Mayoral Forum on Arts & Culture shows the Power of Citizen Artists
In an unprecedented show of strength by Baltimore’s creative communities, over five hundred citizen artists came together for first ever Mayoral Forum on Arts and Culture held by Citizen Artist Baltimore (CAB) on Monday, March 7 at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Participating mayoral candidates included Sheila Dixon, Elizabeth Embry, Joshua Harris, Patrick Gutierrez, DeRay McKesson, Nick Mosby, Catherine Pugh, Cindy Walsh, David Warnock, Wilton Wilson, and Calvin Young. CAB asked questions based on input collected during seven listening sessions held all across Baltimore City. The mayoral contenders spoke about important issues including increasing support for arts education, mandating equity in cultural funding, creating a cabinet level arts position, and developing an inclusive cultural plan for Baltimore City. Click here for the full report.
- Mayoral candidates participate in first forum on the arts, Maura Callahan, Baltimore City Paper, March 9, 2016
- Baltimore’s Mayoral Candidates on Art and Culture, Cara Ober, BmoreArt, March 10, 2016
- 4 Arts Issues That Matter to Baltimore’s Mayoral Candidates, Stephen Babcock, March 9, 2016