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Registration NOW OPEN for Maryland Arts Day 2016!

Maryland Arts Day is the largest annual gathering of arts professionals in Maryland. With more than 400 participants representing every county in the state, this state-wide arts advocacy event connects artists, educators, administrators, volunteers and trustees with lawmakers from every legislative district in Maryland.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
9 am - 2 pm

St. John's College
Mellon Hall, Francis Scott Key Auditorium
60 College Avenue
Annapolis, MD

Early Bird Registration (until February 5) $35
Regular Registration (Saturday February 6 - Friday, February 12) $50


Keynote Speaker
Navasha Daya

Navasha Daya is a singer, songwriter, producer, performing arts curator, certified holistic wellness practitioner, and spiritual and cultural arts activist. Since childhood she has been inspired and encouraged to use her voice and talent to uplift others and inspire change. As a performing artist, Navasha has performed all over the globe sharing the stage with artists such as South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela , Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo, Japanese pianist Hajime Yoshizawa, and American artists such as Joan Baez, India Arie, Michael Franti of Spearhead, and Roberta Flack just to name a few. In addition to her solo career as an indie-soul artist, Navasha has toured for the past two years as a guest artist, singing with the Grammy Award winning all female a capella group, “Sweet Honey In The Rock.”

As an arts educator and cultural arts activist, Navasha has taught voice and music to elementary, middle, and high school aged children and youth for over 17 years, integrating character development, multiculturalism, and musicianship skills in her classes. Steadfast in her dedication to the upliftment of the community, in 2010 along with educator/musician/organizer, Fanon Hill and two youth mentees, Navasha co-founded the Youth Resiliency Institute (YRI), a social benefit organization that is dedicated to inspiring realization of the authentic self in children, youth, and young adults in Baltimore, Maryland. Navasha currently serves on the GBCA Programming Committee and is a member of the Baltimore Arts Education Coalition Steering Committee.

More details coming soon!


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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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