What is artlook® Maryland?
artlook® Maryland is a special initiative owned and managed by Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS). artlook® Maryland advances AEMS’s mission of increasing equitable access to the arts by facilitating resource building and sharing within communities and by providing the information necessary to make data-driven advocacy recommendations.
The artlook® Maryland online platform is free, interactive, and contains two main categories of data: information about public schools and information about arts partners. artlook® Maryland strengthens the statewide arts education ecosystem by providing unprecedented transparency about arts education in Maryland’s public schools and by driving connections between educators, arts partners, advocates, funders, and community members. The platform features searchable profiles for public schools in participating districts and registered arts partners. Each school profile is populated by administrative data such as arts classes offered and arts instructors on staff. Each arts partner profile contains contact details, mission statement, summaries of educational offerings, and links to the arts partner’s website.
Strengthening the arts education ecosystem
Supporting Educators and School Communities
Supporting Arts Organizations and Teaching Artists (Arts Partners)
Supporting Decision Makers
Supporting Families & Community Advocates
AEMS’s artlook® Maryland is still in its early stages. Our current focus is on community-responsive platform development, stakeholder engagement, and district expansion. Our future goals include bringing artlook® Maryland to the entire state, creating data reports for participating districts, hosting advocacy trainings with artlook® Maryland community members, facilitating connections between arts partners and schools, and making advocacy recommendations to decision makers and funders based on artlook® Maryland data.
artlook® Maryland has incredible potential to drive systems-level change. To learn more about the transformative difference artlook® has made in other communities visit ingenuity-inc.org.
We want to hear from you!
How can artlook® Maryland better support you? Are there any data trends that you are particularly interested in? Any complementary resources or tools you wish AEMS offered along with artlook? Share your feedback by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org