Parents Meet-Up

Our next “parents meet up” will be held at the Harlem Children’s Theater Festival on May 5th. This is a great FREE family festival featuring 3 new plays for young audiences. The event is being produced by the grad students from CCNY. It is a great opportunity to support the rising leaders in the arts education field and bring our families for a fun day out. Please register through the link below and choose “NYC Arts in Education” on the drop down that asks how you heard about the event. 


Harlem Children’s Theater Festival 2018

Please join us for the Harlem Children’s Theatre Festival on Saturday May 5th from 10-1pm at Aaron Davis Hall on the City College of New York campus.

Featuring 3 New Plays for young audiences:
10:15am The Wild Swans
11:00am Ampata & The Magic Lake
12:00pm Persephone & The Four Seasons

Plus, fun crafts & activities throughout the day and a raffle!

The event is free and recommended for all ages 3+

The City College of New York is accessible by the 1 train to 137th Street or the A train to 145th Street.  Aaron Davis Hall is located on Convent Avenue at 135th Street.


Join us for an evening of networking and dialogue bringing together arts education and STEM professionals to build creative new connections between the arts and tech. Meet new collaborators, find ways to bring the arts and tech into more NYC classrooms, and inspire the next generation of leaders in the arts and sciences.


Hosted in partnership by Silicon Harlem and NYC Arts in Education Roundtable

An Interactive Townhall on the Next 25 Years!

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of NYC Arts in Education Roundtable, we invite our members to join us in envisioning the future of our work. Through storytelling, ideation, and discussion we’ll collectively imagine how our programs and services can support the field of arts education in becoming more inclusive and equitable at every level, from institutional leadership to the distribution of resources across communities.

Click here to register

Every Teaching Artist Insured!

Every Teaching Artist Insured is a free live stream presentation for teaching artists, freelance artists, and arts administrators who do not have insurance through an employer or union. This one hour presentation will provide clear information on how to sign up for a health insurance plan through the New York State of Health Marketplace (Obamacare), and information on local, low cost healthcare options for New York City residents.

Facilitated by Renata Marinaro, National Director of Health Services for The Actor’s Fund, this livestream presentation will equip you with the tools you need to get medical services as a freelancer. Topics will include:

  • How do I enroll for ACA (Obamacare) insurance?
  • How do I report sporadic or self-employed income?
  • What are my options in 2018?
  • Straight-talk about changes in ACA, executive orders, and how they may affect you.
  • Am I eligible for Medicaid or subsidized insurance?
  • Am I eligible for a $20 plan?
  • Where do I get care if I’m uninsured?

Register [HERE]

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Day of Learning: Working with Students with Disabilities and Annual Meeting

Day of Learning for Arts Educators:
Working with Students with Disabilities

followed by
The Roundtable’s Annual Meeting

Hosted by The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall 


  • 9:30 AM:  Registration / Breakfast and Networking
  • 10:00 AM:  Welcome
  • 10:05 AM:  Opening Remarks
  • 10:10 AM:  Keynote: “The School the Arts Built” Weill Music Room by Ronnie Shuster
  • 10:40 AM:  Breakout Session I
    Workshop A: “Liberation Pedagogy: A Music and Social Studies Collaboration Adapted for Students on the Autism Spectrum”
    Workshop B: “Art Matters: How We Empower and Engage Students with Disabilities through the Visual Arts “
    Workshop C: “Guiding Brilliant Arts Practice in the Classroom:  How Teaching Dance to Blind Students Applies to All Abilities”
  • 12:00 PM:   Lunch / Videos of Best Practices Weill Music Room
  • 12:55 PM:  Breakout Session II (same as above)
  • 2:20 PM:  Buttonhole Session
    “Buttonholes” are 15-minute, small group consultations between experts and conference attendees.
  • 3:30 PM:  Wrap-up and Reflection Weill Music Room
  • 3:45 PM:  Break
  • 4:00 PM:  Culminating Keynote Address: “Education Is A Lifelong Pursuit” by Gregg Mozgala
  • 4:30 PM:  Annual Meeting
  • 4:45 PM:  Annual Meeting Reception


About the Day of Learning

Keynote Speaker:  Ronnie Shuster
Former Principal of P94M, The SPECTRUM School

Our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion continues with a Day of Learning focusing on working with students with special needs. This full-day conference will bring together artists and arts educators; school teachers, administrators, and support staff such as therapists, disability activists, and more to share proven strategies that the participants can add to their “tool box.” The day will consist of speakers who bring a national outlook, to mining the wisdom and expertise among the group. Hands-on workshops will focus on a variety of art forms and ability issues, inclusive of mobility, social, emotional, vision, and hearing.  To learn more, view our Day of Learning Program.

