Hello, this form is for grantees of BOPA's inaugural Live! in the District grant. Please submit this form by October 31, 2024.

This year, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting 3 pop-up Fashion markets: August 24, 2024, September 28, 2024, and October 26, 2024, from 10am to 4:00pm. The Baltimore Fashion Market is produced by The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA) a 501 c3 nonprofit organization serving as the Baltimore City Arts Council for the Mayor’s office of Baltimore city and hosted by The Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI.)

       The pop-up markets will offer a unique opportunity for local designers and vendors to showcase/sell their creations and finds, connecting them with the community, while providing a local downtown fashion experience. The season will close with a Sustainability/wearable art fashion show on October 31, 2024 from 6pm to 9pm.

The Baltimore fashion market will continue to grow, offering a platform for creativity, sustainability, and innovation in the world of fashion.

Vendor fee(s):
        BOPA will charge vendors at the following rates: 

-$250 per pop up market  

-$350 for 2 

-$500 for 3 

-Any additional markets requested after the selection process will be contingent upon what is available. $250 is the fee for any additional markets.

-Vendors will pay a 50% deposit upon being selected to reserve their space. The remaining fee balance will be due a week before the scheduled market week. (The Saturday before the scheduled market.)  


Additional requirements:

-Must be a licensed business to ensure compliance with local regulations and standards. 

-Vendors are expected to bring all of their signage, table cloths and other needs they require to do business in a 10x10 designated space.

       BOPA will provide vendors with: 

-Standard size table. (6x2.5 ft) 

-2 standard folding chairs 

-1 Steel white 10x10 canopy 

-2 standard clothing racks (if applicable)


Swap Across America USA

       We are thrilled to partner with Sustainable Fashion week US who will facilitate our fashion programming for the market. Swap Across America (SAA) is interactive programming focused on increasing awareness about the need to minimize Fashion waste, and how Sustainable Fashion shopping culture contributes towards this goal. 

Vendors can showcase a rack of merchandise they are willing to swap with market participants. Prior, customers will have their garments reviewed, and will retrieve tickets for their acceptable/wearable items.  Market goers will then freely exchange their garment(s) with any interested participating vendor. It's a fun and sustainable way to promote recycling and the initiative to reduce fashion waste. 

Additionally, they will also offer up-cylcing services in conjunction with the Swap Across America programming.

       If you would like to participate in the coming 2024 Baltimore Fashion Market: Pop up Series happening at The Baltimore Museum of Industry, please complete the following application. Join us!

If you have any additional questions, reach out to Devin Shacklett (Dshacklett@promotionandarts.org)



-Info Session: June 17, 2024 at 6:00 pm and June 25, 2024 at 6:00 pm

-Application Closes: July 01, 2024

-Applicants Notified: July 15, 2024

Pop-up Market dates

-August 24, 2024

-September 28, 2024

-October 26, 2024

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hello, please complete this final report by September 1, 2024. This form is for recipients of BOPA's arts education grants for the 2023-2024 school year or prior. Please contact Twi McCallum, tmccallum@promotionandarts.org if you have any questions.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA) is proud to present the 2024 Free Fall Baltimore grant opportunity - a citywide celebration that offers hundreds of free arts & cultural events at participating venues throughout Baltimore City. Held in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month, local venues, artists, and organizations showcase the importance of the arts with free concerts, dance and theater performances, festivals, lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, and special events. This program is made possible by the generous funding support of The Maryland State Arts Council.  

Prospective Applicants: 

Each year, BOPA provides grants to Baltimore City-based organizations and local venues/event spaces, with operating budgets under $300,000 to produce free cultural events in Baltimore City during October.  

Individual artists/creatives can apply for this grant if their event is also free and open to the public and located in a public space or Baltimore City-based venue.  

We also provide an opportunity for organizations with operating budgets over $300,000 to participate in Free Fall Baltimore by promoting their events and incorporating them into the Free Fall calendar.  


Grant Award: 

Grants will be given in the amount of $1,000 to all grantees. 

Note, a clear, detailed budget is required at the time of application submission. Applicants may not be awarded if the budget is not scored highly by the panel. BOPA understands that all applicants may not have access to sophisticated grant-writing or budget planning resources, so applicants who need help with budget planning can reach out to Twi McCallum, tmccallum@promotionandarts.org prior to the application deadline. 


