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UALP update May 29, 2018


As you know by now, it is my great honor to serve the Baltimore community-at-large as I stand at the helm of the Urban Arts Leadership Program for the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. I consider this as “no small task”. It is a task that is rich with hidden nuances and challenges that often feel like a personal affront when they rear up to stymie forward motion. There are times when I must hold fast to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s words… “Carve a tunnel of hope through a dark mountain of disappointment.”

In spite of it all, and because of it all… There is now a brief history that is beginning to show itself after five cohort iterations within four program years. I am most humbly grateful to program founder, David Mitchell, for his vision that resulted in the programmatic footprint that I have inherited. I am additionally, appreciative to all that have paused in any way, form, or fashion to act as a champion for the Urban Arts Leadership Program. I am clear that the effort exists because of the support that it receives. Thank you. Please read on to see a snapshot view of where the Urban Arts Leadership Alumni are now and where they have been since their graduation from the program.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kibibi Ajanku

Applications are currently being accepted for the next cohort.

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