Face to Face 2017
April 12 & 13, 2017

New York State's largest exploration of arts in education, Face to Face is the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable's annual two-day convening for the arts education field in New York City.

Upcoming Events

The Roundtable provides a variety of relevant programs,conferences and events that benefit the arts in education community. Have an event that may be of interest to Roundtable members? Let us know and we'll help spread the word!

Day of Learning: Working with Students with Disabilities and Annual Meeting

Monday, June 26, 2017

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Mini-Conference) / 4:00 - 6:00 PM (Annual Meeting)

Spring Meet-up: Teaching Artists

Wednesday, May 31st

6:00-8:00 pm

2017 Arts in Education Job Fair

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Past Programs & Events

Roundtable Programs

2017 Arts in Education Job Fair




  • 92nd Street Y
  • ArtistYear
  • ArtsConnection
  • BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange
  • Bronx Council on the Arts
  • Brooklyn Arts Council
  • Brooklyn Music School
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Children’s Arts Guild
  • City Lore
  • Community-Word Project
  • Dance Vectors, Inc. dba The Phyllis Rose Dance Company
  • Dedalus Foundation
  • Dia Art Foundation
  • Disney Theatrical Group
  • ENACT,

Raise Your Voice: Winter Fundraiser

The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable
cordially invites you to the
Raise Your Voice: Winter Fundraiser Stories About How Arts in Education Changes Lives

with special performances by Ric Ryder, Actor/Singer
Anna Jacobs, Composer
Elexis Morton, Actress/Singer
Ittai Shapira, Violinist/Composer
Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffle Monday, February 27, 2017 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at Benzaquen Hall at theDiMenna Center for Classical Music 450 West 37th Street New York,

Day of Learning for Arts Educators: Putting Equity into Practice

Watch Videos from A Day of Learning for Arts Educators:  Putting Equity into Practice (February 2, 2017)

What role should the arts education community play in addressing issues of equity and inclusion? What space can the arts offer our communities, especially given our political climate? And, how much can we push the envelope while maintaining our sanity? For the second year in a row, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is hosting a Day of Learning,

Programs 2016-17


Visit our Programs and Events page for upcoming programs.

Day of Learning for Arts Educators: Putting Equity into Practice

What role should the arts education community play in addressing issues of equity and inclusion? What space can the arts offer our communities, especially given our political climate? And, how much can we push the envelope while maintaining our sanity? For the second year in a row,

Tax Tips for Individuals in the Arts with Dominic Comperatore

Join Dominic Comperatore, professional actor and founder of Empire Tax Prep, to learn about key issues regarding your taxes. He will discuss many aspects of how the process works, including specific pitfalls to watch out for, exemptions, deductions, W4 and W2 forms, recordkeeping and audits. Handouts with worksheets and information will be provided. Please email any questions you would like addressed at the session to kstrobel@nycaieroundtable.org by Friday, January 20th.

Food for Thought: A Potluck Meeting

It’s the start of a new year! Celebrate with your fellow Roundtable members over an evening of food for your body and your brain. In the current political climate, there is much for the arts education community to discuss. We will come together as a community to share both food and ideas as we consider what lies ahead for our field.

Free to members. RSVP required. To RSVP and tell us what you’re bringing,

Arts Education and District 75: Best Practices for Partnering with the Largest Special Education District in the Nation

This event is full. To be put on the waitlist, please email kstrobel@nycaieroundtable.org The NYC Department of Education’s District 75 provides citywide educational, vocational, and behavior support programs for students who are on the autism spectrum, have significant cognitive delays, are severely emotionally challenged, sensory impaired and/or multiply disabled. District 75 consists of 56 school organizations, home and hospital instruction and vision and hearing services. What do program administrators need to know to set up a partnership with District 75?

Teaching Artists Meet-Up: World of Teaching Artistry 2016: Political Turmoil, Differentiation

Join us for the Roundtable Teaching Artists November 2016 Meet-up!WHAT? What does it mean to be a teaching artist in 2016? How do you approach teaching during a time of great change and transition in our country? Join up with your fellow arts education professionals to discuss.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 AT 5:30PM – 7:30PM More information here

New Roundtable Members Reception

New members of the Roundtable – those who joined since November 2015 – are invited to our 2nd annual New Member Reception! Meet members of our board and learn more about the benefits you’ll receive as part of your Roundtable membership.

Date: Thursday, November 10
Time: 4:00-6:00
New Victory Theater
209 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

Please ring the buzzer at the entrance on the east side of the staircase on the facade of the building.

