The Urban Arts Leadership Program (UALP) is a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA). Its purpose is to connect a talented and diverse pool of emerging leaders with arts organizations, arts service organizations, and art driven businesses that are committed to racial equity and inclusion. 

The UALP Fellowship process provides these defined components for the forward motion of each participating Fellow: 
  • A four-month customized group capacity building intensive series
  • Racial equity and inclusion training
  • A matching process for placements within Partnership/Host organizations
  • A six-month project implementation period when Fellows are formally embedded within an arts or cultural organization
  • 2017/18 Fellowship stipend of $7,500
UALP Fellows diversify and strengthen the leadership of arts organizations by connecting them to resources and professional development, with a particular focus on racial equity and inclusion. Fellows receive information, training, and develop new and expanded networks.


UALP was designed to increase the participation of groups that have been historically underrepresented, particularly those of color, in the management of culture and artistic organizations. UALP is a pipeline for high achieving young leaders who have demonstrated a strong commitment to this goal. The development of UALP has been guided by community input and the participation of more than 30 administrators from partnering cultural organizations. It is an immediate response to the needs of early career professionals and is meant to strengthen the cultural field.

Questions?

Contact GBCA if you have questions about application requirements, submission policies, deadlines, or other administration issues.
Contact: Lauren Saunders, Assistant Program Manager
410-230-0200 / lsaunders@baltimoreculture.org 

Contact Submittable if you have technical issues with the online submission process, formatting your files, or encounter errors while uploading.
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The Urban Arts Leadership Program (UALP) is a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA). Its purpose is to connect a talented and diverse pool of emerging leaders with arts organizations, arts service organizations, and art driven businesses that are committed to racial equity and inclusion.

The UALP Fellowship process provides these defined components for the forward motion of each participating Fellow:

  • A four-month customized group capacity building intensive series
  • Racial equity and inclusion training
  • A matching process for placements within Host organizations
  • A six-month project implementation period when Fellows are formally embedded within an arts or cultural organization
UALP Host Organizations see the advantages and value of inclusivity and equity. They are intentional and consistent about infusing their organization with talent that ensures people from all backgrounds have the opportunity to succeed.    

  • Click here to learn more about the Urban Arts Leadership Program
  • Click here to download the host organization eligibility requirements
  • Click here to learn about UALP's successes and outcomes
  • Click here to download fast facts about diversity in arts leadership

Questions?

Contact GBCA if you have questions about application requirements, submission policies, deadlines, or other administration issues.
Contact: Lauren Saunders, Assistant Program Manager
410-230-0200 / lsaunders@baltimoreculture.org

Contact Submittable if you have technical issues with the online submission process, formatting your files, or encounter errors while uploading.
Contact: Laurie Pace, Customer Support Manager
855-467-8264, extension 702 / laurie@submittable.com