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File #: 21-0022R    Version: 0 Name: Assisting Baltimore City Artists
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 2/22/2021 In control: Education Workforce and Youth
On agenda: Final action: 3/22/2021
Enactment #:
Title: Assisting Baltimore City Artists For the purpose of calling on the Administration, if the City receives additional COVID-19 relief funds from the United States Congress, to invest at least $1 million of those funds to establish an emergency fund to assist Baltimore City artists.
Sponsors: Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Sharon Green Middleton
Indexes: Art, Baltimore City
Attachments: 1. Law 21-0022R, 2. BDC 21-0022R, 3. Final Synopsis 21-0022R, 4. Written Testimony, 5. Written Testimony #1, 6. Written Testimony #2, 7. Written Testimony #3, 8. Finance 21-0022R, 9. Written Testimony #4, 10. Written Testimony #5, 11. 21-0022R~1st Reader, 12. Written Testimony #6, 13. 06g Written Testimony #7, 14. 06h Written Testimony #8, 15. 06i Written Testimony #9, 16. 06j Written Testimony #10, 17. 06k Written Testimony #11, 18. 06l Written Testimony #12, 19. 06m Written Testimony #13, 20. Written Testimony #14, 21. Written Testimony #15, 22. MOED 21-0022R, 23. BOPA 21-0022R, 24. Written Testimony #16, 25. Written Testimony #17, 26. Written Testimony #18, 27. Written Testimony #19, 28. Written Testimony #20, 29. Hearing Notes 21-0022R Legistar, 30. 21-0022R~2nd Reader
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
3/22/20210 Baltimore City Council Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/22/20210 Education Workforce and Youth Recommended Favorably  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/20210 Education Workforce and Youth Recommended FavorablyPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/8/20210 Education Workforce and Youth Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Children and Family Success  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Employee Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Baltimore Development Corporation  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/22/20210 Baltimore City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/22/20210 Baltimore City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmembers Dorsey, Burnett, Cohen

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
title
Assisting Baltimore City Artists
For the purpose of calling on the Administration, if the City receives additional COVID-19 relief funds from the United States Congress, to invest at least $1 million of those funds to establish an emergency fund to assist Baltimore City artists.
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Recitals

The Baltimore City Council recognizes the significant contributions of artists in the City and their direct impact on economic vitality, community investment, and tourism attraction. Artists make up an integral part of Baltimore’s cultural heritage and are a vital part of its national identity.

Independent artists make up a unique part of the City’s workforce, many being self-employed and freelance workers. Due to these distinctions, many of the individuals that make up the artist workforce have gone without regular or pandemic unemployment assistance. Without this critical provision, artists have gone without traditional government assistance during a national health and economic crisis.

The Baltimore City Council requests that the Mayor’s office provide critical emergency economic relief for Baltimore City's artists who have suffered undue hardships caused by the health and safety closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Should the City receive additional COVID-19 relief funds from the United States Congress, City Council requests that the Mayor invest at least $1 million towards an emergency artist relief fund.

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