Arts Are Essential
As New York City rebuilds from the COVID-19 crisis, the arts and culture sector will play a crucial role in the recovery of schools and communities. In allocating cuts and resources, City Council must put their faith in the arts to help process trauma, restore joy, support physical fitness, and build communities.
Centering Black Women’s Leadership in Arts Education
Rebuild, Reconcile, Reimagine: A List of Demands for Centering Black Women’s Leadership in Arts Education is a campaign designed to impact pay equity, promotion, healing, and more.
Recent Advocacy News & Articles
January 13, 2022
Advocacy Alert: Sign Open Letter from NYC Arts in Education Roundtable to Chancellor Banks
In continuation of our ongoing advocacy work, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable has penned an open letter to Chancellor David Banks with an invitation to participate in a moderated conversation to celebrate arts in our schools. As a member of the arts education community providing critical services to our city’s young people, we are seeking your organization’s […]
December 6, 2021
Live Testimony to Committee on Education
Oversight: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Arts Instruction, Extracurriculars, and School-Related Social Activities Delivered by Kimberly Olsen, Executive Director Thank you Chair Treyger and the Committee on Education for your leadership and commitment to arts education. Thank you to Maria, Trenton, and the entire Office of Arts & Special Projects, who work tirelessly for […]
December 1, 2021
Register Now: City Council Hosts Oversight Hearing on Arts Instruction
On Monday, December 6 at 10am ET, the New York City Council’s Committee on Education will be hosting an Oversight hearing on the “Impact of the Covid 19 Pandemic on Arts Instruction, Extracurriculars, and School-Related Social Activities.” This is a critical moment for the arts education community to share how you have been able to teach and deliver educational programming during […]