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PNC Transformative Art Prize Returns

PNC Transformative Art Prize Returns


Baltimore communities may apply by May 2

March 06, 2014Arts Across Maryland

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) and PNC Bank announce the return of the annual PNC Transformative Art Prize.

The award supports communities in their efforts to improve their surroundings with long-term and lasting art projects.  Neighborhoods are asked to partner with artists and/or arts organizations to permanently reinvent public spaces using art.  New for 2014, the prize welcomes proposals that include transformative performance art. 

Qualified community-based nonprofits may be granted funding up to $30,000.  Full guidelines and an application are available online, and the deadline for submissions is Friday, May 2, 2014 at midnight. 

"It is no secret that the presence of art transforms a community," says Housing Commissioner Paul T. Graziano. "These art projects enhance the character and embody the richness of our charming neighborhoods.  We are honored to be a part of the PNC Transformative Art Prize and appreciate their commitment to the communities we serve."

Interested community groups and artists are invited to PNC's Transformative Art Prize Information Workshop at BOPA (10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th floor) on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 6:00pm. Topics will include details on the prize, visual examples of transformative art, and advice on artists and/or arts organization partnerships.  

For more information on the PNC Transformative Art Prize, call 410-752-8632 or visit