Arts and cultural organizations in Baltimore are encouraged to apply for the 11th annual  Free Fall Baltimore, a citywide celebration that offers hundreds of free arts & culture events in Baltimore.  Held in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month in October, area attractions and organizations showcase the importance of the arts with free concerts, dance and theater performances, lectures, workshops, visual art exhibitions, tours and special events.  Free Fall Baltimore is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) and presented by BGE with additional support from The Abell Foundation, Atapco Properties, Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. The program was developed to increase access, interest and attendance for the city’s many cultural organizations, especially for families and young adults, who are the creative community’s future patrons.

Cultural organizations with operating budgets under $300,000 are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $250 to $1,500 to support their Free Fall project. Large cultural organizations (with operating budgets above $300,000) are eligible to participate in Free Fall and take advantage of the marketing program. Applications are available on or by clicking the links below.

Free Fall Grant Application:

Free Fall Participant Application

Grant application deadlineThursday, June 30, 2016.

Participant application deadlineFriday, July 15, 2016.


For more information on Free Fall Baltimore, visit or call 410-752-8632. 


fotofotogallery_left[1]The competition is open to photographers 18 years of age or older, excluding members of Fotofoto gallery. Image capture must have been made with the camera on your phone. Any phone!

Approximately 30 photographs will be chosen for a four week exhibition in August 2016. Upon completion of the jury process, images will be printed by Fotofoto gallery. No need for you to print, frame or ship your work. The exhibition will be installed salon-style in our beautiful gallery space.

Submission deadline: June 12, 2016

Submission fees: 5 images – $40. Images 6 -15 may be submitted for an additional charge of $5 per image.

Exhibition dates: August 3-27, 2016

Application link:


FOW symbol 7Future of Western is a D.C. based contemporary fine art exhibition is organized as an attempt to explore possible future Western identity. This open-ended, juried show provides artists with the opportunity to showcase alternative and experimental pro-Western culture.

Artists might consider the following:  How will the future West differentiate itself from future multiculturalism and non-Western globalization?

This juried exhibition will establish up to 10 winners. There is no monetary prize and artists are expected to pay round- trip shipping costs as well as insurance expenses. Every attempt will be made to maximize media attention. This exhibition should be viewed as a catalyst for emerging and mid-career artists. The exhibition is planned for the summer of 2016. The show’s planned location is at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, D.C.. This is the former home of both Washington Project for the Arts and the Emerge art fair.

Entry deadline: July 1, 2016

Entry fee: $5

Exhibition date: August 20, 2016

Entry link:

wvfa-2016-slide[1]This year marks the 3th annual  Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts, a three day event dedicated to promoting the arts and supporting artists.  It is largest juried fine art exhibition in Eastern Oregon, located in the town of Joseph, known for its beautiful geography and plethora of outdoor activities, as well as its many bronze foundries and main street art installations.

The festival features contemporary art and traditional realism, reflecting the beauty, culture, and traditions of the region’s arts and artists. Consistent with that intent any subject, style or medium within these categories will be considered by the jury: (sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media, glass, jewelry, fiber arts, ceramics, and collage).  The festival is open to all artists, and all accepted work(s) must be made available for sale.  Each piece of art entered, must be the same one accepted in the jury process.

Entry deadline: June 15, 2016 (no late entries will be accepted)

Entry fee: $30

Festival dates: September 15-18, 2016

Entry link:



The City of Baltimore and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) in collaboration with the Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT) are seeking a qualified artist or team to create a new design and style guide for the City’s gateway signage. The deadline is August 21st, 2015. Click through for full information and the link to the application form.

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