We want to ensure that all children in Baltimore City have access to the arts.

We’re proud to serve the community through TWIGS, a free after-school and Saturday arts program that serves more than 700 Baltimore City children in grades 2-8 each year. TWIGS offers free classes in dance, vocal and instrumental music, stage production and design, visual arts, and visual storytelling. TWIGS also serves as a pipeline for admission to the high school; each year roughly 50 percent of the incoming first-year class have been trained through TWIGS.

View TWIGS curriculum offerings


Registration is now CLOSED for TWIGS Auditions, which will take place virtually May 17-22, 2021.

For those who have registered and still need to submit audition materials, please review all audition requirements and audition information: Review Audition Instructions


Visual Arts – extended to Friday, May 14
Dance – extended to Sunday, May 16
Adobe Film Suite for Filmmakers – May 14
Instrumental & Vocal Music, Acting, Stage Design & Production – May 15
8th Grade Film Audition Prep Class – May 18

To receive a pdf of the TWIGS Audition Brochure, please email us at

What You’ll Learn

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Special Programs

In addition to TWIGS, Baltimore School for the Arts reaches thousands of young people through free matinee performances and gallery tours for city schools, as well as special performances for families and children throughout the year.

Learn More

Director of TWIGS and Community Outreach

Becky Mossing ’88


Our Staff

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