Get Involved with AEMS!

Do you believe that all students are entitled to an arts-rich education? Join our fight to ensure that all Maryland public school students have access to high-quality arts education today!

We want to hear from you!

AEMS deeply values everyone in our Maryland arts education community. We want to learn with you, hear from you, and support you in your advocacy journey. Is there an AEMS tool that is particularly useful for you? A resource you wish we provided? Let us know by emailing with the subject line “Community Feedback.”

Join the AEMS Educator Council

AEMS is looking for arts educators* committed to racial equity to join our Educator Council. The Council is an advisory group that helps AEMS address systemic issues through arts education by supporting our professional development and advocacy initiatives. As a council member, you’ll be able to share your expertise, learn from others, and expand your professional network. AEMS Educator Council meetings are held virtually every quarter. Learn about our FY21 Educator Council members here.

*current and former classroom arts teachers, non-arts classroom teachers, and teaching artists

Become an AEMS Ambassador

Ambassadors are under-40 professionals committed to racial equity and arts education. Being an AEMS Ambassador will help us find ways to address systemic issues through arts education and give you opportunities to share your expertise, learn from others, and expand your professional network. Commitments for being an AEMS Ambassador include quarterly (virtual) meetings, quarterly pay-your-age dues, and serving on a working committee. Interested? Fill out a quick interest form at

Become an AEMS Member

Donate $150 or more to support our work and become a member today! Every donation, large or small, makes a difference.

AEMS Employer Identification Number (EIN): 52-205-6349

Ways to Give:

  • Mail a check to our office at 190 W Ostend Street, Suite 210; Baltimore, MD 21211
  • Set up a contribution through your Donor Advised Fund

Contact AEMS Development Director Rachel McGrain at with any questions.

Take Action with AEMS

Learn more about how to take action with AEMS on our action page!

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Stay informed about our latest initiatives and events and the news items we think most important for you to know about in the fight for arts education in Maryland’s public schools. Use the buttons below to sign up for our Newsletter and to browse our archive so you can get caught up!

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