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Creative fund grant program returns for local artists

2/7/2014, 11:44 a.m.

— Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are excited to announce the return of the Creative Baltimore Fund. The grant program provide more than $250,000 in funding to local individual artists and established organizations in 2014 through two grants— including the newly established Mayor’s Individual Artist Award. Applications and guidelines are now available at www.promotionandarts.org. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 31, 2014.

“I am pleased to announce that we are now once again accepting applications for the Creative Baltimore Fund, which will provide grant opportunities to artists and organizations whose work contributes to Baltimore as an arts destination. From Baltimore's three Arts & Entertainment Districts to world-class museums and top performance venues to artists creating in their studios, Baltimore’s arts scene continues to flourish. With so many dedicated members of the city’s cultural community working hard every day on positive and innovative projects, we will continue to strengthen our city through the arts, ” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

The Creative Baltimore Fund provides support to artists and organizations through two grants. The Mayor’s Individual Artist Award provides project support for programs that promote public access and encourage the breadth of arts and/or cultural programming in our community. Recipients of the Mayor’s Award will showcase the results of their work at a public presentation in November 2014.

Individual artists can receive up to $5,000 for project support; organizations can receive up to $10,000 for general operating support. Grant awards will be announced in May 2014.

For more information, applications, guidelines, dates and deadlines, visit:

www.promotionandarts.org.