Creative Baltimore Fund

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announce the FY18 Creative Baltimore Fund. Through the Creative Baltimore Fund, BOPA grants funds to qualified artists, and arts and cultural organizations based in Baltimore City.

Grant Programs
Creative Baltimore has two primary grant programs: 

Mayor’s Individual Artist Award - Project Support (PS) provides support for arts or cultural programs that promote public access and encourage the breadth of arts and/or cultural programming in our community. 

General Operating Support (GOS) provides core support for established arts or cultural organizations that benefit the public and are artistically or culturally vibrant. 

Applications for General Operating Support and the Mayor's Individual Artist Award has closed. Please check back for FY19 opportunities. 

Grant Timeline
January 01, 2017 - Application Available in PDF format for review and online for submission.
March 31, 2017 - Application Deadline at 11:59pm ET
April 24 - 28, 2017 - Panel Review 
June 2017 - Grant Awards Announced
July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 - Grant Period; All funded activities must occur during the grant period. 

The Creative Baltimore Fund is made possible through monetary support from the billboard tax and helps art programs and projects come to fruition and continue to enhance the City of Baltimore. Recipients are selected by an independent panel.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

For more information on the Creative Baltimore Fund, call 410-752-8632.

BOPA and the Creative Baltimore Fund

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is the Arts Council for the City of Baltimore. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, it produces festivals, special events and promotions for Baltimore City, addresses the needs of the arts community through arts and cultural activities, advocacy and support, and develops and administers funds, grant programs and community workshops. Through the Creative Baltimore Fund, BOPA grants funds to qualified artists, and arts and cultural organizations based in Baltimore City. 

Staff
BOPA grant programs are administered by professional staff responsible for ensuring an objective, equitable and transparent grantmaking process that meets BOPA’s mission and core values. BOPA staff members provide pertinent and uniform information to the public regarding the grant application process and ensure that program guidelines and requirements are applied consistently. 

For additional information on the Creative Baltimore Fund please contact: 
Krista D. Green, Cultural Affairs Assistant Director, kgreen@promotionandarts.org.

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 here to receive notifications. 

Application Information

Applications for the General Operating Support and the Mayor's Individual Artist Award has closed. Please check back for FY19 opportunities. 

Reminder: If you received an award in FY17, to be eligible to receive an award for FY18, you must submit a final report. FY17 Final Reports are due May 31, 2017.

Submit Final Report.