Arts in Education Programs
COVID-19 Program Updates and Resources
In response to COVID-19, the Maryland State Arts Council convened on March 25, 2020 and approved the following changes for previously disbursed Arts in Education Grants:
1. Full payments (MSAC portion and school match) will be processed for any outstanding grant agreements.
2. The Final Report deadline for FY20 funds is June 30, 2020.
Find all other MSAC COVID-19 information here.
Creative Conversations are discipline-specific virtual gatherings to give updates, hold the space for peer-to-peer sharing, encourage updated recommendations for action by MSAC and envision the resurgence of arts activities. Click here for the full schedule.
Arts in Education Program Mission
The Arts in Education (AiE) Program is designed to promote, strengthen, and enhance the arts and arts education in Maryland’s schools and other community settings. To accomplish its mission, the AiE Program:
Identifies and provides access to educational arts resources available outside the school system.
Offers financial and technical support for arts education programs in schools and community settings for the benefit of youth, adults, teachers, and communities.
Assists in the professional development of Teaching Artists.
Stimulates support for integrating the arts as a vital and effective element in the curriculum.
FY21 Arts in Education Program Updates
In the fall of 2019 and winter 2020, The Maryland State Arts Council convened over 60 public constituents to serve as editors to re-envision the Arts in Education Program. Editors ranged from independent teaching artists, representation from arts organizations and programs, and representation from The Maryland State Department of Education Fine Arts Office and Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance.
Details about FY21 Applications for the Teaching Artist Roster (an expansion of the Artist in Residence and Visiting Performer rosters) and Arts in Education Grants will be available later this Spring. Please check back at that time and sign up for our newsletter here for email updates.
Poetry Out Loud
Arts Education Planning Collaborators
In partnership with the Fine Arts Office of the Maryland State Department of Education, the MSAC supports professional development for teachers, arts educators, and artists through The Maryland Centers for Creative Classrooms (MCCC). The mission of the Fine Arts Office of the Maryland State Department of Education is to promote meaningful engagement in arts education for all Maryland students.
The arts education advocacy organization for Maryland is Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS). AEMS' mission is to ensure that all Maryland public school students have equitable access to arts education so that they can learn and achieve in and through dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts.
All grantees are required to submit a Final Report communicating data required by the National Endowment for the Arts. This required data can be found here. For program specific Report information, please see the corresponding Guidelines.