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Urban Arts Leadership

About the Program

Urban Arts Leadership (UAL) is an example of change in action. A program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA), UAL is a fellowship program designed to increase diversity in the management of cultural and artistic organizations by building a pipeline for high achieving emerging leaders, focusing on those of color.

UAL offers professional development and network building opportunities to develop and empower tomorrow's leaders. UAL Fellows engage in a rigorous training program and are matched with host organizations where they contribute to the organization's culture, and additionally, manage projects that are core to the thrust of the organization.

The development of UAL has been guided by community input and the participation of more than 30 administrators from partnering cultural organizations. It is an immediate response to the needs of early career professionals and is meant to strengthen the cultural field.

Applications for Host Organizations are now open for

Urban Arts Leadership Cohort '19

Download the links below for more information on requirements and eligibility

Urban Arts Leadership Informational Packet

Host Organization Eligibility Requirements

Diversity in Arts Leadership: Fast Facts

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For more information about UAL, please email [email protected]

Urban Arts Leadership is a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and is made possible through the generous support of the:

Surdna Foundation

Maryland State Arts Council

Robert W. Deutsch Foundation

Eddie C. Brown and C. Sylvia Brown Family Foundation

SB & Company

The Peck Family Foundation

Robbye and Kevin Apperson

Jane Brown and Neil Didriksen

Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker

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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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