DCLA Awards the Roundtable Additional Funding for the Arts Educator Emergency Relief Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2020
CONTACT: Kimberly Olsen, kolsen@nycaieroundtable.org

 

NEW YORK, NY — The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) recently committed $750,000 for arts education organizations and to support the Arts Educator Emergency Relief Fund. DCLA’s COVID-19 impact survey found that the greatest loss of artistic employment comes from arts education organizations. This funding will support 25 organizations providing arts education programming across the city, as well as support the continuation of the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable’s Arts Educator Emergency Relief Fund.  

Request For Proposals: Developers for the Roundtable’s New Website

The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable is seeking design and development services for a new website for our organization.

The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable is a service organization and a community of arts education practitioners sharing information, providing professional development, and communicating with the public to promote our work in schools and beyond.

Please see the attached Request for Proposal for more information about the Roundtable as well as our website objectives, 

The Roundtable on WNYC Radio: The Impact of Covid on NYC Schools Arts Education Programs

Roundtable Executive Director Kimberly Olsen and members including teaching artist Marissa Ontiveros and Michelle Kotler of Community Word Project were recently featured on WNYC Radio. The interview focused on the impact of COVID-19 on arts education programs in NYC public schools. Almost 80% of teaching artists were furloughed or laid off due to the impact of COVID-19, extremely limiting access to arts education for our city’s youth. The interview shares more insight into how the lives of students and teaching artists have been affected by the pandemic and the ways that teaching artists have been able to cope during these times.

URGENT ADVOCACY ALERT: New York City Council Schedules Hearing on Arts Education

Posted on December 2, 2020

The following letter was sent out to the Roundtable mailing list on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. To stay up to date with weekly e-blasts about advocacy efforts, best practices, current trends, upcoming events, and more, please subscribe to the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable mailing list.

Scroll down for additional advocacy updates and information on ways to get involved in the #ArtsAreEssential campaign!

Can’t Stop the Hustle: 4+ Ways for Teaching Artists to get Financial Relief

By Michelle Cole
Published on October 28, 2020

Covid-19 is messing with the Teaching Artist hustle.

Our profession thrives on togetherness and community. But right now, traveling artist-educators are considered safety risks solely because of the ubiquitous nature of our work. How are we supposed to do what we do during a time when separation is mandated? How can we hustle when it feels like our whole profession is on pause?

The Altman Foundation Awards the Roundtable a Grant to Develop a New, More Impactful Website

NEW YORK, NY –The Altman Foundation recently awarded the New York City Arts in Education Roundtable a capacity-building grant for the development of a new website. Given the impact of COVID-19 on the field of arts education, this grant will help the Roundtable in our efforts to serve arts educators with more expansive and effective digital tools and resources. In addition to designing a website that is more responsive and accessible to everyone, our goal is to ensure that the site is more dynamic,

New York City Arts in Education Roundtable Awards Over 330 Grants from the Arts Educator Emergency Relief Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2020
CONTACT: Kimberly Olsen, kolsen@nycaieroundtable.org 

Published on October 6, 2020 

NEW YORK, NY – The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable (NYCAIER) recently awarded grants to 337 arts educators as part of the Arts Educator Emergency Relief Fund. Made possible with generous contributions from the New York Community Trust and Booth Ferris Foundation, this fund provides unrestricted grants up to $1,000 to arts education professionals who have been financially hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis.

NYC School Reentry Questions from Arts Organizations and Artists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2020
CONTACT: Kimberly Olsen, kolsen@nycaieroundtable.org

Published on September 23, 2020

Inspired by the Council for School Supervisors and Administrators’ 141 questions the NYC Department of Education must answer before reopening schools, NYC Arts in Education Roundtable Advocacy Committee has put together a list of 48 questions our members should consider as they plan and prepare for the delivery of arts in education services in the 2020-2021 school year. 

A Tribute to Paul King

Published September 24, 2020
(Originally shared September 16, 2020)

The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable presents a remembrance to a great friend to the Roundtable, Paul King, former Executive Director of the Office of Arts and Special Projects. This video was originally shared at The Roundtable’s Kickoff event, “Bridging the Divide: Making Connections Between Personal Impact and Communal Change.”

New York City Arts in Education Roundtable Receives Grant to Provide Critical Assistance to Arts Education Community Amid COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2020
CONTACT: Kimberly Olsen, kolsen@nycaieroundtable.org

Published on July 29, 2020

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NEW YORK, NY – The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable (NYCAIER) is pleased to announce that it has received $465,000 in grant awards from the New York Community Trust (NYCT), including funding from the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in the New York Community Trust,