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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces applications are available for its 2019 festivals. Applications are open to visual and performing artists, authors, speakers, exhibitors, businesses, cultural organizations and food vendors.
2019 Festivals: Artistic Opportunities & Creative Engagements
Download the complete prospectus here.
I’ve never participated in a festival before, can I still apply?
Yes, all are encouraged to apply!
I don’t see the right application for me, but I would like to participate in a festival(s). What should I do?
Please email Artscape, Baltimore Book Festival or Light City, or call 410-752-8632.
Can I apply for more than one festival?
Yes, you are welcome to apply to more than one festival.
Can I apply for more than one Performing Arts genre?
Yes, you are welcome to apply to more than one performing arts genre.
Can I apply for more than one medium in Artscape’s Artists’ Market?
Yes, you are welcome to apply to more than one medium. If both mediums/applications are accepted into the festival, you will still exhibit both in one  booth.
What type of work(s) can I submit to Artscape’s Artists’ Market?
Accepted artists may only exhibit and sell their own original artwork.
Can I combine my space with another artist in Artscape’s Artists’ Market?
Artists who have been selected may combine or share booths. Both artists must submit applications and be selected by the jury.
Are artists required to have insurance?
Yes, a standard insurance policy is required. Note, this applies to any participant of BOPA’s festivals. If accepted, you are required to obtain and pay for your own insurance.
Can I play music in my tent/booth?
No, amplified sound in tents/booths is distracting to your neighbors.
Will there be security at night for the vendor tents?
Yes; there will be roaming security throughout the festival (including overnight/during non-festival hours).
How can I submit a light art installation proposal for Light City?
The Light City 2019 Call for Entry is closed. The Light City 2020 Call for Entry will open August 5, 2019.
How’s the weather in July?
July is a great month to enjoy Baltimore’s summer festivals. Average daily temperatures for July in Baltimore are in the 80º degree range.
How’s the weather in November?
Many people attend outdoor events – such as parades, football games, fall/winter festivals, races and more – in November. Average daily temperatures for early November in Baltimore are in the high 40º to low 50º degree range.