Help the Roundtable Fight for #ArtsEdEquity

Donate by December 31st

The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable supports teaching artists and arts education administrators city-wide, and advocates for the importance of arts education in the lives of all New Yorkers.

Join the Roundtable in fighting for #ArtsEdEquity by making a 100% tax-deductible donation to our Annual Appeal before December 31st.

All funds raised during this Annual Appeal will support programming by the Roundtable’s Taskforce on Equity and Inclusion.

Here are just some of the ways the Roundtable advanced #ArtsEdEquity in 2020:

In August, the Roundtable awarded emergency grants of $500-1,000 to more than 330 unemployed or furloughed teaching artists and arts administrators, helping them make rent or pay for groceries. 57% of these emergency grants went to arts educators from the Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color most impacted by the pandemic.

As thousands of our fellow New Yorkers took to the streets this summer to fight for racial justice, the Roundtable responded to the arts education community’s need for ongoing learning and support by forming online Affinity Groups. The Roundtable advocates for #ArtsEdEquity by applying a racial equity lens to both its inward and outward facing work.

When the Mayor proposed a 70% cut to the schools’ arts education budget, the Roundtable assembled a coalition of parents, teachers, and cultural workers through its #ArtsAreEssential campaign. Our advocacy tools connected stake-holders directly to their City Council members and helped save city funding for after-school arts programs.

    A group of smiling educators holding up their crafted shields at the 2019 Day of Learning on Environmental Justice.

Demand for our programs is up 118% over last year. Your donations will help us meet this demand in 2021 through initiatives to advance #ArtsEdEquity and racial justice in our field.

  • $20 pays for closed captioning for an online presentation.

  • $50 funds a blog post written by and for NYC teaching artists.

  • $100 funds our monthly Zoom subscription to make virtual events possible.

  • $250 pays for a facilitator for our 1-day conference on equity and inclusion in February 2021.

  • $500 pays for classes in healing modalities during a Spring 2021 retreat for 50 Black women working in arts education.

  • $1,000 helps secure a visionary keynote speaker for the online version of our Face to Face conference in April 2021, reaching more than 1,000 local, national and international arts educators.

In 2021, the arts will play a key role in helping our communities to heal and imagine a healthy, equitable way forward. The Roundtable will equip arts educators to meet that challenge.


Every donation counts. Support #ArtsEdEquity. Donate today.



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