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Maryland Arts Integration Network Event (MAIN): "Accessibility in Arts Education"

Please join AEMS on Friday, May 5th from 9:00am-12:00pm for our third Maryland Arts Integration Network Event of 2017 "Accessibility in Arts Education." The workshop is taking place at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, MD and will explore the philosophy and practice of inclusion of students with disabilities within arts education settings. Topics include the design and implementation of general and individual inclusive strategies, creating a culture of social inclusion, and supporting positive student behaviors. Participants will gain resources to improve confidence and increase skill sets in facilitating arts education experiences for Pre K-12 students of all abilities, as well as encouraging a culture of inclusion within their schools and organizations.

The event will be facilitated by Ms. Diane Nutting, a local expert on accessibility in arts education. Working at the intersections of disability, arts, and education, Ms. Nutting has collaborated with multiple organizations including the Smithsonian Institution, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Her experience includes over twenty-five years of working with artists and K-Adult students of all abilities as a teacher, administrator, and artistic collaborator.  She served for nearly nine years as the Director of Access and Inclusion for Imagination Stage, working to provide accessible and inclusive performing arts experiences for all students, patrons, and artists.  Previous positions include Director of Education for City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh), and Associate Director of Education for the New Victory Theater (NYC).   She has written for several journals and publications including Youth Theatre Journal, VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education, TYA Today, and Washington Parent.

When: Friday, May 5th, 2017

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Where:Gardiner Hall at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center: 40 S Carroll St, Frederick, MD 21701

Audience:Teaching artists, classroom teachers, and administrators at all school levels

Registration: $45**

**This event is free for Frederick County and Washington County residents. Please use the following link to complete your registration:


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"A Night at the Opera"

AEMS Fundraiser

Join us for a magical evening of delicious food, delectable wine and harmonious opera performances on Friday, May 12th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Gramercy Mansion in Baltimore County, MD. Proceeds benefit the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance. Tickets are available on the Chef's Expressions website and are $99.95, plus service fees.

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Sponsorship opportunities are available through AEMS and range upwards of $5,000.

Date/Location: May 12th, 2017 at 6:30pm at Gramercy Mansion, 1400 Greenspring Valley Rd, Stevenson, MD 21153

For more info: Call AEMS (410) 837-5500

Click Here to Become a Sponsor

*A portion of ticket sales will benefit Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance. Sponsoring the event contributes funds directly to AEMS.


Advocates and Artists

Maryland Arts Education Conference

A Vision for the Next Five Years: Planning and Celebrating Maryland Arts Education

On June 1st, 2017 the AEMS Alliance will host the first annual Maryland Arts Education Conference (MAEC) in partnership with the Maryland Department of Education, Office of Fine Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council. MAEC was formerly the Cultural Arts for Education (CAFE) Conference and also replaces the MSDE Fine Arts Spring Briefing.

The conference is titled "A Vision for the Next 5 Years: Planning and Celebrating Maryland Arts Education" and is for teaching artists, arts educators, arts integration educators, classroom teachers, arts administrators, higher education representatives, and arts organizations representatives. ALL arts education P-20 stakeholders are welcome!

MAEC 2017 is Thursday, June 1, 2017. Click here to register!



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