To be eligible to participate in Free Fall Baltimore, your program must: 

  • Provide outreach and access to young adults, families and/or under-served audiences  
  • Be free of charge and open to the general public without contingencies  
  • If held inside of a building, your event must be accessible to those who may have physical hardship, such as those who use wheelchairs, walkers, and canes  
  • Occur in Baltimore City between October 1 - 31, 2024  


Application Timeline 

  • Application opens Wednesday, June 5, 2024 
  • UPDATE: The deadline has been extended to Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 11:59pmEST  
  • Grantees Notified and Contracted the week of August 5, 2024 (updated to accommodate the new deadline). 
  • Grantees should receive funding by the week of September 2, 2024 (100% of funding is dispersed to grantee when BOPA is in receipt fully executed grant agreement and additional required documents) 


Program Timeline 

  • Free Fall Baltimore programs occur: October 1– 31, 2024  
  • Final reports due: Monday, December 16, 2024  
  • Failure to submit a final report will deem you ineligible to apply for any BOPA grant within FY25-FY26, and BOPA may request that the grant be repaid  


Ineligible Expenses 

  • Regranting  
  • Capital construction costs  
  • Fellowships and/or scholarships  
  • Projects that exceed $1,000 with no proof of additional funding sources  


Free Fall Baltimore Virtual Office Hours

(No advanced registration required, click on the links at the time of the event to join) 

Application Help/Office Hours - Virtual 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 from 6:00pm-7:00pmEST  

Join via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/vht-ffxw-ddx 

Application Help/Office Hours - Virtual 

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 from 6:00pm-7:00pmEST  

Join via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/kpp-octb-ehm 

Application Help/Office Hours - Virtual 

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 from 6:00pm-7:00pmEST  

Join via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/qoj-eedm-vhq 

Application Help/Office Hours - Virtual 

Saturday, June 29, 2024 from 12:00pm - 1:00pmEST  

Join via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/pba-mqwk-qoe 

Application Help/Office Hours - Virtual 

Monday, July 1, 2024 from 6:00pm - 7:00pmEST  

Join via Google Meet: meet.google.com/txq-cjhm-xnn 

Application Help/Office Hours - Virtual

Friday, July 12, 2024 from 6:00pm-7:00pm

Join via Google Meet: meet.google.com/pui-vzni-jys 

 Application Help/Office Hours - Virtual

Monday, July 15, 2024 from 6:00pm-7:00pm

Join via Google Meet: meet.google.com/zgh-fbwk-hjw

*NOTE: Applicants may contact Twi McCallum to schedule one-on-one assistance aside from the above schedule, tmccallum@promotionandarts.org. If applicants have difficulty joining the Google Meets links above, please email Twi McCallum.  

Application: All applications must be submitted via Submittable, and the application is free of charge to all applicants. You may preview the application questions here. You may also view a sample budget here, to provide insight on what an ideal budget structure should look like, but you may create your own budget.  

Panel Review: All BOPA grant programs are adjudicated using independent panels of arts and culture professionals from the region who evaluate and score applications. Panelists are appointed through open nominations and serve for specific grant programs and cycles.  


Rubric: A panel review team will consider the following factors when scoring applications:  

  • Artistic and/or cultural and programmatic merit  
  • Accessibility to under-served communities and a wide range of audiences  
  • Programmatic quality  
  • Budget  


Staff: BOPA grant programs are administered by professional staff responsible for ensuring an objective, equitable and transparent grant-making process that meets BOPA’s mission and core values. BOPA staff members provide pertinent and uniform information to the public regarding the grant application process and ensure that program guidelines and requirements are applied consistently.  

Free Fall Baltimore grant application point of contact:  

Twi McCallum, Community Engagement Manager at BOPA  


Website: https://www.promotionandarts.org/free-fall-baltimore-grant/ 

Through the Creative Baltimore Fund which is funded by The City of Baltimore,  BOPA grants funds to qualified artists, and arts and cultural organizations based in Baltimore City. This final report is for Creative Baltimore's Mayor’s Individual Artist Award - Project Support (PS) and Baltimore General Operating Support (GOS)- which provides support for arts/cultural programs and organizations that promote public access and encourage the breadth of arts and/or cultural programming in our community.  

Your completion of the final report below is important to us. The documentation and feedback that it provides is invaluable. The final installment of your grant award will be issued, after your complete final report has been received. 

Final reports must be received by Friday, July 26, 2024 11:59pm.

Please contact Twi McCallum if you have any questions, tmccallum@promotionandarts.org

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts: Arts Council