The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting applications for the 2016 PNC Transformative Art Prize!  The award grants up to $30,000 to Baltimore City community groups to enliven their underutilized public spaces through high-impact, community-driven public art projects. For 2016, the PNC Transformative Art Prize will build on the momentum and energy of the inaugural Light City Baltimore festival (March 28-April 3) and invite proposals for outdoor lighting and projection works of art. Community groups are asked to partner with artists and/or arts organizations to propose and design a transformative art concept for their neighborhood.

The application and guidelines are available at www.promotionandarts.org/grants.  The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 4pm.  Award winners are notified on March 15, 2016.  The 2016 PNC Transformative Art Prize is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts made possible through a partnership with PNC Bank and the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development.

In 2015, five prizes were awarded.  The recipients were Baltimore Clayworks, Collective Minds, Force, Section 1 and Southeast Community Development Corporation.

For more information on the PNC Transformative Art Prize, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.

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