Baltimore County Arts Education Community Listening Session: 2/24/20

AEMS Arts Education Community Listening Session: Baltimore County Public School District

Mon. February 24, 5-6:30 at the Carver Center for Arts & Technology in Towson, MD

Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) believes that arts education is a civil right. The benefits of arts education in children’s lives are fundamental, universal, and transformative. As an organization that works to ensure that ALL of Maryland’s public school children have access to quality arts education, AEMS is coming to YOUR district to learn more about how best to support and advocate for arts education in your schools.

AEMS’s Arts Education Community Listening Sessions are open to arts educators, school administrators, local leaders, and parents, so AEMS can understand the challenges, victories, and impact of arts education through small breakout group conversations.

Come share your story with us – AEMS is here to support you in bringing quality arts education to every student in every school in every district!

Meet the new AEMS Executive Director, Quanice Floyd, and learn more about artlook® Maryland; the comprehensive tool that makes arts education information easily available!

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, launching this winter. For more information about AEMS, be sure to check us out at


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