BJA to Receive $10,000 Grant from the NEA

We are thrilled to announce that Baltimore Jazz Alliance (BJA) has been approved for a $10,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support this year’s Baltimore Jazz Fest. This project will feature a full day of live music, showcasing a variety of amazing artists from the Baltimore area, as well as activities for kids and adults alike. BJA’s project is among 1,125 projects across America totaling more than $26.6 million that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2022 funding.


“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts and cultural organizations throughout the nation with these grants, including Baltimore Jazz Alliance, providing opportunities for all of us to live artful lives,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “The arts contribute to our individual well-being, the well-being of our communities, and to our local economies. The arts are also crucial to helping us make sense of our circumstances from different perspectives as we emerge from the pandemic and plan for a shared new normal informed by our examined experience.”


Baltimore Jazz Fest is a free, family-friendly outdoor event celebrating Father’s Day and the spirit of Baltimore jazz, this year with a special collaborative element of music with spoken word. Featuring Wordsmith, Baltimore Jazz Collective, The 5th L, Ray Winder, The Jogo Project, Andrea Brachfeld, The Aaron Hill Trio, Keith Romeno Snipes, the Colesville Collective, and the Baltimore Youth Poetry League, this event has something for everyone, plus food, beverages, kid’s activities, and more.


For more information on other projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.


This program is also made possible by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council. For more info and additional sponsors, visit https://baltimorejazzfest.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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