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Community Arts Grant

Grants to Maryland Nonprofit Community-Based Organizations
to Design and Create Publicly Accessible Murals

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA)

Deadline Date:

06/01/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Maryland nonprofit community-based organizations in eligible locations to design and create 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 space. 

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 2020 Community Arts Grant funds awards up to $15,000.00

Term of Contract:

Project must be completed by December 1, 2020.

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. Mural restorations are not eligible for funding.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Timeline:
- Application Opens on: 4/27/20
- Application Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2020
- Grant Award Notifications are announced in June, 2020
- Project Completion Deadline: December 1, 2020

Projects must employ community engagement in the creative process (include input from residents and stakeholders in the mural design process).

For the Mural Approval Process, see the URL for Full Text (RFP) link below.

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/submit/103280/2020-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

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Baltimore City

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