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Teaching Artist Tuesdays

The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable and its Teaching Artist Affairs Committee seek to support Teaching Artists and arts educators as they navigate this new frontier of arts education with Teaching Artist Tuesdays.

Join us Tuesdays from November 10 thru December 1 for this four-part virtual series dedicated to addressing the realities of a shifting educational landscape and a need for workforce training for teaching artists during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will walk away with best practices for recording asynchronous lessons, an expanded virtual teaching literacy, a foundational understanding of grant writing and funding opportunities for freelancers, and a self-marketing toolkit.

This series is free and open to all. Advanced registration is required.

All sessions are 90 minutes.

SCHEDULE:

In this workshop, colleagues Phyllis Yao and Amanda Adams-Louis will demonstrate the workflow and procedures they use to collect, review, organize and archive media files of student work remotely. Instructors will model how they teach their students to capture, edit and submit quality photographs, graphics and videos of their artwork. Afterwards, instructors will demonstrate their process for tracking, sorting and backing up all of their students’ work and workshop documentation. The workflow, structures, processes and classroom rituals presented during this workshop enabled them to seamlessly transition their visual arts residency program from in person to remote learning in March 2020. This workshop will be a 60 minute lecture-demonstration followed by a 30 minute question & answer session.

A note to participants: If you want to sort and label student work alongside the presenters during the workshop, be sure to locate your student work media files beforehand and have them pulled up for the workshop to avoid missing parts of the presentation. As it won’t be possible to sort files from a phone or tablet and follow the presentation on Zoom, the presenters recommend attending the workshop from a computer with a high speed connection.

Presenters:

Amanda Adams-Louis, Teen Collective Program Coordinator & Lead Educator, CUE Art Foundation

Amanda Adams-Louis is a photographer, teaching artist, college counselor, and cultural producer. She earned her BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute and is an alumna of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in Studio Art. Amanda has exhibited her photo-based artwork at Union Theological Seminary, Brooklyn Museum, CCCADI, and Aljira. Her imagery has been published in MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, ARTnews, Huffington Post, and Time Out NY. Amanda has received photographic commissions from Alvin Ailey, Pepsi, Levi’s, Budweiser, and Urban World Film Festival. For over a decade, Amanda has led and developed curriculum & program design for enrichment art programs serving NYC teens. Born in the US and raised between Europe, Africa, North America, and the Caribbean, Amanda’s teaching practice is informed by her experiences abroad. In her classroom, she cultivates a dynamic artistic learning community through demonstrating vulnerability, care, and love in the classroom. Amanda builds rapport with her students by earning their trust and practicing radical honesty with them at all times.

 

 

Phyllis Yao, Teen Collective Assistant Artist Educator, CUE Art Foundation

Phyllis Yao graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Painting, where she was a recipient of the Florence Leif Award. Since then, she has been an artist-in-residence at Lijiang Studio in Yunnan province, China, and has exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Colorado and Rhode Island. Phyllis’ many loves include hip hop, graffiti, Chinese pop songs, and making dumplings from scratch—a result of her having grown up between New York City and Guiyang, a small developing city in China. Phyllis joined CUE in 2019 and remains in New York as an educator and practicing artist. You can find her work at phyllisyao.com.

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In this workshop, Molaundo Jones and Andre M. Zachery will present strategies and tools that artists can use to document and amplify their work. Andre will share strategies specifically designed to promote the work of practicing artists and arts educators. Molaundo will share general best practices in multimedia marketing. Participants will experience case studies that can be referenced and applied to their own promotional efforts and will walk away with a list of recommended apps and programs to make their approaches to marketing more effective and accessible.

Materials: N/A

Presenters:

Molaundo Jones, Communications & Resource Manager, NYC Arts in Education Roundtable

Molaundo is a brown-skinned man, smiling, with salt and pepper beard and bald head.

Molaundo Jones is the Communications & Resources Manager for the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable. Prior to the Roundtable, Molaundo served as Social Media Manager at Fractured Atlas and Art Services Manager at Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). In addition to doing all things digital, Molaundo has over a decade of experience as an arts educator– including work with our very own Free Arts NYC and Brooklyn Arts Council– and served as program manager of QCA’s SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence program which uses arts education to improve the quality of life of our city’s elders.
Molaundo is also founder of The Clever Agency, a content creation studio, and currently serves as Board President of Fourth Arts Block (FAB NYC), an organization committed to preserving the cultural vibrancy of the Lower East Side. A New York native, Molaundo earned an MFA in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts and a BA in Business administration from Morehouse College.

