Precious Blake is a visual journalist and arts administrator. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration with a concentration in Printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA.) In her work at MSAC, Precious creates pathways for equitable access to the arts, truth-telling, and community resilience by working with arts education leaders, curating joyously brave conversations, and creating collaborations that combine her passion for journalism, illustrative archivation, and highlighting historically marginalized voices.
As the Arts in Education Program Director for the Maryland State Arts Council, Precious leads the visioning and implementation of the Arts in Education program that includes the Arts in Education Grant, the Teaching Artist Roster, Maryland’s Poetry Out Loud state competition, and many arts education projects across the state and Mid-Atlantic region. As the Accessibility Coordinator, Precious oversees integrating Accessibility in the Arts across MSAC’s numerous programs and events.