Ongoing Projects

lady brion gives opening address for the 2021 black artist fair

VIDEO: 2021 Black Artist Fair

The Black Arts District presents the first Annual Black Artist Fair – an educational and interactive event designed to connect Black creatives from the Greater Baltimore Area to resources and

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a woman give a presentation about the black arts district. the new black arts district logo is projected on a screen

Officials outline plans to restore Baltimore’s Black Arts District to former glory, unveil new ‘BAD’ logo

Brion Gill, the executive director for the formerly named Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts & Entertainment District, unveiled the district’s new name, the “Black Arts District,” at the event while also showcasing the new logo, which is composed of a series of stark shapes and colors reminiscent of African and geometric art styles to spell out the district’s new acronym: “B.A.D.”

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a mural on a brick wall that reads "power to the people. rest in peace freddie pepper gray"

Baltimore Funding Model Challenges ‘Nonprofit Industrial Complex’ Practices

More than two decades in the making, Baltimore Children & Youth Fund (BCYF) provides local youth-focused groups with grants ranging from $500 to $500,000. BCYF is funded annually by 3 percent of the city’s property taxes. What’s innovative is how its principals structured it to ensure that small Black grassroots groups that usually go unfunded have a seat at the table.

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