Strategic Community Gathering for Western Maryland

02nov6:00 pm8:00 pmStrategic Community Gathering for Western MarylandHosted by Maryland Citizens for the Arts

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We are hosting the November 2nd Strategic Community Gathering for Western Maryland. If you are an artist, artisan, musician, writer, poet, dancer, actor, singer, culinarian, arts entrepreneur, or other sort of creative in our community- we need you! Please join us from 6pm – 8pm to represent the Arts in Western Maryland.

Please RSVP by Oct. 19th at

MCA is generously providing transportation from Allegany County to make sure that Western Maryland is represented.

This fall and winter, MCA, in partnership with The Leadership Institute for Compassionate Changemaking, is hosting 9 Strategic Community Gatherings to culminate qualitative and quantitative data to inform its upcoming strategic plan, launching in 2024.
The Strategic Community Gatherings will mirror the vision in its process and:
Collect and distill comprehensive and inclusive feedback from the state for MCA to use as the cornerstone of the creation of the upcoming strategic plan.
Center the voices of Black, Indigenous, and people of color throughout the process as an embedded commitment to antiracism.
Heighten disruption by prioritizing BIPOC artists, BIPOC-led organizations, BIPOC and White artists with disabilities, and BIPOC and White rural communities in the process.
Nurture spaces of exchange for the Maryland arts community for continued collaboration.
Practice and model compensatory exchange within communities by curating events and meetings that recognize the time and energy of sharing thoughts and ideas and compensate material benefit to participants as a part of the process.
Following the Gatherings across the state, the team will connect with smaller groups and individual stakeholders, in alignment with the goals of the process.
Hope to see you at a Strategic Community Gathering Near You!



November 2, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-04:00)


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