We’re Forging a Community

The Baltimore Jewelry Center is an independent educational non-profit growing a community for the study and practice of metalworking for new and established artists.

Since opening the Baltimore Jewelry Center, we have educated over 2,000 students in metalsmithing, provided studio access to over 250 artists, and exposed over 2,000 patrons to art jewelry through exhibitions and free programming.

As a nonprofit, the Baltimore Jewelry Center is dependent on donations to operate. Donations allow us to offer high quality artistic and educational opportunities and studio space access at an affordable rate to both new and established artists. Your donations also help support specific programing that allows us to engage with students from a variety of backgrounds.

Your donations will allow us to offer scholarships, work study, and residency opportunities to new and emerging artists, host free workshops and artist talks, implement kids and teens programming, host our workforce development program, and develop exhibitions in our gallery.

Supports free community workshops and events in Baltimore, MD

Provides education to kids + teens through our after school program

Funds our scholarship, work study and residency program for emerging artists

Individual Donors

Individual donors can help support the Baltimore Jewelry Center by making one time and recurring donations via paypal, or by mailing their donation directly to our studio.

Individuals can also choose to donate a class or studio rental to help support students at the Baltimore Jewelry Center.


Volunteers can donate their time by supporting us during BJC Focus Symposium, Ornamenta, and fundraising events. Volunteering on a committee also helps support the BJC and allows outside voices to contribute to our programing. If you are interested in joining us please email the studio at

Corporate Donations

Many employers have a philanthropic matching gift program, where the company contributes to any non-profit organization chosen by their employees for charitable donations. Matching gift programs vary. Some match dollar-for-dollar, and others double the original donation.

By inquiring about whether your employer will match your gift to the Baltimore Jewelry Center, you’ll help increase awareness of our mission, and may increase your donation’s impact.

Who Should My Employer Contact to Set Up Matching Gifts or Workplace Giving?

You or your employer can call us at (410) 243-0479, or email us with any questions related to matching gifts, Workplace giving, philanthropic partnerships or more.

Programming at the Baltimore Jewelry Center is made possible by the generous support of donors and the following foundations: the Windgate Charitable Foundation, the Maryland State Arts Council, the John and Robyn Horn Foundation, the Allegis Group Foundation, the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation, the Buchanan Family Foundation, and the Baltimore City Kiwanis Trust

Here are some program highlights from fiscal year 2019 that donations made possible!!