Community Arts Grant

Public art builds community and invites people to explore their environment and celebrate their city. The Community Arts Grant awards funding to Baltimore City artists and neighborhoods who work together to creatively re-imagine and enliven public spaces through new, exterior wall mural art projects. The artist-neighborhood collaborative projects must be free and open to the public and exist in outdoor, publicly accessible spaces.

The 2021 Community Arts Grant is made possible by the generous support of the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development, The Maryland State Arts Council, and Mayor Brandon M. Scott, City of Baltimore.

Applicant Eligibility 
This grant program is open to Baltimore City neighborhood and community-based organizations that partner with artists, artist teams, designers, design teams, or arts organizations.

  • The lead applicant must be designated by the IRS as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. If this is not the case, applicants can apply through a 501(c)3 organization that agrees to act as the fiscal agent.
  • Employees of DHCD and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are not eligible to apply.

Grant Timeline

  • Application Opens: March 18, 2021
  • Application Deadline: April 23, 2021
  • Grant Award Notifications are announced in May 2021
  • Project Completion Deadline: December 1, 2021

Grant Award: The 2021 Community Arts Grant funds awards up to $16,000.00

TO APPLY: 2021 Community Arts Grant Application (download PDF of the application guidelines here)

The Community Arts Grant is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. For more information on this program or for technical assistance, contact: Chris Brooks | 410-752-8632 |

More Information: Mural Grant Guidance


For more information on the Community Art Grants, contact: Chris Brooks | 410-752-8632 |