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Public Art Project Opportunity, Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017 Midnight. Apply Here

Maryland National Guard Easton Readiness Center, Easton, MD

The Maryland State Arts Council is now accepting applications for the Maryland National Guard Easton Readiness Center public art project. Professional artists or artist teams residing in the state of Maryland are eligible to apply.

The permanent public artwork will be two-dimensional and will convey the themes of the Maryland National Guard. The artwork will be original and site-specific to the Easton Readiness Center site.

Artwork budget: $74,120, concept proposal fee, $860. The Artist Selection Committee will select up to three artists or artist teams to develop concept proposals for the artwork.  One final artist or artist team will be selected and enter into a contract to develop the artwork design and contract with a pre-approved fabricator for production and installation of the artwork. For project details including floor plan please download the RFQ document.

The online application requires submission of background qualifications including slides in digital format, resume/CV, Statement of Interest, and references. NO artwork proposals will be accepted. Artists apply online at Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017, Midnight.

For questions about the project contact MSAC, Director of Public Art, For technical questions regarding the online application, contact CaFÉ at

Public Art Workshop

Check out the Public Art Information Resources and Tools handout.

Check back for future workshops, Calls to Artists and other public art opportunities.


Photos from the June 10 Public Art Workshop at Creative Alliance.

Maryland Public Art Initiative (MPAI)

The Maryland Public Art Initiative (MPAI) sets aside a percentage of capital construction costs for the integration of public art in new or renovated state buildings or sites. State capital projects are identified for public art integration, and MSAC works with the state agency implementing the project to select an artist through a public solicitation Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process.

The artist is selected through an open call jury panel process and brought into the project design phase working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team including architects, landscape architects, contractors and project managers.  The artwork is designed, developed and implemented in conjunction with the building project construction schedule.

Public Art Project Grant

Maryland's County Arts Councils and designated Arts & Entertainment Districts are eligible to apply for the MSAC's annual Public Art Project Grant, which supports and encourages the implementation local public art projects throughout the entire state. The Public Art Project Grant provides matching grant support for a single community-based public art project. The project must be permanently installed in a public place and accessible. General operating support is not available through the Public Art Project Grant.


Maryland Commission on Public Art

Chaired by Catherine Leggett (Montgomery County), the Maryland Commission on Public Art (MCPA) oversees the Maryland Public Art Initiative and directs the strategic vision of the Maryland Statewide Public Art program. Meet the Commission

9/11 Memorial of Maryland

The Maryland Commission on Public Art helped steer the concept and fundraising efforts for the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland at the World Trade Center in Baltimore, which honors the Maryland victims of the September 11th attacks and serves as a meaningful place for reflection. Learn more