MD Arts Recovery Task Force 2020

The Maryland Arts Recovery Task Force, composed of representatives from all aspects of Maryland’s arts sector, will create a plan for the future of the arts in our state to share with Governor Hogan and the Maryland General Assembly. The Maryland Arts Recovery Task Force has been added to the list of task forces - including Manufacturing, Tourism, Construction/ Development, Professional Services, and Personal Services/Small Business - charged with developing recommendations and best practices for their industries to responsibly reopen and operate.


The Arts Recovery Task Force will provide a daily update to state leadership. Led by collaborative efforts between the Maryland State Arts Arts Council, the Fine Arts Office of the Maryland State Department of Education, Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Arts Education in Maryland Schools, action items, gathered from more than 20 public meetings, include: encourage collaboration, sustain current and create new funding opportunities, support the development of digital engagement, develop best practices for in-person engagement, design a reopening marketing campaign, and strengthen advocacy messaging. The Maryland Arts Recovery Task Force will begin to meet in early-May to build collaborative initiatives that enable the arts to play a stronger role in rebuilding public spirit, aesthetic, sense of community and heritage, in the post-pandemic recovery.

Executive Director of Baltimore League of Theatres, Donna Ibale, will be serving on the task force as part of the Marketing Team. To reach her directly, please email


Task Force Leadership: 

Nicholas Cohen, Maryland Citizens for the Arts

Quanice Floyd, Arts Education Maryland Schools

Alysia Lee, Maryland State Department of Education

Ken Skrzesz, Maryland State Arts Council 

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Donna Ibale, Executive Director

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