Howard County Arts Council 


All digital applications must be submitted by midnight, EST on the date of the deadline unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions or technical difficulties please contact us at info@hocoarts.org or (410)313-2787. 


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All artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County, are invited to submit up to three works. Work can be in any medium, must have been completed in the last two years and can not have been previously exhibited in the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) galleries. It also must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in HCAC galleries (ceiling height is 9.5”). All artwork must be original, no reproductions (including giclée and commercially printed or computer generated reproductions of paintings, drawings, etc.).   


To enter, submit images of up to three works (one image for each two-dimensional work and one or two images for each three-dimensional work) and corresponding details about each work, which should include title, media, unframed dimension, price (or insurance value, if NFS), and year completed.

Do not submit more than the requested number of images; they will not be viewed. 


Entries must be individual files in jpg format. Each file should be less than 1MB. 


Except for film- or video-based work, we cannot accept video or digital presentations (including PowerPoint).

Application must include:

  • Up to three entries of work in any medium completed in the last two years and not previously exhibited in the HCAC galleries.
  • Complete details about each work, which should include the title, media, unframed dimension, price (or insurance value, if NFS), and year completed.
  • A non-refundable entry fee of $25 (waived for current members of the Howard County Arts Council). Entry fee can be paid here.



To submit a physical application, please mail the entry form, CD with images, and entry fee to: 

attn: Art Howard County 2019

Elli Hernandez

8510 High Ridge Road

Ellicott City, MD 21043



Head StART in ART: Program Description 

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) partners with the Ellicott City and Old Cedar Lane Head Start Centers on artist- in-residence programs for children ages 3-5 enrolled in Head Start.  This partnership, Head StART in ART, provides these children with an in-depth, hands-on artistic experience and ensures access to the arts that they might not otherwise have. The program will include 6-8 artists of different disciplines, offering a wide variety of new experiences for the children. The opportunity for such experiences during these formative years can have a direct impact on a child's development, as well as future appreciation of and involvement in the arts. HCAC coordinates, administers, and funds the project. HCAC begins by selecting an artist who is experienced in conducting school residency programs, particularly for young children, and then works closely with the artist and the Head Start staff to create a thematic program that is both enriching and developmentally appropriate.  The children work with the artist and create something of which they, their parents, and teachers can be proud. 


Opportunity

Teaching artists in a variety of arts disciplines are sought for residencies in support of Pre-K curriculum in the Ellicott City and Old Cedar Lane Head Start Centers (ages 3-5).   

Selected artist(s)/residencies: 

  • Serve between 3-6 classes, 20-25 students per class, possibly over an extended period of time
  •  May be scheduled with the Center anytime between October-May during the school year
  •  Culminate with a performance (for performing arts) or exhibit (for visual arts) that parents may attend


Requirements

Selected artists must have previous experience working with children, Pre-K preferred. 

If selected artists have not been fingerprinted and have background checks on file, they should be prepared to do so. 


To Apply

Please submit:

1) Your proposed residency, including timeline, unit plan, materials list, perceived outcomes and goals as related to MSDE standards for Pre-K.

2) Resume

3) Three references

4) Samples of student work

5) Fee structure




The Howard County Arts Council is seeking applications from emerging and mid-career artists, for whom a short-term residency may make a significant difference to their career development or completion of a project. The selected artist will fill one available resident artist studio space, approximately 265 square feet, sharing access with two other artists in adjoining studios, for $205.82/month for the period of November 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM, Monday, September 16, 2019. 


HCAC provides accessible studio space for fourteen resident artists, as well as three resident arts organizations representing a variety of disciplines. Resident artists have 24-hour access, natural light, and easy access to water. This is a work studio; the program does not provide living space. Heat & utilities are included. 

   

Eligibility

For this program, HCAC defines "emerging artists" as those early in their artistic careers (regardless of age), who are gaining momentum, and may be at a critical point in their career- when such support may be most impactful. These artists are not yet considered established professionally by standard indicators such as gallery representation, awards and commissions, or significant exhibition history or art sales.

To be considered for the Resident Emerging Artist Studio Program, an applicant must be a practicing emerging or mid-career artist who: 

· Demonstrates a central commitment to the production or performance of fine arts

· Demonstrates that a short-term residency will make a difference for their career or the development of their work  

· Has limited to no exhibit, studio, or gallery experience

· Is interested in developing a new body of work

· Seeks to actively learn from and be a part of a community of artists

HCAC Board of Directors, full-time staff, HCAC Center Committee, and their immediate family are ineligible to apply.


To apply, please submit the following:

1. Letter of Intent
In one page or less, provide a brief description of your work or project to be completed while in residence, your career direction, and why you should be awarded a residency at HCCA.

2. Up-to-date Resume
Three pages or less that lists education, background, exhibitions, awards, and/or publications.

3. Artist Statement
In one page or less,  concisely describe your creative work, process, technique, and conceptual development.

4. Three Letters of Recommendation

Include references with the ability to speak to your character, responsibility, and contribution to community. 

5. Up to 20 Images Created within the Last Two Years that represent your work:

o Include at least one video recording if applying for performance art or video work. 

o Videos must not exceed five minutes in duration.

6. Image List

This document should include title, media, dimension, and year completed. It should directly correspond with the uploaded images.


If available, include examples of printed materials such as articles, brochures, programs, and reviews. 

    

Complete applications will be forwarded to the selection panel for consideration. Applications and materials received via mail, email, or hand-delivered will not be accepted.

Selection decisions are final. HCAC reserves the right to extend the search at its sole discretion.


