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Executive Director's Letter - 5/16/23

A basic tenet of GBCA is that we are stronger together than apart. Together we can share resources and intelligence, build coalitions and advocate for equity in the cultural sector and beyond. As such, GBCA recently shared its new alliance with the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce. Today, I am honored to announce that the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) and Open Works are partnering to further opportunities for artists and creatives in Baltimore. Beginning May 2023, GBCA members will receive membership and space rental discounts to Open Works, increasing their access to the makerspace’s workshops, education, tools, equipment, and more.

I hope you will come celebrate the launch of the GBCA and Open Works partnership at our happy hour event on Wednesday, May 24, from 5:30 - 7:30pm, at 1400 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21202. Click here to RSVP.

Speaking of partnerships, GBCA is so grateful for our partners in our region's Arts Districts. This Thursday, May 18, from 5-9pm, join GBCA member, Bromo Arts District, for their Bromo Art Walk. This night of artistic performances, exhibits, and open studios is free and a great way to tour and visit the 30+ participating creative groups at 21 locations throughout the district! Click here to learn more, register for tickets, and access special promotions.

GBCA is also excited about the Material/Inheritance: Contemporary Work by New Jewish Culture Fellows exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. It features the work of 30 artists whose work has been supported by the New Jewish Culture Fellowship (NJCF), a national arts fellowship that advances the work of groundbreaking Jewish artists.

Finally, congratulations to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture for its incredible Utopia gala last week. It was inspiring to hear from Governor Wes Moore and to be with the many museum supporters and leaders from the cultural field.

All my best,


P.S. Attention Baltimore City Public Schools and Prince George’s County Public Schools principals! Apply to Arts for Learning Maryland’s Principal Fellowship–a community of like-minded school leaders exploring how arts integration can transform schools and create joyful learning experiences grounded in equity. The application deadline for this year-long program, which includes an honorarium and funding for school projects, is June 16. You can learn more by following this link.

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