Arts Are Essential

Be an Arts Education champion and help us advocate for arts education as a right for all NYC students. As students grapple with a school year of remote or blended learning, many are still missing an essential piece of their curriculum: arts education. Whether you’re a teacher, student, parent, artist, cultural worker, or arts organization in NYC, we need your voice! Let's advocate together for equity in access to arts education for every NYC student’s academic program. #ArtsAreEssential



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Creative Engagement & Creative Learning Information Session Webinar

LMCC is offering all grant information sessions virtually this summer. Information session webinars are intended for Manhattan-based artists, groups, and non-profit organizations interested in applying to LMCC’s grant programs.

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My Experience at the Black Women’s Wellness Retreat

Published on July 23, 2021

by Lakeisha Frith

 

The Covid-19 pandemic was a rollercoaster of emotions and frankly a lot to digest. In March of 2020, life as we all knew it changed forever. I never stopped, never paused, I just continued to plough through. Rolling along with every change in both my work and personal life. I kept myself busy from morning until night with zoom meetings,

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Ain’t Nobody Got Grey Arms

by Aminah Decé

Wind is rushing through the skies delivering urgent messages to the corners of Arroyo City.

The hypnotic push and pull of the waves are a sensual lullaby to the acrobatic fish who stretch as they prepare for their breakfast dance with the pelicans.

I am sitting, swaying to this melody reflecting as the last days of the Nepantla Residency creep upon me. I have never spent this much time on a pier.

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MAYOR DE BLASIO AND CHANCELLOR PORTER ANNOUNCE ACADEMIC RECOVERY PLAN FOR PIVOTAL SCHOOL YEAR AHEAD

$635M historic investment to jumpstart academic achievement for every student 

NEW YORK – Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter today announced their academic recovery vision for New York City’s public schools and students in the wake of the pandemic. The bold, rigorous framework will guide school communities and support students during the 2021-22 school year and beyond, stressing six critical areas of focus: early literacy for all, developing students as digital citizens,

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The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable Elects Seven New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                       

June 23, 2021

NEW YORK, NY – The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable is pleased to announce the election of seven new members to the Board of Directors: Asari Beale, Leena Bhutta, Keith Kaminski, Meredith Kirchheimer, Sara Morgulis, Purple S. Norris, and Alexander Santiago-Jirau.

“The Roundtable is delighted to welcome an amazing slate of new directors to our board,” says Board Co-Chair Sobha Kavanakudiyil.

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Walking with Maxine: Noticing and reflecting on a year of change

by Christopher Gross

 

“…treating the world as predefined and given, as simply there, is quite separate and different from applying an initiating, constructing mind or consciousness to the world.”—Maxine Greene

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One of the silver linings of the past year has been getting to spend more time with my three-year-old daughter. It’s not always easy, but I love that I’ve been able to see her so closely at this stage in her life,

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Extended Use Hardship Waiver Program (Sept. 2019)

The NYC Department of Education and the Borough Presidents’ Offices created the Extended Use Hardship Waiver Program in order to provide community organizations with greater access to our school facilities.

The fee waiver program launched in February 2019, and provides communities with more instructional, sporting, and recreational opportunities for students and/or adults. Community organizations that have a hardship paying the extended use permit fees can apply for a fee waiver.

Eligibility Requirements

Organizations must be:

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CreateNYC: 2019 Cultural Action Plan (Aug. 2019)

From CreateNYC: A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers

Posted on August 13, 2019

Download the Action Plan PDF.

“In July 2017, CreateNYC was released to the public as New York City’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan. Following months of public engagement that engaged with nearly 200,000 New Yorkers, the plan provided a long term framework for promoting greater equity, access, diversity, and expanding opportunities for all residents to participate in the City’s vibrant cultural life.

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Day of Learning 2019: Action Learning Session Resources (Jan. 2019)

Online Resources

Exploring the Process and Commitment of Becoming Better Social Justice Orgs

Chart Paper Takeaways

 

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