Maryland Arts Summit

Thank you for attending the Maryland Arts Summit!

The Maryland Arts Summit, hosted at UMBC, is a statewide conference presented by and for the Maryland arts sector, which includes, but is not limited to: Arts Advocates, Arts Educators & Teaching Artists, Independent Artists, Arts Organizations, Youth, Community Stakeholders, Arts, and Entertainment Districts, County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Public Artists, Boards of Directors, and Folklife Artists.

It is an opportunity to network, share the fantastic work that is being done across the state, learn about communities different from your own, celebrate the accomplishments of what we as a sector have achieved, and, through dialogue and action, bring to light where systems have fallen short of the support required to help artists and organizations thrive. The Maryland Arts Summit is a place for productive conversations to move the Maryland arts sector forward and ensure its long-term success.

We appreciate your time, talent and effort that makes the Maryland Arts Summit the event that it is. We ask you take a moment (about 7-10 minutes) to complete the survey for this year’s event.

Did you get your headshot taken at the Summit?

We loved having Ceylon Mitchell with us at the Maryland Arts Summit this year and we know you did too!

Thank you for making this service at the Summit this year a resounding success! For those of you who took advantage of this awesome opportunity, please follow the instructions below to contact Ceylon about how to obtain a copy of your favorite headshot:

1. Locate your headshots in the folder, which you can access HERE

2. Choose your favorite (since these are headshots, focus on your head and face)

3. Email Ceylon directly with your favorite:

4. Summit attendees will receive one free headshot with edits (no watermark, retouching included)

5. Additional non-watermarked images and rates can be arranged directly with Ceylon

6. Please include the following photo credit in any social media posts, website pages, etc.: Ceylon Mitchell / M3 Mitchell Media & Marketing (@CeylonMitchell / @m3mitchellmedia)




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Statement of Commitment

The Maryland Arts Summit partners have committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the planning and implementation of the Summit. We are aided by the work of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, and the Creative States Coalition, as they have clarified and shared approaches to uncover cultural bias in the procedures and policies of state arts organizations.

In the spirit of partnership and communal creativity, the Summit is designed to:

  • engage organizations and individuals representative of the varying backgrounds and disciplines of the Maryland arts communities
  • encourage submissions that do not fall under the suggested topics to yield a greater variety of professional development opportunities
  • invite members of the Maryland arts community from all genre backgrounds and cultural practices to participate
  • eliminate biases that may be found in any part of the planning and implementation process
  • acknowledge positions of privilege while questioning practices, shifting paradigms of status quo arts activities, and taking more risks
  • expand deliberations to include criteria beyond current conventions or Western traditions.

We recognize that this is an ongoing effort. We are committed to listening to feedback, both throughout the process and after the Maryland Arts Summit, to inform subsequent programming.