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Maggie Villegas

Executive Director, Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Maggie Villegas is a Baltimore-based arts and culture producer, and the executive director of the Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network, a new citywide creative entrepreneurship support system spearheaded by the Maryland Institute College of Art. Prior to her role at B/CAN, Maggie developed and oversaw community-driven arts initiatives throughout the City of Baltimore on behalf of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) from 2014-2017. These initiatives included Art @ Work, Neighborhood Lights, Lots Alive, the Baltimore Mural Program, and the Transformative Art Prize. In 2009, she co-founded the non-profit arts incubator, EMP Collective, and served as its first director until 2014. EMP Collective was recognized by the Baltimore City Paper as Best Collective in 2012 and Best Multi-Use Art Space in 2014. She also previously served as vice president of the board of directors for the Bromo Arts District. In addition, she is among the founding organizers of Artists for Truth, a newly formed educational and funding platform in Baltimore, and a trustee of the Baltimore chapter of the Awesome Foundation. She has a rich background in production and stage management across the country. She holds a B.A. in theatre management from Florida State University and is a M.F.A. candidate in integrated design at the University of Baltimore.

 

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