Past Events of 2020

Meet-Up for Mid-Career Professionals: An Open Source Conversation


This meet-up is for managers or those who have recently transitioned to a leadership position. Whether you are young in your career or a seasoned veteran in the field of arts-in-education, join us for this open source discussion where attendees choose the topics of conversation.

We will brainstorm ideas for the new school year, share best practices and lessons learned in the last six months, and commiserate about professional challenges.

Affinity Group Series

On Monday, June 1, 2020, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable hosted an informal Arts Education community meeting in response to the racial violence against Black individuals and communities in our country. We plan to continue hosting regular affinity group spaces to support actively dismantling the systems of racial oppression in our field and beyond.

Community Conversation on COVID-19: Part Three

In response to the significant impact COVID-19 had on the landscape of arts education and returning to school in September, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable invites arts administrators to join us for “Part Three” of our COVID-19 Community Conversations series.

Summer School 2020

Join the New York City Arts in Education Roundtable this July and August for virtual Summer School 2020!

Tune in on THURSDAYS from July 23 – August 27 at 4:00pm EDT for a FREE digital summer series for the arts education community, featuring workshops on digital skills-building, self-care, and collaborative art-making. This series is FREE and open to all. Advanced registration is required.

POSTPONED A Roundtable Conversation: Assessing Online Learning in the Arts

In the past two and a half months, remote learning has expanded our community’s reach and given us a platform to bring arts learning directly into the home. Given that online learning will be a reality for the foreseeable future, and likely beyond this pandemic, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is hosting a peer-driven conversation to identify and strategize around the challenges and successes related to assessing remote learning in the arts.

We invite our community of arts administrators, teaching artists, and in-school educators to be a part of the conversation to collectively crowdsource strategies and next steps for assessing arts learning during individual lessons and long-term projects. This conversation will be facilitated by members of our Programming Committee.

A Roundtable Conversation: Advocacy in Action

Session recording now online!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
10:30am – 12:00pm EDT

We believe that #ARTSareEssential and that during this difficult time, it’s our responsibility to ensure arts education remains a pillar of an equitable education for NYC’s 1.1 million public school students. Join Roundtable board members and members of our community as we crowdsource ways to advocate for continued access to arts education, share lessons learned while providing in-school programs, plus start the community-wide conversation on how we can use our collective impact to move the field forward. 

A Roundtable Conversation: Unemployment

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 10:00am – 11:00am

Join the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable in a community conversation around the challenges on navigating unemployment.  Roundtable Co-Chair Sobha Kavanakudiyil moderates a conversation with educator Daniel Sullivan, administrator Erika Atkins, and the Roundtable Community to discuss issues around applying for unemployment, and to crowd-source and share resources for both administrators and teaching artists. Community members are encouraged to share information as we seek solutions for staying solvent and staying sane during this unprecedented moment in arts education.

Community Conversation on COVID-19: Part Two

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 11:30am – 1pm

Recording and chat box transcript now live!

In response to the significant impact the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has had on the landscape of arts education, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable invites you to join us for “Part Two” of our COVID-19 Community Conversations series. Similar to our first online meeting, this meeting will be a digital space for arts administrators within our community to share strategies to overcome this rapidly-evolving challenge in order to best support our programs, organizations, and teaching artists.