Be an Arts Education Champion!

~ Help us advocate for arts education as a right for all NYC students ~

The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable would like to thank our community members who helped launch our #ArtsAreEssential campaign earlier this year. As students grapple with a school year of remote or blended learning, many are missing an essential piece of their curriculum: arts education. Whether you’re a teacher, student, parent, artist, cultural worker, or arts organization in NYC, we need your voice as we advocate together for equity in access to arts education as part of every NYC student’s academic program..schools.

Organizations: There is power in numbers! Sign our open letter to the Chancellor and Mayor demanding that NYC prioritize arts education in our schools today.

Individuals: Scroll down to sign our petition to Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza!



Other Ways to Take Action

Be an arts education champion, and use the tools and resources below to help “make the case” for why we need to keep arts in schools.
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Sign our Open Letter

Show your support for arts in our schools during COVID-19 by signing our open letter to Chancellor Carranza and Mayor De Blasio.

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Join the Conversation

Register now for "Securing Arts Education for the Future of NYC’s Youth featuring Council Member Robert Cornegy in conversation with an arts teacher and NYC youth.
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Research and Resources

Help make the case with policy statements, reports on the benefits of arts education, reopening guidelines, and NYS arts instruction requirements.
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Share Your Story

Complete this brief survey to help us show the strength and vibrancy our of arts in education community.

Find Your City Council Representative

The 51 Council districts throughout the five boroughs are each represented by an elected Council Member. Search the map to find your representative. 



This campaign has been made possible by the generous support of Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation, Arthur Miller Foundation, Agnes Gund, Laurie M Tisch Illumination FundJudy and Jamie Dimon, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, Charitarian Foundation, and with the support of NYCAIER individual donors.


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