ARTS EVERY DAY INC

Every Student. Every School. Every Day.

Baltimore, MD   |  www.artseveryday.org

Mission

Arts Every Day strengthens learning by making arts education and cultural experiences an integral part of classroom instruction for all students in Baltimore City Public Schools. Serving as a catalyst for creative learning, Arts Every Day builds and sustains long-term partnerships with schools, artists, and cultural institutions while working to connect and empower teachers as leaders within their school communities.

Ruling year info

2007

Principal Officer

Julia Di Bussolo

Main address

120 W. North Ave Suite #303

Baltimore, MD 21201 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

06-1780902

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2021, 2020 and 2019.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Numerous studies reveal six benefits associated with arts in schools, including better reading and language skills, mathematics skills, thinking skills, social skills, motivation to learn and a positive school environment (Ruppert, 2006). Research also tells us that students in Baltimore City do not have equal access to the arts in school.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Arts Every Day Schools Program

In partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools,
Arts Every Day has created an arts integration schools model (Arts Every Day
Schools Program). This program is based on the work done by Dallas Big Thought
and the Minneapolis Public Schools: Arts for Academic Achievement. The Arts
Every Day Schools Program allows schools to purchase programming listed on the
Arts Every Day website featuring Baltimore’s many arts and cultural
institutions and teaching artists. Purchased programming is tracked in order to
ensure high-quality effective programming and provide feedback to arts and
cultural institutions and teaching artists.

The Arts Every Day Schools
Program has been developed for high-need City Schools that self-select based
upon the interest and involvement of principals and staff interested in
integrating arts into the classroom curriculum. Each school will design a
program that meets the unique characteristics of its student population and the
community. It is important to note that the Arts Every Day Schools Program is
not a replacement for sequential arts instruction, but is rather an extension
of arts learning. Arts Every Day will not go into a school that does not have
arts teacher(s) in one or more art forms. Arts integration cannot happen where
there is not first discipline-based arts instruction.

Any Baltimore City Public School
may apply to become an Arts Every Day School. A school in the Arts Every Day
Schools Program is expected to progress through levels of arts integration.
Arts Every Day Schools examine their organizational structures and available
resources to include scheduling and staffing. Faculty and staff work to
restructure their schools to support both sequential, discipline-based arts
instruction and arts integration across the curriculum. The goal is not to have
a model product, but rather a model process. In addition to funding received for arts-integrated
experiences, Arts Every Day provides Arts Every Day Schools with professional
development opportunities, training, and one-on-one advising of the Arts
Integration Coach in each school by Arts Every Day staff, and membership in a
growing network of schools. The Arts Integration Coach in each school is a
faculty member selected by the principal. The Arts Integration Coach serves two
major roles: 1) as the main contact between Arts Every Day and the school and
2) as the staff resource for arts integration.

It is important to note that if
a school does not meet program requirements, it will be placed on probationary
status. Continued failure to meet requirements will result in the school being
dropped from the Arts Every Day Schools Program in order to allow another City
School to take advantage of the opportunity. However, the school that is no
longer in the program is eligible to re-apply when the administration feels the
staff is ready for the commitment to arts integration. The long-term goal is to
have every City School be an Arts Every Day School, with every City Schools
student experiencing the arts every day.

Population(s) Served
Students
Academics

In addition to an
increasing the number of students and educators being reached through the Arts
Every Day Schools Program as described above, another constituency is being
reached through Arts Every Day’s website (www.artseveryday.org). The website brings the power of the arts to educators,
parents and the community-at-large via access to arts and cultural experiences,
tools and programs for the classroom and a forum for sharing successes and
arts-integrated experiences, lessons and residencies.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers

Arts Every Day’s Impact Fund supports large scale and/or permanently installed projects that connect individual schools to local artists and their surrounding community. Our Impact Fund awards $15,000 to Baltimore City Public Schools to implement arts projects that will have a long-term impact on their students.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Arts Every Day Website: Official Honoree in Education 2009

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences

"Miss Jean" Worthley Award for Service to Families and Children 2009

Maryland Public Television

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of links and collaborations with external organizations that support student learning and its priority tasks

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Partnership Development through the Website

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Arts Every Day administers a database of arts partners including teaching artists and arts and cultural organizations.

