Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Calling All Artists: Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Application Now Open

Esta Tierra Es Tu Tierra (This Land Is Your Land) by 2018 Sondheim Artscape Prize winner Erick Antonio Benitez; Photo: Mitro Hood, The Baltimore Museum of Art



Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Apply now for the 14th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The competition awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. Selected artists have the opportunity to exhibit their works at the Walters Art Museum. Each finalist not selected for the prize is presented with an M&T Bank Finalist Award of $2,500. The 2019 jurors are artist Laylah Ali, curator Regine Basha and artist and critic William Powhida.

Applicants will also be reviewed for potential inclusion by the curators for Artscape and Artscape Gallery Network, which provides residents and cultural tourists with an extended opportunity to view the works of Baltimore’s talented artists before, during and after the festival weekend.


The 14th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is held in conjunction with the 38th annual Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, and produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Walters Art Museum. The 2019 competition is made possible through the generous annual support of presenting sponsor M&T Bank. Additional funds come from an endowment established with the support of the Abell Foundation, Baltimore Community Foundation, Amy and Chuck Newhall, Brown Advisory, Caplan Family Foundation, Charlesmead Foundation, Ellen Sondheim Dankert, France-Merrick Foundation, Greater Baltimore Committee, Hecht-Levi Foundation, Legg Mason, Rollins-Luetkemeyer Foundation, Henry & Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation, Rosemore, Inc., Rouse Company Foundation, Sigmund & Barbara Shapiro Philanthropic Fund, John Sondheim, William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, and Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. BOPA would additionally like to thank the more than 40 individuals who contributed to the Sondheim Prize Endowment Fund in 2017 in honor of former BOPA CEO Bill Gilmore.