Discussion of Baltimore Arts & Entertainment Districts - 2024
Maryland’s Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Districts are charged with developing and promoting community involvement, tourism, and revitalization through tax-related incentives that attract artists, arts organizations, and other creative enterprises to towns and cities across the State. As hyper-local service organizations at the intersection of arts and economic development, A&E Districts are uniquely positioned to deliver direct service to artists and businesses while maintaining an eye on long-term economic, tourism, and promotion goals.
The Arts Funders Affinity Group invites all members interested in arts and community investment to this continuation of conversations held in October 2018, July 2019 and April 2020. Leaders of Baltimore City's four Arts and Entertainment Districts, Chad Hayes, Director of Community Planning and Revitalization at the Baltimore City Planning Department, and David D. Mitchell, Program Director for Arts and Entertainment Districts, Maryland State Arts Council will provide updates about each districts’ major projects, redesignation status, successes, and current challenges. In addition, we’ll learn about the City's coordination efforts and funding and discuss current issues, such as safety.
This meeting was originally scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2023 and is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only. Lunch will be served to those attending in-person.