Artists - Apply Now for Public Art Commission Opportunities

The Maryland State Arts Council, alongside our partners at Bowie State University and St. Mary’s College of Maryland welcome applications for two new public art commission opportunities on Maryland campuses. 

Artists and artist-led teams interested in either opportunity must apply by by December 8, 2021 at 3:00pm.  

For the full Request for Qualifications document which contains all the information about each project and link to the application, please visit

Bowie State University's MLK Jr. Communications Arts & Humanities building's new 1500 seat auditorium will be a regional destination, and provide four academic programs with classrooms, collaborative study space and specialized labs as well as multiple outdoor spaces.

The all inclusive public artwork commission budget is $515,000. 

St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s New Academic Building and Auditorium is a contemporary addition to the historic campus. This project includes a large auditorium that will serve the Historic St. Mary’s community, a glass fronted reception lobby, new recital hall and classrooms as well as an outdoor plaza that serves as a gateway and connector within the campus. 

The all inclusive artwork commission budget is $250,000.

 A How to Apply Webinar is scheduled November 16, 5:00-6:00 pm. Register here.