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Free Fall Baltimore receives $25,000 federal grant

, which today kicks off its seventh year of spotlighting no-charge arts and cultural experiences in Charm City, has received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The grant will be used to help promote and raise public awareness of the free programs and events being offered throughout the city, according to officials. The money will be used to help pay for print, online, television and radio spots, they said.

Free Fall Baltimore is organized by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts. More than 90 local arts and cultural organizations are participating this year, including the

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra


, the

, the

, the Jewish Museum of Maryland and the

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture

. More than 300 free fall events are scheduled.

For information on Free Fall Baltimore, including a full schedule of events, go to