Baltimore County Arts Guild
Resident Artist Program
The Resident Artist Program offers affordable studio space for artists
18 and older in an engaging and collaborative creative community. Qualified artists who would like to teach a workshop or a class are supported by part-time staff who will provide online registration and payment services and assist with marketing the class. Monthly round tables are held for artists who wish to participate. Each Resident Artist volunteers one 4-hour shift per month to host the gallery during public hours.* Resident Artists are encouraged to participate in collaborative activities and community engagement programs throughout their residency program.
In response to the Pandemic and the overwhelming request for affordable spaces for both experienced and emerging artists, the Guild doubled their studio space in 2020 and added three new spaces for merit-based scholarships. The 1101 Gallery space currently supports 17 artists and, as we continue to build out studios, the list continues to grow.
*Under current COVID-19 conditions, the gallery is open by appointment only.
The Baltimore County Arts Guild is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, ensuring equity, and providing access.
In FY2021, The Baltimore County Arts Guild offers three fully-sponsored Resident Artist Programs at the 1101 Gallery in Arbutus. All programs are merit-based and support the Guild's commitment to equity and inclusion.
Re a Thusana is a 12-month Resident Artist Program that provides free studio space and begins August 1, 2020. "Re a Thusana" means "We help each other" in Sotho. Sotho is the native language in the region of South Africa where the the founder spent 12 summers with their family teaching lacrosse to vulnerable children. RESIDENCY FILLED
The John Carpenter Atkinson-Maitland Education Fund is a12-month Resident Artist Program that provides free studio space and begins August 1, 2020. RESIDENCY FILLED
The Blue Bird Resident Artist Program is a 12-month studio residency for new or emerging artists. The Awardee will set and achieve specific goals within the one-year term and is encouraged to lead or participate in classes and workshops with other emerging and experienced artists. RESIDENCY FILLED
The Baltimore County Arts Guild studio space is located in a distinctive Mid-Century commercial building at 1101 Maiden Choice Lane. Our expansive second-floor space has an industrial feel with concrete floors, and high ceilings. A soaring wall of windows allow light to flood the entire space. The Main Gallery is equipped with an adjustable hanging system for exhibits and block formations for the display of three-dimensional artwork. A smaller East Gallery, which doubles as classroom space, is located behind the Main Gallery. The second floor studios are available by elevator. Artists have access to utility sinks and a shared kitchen space. Free, on-site parking is provided and studios are accessible 24/7. The 1101 Gallery is on the MTA public bus route and the UMBC shuttle route and is just a few short blocks from the Baltimore Beltway.