Roundtable Season Kick-Off Event! “Neuroscience and Creativity – Improvisation and the Brain” with Heather Berlin and Baba Brinkman

** ADVANCE TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED**TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR Join us for the Roundtable’s Season Kick-off Event: an evening with cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin and hip-hop playwright Baba Brinkman who will explore how improvisation affects how the brain works. In an excerpt of their show Off the Top, Berlin and Brinkman will explore what goes on in a brain when someone is improvising. Berlin will talk about the neuroscience of creativity and Brinkman will demonstrate with some crowd interaction and improvised performance.Come and witness some neuro-themed freestyle!

Kick off the year with NYCMER at the annual Meet and Greet!

Welcome back to another amazing year of exploration, learning, networking, and collaboration! NYCMER invites you to kick off the programming year at our annual Meet and Greet. In addition to catching up with and meeting new colleagues, you’ll have an opportunity to learn about NYCMER membership benefits and peer groups. We will also solicit your questions, ideas, and suggestions for our 2016-2017 monthly programs and the annual conference. We want your input! We’re excited to host the first NYCMER event of the season at the Museum at Eldridge Street,

Roundtable September Meet-Ups

The Roundtable Meet-Ups are back by popular demand! Meet-up groups are an opportunity for Roundtable members to promote continued professional development through problem solving and engaging with peer groups. The groups allow honest and specific reflection and methods for finding solutions for commonly shared difficulties amongst the arts education positions. To foster this environment, we are opening up the first meet-up groups to include both Roundtable members but also non-members! This is a great opportunity to invite your friends from other arts education organizations to join the table!

AATE Conference (American Alliance for Theatre and Education)

Don’t miss AATE’s 29th National Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, July 27 – 31, 2016. In the city with a complex history of race relations and activism, attendees will engage in provocative dialogues about diversity and inclusion to move forward on multiple fronts.

Community-Word Project Annual Summer Institute

Tuition: $400
Early Bird Special: $300
Ends May 15th! Application Deadline: June 1st, 2016
Scholarship Assistance Available

APPLICATIONAPPLICATION GUIDELINES Summer Institute is a three-day intensive for Creative Writers, Visual and Multi-Media Artists, Musicians, Dancers, and Theater Artists with 2+ years experience teaching. Deepen your teaching with experiential, inquiry and reflection processes
Connect with Teaching Artists from around the country
Expand your impact teaching for social justice
Explore creative processes and critical thinking
Investigate techniques for project-based arts integration
Build new strategies for classroom management
See highlights from last year’s workshop in our online 2015 Summer Institute Anthology.

NEA Webinar: Measuring Youth Development Outcomes in Arts Education

In addition to developing new artistic skills, students who participate in the arts gain other positive traits, such as increased resiliency, personal fulfillment, and becoming more engaged with their communities. But how do you measure this impact? NEA Arts Education Director Ayanna Hudson will discuss this question in a public webinar on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 with Kathe Swaback, program director for RAW Art Works, an arts center in Lynn, Massachusetts, which works with underserved youth,

Disability. Dance. Artistry. (Inter)national Voices Town Hall Series

Dance/NYC is currently looking for volunteers for our upcoming Disability. Dance. Artistry. (Inter)national Voices Town Hall Series. Our first event is Dance Makers on Disability on Thursday, July 7th, 2016, from 6:00-8:00pm at The Duke, located at 229 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036. We are reaching out to those who might have an interest in attending the event or can perhaps help spread word. We encourage both disabled and nondisabled people to participate and volunteer at this event.

2nd Annual Summer Jazz Arts Institute

Summer Jazz Arts Institute (SJAI), a training hosted by The Jazz Drama Program, (JDP) announces its 2016 program for teachers, arts specialists, and teaching artists to build their knowledge and skills in teaching jazz arts to awaken deeper imagination, discipline, community and trust with their students. The introductory day on Wednesday, July 6 from 9am to 5pm at LaGuardia Community College will welcome participants who are new to teaching. The core of the institute, open to all educators and artists,

Second Annual SCHOOL’S OUT TA PARTY at Lincoln Center Theater’s Claire Tow Theater Bar & Terrace

Join the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable for a summer party and FUNdraiser! Enjoy cocktails and refreshments on the terrace with your friends and colleagues as we celebrate the end of another school year.Claire Tow Theater Bar & Terrace, Lincoln Center Theater, 150 West 65th Street, NYC $25 to support the Roundtable’s programs ($20 is tax deductible)Click here to purchase ticketsDrinks & refreshments included!
The Claire Tow Lobby is located on the roof of the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Programs 2015-16

Visit our Programs and Events page for upcoming programs.

Highlights from our 2015-16 programs series
2nd Annual School’s Out Teaching Artist Party. June 28, 2016

NYC Arts in Education Roundtable held a summer party and FUNdraiser! Guests enjoyed cocktails and refreshments on the terrace with friends and colleagues as we celebrated the end of another school year.

Why the Arts Can Make All the Difference for Court-Involved Youth. 

