The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts seeks qualified artists, artist teams, and/or arts organizations to submit qualifications for its new public artist-in-residency program, Neighborhood Lights. Neighborhood Lights is an immersive community arts program of Light City Baltimore that branches out beyond Baltimore’s Inner Harbor into five neighborhoods throughout Baltimore City. Selected artists will work directly with one of five participating neighborhoods to create an illuminated public project within the neighborhood of their residency during the inaugural Light City Baltimore festival March 28-April 3, 2016.

The five participating neighborhoods are: Coldstream Homestead Montebello, Hampden, Greater Mondawmin, Little Italy and Station North Arts and Entertainment District. Projects will be fully funded up to $10,000. Applications can be found online atwww.lightcity.org. The deadline to apply is Monday, December 14, 2015.   

By pairing artists with communities, neighborhoods across the city will light up with artwork created with, for and by Baltimore City residents. Projects can include but are not limited to: large scale projections, shop window-based projections and installations, illuminated public sculptures or monuments, performances, celebrations and new traditions that integrate light, creative uses for everyday lights such as string lights, and/or full scale neighborhood installations. Neighborhood Lights works directly with Light City Baltimore’s core values of transformation, community engagement, sustainability and collaboration.

The inaugural Light City Baltimore, installed in the Inner Harbor area from March 28-April 3, 2016 features illuminated visual artworks, pop-up performances, musical performances and concerts, all free and open to the public. Light City Baltimore also features a day-time ticketed innovation conference called LightCityU, a dynamic learning campus dedicated to exploring the technology of social change.

For more information on Neighborhood Lights or Light City Baltimore, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.lightcity.org.