Next Wednesday marks the first of the 2012 GBCA Brown Bag House Talks. In a region that is rich in its diversity, many institutions (and others) continue to wrestle with ways to be genuinely inclusive. With that in mind, we are excited to launch the series with a discussion about achieving diverse participation in Baltimore’s arts and cultural institutions and activities. Fanon Hill, Co-Director of Art on Purpose’s ‘Black Male Identity’ and Co-Founder of Baltimore City Youth Resiliency Institute, and Mariska Jordan, Director of Jubilee Arts will lead the conversation with plenty of opportunity for questions and dialogue. I hope you will join us on Wednesday, March 21 at the Arena Playhouse for what promises to be a helpful and thought-provoking discussion.
As we plan for future events, we welcome topic suggestions from the field. Currently in the works are sessions on best practices for recruiting interns, creating meaningful city-county partnerships, and the funders’ perspective on drafting effective fundraising proposals.
If you are not yet a member of GBCA, please take a moment to find more information and join through our website. In addition to organizational memberships, we encourage individual artists and supporters of the arts to join our community.