 

 

Andre M. Zachery, Founder and Artistic Director, Renegade Performance Group

André M. Zachary is a Chicago bred and bow Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, scholar and technologist with a BFA from Ailey/Fordham University and MFA is Performance & Interactive Media Arts from CUNY/Brooklyn College. As the artistic director of Renegade Performance Group, his practice, research and community engagement artistically focuses on merging of choreography, technology and Black cultural practices through multimedia work. André is a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts Gregory Millard Fellow in Choreography and 2019 Jerome Hill Foundation Fellow in Choreography.

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In this session, participants will receive an overview of the grant writing cycle from prospecting and research to narratives and budgets to reports and outcomes, with a focus on common grants in the NYC arts education field. We will discuss best practices and helpful tips for each stage, followed by time for Q&A. If participants are currently working on or considering applying to a grant, they are welcome to bring their specific questions!

Materials: 

  • A way to take notes.
  • Presenters invite participants to bring general questions, as well as questions related to specific projects they are currently working on.

Presenters:

Zena Hinds, Freelance Grant Writer, currently working with Opening Act, Tectonic Theater Project, & STEM From Dance

Zena Hinds is a producer, fundraiser, and political junky interested in the intersection of the arts and social justice. She has previously worked with Tectonic Theater Project as Director of Development and as a Finance Assistant for local political campaigns and organizations. With a background in acting, she approaches grant writing from a storytelling perspective and is excited to share tools and tricks with the Roundtable community!

 

 

 

 

Katie Rainey, Teaching Artist & Director of the Teaching Artist Project, Community-Word Project

Katie Rainey is a Teaching Artist and Director of the Teaching Artist Project at Community-Word Project, where she trains artists to become educators. She has been a teaching artist for over 10 years, and has taught poetry, fiction, theatre, photography, English as a second language and filmmaking in various parts of the world. For the last five years, Katie has been teaching at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Queens, working with their 9th grade students on creative writing and using their art-making for activism. Katie is a writer and editor who has been published in numerous literary journals and has received several awards for her writing. Katie also serves on the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable Teaching Artist Affairs Committee, and was a part of the 2018 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Emerging Leaders Boot Camp. You can see more about her here.

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Tishawn Gonsalves (Visual Artist & Teacher, Marquis Studios) and Andrew Roitstein (Director of Education, Orchestra of St. Luke’s & Bassist, Toomai Quintet) share approaches to creating personalized online content that cultivates interactive educational experiences for students—outside of “class time.” Through the lenses of both music and visual arts mediums, participants will explore strategies to: make impactful instructional videos; utilize technology while being inclusive of students with limited computer access; and track and support student participation.

Materials: TBA

Presenters:

Tishawn Gonsalves, Visual Artist & Educator

Tishawn Gonsalves is an artist and art educator. She focuses on creating multi sensory and cross-disciplinary curriculums and projects that combine art education, environmental science and cultural food politics. Utilizing a multitude of creative pedagogical methods to expose students to a variety of artistic practices and awareness of art in society. A BFA degree from Pratt Institute, she has also augmented her studies with agriculture and food justice politics and is pursuing an MA in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum Development. In addition she is an educator for With Food in Mind and Doing Art Together. Tishawn has been a Marquis Studios teaching artist since 2014, and is continually expanding her repertoire in order to teach other disciplines within the Visual Arts.

 

 

Andrew Roitstein, Director of Education, Orchestra of St. Lukes & Bassist, Toomai String Quintet

Musician and educator, Andrew Roitstein, has developed a multifaceted career producing interactive educational concerts, creating K-12 music curricula, and designing innovative music programs that have reached young people all over the world. Roitstein is Director of Education & Community Engagement at the Orchestra or St. Luke’s where he oversees the Free School Concerts series, the Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the Five-Borough Chamber Music Tour. Prior to joining OSL, he was Senior Music Curriculum Specialist for Juilliard Global K-12 Programs, where he designed the conceptual framework, selected the musical repertoire, and developed resources for Juilliard Creative Classroom—an online arts education platform that is now being implemented in over forty 40 schools internationally. Roitstein is a founding member and bassist in the Toomai String Quintet, an ensemble whose interactive school concerts and workshops have been presented by institutions such as Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Midori and Friends, and Juilliard. An American of Cuban descent, he has a passion for performing and arranging Latin American music. In 2018, Toomai released “Cuerdas Cubanas,” an album featuring Roitstein’s arrangements of popular Cuban songs. He regularly performs Argentinian tango music with Grammy winners Pablo Ziegler and Hector Del Curto. Roitstein received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from The Juilliard School.

