Artful IDEAS Exchange:
Innovative Digital Engagement for Arts in Schools
Over the past several weeks, Arts Every Day staff have talked with many arts partners to find out how they are dealing with life under quarantine. Across Baltimore City, our creative colleagues are doing what they do best – adapting, creating, and finding innovative solutions to tough problems. What better time to connect and find ways to collectively support Baltimore students, families and educators?
Over the next few weeks, we will host a series of virtual conversations for teaching artists and arts organizations to connect, share and learn. The goal of each session is to think adaptively, collaboratively and sustainably about how the arts community is uniquely positioned to serve students and school needs in an era of distance learning. Please join as a participant, presenter, or both during one of an upcoming virtual IDEAS Exchange! Registrants will receive a link to participate via Zoom link or call-in.
Logistics Discussion for Distributing Materials to Students
Friday, April 24 @ 3-4pm
As Baltimore City Schools continue to pilot distance learning through a range of digital platforms, access to materials remains a huge concern for families and educators. Young Audiences of Maryland is currently piloting the distribution of ‘Art Snack’ project kits at Meal Sites throughout the city. During this session, YAMD will share logistics, safety precautions and lessons learned from their pilot. As an Arts and Cultural Community, we will also begin thinking about a collective effort to get materials into the hands of students across the City.
Please note: Besides the YAMD pilot, Baltimore City Schools is not currently distributing materials to students districtwide. This is a brainstorming discussion to align efforts and consider a collective approach. Use the registration link to rsvp.
IDEAS Exchange for Arts Organizations
Thursday, April 30 @ 3-4pm
Has your organization found success in adapting programs for virtual and distance learning? Are you interested in learning about what is working? During this round robin session, organizations are invited to share 2-3 slides highlighting an adaptation, tool, strategy or innovative approach they have developed or are piloting. We are all learning on the fly – it doesn’t need to be perfect! Presentations will be followed by a short discussion how education programs can coordinate efforts to support families and teachers in Baltimore City. Use the registration link to rsvp and/or present.
IDEAS Exchange for Teaching Artists
Friday, May 1 @ 3-4pm
With schools closed through the end of April, many teaching artists are figuring out how to adapt performance, workshop, and residency models to the virtual space. During this round robin session, teaching artists are invited to share 2-3 slides highlighting an adaptation, tool, strategy or innovative approach you have developed or piloting. We are all learning on the fly – it doesn’t need to be perfect! Presentations will be followed by a short discussion how education programs can coordinate efforts to support families and teachers in Baltimore City. Use the registration link to rsvp and/or present. Use the registration link to rsvp and/or present.