybook that will blow all minds. Info and Tickets HERE
This is a large scale rock opera that takes place at the Autograph Playhouse (25th and Charles st) a 300 seat theater (very large stage). The show opens on may 11th.
The lighting designer will be expected to do the following:
- Meet with the director and artistic director as soon as possible. Read the script and all technical documents, available equipment list, and the cue sheets. Talk about the images we are trying to create, the moods and the scenes.
- Design the lighting. Using the input from the directors the designer will present a lighting plan that will work and possibly blow minds. The designer would be expected to use as much of the equipment we have in stock as possible (16 channel dimmer rack, 5 portable dimmer packs, about 20 various fixtures) in addition to renting everything we don’t have (within reasonable budget) The plan gets locked down in another meeting with the director. and hopefully make a rental list by April 30th, so that all equipment can be in place by May 3rd when we are hoping to start hanging.
- Hang focus May 3rd, 4th, 5th, cue on the 6th, cue to cue with actors Monday the 7th.
The designer will NOT be expected to do the following:
- You will not be treated like a monkey! We have TWO very dedicated and experienced tech people to run cables, troubleshoot dmx issues, take care of power, fix lights, hang gels, do simple electrical wiring etc. In addition we have LOTS of hands for general hang and focus.
- Run the lighting board for the show. The option is open, but you do not need to be available for every show.
- You will not be working for free. Stipend is available based on experience. You will be treated to lots of free beer as well.
This will be the most fun show you have ever worked on!
Email with your experience/resume or call Aran @ 410.212.4473 to set up an appointment.
The Baltimore City Senior Citizens Poetry Contest 2012 is a tribute and revival of the original Baltimore’s Best Senior Citizens Poetry Contest that was popular during the era of Mayor Schaefer. Once again Baltimore City senior citizens are able to participate in a poetry contest celebrating their literary talents and imagination. This year’s contest honors the memory of Ruth Garbis (nee Rochkind) former first place winner of the Baltimore City Senior Citizen’s Poetry Contest 1985 for her winning poem, I Love Baltimore.
The top three winners will be announced and honored during the Arts and Humanities Month in October 2012 during Baltimore’s Office of Promotion and Arts Free Fall Baltimore. A free public program honoring the winners will be held at the Central Enoch Pratt Free Library (Poe Room – 2nd floor) 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 on Sat., Oct. 20 at 2:30 pm. Plans for poetry workshops for seniors are also in development. The theme for this year’s poetry contest is Baltimore: My City, My Home.
Entrants must be Baltimore City residents who are at least 60 years of age. One unpublished original poem can be submitted by each eligible applicant. Poem must be typed and cannot exceed 30 lines. Poems do not have to rhyme. There is no fee to enter. The deadline for entries has been extended until June 30, 2012. Preliminary judges include poets, Clarinda Harriss, Baari Shabazz and Alan Reese. The final judge’s name has not yet been disclosed at this time.
Poems are to be sent either by email to Cathy Casale at email@example.com (Enter in Subject Line: “Baltimore City Senior Citizens Poetry Contest”) or via mail to: Baltimore City Senior Citizens Poetry Contest – Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks – Senior Citizens Division, 229 ½ Eaton St., Baltimore, MD 21224.
Please include on a separate sheet the following: name, age, address, phone, email address (if available) and name of poem on it. To ensure objectivity all poems will be judged without any reference to their author.
EMP Collective is celebrating and exploring new beginnings during our first year in our new space. This May, EMP Collective is proudly presenting their second theatre piece of 2012: A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits by playwright C. Denby Swanson, directed by Elissa Goetschius.
In 1726, Mary Toft was an English peasant who took a hold of the scientific community by reportedly giving birth to rabbits after unsuccessfully chasing one in the fields for supper. In 2012, A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits plunges into the world of Mare, a dreamy young woman who agrees to be the surrogate for the infertile sister’s child. All goes according to protocol until Mare gives birth to a rabbit instead. . . with 24 more to follow.
