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Rescheduling Listening Sessions for Northeast, West & Cultural Orgs/in events, news /by citizenartist
The Listening Sessions previously scheduled to take place at the Hamilton Library on Saturday, January 22, WombWorks on Monday, January 25, and for Cultural Organizations at the BSO on Tuesday, January 26 have all both been postponed due to post-blizzard conditions.
The Listening Session for Cultural Organizations has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 2, at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall – Second Space: 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Enter through main lobby and head upstairs).
We are working on confirming new dates, times and locations for the west and northeast listening session. Check back for updates!
Citizen Artist Baltimore announces arts voting initiative ahead of primary election/in events, news /by citizenartist
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 30, 2015
Graham Coreil-Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 443-687-9255
Citizen Artist Baltimore announces arts voting initiative and six citywide listening sessions ahead of the 2016 primary election.
Baltimore, MD, December 30, 2015 – Citizen Artist Baltimore is a call to action for individuals, organizations, institutions, and foundations to work together to advance inclusion of the arts, culture, and humanities as an issue of critical importance in the April 2016 Primary Mayoral Election and beyond.
This growing partnership, led by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA), Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA), and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, consists of artists, organizations, patrons of the arts, and community and cultural leaders.
Through a series of public listening session in January 2016, Citizen Artist Baltimore will identify sector priorities. The group will then circulate a questionnaire to the 2016 mayoral candidates whose responses will be published on the website http://citizenartist.vote. In mid-March 2016, there will be a public, candidates’ forum on arts and culture. Leading up to the primary election, Citizen Artist Baltimore will also be registering and encouraging all eligible voters to participate in the primary election on April 26, 2016.
GBCA Executive Director Jeannie Howe emphasizes the value of local artists and the initiative’s timeliness:
Reflecting on the critical nature of Citizen Artist Baltimore’s grassroots organizing, MCA Executive Director John Schratwieser states:
Given the many contributions that the creative community makes to the success of the city, the Citizen Artist Baltimore campaign will offer candidates a means to clarify the role of the sector in their policies and strategies. The effort is also meant to engage artists, designers, performers and other cultural producers and patrons in the electoral process and improve access to arts, culture, and humanities for all Baltimore citizens.
Citizen Artist Baltimore Listening Sessions will be held:
Central: Tuesday, January 5 2016, 6:30-8:00pm – Design Conversation at
The Windup Space, 12 W North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201
Southwest: Saturday, January 9 2016, 3-4:30pm
Zella’s Pizzeria, 1145 Hollins St, Baltimore, MD 21223
West: Monday, January 11 2016, 7-8pm
Jubilee Arts, 1947 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
East: Wednesday, January 13 2016, 7-8:30pm
Baltimore American Indian Center, 113 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231
Northeast: Saturday, January 23 2016, 1-2:30pm
Hamilton Branch – Enoch Pratt Free Library, 5910 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214
Northwest: Late January, date and location to-be-confirmed
Maryland Citizens for the Arts is an advocacy organization committed to expanding the nonprofit arts sector through public investment and service; thereby enhancing lifelong learning, quality of life, and economic vitality for all Maryland’s citizens.
The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance is a membership and service organization that nurtures and promotes a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts and cultural community essential to the region’s economic success and quality of life.
The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation exists to promote innovation in science and technology, arts, education and social justice.