Roundtable Members: $35 / Non-members: $75
Limit 7 tickets per organization.
Light breakfast and lunch are provided.

Resources from the Day of Learning:

About the Annual Meeting

Keynote Speaker:  Gregg Mozgala
Actor, MTC’s production of “Cost of Living”

Our Annual Meeting will immediately follow this Day of Learning, as our last event of the 2016-2017 season. We’ll reflect on and celebrate all the work achieved this year and look ahead to the Roundtable’s 25th anniversary next season!

Free and open to all Roundtable members.
End-of-the year reception to follow the meeting.

2017 Arts in Education Job Fair



  • 92nd Street Y
  • ArtistYear
  • ArtsConnection
  • BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange
  • Bronx Council on the Arts
  • Brooklyn Arts Council
  • Brooklyn Music School
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Children’s Arts Guild
  • City Lore
  • Community-Word Project
  • Dance Vectors, Inc. dba The Phyllis Rose Dance Company
  • Dedalus Foundation
  • Dia Art Foundation
  • Disney Theatrical Group
  • ENACT, Inc.
  • Harlem Arts Festival
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • LEAP
  • Lifetime Arts
  • Lincoln Center Education
  • Little Kids Rock
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
  • Magic Box Productions
  • Manhattan Theatre Club
  • Marquis Studios
  • Metropolitan Opera Guild
  • MIMA Music
  • New York City Center
  • New York City Children’s Theater
  • New York State Department of Civil Service
  • NYC Men Teach
  • Opening Act
  • Park Avenue Armory
  • Pentacle
  • People’s Theatre Project
  • ProjectArt
  • PUC-Rio
  • Puppetry in Practice
  • Reel Works Teen Film Making
  • Roundabout Theatre Company
  • Smartworks
  • South Bronx Preparatory/NYC DOE
  • Staten Island Children’s Museum
  • Sundog Theatre
  • TADA!
  • Teachers & Writers Collaborative
  • The Center for Arts Education
  • The New Victory Theater/ The New 42nd St
  • Urban Word NYC
  • viBe Theater Experience
  • VOICE Charter School
  • Wingspan Arts
  • Yo Re Mi


The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable

Community-Word Project

Borough of Manhattan Community College






Please direct any questions about this event to

Raise Your Voice: Winter Fundraiser

The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable
cordially invites you to the
Raise Your Voice: Winter Fundraiser Stories About How Arts in Education Changes Lives

with special performances by Ric Ryder, Actor/Singer
Anna Jacobs, Composer
Elexis Morton, Actress/Singer
Ittai Shapira, Violinist/Composer
Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffle Monday, February 27, 2017 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at Benzaquen Hall at theDiMenna Center for Classical Music 450 West 37th Street New York, NY 10018
Ticket Price: $60 Register here
Can’t attend, but want to donate?
Donate to NYC AIE Roundtable

Day of Learning for Arts Educators: Putting Equity into Practice

Watch Videos from A Day of Learning for Arts Educators:  Putting Equity into Practice (February 2, 2017)

What role should the arts education community play in addressing issues of equity and inclusion? What space can the arts offer our communities, especially given our political climate? And, how much can we push the envelope while maintaining our sanity? For the second year in a row, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is hosting a Day of Learning, bringing together teaching artists, educators, administrators and advocates to discuss practical steps in addressing this pertinent topic and its impact on our communities. Join us for a day filled with resources, best practices and healthy dialogue, as we continue to move beyond the discussion and into action.

Keynote Speaker:  Darnell Moore, Founding Member of Black Lives Matter and Senior Correspondent with
Darnell L. Moore is a senior editor and correspondent at Mic and co-managing editor at The Feminist Wire. He is the host of The Movement, a critically acclaimed digital docu-series. He is writer-in-residence at the Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice at Columbia University and is presently working on a memoir tentatively titled, No Ashes In The Fire.

