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The Grit Fund, administered by The Contemporary, provides grants in amounts between $1,000–$6,000, totaling $50,000 annually. The fund supports unincorporated and collaborative artist-organized activity that contributes significantly to Baltimore’s arts landscape but seldom qualifies for traditional funding. Established with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Grit Fund expands Warhol’s Regional Regranting Program to the Mid-Atlantic, encouraging projects that generate opportunities and create platforms for artists to engage with each other and with the public. Funded activities could include but are not limited to: exhibitions, publications, public events, public art, film screenings, the ongoing work of an existing arts venue or collective, and the founding of a new arts venue or collective. To apply, or for more information, please visit And, in honor of Giving Tuesday, please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation that ensures the growth of the Grit Fund and other resources that support our incredible local arts landscape.

We believe that the work of artists is more important now than ever and welcome your support here, via Paypal, by phone at 443.388.8980, or via check to PO Box 1572, Baltimore, MD 21203.


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