Grit Fund for Baltimore Artists

The Contemporary Invites Applications From Grit Fund for Baltimore Artists

DECEMBER 11, 2015

The Grit Fund, which is administered by the Contemporary art museum in Baltimore, supports unincorporated and collaborative artist-organized activity that contributes significantly to the city’s arts landscape but seldom qualifies for traditional funding. Established with support from theAndy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the fund expands Warhol’s Regional Regranting Program to the mid-Atlantic, encouraging projects that generate opportunities and create platforms for artists to engage with each other and the public.

Funded activities can include but are not limited to exhibitions, publications, public events, public art, film screenings, the ongoing work of an existing arts venue or collective, and the founding of a new arts venue or collective. Projects must be rooted in or strongly related to visual art. Performance or media-based projects are only eligible if visual art is a core component.

The fund will provide eight to twelve grants of up to $6,000 in 2016.

Projects must be non-incorporated, artist-organized, collaborative initiatives that take place in either Baltimore City or Baltimore County and are accessible to the general public. Priority will be given to projects that present the work of multiple artists and are unlikely to be funded through traditional frameworks of support. Only proposals submitted by non-incorporated, artist-organized entities will be considered. Applications from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations will not be considered. LLCs are eligible if their primary purpose is not commercial and they are not a for-profit enterprise. All funded projects must be completed by March 31, 2017.

The fund will be hosting a series of information sessions and free workshops on December 16, 2015, and January 6, January 12, and January 23, 2016. While attending an info session and/or workshop is encouraged, attendance is not required to apply for funding. No RSVP is necessary.

For complete program guidelines, details about information sessions and workshops, an FAQ, and the online application, visit the Contemporary website.

Link to Complete RFP

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