Maryland Morning
8:40 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Creative Baltimore Fund Grantees

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake poses with some of this year’s Creative Baltimore Fund grantees at a press conference, June 16, 2014, at School 33.
Credit Mitch Case, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Yesterday Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake made an announcement concerning city funding for arts organizations and individual artists. 

For years, the city budget included money to support the operating expenses of large and mid-sized organizations. 

Museums, theaters, and performing organizations could always count on at least modest support from the city. 

That ended in 2010, when the city faced severe financial challenges, and the arts were removed from the budget for all but a few large institutions. 

Yesterday, Mayor Rawlings Blake announced that the Creative Baltimore Fund was being reinstated, and that 34 organizations will receive grants that range from $3,500 to $10,000 to fund their programs. 

Recipients

Access Art    

Creative Alliance

Art with a Heart, Inc.    

Everyman Theatre

Arts Every Day    Handel Choir of Baltimore

B&O Railroad Museum, Inc.    

Hippodrome Foundation, Inc.

Bach Concert Series, Inc.    

Historic Ships in Baltimore, Inc.

Baltimore Choral Arts Society    

Make Studio Art Program, Inc.

Baltimore Clayworks    

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore Concert Opera    

Maryland Humanities Council

Baltimore Heritage    

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Baltimore School for the Arts    

Mount Clare Museum House

Baltimore Theatre Project, Inc.    

New Lens

Better Waverly Community Organization    

Newborn Holistic Ministries

Black Cherry Puppet Theater    

Shriver Hall Concert Series

Carroll Museums    

Single Carrot Theatre

Center Stage Associates, Inc.    

The Collective

CityLit Project    

Wide Angle Youth Media

Contemporary Arts, Inc.    

Young Audiences of Maryland, Inc.

Full disclosure:  the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, of which Tom Hall is the Music Director, will also receive a Creative Baltimore Fund grant this year.  

Individual artist grants of $5,000 were also announced

Amanda Burnham

Peter Bruun

Tamara Payne

Alanna Purdy

Jon Spelman 

In all, the city will grant about $250,000 through the Creative Baltimore Fund.