GBCA has served as a catalyst, incubator, and / or a home for many programs in the Greater Baltimore region since 2001.

Click on each image below for more information on our programs:



The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund established the Baker Artist Awards in 2008-2009 to recognize Baltimore’s artists and engage regional, national and international audiences in supporting these artists’ work. The Baker Artist Awards, managed by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, encourages all Baltimore area artists working in any creative discipline to register, exhibit their work, comment on others’ work, select favorite works, promote the site to friends, enjoy the broad public attention given to the site and compete for the Mary Sawyers Baker Prizes and b-grant awards.



In 2004, GBCA launched, an online, comprehensive cultural events calendar for the Greater Baltimore region.The site was updated and re-launched in 2008. Currently GBCA is entering the initial planning phases to update for a third time. A popular feature of are the weekly half-price FunSaver discount offers, which are weekly ticket deals sent every Thursday by email to over 20,000 people. To sign-up, click here.




Each Thursday, GBCA sends its weekly half-price FunSaver email to over 20,000 people. GBCA member organizations submit half-price ticket offers to Anyone may sign up to receive the weekly FunSaver. Click here to sign up.




JobsPlus is a listing of all the latest opportunities in the Greater Baltimore cultural community. The listing includes job offers, internships, workshops, classes, and more. To list an opportunity, please email or fill out the form on the site. You must be a GBCA member to submit job postings, but it is free for the public to view and use!


ARTists u

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance hosts Artists U,  a grassroots, artist-run platform for changing the working conditions of artists.

Artists U wants to change the conversations artists have in our heads, with each other, and with the world.We push artists to build lives that are balanced, productive, and sustainable.We are skills-based, not need-based: we work to empower artists to create their lives and their art.We don’t give advice. We don’t do things for you.Everything we do is artist-to-artist and free for all participants.
We started in Philadelphia and now we work in Baltimore and South Carolina too (and sometimes in other places).We have two tools: group meetings and one-on-one planning sessions.




On the first Monday of every month, GBCA hosts a happy hour for arts and culture. When the first Monday falls on a holiday, the happy hour is held the following Monday.

These Happy Hour events are informal networking opportunities for the region’s cultural community. Anyone is welcome to attend. Past venues have included the Marquee Lounge at Creative Alliance, Brewer’s Art, Joe Squared, and the courtyard at Miller’s Court.
For information on upcoming Arts & Culture Happy Hours,visit our Events page.


Brown Bag House Talks invite experts from the field to discuss topics relevant to the cultural community, such as diversity, fundraising, and audience development. Attendees are encouraged to participate by asking questions and sharing personal experiences.

For information on upcoming Brown Bag House Talks, visit our Events page.




GBCA regularly webcasts arts/cultural events and activities from around the region. Our webcasts are broadcast live, and then archived. GBCA members are eligible for one free webcast (or HD recording) each year. If you would like to request a webcast, send an email to Several of our webcasts are archived on our Vimeo page as well as on our Livestream page.