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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is happy to announce its partnerships with two of the 64 organizations that received a National Endowment for the Arts ‘Our Town’ Grant. BOPA will partner with the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the University of Baltimore on two projects that were selected nationwide as recipients of the grant.
MICA’s North Avenue Knowledge Exchange is a community-based education platform that will provide opportunities for Station North (and city-wide) residents to learn from each other and engage in projects that improve the community through art, design, and creativity. The program will commence in August.
The University of Baltimore’s grant will support the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance—part of the Jacob France Institute in UB's Merrick School of Business—in a new effort to establish and explore the city's arts and cultural opportunities in neighborhoods across Baltimore.
Both organizations will receive $75,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts for their projects. According to the NEA, the Our Town program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core.