The Baltimore Arts Education Initiative

Baltimore City Public Schools District in partnership with Arts Every Day is pleased to announce the Baltimore Arts Education Initiative, a collaborative Fine Arts Strategic Planning process to ensure equity and access to arts education for all Baltimore City Public School students. The Baltimore Arts Education Initiative (BAEI) is a 2017 recipient of a $50,000 National Endowment for the Arts Art Works: Collective Impact grant.

In partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, Arts Every Day will convene students, parents, community partners, arts educators, arts organizations, and district stakeholders to create a Strategic Plan to move the Baltimore City Public School District forward in 1) meeting new Maryland State Department of Education Fine Arts Standards and Regulations, 2) equipping school leaders and educators with a roadmap for building arts rich schools, 3) defining guidelines for quality school and community partnerships, out-of-school time and summer arts programming. The planning process will take place over the 2017-18 School Year.

Press Release: National Endowment for the Arts Awards Grant to Arts Every Day to Boost Arts Programs in Baltimore City Public Schools

BAEI Winter 2017 Report

In the fall of 2017, Baltimore City Public Schools in partnership with Arts Every Day launched the Baltimore Arts Education Initiative (BAEI), a community supported strategic planning process to increase equitable access to the arts in Baltimore City Public Schools. Since the launch, over 100 parents, students, arts and classroom teachers, principals, representatives of community arts organizations, artists, school district representatives, community members, and city officials have participated in working committees to begin drafting policy recommendations, best practices, and strategies for coordinating efforts to create a viable, sustainable strategic plan. To learn more about our progress this year, check out our blog post here.

BAEI Launch: September 27, 2017

On September 27th, 2017 Baltimore City Public Schools and Arts Every Day officially launched the Baltimore Arts Education Initiative, a collaborative Fine Arts Strategic Planning process to improve equity and access to the arts for all Baltimore City Public School students. The event featured a presentation from Chicago-based Ingenuity-Inc., a national thought leader and the strategy partner for Chicago Public Schools instrumental in the creation and implementation of a district wide Fine Arts Plan.

BAEI Documents

Baltimore Arts Education Initiative Powerpoint

Chicago Ingenuity, Inc. Powerpoint

Winter 2017 Report

BAEI Committee Members

BAEI Video Documentation of Presentations