Baltimore Summer Art Passport

Project Overview: Organized by Arts Every Day, the Baltimore Arts Passport is a printed booklet exploring Baltimore-based arts organizations through a variety of visuals, prompts and activities to keep students reading, writing, and creating all summer long. Students will ‘travel’ to arts organizations, experience a glimpse of each institution, reflect on and creatively respond through writing, drawing, making, dancing or acting. The booklets will be accompanied by an art supply kit. While the booklet is not dependent upon internet access, there will be a webpage for families to access that will expand the student’s experience and offer new opportunities of engagement. Evaluation of this project will be led by the Johns Hopkins University Arts + Mind Lab. This project is being piloted as a collaborative effort with hopes of replicating in the future. 

Components: 

  • Booklet: 24 page booklet containing do-at-home projects, engaging activities and creative reflections to support social and emotional learning. Text will be written at a 3rd grade reading level and we are working on organizing volunteers to provide translation into Spanish.
  • Art Supply Kit: colored pencils, watercolor, sketchbook, scissors, glue
  • Baltimore Arts Passport Virtual Classroom: Each organization will contribute virtual experiences and content to a collaborative webpage as an extension of the booklet.

Project Goals:

  • 10,000 students served over the course of Summer 2020 $10/per student.
  • Fundraising goal: $100,000 
  • Provide families with a tool for keeping students engaged in creative play, critical thinking and exploration.
  • Support the social and emotional needs of students by providing an creative outlet for self expression and reflection.
  • Develop a sustainable model for arts and cultural organizations to collaboratively support and connect with Baltimore City students during the summer months.

Distribution Sites: City-operated meal sites, Enoch Pratt Free Libraries, Community Organizations

“The Baltimore City Arts Council is excited to support Baltimore City youth in this way and are grateful that Arts Every Day has spearheaded this effort. Our children will benefit greatly from the passport experiences and hopefully be inspired to do a little creating of their own while at home this summer,” Jocquelyn Downs, director of the Baltimore City Arts Council, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA)

To date, the project has raised half of its $100,000 fundraising goal!  Join this amazing project by donating today

Visit Arts Every Day for more information about the Baltimore Summer Arts Passport.