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Arts for Learning Maryland Welcomes Kathleen Basham as Vice President

Arts for Learning Maryland is delighted to announce Kathleen Basham as its new Vice President.

Kathleen brings more than 25 years of experience in leadership positions such as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Associate Director with Baltimore-based arts and education institutions like the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. She’s worked with organizations that support older populations with money management, served on a variety of boards and committees, and is a consistent patron and supporter of the arts throughout Maryland.

In her new role at Arts for Learning, Kathleen’s strategic perspective and strong experience will enhance our continuing growth, innovation, and impact for the hundreds of thousands of students, artists, and educators we reach each year.

Said Kathleen, “In my years in the Baltimore arts community, I’ve watched Arts for Learning and noticed its powerful approach and commitment to students, artists, and creativity in our region. The potential for our work is huge, and I can’t wait to be a part of enhancing learning and creativity for students and educators across the state.”

“Kathleen’s incredible knowledge, thoughtfulness, and passion for the arts is a fantastic asset to Arts for Learning Maryland going forward,” said Stacie Sanders Evans, President and CEO of Arts for Learning Maryland. “With her stewardship, we’re more equipped than ever to transform student learning through the arts while supporting and elevating artists and educators in the process.”

Welcome, Kathleen!