Free Fall Baltimore

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is proud to present Free Fall Baltimore, a citywide celebration that offers hundreds of free arts & cultural events at participating venues throughout Baltimore City. Held in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month, local venues, artists, and organizations showcase the importance of the arts with free concerts, dance and theater performances, festivals, lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, and special events.

Each year BOPA provides Baltimore City-based organizations and local venues/event spaces with operating budgets under $300,000 grants to produce free cultural events in Baltimore City during the month of October. Grants will range from $250 to $1,000. We also provide an opportunity for organizations with operating budgets over $300,000 to participate in Free Fall Baltimore by promoting their events and incorporating them into the Free Fall calendar. Individual artists/creatives are allowed to apply for this grant if their event is also free and open to the public and located in a public space or Baltimore-based venue. 

Applications for the Free Fall Baltimore 2022 grant program will open in spring 2022. 

Staff, relatives, and board members of BOPA Inc are ineligible to apply for this grant.

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Detailed information on events and participants for the 2021 Free Fall Baltimore will be announced on