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Community Arts Grant

Grants to Maryland Artists and Nonprofit Community-Based Organizations
in Eligible Regions to Collaborate on the Creation of Public Murals

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA)

Deadline Date:

04/23/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $16,000 to Maryland individual artists and nonprofit community-based organizations in eligible locations to collaborate on the creation of publicly accessible wall murals. Eligible expenses include artist fees, supplies and materials, and installation costs. Funding will be distributed for the purpose of strengthening Baltimore City neighborhoods through community art projects.

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. 

Grant Applicants:

  • Working together, artists and community groups design and propose an exterior wall mural art concept for their community.
  • Artists and communities are encouraged to submit exciting art design concepts that represent the distinct character and quality of a local community, with consideration to local cultural heritage and diversity.
  • Projects must employ community engagement in the creative process.
  • Projects must be openly accessible, free of charge.

Community Arts Grants:

  • Support communities and artists working together in a collaborative way 
  • Support the creation of temporary public art projects on highly visible sites
  • Support the active engagement of local community residents in the project design
  • Support the creation of art on outdoor, publicly accessible spaces, free and open to the public

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165191

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Term of Contract:

Project must be completed by December 1, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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 the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are not eligible to apply.

The Community Art Grant does not cover mural maintenance or restorations.

Expenses that fall outside of Artist Fee, Material Supplies Costs, and Installation Costs are not reimbursable. Sales tax will not be reimbursed.

Pre-Application Information:

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

Projects must employ community engagement in the creative process.

Matching funds are not required for this grant, however, if the project budget exceeds the total award amount requested, the source of additional funding must be made clear in the proposed project budget.

An organizational operating budget for the most recently completed fiscal year must be submitted for the lead applicant organization.

Grantees are responsible for furnishing receipts, invoices for project expenses: material supplies, artist fees, and installation costs.

Additional Information: https://bopaartscouncil.submittable.com/submit/103280/2021-community-arts-grant

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://bopaartscouncil.submittable.com/signup?returnUrl=%2fsubmit%2f103280%2f2021-community-arts-grant

For more information on the Community Art Grant, contact:
Chris Brooks
410-752-8632
cbrooks@promotionandarts.org

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

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