Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS)’s artlook® Maryland is a comprehensive, statewide arts education data platform that will revolutionize our capacity to monitor and evaluate access to arts instruction in schools across the state. By using detailed data to map public schools’ arts offerings, connect arts agencies with the right schools for their programs, and inform funders’ investments, this groundbreaking data system will enable all stakeholders to work more efficiently to ensure access to high-quality arts instruction in all Maryland public schools.
AEMS has already begun the data collection process in our pilot districts of Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Montgomery County, and Queen Anne’s County and will launch artlook® Maryland to the public in this coming winter.
artlook® Maryland will revolutionize the field of arts education in our state by creating a new level of accountability and providing parents, schools, and advocates with the tools necessary to uplift and advance the arts in their schools.
For a downloadable overview of artlook® Maryland, click here.
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As of May 2019, four pilot districts are participating in the launch of artlook® Maryland: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Montgomery County, and Queen Anne’s County. AEMS’s vision is to reach all 24 Maryland school districts by 2024. Questions? Reach out to Kate Lynch, artlook® Maryland Coordinator at email@example.com.
The Pilot Districts
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Anne Arundel County Public Schools provides a curriculum to challenge students to think about and respond to themselves and their world of experiences in creative and innovative ways.
Through sequential experiences, students are offered opportunities to develop and demonstrate cognitive and artistic growth, and to advance according to identified expectancies at different instructional levels.
Baltimore City Public Schools, in coordination with the Baltimore Arts Education Initiative (BAEI)
Baltimore’s students are filled with talent, dreams, and enormous potential. Baltimore City Public Schools’ responsibility is to help them develop the knowledge and skills they need to pursue the future that calls them.
BCPSS’ Blueprint for Success focuses on student wholeness, literacy, and staff leadership. City Schools students are inspired to pursue their passions and develop their potential when schools provide engaging, safe, and supportive environments that foster well-being and meet academic, social, emotional, and physical needs.
Montgomery County Public Schools
Montgomery County Public Schools open the minds of students to new worlds and cultures and enable them to creatively express themselves and value the multiple perspectives of others.
MCPS’s mission is that every student is engaged in a high quality arts education at every grade level and will make meaning of new ideas by applying artistic learning to new situations to become a creative, independent, and critical thinkers.
Queen Anne’s County Public Schools
Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, in its commitment to educating the whole child, embraces the belief that “the fine arts are among humanity’s greatest aesthetic and intellectual achievements” (Maryland Essential Learner Outcomes for Fine Arts) and need to be integrated in students’ programs throughout their education. Our vision is to increase the access, equity and quality of arts education in Queen Anne’s County.
Letters of Support from Organizations:
- Baltimore Center Stage
- Baltimore Museum of Art
- Chesapeake Shakespeare Co.
- Imagination Stage
- Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
- T. Rowe Price Foundation
Questions? Reach out to Kate Lynch, the artlook® Maryland Coordination at firstname.lastname@example.org.