The only event of its kind in NYC and the largest in the state, Face to Face is a professional development conference for arts administrators, teaching artists, and others interested in the field of arts in education. The conference strives to demonstrate effective teaching and learning strategies for practitioners in the field of arts in education, as well as to provide forums for discussion of other critical issues such as policy and advocacy, assessment, fundraising, and organizational management. The conference encompasses approximately 35 break-out sessions, keynotes, a plenary session, and two networking events.
At Face to Face, speakers, panelists and practitioners facilitate a conversation of concern to the arts education field during a two-day process of exploration. Topics range from best practices in teaching & learning, curriculum development, advocacy, assessment, research, and funding. Face to Face Conference is held over two days in April at The City College of New York, Shepard Hall. Each year, the conference committee selects a theme which informs choices on keynote speakers and the focal point for the conversation. For example, for the April 2015 conference, the keynote address and the plenary explored arts education in the context of community development.
Upstate Outreach Project
With the support of the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is offering ten subsidies to eligible NYC-based unafiliated teaching artists to attend Face to Face 2016 (teaching artists who will not be registered by an organization with which they work and have not been registered for Face to Face by an organization in the past two years). Each subsidy includes the following:
• $75 registration subsidy (registration rates range from $120 to $150 depending on member status and date registered. Registration opens in mid-February 2016).
Recipients are required to attend the entire two-day conference, from 8:30 AM on Wednesday, April 27 to 4:15 PM on Thursday, April 28, 2016.
Eligible applicants must submit the application form and resume by January 15, 11:59PM, 2016.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of arts education professionals based in NYC.
The application will be posted on our website on December 10, 2015.
A parallel program is providing travel and registration subsidies to twenty-seven arts educators based in Upstate New York for Face to Face 2016. Click here for application information.