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Grit Fund 2022

Grit Fund awards money to collaborative, artist-led projects—up to $10,000. We accept proposals that use the visual arts to create collaborative public-facing projects.

Artists and cultural organizers create vital connections within our communities. But it can be difficult to find funding to create, collaborate, and make an impact. Grit Fund makes arts funding accessible for everyone. We focus on projects that bring artists and community members together to explore a sense of place and shared space.

Grit Fund eligibility requirements

Collaborative projects led by visual and performing artists, cultural organizers, collectives, collaboratives, and/or artist-run spaces.

You must be independent (or unincorporated). In other words, you can’t be registered as a business or organization.

Only Baltimore City and Baltimore County based artists and organizers are eligible.

Your project must take place in Baltimore City or County and be accessible to the general public.

We support all kinds of visual-arts-based projects at any stage of development. Innovative ideas are welcome. These are the types of projects we’ve supported in the past:



Public events

Public art installations

Film screenings


Founding a new arts venue or collective

The ongoing work of an existing arts venue or collective

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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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