EDI-Professional Development

MAAE hosts a quarterly roundtable discussion to address issues of inclusion, diversity and equity in the arts. Learn more about this program here.

Other professional learning opportunities which may be of interest are listed below.

R.I.D.E. - Equity & Diversity Work

A Blueprint for Equity and Diversity in the arts classroom - with Maria A. Ellis - Link to Youtube Archive of the 8.3.21 session

Maria A. Ellis, chair
MAAE RIDE Committee

Nov. 11, 2021 Lender Center Conversation, focusing on the “Creative Activity as a Human Right” theme that was first advanced in a special issue of Art Education Journal that Rolling published in July 2017, when he was the journal’s senior editor.

“What would it mean for artists, art and design educators, and arts institutions to reconceptualize creative activity as a universal and inalienable human right?” Rolling says. “How might it change our conception of the visual arts and design in practice and in education?”

  • Keynote and Q&A, 1-2:15 p.m. Amelia Kraehe

  • Panel discussion on equity, 2:30-4 p.m.:

  • 4:15-5:45 p.m. Panel discussion with local creative leaders on youth and civic engagement

  • Spotlight event, 6-7 p.m.: A candid conversation between prominent contemporary artists Carrie Mae Weems and Helen Zughaib.


Join Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) for a day of exciting, insightful, and compelling experiences to deepen your understanding of anti-racism and abolitionist teaching in arts education, produced in partnership with Baltimore Corps. In addition to keynote speaker, Gloria Ladson Billings, the symposium will include breakouts on racial equity facilitation, small group affinity spaces, and arts education content breakouts that address national trends that may affect your classroom. Click here to register now!

Tickets will be FREE for Maryland arts educators and teaching artists

· Tickets will be $10 for Maryland non-arts educators

· Tickets will be $25 for all other attendees

Event November 13, 2021 - Schedule:

· 10:30 a.m.: Welcome from AEMS

· 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Keynote Presentation

· 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.: BREAK

· 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.: Racial Equity Facilitation Breakouts, produced in partnership with Baltimore Corps

· 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Small Group Breakouts

· 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Anti-Racism Arts Education Content Breakouts