A Teaching Artist’s Confession

By Stacey Bone-Gleason, Teaching Artist and Actress.

I’m not good at everything, and that’s ok. There, I said it!

I know it sounds obvious but, as a teaching artist, I’ve found it’s hard for me to admit. I’ll happily admit the things I have trouble with outside of my artistic field: I can’t draw; I can’t cook a steak; and don’t even get me started on how bad I am at organized sports.

New Roundtable Managing Director

The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Kyla Searle as Managing Director. Searle is a writer, producer, curator,  and educator. She has worked in arts education for more than 10 years in Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago  and, for the last six years, in New York City.

Searle has worked as a producer in project design and community arts practice for the Yerba Buena  Center for the Arts in San Francisco,

Apply for NYSCA Regrants to Face to Face 2017

Apply by January 5th: NYSCA Face to Face Upstate (& Long Island) Arts Educator & NYC Unaffiliated Teaching Artists Subsidy Programs

The Roundtable is accepting applications to the NYSCA Face to Face Upstate (& Long Island) Arts Educator & NYC Unaffiliated Teaching Artists Subsidy Program.

Qualified applicants from upstate New York (and Long Island) are invited to submit an application for funds toward the cost of travel and accommodation to attend the conference.

What is in Your Bag?

By Lauren Jost, Teaching Artist

A few weeks ago I was sitting on the subway and, at one of the express stops, moved my bag over to make room for another commuter in a business suit.  She sat down next to me and glanced at my bag, which was overflowing with juggling scarves and puppet legs.  She raised her eyebrow, turned to me, and said, “Looks like you’re going to have more fun today than I am.”

Healthcare for Teaching Artists

Halloween has passed, Thanksgiving is around the corner, and that means that it is time for open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace!

FY17 SU-CASA Application

The Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce the release of the Fiscal 2017 SU-CASA application. This City Council initiative will support arts engagement programs in New York City’s senior centers provided by cultural organizations and individual artists.
Residency grants to organizations are $15,000 each, inclusive of a $2,000 stipend to be paid by the grantee to the partner senior center.  In FY17, applicant organizations will submit a proposal to DCLA, which will be vetted by the agency.

The Why… of Teaching Artistry

How often do you ask yourself why you do what you do? When I started as a Teaching Artist, long before that term was coined, my work consisted of sharing my expertise in a particular area with a particular audience.

DOE announces next round of Arts Partnership Program Grants

Arts Partnership Programs

The Department of Education Office of Special Projects has announced the 2016-17 cycle for arts partnership grants. The following are details and deadlines for the three initiatives.

Arts for English Language Learners & Students with Disabilities

Proposal deadline: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Arts for ELLs and SWD program supports new or expanded partnerships that create arts education opportunities for diverse groups of student participants,