Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) Fine Arts Initiative Grant FY 2025


This grant is intended to support the Maryland Centers for Creative Classrooms (MC3) initiatives directed by the Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS). In collaboration with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Arts Education in Maryland Schools develops professional learning activities that align with COMAR 13A.04.16. AEMS’ mission is to increase student access to courses in all art forms through purposeful action. The purpose of the MC3 program funding is to provide operating costs to plan and implement professional learning for arts educators in Maryland.

When will the application be open?

This Grant Information Guide (GIG) was released on June 25, 2024.

Application Submission Date

Friday, August 9, 2024. No later than 5:00 pm EST.

Funding Amount Available


Estimated Number of Grants

One (1)

Customer Service Support Sessions

MSDE will hold one customer service support session. During the session, MSDE personnel will review what applicants need to get started, the program requirements, as well as a walk-through of the application.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Video Call Link

In addition, MSDE will be available during the following office hours:

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Video Call Link

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Video Call Link


If you have questions about the application or the process, please contact the Program Manager:

Elizabeth Devereux
Director of Comprehensive Arts Education, Office of Instructional Programs and Services

Office: (410) 767-1036


Grant Information Guide and Application for Participation (Word)