Baltimore Rising: Youth Art is an opportunity for youth to create art work or performances that respond to the events leading up to, during, and after the Baltimore Rising in 2015. Submissions will be included in a permanent online gallery on MICA's website in Spring 2018.

The Baltimore Rising Exhibition brought together 15 artists with significant ties to Baltimore to address the social, economic, political and racial issues that propelled the city to the national spotlight in 2015. Learn more about the artists and the exhibition here. 

Inspired by the exhibit, a group of educators created a useful resource that connects contemporary art addressing social justice themes to the classroom. The resulting lesson plans can be used in classrooms, after school programs, and art making events for youth in Baltimore and beyond.  It is not required to be a part of a educational setting or follow a lesson plan to submit work. View the lesson plans here.

Must be under 25 and either live or go to school in Baltimore city
Submit at least a 200 dpi .jpeg or .tiff of a 2D or 3D art piece -OR- a 3 (three) minute performance video 

11:59pm on February 23rd, 2018.

Questions? Contact Rachel Valsing at