Call for Sculptors

CHM Sculpture Park and Fellowship Program

Entry Deadline: Nov. 14

1450 Homestead St
Baltimore, MD 21218

The Coldstream Homestead Montebello (CHM) Sculpture Park and Fellowship Program is currently accepting applications with a new extended deadline!

The CHM Sculpture Park and Fellowship Program is a short-term project created through the Lots Alive granting program courtesy of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Baltimore Office of Sustainability’s Growing Green Initiative in collaboration with the Coldstream Homestead Montebello Community Corporation.

During the CHM Sculpture Park and Fellowship Program, project director Lisa Dillin will oversee ten Baltimore artists as they work towards the creation of outdoor works which will be displayed during in a 6-month long exhibition in the park. A visiting artist program, group critiques, and fellowship honorarias of $500 will prepare participants for the resulting exhibition program. Field trip(s) are possible dependent on funding. The CHM Sculpture Park and Fellowship Program is a scholarly opportunity for emerging and mid-career sculptors that will provide exposure to area artists while transforming a vacant lot into an engaging and serene public space for all to enjoy.

Timeline Overview:

Monday November 14, 2016 at 11:59 pm: Deadline for applications.
November 21, 2016: Selected fellows will be notified by email.
December 2016 – April 2017: The Fellowship Program will run meeting once a month on Saturdays or as convenient to the participants. Monthly group critiques with a visiting artist will be held in addition to periodic studio visits between the project director and the fellows.
April 2017: Fellows complete work and prepare for installation.
May 2017: Fellows will collaborate on beautification of the site and installment of the sculptural works in the park.
June 2017: Opening reception and BBQ celebration for the CHM Sculpture Park
June 2017 – November 2017 outdoor exhibition run time (fellows may hold monthly events if desired). Fellows are expected to do any necessary maintenance of work during the exhibition.
November 2017 de-installation of works, closure of park.

Artists of all ages 18+ and experience levels are encouraged to apply. Artists must reside in Baltimore City. Preference will be given to artists residing in the Coldstream Homestead Montebello community.

To Apply:

Please send the following application materials to Lisa Dillin at [email protected] using Google Drive by Monday November 14, 2016 at 11:59 pm. Make sure to mark your Drive Link as “Can Edit” so that I may save your application materials.

Application Materials:

– Completed application form (click for link to PDF)
– 10 jpg images under 5 MB each 150 dpi 1500 x 1000 pixels. Name files as follows: 01_Firstname_Lastname.jpg
– A numbered (01 – 10) image list that corresponds the ten images: include title, media, size, and date
– A 300 word maximum artist statement about the work included in – the image portfolio
– A 300 word maximum biography (Include information such as year and place of birth, accomplishments artistic and otherwise, interests, employment/personal information– particularly if these areas have an impact on your artistic practice)

Selected fellows will be notified by November 21, 2016. The CHM Sculpture Park and Fellowship Program runs from December 2016 – November 2017.

Note: fellows will be expected to complete work independently. No studio space, production facilities, or technical workshops can be offered.

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