10th Anniversary Symposium Workshops: Listen, Engage, and Learn

On Saturday, March 11th, a day-long symposium will bring together practitioners, stakeholders, educators and advocates to envision the next ten years of arts and arts education in Baltimore City. See below to hear about some of our featured panels, discussions, and innovative presentations! Download the full schedule here.

Register for the Symposium!

$25 Educator Admission

$40 General Admission


Blurring The Lines: Classical Music Meets Hip Hop

Baltimore Boom Bap Society and Commodore John Rodgers Elementary students will perform music created during their 6 week collaboration. Afterwards Erik Spangler and Wendel Patrick from BBBS will share their approach to musical infusion in the classroom.

Artists as Teachers – The Business Model wtih Adam Holofcener from Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Brittany Rogers from the Drawing Zoo

Hear from the Drawing Zoo and how to get started in Arts Education Field. MVLA will also present the basics of contracts, how to establish  best professional practices, and will answer any legal questions teaching artists may have.

Creativity: What it is, What it isn’t, and How to Help Children Have More of it (Morning Session)

Creativity is considered to be a highly valued 21st century skill, but what do we know about how to foster it in children? How can we even define it? Jonathan Plucker will explore these and other questions through a hands-on activity that illustrate and model key creativity-producing strategies.

Where Do We Go From Here? A Call To Action (Afternoon Session)

In this think tank workshop, participants will discuss the state of arts advocacy within a social justice framework and what the next steps are to advance equitable access to arts education in Baltimore City. Participants will then collaborate to plan clear action steps they can do to advocate for arts education on the individual, community, and governmental levels.


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