On the left is a headshot of Dani Faulkner. She is wearing glasses and has a relaxed smile. On the right is a side profile photo of Micaela Gramelis shot in a wooded area. Dappled sunlight hits her face.

New Chief of Engagement and Development Director at Arts for Learning Maryland

Arts for Learning Maryland’s Development and Engagement teams have expanded! We’re excited to announce the appointment of longtime Arts for Learning team member Micaela Gramelis to the newly-created Chief of Engagement position, and Dani Faulkner as our new Development Director.…

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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…

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Four Resident Teaching Artists Join Arts for Learning Maryland

Photo: Resident Teaching Artist Tracie Jiggetts performing in an Arts for Learning 2023 Juneteenth performance at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. At Arts for Learning Maryland, we love a win-win—especially when it supports artists and enhances our work with students…

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Meet Arts for Learning Maryland’s New Board Chair, Sheelagh Allston

Sheelagh Allston is the new chair of the Arts for Learning Maryland Board of Directors. Sheelagh, who is Vice President, Senior Real Estate Counsel, Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, provides some insight into her love of the arts and her…

Denyce Graves, internationally recognized mezzo-soprano opera singer

Blacktastic Honors Living Legend Denyce Graves: Elevating the Hidden Voices of Black History and Shaping Tomorrow’s Stars

Arts for Learning Maryland is honored to feature Denyce Graves, internationally recognized mezzo-soprano opera singer, as this year’s Blacktastic living legend! While the annual virtual festival traditionally features Black historical figures from days past, Denyce stands out as a musician…

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Arts for Learning Maryland Welcomes Six New Board Members

Arts for Learning Maryland has elected six new members to its board of directors: LaWanda Edwards, Paul Wolman, Mark Paul Lehman, Rodrick Johnson, Dr. Jason Morgan, and Ariel Martin.  LaWanda Edwards is an experienced communicator and organizer who is currently…

Arts for Learning Maryland Elects New Officers to its Board of Directors

Arts for Learning Maryland is delighted to announce the new officers on its Board of Directors. At its October meeting, the following long-time Arts for Learning board members were elected officers: Chair: Sheelagh Allston, Vice President, Senior Real Estate Counsel,…

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A Mural for Bruce-Monroe Elementary: Collaboration, Community, and Más Paz

A beautiful new mural celebrating mathematics, the Black Lives Matter movement, and Latinidad graces the entrance of Bruce-Monroe Elementary School in Washington DC. The mural’s colors and images glow like the sun shining through stained glass and radiate the joy…

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Bloomberg Arts Internship: A Homecoming

Every year, alumni of the Bloomberg Arts Internship–an Arts for Learning Maryland-managed program for rising seniors in Baltimore City Public Schools that connects young people with Baltimore’s arts and cultural organizations and supports their college and career readiness–step into roles…

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All About Community: Arts for Learning Serving as a Community Schools Lead Agency

We know that schools are anchors of the community. They are where our children learn and play and where our neighbors gather for information, for friendship, and to participate in civic engagement. Community schools are similar neighborhood hubs, but differ…

Dr. Mark King Joins Arts for Learning Maryland as Chief Education Officer

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Mark King, a career public school educator and leader, has joined Arts for Learning Maryland as our first Chief Education Officer. Most recently, Dr. King was an Instructional Lead Education Director (ILED) with…

Check it out: Op-ed by SALA Educator Illustrates the Impact 

We’ve said it for years: the arts-integrated approach found in our Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) is transformative for student learning and for teachers. But don’t take our word for it—check out this wonderful commentary in the Baltimore Banner…