Programs 2014-15

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5 – 7 pm, NYU Pless Hall Lounge. An evening of conversation, award giving, networking

Roundtable annual meeting round-up; panel: Arts and Community – A Bicoastal Conversation; Association of Teaching Artists (ATA) Distinguished Services to the Field Award presented to Jane Remer

Jane Remer receives ATA Distinguished Service to the Field Award

Jason Yoon, Director of Education, Queens Museum, moderates panel with Glenna Avila,

Past Face to Face

Face to Face 2016 Session Handouts and Materials

Presenters have posted session handouts and other materials here for your easy access.
The Center for Arts Education Parent Advocacy Toolkit

Arts Education Parent Advocacy Toolkit is Now Available!  The Center for Arts Education recently released the Arts Education Parent Advocacy Toolkit with plenty of great tips and strategies for parents, educators, and community members, to help expand arts education at public schools across the city. Download and view the kit at ArtsEdToolKit.org.

Face to Face 2016 Schedule & Breakout Sessions 2016

Session room location information is provided at the conference and on our Guidebook App. (See user’s guide)


Making Art Together – all-conference art installation – 2nd floor main hallway until 1:45 on Thursday.


Registration/breakfast: 8:30 – 9:30

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Student Short Film Screenings

Session I.  10:15 –

Face to Face 2016 Jessica Wilt Memorial Fellowship

In Memoriam and Tribute to Jessica Wilt

Jessica Wilt was an inspiration and a mentor to many students and educators. She helped bridge the divide between local and national advocacy efforts. For that reason, the New York City Arts in Education Roundtable will establish a fellowship to honor her legacy.

The Jessica Wilt Memorial Fellowship will provide an emerging dance educator with the unique opportunity to participate in professional development opportunities in New York City and around the country and to serve as a resource to others by sharing those experiences through social media channels.

Face to Face 2016 Directions and Accommodation


The address of Shepard Hall is 160 Convent Avenue, Close to 138th Street and Convent Avenue. Check transportation before departure by visiting http://www.mta.info/

The most easily accessible train stops to CCNY are the 137th Street – City College stop on the 1 Train (Red Line), or the 145th Street stop on the A,B,C,D Train (Blue/Orange Lines).

To get to Shepard Hall at CCNY from the 137th Street – City College stop on the 1 Train(Red Line)
• Take 1 Train to 137th Street – City College Station
• Exit train at 137th Street – City College Station
• Walk East on 138th Street
• Turn left onto Hamilton Pl
• Turn right onto W 140th
• Turn right onto Convent Ave

To get to Shepard Hall at CCNY from the 145th Street –

Face to Face 2016 Conference Evaluation

We need your input!

Please help us fulfill our funder requirements and provide important data to help us plan future Face to Face conferences by completing this short Conference Evaluation Survey.

Click here to access the survey. Place an X next to the numbers that apply and add comments. Email your completed survey with the subject line “Face to Face Conference Survey” to jclarke@nycaieroundtable.org.

Or use the survey on the Guidebook App (go to Guidebook menu on your device,

Face to Face `16


Two days of arts in education exploration
April 27 & 28, 2016
Keynote Speaker Wednesday

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Arts activist, an internationally renowned spoken-word poet, dancer, choreographer, playwright, and director, and the Chief of Programs and Pedagogy at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.  

Find out more about Marc Bamuthi Joseph and his work here

Keynote Speaker Thursday

Scott Barry Kaufman

Scientific Director,

Face to Face ’15 Session Descriptions

SESSION I: 10:30 AM – 12:00 NOON
A. Designing Choice and Experience, Part I

John Holyoke, Assistant Director, Christopher Lea, Teaching Artist, Lincoln Center Education; Shula Ehrlich, Lead Game Designer, Institute of Play

What can game design tell us about experiential lesson design? Balancing limits and options is necessary to make any activity engaging and meaningful. A careful interweaving of choices and questions can drive understanding deeper. Lincoln Center Education will collaborate with the Institute of Play to construct a dynamic comparison between games and activities.

Face to Face `15

Two days of dynamic conversation about arts in education, with 34 breakout workshops and presentations and 470 attendees from 141 arts organizations and agencies.

Students from Carnegie Hall’s Count Me In program opened Face to Face 2015

Keynote Speaker

Jamie Bennett, Executive Director, ArtPlace America: Creative Placemaking: Repositioning the Arts in the Community

Plenary Session

Making art and Promoting Change: Perspectives in Community Arts Work

Petrushka Bazin Larson,

Face to Face `14


Face to Face 2014 was presented by the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable on April 16 & 17, 2014.

Two days of dynamic conversation about arts in education, with 36 breakout workshops and presentations and 500 attendees from 138 arts organizations and agencies.

Click here to read Face to Face 2014 evaluation report
Click here for brochure
Click here for Media Release

Face to Face 2014 Keynote &

NYC AiE Roundtable