Artist Opportunities

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts has the following opportunities available for artists. For a list of grant programs accepting applications, visit the Grants tab.


Tom Miller Mural Restoration Projecttom miller mural 1 original

BOPA is seeking proposals from professional artists, art service providers and art conservators experienced in creating and restoring murals for the restoration of two murals by the late artist Tom Miller. Located on the northeast façade and interior stairwell of the Cherry Hill Shopping Center at 600 Cherry Hill Road, the murals were originally created by Baltimore native Tom Miller (1945-2000) in 1987. The artist became renowned for his unique “Afro-Deco” style, used in his work to fight racial stereotypes of African-American communities in Baltimore. The murals are currently in poor condition due to the effects of age, environmental wear and vandalism. To download the RFP, click HERE The deadline for proposals is Friday, May 27, 2016. 

REGISTER NOW! Educational Grant Workshop on Thursday, June 2

The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore City Health Department, presents a grants workshop on leveraging support for arts education initiatives through federal, state and local funding opportunities.  The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016, from noon – 2pm at the Rita Church Community Center at Clifton Park at 2101 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21213.  To register, contact

Municipal Art Society Artist Travel Prize 

Applications are now being accepted for the first edition of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel prize that awards $6,000 to a local artist for travel to enhance an artists’ studio practice. Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City, The prize is intended to provide funding for travel essential to an artist’s studio practice that the artist may not otherwise be able to afford. To apply, click here. The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 30, 2016.