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Creative Baltimore Fund - Mayor’s Individual Artist Award – Project Support (PS)

Grants to Baltimore City, Maryland Artists and Groups of
Artists for Arts and Cultural Projects in the City

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA)

Deadline Date:

03/31/18 11:59 PM ET


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Baltimore City, Maryland artists and groups of artists and their nonprofit partner organizations to support arts and cultural projects. Funding is intended to encourage and promote public access to arts and cultural programming in the city.

Projects are intended to promote interest and provide accessibility to arts and culture throughout Baltimore’s diverse neighborhoods. BOPA encourages artists and partner organizations to be inventive, and propose arts and cultural experiences that have lasting community impact. Projects should promote active community participation and a process of discovery in art and culture.

Winners of the Mayor’s Award recipients will showcase the results of their work at a public presentation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183207

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Mayor’s Individual Artist Project Award will give up to $5,000 to individual artists for project support.

Term of Contract:

In FY19, the grant period will be July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the FY19 Project Support grant program, applicant individuals and organizations must meet each of the following criteria:

- Individual and/or groups of practicing professional artists 18 years of age or older organizing projects in Baltimore City with experience or background that demonstrates their ability to administer a community arts project. Employees of BOPA are not eligible.

- Partner Organizations must be a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization with a 501c3 determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service.
- Have a Certificate of Good Standing certifying that the applicant is a registered nonprofit corporation, in good standing, in the State of Maryland.
- Have a permanent and viable base of operations in Baltimore City for at least one year prior to the grant application deadline.
- Have produced or presented arts / cultural program(s) open to the public within the previous two years prior to the grant -application deadline.
- Provide the required financial documentation.

Who may not apply:
The following types of organizations are not eligible to apply to the FY18 Project Support grant program (this list is not meant to be exhaustive): units of government; religious institutions without a separate 501c3 organization that specifically administers non-sectarian public programming; organizations that are not in good standing with BOPA and/or in compliance with previous grants. Additionally, organizations receiving a General Operating Support grant from BOPA are NOT eligible to receive Project Support funding in the same grant cycle.

Funding Restrictions
BOPA funds cannot be used for: religious ceremonies or events advancing or inhibiting a particular religious ideology; fundraising or advocacy of specific political causes or candidates; capital improvements (facilities and equipment); agent’s fees for programs contracted through commercial agencies; and travel outside of the United States.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Timeline:

- January 2018 - Application Available online
- March 31, 2018 - Application Deadline at 11:59pm ET
- April 2018 - Panel Review
- May 30, 2018 - FY18 Final Reports Due
- June 2018 - Grant Awards Announced
- July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 - Grant Period; All funded activities must occur during the grant period.

Partner Organizations are encouraged to participate in the Maryland Cultural Data Project (Maryland CDP). The Maryland CDP is a standardized online system for collecting historical financial and organizational data for grant applications to participating funders.

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

Krista D. Green, Cultural Affairs Assistant Director
Phone: 410-752-8632

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Baltimore City