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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, with support from the Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development, administers the 2019 Community Art Grants. These grants support artists & communities working collaboratively to enhance quality-of-life in Baltimore’s local communities through visible, memorable art projects that reflect the ideas and values of those for whom it’s created. The grant award offers funding for artist-neighborhood collaborations that creatively reimagine and enliven public spaces through new mural art projects.
This grant program is open to Baltimore City neighborhood and community-based organizations that partner with artists, artist teams, designers, design teams, or arts organizations.
Please note: If you intend to use BOPA – Community Art Grants funds to create a mural, keep in mind funds will be distributed to qualified neighborhood associations and community based non-profit groups (not individuals), for the purpose of strengthening neighborhoods through community art projects. Projects must employ community engagement in the creative process (include input from residents and stakeholders in the mural design process).
For more information on this program or for technical assistance, contact: Chris Brooks | 410-752-8632 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is an overview of the 2019 Community Art Grants and award process:
Projects may require:
Maintenance and Restoration
Protections for Historic Districts and Landmarks
The process for getting approval for a mural is not difficult, but it has a few steps and can take some time. The following are the steps for mural design and site approval. Mural costs vary depending on the size and condition of the wall, the artist’s fee, supplies and scaffolding (or lift). If the project does not require scaffolding or a lift, the cost of mural production is much less expensive.
For more information on the Community Art Grants, call 410-752-8632.