About BOPA and BFAI

Dance at the Modell Lyric
Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc (BFAI). BOPA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office and special events agency.

BOPA’s goal = to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city

What We Do: 

Serves as Baltimore City’s official arts council, events agency and film office.
Provide funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city.
Produce large-scale events such as Light City,  Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival.

Manage the following programs: (can we include hyperlinks to each event/website?)
Produce major events:
Baltimore Film Office:
  • Provide service to all productions scouting and filming in Baltimore  
  • Work with production crews, secures permits and provide logistical support
  • Coordinate with city agencies to secure properties, equipment and personnel
Operates historic attractions and sites:
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. strives to mirror the rich diversity of Baltimore City in our staffing and programming while emphasizing cultural equity. Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people-including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion-are represented in the development of arts policy; the support of artists; the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources.

About BFAI
Baltimore’s Festival of the Arts, Inc. (BFAI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that produces Artscape on behalf of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA).

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