Call for artists: Our Town Grant


Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Baltimore City’s designated Arts Council, request proposals for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant.

This is an opportunity to bring significant funding for creative projects to Baltimore. The program offers support for projects in two areas. Arts engagement, cultural planning and design projects that represent the distinct character and quality of their communities may receive matching grants ranging from $25,000 to $200,000. Projects that build knowledge about creative “placemaking” may receive matching grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000.

Each city may enter only one application, submitted by the Mayor, which represents collaboration between the city and an artist and/or arts organization. All artists with an interest in the grant are encouraged to apply or contact the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts for additional information. The application and guidelines are available at, click “Arts Council.” The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 10, 2014 by 9 a.m.

All qualified Our Town applications will be forwarded to the Mayor’s Office for selection. Depending on the number of submissions, applicants may be contacted to make a presentation. Applicants will be notified of the Mayor’s decision by Monday, November 17, 2014. It is expected that the selected applicant will prepare basic information to be submitted to the Our Town program no later than Monday, December 15, 2014. A full proposal must be submitted to the National Endowment for the Arts by Thursday, January 15, 2015.

For more information on the Our Town grant, call 410-752-8632 or visit Additional information can also be found at