Support Us


Members receive discounted tickets to Lotta Art, invitations to openings and activities, and advance information about classes and events. Artist members can apply to exhibit in our member’s gallery. Your contribution of $35, $60, $125 or more can make all the difference for School 33 Art Center.


Donate to School 33 Art Center by becoming a member or make a one-time donation to the Annual Fund please call 443-263-4350.
School 33 Art Center welcomes donations of various materials, office and art supplies, computers, furniture, or equipment. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation of an item, please phone us at 443-263-4350 or email

Internship/Volunteer Opportunities

Internship Opportunities:

The mission of BOPA’s internship program is to provide college students with practical, project-based workplace experiences.  The program is open to students interested in event planning, graphic design, marketing/promotion, public relations and arts administration.  Interns are a valuable resource to the agency, contributing their time, talent and hands-on assistance to the BOPA staff.

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to:  In the Subject Line of your email, please type the name of the internship “School 33 Art Center Internship” and identify the semester ( “Summer 2012 Internship” or “Fall 2012 Internship”) for which you are applying.

Volunteer Opportunities:

School 33 Art Center welcomes the work and enthusiasm of volunteers. Volunteer opportunities exist year-round at special events including Lotta Art and Open Studio Day, during arts education and exhibition programs, and in the administrative office.

Each volunteer activity provides its own unique rewards. All volunteers will gain the satisfaction that they are actively promoting arts and culture in the city of Baltimore. Also, we thank our volunteers with benefits such as event t-shirts, refreshments and free parking when available.

All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and be willing to attend pre-event orientation session(s) specific to the volunteer activity and/or event. Most importantly, volunteers should be excited to work with the public, help support the arts, and be part of a team.

For more information contact:

Jennifer Cox
Assistant to Deputy Director/Volunteer Coordinator
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 443-263-4307
Fax: 410-385-0361

Tax Credit Program

School 33 Art Center can help you reduce that obligation through the Community Investment Tax Credit Program of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. (include read more feature)

How does it work?
Your business donates between $500 and $35,000 to School 33 Art Center and in return, you receive a direct reduction on your tax liability to the State of Maryland.  The credit is 50% of the value of the donation.  For instance, if you donate $5,000 to School 33 Art Center, you would receive a $2,500 reduction in the taxes you owe to the State of Maryland.  You can donate up to $35,000 to School 33 Art Center and receive a $17,500 tax credit.
The credit may be taken against corporate income tax, personal income tax, insurance premiums tax or public service company franchise tax.  Sole proprietorships, corporations and pass-through entities, such as partnerships, subchapter S corporations, limited liability companies and business trusts may claim the tax credit.

And there’s more!
In addition to the tax credit, you also receive a charitable deduction on the portion of your gift that does not go to the tax credit.  For example, if you donate $1,000, $500 is a direct tax credit and $500 is a charitable deduction.  So you win twice!  Also, if the credit is more than your tax liability, the unused credit may be carried forward for the next five years.

What does your contribution support?

For over 25 years, School 33 Art Center has served as a cornerstone of creative activity and learning that is unique in Baltimore.  Our mission is to facilitate connections between contemporary artists and the viewing public and to insure a vibrant future for art, artists, and the Greater Baltimore community by:

•    Developing audiences through exhibitions of works by regional artists;
•    Encouraging established and emerging artists by providing affordable studio space and mentoring programs;
•    Providing affordable, professional visual art classes and creating a range of enriching outreach activities for children and adults;
•    Organizing city-wide special events that showcase artists, such as Open Studio Tour and Lotta Art.

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