What: Red Bull Amaphiko Festival — a three-day festival featuring workshops, performances, and events celebrating the spirit of social innovation and creativity in Baltimore
Who: Red Bull Amaphiko, a global program that supports social entrepreneurs
When: Fri, Aug 17 - Sun, Aug 19, 2018
Where: Various locations throughout Baltimore
Why: To celebrate social innovation through creativity, culture, and the arts All festival events are free and open to the community to attend Red Bull Amaphiko Festival Events: August 17: The Medicine Show at Arena Players with Be Free Fridays, hosted by Love The Poet
A night of social innovation storytelling featuring local artists and storytellers sharing the stories of the city’s most inspiring social entrepreneurs through one-of-a-kind performances. Performing storytellers include Nia June, Kondwani Fidel, David Fakunle, Joy Postell, Amy Reid, Ezee Jackson, Sir Alex R, and Hoesy Corona. Social Entrepreneurs include Valeria Fuentes; Roots & Raices, Ava Pipitone; Host Home, Kyle Pompey; Perspective Baltimore, Liliane Merkol; Mera Kitchen, Nicholas Mitchel; Noisey Tenants, Michael Battle; The Rich Program, and Red Bull Amaphiko Academy alumni Brittany Young; B-360 and Walker Marsh; Tha Flower Factory. Event is free with RSVP and open to the public. RSVP at redbullamaphikofestival.com August 18: Young Entrepreneurs Workshop A series of partner facilitated skill-building workshops supporting over 150 young Baltimore entrepreneurs with a focus on creative fields. Workshops will be lead by Baltimore-based entrepreneurs including Invisible Majority, Muse 360 Arts, Roots & Raices, Media Rhythm Institute, and Red Bull Amaphiko Academy alumni Muhammad Najee-ullah of PURGG and C. Harvey of Baltimore's Gifted. Participants were selected by application and workshops are closed to the public. August 18: Luv's Art Project Block Party at Hollins Market A community celebration in Hollins Market neighborhood, featuring an all-female lineup of performers from the Baltimore and Philly Club scenes. Among those performing: DJ Diamond Kuts, TT The Artist, DJ Trillnatured and more. Event is free and open to the public. August 19: The Sunday Summit at the Impact Hub, Motor House, and YNOT Lot
A series of conversations and special performances exploring the intersections between creativity, business, and social innovation as well as performance arts and social commentary. Programming will be curated by Motor House, Impact Hub, Pipe Dreamz, ArtsCentric, GRL PWR and select Baltimore event organizers committed to providing platforms and spaces for showcasing and supporting local emerging talent including Red Bull Amaphiko Alumni Changa Bell of the Black Male Yoga Initiative and Dominic Nell of City Weeds.