In FY18, there are two program opportunities for County Arts Councils and Art & Entertainment Districts to apply for project funding. Applications are due Monday, April 30, 2018 and applicants apply online.
County Arts Council are eligible to apply for Public Art Across Maryland grants
Art & Entertainment Districts are eligible to apply for Public Art Project grants
In celebrating MSAC’s 50th anniversary the Public Art Across Maryland program will seek to create public art in all Maryland counties. Grants will be available to all 23 County Arts Councils (CACs) counties and the City of Baltimore. CACs apply as the lead applicant and have the option to partner with a geographically adjacent County Arts Council and/or partner with an Arts & Entertainment District (A&E), arts organization, public agency, or private business. CACs are eligible to apply for $5,000, or if partnering with a geographically adjacent County Arts Council for up to $10,000. Grants require a 1:1 match. Applications are due Monday, April 30, 2018 and applicants apply online: https://mdpaam.submittable.com/submit. Guidelines here.
Public Art Project Grants
Arts & Entertainment Districts (A&Es) supporting public art projects in their jurisdiction are eligible to apply for funding. The Public Art Project Grant provides matching grant support for an original public art project created and/or led by an artist, designer, or craftsperson. A&Es are eligible to apply for $5000, requiring a 1:1 match. Applications are due Monday, April 30, 2018 and applicants apply online: https://mdpap.submittable.com/submit. Guidelines here.
For any public art program questions please contact Liesel Fenner, Public Art Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The next Maryland Public Art Commission Meeting is scheduled October 19, 2017. Agenda.
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