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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is deeply grateful for the generosity we received in 2016, allowing us to accomplish our mission of making Baltimore a more creative and vibrant city-but we still need your help to make it our best year yet.
Strengthening the Creative Economy
The Arts have the power to do all this and more. As Baltimore’s arts council, events center and film office, we make culture accessible to all Baltimoreans through programming such as Bright StArts, events such as Free Fall Baltimore, which brings together nearly 80 local cultural organizations to offer free programming to over 30,000 participants throughout October, to annual festivals such as Artscape, Light City and the Baltimore Book Festival. BOPA organizes Baltimore’s most exciting events, bringing together hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors for joyful shared experiences.
It’s not just the big events though- BOPA programs such as the MECU Neighborhood Events Grants make our communities more vibrant and creative places to live. BOPA allows Baltimore residents to enjoy the best parts of city life, like the Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar under the Jones Fall Expressway on Sunday mornings, or the iconic Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower.
We make Baltimore a great place for artists to live and work. Whether it’s the $25,000 Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize, or the annual Open Studio Tour or by investing in our Arts &Entertainment Districts. And through the Baltimore Film Office, the one stop shop for film production in the city, we help bring thousands of employment opportunities to residents of the region.
We’re able to do all this and so much more thanks to support from a variety of public and private funders- donors like you.
Your gift will help build on all these accomplishments and make 2017 a stellar year for the arts in Baltimore!
“As soon as we got home my three year old started turning blocks into saxophones and guitars and asked if we could put on our own show tomorrow. It was beautiful to see.”- 2015 Free Fall attendee
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501(c)3 organization, and your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Your donation is sincerely appreciated.