Artists and arts organizations are critical to Baltimore’s culture and economy and have been significantly impacted by the rapidly evolving Coronavirus pandemic. In response, the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District will assist artists from varying creative industries with financial support. The Bromo Artist Relief Fund is specifically for artists whose place of business and/or home is located within the geography of the Bromo District.
Applications open on April 3rd and will close on Friday, April 17th at 5pm. Grants will be awarded the week of April 27th. Twenty $500 grants will be made available to artists working in all disciplines. Mimicking the newly launched “Boston Relief Fund”, giving parameters are as follows:
The fund will be open for but not limited to the following uses:
Recouping financial losses due to cancelled events. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Performances in all performing arts disciplines
- Readings, panels, and speaking opportunities
Reimbursement for travel expenses related to creative work that you paid for yourself. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Attending conferences and convenings that have been cancelled
- Artist Residencies
Offsetting loss of income for teaching artists who could not teach during this time because of cancelled classes and school closures
Support for artists working full or part-time in the service industry who have lost supplemental income used to support their creative practices.
Applications will be reviewed to ensure that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements. If eligible, applicants will receive a number that enters them into the grant lottery. Awardees will then be chosen through a randomized selection process. All awardees and applicants will receive notification from the Bromo Arts District organization the week of April 27th.