Community Art Grants support Baltimore City artists and neighborhoods who work together to enliven underutilized public spaces through high-impact, community-driven public art projects.

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Public art projects – large in scale or in multiples including 2D visual art such as murals, and 3D visual art such as sculptures.
  • Performance art projects such as music, dance, theatre and parades
  • New media art forms including projection mapping, lighting, and soundscapes
  • Temporary public art projects sited on vacant lots within the Baltimore City limits
  • All projects must be free and open to the public and exist in outdoor, publicly accessible space.

The 2018 Community Art Grants are made possible by the generous support of the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore Local Development Council, Casino Local Impact Grant funds provided by the City of Baltimore, Catherine E. Pugh, Mayor.

Grants are available for neighborhood organizations and community groups representing neighborhoods in Baltimore City. 

Up to $15,000 for Community Art Projects, Up to $5,000 for Community Art Planning Projects

Project/performance requests do not have to total maximum budget. Smaller requests are encouraged.

To Apply
To apply for the Community Art Grant CLICK HERE
To apply for the Community Art Planning Grant CLICK HERE

Applications close on Wednesday, May 23 at 11:59pm
Community Art Grant projects must be completed by December 31, 2018

Award notifications will be made by email in May 2018

Grant Guidelines
Sample Budget
How to paint a mural in Baltimore City

For more information on the Community Art Grant, call 410-752-8632. 

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