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Art and Media

Maybe you want to start a podcast or teach music to children or public your comic book. Baltimore is the place to start, make plans now to have a booth at Artscape or perform at a concert venue. Visit the Maryland Film Festival every year or many of the neighborhood festivals, we'd love to see your creativity on display.
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Abell Foundation Large Grants
The Foundation awards grants to organizations (never individuals) working to improve the quality of life in Maryland, with a focus on Baltimore City....
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American Trading and Production Corporation Grants
Our mission at Atapco Properties is to create environments that promote success by delivering and managing high quality real estate projects that provide exceptional value to our customers, stakeholders and the community at large....
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BCAN Connect Events
Throughout the year BCAN hosts events designed to help local creatives and build community and learn about all of the exciting resources BCAN has to offer.
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BCAN Help Desk
BCAN Help Desk offers business, financial, marketing and legal planning assistance designed with creatives in mind.
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Mentorship
Legal Advice
Marketing
Financial Advice
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BCAN Pilot
Scale your passion at our free two-day intensive for creative entrepreneurs on April 17-18, 2020.
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Bootcamps
Education
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Creative
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Founders of Color
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Baltimore Business Journal
We're pleased to have you visit the online version of the Baltimore Business Journal, where you'll find the latest breaking business news, updated throughout the day, this week's stories from the Balt
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News
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Bulldog Pitch Competition
Do you have an interest in entrepreneurship? Or an innovative idea you want to pitch? What about a problem to solve? Want to hear feedback and network with industry professionals who own and operate b
Startups
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Pitch Competition
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Children's Fresh Air Society Fund Grants
The mission of the Children's Fresh Air Society Fund is to provide disadvantaged and disabled Metropolitan Baltimore children (includes Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties) the benefits of a summer camp exper...
Nonprofits
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Education
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Recreation
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Creative Baltimore Fund
The Creative Baltimore Fund grant program provides $235,000 in funding to more than 50 local individual artists and established nonprofit cultural organizations within Baltimore City.
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Early Stage Venture Investment
We make venture capital and private equity investments in early-stage companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, typically investing $250K to $1. 0M in a single round. When larger financing rounds are neede
Startups
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Equity
Venture Capital
Early
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Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Arts and Media
Technology
Biotech
Cybersecurity
IT
Digital Media
Startups
Mentorship
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Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Family Foundation Grants
Eddie and Sylvia Brown are active philanthropists in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The Brown Family Foundation was established at the Baltimore Community Foundation in 1994 as a vehicle for the family to support charitable organizations addressing...
Nonprofits
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Grants
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Arts and Media
Youth and Education
Arts/Culture/Humanities
Education
HIV/AIDs
Cancer
Nonprofits
Founders of Color
Startups/New Ideas
Individuals
Higher Ed Institutions
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France-Merrick Foundation Grants
The France-Merrick Foundation concentrates its grant making within the state of Maryland with a primary focus on the Greater Baltimore area. The Foundation favors one-time, project-oriented requests which have defined beginnings and endings, as oppos...
Nonprofits
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Grants
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Matching Grants
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Education
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Food/food systems
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Fundraising Events
France-Merrick Foundation Grants
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Grit Fund
The Grit Fund (TGF) provides monetary awards--up to $7,000--to encourage the presentation and development of projects that contribute to the vibrancy and development of Baltimore's arts and cultural l
Nonprofits
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Grants
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Arts & Culture
Community Development
Film & Media
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Art Spaces
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Incubator
Invisible Majority
Invisible Majority is a Baltimore-based creative community incubator providing space, services and support to Baltimore's independent creative business community. The brain child of curator and educa
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John J. and Leidy Foundation Grants
The John J. Leidy Foundation has been supporting Maryland’s nonprofits for more than 50 years....
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Grants
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Human Services
Education
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MDVLA Art Law Clinic
Through this program, our volunteer attorneys meet with artists for a 30-minute consultation to go over their short-form legal issues related to their creative endeavors.
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Professional Services
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MDVLA Legal Referrals
Through the help of our professionally trained network of lawyers, we proudly provide pro bono legal referrals and services to artists in the state of Maryland.
Nonprofits
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Other
Legal Advice
Professional Services
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MECU Neighborhood Event Grant
The MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program awards cash grants to Baltimore City nonprofit neighborhood associations and community-based organizations for the purpose of producing a free to the public
Nonprofits
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Grants
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Community and Social Impact
Arts and Media
Youth and Education
Community Development
Education
Arts & Culture
Community Development
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MICApreneurship
#MICApreneurship is a hub of creative applied entrepreneurial support, resources and programming specially designed to help MICA students and Alumni be successful. *Limited to MICA community*
Nonprofits
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Small Businesses
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Education/Workshops
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Community and Social Impact
Arts & Culture
Music
Film & Media
Journalism
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Small Businesses
Students
University-affiliated
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Made in Baltimore Directory
Made In Baltimore aims to spur re-investment in Baltimore City by growing the market for locally-produced goods. We do this by supporting local maker and manufacturers through our local-brand certific
Small Businesses
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Other
