Virtual Arts Summit 2022


Thank you for registering for the virtual offerings at the Maryland Arts Summit. On this page, you will find the links below for the opening and closing celebrations and days one and two of the Summit.

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We appreciate you taking part in the Summit virtually this year!

Descriptions of Virtual Sessions

Eileen Cave-“Artivism”- Teaching Social Practice Through Creative Learning |
At Arts’tination, PGAHC offers creative learning through its workshop series using the
Social Justice anchors of identity, diversity, justice and action to guide topics.
Participants will briefly explore three workshop programs: Infinite Creativity: Inspired by
Yayoi Kusama, Patterns in Nature: Inspired by Walter Anderson and Alma Thomas, and
Artful Meditations, as examples of an arts organization achieving social impact and SEL
recovery. The hands-on artmaking exercises and shared resources will provide
participants with a sample of takeaways to engage their own communities. Explore the
seven motifs, color theory and more, no artistic skills are required!
National Philharmonic – Harmonic Justice: The Role of the Arts in Social Justice |
In 2020, NatPhil partnered with Pretrial Justice Institute to launch our Harmonic Justice
series, an initiative that centers the topic of racial equity in classical music. This June,
NatPhil’s team of panelists will lead a panel session reviewing our journey within
Harmonic Justice, centering the topic of the arts role in social justice. Modeled after our
existing Harmonic Justice Town Hall events, our Maryland Arts Summit session will
begin with a panel discussion that folds in community members to be a vibrant part of
our session. We strive to use this opportunity to bring the broader Maryland arts
community into this conversation and, more importantly, into this work. Through key
partnerships and community, our efforts are amplified, and this session provides the
Maryland arts community a safe space to engage with this topic. We will discuss how
arts organizations and artists can begin this work themselves, and meaningfully engage
their community with their work. Following the session, we will provide a survey with key
questions and prompts for reflection about the areas discussed to be shared
anonymously with NatPhil. Additionally, this survey can be used within participants’ own
organizations and community spaces.
Boutzie R-The Role of the Visual Designer in Today’s Contemporary Society |
The nature of the session will explore how the creative process of the visual designer will
ultimately shape the progression of our contemporary society. Giving insight as to how
the visual designer role is the same as the carpenter’s role. Our creative process helps
lay the foundation to foster better efficient living systems for our world. Researching and
conducting experiments that will shed light through various forms of visual
communication; the emotional and psychological behaviors within our communities.
Helping the visual designer (artist) understand their role in society through their own
creative process.
Olu Butterfly, Grim Jackson | DewMore Baltimore-Put Some Slam On It: Using the Art of Slam to Lively Up The Class |
What is a poetry slam and why do we use it? A poetry slam is a competition in which
people perform poetry before a live audience and a panel of judges. In the spirit of rap
battles in hip hop and sound clashes in reggae, it is a high energy competition where
artists dig deep and go all out inspired by their audience. Crafted and prepared pieces
are judged by invited judges or randomly selected neutral audience members and
scored in a mathematically sound way. The Points Are Not the Point. Though points are
given, they are NEVER the point. It has the appearance of a war but the competitors are
on par. Dew More will give participants in this PD everything they need to throw their
own successful slam. Slam has been used successfully in classes because the
competitors/students have to dig deep into their subject matter to create or recite pieces
and bring energy and excitement to the topics.
Zane Forshee, Christina Manceor, Robin McGinness | Peabody Institute
Pitching Your Creative Idea: The Path to Funding, Skill Development, and Artistic
Identity |
This case study session focuses on the development of Pitching Your Creative Idea at
the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins. Designed for performing and creative artists, the
course covers the impact of grants in an artistic career, how to research grant
opportunities, and strategies to develop competitive projects with compelling materials.
In this session, the creators of Pitching Your Creative Idea will discuss: The
entrepreneurial skills gap that inspired Pitching Your Creative Idea The creation and
evolution of the course Key components of grant writing that are covered Helpful grant
writing resources available to the greater community (including how to access the
upcoming Pitching Your Creative Idea Open Education Resource) Outcomes Peabody
has seen as the course has become established within the curriculum.
Jill Warzer-The Storm is Passing Over- Maryland African American Music from
Reconstruction to Civil Rights | 
Participants will review the Peabody Institute Library online resources, “The Storm is
Passing Over- African American Music in Maryland from Reconstruction to Civil Rights”
and “Sounds and Stories”- audio and video interviews with contemporary Maryland
based Black musicians, composers, performers and teachers; discuss ways to integrate
this rich legacy into our work as educators, composers, performers and presenters; and
consider opportunities to collaborate in these efforts going forward.