How many administrators? How many administrators were, at one point, a freelance TA? What made you switch? Having a family? Benefits? Stable income? Reasonable work-load?
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. Up to ten unaffiliated teaching artists based in New York will receive a registration subsidy to attend the conference.
Click Here to see guidelines for Upstate NY Arts Educators Program.
I Don’t Feel Well: A Teaching Artist’s Journey Through Healthcare
By Katie Rainey
“What’s wrong? Your tummy hurt?”
I crouch down to her level, kneeling to meet her eye to eye.
“My throat is scratchy.”
There are students all around, drawing, jumping, playing, burning off pent-up energy from a long day at school. I’m trying to maintain some sense of classroom in this after-school program – a visual arts and story residency for kindergartners that falls after their required 9+ hours of common core and state standards learning – when one smallish girl with pigtails and a Frozen shirt tugs on my arm and tells me she feels ill.
Resource List: Day of Learning for Arts Educators (Working with Students with Disabilities)
Connect with the largest, most diverse group of arts education colleagues in New York City! We currently have almost 100 organizational members representing all five boroughs. Roundtable membership gives you access to members-only events and discounted rates on all our programming. Membership runs for a full year from July 1st through June 30th. Both organizational and individual members are welcome! Click here to renew your membership or become a member.
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.
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,
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.”