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Executive Director's Letter - 5/23/23

Congratulations to Arts Administrators of Color Network, which has been selected to participate in The Wallace Foundation’s Field Studies program, a research component of Wallace’s ongoing arts initiative focused on arts organizations founded by, with, and for communities of color.

Wallace awarded a total of $2.96 million to Arts Administrators of Color Network and seven other organizations forming the initial cohort of Field Studies Grantees: BIG We Foundation, Cave Canem, First Peoples Fund, IllumiNative, Mosaic America, South Asian American Digital Archive, and World Arts West. The Arts Administrators of Color Network is a national support network that harnesses the power of artists, arts administrators, and organizations of people of the global majority to connect and expand BIPOC leadership across the U. S. creative sector. Since its creation in 2016 in Washington D.C., the organization has held over 25 events, served over 1,000 arts leaders in DC/Maryland/Virginia, over 200 arts leaders nationally, and maintains a network that reaches over 18,000 individuals. Interested in becoming involved? Check out their website to learn more.

As a longtime partner of Maryland Public Television (MPT), we at GBCA were thrilled to learn about a new programming they have created for the show, Artworks. Artworks celebrates local and regional artists working in a wide range of disciplines, and each year, produces a special segment devoted to GBCA’s Baker Artist Awardees. In the series’ ninth season, MPT will be taking a deep dive into theater, curation, comedy, folk art, fine art, animation, and jazz. The first three episodes in the new season explore theater production and museum curation, and will feature Everyman Theatre, Mosaic Theater, and the Baltimore Museum of Art’s “The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century” exhibition. Be sure to tune in!

I hope to see you tomorrow evening (Wednesday, May 24) as we celebrate the launch of the GBCA and Open Works partnership at our happy hour event from 5:30 - 7:30pm, at 1400 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21202. Click here to RSVP.

Have a great week,


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