MICA Alum featured in exhibition

Callee McCosby exhibits new work in online showcase…

Sunlight Ladies – Callee McCosby

MICA Photo is proud to announce that Calle McCosby (Class of 2019) is being featured in an online group exhibition entitled, “EARTH MOTHER / MOTHER EARTH“. The show is being hosted by Don’t Smile, a space devoted to showcasing photography by women artists. A statement by the curator follows:

“On this Earth Day, April, 22, 2020, Earth Mother/Mother Earth elevates images of women, animals, and the land during an era of ecological peril.

Our ancestral roles as healers, water-gatherers, creators, and givers of life, make us inherently tied to the Earth and her ecosystems. We also share in the oppression of our bodies, voices, and creations.

The images in Earth/Mother Mother Earth come from women artists of diverse backgrounds and varied artistic approaches. Grandmother, gardener, or goddess, these photographs celebrate women and our reverence for this planet we call home.” –Noelle McCleaf, curator

Please take a moment to visit the site, and enjoy the exhibition. Congratulations, Callee!

Earth/Mother Mother Earth

Consolidated Emergency Fund List

COVID-19 Artist Support 

Emergency Grants/ Relief Funds

Let us know if there are others we should add!

Working together through mutual support. ❤

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AY9bzXMBFo4tgmucTRfKvib6piMy6DS__LmUWqp90Bw/edit?usp=sharing

LOYOLA CRISIS NAVIGATORS

Loyola faculty have teamed up to offer consulting assistance to any business and nonprofit seeking advice and navigation of federal and state offerings.  

“Loyola Crisis Navigators” can add a capacity boost for any Baltimore small business, nonprofit, or startup where you can pick a volunteer “navigator” who is an experienced business advisor.  View bios and schedule a consultation at:https://bit.ly/CrisisNavigators

Have other needs?  Please help us understand by taking this very brief survey.CCSJ staff will be working on campus and can be reached with any needs in this unpredictable situation. 

Baltimore Arts: COVID-19 and the Arts – Resources

Baltimore Arts’ COVID-19 resources and grants.

http://www.baltimorearts.org/category/covid-19-and-the-arts/

The Baltimore Artist Emergency Relief Fund is a coalition-led initiative designed to provide direct assistance to Baltimore-based artists and creative entrepreneurs who have lost income due to the COVID-19 crisis.  

Inspired by the generosity of artist-led relief efforts in Baltimore and across the country, this fund was developed through a partnership between 20 artists and arts organizers committed to working together for the collective good of the Baltimore creative community, and is made possible by administrative and funding support from T. Rowe Price Foundation, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The ArtsMaryland State Arts Council, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Grit Fund and Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network.

As the Fund’s fiduciary agent, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts will distribute one-time $500 grants to individual artists who demonstrate an emergency financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Artists of any discipline and creative entrepreneurs over the age of 18 who reside in the City of Baltimore are eligible to apply. Only one grant application per person will be accepted. Grant funds are solely intended for use by the grantee and may not be transferred or re-granted.  Although applicants can apply on a rolling basis, the funds are limited, and grants are made based on the availability of funding.

The application and detailed criteria are available here.

Applicants who do not have access to the internet can also mail in applications to: The Cloisters, Attention: Jocquelyn Downs, 10440 Falls Rd. Lutherville, MD 21093

Please call 410-752-8632 with any questions about the application.

For individuals and organizations considering supporting this effort, help at any level is greatly appreciated and donations are accepted here. The coalition has a fundraising goal of $125,000. Supporting the Baltimore Artist Emergency Relief Fund helps ensure the livelihood and well-being of the artists whose work and creativity strengthen Baltimore City.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit the Baltimore City Health Department website: health.baltimorecity.gov/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov.

Artist Relief: Emergency $5,000 grants

Deadline April 23, 2020

Artist Relief is an initiative organized by the Academy of American PoetsArtadiaCreative CapitalFoundation for Contemporary ArtsMAP FundNational YoungArts Foundation, and United States Artists—all small to mid-sized national arts grantmakers—that have come together in this unprecedented moment guided by the understanding that the wellbeing of artists has financial, professional, social, and mental dimensions, and should be fostered with a holistic framework of support.

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.

Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.

To be eligible for a relief grant, applicants must be:

  • Practicing artists able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to their work, careers, and a public audience;
  • Experiencing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • 21 years of age or older;
  • Able to receive taxable income in the U.S. (e.g. citizen, green card holder, and/or permanent resident who can provide a W9 and SSN or ITIN);
  • Residing and working in the U.S. for the last two years;
  • Not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners;
  • Not previously awarded a relief grant from this fund.

Please note that the Artist Relief coalition partners will make final eligibility determinations as needed. Learn more by reviewing this FAQ. To apply, click here

Women Photograph, Free Grant Applications and COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Women Photograph + Nikon Grants

These $5,000 grants will support photography projects — either new or in-progress — from visual journalists working in a documentary capacity.

Five grants are available, one of which will be earmarked for a non-binary or transgender photographer.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a story, rather than singles, as part of the grant application. The images need not be related to the project proposal. Multimedia projects are welcome.

Women Photograph + Getty Images Scholarship

Women Photograph has partnered with Getty Images to award a $10,000 scholarship to a student focused on photojournalism. The scholarship funds can be used for tuition, camera equipment or other education costs during the 2020-2021 school year.

The Women Photograph + Getty Images Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students attending accredited colleges and universities worldwide. It is not required that students be majoring in photojournalism or photography. The scholarship is also open to people pursuing photographic education outside the university setting, such as vocational schools, workshops and other extended educational courses. Determination of eligibility will be at the discretion of Women Photograph and Getty Images.

Applicants should submit a portfolio of 15-20 images, an essay (300 words maximum) outlining their relationship to photojournalism and how this scholarship would advance their photographic education, and proof of enrollment in a university, college, workshop, or other educational institution.

https://www.womenphotograph.com/grants-2020

Emergency Fund COVID-19

“The first round of the Emergency Fund closed on Friday, April 3: we plan on distributing funds raised so far to as many of those applicants as we can.

We will leave the application portal open in the hopes that we can continue to raise money and help as many photographers as possible, but are not sure when we’ll next be able to do a round of disbursement. We will respond to all photographers who applied by April 15 at the latest.”

Women Photograph COVID-19 Emergency Fund