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Public Art Grant for Baltimore City Schools

The Public Art Grant for Baltimore City Schools awards up to $5,000 for 2-4 Baltimore City Public Schools who implement an outcome based art project that will have a long- term educational impact on their students and the surrounding community.

Starting in 2014, AED has offered project based funds to our partner Baltimore City Public Schools providing teachers an avenue to use the arts as a source of community building, healing, and understanding. We know in our hearts – backed up by hard evidence – that arts education dramatically increases student, parent and teacher engagement, while improving student attendance, participation, engagement, and reading proficiency.

It helps students:

• Connect to the larger world, improving community cohesion;

• Learn more and score higher on standardized tests;

• Experience more community and family involvement globally.


A Baltimore City Public School teacher who will be the lead coordinator for the project applies online with a project concept, proposed artist partner/ provider, budget and timeline—including at least one community outreach day and unveiling event.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of community members and AED partners.


Applicant must be a Baltimore City Public School

Project must include one community workday and/or event

Project must be permanent/site specific

Proposed budget must not exceed $5,000

Projects must be completed by June 2022

Projects proposals must include a letter of support from the school’s Principal

Grant Timeline:

October 1st / Call for Proposals

December 17th / Proposals due

January 2022 / Winners Notified

June 2022 / Project completion deadline

Click Here to Learn More or Apply


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