Transformative Art Prize applications open for 2015


— The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and PNC Bank announce the return of the PNC Transformative Art Prize for 2015! The award supports communities in their efforts to improve their surroundings with long-term, lasting visual & performing art projects. Neighborhoods are asked to partner with artists and/or arts organizations to reinvent public spaces using art. Qualified community-based non-profits may be granted funding up to $30,000.

An application and guidelines are available at The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 4 p.m. Award winners will be announced in late May.

The 2015 PNC Transformative Art Prize is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development. Additional support is provided by PNC Bank.

“We are excited to once again partner with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts to offer the city’s communities the opportunity to create transformative art,” said Laura Gamble, PNC Bank regional president of Greater Maryland, “These projects serve as gateways to neighborhoods, inviting more residents, and in turn businesses, to the city. This is a great way to show PNC’s continued commitment to community and economic development.”

For more information about the PNC Transformative Art Prize, call 410-752-8632 or visit:

Interested community groups and artists are encouraged to attend one of the following PNC Transformative Art Prize Information Sessions:

Wednesday, March 11, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch of Enoch Pratt Free

Library, 1531 W. North Avenue

Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m. to 12:3 p.m.

Cherry Hill Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library,

606 Cherry Hill Road

Monday, March 16, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Southeast Anchor Branch, Enoch Pratt Free

Library, 3601 Eastern Avenue

Tuesday, March 24, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Walbrook Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library,

3203 W. North Avenue

Topics will include details about the prize, visual examples of transformative art and advice about artists and/or arts organization partnerships.