Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts offers grants for job retention in the cultural community

Mayor Sheila Dixon and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) are proud to announce the new National Endowment for the Arts/Baltimore City Job Retention Grant. Made possible by a $250,000 award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and matched by Mayor Sheila Dixon and the Baltimore City Council, the grant program has been created for the cultural community to assist in job retention efforts. Managed by BOPA, the program offers grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to be used to support full-time, part-time or contractual positions in the arts. The application deadline is Friday, September 25, 2009.

Nonprofit, 501(c)3 cultural organizations serving Baltimore City that have not received economic stimulus awards through the Maryland State Arts Council, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation or directly through the National Endowment for the Arts are eligible to apply.

For questions or more information, call 410-752-8632. 

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