GBCA and “Artists U”

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) was founded to nurture and promote a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts and cultural community to the region. Since its launch in 2001, GBCA has served as both a catalyst and an incubator for important programs and initiatives.

GBCA hosts the Baltimore branch of Artists U, a grassroots, artist-run platform that provides tools and professional development for sustaining one’s life as an artist.

WGS Studio Artist John Henderson at Baltimore's Artist U.

WGS Studio Artist John Henderson at Baltimore’s Artist U professional training and development workshop.

Artists U works to empower artists to build lives that are balanced, productive, and sustainable. All Artists U programs are artist-led, involve peer-to-peer contact, and free for all participants. Artists U programming includes workshops, group meetings and intensives, and one-on-one planning sessions.


Artists U was founded in Philadelphia by Andrew Simonet, and they now have branches in Baltimore and South Carolina.

Click HERE to jump to GBCA’s website for more info on upcoming events and for information on how to become a member.