Schedule of Events:
9:30 am:  Doors open / Registration begins
10:00 am:  Welcome and Opening Remarks
11:00 am:  Breakout Sessions
Session 1:  Anti-Racist Practice for Teaching Artists
Session 2:  Building Authentic Community Engagement
Session 3:  Creating Change from Within: Nurturing Cultures of Inclusion and Equity
12:30 pm:  Lunch
1:30 pm:  All conference session
2:30 pm:  Keynote Speech
3:00 pm:  Performance by Alternate Names of Black Boys and conversation with Darnell Moore
3:50 pm:  Closing Remarks

Light breakfast and lunch are provided.
Register Today – Space is limited.
Roundtable Members: $35 / Non-members: $75

Notes on Registration: In order to ensure that many perspectives are represented at this event, we are limiting registrations to 7 per organization. Any Roundtable members for whom the registration fee creates a barrier to attendance should contact us at


Session 1: Anti-Racist Practice for Teaching Artists with Chelsea Gregory and Shamilia McBean

This session will explore the many ways an anti-racist approach strengthens our work as teaching artists and expands our capacity to serve the diverse communities of New York City. The session will be interactive, engaging participants through dialogue, experiential learning and information sharing.

Facilitator Bio: Chelsea Gregory is a veteran teaching artist and social justice educator who consults with schools, social service agencies, non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education. She has organized around racial justice for over a decade and is an active member of Artists Co-creating Real Equity, an affinity group of The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond ( She is also a community-engaged artist working at the intersection of arts and racial justice, and her work is featured in Jlove Calderon’s book “Occupying Privilege” as well as the Every 28 Hours project’s “10 Steps Towards Greater Cultural Competency.” She is currently working on a project called “Bamboo in Bushwick” that examines the role of artists in the dynamics of gentrification, and another called “Reparations 365” that engages Brooklyn residents in conversations about what reparations could look like. For more information, please visit her website at

Session 2: Building Authentic Community Engagement with Robyne Walker Murphy

Many arts organizations are embarking on initiatives to engage communities of color. However, often these efforts fall short of authentic engagement because arts administrators fail to ask themselves, “Is our house in order?” before they begin to invite guests into their spaces.   In this workshop we will explore principles of authentic community engagement using a racial justice lens.

Facilitator Bio:  Robyne Walker Murphy is a nationally recognized art and social justice educator and administrator.  In November, she began her appointment as the new Executive Director of Groundswell. Robyne served as director of membership development and engagement at the National Guild for Community Arts Education, where she created the Guild’s first network for leaders of color in the arts, ALAANA (African, Latin, Asian, Arabic, Native American).  Prior to the Guild, she served as the Director of the DreamYard Art Center for seven years. During that time she helped lead the organization through the development of arts and social justice programming and community engagement initiatives.  Under her direction, DreamYard Art Center was recognized by the White House as one of the top 12 out of school programs in the nation, Her writing on social justice education has been featured in Teachers and Writers and

Teaching Artist Guild magazines. She has delivered keynote addresses on liberatory education at the University of Chicago and the Seattle Museum of Art. Robyne resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, Tarik Murphy and her son, Ras.

Session 3: Creating Change from Within: Nurturing Cultures of Inclusion and Equity with Dorcas Davis

Improving communication transforms partnerships and supports dialogue between individuals and in an organization – which changes organizational culture from the inside out. The workshop offers ways effective communication and difficult conversations can support goals of inclusion and equity in your organization. We will explore and practice effective communication through a fully experiential and dynamic approach using real world examples. Participants will leave equipped to initiate and/or further the conversation for change within their own organizations.

Facilitator Bio: Dorcas Evelene Davis is an educator, writer, performer and applied theatre practitioner.  She has 14 years of education and management experience in New York City and internationally. Dorcas designs and implements adult learning programs focused on effective communication, equity and inclusion, and leadership coaching using drama techniques. Locally, she offers her workshops through the Administration of Children’s Services, CUNY School of Professional Studies and Creative Arts Team. Internationally, she has worked in Rwanda with drama teachers and in Chile with school leaders. She is also the founder of multi-cultural theater and educational company, SmilingDown Productions and a graduate of the MA in Applied Theatre at CUNY School of Professional Studies. Dorcas believes in the power and influence of progressive change-agents and is proud to offer work that directly supports them.


Tax Tips for Individuals in the Arts with Dominic Comperatore

Join Dominic Comperatore, professional actor and founder of Empire Tax Prep, to learn about key issues regarding your taxes. He will discuss many aspects of how the process works, including specific pitfalls to watch out for, exemptions, deductions, W4 and W2 forms, recordkeeping and audits. Handouts with worksheets and information will be provided. Please email any questions you would like addressed at the session to by Friday, January 20th.