Wide Angle Youth Media presents Virtual Iconic Prom (VIProm), developed in response to COVID-19, so that Baltimore City Public School students are able to enjoy their prom from the comfort and safety of home.

Saturday, May 9, 7-10 PM (EST)


VIProm will feature live performances, dance battles, virtual photo booths, and gift card giveaways. Performers include Dina Maeva, Kudo Nyc, John Tyler, Julien Chang, DJ Nnocent, and Image the Rapper.

This virtual event is sponsored by Wide Angle Youth Media. Wide Angle is a media arts non-profit located in Baltimore, MD. Youth involved in the organization are leading this event, and all current high school students nation wide are invited to join the livestream!

To sign up for tickets to VIProm, visit the website here.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, created as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. To commemorate the occasion, the Parkway Theater is bringing together some of their favorite Baltimore filmmaking from the past year for an afternoon of free screenings and events for the community via an online livestream.

2:00pm: 2019 Md Film Fest Balti-Shorts + Filmmaker Q&A

The celebrated Baltimore-made short film block from the 2019 Maryland Film Fest is back! Catch it for FREE at 2pm or watch for a limited time with a pay-what-you-can ticket on the Virtual Theatre.

4:30pm: Sweaty Eyeballs 2019 Baltimore Showcase + Filmmaker Q&A

Catch the best in Baltimore animation with this short film block from the 2019 Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival!

Watch the Giving Tuesday livestream here!

The Baltimore Artist Emergency Relief Fund coalition is happy to announce that it has exceeded the initial goal of raising $125,000 to award $500 mini grants to artists living in Baltimore City. To date, nearly 200 grants have been awarded. At this rate, the available funding will be exhausted this week.

As a result, the coalition is no longer accepting submissions. All applications submitted through Friday, May 1, at 11:59pm, will still be considered for the last round of granting.

For applicants still awaiting a response, you can expect to hear back about your status within the next 5 business days. Please contact Jocquelyn Downs, Arts Council Director at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, with any questions: jdowns@promotionandarts.org.

To all of the funders and supporters, the Baltimore Artist Emergency Relief Fund was made possible because of your generous and expedient response to a dire situation. This has been an amazing representation of citywide collaboration. We thank you all.

Inspired by the generosity of artist-led relief efforts in Baltimore and across the country, this fund was developed through a partnership between 20 artists and arts organizers committed to working together for the collective good of the Baltimore creative community, and is made possible by administrative and funding support from T. Rowe Price Foundation,Baltimore Office of Promotion & The ArtsMaryland State Arts Council, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, France Merrick Foundation, Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, Abell Foundation, Grit Fund and Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network. A special thanks to WTMD for contributing a portion of their recently received donations to the Baltimore Artist Emergency Relief Fund.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit the Baltimore City Health Department website.

M:BRACE is a FREE professional development series for Maryland’s creative education force: Arts Educators, Arts Integration Teachers, and Teaching Artists.

Expert facilitators will examine the intersections of art and wellness by exploring creative practices to keep us open, curious and reflective during COVID-19. 

For the workshops, space is limited, so register early to reserve your spot in the workshop/s of your choice. After registration, you will receive a Google Hangouts link to the online session.

Partnership of the Fine Arts Office of the Maryland State Department of Education and Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance.

Upcoming Workshops


In this workshop we will activate creative and conscious space after reflecting on our values, goals, and fears using mindfulness exercises.

Tuesday, May 5 at 1:00 PM-1:45 PM


Tavish Forsyth
MC3 Roster Artist


This empowering session will guide you through Master Poet Gayle Danley’s nourishing, fun and instructive process of writing and sharing your own slam poem.

Thursday, May 7 at 1:00 pm-1:45 pm


Gayle Danley

MC3 Roster Artist


Participants will identify emotional distress related to current daily life and uplift those feelings through the creative process.

**Bring your favorite pen, pencil and journal along with the courage to dig deep and respond creatively.

Monday, May 11 at 1:00 pm-2:00 pm


Ken Skrzesz

Executive Director, Maryland State Arts Council

Registration closes one hour prior to the workshops.

The full schedule of workshops is available here.