Ends on June 30, 2019

The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts (BOPA) is the Arts Council for the City of Baltimore. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, it produces festivals, special events and promotions for Baltimore City, addressing the needs of the arts community through arts and cultural activities, advocacy and support, and grant programs and community workshops.  

BOPA is proud to present Free Fall Baltimore 2019, a citywide celebration that offers hundreds of free arts & cultural events at participating venues throughout Baltimore City.  Held in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month, area attractions and organizations showcase the importance of the arts with free concerts, dance and theater performances, lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, tours and special events. 

New this year! Free Fall Baltimore will run October 1 - November 10, 2019, connecting it to the Baltimore Book Festival and Light City.

Each year we provide grants to cultural organizations with operating budgets under $300,000 to provide free events during the month of October, and produce a highly effective marketing program that promotes the program and your event. Grants range from $250 to $1,000.

To be eligible for a Free Fall Baltimore grant, your program must:
 • Provide outreach and access to young adults, families and/or under-served audiences
 • Be free of charge and open to general public without contingencies.
 • Occur in Baltimore City between October 1 and November 10, 2019

Key Dates:
Applications Due: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Awardees Notified: Monday, July 15, 2019
Grant Agreement Due : Friday, August 2, 2019
Free Fall Baltimore Programs Occur: October 1 – November 10, 2019
Final Reports Due: Monday, December 31, 2019

STAFF, RELATIVES AND BOARD MEMBERS OF BOPA, INC., BSAT, OR BFAI, INC. ARE INELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A GRANT.