The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is deeply grateful for the generosity we receive throughout the year. Contributions from our philanthropic community, and individuals like you, allow us to accomplish our mission of making Baltimore a more creative and vibrant city!

BOPA is proud to serve as your arts council, event center, and film office. As a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization, we are committed to ensuring Baltimore remains a vibrant, thriving arts community. We cannot do it without the support of our community – philanthropic funders, program partners, artists, volunteers, and you!

Your gift will help build upon all of these accomplishments and make this a great year for the arts in Baltimore!
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent as allowable by law. Your donation is sincerely appreciated.  
  • BOPA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

    5-BOPA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, relying on the support of private and public funders to make sure all our events are free and open to the public.

  • BOPA Grant Opportunities

    BOPA grant opportunities (Transformative Art Prize, Creative Baltimore Fund, Neighborhood Events, and Free Fall Baltimore) help Baltimore artists, cultural institutions, and community groups make our city a more creative and vibrant place to live.

  • Artscape

    3 days of Artscape welcomed the biggest attendance in recent memory, providing access to over 350,000 at the nation’s largest free arts festival.

  • Baltimore Film Office

    Major television series, such as House of Cards, work with the Baltimore Film Office, a division of BOPA, to film throughout Baltimore. These two shows alone hired 4,700 local Maryland employees in FY14!

  • One Goal

    Inspiring and promoting the arts in Baltimore through more than 30 different events and programs.

Online Donation

Mail-In Donation

If you’d prefer to send in your donation by mail, please print out and complete the PDF of the donation form and send it along with your check or money order to:  Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Attention of Eddie Scott-Development Officer, 10 East Baltimore Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202.

More Information

For more information about making a donation to BOPA, please connect with one of our Development team members:

Eddie Scott, Development Officer/Individual Giving, 
Bob Sicard,  Senior Development Officer/Corporate Sponsorship, 
Lenora Henry, Director of Strategic Initiatives,

Our Programs

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 arts education program, 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, along with annual festivals such as ArtscapeLight 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. 

And, it’s not just the big events; 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, where you can tour throughout the year and see the inner-workings of the newly renovated clock!

We make Baltimore a great place for artists to live and work. Whether it’s competing for the $25,000 Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize, participating in the annual Open Studio Tour or by investing in our Arts & Entertainment Districts, BOPA supports our creative economy in a multitude of ways. 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.