Maggie Villegas | Executive Director
Maggie Villegas is a Baltimore-based arts and culture producer and the Executive Director of the Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network (BCAN).
Prior to her role at BCAN, Maggie developed and oversaw community-driven arts initiatives throughout the City of Baltimore on behalf of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts from 2014 to 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 a facilitator for Artists U, as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Bromo Arts District, is among the founding organizers of Artists for Truth, and is a trustee of the Baltimore chapter of the Awesome Foundation.