The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting applications for the 2016 PNC Transformative Art Prize!  The award grants up to $30,000 to Baltimore City community groups to enliven their underutilized public spaces through high-impact, community-driven public art projects. For 2016, the PNC Transformative Art Prize will build on the momentum and energy of the inaugural Light City Baltimore festival (March 28-April 3) and invite proposals for outdoor lighting and projection works of art. Community groups are asked to partner with artists and/or arts organizations to propose and design a transformative art concept for their neighborhood.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 4pm.  Award winners are notified on March 15, 2016.  The 2016 PNC Transformative Art Prize is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts made possible through a partnership with PNC Bank and the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development.

Interested community groups and artists are encouraged to attend one of the following PNC Transformative Art Prize Information Sessions:

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:30 to 7:30pm

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21202


Tuesday, December 8, 2015 6:30 to 7:30pm

Reisterstown Road Branch of Enoch Pratt Free Library

6310 Reisterstown Road

Baltimore, MD 21215


Topics will include details on the prize, visual examples of transformative art and advice on how to execute a successful project in your community.

In 2015, five prizes were awarded.  The recipients were Baltimore Clayworks, Collective Minds, Force, Section 1 and Southeast Community Development Corporation.


Click here to apply online

Click here to download an application worksheet.

Click here to download the PNC Transformative Art Prize Budget Template.

For more information on the PNC Transformative Art Prize, call 410-752-8632.

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