Get Involved in Black Male Identity Project

Dear Artists, Performers, and Cultural Providers;

You may be familiar with a new project just beginning to gain traction in the Baltimore region—Art on Purpose’s Black Male Identity project. While the intent of this important yearlong project is clear (creating, inspiring, and sharing true and positive images defining black male identity), the many ways you and/or your organization can become involved may not be self-evident.

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Baltimore Office Promotion and The Arts are pleased to endorse this important project for our community, and we join Art on Purpose in inviting you to learn more about how to participate.

What: A celebratory and inspiring gathering for visual and performing artists, and cultural institutions of all shapes and sizes. Come learn about the project, why it matters to you, and how you can get involved. We’ll also be discussing how Free Fall Baltimore 2011 in October can be a platform for your BMI projects.

Where: The Sub-Basement Artists Studio, 118 N. Howard St., Baltimore, MD 21201

When: Tuesday, May 17, 5-9pm

Who: There is a place for anyone’s involvement in Black Male Identity. Artists and creative people: visual artists, film makers, performing artists and writers who have or want to celebrate art of black male identity, or want to lead others in creating art. Art and culture program providers and venues who want to share in illuminating positive definitions of black men and boys, drawing in diverse audiences and helping the community understand we all benefit from a truer understanding of black male identity.

Why: The cultural community, like many communities in Baltimore, is often divided along racial lines. By bringing people together, sharing our individual truths, and engaging in genuine conversation, we can all better understand one another, and benefit from what we each have to offer the other.

It begins with learning how to get involved by attending our gathering on May 17.

How: RSVP to This is not an exclusive gathering: please share this information with fellow artists and creative colleagues—the project’s success is bound only by the extent of participation it achieves.

We look forward to sharing more details on what to expect May 17, and seeing you then!


J. Buck Jabaily
Executive Director
Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

Randi Vega
Director of Cultural Affairs
Baltimore Office Promotion and The Arts

One response to “Get Involved in Black Male Identity Project

  1. stevie thompson

    This is a great opportunity for voices to be heard!

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