Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts will distribute one-time $500 grants to individual artists who demonstrate an emergency financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Artists of any discipline and creative entrepreneurs over the age of 18 who reside in the City of Baltimore are eligible to apply.
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, in conjunction with Maryland Art Place, and Bromo Arts District, launched #ArtOfBaltimore, a campaign that will display works by local artists on digital signage throughout Downtown Baltimore neighborhoods. Selected artists will be featured on the IKE kiosks and Penn Station digital billboard, as well as DPOB social channels.
The COVID-19 state of emergency has resulted in lost income across the creative sector. MSAC has responded immediately by convening constituents to assess the most urgent needs, passing measures to ease the burden on organizations and artists during this challenging time, and compiling lists of additional state and national resources.
The Maryland Artist Registry showcases the immense breadth of creative talent within our state. We encourage all Maryland artists to join the Maryland Artist Registry. Artists who sell their art online should opt-in to theMaryland Artists Marketplace, a public platform for local art buying.
Americans for the Arts continues to closely monitor recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Federal and D.C. governments as developments evolve concerning the coronavirus. Their organization cares about the health and safety of their members, stakeholders, staff, and board in communities across the country, and they have taken the time to compile and create a number of resources for artists and creatives.