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Curatorial Research : From Idea to Exhibition

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Studios and Organizations


There are many non-profit arts organizations across the world, many of who run open studio projects and residency programs. The following are specific to the Baltimore area, but looking at these kinds of organizations in any city or region will yield many fantastic artists. 

Area 405

AREA 405

AREA 405's mission is to produce, present and promote arts and cultural programming by offering a venue for experimentation and collaboration for artists from Baltimore and beyond. Collaborating with art, cultural and community organizations, throughout the region, AREA 405 has hosted scores of events featuring thousands of artists and hundreds of thousands of visitors since opening its doors in 2003. Area 405 is an Artist Run space that supports the visual arts, dance, theatre, film and more.


Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts

Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts

Baltimore's arts council, event center and film office. A nonprofit 501 c(3) organization


Creative Alliance

Creative Alliance

Our Mission The Creative Alliance builds communities by bringing together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to experience spectacular arts and education programs and engage in the creative process. We provide support to area artists, promote Baltimore as a center for creative production, act as a positive force in our community, and advocate for cultural expression rooted in a sense of place.



Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA)

Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) nurtures and promotes a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts and cultural community essential to the region's quality of life.

Maryland State Arts Council Grants

Maryland State Arts Counci Programsl

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School 33 Art Center

School 33 Art Center

For more than twenty years, School 33 Art Center has nurtured and celebrated contemporary visual art in Baltimore. The Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists through exhibitions, workshops, a Studio Artist Program, and annual special events such as Lotta Art in April, and the Open Studio Tour in October.


Washington Project for the Arts

Washington Project for the Arts

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is an artist-centered catalyst for the creation and presentation of contemporary art. We are the only DC-area organization to support visual artists at all stages of their careers.



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