Grit Fund

Awards of up to $7,000 for collaborative artist-led projects in Baltimore.


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.

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.


Unlike other awards, The Grit Fund prioritizes collaboration and community engagement, and is NOT an individual artist grant. Awarded projects often support the creative vision of multiple authors.

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