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The Arts Advocacy 101 tutorials are dedicated to empowering students, families, educators, and the community to effectively advocate for arts programming in Maryland schools.


These tutorials are brought to you by AEMS in partnership with every day community leaders, local organizations, school administrators, and statewide collaborative agencies.


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AEMS hosts several Arts Educator Townhalls during the school year to center the voices of public school arts educators and teaching artists statewide.

The information gathered is used to develop community reports and strategic plans for statewide arts education advocacy while protecting the identity of townhall participants. LEARN MORE...


AEMS believes that arts education is a civil and human right and we take a holistic and dynamic approach to advocacy so that we are always centering the needs of our constituents. We advocate through policy and legislation, influencing decision makers, participating in special initiatives, and by sharing resources with community members to support them in their own advocacy journeys.

National Arts in our Schools Month
March 2023

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Former student of Mr. Jiles shares at MMEA that she chose to major in music education
KIHS Junior Kylie Hydock at left with Senior Gabriella Claypoole ( with cords) showing off
QACHS Seniors Sarah Tucker and Sophie Mohen Dance Honor Society students
Elkton High School Foundations of Art class students made paper Vejigante masks in conjunction with
Vansville Elementary Students learn "Black Paint" from the Netflix show "Wednesday". Students perfor
Theatre students at Seneca Valley High School
Queen Anne's County High School student work from the Courageous Marks Project
Students and staff from the Edgemere Elementary Drama Club
Students from Annapolis High School create a 12 panel mural installation at the Lighthouse Shelter i
Perryville High School students from the Cecil County National Arts Honor Society create a mural for
Patuxent Valley Middle School Orchestra increases its roster by nearly 50% since they returned to sc
Together We're Better Coloring Book Art Competition Winners
Perryville High School students sell their artwork at the annual Arts Show launched by Dave Hastings
5th graders at HH Garnet Elementary in Kent County painted garden signs to guide others through thei
"Find the Joy" assemblies and music performances led by Baltimore County educator Theresa Iacarino t
Kindergarten and 1st graders created a collaged "dream house" mural at Rock Creek Valley Elementary

National Arts in Education Week
September 10 - 16, 2023

This summer our high school Bloomberg Arts Interns from Arts for Learning Maryland helped conceptualize and design their own campaign for National Arts in Education Week by spotlighting careers in the various arts disciplines so that students, families, and the general public could comprehend the multiple pathways to careers in the creative economy through arts education. 

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190 W. Ostend St.

Baltimore, MD







EIN: 52-2056349

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