Free-to-access and easy-to-use, the artlook® Maryland platform will provide greater transparency and accountability to schools through school profiles, and foster opportunities for collaboration with arts organizations and teaching artists by also allowing these “Arts Partners” to create profiles in the platform. By compiling arts access data and providing a system to facilitate connections between schools and arts partners, artlook® Maryland will bring Maryland students greater access to arts experiences.
TRANSCRIPT: Voiceover: Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), in partnership with Ingenuity, Inc., presents artlook® Maryland. This free map changes the way we look at public school education by surveying access to arts education programs throughout the state of Maryland.
Quanice Floyd: One of the fascinating things about artlook is that it allows parents, arts organizations, teachers, and policy makers to see where arts education programs are, and the type of arts education programs that are happening in OUR own communities. This allows all of us to address and resolve the issues of inequity in regards to access to arts education all around the state. All of the information on artlook® Maryland can empower parents and community members to hold their district and elected leadership accountable; and it can be used by schools and organizations to bring more arts experiences to students.
Voiceover: The artlook® map concept was first introduced in Chicago public schools, and led to dramatic increases in arts education access. artlook® Maryland will expand statewide in the coming years, but is launching in 4 Maryland public school districts. Explore artlook® Maryland at maryland.artlookmap.com, launching this winter. For more information about AEMS, be sure to check us out at aems-edu.org