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Learn more about the Baltimore Art + Justice Project and its vision for Baltimore City.

Vision

The  Baltimore Art + Justice Project will improve the lives of Baltimore residents by strengthening art and design-based advocacy and intervention. 

Mission

The Baltimore Art + Justice Project is dedicated to laying the foundation for advocacy and collaboration, between and among local artists and designers, arts organizations, community-based organizations, advocates, and funders working to promote social justice in Baltimore.

Strategy

The Baltimore Art + Justice Project will facilitate dialogue and data collection that enables the city of Baltimore to identify and better understand its art and design based social justice assets. The project will create a web-based mapping resource for use by artists, designers, arts organizations, community-based organizations, advocates, and funders who are interested in advancing social justice in Baltimore.

Program Design

The mission of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project will be achieved through four program components: 1) Community Dialogue and Outreach; 2) Data Collection and Analysis; 3) Visualization and Storytelling; and 4) Documentation and Process Evaluation.

  1. Community meetings, in-depth interviews, town hall events and forums will be used to promote the project and strengthen collaboration among artists, designers, arts organizations, community-based organizations, advocates, and funders.

  2. The Baltimore Art + Justice Project profile tool will collect data on artists, designers, arts organizations, community-based organizations, and advocates in Baltimore.

  3. Data collected will be mapped by zip code and neighborhood, providing a view of Baltimore's art and design based social justice assets. Additionally, artists and organizations will be able to make their personal case for art as a tool for social change through digital storytelling and sharing resources.

  4. The Baltimore Art + Justice Project will use documentation and process evaluation to develop a replicable model for mapping art and design-based social justice assets in other cities.

The activities of the Baltimore Art+ Justice Project are executed by the Project Coordinator and are governed by an Advisory Committee made up artists, advocates, funders and researchers.

The Baltimore Art + Justice Project is administered by MICA's Office of Community Engagement in partnership with Animating Democracy. The project is made possible by a grant from the Open Society Foundation in New York City.

For more information:
Kalima Young
kyoung01@mica.edu
410-225-4268