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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts seeks proposals from artists and Baltimore City neighborhoods interested in participating in Light City 2018. The third annual Light City, a festival of light, music and innovation is set to take place in BaltimoreSaturday, April 14 through Saturday, April 21, 2018. The following applications are open and posted on

BGE Light Art Walk Call for Entry

Artists and artist collaborative groups are encouraged to apply to have an installation featured in the 2018 BGE Light Art Walk. Central to Light City along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the BGE Light Art Walk features large-scale illuminated artworks including but not limited to installations, sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performance-based works and more. For 2018, 20-30 installations are being sought to receive funding between $5,000 and $75,000. Artists interested in submitting a proposal should consider both the audience and the outdoor environment of the festival when proposing a project. Each artwork on the BGE Light Art Walk should be open and operational for all festival hours for each of the eight nights Light City is open to the public.

Application deadline: Monday, July 31, 2017

Application link:

Neighborhood Lights Community Expression of Interest

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts seeks neighborhood partners for Neighborhood Lights, an immersive public artist-in-residency program that spreads the magic of Light City Baltimore into neighborhoods throughout Baltimore City. Selected neighborhoods will work directly with an artist-in-residence to create an illuminated public project within their neighborhood as part of the 2018 Light City festival Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8, 2018. Projects may be on view for longer. All projects will be fully funded by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts up to $15,000.

Application deadline: Monday, July 2, 2017

Application link:

Have questions about applying for Light City? The following information sessions are scheduled to give interested artists and community members a better understanding of how to submit a proposal for light city. Information sessions will be held on the following dates:

Friday, June 9, 2017, 10-11:30am

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 E. Pratt Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 5:30-7pm

Morgan State University Student Center

1700 East Cold Spring Lane, 2nd Floor, Rm 212A

Baltimore, MD 21251

Monday, June 19, 2017, 6-7:30pm

Touchpoint at Mondawmin Mall

2000 Gwynns Falls Parkway

Baltimore, MD, 21215

Light City Social Meetup and Walking Tour

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 5-8pm

James Joyce Irish Pub

616 S. President Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Launched by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in 2016, Light City is the largest festival of light, music and innovation in North America. Light City is a free festival that transforms Baltimore with large-scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, featuring attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area. Light City’s innovation programming generates an ecosystem of ideas and learning during the day – while lights, performances and live music re-imagine Baltimore at night. For more information, visit

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

For more information on Light City, call 410-752-8632 or visit  Stay connected via Facebook: Light City Baltimore, Twitter: @LightCityBmore and Instagram: @LightCityBmore by using the hashtag #LightCity.


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