Every two years, the City of Baltimore invites cultural organizations to apply for funding made available through General Obligation bonds for capital projects. These bonds are a small but critical component of the City’s Capital Improvement Program. The goal is to provide capital support to organizations that promote arts and culture in Baltimore City and contribute to the City’s unique identity.  

This year, the fund is being renamed as the Baltimore City Cultural Spaces Capital Support Fund. Awards between $50,000-$200,000 will be made available to support physical improvements to cultural spaces throughout the City. Projects that also promote equity will receive greater weight. 


The process is open to not for profit museums, galleries, and theaters, as well as all arts or cultural venues within designated arts and entertainment districts (click here for a map of these districts or visit the Maryland State Arts Council website to search by address).

To apply organizations must:
· Be a museum, gallery, or theater (OR a cultural venue within a designated arts and entertainment district)
· Be a registered non-profit in good standing with the State Department of Assessment and Taxation
· Have a physical location in Baltimore City, and either own the facility or have a long-term lease and primary responsibility for capital improvements
· The facility must be open to the general public

More Information A webinar information session to review the application process will be held on June 30, 2020 at 10am. You can register here for this information session.

Applications are due August 14, 2020. Additional information is available here

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