The Community Arts Grant, produced by Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), supports community-artist collaborative design & implementation of new, exterior wall mural projects sited in underserved communities of Baltimore City. The art projects must be free and open to the public and exist in outdoor, publicly accessible space. Grant applicants may request up to $19,000 in mural project funding support. BOPA will seek approvals on behalf of finalists: Environmental Review of project site, Right of Entry (permission to work on property), administer artist contracts, payments. VARA Waiver* signed by artist is required to receive award funds.
Baltimore Mural Program
The DOT-ROW Division issues permit for street art, subject to safety reviews. DOT-ROW will write MOUs to grant community organizations the right to install horizontal murals upon request. DOT-ROW does not provide materials or financial support. The applying organization must be in good standing with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation, and the organization must have commercial liability insurance to cover the installation and maintenance of the artwork.
BOPA works with multiple city agencies, community stakeholders, and artists to produce unique, site specific Wayfinding Art Projects to highlight safe walking routes for pedestrians and serve as a visual guide along walking paths to important local resources. These wayfinding projects create a sense of neighborhood pride and ownership as well as contribute to community building, traffic calming, beautification, and public safety.
Special Art Projects are temporary, highly visible, impactful, visual or performing art projects in Baltimore City. Learn more about special art projects