For Full RFP and information, please visit our website at: 

OPPORTUNITY:       
Howard County Arts Council seeks applicants for teaching artist positions/proposals for its 2020 Summer Camps. Proposals are now being accepted for nine weeks of week-long morning and afternoon visual and performing arts camp sessions from June 29- August 28, 2020.


Qualified individuals are invited to submit proposals for youth camp sessions (ages 5-12) in any performing or visual arts discipline. Youth camps are 1/2 day sessions (morning or afternoon) for a five-day week. Preference will be given to teaching artists who are able to offer both morning and afternoon sessions in any given week.

Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) strives to offer students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities quality arts experiences and a chance to discover their unique creative talents. HCAC is seeking qualified arts instructors to propose classes and workshops for the upcoming session.  Priority will be given to proposals addressing the fundamentals of visual and performing arts. Sessions are cancelled if enrollment is fewer than five students.  
Teaching artists create a safe and supportive learning environment where students can feel comfortable taking risks and engaging in creative challenges. Individual attention and small class sizes (5-15 students) encourage participation and dialogue.


DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Develop age-appropriate curricula in cooperation with the Deputy Director.
·         Relate needs for supplies and equipment to the Deputy Director by the assigned deadline.
·         Attend required meetings.
·         Prepare studio/classroom and collect supplies for class use/ return studio/classroom to previous condition when class is dismissed.
·         Keep Deputy Director and Camp Director informed of any incidents, concerns, or issues regarding students, equipment, or space.


COMPENSATION:
HCAC employs teaching artists as independent contractors. Contract teachers are paid according to the number of registrations per class. Contract rates for classes are as follows (half payable halfway into the term and the remaining half payable at the end of the term):   $25/hr for 5-10 students enrolled in the class, $30/hr for 11-15, and $35/hr for 16-20.   A supply budget for up to $100 is provided.

OPPORTUNITY:       

Howard County Arts Council seeks applicants for teaching artist positions for its Winter Class Session scheduled to run January 27- March 23, 2020.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit proposals for youth and/or adult courses/workshops in any performing or visual arts discipline.

Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) strives to offer students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities quality arts experiences and a chance to discover their unique creative talents. HCAC is seeking qualified arts instructors to propose classes and workshops for the upcoming session.  Priority will be given to proposals addressing the fundamentals of visual and performing arts.  Classes/Workshops may be scheduled anytime during normal building hours, from one to four hours, during the designated session dates. Classes/Workshops are cancelled if enrollment is fewer than five students.  

Howard County Center for the Arts building hours are Monday – Thursday, 9am – 10pm; Friday, 9am – 8pm; Saturday, 10am – 4pm; Sunday, 12 – 4pm.  Please note there is no availability on Tuesdays.

Teaching artists create a safe and supportive learning environment where students can feel comfortable taking risks and engaging in creative challenges. Individual attention and small class sizes (5-15 students) encourage participation and dialogue.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Develop age-appropriate curricula in cooperation with the Deputy Director.

·         Relate needs for supplies and equipment to the Deputy Director by the assigned deadline.

·         Attend required meetings.

·         Prepare studio/classroom and collect supplies for class use/ return studio/classroom to previous condition when class is dismissed.

·         Keep Deputy Director informed of any incidents, concerns, or issues regarding students, equipment, or space.

COMPENSATION:

HCAC employs teaching artists as independent contractors.  Contract teachers are paid according to the number of registrations per class.  Classes should be 2-3 hours each and run for 8 weeks maximum, evening or weekends. Contract rates for classes are as follows (half payable halfway into the term and the remaining half payable at the end of the term):   $25/hr for 5-11 students enrolled in the class, $30/hr for 12-16, and $35/hr for 17-20.  A supply budget for up to $100 is provided for youth classes.

OPPORTUNITY:       

Howard County Arts Council seeks applicants for teaching artist positions for its Spring Class Session scheduled to run April 20 - June 15, 2020.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit proposals for youth and/or adult courses/workshops in any performing or visual arts discipline.

Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) strives to offer students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities quality arts experiences and a chance to discover their unique creative talents. HCAC is seeking qualified arts instructors to propose classes and workshops for the upcoming session.  Priority will be given to proposals addressing the fundamentals of visual and performing arts.  Classes/Workshops may be scheduled anytime during normal building hours, from one to four hours, during the designated session dates. Classes/Workshops are cancelled if enrollment is fewer than five students.  

Howard County Center for the Arts building hours are Monday – Thursday, 9am – 10pm; Friday, 9am – 8pm; Saturday, 10am – 4pm; Sunday, 12 – 4pm.  Please note there is no availability on Tuesdays.

Teaching artists create a safe and supportive learning environment where students can feel comfortable taking risks and engaging in creative challenges. Individual attention and small class sizes (5-15 students) encourage participation and dialogue.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Develop age-appropriate curricula in cooperation with the Deputy Director.

·         Relate needs for supplies and equipment to the Deputy Director by the assigned deadline.

·         Attend required meetings.

·         Prepare studio/classroom and collect supplies for class use/ return studio/classroom to previous condition when class is dismissed.

·         Keep Deputy Director informed of any incidents, concerns, or issues regarding students, equipment, or space.

COMPENSATION:

HCAC employs teaching artists as independent contractors.  Contract teachers are paid according to the number of registrations per class.  Classes should be 2-3 hours each and run for 8 weeks maximum, evening or weekends. Contract rates for classes are as follows (half payable halfway into the term and the remaining half payable at the end of the term):   $25/hr for 5-11 students enrolled in the class, $30/hr for 12-16, and $35/hr for 17-20.  Instructors are not paid for any prep time outside of class hours.  A supply budget for up to $100 is provided for youth classes.

Howard County Arts Council