• NEW! Arts In Action Arts Education Grants

    These arts education grants are offered designed for individual teaching artists and community arts organizations to support arts education projects/classes that take place in-school, after school, or in local community settings. Projects can only support K-12 aged students and can be delivered in-person or virtually in order to meet Baltimore City COVID-19 social distance protocols. Project must provide at least four (4) sequential, teaching sessions between the same teaching artist(s)/organizations and the same group of students. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 are available to teaching artists and nonprofit organizations. Arts In Action Arts Education Grants will open Monday, October 18, 2021. Applications will close Friday, December 3, 2021.

  • Free Fall Baltimore (expanded to include individual artists and collaboratives)

    Free Fall is Baltimore’s city-wide celebration of Arts & Humanities Month. Free Fall brings city arts organizations, venues, and artists together to provide unique high quality, diverse programs, all offered free-of-charge from October 1st-31st. Free Fall is designed to help organizations build their audiences and engage the public in meaningful arts experiences that cross the spectrum of artistic disciplines. BOPA offers grants, ranging from $250 to $1,000, to cultural organizations with operating budgets under $300,000 and creatives/collectives who are having events at Baltimore- based venues, to provide free events during the month of October. Free Fall Baltimore grant applications will open August 1, 2021 and close September 1, 2021.

  • Open Studio Tour (Expanded to include artists of various disciplines in the artist tours)

    The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts is proud to announce the 33rd annual Baltimore Open Studio Tour! This annual city-wide event, brings together professional artists and the general public, giving collectors and art lovers the opportunity to visit the studios of artists of various disciplines. Art lovers and collectors get a chance to meet Baltimore based artists, see their work and experience a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes. Open Studio Tour registration will open July 26, 2021. Applications will close September 12, 2021.

Greetings Baltimore City Cultural Community!
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified financial pressures and challenged the collective well-being of the creative community throughout our city. In an effort to respond to the rapidly changing needs of our local artists and organizations, the Arts Council is reassessing our grantmaking process and aims to implement the following changes to reflect a more inclusive approach to providing funding opportunities for artists/creatives and smaller neighborhood organizations. Our upcoming grant opportunities are designed to meet your needs by:   
  • Expanding eligibility and funding accessibility for Baltimore-based artists from various artistic disciplines and underrepresented communities.
  • Simplifying application process to improve the application experience and expand access for new applicants and small and volunteer-based organizations. 
Grants Information Session

Join us on Friday, October 27, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. for more details about updates and changes to our grant programs. This information session will be recorded and shared on our website.

Click here to register in advance for this Zoom info session. 

Please see some of our grant opportunities below. For questions or assistance, please call 410-752-8632. 


Featured Grants

All Grants