The Baltimore Advantage

John Waters once said of Baltimore, "You'll never discover a stranger city with such extreme style."

Baltimore has guts. This city has an electrifying third rail that creatives hitch themselves to, its electric current pulsing through their work. If you're an artist, designer, creative thinker, entrepreneur, social justice advocate, or all of the above, you'll find that Baltimore offers advantages not found in other large urban centers.

As an anchor institution in the city of Baltimore and as a leading art school known for our social engagement, MICA is contemplating and taking bold steps to support the city's creative ecosystem by empowering entrepreneurial practices, unbound by transdisciplinary creations and widened by increasing connectivity with non-arts sectors.

At MICA, we take pride in our role as a catalyst and innovative partner with others to ignite creative energy and social good in Baltimore and the world beyond.