Executive Director's Letter
February 9, 2016
A big thank you to Harford County Executive Barry Glassman for his role in encouraging County school officials to rescind the ban on school trips to Baltimore City. He bucked the negative stereotypes of the City and came down on the side of area children. Such school trips allow young people to explore and learn from the City’s many cultural resources and attractions.
GBCA is thrilled to announce that 2015-16 Urban Arts Leadership Program (UALP) Fellows have been placed with their host organizations. The ten Fellows, who were selected in October 2015, will work with area cultural organization where they will lead projects ranging from event programming to marketing and outreach strategies, to community engagement initiatives.
The participating cultural organizations and their matched Fellows are:
The program is designed to increase the participation of groups that have been historically underrepresented, particularly those of color, in the management of cultural and artistic organizations. You can learn more about the individual Fellows on the GBCA website.
UALP is made possible through the generous support of the Surdna Foundation, theRobert W. Deutsch Foundation, the Baltimore Community Foundation, the Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Family Foundation, the Maryland State Arts Council, SB and Company, and the UALP host organizations listed above. Supporters also include Jane Brown and Neil Didriksen, and Kevin and Robbye Apperson.
All the best,
P.S. Plans are underway for a Citizen Artist Baltimore Mayoral Forum on arts and culture on March 11 from 6:00 to 7:30 in partnership with Maryland Institute College of Art. Stay tuned for further details and if you haven’t done so already, REGISTER TO VOTE!