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, festivals, lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, tours and special events.
Each year we provide an opportunity for organizations with operating budgets over $300,000 to participate in the Free Fall Baltimore by hosting a free cultural event in Baltimore City during the month of October, and produce a highly effective marketing program that promotes the program and your event.
New this year! Free Fall Baltimore will run October 1 - November 10, 2019, connecting it to the Baltimore Book Festival and Light City.
To be eligible to participate in Free Fall Baltimore, your program must:
• Provide outreach and access to young adults, families and/or underserved audiences
• Be free of charge and open to general public without contingencies.
• Occur in Baltimore City between October 1 and November 10, 2019
Participant Application Due: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Participants Notified: Monday, July 15, 2019
Participant 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.