The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable is a community of organizations and practitioners that shares information, provides professional development, and communicates with the public to promote our work in schools and beyond.
The Roundtable was created in 1992 by and for a small group of education directors at Manhattan-based cultural organizations to share best practices in the then-new work of fostering arts experiences and teaching artistry in public school classrooms. Built on a model of collective earned wisdom, these educators formed a new community of practice, laying the groundwork for pervasive arts education advocacy and a shift toward comprehensive field building.
Today, the Roundtable now includes every arts discipline, organizations and practitioners in all five boroughs, and teaching artists as well as administrators. Our membership includes thousands of practitioners from over 125+ organizations, representing New York City’s largest and smallest cultural institutions, community-based organizations, and youth organizations from all 5 boroughs.
The Face to Face conference, instituted in the Roundtable’s first year, has grown to become the largest arts education gathering in the region. As the main convening body for NYC arts education practitioners, the Roundtable is now the go-to hub for information, advocacy, and community among arts education professionals in New York City. As a true grassroots service organization, the Roundtable’s vision and reach continues to evolve along with the arts education field in New York City.
The Roundtable builds its efforts around the value that arts education should be a right for all New York students, especially students with disabilities, students from low-income communities, and Black, Indigenous, and students of color.
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