Arts can spur creative approaches to community cohesion, social change, and cognitive growth. We support opportunities to strengthen existing cultural arts organizations and emerging arts groups, with a focus on capital projects that enhance programming in underserved communities in Baltimore.

We also look for arts initiatives that: 

  • Drive economic development 
  • Help attract artists and support their ability to live and work in Baltimore 
  • Stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods
  • Use the arts to improve academic achievement
Program Officer: Tracey Barbour-Gillett

Considering Applying?

Learn more about our eligibility and review criteria, and small and regular grants processes.

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Featured Work in Arts

Photo courtesy of The Charles Theatre.

Case Study: The Charles Theatre

Cinemas are critical to Baltimore City’s cultural life, the vibrancy of it arts infrastructure, and variety of entertainment offerings. The Charles Theatre assembled a redevelopment plan to add new screens and double the number of seats, offering the potential for better features and bigger audiences, increasing the profitability of the business, and adding vitality to the neighborhood surrounding the theater.

Past Grants

Learn more about our grantees and their work to enhance the quality of life in Baltimore.
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    Header photo courtesy of Bolton Hill Community Association.