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Baltimore Arts Education Coalition: Principal Panel Discussion

November 30, 2016 from 4:30-6:30 PM

Hosted by Arts Every Day
120 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201

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The Baltimore Arts Education Coalition (BAEC) is a group of citizens advocating for, and partnering with City Schools to build, strong arts programs. On November 30, the BAEC 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.

The panel is comprised of City Schools principals who are doing good work in providing quality arts instruction for students.  Panelists will share their insight on the budgeting, scheduling and day-to-day decisions that impact the arts. The program will include time for questions and discussion with the audience.

Panelists include:

Cathleen Miles, Principal at Abbottston Elementary School
Nancy Fagan, Principal at Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School #215
Craig Rivers, Principal at Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School
Mathew Hornbeck, Principal at Hampstead Hill Academy
Jessica Johnson, Principal at Booker T. Washington Middle School for the 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 top priorities affecting artists and cultural workers – jobs, education, and housing. In addition, important ballot questions were approved, including the charter amendment establishing the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Working in community reminds us that supporting arts and culture are both means and ends as we continue to make Baltimore a more inclusive and prosperous place for our neighbors. Strengthening and building bridges among our many communities is where it all starts. Our love through organizing continues.

Citizen Artist Baltimore will be holding community gatherings and cultural organizing trainings in the near future. All will be welcome as we seek to expand our community networks, build leadership, and focus on the best ways to equitably support arts and culture in Baltimore City. Take the Citizen Artist Baltimore pledge to receive updates on participating in future events.

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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:

  1. Learn about the mayoral candidates positions on arts and cultural priorities so that you can make the best choice.
  2. Find out about all of the candidates running to represent your district and find out more about the important ballot questions by using the League of Women Voters Vote Guide.
  3. Help get out the vote! The No Boundaries Coalition is going to be making phone calls, knocking on doors and giving people rides to the polls on election day. They are asking people to sign up in 2 hour shifts between 10am and 8pm.  Sign up to volunteer on election day using this form.
  4. VOTE ON NOVEMBER 8. Click here to find your Baltimore City polling location.

Sign up for updates on future events and help Citizen Artist Baltimore show the strength of Baltimore’s arts and cultural communities by taking the Citizen Artist Baltimore Pledge.

While you are getting out the vote In Real Life, join the conversation and help Citizen Artist Baltimore spread the word online! Follow us, share, and comment on facebook, twitter, and instagram. Share your citizen artist actions using the hashtag #CitizenArtistBmore.

The Avenue Market

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.

MCA ArtsLab

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

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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

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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 year’s conference will be “Citizen Artists” and will feature presentations by, and conversations with artists who are actively engaged in a civic or social project with their art; be it the environment, arts education, criminal justice, healthcare, historic preservation, or other topics. Come and add your voice to the conversation about creating more Citizen Artists. ArtsLAB was created by MCA to provide a space for the nonprofit arts sector to come together to address concerns facing our field.
Cost: $15 per person, $12 per person for groups of 3 or more from one organization.