For more information on the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, please visit www.bethesda.org.



The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently seeking applications from artists to rent studio space at the new Triangle Art Studios, located at 7711 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD in the Cheval Bethesda Condominiums.
Artists must be 18 years of age or older and be residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia to qualify for studio space.
Triangle Art Studios has three available art studios that may be shared by two artists or rented by an individual artist.  Rent is inclusive of all utilities including power, WiFi, security system with alarm, etc.   Each individual studio has its own HVAC unit, restroom, utility sink and front door which opens directly onto the paseo.   All studios are for work purposes only and non-residential.  
The studio sizes and prices are as follows:
Studio B, 485 square feet,  $890/month
Studio C, 535 square feet, $985/month
Studio D, 465 square feet, $855/month


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District will review the applications and select the Triangle Art Studios artists. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.


TO APPLY
Complete this application and submit the following:
 

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity

 QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District produces high quality artistic and cultural programming that benefits residents, businesses and tourists and supports the community‚Äôs growth and vitality. Events produced by the Arts & Entertainment District highlight local artists, writers and performers and provide them a venue to show their work in the community. These programs include Studio B, Gallery B, Paint the Town, The Trawick Prize, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Play in a Day, Bethesda Film Fest and Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. Additionally, the Bethesda Urban Partnership produces the Local Writer's Showcase, Taste of Bethesda, Imagination Bethesda and Winter Wonderland as well as promotes downtown Bethesda as a dining, shopping and arts destination. 

Bethesda Poetry Contest

Deadline: February 12, 2021.



Awards

First place: $350, published on The Writer's Center's blog and magazine, and a free class and membership to The Writer's Center.

Second Place: $250

Third Place: $150

Honorable Mention: $75

All winners will be published on the Bethesda Urban Partnership website and honored at a special event during the Local Writer's Showcase, April 16-17, 2020.

Requirements

Poems cannot be more than 21 lines of text. Do not double space your entry. Only one entry per person. Your poem must be your original work and must be currently unpublished. Any poems containing material that is obscene or objectionable will be disqualified.



Eligibility

Residents of Washington, D.C. and the select counties of Maryland (Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard and Frederick) and Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William) are eligible. Current and former employees, contractors, directors, and officers of the Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) and their immediate family members are ineligible. Current students, relatives, or close personal friends of the judge(s) are also ineligible.

Only one entry per person.

Judge

TBD

Notification

Winners will be contacted by March, 2021.


Copyright

All entrants retain the copyright rights that they have in the poems they submit, but by participating in this contest and submitting poems, all entrants grant Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) the right, license, and ability to use and publish all submitted poems (in complete form or in excerpted form) on the BUP Web site, on other Web sites, and in other media.



Questions? Please email poetry@bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660, Ext. 117.

For more information, please visit www.bethesda.org.

Bethesda Poetry Contest



Deadline: February 12, 2021



Awards

Up to three Young Poets will receive a $75 prize.

All winners will be published on the Bethesda Urban Partnership Web site and honored at a special event during the Local Writer's Showcase, held April 2021.


Requirements

Poems cannot be more than 21 lines of text. Do not double space your entry. Only one entry per person. Your poem must be your original work and must be currently unpublished. Any poems containing material that is obscene or objectionable will be disqualified.



Eligibility

Residents of Washington, D.C. and the select counties of Maryland (Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard and Frederick) and Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William) are eligible. Current and former employees, contractors, directors, and officers of the Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) and their immediate family members are ineligible. Current students, relatives, or close personal friends of the judge(s) are also ineligible. Must be between 14-17 years old at the time of the entry deadline.

Only one entry per person.


Judge

TBD

Notification

Winners will be contacted by March, 2021.

Copyright

All entrants retain the copyright rights that they have in the poems they submit, but by participating in this contest and submitting poems, all entrants grant Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) the right, license, and ability to use and publish all submitted poems (in complete form or in excerpted form) on the BUP Web site, on other Web sites, and in other media.



Questions? Please email poetry@bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660, Ext. 117.

For more information, please visit www.bethesda.org.

Essay Contest - Adult (Ages 18+) Category



DEADLINE: January 18, 2021



Topic: Open



Awards

First place: $500, published in the July/August issue of Bethesda Magazine, and complimentary class and membership to The Writer's Center.

Second place: $250

Third place: $150

Honorable Mention: $75



All winning essays will be published on the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Magazine websites and will be honored at a special virtual event during Bethesda's Local Writer's Showcase in April 2020.
Requirements

Essays must be limited to 500 words or less about a topic of the writer's choosing. Only one entry per person. Your essay must be your original work. Any essays containing material that is obscene or objectionable will be disqualified.  Previously published essays are not eligible.



Eligibility

Residents of Washington, D.C. and the select counties of Maryland (Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard and Frederick) and Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William) are eligible. Current and former employees, contractors, directors, and officers of the Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) and their immediate family members are ineligible. Current students, relatives, or close personal friends of the judge(s) are also ineligible.



Only one entry per person.



Judges

TBD



Notification

Winners will be contacted in March 2021.
Copyright

All entrants retain the copyright rights that they have in the essays they submit, but by participating in this contest and submitting essays, all entrants grant Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) the right, license, and ability to use and publish all submitted essays (in complete form or in excerpted form) on the BUP website, on other websites, and in other media.



Questions? Please email essay@bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660, Ext. 117.

For more information, please visit www.bethesda.org.

 

Essay Contest - High School Category



Deadline: January 18, 2021



Topic: Open



Awards

1st Place: $250 and published in the July/August issue of Bethesda Magazine

2nd Place:$100

3rd Place: $50



All winning essays will be published on the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Magazine websites and will be honored at a special event during the Local Writer's Showcase, April 2021.



Requirements

Essays must be limited to 500 words or less about a topic of the writer's choosing. Only one entry per person. Your essay must be your original work. Any essays containing material that is obscene or objectionable will be disqualified.  Previously published essays are not eligible.



Eligibility

Students must attend a public or private school or reside in Washington, D.C. or Montgomery County, MD to be eligible. Current and former employees, contractors, directors, and officers of the Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) and their immediate family members are ineligible. Current students, relatives, or close personal friends of the judge(s) are also ineligible.

Only one entry per person.



Judges

TBD



Notification

Winners will be contacted by March 2021.


Copyright

All entrants retain the copyright rights that they have in the essays they submit, but by participating in this contest and submitting essays, all entrants grant Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) the right, license, and ability to use and publish all submitted essays (in complete form or in excerpted form) on the BUP website, on other websites, and in other media.



Questions? Please email essay@bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660, Ext. 117.

For more information, please visit www.bethesda.org.



 

Bethesda Urban Partnership