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Mission, Vision, and Values


GBCA creates equity and opportunity In, Through, and For arts and culture in Greater Baltimore.


Artists, and arts, cultural and humanities organizations are valued:

▪ as essential contributors to the social fabric and human spirit of Baltimore;

▪ for their contributions to equitable education, economy, and opportunity;

▪ as problem-solving partners to government and business; and

▪ for both their inherent worth and their power to create change.


Equity, inclusion, access, and justice can be advanced in, and through, arts and culture.

The sector is stronger together and can take collective action.

The dignity of a broad, complex spectrum of human creative expression must be recognized and respected.

The history, evolution, resilience, and aesthetics of Baltimore provide a context for and inform the allocation of GBCA’s resources.


GBCA serves Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties: Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Baltimore County, Howard County, and Harford County.

Become a Member

As a member of GBCA, you will not only gain access to wonderful benefits, but you will also become an active participant in a broader cultural community. Your organization and employees will directly benefit from opportunities to collaborate, connect, learn, network and share with your colleagues in the cultural community. Join our growing constituency of over 300 individual artists and organizations representing the region's extraordinary range of arts, culture, history, heritage, humanities, and attractions.

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