Help us create the spark that will ignite support for arts education in Cecil County.

Who We Are

We are a group of interested members of the community who are in the process of forming, in cooperation with Cecil Community College, the Cecil County Arts Council and the Cecil County Board of Education, a fine arts advocacy group.

Our Mission

ArtsReach will afford many opportunities to experience and explore the entire arts spectrum: dance, drama, music and the visual arts. We want to fill the need for strong support for the arts and arts education in Cecil County.

Why This Effort Is Crucial

The arts are a vital part of a community's experience and well-being.

Research shows that people who have a strong awareness and involvement in the arts:

  • Have better self-esteem, self-understanding and understanding of others
  • Develop their creativity
  • Have enhanced reading, writing, and math skills
  • Are more engaged and persistent
  • Are better prepared for their jobs and are more competent in their chosen careers
  • Gain abilities to use higher-order thinking
  • When they are students, outperform their non-arts peers on Scholastic Assessment Tests
  • Have a reservoir of joy and wonder

Research also shows that communities which have a strong awareness and involvement in the arts:

  • Are vibrant, lively places in which to live
  • Have sense of community pride
  • Are attractive to visitors and economically dynamic
  • Foster diversity
  • Have a shared sense of community purpose and identity

How To Make This A Reality: Membership Application

ArtsReach We are aware of the strong support parents and others already have shown for arts programs in our schools. We are now asking you to join us to help promote arts education in the county. Many possibilities exist and together we can create a voice for growth and new programs.

If you are interested and want to get involved please contact:

Cecil County Board of Education
201 Booth Street
Elkton, MD 21921-5694
(410) 996-5424

How Can I Help?

  • Working on Publicity
  • Organizing Volunteers
  • Creating Networks
  • Helping to Develop Grants and Scholarships
  • Creating Arts Liaisons within the Community
  • Lobbying for Funding in Support of the Arts
  • Supporting and Promoting a Speakers Bureau
  • Investigating Current Research in Arts Education
  • Donating Your Time and Talents