Face to Face Conference
The American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s 32nd annual conference will be held in dynamic and vibrant New York City from August 1-5, 2019. In a city known for its culture and art, conference attendees will explore how artists, educators, and scholars can be responsive and effective in the current socio-political climate. AATE Members are uniquely poised to be a force for action and empathy building at this pivotal moment when the need for self-expression and dialogue is so palpable. The conference will provide a place for the theater education community to come together and spend time discussing the current issues through curated sessions and facilitated conversations. Join us in 2019 to question, to learn, to celebrate – and to Activate AATE.
About AATE: The American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE), among the most recognized arts education organizations, works to ensure that every young person experiences quality theatre arts in their lives provided by proficient, talented artists and educators. AATE is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Through its membership of theatre artists, inservice and pre-service teachers, professors, directors, scholars and playwrights, AATE serves more than a million students in 48 U.S. states and 19 countries worldwide.
Lenox Coffee is currently roasting out of Red Hook Brooklyn and we source our milk from Battenkill Valley Creamery. Our coffee is rich in flavor and the espresso is a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity that functions well in milk drinks. The shop itself has a mix of rustic old world charm with modern trendy touches. Some of our local vendors include: Davidovich Bakery, The Good Batch, Colson Patisserie, Anne’s Cupcakery and Union Beer.
In addition to bringing great coffee and food to the community, Lenox Coffee draws on Harlem’s rich cultural history and current arts scene. The cafe is constantly buzzing with freelance designers and artists sharing work and stories.
Disney Theatrical Group:
National Dance Institute:
Each year, NDI transforms the lives of thousands of New York City public school children and their communities. Under the artistic direction of Ellen Weinstein and a staff of professional teaching artists, NDI uses dance and music to instill in students a love of the arts, a passion for learning, and a desire to strive for their personal best.
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs:
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is dedicated to supporting and strengthening New York City’s vibrant cultural life. Among our primary missions is to ensure adequate public funding for non-profit cultural organizations, both large and small, throughout the five boroughs.
DCLA also works to promote and advocate for quality arts programming and to articulate the contribution made by the cultural community to the City’s economic vitality. The Department represents and serves non-profit cultural organizations involved in the visual, literary and performing arts; public-oriented science and humanities institutions including zoos, botanical gardens and historic and preservation societies; and creative artists at all skill levels who live and work within the City’s five boroughs.
Through its Materials for the Arts Program, DCLA provides free supplies for use in arts programs offered by non-profit groups and New York City public schools. DCLA has also changed the physical landscape of New York City through its Percent for Art program by commissioning more than 180 works of art by some of the world’s leading artists at public building sites throughout the city.
New York State Council of the Arts:
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York’s citizens.
At NYSCA, our efforts are guided by our belief in the fundamental importance of arts and cultural expression in people’s lives and a commitment to serving our three constituencies: artists, arts and cultural organizations, and the public. We believe that:
Artists are at the center of creative endeavor. Therefore, we are committed to providing artists with opportunities for artistic development and the public presentation of their work.
Strong arts and cultural organizations are vital to connecting the arts to people’s lives. We are committed to assisting a wide range of arts and cultural organizations – small and large, new and established – to achieve their artistic, programmatic, educational, community, and organizational goals.
Every citizen of New York State can have a meaningful connection to creativity and every community has a right to cultural self-determination. The Council is also committed to making the arts accessible to all the citizens of New York State. We aim to support worthy artistic and cultural activities that serve traditionally underserved communities or populations. These are the economically disadvantaged, people with disabilities, rural populations, and those who may experience discrimination on the basis of age, gender, ethnicity, culture, or sexual orientation. We are committed to fostering public understanding and enjoyment of arts and culture through support of arts education, public participation, and lifelong learning programs in schools and community settings for children and adults.