The Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation (BARCO) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, real estate development corporation, founded in 2012 with start-up funding from the Deutsch Foundation.
BARCO's mission is to provide affordable, safe and sustainable facilities for contemporary artists, designers, curators, performers and creative ventures and nonprofit arts organizations. BARCO's focus is on the acquisition and development of properties that fulfill this mission in Baltimore's three arts and entertainment districts.
Grants from the Deutsch Foundation have enabled BARCO to a acquire a 24,800 square foot building and a 34,000 square foot warehouse in Baltimore's Station North Arts and Entertainment District. Work is underway to develop both properties and restore them to active use by the fall of 2016.