Total number of works exhibited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric captures the number of student artists that participate in one of our exhibits, the 10X10 and Courting Art Baltimore.

Number of teachers trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Arts Every Day Schools Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric captures the number of Arts Every Day partner schools in the Baltimore City Public School System. Partner schools have access to a holistic support for arts integration.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Arts Every Day remains committed to serving the students, educators, schools, and cultural community of Baltimore City. The following priorities and goals provide a roadmap for broadening the impact of Arts Every Day within Baltimore City.

Priority 1: Expand and deepen our impact within the Baltimore City Public Schools

Priority 2: Expand Arts Every Day's role as the essential link between Baltimore City Schools and the Baltimore City arts and cultural community

Priority 3: Grow Arts Every Day's organizational capacity and financial resources essential for long-term sustainability

Priority 4: Advocate for equitable access to the arts for all Baltimore City students

Arts Every Day partners with Baltimore City Public Schools to seek to build and sustain a creative learning culture in high-need schools throughout Baltimore City. We work to empower educators as leaders within their school communities. We invest in the youth of Baltimore by creating a bridge between Baltimore City classrooms and the stage, the maker space, the studio, and the museum. We help our City's teachers introduce arts-based learning in the classroom, a proven effective method of engaging students and enabling them to learn, no matter what the subject.

Arts Every Day is on a mission to make arts-rich education a reality for every student in Baltimore City. We define an arts rich education as one that includes 1) ARTS EDUCATION: sequential arts instruction in music, visual art, dance, theater, media arts; 2) ARTS INTEGRATION teaching and learning that engages students in fine and performing arts as primary pathways to learning math, English language arts, science, and social studies; 3) ARTS PARTNERSHIPS: experiences that connect classroom learning to Baltimore's unique arts community of teaching artists and cultural organizations; 4) CELEBRATION OF BALTIMORE'S YOUNG ARTISTS: opportunities for students to serve in leadership, participate in exhibits, performances, festivals, and showcases that celebrate and elevate youth voice. 5) CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING: An approach to teaching that makes meaningful connections between what students learn in school and their cultures, languages, and life experiences.

Arts Every Day serves the entire Baltimore City Public Schools district. Through our Schools Program, we reach 41 Baltimore City Schools and 21,000 students per year. Additionally, through our open grant programs, the Arts Equipment Fund and the Public Art Fund, we can be/are responsive to District needs in real time and serve an additional 3,000 - 6,000 students per year. Since the implementation of the 2018 fine arts strategic plan, there has been a 40% increase in fine arts teachers in Baltimore City Public Schools.

Financials

ARTS EVERY DAY INC
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

ARTS EVERY DAY INC

Board of directors
as of 06/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Harold Watson

Baltimore City Public School Music Teacher, Commodore John Rodgers Elementary and Middle School

Term: 2017 -

Annette Anselmi

Maryland Health & Higher Educational Facilities Authority

C. Sylvia Brown

No Affiliation

Cecil Flamer

Brown Capital Management

Carolyn Freeland

Homewood Community Partners Initiative/Johns Hopkins University

Mark Joseph

Joseph Family Holdings, Inc.

Fred Lazarus

Maryland Institute College of Art

Maggie McIntosh

Maryland House of Representatives

Anne Perkins

No Affiliation

Nancy Fagan

Highlandtown Elementary and Middle #215

Jodi Dunn

No Affiliation

David Gregory

McKennon, Shelton, & Henn LLP

Amanda Kodeck

The Walters Art Museum

Frankie Martin

Maryland Institute College of Art

Liz Nilson

Elizabeth Nuss

Goucher College

Christian Ventimiglia

Brown Advisory LLC

Harold Watson

Commodore John Rodgers Elementary and Middle School

Rosiland Cauthen

Baltimore School for the Arts

Anne South

Maryland Institute College of Art

Shyla Rao

City Neighbors Hamilton

Barlow Savidge

M&T Bank

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/21/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data