Mission Statement:

To create a community for Maryland arts education alumni to advocate, support, and promote the arts in Maryland schools.


AMSAP is able to turn 75% of every dollar raised into arts supplies and experiences in Maryland arts classrooms. With the addition of moderate event and sponsorship funds, 95% of every membership will be directed into a classroom! 

ART-C Grants Programs


How does it work?

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  1. AMSAP membership fees combine with hundreds and thousands of Maryland Arts Alums.
  2. Teachers submit a simple grant application for funding towards materials, supplies, field trips, teaching artist visits, or specialized trainings. The teacher identify the needs of their classroom to improve learning. Applications are due April 1st. 
  3. Grants are awarded in time for the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. The more members in your district, the more dollars for classrooms in your district. 

Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival

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Take the Stage!

One-day festival featuring performances, workshops and masterclasses at host sites in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon area. 

For more details or to register, visit www.bestofmdartsed.org






Networking & Events



AMSAP hosts local arts events to connect MD Arts Alums with community partners and initiatives. 


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of AMSAP are connected to the AMSAP vision for supporting arts education in the state of Maryland.Our collective work is our strength! 

Amanda Fishel, Frederick County Public Schools; Elementary Music Teacher

Dana Carr, Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center, Executive Director

Jennifer Kauffman, Anne Arundel County Public Schools; K-5 General Music Teacher

Julian Lazarus, New Spire Arts; Director Of Education/Technical Supervisor

Barbara Liedahl, Prince George's County Public Schools

Kristina Lyles,  Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council; County Arts Programs and Arts Education Program Manager

Quanice Llyod, Arts Administrators of Color, DMV Network; Founder

Lori Snyder, Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance; Executive Director

Susan Thomas, Frederick County Public Schools, VPA Curriculum Specialist