With the support of our members, funders, partners, and countless others the last two years have been transformative for GBCA. The Baker Artist Awards, the Rubys, professional development, advocacy and marketing have all become a core part of our services. Membership has grown from 80 to 300 individuals and organizations. In June, GBCA will launch a groundbreaking new cultural calendar to replace the BaltimoreFunGuide.com and will increase our work on audience development and promotion of the region’s vibrant cultural sector. All of these advances have come with the advice of our membership and the thoughtful input of community and cultural leaders.
As we move forward, listening continues to be a fundamental value for GBCA.
That’s why we’re asking for your participation in this online survey. As a stakeholder, we want to know what’s important to you. What are we doing well? What can we do better? Is there any place we are missing the boat altogether? Do you have an amazing idea for GBCA to consider? Make your voice heard.
Please take a few minutes and help GBCA set priorities and ensure that our work going forward is meaningful and is providing the kind of support most critical to the cultural sector, its champions, its audience, and its patrons.
Thank you in advance for participating AND for sharing the survey with as many people from as many organizations as you can.
I am signing off today from National Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Congratulations to Maryland Citizens for the Arts for organizing a Maryland delegation of more than 70 advocates from around the state and to the Maryland State Arts Council for their incredible efforts. Among the pressing issues facing the arts and culture sector are funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, preserving tax credits for charitable giving, tax deductions for artists, full funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, arts education, cultural exchange, arts and healthcare, web neutrality, and more. It is a very full plate and all so necessary. To learn more and see how you can sign on to help, visit the Americans for the Arts website.
All the best,