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MASB City Artist Travel Prize

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is proud to announce the fifth edition of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Prize, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City (MASB). The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore was founded in 1899 as part of the City Beautiful movement. It is one of only two remaining societies to be operating under its original charter “to provide sculptural and pictorial decoration and ornaments for the public buildings, streets and open spaces in the City of Baltimore, and to help generally beautify the City.”

Artistic contributions to the City span more than one hundred years. In 2016, the MASB embarked on a path to provide new opportunities to Baltimore artists and art places within the City. This prize will award $6,000 to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators, living in Baltimore City. Successful proposals will be selected from submissions that clearly articulate the artist’s reason for travel and how it relates to their work, along with support materials. The $6,000 prize is intended to function as funding for travel essential to an artist’s studio practice that an artist may not otherwise be able to afford.

Proposals should consider speaking to the current pandemic and what the prospect of traveling for studio practice would mean, given travel limitations at the moment. With this in mind, BOPA and MASB will be flexible with the selected artist, should travel restrictions continue further into 2021 than currently estimated.

The application and full list of eligibility requirements is available here. Applications are due by Monday, August 31, 2020. The recipient of the MASB Artist Travel Prize will be announced in October 2020.

For more information about the Travel Prize contact: Lou Joseph at 443-263-4339 or [email protected].

For more information about the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City, contact: Peter Doo at [email protected].

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