Tuesday, November 15 • 6-9pm
@ MICA Falvey Hall
The Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Community (BCAN) marks 5 yrs of igniting artistic passion and investing in artistic genius on Tuesday, November 15 with a blowout celebration at the legendary Falvey Hall. This milestone anniversary occasion, aptly titled Evolve, features music by DJ Ty Alexander, mouth watering food items and beverages from some of Baltimore’s most exciting local brands, charismatic visitor speakers, and dynamic displays from the most recent associates of the BCAN loved ones, the Scale Your Passion (SYP) Fellows of the program’s 3rd cohort.
In just 5 limited years, BCAN has aided some of Baltimore’s most modern inventive enterprises scale and expand into extra widely recognised makes, together with Mess in a Bottle, Le Monade, and Fruit Camp Tattoo. These business ownerswere picked out to participate in BCAN’s different programming based mostly on BCAN’s commitment to maintain room for creatives who generally lack representation in the entrepreneurial area, together with the Black and LGBTQIA+ communities. To date, BCAN has collaboratively invested just about $1 million into Baltimore’s resourceful community and supplied holistic and customized assist and community by using skilled partnerships, vacation opportunities, and a “mindfulness first” technique that is usually missing from other organization progress applications. The software has “evolved” to focus on the wholeness of the artistic entrepreneur to much better assure lengthy-lasting, feasible business ecosystems and steer away from the old “starving artist” trope that has lengthy plagued all those who dare to pursue their imaginative passions to make a living.
The ten bold, visionary Baltimore-centered innovative founders that make-up cohort #3 of this year’s SYP Fellowship will existing their organizations to the community, including potential buyers, buddies, household, and supporters employing what they’ve acquired through the intense 8-7 days SYP program. All those founders consist of:
BLK ASS FLEA MKT | Founders Bri Mobley and Sola Ekunseitan
BrickRose Trade | Founder Bianca J. Jackson
Forex Studio | Founder Michael Haskins Jr
The Empanada Girl | Founder Elisa Milan
GRL PWR | Founders Amy Reid and Pangelica
Habesha Taste | Founder Micknai Arefaine
ihenryphoto | Founder Webster Phillips III
JPJackson Artwork | Founder Jordan Jackson
Visionary Live Studios | Founder Akilah McCrorey
Yele | Founder Yele Oladeinde
Also, BCAN’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Director, Sharayna Ashanti Xmas, will average a riveting panel dialogue on the topic of constructing artistic local community and the inventive entrepreneur evolution, such as DeShuna Elisa Spencer, Founder & CEO, KweliTV and Nicoletta de la Brown, Interdisciplinary Artist and Chamána, and the hosts of “Kontent Queens” podcast, Kia Marie and Vic Variations, as panelists.
Evolve phases Tuesday, November 15 from 6 PM-9 PM. This function is absolutely free and open up to the general public. To RSVP, tickets are accessible on Eventbrite.