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Advocacy & Action

Maryland Citizens for the Arts' Maryland Arts Day, Photos by Kintz

GBCA works locally and nationally to connect our members to important issues that impact the cultural community at-large. Through partnerships with groups such as Maryland Citizens for the Arts, Americans for the Arts, the American Alliance of Museums, Maryland Humanities, and Citizen Artist Baltimore, GBCA provides updates and calls to action that mobilize the creative community in Baltimore.

Explore Calls to Actions

  1. Americans for the Arts

  2. American Alliance of Museums

  3. Humanities Alliance

National Advocacy

  • Take two minutes to contact your two Senators and your House representatives now.
  • Join the Arts Action Fund (for free) so you can get alerts as quickly as possible and you can respond to decision-makers fast.
  • Work to get other colleagues to join the Arts Action Fund. We ask that you pledge to reach out to at least five board, staff, members, or audience members. Two national partners, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs and Blick Art Supply brought in 42,000 members and 37,000 customers respectively to become arts advocates for our cause.

Baltimore Advocacy


Citizen Artist Baltimore is a non-partisan advocacy effort that is helping to mobilize the creative community in Baltimore City, by providing the opportunity for mayoral candidates to outline their positions and goals related to arts, culture and humanities. The effort serves as a call to action for individuals, organizations, and institutions to work together to advance inclusion of these issues in the April 2016 Primary Mayoral Election and beyond. The initiative also encourages voter registration and long-term engagement in the democratic process.

Demonstrate the power of a vision for improving Baltimore that includes the creative sector and make YOUR voice heard!

Click here for more information on Citizen Artist Baltimore!


Become a Member

As a member of GBCA, you will not only gain access to wonderful benefits, but you will also become an active participant in a broader cultural community. Your organization and employees will directly benefit from opportunities to collaborate, connect, learn, network and share with your colleagues in the cultural community. Join our growing constituency of over 300 individual artists and organizations representing the region's extraordinary range of arts, culture, history, heritage, humanities, and attractions.

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