Arts Every Day Schools
Joan Weber - Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
Become an Arts Every Day School – get an application here
Several years ago, a group of education and arts education reformers got together and applied to join the Ford Foundation’s national initiative on Arts Integration and School Reform. The initiative includes Baltimore and 8 other urban areas across the country, including Dallas, Minneapolis, Washington, Jackson MS, St. Louis, and a few initiatives in northern California. Working with the resources of the Ford Foundation, including consultants and professional development, each site developed a plan for how to bring arts integration to students in their city. Baltimore’s initiative was originally called Baltimore Partners for Enhanced Learning, but changed its name in the first year to Arts Every Day.
The Arts Every Day Schools program supports Baltimore City Pre-K through 8th grade schools as they become arts-integration schools. Schools accepted into the program receive at least $5 per student to pay for arts education programs, including all of Creativity & Associates’ education programs for students and teachers. If your school has arts specialists in your building already, talk with your principal to join this program. Arts integration is proven to help engage children so that they can learn the content without struggle. In addition to Creativity & Associates’ programs, the Arts Every Day Program Directory includes hundreds of programs for kids.