Le Mondo is a artist-owned-and-driven project creating a multi-use community hub and experimental performance complex in Baltimore. Thanks to the amazing Baltimore community, Le Mondo has grown from the seeds of an ambitious dream among a group of artists into a blossoming reality on Baltimore’s Howard Street.
Le Mondo House Policies
As an artist-owned performance venue, live/work studio space, and community-focused cafe and bar, we are breaking new ground in Baltimore. As leaders in one sense, we hope to lead in other ways too. This Code of Ethics is a declaration of our organization’s intentions and standards for creating and maintaining a safe, radical, and transformational space of art and community innovation.
We champion and commit ourselves to the following principles:
Unjuried and uncensored art and programming.
Creating and maintaining live/work spaces that are safe and accessible to all people and walks of life, free from harassment and discrimination.
Actively supporting and highlighting a diversity of art-makers and art-lovers regardless of age, physical limitations, race, creed, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. This will be achieved through both programming choices, studio allocation, and staffing.
Providing open platforms for expression and intersection.
Providing support and sharing institutional knowledge with other artists, from grant-writing to navigating real estate.
Cultivating an environment of experimentation, mutual respect, and transparent ongoing dialogue in the interest of growth, radical transformation, and a deeper understanding of our work and the work of our invested communities.
Acknowledging the limitations of ourselves today while laboring toward a more positive and impactful future.
Leading with empathy and integrity, and an overarching goal of fostering kindness and compassion toward each other and the world around us.
Working to achieve all the above, while searching out and amplifying other voices in our community.