Live! In the District: Performing Arts Grant

Welcome to The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA) Performing Arts Grant, funded by MSAC!

This grant aims to support vibrant and accessible arts events in Baltimore City's A&E Districts. We're looking for exciting and engaging performances that are free and open to the public. We'll be granting one event in each of the four A&E districts.

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Live! In the District: Performing Arts Grant

Welcome to The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA) Performing Arts Grant, funded by MSAC!

This grant aims to support vibrant and accessible arts events in Baltimore City’s A&E Districts. We’re looking for exciting and engaging performances that are free and open to the public. We’ll be granting one event in each of the four A&E districts.

Events must be held between April 1 and September 30, 2024. Events must also take place in one of the designated A&E Districts: The Black Arts District, Highlandtown, Bromo, or Station North.

Grant recipients will receive $3,000 (80%) upon signing the grant agreement. The additional $750 (20%) will be processed upon completion of the event and final report.

Final reports must be submitted by Friday November 01, 2024 at 11:59pm to receive the additional 20% granted.

Please ensure you review and meet all the eligibility criteria and general conditions outlined in the grant guidelines. We’re excited to review your innovative and inspiring proposed performances.

Get ready to showcase your talent and bring the stage to life! We can’t wait to witness the magic of “Live! In the District”!”

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Timeline

  • February 12, 2024: Info session
  • February 19, 2024: Grant application opens
  • March 04, 2024: Grant application deadline,
  • Mach 05 – 15, 2024: Adjudication
  • March 18 – 22, 2024:· Applicants awarded/notified (80% of grant funds will be released within 30 days of the agreement being fully executed.)
  • April 01- September 30, 2024: Programming
  • November 01, 2024: Final Report deadline (The remaining 20% of grant funds will be release upon the completion of the final report.)
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Eligibility Criteria / General Conditions

  • Events must be free and accessible. (Ada accessibility)
  • Age 18+ to apply.
  • Baltimore City resident
  • Events must be sited in a Baltimore City A&E District (Black Arts, Highlandtown, Bromo, Station North)
  • Events must be held between April 1 and September 30, 2024.

           Funds may be revoked if:

  • -Required permits were not procured by deadline.
  • -Entrance/Ticket fees are assessed.
  • -Event is cancelled without permission from BOPA.
  • -Terms of grant are breached.
  • Ineligible
  • Organizations with a budget over $200,000.00.
  • Organizations/Artist events outside of Baltimore City’s A&E Districts (Black Arts, Highlandtown, Bromo, or Station North)

          Budget:

  • Grantee must provide itemized budget outlining event production expenses (Artist Fees, Equipment Rentals, Material Supplies Costs)
  • Grantee must provide proof of funds for event expenses that exceed $3,750 budget
  • This grant may only be utilized for supplies and production for the event. This does not include food & drinks for the event attendees. Food & drink may be purchased for production/performers. (You may provide food and drinks for your events attendees at your on discretion.)
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The Arts and & Entertainment Districts

To learn more about the A&E districts, please visit their websites below for additional details/resources:

Black Arts District: https://www.blackartsdistrict.org/

Highlandtown Arts District: https://www.ihearthighlandtown.com/

Bromo Arts Districtmo: https://bromodistrict.org/

Station North: https://www.stationnorth.org/

Creative Alliance

Please contact Devin Shacklett, Programs Coordinator for the Arts Council, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, at dshacklett@promotionandarts.org or 410-752 x 4560.

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