Direct-funding to artists is essential always, and is particularly critical at this moment. In response to the current socio-political climate, Red Bull Arts is expanding the Detroit Microgrant Program nationally. This initiative directly supports our community of artists through providing unrestricted aid.

The adapted Microgrant program will award two $1000 grants each month to artists in the following 20 cities across the United States: Atlanta, Austin/San Antonio, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Hudson Valley (NY), Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Providence, St Louis, and the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St.Paul). These funds are meant to support artists in continuing their work however they see fit in this difficult moment.

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Torrance Hall: Baltimore, MD Summer Grant Recipient – Photography

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Fall 2020 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on the Innovate Grant website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit

Explore the work of past Innovate Grant recipients and read their interviews at

Category:Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
Deadline: December 10, 2020
Region: US & International
Awards: $550.00 Grants

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The Sensational Royal Lights, 2018 Heritage Award recipients. Photo by Edwin Remsberg.

Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) seeks panelists to review 2021 Heritage Award nominations. The Heritage Awards recognize long-term achievement in traditional arts, or community-based living cultural traditions handed down by example or word of mouth. Awards annually recognize one recipient in each of three categories: Person/People, Place, and Tradition.

Serving as a panelist is a great opportunity to support the traditional arts while also learning about MSAC granting processes. The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 22, at 11:59PM.

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Scale Your Passion: a BCAN Pilot Pre-Accelerator

What if you could create a life for yourself centered around the things that YOU are passionate about? Baltimore’s always been a place for newness, for creativity, and where you can see yourself. Scale Your Passion is here to create a space for you to explore ways to bring your idea to fruition. We believe that you can begin exactly where you are, using your passion to start the ignition. Scale Your Passion (SYP) is a pre-accelerator, imagined and inspired by the Baltimore Creative Community. SYP provides access to content and resources to help guide emerging creative entrepreneurs. SYP workshops will introduce and support entrepreneurs in grappling with the complexities of navigating business “essentials” not traditionally built for creatives. SYP will feature workshops that include topics to help emerging entrepreneurs identify a business model that aligns with their natural talents and that will help them understand how their personal relationship with money can impact their business finances. The two-day program will give participants straightforward tools and resources to support their businesses, develop a business leadership identity, and build a community of peers and mentors to support their journey.

When? Wednesday, Dec 2 | 9 AM – 4 PM; Thursday, Dec 3 | 9 AM – 1 PM

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Webinar: What You Need To Know AboutThe Artist Visa Application (O-1, P-1, & P-3) – Thursday, October 8, 2pm EDT

The Japan Foundation, New York has invited leading experts in the Artist Visas field, who will present a walkthrough of the O-1, P-1, and P-3 visa application process, and also touch upon some of the points to keep in mind when applying. There will also be a Q&A session after their presentation. 

While the visa application seems daunting for everybody, the Japan Foundation, New York hopes that the webinar will provide useful guidance and advice which will make the process less challenging when applying in the future. Japan Foundation, New York encourages performing arts presenters who consider inviting artists from Japan, as well as individual artists, to participate in this webinar.

The event is free, but registration will be required. The link to the event will be provided via Eventbrite upon registration. Register here.

Speakers: Tafiya Khan (Attorney, Associate at CoveyLaw) and Yukako Yamazoe (Program Associate, Japan Society, Inc.)

Join Instagram Live on Tuesday, September 29 at 7PM for Open Mic Live: I’m Creative And I Count, presented by Baltimore Center Stage and the Black Arts District. The performances will be streamed here.

The Open Mic is a double feature with Baltimore poets Mike Evenn and Maren Wright. It will be hosted by spoken word artist and activist Lady Brion.

Join the Open Mic to see how Baltimore’s creatives make their voices count, and then make sure to fill out your 2020 U.S. Census to say: “I’m Creative and I Count.”

Learn more about the 2020 U.S. Census here.

One Book Baltimore is a collaboration between T. Rowe Price, Enoch Pratt Free Library,  Baltimore City Public schools and several local organizations to provide opportunities for Baltimore City 7th and 8th graders, their families, and community members to connect through literature by reading the same book. Discussions and programming will be held across the city this fall to spark conversations focused on peace and how to promote change in our community.

Join us the kick off of the 3rd year of One Book Baltimore! This year’s selection is “We Speak for Ourselves” by Baltimore’s own D. Watkins!  He will be in conversation with WBAL’s Theo Hayes. This event will be livestreamed to the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Facebook page.

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 10 AM

The full list of One Book Baltimore programs and events is available here.