Free Fall Baltimore

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces that applications to participate in Free Fall Baltimore 2020 are now open. The annual citywide celebration offers arts & cultural events at participating venues throughout Baltimore City. Free Fall Baltimore is held each October in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month, and showcases the importance of the arts with free concerts, dance and theater performances, festivals, lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, and special events. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts provides grants, ranging from $250 to $1,500, to cultural organizations with operating budgets under $300,000 to provide free events during the month of October. Due to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Free Fall Baltimore 2020 will occur as a hybrid of virtual and small in-person events. 

Out of concern for health and public safety, applicants are encouraged to submit applications with robust virtual programming elements. If applicants are planning to produce small in-person events, they must adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for public engagement and have an explicit public safety plan thoroughly outlined in the application.

Applications Due: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Awardees Notified: Friday, September 11, 2020
Contracts Due: Friday, September 18, 2020; 80% of grant paid upon receipt
Programs Occur: Thursday, October 1 – Saturday, October 31, 2020
Final Reports Due: Friday, December 4, 2020; 20% balance paid upon receipt

For more information on the Free Fall Baltimore Grants program, contact Jackie Downs

More Information

Detailed information on events and participants for the 2019 Free Fall Baltimore will be announced on