Baltimore Summer Arts Passport

22 Artists and Organizations Collaborate to Support
10,000 Baltimore City Students

With libraries remaining closed and summer camps moving programs to online platforms, Baltimore’s gaping digital divide will leave many students disconnected throughout the summer. Determined to find a way to provide Baltimore City School students a healthy and creative outlet for self-expression, a collaborative effort of 22 artists and arts organizations organized by the nonprofit, Arts Every Day, set about developing arts-rich experiences for children.

With the goal of reaching 10,000 students, the Baltimore Arts Passport consisting of a booklet and art supply kit was created. Through the booklet, students will “travel” to participating city arts organizations with opportunities to reflect and create through writing, drawing, making, dancing or acting. The supply kits contain a sketchbook, colored pencils, watercolor, and glue stick for students to create independently. Beginning mid-July, the Baltimore Arts Passport will be distributed for free to students at meal sites and through organizations providing emergency services to families throughout the city.

The synergy between the arts and mental health is well documented. Arts interventions are known to support the treatment and management of stress, anxiety, and depression and increase emotional resilience in children and families. After months of social isolation, the Baltimore Arts Passport seeks to provide students a healthy and creative outlet for self-express

“Arts Every Day is thrilled to join to see this unprecedented collaboration come to fruition. The Baltimore Arts Passport demonstrates the commitment of the arts and cultural community to Baltimore City’s youth and will bring the arts right into the hands and homes of 10,000 Baltimore City families this summer.”  

Julia Di Bussolo, executive director of Arts Every Day 

“The Baltimore City Arts Council is excited to support Baltimore City youth in this way and are grateful that Arts Every Day has spearheaded this effort. Our children will benefit greatly from the passport experiences and hopefully be inspired to do a little creating of their own while at home this summer,”

Jocquelyn Downes, director of the Baltimore City Arts Council


Project Organizer
Arts Every Day

Participating Organizations
Access Art
Art with a Heart
Arts Education in Maryland Schools
Baltimore Clayworks
Baltimore Museum of Art
Creative Alliance
DewMore Baltimore
Enoch Pratt Free Library System
Future Makers
Greater Baltimore History Alliance
International Arts + Mind Lab, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Lakeland Community and STEAM Center
Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center (LTYC)
Jubilee Arts
The Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
National Aquarium
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Reginald F. Lewis Museum
The Walters Art Museum

Baltimore Arts Passport Designer
Becky Slogeris

Independent Artists
Jessica Chambers
Suzanne Herbert-Forton, Young Audiences Roster Artist

Spanish Translators
Ana Zandarin
Amanda Turner



Project Sponsors to Date

Arts Every Day
Baltimore Clayworks
Baltimore Community Foundation
Baltimore City Arts Council, The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts
Children’s Fresh Air Society Fund
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Lakeland Community and STEAM Center
Lerner Family Foundation
Magsamen-Huganir Family Fund
National Aquarium
The Walters Art Museum

Activity page example from Arts With A Heart

To date, the project has raised half of its $100,000 fundraising goal!  Join us in this amazing project by donating today! 

For more information on becoming a sponsor or about the project, please contact:
Betty Gonzales at

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