This partnership is for individual educators who wish to grow their arts integration teaching practice alongside a supportive professional learning community of educators.

Educators will receive: 

  • A series of professional learning community (PLC) sessions that aim to help teachers grow their “artful teaching” strategies. 
  • Access to a growing library of arts integration resources tied to City Schools curriculum.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with a community of other educators to plan, troubleshoot, and debrief arts integration implementation strategies.
  • Access to up to $2,500 of grant funding from Arts Every Day to book arts and arts integrated student experiences.
  • Up to $500 stipend for completion of all program requirements.


  • Individual Educator Partnership is open to all Baltimore City Public Schools teachers across subject areas, grade levels and experience levels.
  • Educators must apply annually; partnership in SY23/24 does not guarantee partnership for SY24/25.
  • Due to the depth of partnership between Arts Every Day and Individual Educator Partners, the program is limited to 25 educators annually.
  • Applications will be reviewed and assessed based on the educator’s interest and commitment to integrating the arts throughout the school year.

Application Timeline

Applications for Individual Educator Partnerships for SY24/25 will open in May 2024 and close on August 30, 2024. Educators will be notified of their application status by mid-September 2024. The program will launch in October 2024.

Requirements & Participation 

By participating in this partnership, educators commit to 9 hours of compensated work time with Arts Every Day:

PLC Format and Expectations

Educators will choose 4 sessions from a menu of topics that will occur on a monthly basis. These meetings are intended to serve as spaces of collaborative sharing, learning, and celebration. The structure of these 60-minute virtual meetings will generally be as follows:

  • Opening Teacher Highlight: Teachers share a celebration from the past month
  • New Learning: Facilitator presents a bite-sized arts integration technique/strategy
  • Discussion: Educators discuss the new learning topic and/or classroom topics.
  • Closing

Use of Grant Funding

Arts Integration School Partners receive grant funding of up to $2,500. This funding can be used to book programs from Arts Every Day’s Arts Directory. Please review the following guidelines for use of AED grant funding:

  • Student programs must occur during the regular school day during the current school year.
  • Up to 30% of funding can be used towards programming at family and community engagement events occurring outside of the regular school day (ie, booking a teaching artist to lead a workshop at Family Literacy Night).
  • Invoices for all programs must be received by Arts Every Day by May 15th of the current school year though programs may continue to take place through the end of the school year.
  • Educator partners are responsible for communicating effectively with Arts and Cultural Partners about all bookings. In general, this means responding to email communications about bookings within 72 hours.
  • Educator partners are generally asked to request programs at least two weeks in advance. This allows adequate time for AED to receive and process documentation for payment to the artist partner.
  • Arts Every Day’s Arts Integration Schools Manager may visit my school and obtain visual documentation of AED-funded experiences, with prior notice.


Educators completing all 9 hours of required work as outlined above will be compensated through a $500 stipend to be paid as follows:

  • Payment 1 ($166.68) upon completion of pre-survey, enrollment materials, attendance at kick off meeting, and attendance at two PLC meetings
  • Payment 2 ($166.66) upon attendance at two additional PLC meetings and submission of documentation to PLC’s community Google Drive
  • Payment 3 ($166.66) upon attendance at end of year meeting and completion of end of year survey

This program is supported by the United States Department of Education, Arts in Education grant.