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,

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Creative Learning Grants

LMCC, Manhattan’s Arts Council, has introduced a new program to support teaching artists and small arts orgs for projects in community settings. Grantees also receive $200 for PD – which could be used for Face to Face registration or RT membership!

After a year-long planning process LMCC has refocused its arts education funding to support projects and activities that take place in community-based settings such as afterschool programs, senior centers, and community centers through Creative Learning.

The NEA and NEH Support Study on Integration of STEM with Arts and Humanities

The NEA and NEH has announced that they are sponsors of a study on the integration of education in the sciences, engineering, and medicine with the arts and humanities.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that they are sponsors of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study on the integration of education in the sciences, engineering, and medicine with the arts and humanities.

NYC Department of Education Arts Education Services Solicitation – Deadline: September 8, 2016

The NYCDOE Arts Education Services Solicitation for the 2017-2018 school year has a September 8th due date!

Please note the following dates:

PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE
August 17, 2016 from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at St. Francis College, Founders Hall Auditorium, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201.

PROPOSAL DUE DATE
This solicitation is open indefinitely. However, to ensure continuous service for the 2017-2018 school year for those whose contracts are expiring in 2017,

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina delivers a speech The Frick Collection

Chancellor Carmen Farina emphasizes the importance of the arts in school instruction.

Recently, Chancellor Carmen Farina delivered a moving speech at the Samuel H. Kress Lecture at The Frick Collection about the importance of the arts in school instruction. The audience included museum educators, teachers, professors, and teaching artists from the City’s premiere museums and arts and cultural organizations. The Chancellor spoke about the essential role of the arts in public education and the importance of partnerships like yours in providing a high-quality arts education to all of our 1.1 million students.

Leading the Orchestra, an Outsider Invited In

Addressing diversity in orchestras. New York Times article
By Phillip Lutz

After years of work and study culminating in an assistant conductorship at the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Kazem Abdullah decamped to Aachen, Germany, where he became the city’s general music director. Four years on, he has programmed and conducted a wide range of symphonic music and opera from the core Western repertory.

But Mr. Abdullah, 36, who was born in Indianapolis and grew up in Washington and Dayton,

Creating Inclusive Classrooms

THE ART OF TEACHING WRITING
By Lissa Piercy

The summer before my junior year of high school, I was diagnosed with ADHD. My executive function struggles made certain classroom experiences particularly challenging. While I loved learning and was quick to have an answer for the teacher’s questions, I was constantly being told that I was “too talkative,” had too many “side conversations,” or didn’t leave enough room for other students to speak up. Discussions, especially in English class,