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Free Fall Baltimore Grant

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Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts (BOPA)

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Grants of up to $1,000 to Maryland organizations, individuals, and venues to provide arts and cultural programs in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support events that are free of charge, open to the public, and accessible to a wide range of audiences. Programs must take place in Baltimore City.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA) is proud to present the 2022 Free Fall Baltimore grant opportunity -  a citywide celebration that offers hundreds of free arts & cultural events at participating venues throughout Baltimore City. Held in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month, local venues, artists, and organizations showcase the importance of the arts with free concerts, dance and theater performances, festivals, lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, and special events. 

Each year BOPA provides grants to Baltimore City- based organizations and local venues/event spaces to produce free cultural events in Baltimore City during the month of October.

To be eligible to participate in Free Fall Baltimore, your program must:

  • Provide outreach and access to young adults, families, and/or under-served audiences
  • Be free of charge and open to general public without contingencies.
  • Occur in Baltimore City between October 1 - 31 2022.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145215

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will range from $250 - $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Progams must occur in Baltimore City between October 1 - 31 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

BOPA provides grants to Baltimore City-based organizations and local venues/event spaces, with operating budgets under $300,000.

The program also provides an opportunity for organizations with operating budgets over $300,000 to participate in Free Fall Baltimore by promoting their events and incorporating them into the Free Fall calendar.

Individual artists/creatives are allowed to apply for this grant if their event is also free and open to the public and located in a public space or Baltimore City based venue.

Staff, relatives, and board members of BOPA Inc are ineligible to apply for this grant.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Free Fall Baltimore-General Info Session: July 12 @ 3pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- Application Opens: Thursday June 30 2022
- Application Closes: Sunday Aug 7 2022
- Grantees Notified and Awarded Week of August 29 2022: (80% of funding is dispersed to grantee when BOPA is in receipt fully executed grant agreement and additional required documents)
- Free Fall Baltimore Programs Occur: October 1– 31 2022

Recording of the July 12 session:

Contact Information:

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

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For more information about this grant please contact

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
7 St.Paul St. Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21202

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