Arts education is critical for children to develop the skills and confidence needed to engage in the arts and express themselves creatively during difficult times. It is increasingly evident that the arts are essential not just in our everyday lives, but particularly now during this moment of crisis. We have seen artists of all ages share their quarantine-time art on social media through the #MDArtsUnite and #KeepMakingArt campaigns.
AEMS has been working diligently with long-standing and new cross-sector partners to ensure that arts education is universal and treated as the core part of education that it is. We are excited about the support we've been able to offer our community over the last several weeks, but we need your help to sustain and expand our efforts. With likely impending budget cuts to schools and organizations as a result of the economic downturn, our advocacy work is more important now than ever! And yet, with the uncertainty of the economy, our own financial future is at risk.
So we ask that you take a stand for arts education today and help AEMS secure our future. Your generosity during this difficult time is greatly appreciated and will help us keep organizing until all kids have access to the well-rounded, arts-rich education that will support them both in times of crisis and stability. Join us in supporting Maryland's students by making a contribution TODAY!