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Arts and cultural organizations in Baltimore are encouraged to apply for Free Fall Baltimore, a citywide celebration that offers hundreds of free arts & culture events in Baltimore. Held in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month in October, area attractions and organizations showcase the importance of the arts with free concerts, dance and theater performances, lectures, workshops, visual art exhibitions, tours and special events. Free Fall Baltimore is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) and presented by BGE with additional support from The Abell Foundation, Atapco Properties, Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. The program was developed to increase access, interest and attendance for the city’s many cultural organizations, especially for families and young adults, who are the creative community’s future patrons.

Cultural organizations with operating budgets under $300,000 are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $250 to $1,500 to support their Free Fall project. Large cultural organizations (with operating budgets above $300,000) are eligible to participate in Free Fall and take advantage of the marketing program. The grant application deadline is Thursday, June 30, 2016. The participant application is due by Friday, July 15, 2016. Applications are available on or by clicking the links below.

Free Fall Grant Application:

Free Fall Participant Application:

For more information on Free Fall Baltimore, visit or call 410-752-8632.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.


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As a member of GBCA, you will not only gain access to wonderful benefits, but you will also become an active participant in a broader cultural community. Your organization and employees will directly benefit from opportunities to collaborate, connect, learn, network and share with your colleagues in the cultural community. Join our growing constituency of over 300 individual artists and organizations representing the region's extraordinary range of arts, culture, history, heritage, humanities, and attractions.

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