Creative Alliance Seeks Artists for
The Big Baltimore Kite Festival!
SAT Mar 28th, 2020 12 – 4PM (rain date: SUN Mar 29th)
Patterson Park, Baltimore, MD
The Big Baltimore Kite Festival
Blowing into Patterson Park for the second time this spring, The Big Baltimore Kite Festival fills the sky with vibrant colors and celebrates the broad spectrum of cultures that make up East Baltimore! This is a community-made, artist-supported breezy day in the park. Working with our neighboring community groups, Creative Alliance invites people of all backgrounds to come fly kites with us and celebrate kite cultures around the world.
What We’re Looking For
We are asking artists and community groups to create NEW, BIG, BRIGHT, FUN kites to fly in our second annual Big Baltimore Kite Festival! We’re looking for kite designs that exemplify the artist’s cultural kite tradition and creativity:
We expect for awarded artists to help promote the Kite Fest by submitting designs, photographs, or video of their crafting process, as well as being available for television or newspaper interviews.
Completed kites should be wind-worthy and ready to fly! Priority will be given to kites representing the cultures or cultural traditions in our community.
Creative Alliance will provide awards of $100 each for the top five proposals to support materials and artist fees. Selected artists may spend additional monies, but anything over awarded amount is the sole responsibility of the artist or artist group. Awarded artists and groups also earn a complimentary membership to the Creative Alliance!
We are looking for traditional and contemporary kites made by Baltimore artists and community groups who can make magic out of limited resources! Background in public art projects, sculpture, aviation, and other public performance is helpful. Final selection of the Big Baltimore Kite Festival is chosen by Creative Alliance staff. Awards will be announced by March 13th, 2020 (see timeline on 2nd page).
Payment & Ownership
Creative Alliance will pay the award the Monday after the Big Baltimore Kite Festival (Sat Mar 28th, rain date: Sun March 29th). Awarded artists must check-in at the Creative Alliance Info Tent at the Kite Festival with their finished kites for confirmation of project completion and documentation purposes. Creative Alliance reserves the right to refuse payment if awarded artists fail to do so.
Interested artists need to submit:
Requisitos de aplicación
Artistas interesados necesitan entregar:
Please email, mail, or hand-deliver submissions to:
Ari Pluznik, Community Arts Liaison
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224