Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announce the FY18 Creative Baltimore Fund.  Through the Creative Baltimore Fund, BOPA grants funds to qualified artists, and arts and cultural organizations based in Baltimore City.

Grant Programs
Creative Baltimore has two primary grant programs:

Mayor’s Individual Artist Award – Project Support (PS) provides support for arts or cultural programs that promote public access and encourage the breadth of arts and/or cultural programming in our community.

General Operating Support (GOS) provides core support for established arts or cultural organizations that benefit the public and are artistically or culturally vibrant.

Grant Timeline
January 01, 2017 – Application Available in PDF format for review and online for submission.
March 31, 2017 – Application Deadline at 11:59pm ET
April 24 – 28, 2017 – Panel Review
June 2017 – Grant Awards Announced
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 – Grant Period; All funded activities must occur during the grant period.

The Creative Baltimore Fund is made possible through monetary support from the billboard tax and helps art programs and projects come to fruition and continue to enhance the City of Baltimore. Recipients are selected by an independent panel.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

For more information on the Creative Baltimore Fund, call 410-752-8632, or visit

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