Executive Director’s Letter
August 6, 2013
No summertime blues in Baltimore, it already feels like fall. I hope you all are enjoying a little break before September comes barreling down the pike.
The arts and technology communities have been circling each other and intersecting in many promising ways. The parallel between each makes us appealing partners—vibrancy, entrepreneurship, impact, and creativity are hallmarks of both. GBCA’s Mapping Brown Bag last March was one step in bringing us together.
Since then, I facilitated a Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA) conference panel that included Chris Ryer (Highlandtown Arts and Entertainment District), Kalima Young (Art+Justice Project/MICA), and Peter Bruun (Strong Art/Strong Youth Investigation) to discuss cultural data. And there are many other ideas in the works including conversations around the upcoming Baltimore Innovation Week (September 20-29, 2013).
In the meantime, GBCA is hard at work on its strategic plan and this fall will be rolling out exciting new programs and services.
All the best,
- Enjoy Summer by Binge Watching Movies and Reading a Baltimore-Born Beach Book
- “Culture is not the icing on the cake, it’s the sugar and the eggs—you really can’t make a decent city or cake without it.”
- Liz Lerman’s Incredible Impact on the Arts, and Our Thanks to GBCA Membership and Development Manager, Melanie Robey.
- Our Wonderful State-Designated Arts Districts
- It’s the Season to Go Outside and Play!
- Be an Informed Arts and Culture Voter
- Artscape 2014 and a New Online Cultural Calendar
- Congratulations to the 2014 Baker Artist Award Winners!
- Honoring Fred and Jonna Lazarus
- “It gives me great pleasure to announce the 2014 inaugural class of Rubys Artist Project Grant awardees.”