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
May 31, 2017 – FY17 Final Reports Due

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.

View the Creative Baltimore Fund application for General Operating SupportApply to the Creative Baltimore Fund: General Operating Support.

View the Creative Baltimore Fund application for Mayor’s Individual Artist Award – Project SupportApply to the Creative Baltimore Fund: Mayor’s Individual Artist Award – Project Support.

Reminder: If you received an award in FY17, to be eligible to receive an award for FY18, you must submit a final report. FY17 Final Reports are due May 31, 2017. Submit Final Report.

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