The Contemporary is now accepting applications for our Internship Program. Click on the category below for application guidelines, eligibility, and to apply. 

Internship 2016 Applications will close at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, July 5th. The internship provides an opportunity for individuals to learn about the operation of a nomadic, non-collecting museum focused on site-specic and subject-oriented projects in Baltimore. Interns will work closely with our small staff to carry out projects and facilitate our additional programming such as our Speaker Series that brings internationally-recognized artists, critics, curators, and art professionals to Baltimore. Interns are responsible for producing an issue of our annual intern publication, Scroll, under the guidance of museum staff. The Contemporary offers each intern a stipend of $1000. Additionally, academic credit may be arranged with the intern’s college/university. Student status, however, is not a prerequisite for consideration. There is no fee to apply.

Artist Retreat Applications closed at 11:59 PM on Monday, June 13th. Selected artists will be notified in late June. Our inaugural Artist Retreat will take place at the Pearlstone Center from Thursday, August 4th to Sunday, August 7th. The Contemporary will convene 50 Baltimore artists and 25 national arts consultants including critics, curators, gallerists, and collectors, for three days of intensive professional development, community building, and networking. The retreat is free for all selected artists and includes transportation to and from the center, lodging, and all mealsThere is a $15.00 application fee which supports The Contemporary’s ongoing work to build resources for artists in Baltimore. Please contact us at [email protected] if you are interested in applying but are unable to pay the fee.

The Contemporary is a nomadic, non-collecting art museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Our mission expands the idea of a museum as an incubator that commissions site-specific and subject-oriented projects. We engage diverse audiences and advance contemporary art through projects and educational programming. Our work is inspired by three guiding principles: artists matter, collaboration is key, and audience is everywhere.