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New Artist-in-Residence Program for Columbia, Maryland

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate in 14 states, including Maryland, where it is developing Downtown Columbia. For more information, visit ...

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The Howard Hughes Corporation, in collaboration with the Howard County Arts Council, announces the launch of the Merriweather District Artist-in-Residence (MD AIR) program in Downtown Columbia, MDThe Call for Entry for prospective participants is being disseminated nation-wideThree artists will be selected from submitted entries and provided a stipend of $10,000 each to spend up to two months, from June 1-July 31, 2018, creating work in a medium of their choosingStudio space will be provided in the Two Merriweather, a new office building in Downtown Columbia's Merriweather DistrictResidential accommodations will be provided within walking distanceThe Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate in 14 states, including Maryland, where it is developing Downtown ColumbiaFor more information, visit"The Howard Hughes Corporation is transforming a suburban downtown into a dense, vibrant urban core that celebrates Culture and Commerce," said Regional President John EDeWolf"We invite artists to propose a project that captures their vision of the personality of this new urban center." Downtown Columbia includes the iconic Merriweather Post Pavilion, which is undergoing a $50 million renovation and expansionThe Chrysalis amphitheatre nearby was dedicated last SpringA performing and visual arts center is also being planned for the Merriweather District In October 2017, the OPUS 1 festival took over the Pavilion, the Chrysalis and the surrounding woodlands for an evening of art, music and technology in the forest, attracting almost 16,000 peopleOPUS 1's large scale art installations, mesmerizing music performances and treetop project mapping signaled the Merriweather District's future as a cultural hubFor more information, visit The MD AIR program for 2018 will be the first in what will be an annual program to provide an opportunity for artists to spend two months in the midst of this evolving urban center at the vanguard of walkable communities that both nurture and catalyze creativity, vibrancy and equityWorks by selected MD AIR artists will be considered for inclusion in the second annual OPUS, scheduled for October 2018Artists are encouraged to focus on the relationship between art and technology in responding to the MD AIR Call for EntryMD AIR applications will remain open until April 7, 2018For further information and to apply, visit Sponsored 5 Spring Tasks To Do While You Hibernate If you're a bear, you can keep sleepingBut if you're a homeowner, now is the time to get stuff done Back to the Columbia Patch Thanks for your feedback.Thanks for your feedback! 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