Studios and Rentals
Incubator for the Arts
In order to encourage and maintain a lively arts community, the Howard County Center for the Arts offers affordable studio, teaching, and meeting space to local artists and community-focused arts groups. The Center is currently home to over 25 artists and arts organizations through its Resident and Arts Advancement programs.
As a community arts venue, the Center also serves as an incubator for the arts. Several initiatives are in place that offer artists and arts groups opportunities to establish themselves and grow.
Resident Artist Studio Program
The studio program provides affordable workspace in a supportive, nurturing environment to practicing visual artists. Center resident artists exhibit their work annually and participate in a variety of open studio events. Resident artists have 24-hour access to their studio space. Studios feature abundant natural light, a convivial community atmosphere, and access to water. Artists working in a variety of styles and media are encouraged to apply, although the studio spaces are best suited to artists working in 2-D media. Current Resident Artists: James Adkins, painting; Joan Bevelaqua, painting; Andres Gomez, painting; Myungsook Ryu Kim, painting; Art Landerman, illustration; Diana Marta, painting; Amanda Gordon Miller, woodblock printing; Jereme Scott, painting; Leora (Lee) Smith, mixed media; Alice St. Germain-Gray, art glass beads; Andrei Trach, painting; Jamie Travers, mixed media; Mary Jo Tydlacka, painting, and David Zuccarini, painting.
A link to the Studio Application form is posted here when space is available.
Resident Arts Organization Program
Like the studio program, the Resident Arts Organization program provides much-needed stable and affordable community arts space, this time for non-profit organizations actively involved in the production and promotion of the arts in one or more disciplines. Organizations may have office, studio, rehearsal, and/or performance space at the Center. The current Resident Arts Organizations are: Chesapeake Shakespeare Company; Columbia Orchestra; and Howard County Ballet.
Arts Advancement Program
The Arts Advancement program provides volunteer-run, non-profit arts organizations with low-cost space in which to meet, present public programs and establish a base of operations. For a nominal annual fee, selected organizations receive up to ten meeting dates and a mailing address at the Howard County Center for the Arts Center. Current Arts Advancement participants: Ballet Mobile; Baltimore Appliqué Society; Baltimore Bead Society; Baltimore Watercolor Society; Black Eyed Susan Button Club; Embroiderers Guild of America, Constellation Chapter; Greater Maryland Decorative Artisans; Howard County Music Teachers Association; Maryland Art League; Maryland Professional Photographer's Association; and the Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore.
Artists and arts groups also have an opportunity to rent space at the Art Center on a one-time, occasional or regular basis to create their own programs.
Black Box Theatre
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