Saturday, January 10, 2015

Opportunities for Artists

Nominate now for the 2015 Baker Artist Awards. In its seventh year, the Baker Artist Awards were established in 2008 to support Baltimore area artists and to promote their work to regional, national and international audiences. Up to three Mary Sawyers Baker prizes of up to $25,000 each are awarded annually to celebrate a dedication to art, mastery of craft, and a commitment to excellence. Nominations close January 15, 2105.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation  through its Creative Fellowships program annually supports residencies for writers, composers, and visual artists at the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts  (VCCA). Starting in 2015, the Foundation will support residencies at VCCA for artists currently residing in New York in addition to Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia. The application deadlines for VCCA are January 15, May 15, and September 15, 2015. 

The Grit Fund, administered by The Contemporary, supports unincorporated and collaborative artist-organized activity that contributes to Baltimore's arts landscape but seldom qualifies for traditional funding. The Contemporary will lead four free information sessions providing details on the application process, guidelines, eligibility, funding priorities, and more. More information is here.

SELECT 2015 opens at the end of the month

SELECT 2015 consists of a 5-week public exhibition and a ticketed auction party to support contemporary art and the local artist community. The artists invited to participate in this exhibition were selected by a group of notable curators from some of the most important institutions in our region, emerging curators, and WPA’s Board of Directors.

1101 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
Thursday, January 29 through Friday, March 6, 2015
Wednesdays through Fridays: 4–11pm
Saturdays: 12 – 11pm
Sundays: 12 – 5pm
Mondays and Tuesdays: CLOSED
The exhibition is open to the public free of charge.
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7–9pm