The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting grant applications for the 2016 Creative Baltimore Fund.  The grant program provides nearly $250,000 in funding to local individual artists and established non-profit cultural organizations. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, April 30, 2016.  The Creative Baltimore Fund is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

The Creative Baltimore Fund provides support to artists and cultural organizations through two grants.  Individual artists are invited to apply for the Mayor’s Individual Artist Award which provides project support for work that promotes public access and encouraging the breadth of arts and/or cultural programming in Baltimore City.  Additionally, the General Operating Support grant provides core support for established arts or cultural organizations that benefit the public and are artistically or culturally vibrant.  Individual artists can receive up to $5,000 for project support; organizations can receive up to $10,000 for general operating support.  Grant awards will be announced in June 2016.


Grant Application Due:  Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 5:00pm
Application Review Period: Monday, May 16 through Friday, May 20, 2016
Grant Awards Announced: June 2016
Grant Period: Friday, July 1, 2016 through Friday, June 30, 2017

The Creative Baltimore Fund is made possible through the support of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore City Council and helps art programs and projects come to fruition and continue to enhance the City of Baltimore.  The program is administered by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts which is the arts council for Baltimore City.  In addition, an independent panel reviews applications and selects grant recipients.

News, updates and technical assistance workshops will be posted on the BOPA website, Facebook page and Twitter feed, and distributed through BOPA’s email distribution list. Interested applicants are encouraged to sign up at to receive notifications.

Submit your Creative Baltimore FY16 Final Report. Reminder: recipients of the Creative Baltimore Fund FY16, must complete a final report by May 31, 2016. 

Apply to the Creative Baltimore Fund: General Operating Support.
Apply to the Creative Baltimore Fund: Mayor’s Individual Artist Award – Project Support.

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