The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) and the Baltimore Office of Sustainability’s Growing Green Initiative welcome proposals from visual and performing artists, designers, and architects for the second cycle of the Lots Alive grant program. Lots Alive supports the creation of temporary public art projects sited on vacant lots within the Baltimore City limits. Project lifespans can range from one day to one year and can include, but are not limited to: site specific sculptures, artist-designed parklet furniture, fence treatments, and performing arts. Artists that actively engage residents and community members in the design of the project are encouraged to apply. For this grant cycle, five neighborhoods have identified potential sites for artist activation. Those neighborhoods include: Broadway East, Coldstream Homestead Montebello, Park Heights, Druid Heights and Upton.
Applications can be found online at www.promotionandarts.org/grants/lots-alive. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 24, 2016.
Winning proposals will be eligible for grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. Made possible by BOPA and the Baltimore Office of Sustainability’s Growing Green Initiative, Lots Alive aims to breathe life into underutilized vacant spaces through creative interventions.
About the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA)
The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.
About the Growing Green Initiative (GGI)
Managed by the Department of Planning’s Office of Sustainability, GGI is a city-led effort to use sustainable, innovative, and cost-effective practices for stabilizing and holding land for redevelopment, and reusing vacant land to green neighborhoods, reduce stormwater runoff, grow food, and create community spaces.