Free Fall Baltimore

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is proud to present the 2021 Free Fall Baltimore grant opportunity, 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, local venues/event spaces, with operating budgets under $300,000 grants to produce free cultural event 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. 

To be eligible to participate in Free Fall Baltimore, your program must:

  • Provide outreach and access to young adults, families and/or underserved audiences
  • ​Be free of charge and open to general public without contingencies.
  • Occur in Baltimore City between October 1 and October 31st, 2021

Key Dates:

Application Open Monday August 9, 2021
Application Closes Friday  September 3, 2021
Applicants Notified Wednesday, September 15, 2021 ( 80% of funding recieved upon execution of agreement)
Free Fall Baltimore Programs Occur: October 1– October 31
Final Reports Due: Friday, December 3, 2021 (20% of funding recieved upon execution of agreement)

See full guidelines & submit an application. 

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

More Information

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