Calling all high school songwriters! The National Endowment for the Arts and the American Theatre Wing are accepting submissions to the 2021 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge. This national contest is for high school students with a passion for writing songs that could be part of a musical theater production and the wide range of musical styles represented in contemporary musicals. The goal of the program is to engage professionals in the musical theater field in nurturing the next generation of songwriters.

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CityLit Project presents: the 18th annual CityLit Festival, Reimagined!

A Virtual Celebration of Literature with featured events throughout March 2021, and a daylong event Saturday, March 20, 2021.

Download the program for a complete list of featured guest speakers and a schedule of events.

And follow CityLit Project on social media to stay connected and learn more about this year’s program: InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

CityLit Project nurtures the culture of literature in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. Learn more at!

BOPA, in collaboration with the Baltimore City Department of Planning, has commissioned Baltimore artist LaToya D. Peoples for the Edgecombe Wayfinding Project.

For this project, Peoples will create new and unique wayfinding path markers along Pall Mall Road, an important connector between Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Edgecombe Circle Elementary School in the Park Heights community of Baltimore City. Funding for the Edgecombe Wayfinding Project is provided by Pimlico Local Impact Aid and project management is provided by BOPA.  

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Greater Baybrook Alliance seeks qualified artists or artist teams to enhance several outdoor places with public art in Brooklyn, Curtis Bay and Brooklyn Park (Maryland).

The goal of the project is to further develop community identity and pride, creating visible improvements to community gateways, commercial corridors and nodes, and open spaces. 

The application deadline is Monday, March 15, 2021. Apply Today!

For Questions, Please Contact:
Sarah Hope at

About Greater Baybrook Alliance

Greater Baybrook Alliance (GBA) is a non-profit community development organization whose mission is to act as a catalyst and conduit for equitable development and reinvestment in the Brooklyn, Brooklyn Park, Curtis Bay neighborhoods and empower our residents to strengthen the Baybrook community.

Over the past three years, GBA has emerged as an anchor for revitalization programs, bringing over $3.6 million dollars into the region for capital development projects and programs. In addition, GBA is working to increase residents’ capacity to address neighborhood issues, with an approach of building partnerships, leveraging existing resources and services, and bringing people together. 

The Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) and the Neighborhood Impact Investment Fund (NIIF) have entered into a partnership with Opportunity Fund to expand the availability of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loans to Baltimore’s small businesses, sole-proprietors, and independent contractors. 

If your business is located in Baltimore City and did NOT receive a PPP loan in 2020, you can now apply for a first PPP loan through Opportunity Fund’s online application portal by clicking here.

While all small businesses are encouraged to apply, Opportunity Fund is focused on providing PPP access to the smallest businesses, especially sole proprietors, those without banking relationships, and those who missed out on the first round of PPP.

The application deadline is March 31, 2021, but Opportunity Fund recommends applying by mid-March to allow for processing time.


The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize competition is in full swing!

The 2021 jurors, Naz Cuguoğlu, Michelle Grabner, and Meleko Mokgosi, have selected thirty-four artists for the semifinal round. The prestigious $25,000 fellowship is awarded to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. Approximately six finalists, to be announced mid-March 2021, will be selected for final review for the prize. This year, the finalists’ work is scheduled to be exhibited at the Walters Art Museum.

Congratulations to the 2021 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalists!

Visit our social media pages to get to know these phenomenal artists and see their work: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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