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Teaching Artist Self Care Meet-Up

Monday, January 6, 2020

Start your new year with a new you! Mark your calendars for our upcoming meet-up featuring self-care rituals and techniques to support your work as an artist and educator.

Registration for this FREE event will open the beginning of December.

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T(A)hanksgiving: What are NYC Teaching Artists Thankful for This Holiday Season?

Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019

As we all take a collective moment to catch our arts education breaths, members of the Roundtable Teaching Artist Affairs Committee would like to share a few things we are thankful for.

Continue to the conversation by sharing what YOU are thankful for on the Teaching Artists of New York City Facebook group!


New York State Council on the Arts Awards NYC Arts in Education Roundtable $42,000

Kimberly Olsen, Managing Director
NYC Arts in Education Roundtable
(212) 642-5979

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 22, 2019


New York State Council on the Arts Grants Support Vital Cultural Programs Statewide

New York, NY— NYC Arts in Education Roundtable today announced that it has been awarded a $42,000 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for FY2020 with the support of Governor Andrew M.


Respecting Pronouns in the Classroom

Kids understand themselves better, and at a much younger age, than adults assume. This includes their gender identity. Gender identity refers to one’s inner sense of being male, female, both, or neither.

As educators, we can take small steps to make sure all students feel welcome and affirmed in our schools regardless of their gender identity. Being thoughtful about how we use pronouns is a meaningful way to support children whose gender might be different from what appears on their birth certificate.


The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable Elects Six New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                             

July 10, 2019

NEW YORK, NY – The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable is pleased to announce the election of six new members to the Roundtable’s Board of Directors: Ronald Alexander, Traci Lester, Toya Lillard, Ayodele Oti, Karen Sam, and Mi Ryung Song.

“The Roundtable is thrilled to have this wonderful class of experienced and talented leaders join our Board of Directors this year,” said Jennifer DiBella,


How the Creative Placemaking Tide Lifts All Community Boats

On a Sunday afternoon in June, with the temperature well above 80 degrees, the Perry Avenue Commons on Chicago’s South Side bustles with a remarkable amount of activity. By the end of a warm weekend, you’d expect things to be winding down. But six or so volunteers and mentors tend vegetable plots of kale and leafy greens at one end of a four-block-by-four-property, part of a commercial farm and community garden managed by the nonprofit Sweet Water Foundation.


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Extended Use Hardship Waiver Program (Sept. 2019)

The NYC Department of Education and the Borough Presidents’ Offices created the Extended Use Hardship Waiver Program in order to provide community organizations with greater access to our school facilities.

The fee waiver program launched in February 2019, and provides communities with more instructional, sporting, and recreational opportunities for students and/or adults. Community organizations that have a hardship paying the extended use permit fees can apply for a fee waiver.

Eligibility Requirements

Organizations must be:


CreateNYC: 2019 Cultural Action Plan (Aug. 2019)

From CreateNYC: A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers

Posted on August 13, 2019

Download the Action Plan PDF.

“In July 2017, CreateNYC was released to the public as New York City’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan. Following months of public engagement that engaged with nearly 200,000 New Yorkers, the plan provided a long term framework for promoting greater equity, access, diversity, and expanding opportunities for all residents to participate in the City’s vibrant cultural life.


Day of Learning 2019: Action Learning Session Resources (Jan. 2019)

Online Resources

Exploring the Process and Commitment of Becoming Better Social Justice Orgs

Chart Paper Takeaways


NYC AiE Roundtable