Presented by Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). 

This experience is open to all rising high school seniors (2024 senior class) in good standing.

How to Apply

Online Application


June 26 – June 30, 2023


Each student invited to participate in the Arts and Activism Immersion experience will be provided with a scholarship which covers all room and board as well as field trip and art supply costs.


The Arts and Activism Immersion students will participate in a week-long immersion experience which includes a variety of activities including field trips to New York City and Philadelphia, panel discussions, seminars as well as experiential workshops in art, teamwork and leadership.

The theme for the five-day immersion experience is Arts and Activism.

The topics that will be examined include:

  • Cancel culture
  • Separating the art from the artist(s)
  • Highlighting local (Baltimore) activism efforts
  • Music, Media and Art as activism 
  • The history of activism and social justice 
  • Working together as artist activists

There will be two day trips: one to New York City and one to Philadelphia. Please note that each day may be a 10–12-hour learning experience that includes walking for 1–2 hours at a time. 

Students will stay on the NDMU campus (COVID vaccination required) and will be provided a meal plan free of charge.

Students will complete daily blogs/vlogs about their experiences from field trips, discussions, workshops, seminars and exercises. Student teams will complete and present a final art project which captures the essence of their learning about arts and activism throughout the week.   

Important Dates

  • Friday, June 23 (1/2 day Orientation required with parent/guardian)
  • Sunday, June 25 (early evening – move into dorm)
  • Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30 (daily workshops, seminars and field trips)
  • Friday, June 30 (Noon – move out of dorm)

Applications Due by: Friday, May 15, 2023.

Debbie Calhoun

Deborah Calhoun

Professor Emeritus