UAL Fast Facts

UAL Fast Facts

  • Each year, at least one Fellow received return offers of employment from their Fellowship placements including Everyman Theatre, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, and Arts Every Day
  • Over 55% of Fellows receive job offers in the cultural sector
    UAL Fellows report significant increases in self-confidence and skills as a result of their participation in the fellowship
  • The majority of UAL Fellows find they can make better, constructive choices when navigating implicit and explicit bias upon completion of the fellowship

  • 2013

    • Founder, David Mitchell Creates Urban Arts Leadership
    • Lauren Saudners is GBCA Assistant Program Manager for UAL

  • 2014

    • The Urban Arts Leadership Pilot Program begins
    • Michelle Antoinette Nelson Graduates Urban Arts Leadership's pilot program
  • 2015

    • Kibibi Ajanku becomes Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) Director of Equity and Inclusion, and head of Urban Arts Leadership
    • First full Cohort of fellows graduates Urban Arts Leadership:

      Jermaine Bell
      Arthur Brown
      Melani Douglas
      Maria Isabel Garcia Diaz
      Michelle Ivette Gomez
      Jennifer Gray
      Hope Llanso
      Megan Lewis
      Amanda Morrell

  • 2016

    • Second full Cohort of fellows graduates Urban Arts Leadership:

      Khadija Nia Adell
      Rhea Beckett
      Danae Bell
      Tiana Bias
      Precious Blake
      Teara Booker
      Ashley DeHoyos
      Mckinley Wallace
  • 2017

    • Janica Alston, Cohort '17 Graduate becomes GBCA Assistant Program Manager for UAL
    • Cohort '17 Fellows graduates Urban Arts Leadership:

      Raina Allmond
      Janica Alston
      Kenneth Clemons
      Kiara Davis
      LeNee Freeman
      Miriah Garnett
      Kutia Jawara
      Omari Russell
      Juansebastian Serrano
  • 2018

    • Renz Balagtas, Cohort 2018 Graduate becomes GBCA Assistant Program Manager for UAL and Baker Artist Awards
    • Cohort '18 fellows graduate Urban Arts Leadership:

      Renz Balagtas
      Kamera Breland
      Kai Singleton-Crosby
      Alexis Dixon
      Tylar Hinton
      Asia McCallum

  • 2019

    • Cohort '19 fellows graduate Urban Arts Leadership:

      Jalen Eutsey
      Dahye Yoo
      Ariel Foster
      Fitsum Shebeshe
      Kayla Morgan
      Zoey Howell-Brown
      Imani Haynes
  • 2020

    • Cohort '20 fellows graduate Urban Arts Leadership:

      Jennifer Rae Lucas
      Bintou Kouyate
      Kelly Palmer
      Kayla Fryer
      Elizabeth Dunlap