Geoloom: A Tool to Weave Arts, Culture and Community Vitality
The GEOLOOM co>map is an online map that highlights arts and culture activities and organizations in Baltimore. When it launches in July of this year, users will be able to overlay demographics, residential and commercial real estate, green spaces, schools, and more.
GEOLOOM is rooted in the idea that arts and culture play a significant role in fostering the vitality of a place. Neighborhood-based arts and cultural activity can have an impact on residents’ attachment to their community, the overall economic conditions in their neighborhood, and the quality of life for the entire city. The tool is designed to help users with decision-making about their community, organization, and the city. It can be used for research, planning, exploration, and investment. This tool adds a cultural data dimension that is a vital but an oftentimes missing element in the conversations about Baltimore’s neighborhoods.
Please join us for a demonstration of the GEOLOOM co>map followed by a discussion with stakeholders about how they envision using this new tool in their work, including grantmaking. Our speakers will be:
- Seema Iyer, Director, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance at the Jacob-France Institute
- Jeff Buchheit, Executive Director, Baltimore Heritage Area Maryland Philanthropy Network
- Christina Delgado, Community Engagement Specialist, Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, lnc.
- Krista D. Green, Cultural Affairs Assistant Director, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members only. Lunch will be served.