Led by The Stork himself, A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits explores infertility, creation, science, and the imagination.
EMP is currently casting for the following roles:
- THE STORK – (Yes, that one.) Our narrator.
- MARE – A pregnant woman. Imaginative, dreamy.
- JOE – The father, Kitty’s husband.
- KITTY – Her sister. Desperately wants a child.
- CAL – A woman born from a calcified egg, now a nurse
- RAT FATHER – Self-explanatory.
- RABBIT BABY (one of many) – puppeteer
- JOHN HOWARD – A Man-Midwife – puppet experience a plus
- NATHANAEL ST ANDRE – A dancing instructor and Surgeon of the Royal Household – puppet experience a plus
- SIR RICHARD MANNINGHAM – A physician – puppet experience a plus
3/11, 3/12: 6pm – 8:30pm, EMP
3/13: 6 – 8:30pm, TBA Washington, D.C.
Callbacks 3/15: 6pm – 8:30pm, EMP
WHAT TO BRING/EXPECT
Bring a current headshot, resume, and availability for March – May 2012. Auditions will be comprised of sides provided.
RESERVE AN AUDITION SLOT
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with headshot and resume to reserve a slot.
Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at EMP: 306 W Redwood Street, Baltimore
Creative Capital accepting online Letters of Inquiry for grants in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts
On February 1, 2012, Creative Capital will begin accepting online Letters of Inquiry for grants in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. The Inquiry Form will be open until March 1. Visit creative-capital.org/apply to read the grant guidelines and learn more about the application process, or attend an in-person or online information session.
Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing innovative and adventurous projects. Acting as a catalyst for the development of exceptional and imaginative ideas, we support artists whose work is provocative, timely and relevant; who are deeply engaged with their art forms and demonstrate a rigorous commitment to their craft, yet are also boldly original and push the boundaries of their genre; who create work that carries the potential to reshape the cultural landscape. Selected grantees receive up to $50,000 in direct support and a suite of services valued at more than $40,000.
To be eligible to apply, an artist must be:
* A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
* At least 25 years old
* A working artist with at least five years of professional experience
* Not a full-time student
The Barnstormers, Johns Hopkins University’s oldest and largest theater group, are seeking a Director and a Musical Director for their Spring 2012 Mainstage production of “The Drowsy Chaperone”. This entirely student-run group will perform the show in the Swirnow Theater, a state-of-the-art black box space on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. Directors will need to be available mid-February for auditions with rehearsals beginning soon after. Performances will take place over two weekends: April 5 & 7 and 11, 12 and13. The salary for Director will be $2,000 and for Musical Director $2,000. Please contact Producer Julia Flood at email@example.com for more information.
The Chesapeake Arts Center Spring 2012 Class Catalog is now online and registration is open! Check us out at http://chesapeakearts.org/classes.html. We have classes in just about everything and for all ages: visual arts, creative writing, pottery & ceramics, theatre, dance, music, fitness, woodworking, and more! Registration can be done in person at our center, mail, fax (410-636-9653) or by phone with a card. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.
CAC is committed to making exceptional arts education opportunities accessible and affordable for our citizens. Thanks to support from Anne Arundel Community Development Services, tuition assistance (25%-75% of tuition price) is available for qualifying Anne Arundel applicants residing in Brooklyn Park, Glen Burnie, and Severn (specifically zip codes 21225, 21060, 21061, and 21144). For more information, please feel free to contact Christina Ralls, Education Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-636-6597.
About Us: The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a 58,000 sq. ft. multi-discipline arts facility located in Northern Anne Arundel County, just South of Baltimore City. Our facility houses an 816-seat Hammonds Lane Theatre, a 110-seat Studio 194 Theatre, gallery space, ceramics lab, dance studios, music rooms, woodshop and classrooms. We host events and classes all year round and also have a gift shop and gallery showcasing the work of local artists across the state.“