Past Events of 2016

Programs Recap 2016


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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,

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 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,