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#BaltimoreVotes Information Session

Become Certified to Register Eligible Voters & Prepare for Elections in June!
Thursday, February 15th from 5:30pm to 7:00 pm
The Motor House, 120 W North Avenue

#BaltimoreVotes is a campaign, dedicated to providing everyone in Baltimore, without prejudice or bias the information and motivation they need to engage in every election confidently. Right now we’re invested in supporting individuals in Baltimore interested in voter registration, voter education, and voter turnout efforts as a tool to empower their community to vote.

During this information session, we’ll explore resources being used around the country, brainstorm collaboratively on a Baltimore where every eligible voter is confident casting a Ballot in June and every election. Also, The Baltimore City Board of Elections will be on site to certify anyone looking to register eligible voters this upcoming election.

Baltimore Arts Education Initiative

Citizen Artist Baltimore is excited to partner with coalition partner Arts Every Day as they work with Baltimore City Public Schools to launch the Baltimore Arts Education Initiative, a collaborative Fine Arts Strategic Planning process to improve equity and access to the arts for all Baltimore City Public School students.

National Voter Registration Week Starts 9/26!

Citizen Artist Baltimore is proud to be in collaboration with Mile 22 and other civic and community organizations to kick off National Voter Registration Week, beginning Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 with a friendly, fun, happy hour with complimentary drinks, refreshments, and music. Voter registration, information and educational tools will be available to increase awareness around the importance of voting locally.

Monumental Sites for Imagining Culture

The dramatic removal of Baltimore’s contested Confederate monuments has sparked a robust public dialogue around what to do with the remaining sites. In response, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts has created an online portal, “Monumental Sites,” to serve as a central repository for the public’s suggestions and ideas. Artpartheid, in partnership with Cultural Works and USDAC & The Arch Social Club Community Network, The Living Well, and Wombworks, is hosting a series of community dialogues to create space for people to express their thoughts about the monuments, the removal process, and ideas for what to do next.

Save Congressional Arts & Culture Funding

National arts and culture funding is being threatened by President Trump’s proposed federal budget. Now more than ever it is important for everyone to contact your members of Congress to let them know that you support all agencies that help local organizations.

United Not Blighted Rally

One of the top priorities we heard from citizen artists during our listening sessions last year was the need for access to affordable housing and workspace. Join the Baltimore Housing Roundtable to fight for fair development at the United Not Blighted Rally at the Baltimore War Memorial building from 2 to 5 PM on Saturday, May 13th. BHR will feature storytelling about displacement due to environmental injustices, neighborhood gentrification, and disinvested and blighted housing, and then issue a challenge to Mayor Pugh to invest in community-driven, equitable development. The event will be interspersed with musical performances and will end with a march on City Hall.

Congressional Art Funding Protected, For Now

A message from our state level arts advocacy partner, Maryland Citizens for the Arts:

Congress has reached a bipartisan agreement on a bill to fund the nation’s federal agencies and programs for the remaining balance of the current FY2017 fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2017. None of the nation’s arts and cultural agencies nor programs incurred a budget cut. In fact, many of them received funding increases for this year (see chart below here). As you will see from the chart, not only was there no cut to the NEA’s current fiscal year budget, but our champions in Congress actually proposed a $2 million increase!

Safe Art Space Task Force Meeting 4/4

The next meeting of the Mayor’s Safe Art Space Task Force is this Tuesday, April 4, 4pm, at Maryland Institute College of Art – 300 W Mt. Royal Ave, Room M110.

For artists living / working in Baltimore City, click here to take the Safe Arts Space Survey: