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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Deadline: November 22, 2021 The Roundtable encourages our members and community at large to complete this 10-minute survey conducted on their experiences with city government as nonprofit arts education organizations. This research is being conducted by Keith Kaminski, long-time arts educator, administrator, and Roundtable Board Member, who is completing a graduate degree in nonprofit administration at CUNY Baruch College.  […]

Roundtable Executive Director Kimberly Olsen and Roundtable Co-Chair and Director of Education and Community Engagement, New York Philharmonic, Gary Padmore were recently interviewed by Jim Palmarini from Arts ARE Education for the second episode of the Arts ARE Education Podcast series. Entitled “Advocating for Strong Arts Education Programs,” Kim and Gary talk about everything from arts education as […]

As the main convening body for NYC’s arts in education community, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is committed to serving our membership and field at-large through advocacy with government officials and policymakers. To help us support the field of arts education in NYC, we kindly request member and non-members organizations complete our COVID-19 Impact […]

Dear Arts Education Community, Violence is being done in New York City and around the country to our Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander neighbors, from children to adults to elders. We recognize that these acts stem from our systems of white supremacy, which is embedded in our country’s founding. The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable […]

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 […]

Earlier today, the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Arts and Special Projects shared the attached memo with the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable regarding Arts Partnership Grants 2020-2021 (including Arts for English Language Learners/ Students with Disabilities and Arts and Family Engagement Grants). As it relates to our community’s ongoing advocacy work, the memo states: […]

The following letter was sent out to the Roundtable mailing list on Tuesday, May 19, 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. Update (June 19, 2020): The NYC Arts in Education […]

Yesterday, the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Arts and Special Projects shared the attached memo with the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable regarding the continuation of remote learning services. As it relates to our community’s ongoing advocacy work, the memo states: “…Arts services that are provided remotely in collaboration and in support of schools’ remote teaching […]

The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable supports the #ARTSareEssential campaign. Learn more and get involved in the movement to make visible the importance of the Arts for 1.1 million students in the NYC Public School System. NYC public school parents and educators have been at home navigating the transition to remote learning, while also dealing […]

The following letter was sent out to the Roundtable mailing list on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 and Monday, April 20, 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. Dear Roundtable Community, Last […]