Two ASALA students — one in a green shirt and one in a black hijab — smile and make peace signs at the camera.

US Department of Education Honors A4L and City Schools’ SALA and ASALA Partnership

Study shows measurable impact of ASALA participation Huge news! Arts for Learning Maryland, in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, has been recognized by the US Department of Education (DOE) for the Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) and After…

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,…

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…

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Arts for Learning Maryland Is Now an Approved Community Schools Vendor for Baltimore County Public Schools

Arts for Learning Maryland announced a new partnership with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) to enhance the out-of-school time learning and arts experiences for thousands of students. Arts for Learning Maryland is now an approved vendor for BCPS’ 37 community…

Two toddlers, one with a green bow in their hair and the other in a blue tracksuit, sitting on the laps of two adults on the floor of a classroom.

Arts for Learning Maryland Receives $1.7 Million Grant to Expand Early Childhood Programming

Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation funding will support evidence for arts integration Arts for Learning Maryland (A4L) announced today that it has received a three-year, $1.7 million grant from the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation to significantly expand its arts-integrated early childhood…

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Blacktastic: Children’s Festival of Maryland Black History & Culture returns this February

This Black History Month, tens of thousands of Maryland students will celebrate the joy of Black history and culture through the arts at Blacktastic: A Children’s Festival of Maryland Black History & Culture—a day-long, arts-integrated, performance-packed virtual experience produced by…

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Thomas M. Brown Elected to Arts for Learning Maryland Board of Directors

Thomas M. Brown has been elected to the Board of Directors of Arts for Learning Maryland, the nonprofit delivering arts-integrated learning experiences through engaging teaching artist workshops and performances. Mr. Brown is a partner at Finance Forward, a strategic wealth…

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New Chief of People, Equity, and Culture Joins Arts for Learning Maryland

Arts for Learning Maryland, the Baltimore-based nonprofit that transforms student learning in Maryland through arts integration, announced the hiring of DJ Brooks as its new Chief of People, Equity, and Culture — a new position for the 72-year-old organization. As…

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Northeast Baltimore Community Center to Reopen as Arts for Learning at Goodnow

Community hub will offer programs in Arts for Learning’s first community-based location BALTIMORE – For 27 years, the Goodnow Community Center has been the heart of Northeast Baltimore’s Frankford neighborhood, a popular gathering place for community events, youth programs, and…

Arts for Learning Maryland Receives $3.9 Million Grant from the U.S. Department of Education

Arts for Learning Maryland Receives $3.9 Million Grant from the U.S. Department of Education

(BALTIMORE, MD) February 09, 2022 – Arts for Learning Maryland (formerly Young Audiences of Maryland) announced that it has been awarded a nearly $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to demonstrate arts-integrated school programs that improve academic…

Arts for Learning Maryland Receives $40,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

BALTIMORE— Arts for Learning Maryland (formerly Young Audiences of Maryland) has been approved for a $40,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment from the Arts to support its Principal Fellowship Program, a year-long initiative supporting Baltimore City…

Young Audiences of Maryland Changes Name to Arts for Learning Maryland

New Name Reflects 71 Year Evolution and Impact on Students Young Audiences of Maryland, the Baltimore-based nonprofit transforming student learning through arts integration, has changed its name to Arts for Learning Maryland. The name change reflects Arts for Learning Maryland’s…