Artscape Applications

Artscape – America’s largest free arts festival – returns August 2-4, 2024.

Artscape is turning 40! Join us for this cherished Baltimore arts festival, a gathering that unites art enthusiasts, families, and tourists in a celebration of creativity, culture, and performance. At Artscape, we take pride in presenting a rich tapestry of artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, fashion designers, kid-friendly activities, film screenings, experimental music, comedy, literary arts programming, and delectable culinary offerings. We extend a warm invitation to artists and festival-goers alike to fully embrace Artscape – an entirely accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival situated right here in the heart of Baltimore City. Let’s come together and revel in the arts at Artscape’s 40th anniversary!


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Do you have questions about the Artscape Applications? We’re here to help! Reach out to Chris Brooks at or 410-752-8632 ext. 4338

The Artist Market (Closed on March 19, 2024)


The Artist Market at Artscape is a juried show. A panel of professional artists will score each applicant’s submitted photographs and description of materials/technique. This is a blind process. The panel of jurors changes each year, and scores are final.

This year one area of the market will be designated as The Emerging Artist Market. This additional market space is dedicated to local emerging Baltimore City based artists ONLY who are first time festival participants. This program provides a tent and space in the Artists’ Market at no charge. A limited number of artists will be selected for this competitive program. Artists denote on their application if they qualify.

The Artist Market highlights artists who create and execute original, professional quality work. In order to be considered for an Artist Market space, all work displayed must be produced by the exhibiting artist or collaboration, and must be consistent with the images submitted. Artists may only exhibit art in the category in which they were accepted into the Artist Market.

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Music Performances - Local Stagesp Application (Closed on March 19, 2024)

Performing Artist DJs and Bands are invited to apply to perform on local stages throughout the festival. All music genres welcome.

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March Food & Beverage Vendor Application - Standard (Closed on March 19, 2024)

Artscape is seeking food vendors to create a rich Baltimore food experience for festival goers.  Out-of-staters please note: we have a commitment to local food with at least 95% of food vendors accepted hailing from the state of Maryland.

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Public Art Installations at Artscape (Closed on March 19, 2024)

Call to Artists for exhibition of temporary sculptures 

The Baltimore Festival of The Arts (BFAI) seeks to commission temporary sculptures for Artscape festival, August 2-4, 2024. Artscape aims to create a walkable creative corridor adorned with diverse, installation-based artwork along N. Charles Street and Mt Royal Ave corridor. Projects should actively engage the audience and provide a unique and memorable experience for festivalgoers. Works should be visually compelling through design, color, and scale, and be interactive wherever possible. Projects are commissioned based on the quality of design, durability, cost, safety, and factoring in heavy use by large crowds attending Artscape. These projects are temporary in nature and BOPA/BFAI will not underwrite repairs, restoration, etc. after their use at Artscape.

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Kidscape Programmers at Gordon Plaza (Closed On March 19, 2024)

Kidscape is returning for Artscape 2024! This year’s themes include: Refresh, Personify, Bright, Uplift, and Grace. Kidscape will take place outdoors at Gordon Plaza, located at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Mt. Royal Avenue, on the campus of University of Baltimore and across from The Lyric.

BOPA welcomes applications from individual artists and non-profit organizations to curate table-side programming for Kidscape targeted for children ages 5-12.

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Teenscape Artist Market Vendors (Closed on March 19, 2024)

Teenscape is returning for Artscape 2024! This year’s vision and themes include: Refresh, Personify, Bright, Uplift, and Grace. Kidscape is offering an inaugural program called Youth Artist Market, which is a space for youth in grades 8-12 (ages 14-18) with a creative entrepreneurial spirit to operate their table-side business at the Kidscape section of Artscape. This is a FREE opportunity, and youth entrepreneurs can retain all income as a vendor.

BOPA welcomes applications from youth vendors ages 14-18 (grades 8-12), but this application must include contact information for a parent/guardian.


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Project Artscape - Designer Application (Closed on March 19, 2024)

Artscape is excited to showcase emerging and professional apparel designers by providing a runway experience to showcase their designs. The goal of this experience is to elevate the Baltimore fashion community by offering an opportunity to reach a broader audience.

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Pop-Up Performances (Closed on March 19, 2024)

Artscape is now accepting applications for pop-up performances. These performances will take place throughout the festival’s footprint and could be stationary or roaming.

Artists will perform unique, original, professional quality work that seeks to captivate and engage audiences. This includes anything from live painting, to dance troupes, to stilt walkers to any other captivating content! To be considered for a performance slot, all work MUST be produced by the exhibiting artist or collaboration and MUST be consistent with the images/description submitted.

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Production RFP (Closed on March 19, 2024)

BOPA is seeking a qualified production company to operate festival stage, sound, lighting and video elements.

(3) Performing Arts Music Stages

· Audio Production for DJ and Live Music – All stages

· Lighting Production – All stages

· Video Production – Main Stage

· Backline, Staging, Rigging, Transport, Distro, Labor, Coordination – All Stages

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Security RFP (Closed on March 19, 2024)

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), producer of Artscape, is inviting proposals from qualified security agencies to be part of our upcoming festival event, August 2 – 4, 2024. Agencies licensed, bonded, insured in the State of Maryland are eligible to apply. Agencies must provide work and fee schedules for daytime and overnight, armed and unarmed security staff. Agencies are tasked with maintaining public safety, securing festival assets. All guards must be in strong physical condition, age 18+ with no criminal record.

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Talent Buyer (Closed on March 19, 2024)

BOPA is seeking a qualified Talent Buyer to help secure music performing artists.

Buyer’s primary responsibilities entail, but are not limited to: Main stage music performance – artist talent booking, fee negotiation, backline coordination & procurement, sound, lighting, video production advance coordination, artist travel coordination for Artscape festival.


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