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Applications Open For The 2018 Creative Baltimore Fund

Nearly $250,000 available for individual artists and cultural organizations

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are now accepting grant applications for the 2018 Creative Baltimore Fund. The grant program provides nearly $250,000 in funding to local individual artists and established nonprofit cultural organizations. Applications and guidelines are available at The deadline for submissions is Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11:59pm ET. The Creative Baltimore Fund is administered by Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

The Creative Baltimore Fund provides support to artists and organizations through two grants. Individual artists are invited to apply for the Mayor’s Individual Artist Award which provides project support of $5,000 for programs that promote public access and encourage the breadth of arts and/or cultural programming in the community. Additionally, the General Operating Support grant provides core support for established arts or cultural organizations that benefit the public and are artistically or culturally vibrant. Organizations can receive up to $10,000 for general operating support. An independent panel reviews applications and selects grant recipients. Grant awards will be announced in June 2018. All funded activities must take place within the grant period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

For more information on the Creative Baltimore Fund, call 410-752-8632 or visit

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, events agency, and film office. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.


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