Entries by citizenartist

Safe Art Space Public Forum

The Safe Art Space public forum is today, Thursday, 4-7pm, at the War Memorial building, 101 N. Gay Street. Contribute your input to help create a citywide network of safe, cost-effective, contemporary, living, live/work, studio, and performance spaces for established and emerging artists.

Advocate for local arts funding 2/14 & 3/20-21

Maryland State Arts Council is the largest funder of operating support in Baltimore City and is critical throughout the state and region. Our chance to advocate for local arts funding is now! Register for Maryland Arts Day on February 14 to show your commitment to the arts in Baltimore City. Early bird registration is through Friday, February 3rd. Click […]

Take Action to Protect National Arts Funding

Last week The Hill newspaper broke the alarming story that policy advisors to the President are calling for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities and privatizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. While Citizen Artist Baltimore is focused on primarily on advocating for supporting arts and culture at […]

Affordable & Safe Housing for All Baltimoreans

Since the tragic Ghost Ship artist warehouse fire in Oakland on December 2nd, artist live-work spaces have been subject to increased fire safety scrutiny nationwide. Locally, on December 5 the Bell Foundry live and work artist space was inspected and condemned. Residents and cultural workers were evicted without advance warning due to code violations. Today, December 21, Mayor Catherine Pugh announced a Task Force on Safe Art Spaces comprised of artists, city officials, cultural leaders, and developers. Citizen Artist Baltimore will work with the Mayor’s Task Force to contribute to housing solutions benefiting artists, cultural workers, and all Baltimoreans.

Safe and affordable housing and workspace is a human right. Citizen Artist Baltimore values the rights of artists, and all Baltimore residents, to safe and affordable housing and workspace. We will work with City Hall to make sure artist voices are heard! Sign up for action alerts as the new Mayor and City Council address these issues and to learn about other opportunities to advocate for arts and culture.

Baltimore Arts Education Coalition: Principal Panel Discussion

On November 30, the Baltimore Arts Education Coalition will hold a panel discussion with Baltimore City Schools principals to discuss strategies on how to ensure that all students participate in high quality arts education programs and receive instruction in all arts disciplines including dance, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts.

Moving Forward

Citizen Artist Baltimore stands in solidarity with LGBTQI folks, women, people of color, Muslims, Mexicans, and indeed all people threatened by the presidential election results. As we heal from the trauma of the 2016 national presidential election, there are many local decisions that were made from which we can draw hope. Mayor-elect Catherine Pugh is already talking about […]

Get Out The Vote!

With 2016 General Election just over a month away, Citizen Artist Baltimore (CAB) is calling on YOU to register to vote, get educated on the candidates, and get out and vote! Heres how you can help: Learn about the mayoral candidates positions on arts and cultural priorities so that you can make the best choice. […]

Volunteer to Get Out the Early Vote!

Volunteer with the No Boundaries Coalition to help get out the early vote this Saturday, 10/29. Meet 9am at the Avenue Market, 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue. Look for the No Boundaries fruit stand to find a field organizer. Canvassing and ride sharing to early polling will run 10am-4pm.

ArtsLAB 2016, MCA’s 5th annual capacity building conference

Topic: Citizen Artists: Arts Professionals and Civic Engagement Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Time: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM Location: Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park, MD Click here to learn more and register! ArtsLAB 2016, MCA’s fifth annual capacity building conference, will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park, MD. The theme of this […]

Baltimore Stories / Art of Transformation

Citizen Artist Baltimore is excited to share an interactive presentation on with participants at the upcoming Art of Transformation: Reworking Baltimore’s Stories media screening and discussion at Arch Social Club on July 28 from 6-8pm. Citizen Artist Baltimore will open the event with a facilitated discussion what we heard at listening sessions, what the mayoral candidates said about arts and culture, and how you can help shape our future as a city-wide alliance of cultural organizing.