Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) is proud to announce it is the recipient of a $7,500 Grants for Organizations (GFO) COVID Relief grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. The grant will support BAF operations and enable the organization to dedicate more time to delivering robust public programming comprised of tours, lectures, educational programs for adults and kids, exhibitions, research, and publications. Funding comes at a critical time as BAF and AIA Baltimore plan to open the Baltimore Center for Architecture and Design to the public.
The GFO grant program provides general operating support to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, as well as units of government, that produce or present ongoing arts programming that is open to the public. GFO grantees not only provide access to the arts in their communities, but they create audiences for the future, uplift communities, and stimulate the economic impact throughout the state.
In Fiscal Year 2021, the Maryland State Arts Council awarded GFO grants to 229 arts organizations and programs across the State totaling $15,023,780.
About the Baltimore Architecture Foundation
The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) celebrates design and the built environment. Launched in 1987, BAF encourages the public to explore Baltimore architecture: to recognize Baltimore’s architectural heritage, and appreciate its design innovations.
Through tours, lectures, educational programs for adults and kids, exhibitions, research, and publications, BAF demonstrates how ideas are manifested in the built environment and urban design of the city and the role of architecture in shaping Baltimore’s diverse neighborhoods.