Databases
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Food, Drink, and Hospitality
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Retail
Arts & Culture
Agriculture
Business Services
Food and Drink
Small Businesses
Member-Only Events
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Made in Baltimore Summer Popup
Our Spring/Summer Pop-Up Shop re-opens May 1 at 20 W North Ave, and applications are due April 10. There are loads of benefits to putting your products in the pop-up shop, and applying is easy. We req
Small Businesses
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Community and Social Impact
Retail
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Business Services
Small Businesses
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Robert W Deutsche Foundation
The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation invests in innovative people, projects, and ideas that improve the quality of life in Baltimore and beyond.
Startups
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Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Grants
The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation invests in innovative people, projects, and ideas that improve the quality of life in Baltimore and beyond....
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Science and Technology
Education
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See Jane Invest
See Jane Invest teaches entrepreneurs, startups, and creatives how to communicate their vision, plan for growth, and pitch to partners, collaborators and investors.
Startups
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Equity
Angel Investment
Venture Capital
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Social Impact
Digital Media
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Small Businesses
Female Founders
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T. Rowe Price Foundation Grants
We listen to our clients, developing strategies aligned to their needs. Each offering—whether equity, fixed income, or multi-asset—is supported by our strategic investing approach. ...
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Arts/Culture/Humanities
Education: Early Childhood
Education
Education K-12
Out-Of-School-Time
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T.Rowe Price Foundation
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Technical.ly Baltimore
Technical. ly grows local technology communities by connecting organizations and people through news, events and services. We provide original editorial, expert programming and tools which improve recr
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News
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Technology
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Business Services
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Incubator
The Creative Labs
The Creative Labs is a 24,000sqft, members-only, art incubator, designed to provide our artists with access to a community dedicated to helping them succeed. The Creative Labs includes a state of the
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24/7 Access
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Event Space
Office Space
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Accelerator
The Founder Fellowship
The BCAN Founder Fellowship is a 12-week business accelerator designed for creative entrepreneurs with bold visions who are ready to go all in to grow their business. Program participants will receive
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Investment Included
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Coworking
The Mill Centre
The Mill Centre is a creative community with over 80 artists, graphic designers, photographers, and architects, as well as technology and other businesses.
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Coworking
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Incubator
The Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media
The Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media Studies is an incubator program at Johns Hopkins University whose central mission is to connect the Baltimore creative community with prestigious arti
Startups
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The Thomas B. & Elizabeth M. Sheridan Foundation Grants
The Thomas B. & Elizabeth M. Sheridan Foundation's primary focus is to support independent, private middle and high schools in the Baltimore area, by providing grants that will have a meaningful impact on the schools and their students. A secondary ...
Nonprofits
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Grants
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Youth and Education
Arts/Culture/Humanities
Education: Middle ‐ High school
Education
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Transamerica Grants
While our focus and experience is rooted in more than 100 years in financial services, we know discussing and promoting good health today can help protect and preserve wealth tomorrow....
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Volunteers
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Youth and Education
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Education K-12
Out-Of-School-Time
Families & Children
Human Services
Nonprofits
No Restrictions Specified
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UMBC Entrepreneurship Undergraduate Research Awards
Entrepreneurship URAs provide up to $1,500 to undergraduate researchers to support the development of a solution to either a technical or social problem in collaboration with a UMBC faculty mentor. Th
Startups
Idea
Early
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Grants
Idea
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Community and Social Impact
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Arts and Media
Social Impact
Arts & Culture
Technology
Clean Energy
Sustainability
Startups
Students
University-affiliated
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UP/Start Venture Competition
The Up/Start Venture Competition, an initiative of MICApreneurship, focuses on incubating and building creative business ventures within the MICA community. Working with industry partners, the UP/St
Startups
Idea
Early
Event
Pitch Competition
Annually
Idea
Early
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Students
University-affiliated
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Van Dyke Family Foundation Grants
The mission of The Van Dyke Foundation is to provide organizations and individuals with needed goods and services to help them make an impact on the people they serve. In coordination with a network of chapters and individual volunteers, the Foundati...
Nonprofits
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Grants
General Operating
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Mature
Community and Social Impact
Arts and Media
Youth and Education
Arts/Culture/Humanities
Education
Higher Education
Nonprofits
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Venable LLP Grants
Established in 1983, the Venable Foundation, Inc. promotes the health and well-being of the communities where our clients and professionals work and live....
Nonprofits
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Grants
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Housing/Homelessness
Education
Housing/Homelessness
Children's and Youth Services
Nonprofits
Religious Organizations
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WJZ - TV Jerry Turner Broadcast Scholarship Grants
Established to honor the memory of Jerry Turner and celebrate his career in broadcast journalism at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, this scholarship is designated for Maryland residents graduating with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who plan to seek a degree...
Nonprofits
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Grants
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Higher Education
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Nonprofits
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Art and Media

Maybe you want to start a podcast or teach music to children or public your comic book. Baltimore is the place to start, make plans now to have a booth at Artscape or perform at a concert venue. Visit the Maryland Film Festival every year or many of the neighborhood festivals, we'd love to see your creativity on display.

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