Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture (MACAC) have announced the 1992 CityArts Grants, which were established to encourage and support the development of Baltimore's professional artists and small cultural organizations.
There are three grant categories: visual arts, performing arts (music and dance) and literary and theater arts. This year there is special emphasis for established individual artists and small cultural organizations to work directly with the community.
Community Arts Project grants will be $2,000 or $1,500. Independent grants to individual artists and small cultural organizations will be awarded in amounts of $1,000 and $500.
Those eligible include practicing professional artists over 18 who are residents of Baltimore and non-profit cultural organizations based in Baltimore, and non-profit cultural organizations based in Baltimore with a maximum operating budget of $150,000.
Hobbyists and students are not eligible.
Projects considered for funding include (but are not limited to): painting, sculpture, crafts, works on paper, music, choreography, theater, poetry, short stories and non-fiction literature.
For applications, call MACAC at 396-4575, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. Jan. 17, 1992.