The Baltimore Art + Justice Project seeks to identify, amplify, and support the work of arts-based practitioners who are advancing the cause of social justice throughout the City of Baltimore. Through outreach, dialogue and data collection, the project will quantify and map this city’s arts-based social justice assets, and create tools and resources that help practitioners and their allies to connect with one another. Ultimately, the project seeks to increase understanding of, and investment in, arts-based strategies for change. By collaborating with national allies in the field, the project also seeks to contribute to a national dialogue on the role of art and design. Administered by Maryland Institute College of Art-and guided by local artists, advocates, data experts and designers-the project is being launched with support from the Open Society Foundations in partnership with Animating Democracy.
The Art + Justice Project is being run out of the Office of Community Engagement at MICA. GBCA has been involved in an advisory capacity on the project since its inception.