The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable is committed to equity, inclusion, and justice.

We acknowledge our complicity in the long history of systemic racism within our country and the institutions of power in our city. We will continue to work to dismantle white supremacy within our organizations, schools, and communities. Our work here is just beginning, but we know that this has been a fight for centuries. The Roundtable has been using this set of Equity and Inclusion Values as guiding principles for our work. We plan to evaluate and make annual commitments related to these values each year going forward.

  • The Roundtable is committed to eliminating barriers and revealing pathways to cultural equity and inclusion in arts education, through our programming and our membership.
  • The Roundtable is committed to eliminating barriers to advancement for professionals from underrepresented communities.
  • The Roundtable is committed to responsive listening and transparency so that not only are we sharing our “best practices” but our challenges and questions as well.
  • The Roundtable is committed to advocating for professional wages, employment benefits and fair working conditions for arts education practitioners’ quality and standard of living