Project Overview: Organized by Arts Every Day, the Baltimore Arts Passport is a printed booklet exploring Baltimore-based arts organizations through a variety of visuals, prompts and activities to keep students reading, writing, and creating all summer long. Students ‘travel’ to arts organizations, experience a glimpse of each institution, reflect on and creatively respond through writing, drawing, making, dancing or acting. The booklets are accompanied by an art supply kit. This is a collaborative effort piloted by 22 artists and organizations with hopes of replicating in the future. 

What’s Inside? 

  • Booklet: 28-page booklet containing do-at-home projects, engaging activities and creative reflections to support social and emotional learning. Available in English and Spanish!
  • Art Supply Kit: colored pencils, watercolor, sketchbook, glue, pencil, pencil sharpener

Project Reach:

  • 22 participating organizations and artists contributing content to the booklet
  • $101,185 raised collaboratively to support the project
  • 10,000 Baltimore Arts Passport kits distributed over the course of Summer 2020
  • 36 distribution partners with a focus on community partners delivering food, meals, and essential services across the City
  • Public pick-up sites at each of the Enoch Pratt Free Library Sidewalk Service locations AND the Jones Falls Expressway Farmers Market

Distribution Partners:

  • Access Art
  • Arch Social Community Network
  • 901 Arts
  • Asylee Women Enterprises
  • Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts @ the JFX Farmer’s Market 
  • Be a Chef for the Day
  • Central Baltimore Community Centers
  • Children of Promise
  • Creative Alliance
  • The Crossroads School
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • Enterprise Residential
  • Esperanza Center
  • Harbel Community Organization
  • Healthcare for the Homeless
  • Heart’s Place Services
  • Hopkins Community Connection
  • House of Ruth
  • Lakeland Community and STEAM Center
  • Liberty Elementary Judy Center
  • No Boundaries Coalition
  • Northwest Wellness Project
  • Park Heights Renaissance 
  • Paul’s Place
  • Pedestal Gardens Apartments
  • Perkins Homes
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Ruth Kirk Recreation Center
  • Safe Streets – Woodbourne/McCabe
  • Soccer Without Borders/Refugee Youth Project
  • Symone Center for the Arts
  • Waverly Family Support Center
  • Y of Central Maryland – Druid Hill
  • Youth Resiliency Institute

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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 

Independent Artists

Jessica Chambers
Suzanne Herbert-Forton
Becky Slogeris