The Grit Fund provides monetary awards--up to $7,000--to encourage the development and presentation of projects that contribute to the vibrancy and advancement of Baltimore’s arts and cultural landscape.
The Grit Fund is a project specific award that prioritizes artistic initiatives that present opportunities for artists, cultural organizers and community members to develop unexpected collaborations that investigate place and space. We accept proposals from unincorporated artist-led initiatives that utilize the visual arts as a means to produce collaborative public facing projects.
Baltimore based artists age 21 and over are eligible to apply. Grit Fund projects must be based in Baltimore City or County and be accessible to the general public. Funded activities may include but are not limited to: exhibitions, publications, public events, public/place based art, film screenings, the ongoing work of an existing arts venue or collective, and the founding of a new arts venue or collective.
Deadline: March 31st, at 11:59pm (EST).
Before submitting your proposal please:
- Read the mission and core values of the Grit Fund, and review past projects to see examples of funded projects. This will help you to gauge whether or not your proposal is aligned with the goals of the fund.
- Review the guidelines and eligibility.
- Consider attending an information session and workshop (not mandatory). Here is our event profile link where you can register for upcoming sessions: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-grit-fund-18583400547.
This application has three sections. Please be sure to fill out all areas before submitting. You may save your application and come back to it if needed.
For more information about the Grit Fund, please visit: www.grtifund.org
Questions, accommodations, or comments? Please reach out! Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org.