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VIDEO GALLERY:

Documenting & Archiving Student Work for the COVID-19 Era

In this workshop, colleagues Phyllis Yao and Amanda Adams-Louis will demonstrate the workflow and procedures they use to collect, review, organize and archive media files of student work remotely. Instructors will model how they teach their students to capture, edit and submit quality photographs, graphics and videos of their artwork. Afterwards, instructors will demonstrate their process for tracking, sorting and backing up all of their students’ work and workshop documentation. The workflow, structures, processes and classroom rituals presented during this workshop enabled them to seamlessly transition their visual arts residency program from in person to remote learning in March 2020. Featuring Amanda Adams-Louis & Phyllis Yao. Click here to access resources from this webinar.

Best Practices in Marketing for Artists in a Virtual World

In this workshop, Molaundo Jones and Andre M. Zachery will present strategies and tools that artists can use to document and amplify their work. Andre will share strategies specifically designed to promote the work of practicing artists and arts educators. Molaundo will share general best practices in multimedia marketing. Participants will experience case studies that can be referenced and applied to their own promotional efforts and will walk away with a list of recommended apps and programs to make their approaches to marketing more effective and accessible. Featuring Molaundo Jones and André M. Zachery. Click here to access resources from this webinar.

Grant Writing and Nonprofit Funding 101

In this session, participants will receive an overview of the grant writing cycle from prospecting and research to narratives and budgets to reports and outcomes, with a focus on common grants in the NYC arts education field. We will discuss best practices and helpful tips for each stage, followed by time for Q&A. If participants are currently working on or considering applying to a grant, they are welcome to bring their specific questions! Featuring Zena Hinds and Katie Rainey. Click here to access resources from this webinar.

 

 

ACCESSIBILITY:

The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is committed to providing opportunities for everyone to participate in our programming. All Teaching Artist Tuesdays sessions will include access to closed captioning in the main rooms through REV Live Captions. If you have any questions or additional needs, please contact Roundtable Programming and Membership Manager Kinsey Keck at kkeck@nycaieroundtable.org.

 

Please be advised that by registering for this event, unless we hear from you otherwise, we will include you as part of our regular mailing list. Please also be advised that the event will be recorded by the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable (NYCAIER). By enrolling for this event, you hereby give consent for NYCAIER to use your photograph or image in its print, online and video publications, and release NYCAIER and its employees from all liabilities or claims that you might assert in connection with the above-described uses.

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Affinity Group Series

Upcoming Affinity Group Meetings

On Monday, June 1, 2020, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable hosted an informal Arts Education community meeting in response to the racial violence against Black individuals and communities in our country.

The week of June 15 we continued the work by hosting individual affinity group meetings throughout the week. We have continued hosting regular affinity group spaces to support actively dismantling the systems of racial oppression in our field and beyond. Please refer to the schedule below to find an upcoming meeting:

Black Affinity GroupWhite Affinity GroupNon-Black POC Affinity Group
Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm ETWednesdays-- Time VariesThursdays, 2:30pm-3:30pmET
October 6October 7, 4:00pm-5:15pmOctober 8
October 20October 21, 10:00am-11:15amOctober 22
No meeting-- Election DayNovember 4, 4:00pm-5:15pmNovember 5
No meeting-- All Affinity Groups event this weekNovember 18, 4:00pm-5:15pmNo meeting-- All Affinity Groups event this week
December 1December 2, 4:00pm-5:15pmDecember 3
December 15December 16, 10:00am-11:15amDecember 17

We invite you to join us and encourage you to invite colleagues from your organization. Attendance at previous Affinity Group Meetings is not necessary. One-time registration is required, and gives access to the full series of meetings. Sign up for each individual meeting is no longer required.

Why Affinity Groups?

“Affinity groups are an effective means through which people can reaffirm and explore aspects of their identity, as well as provide each other guidance and support for interacting with those who might not share, understand, or respect that identity,” (from RacialEquityTools.org).

To read more on how affinity groups can be a useful tool in anti-racism education, click here or here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bridging the Divide: Making Connections Between Personal Impact and Communal Change

A Conversation with Lisa Yancey, Moderated by Durell Cooper

Hosted in collaboration with Cultural Innovation Group

The Roundtable’s Kick-Off Event featured a discussion between Lisa Yancey, Principal from Yancey Consulting LLC, and Durell Cooper, Founder & CEO of Cultural Innovation Group and host of the web series Flow. Inspired by Lisa’s Thrivability Report, Durell and Lisa engaged in an intimate conversation taking a deep dive into the concept of thrivability and how individual actions cause a ripple effect for change throughout the community. Participants then had the opportunity to collaborate in small breakout groups with the charge of leaving with immediate action steps.

Prior to the featured event, we observed a remembrance to a great friend to the Roundtable, Paul King, former Executive Director of the Office of Arts and Special Projects. 

We strongly encourage reading Yancey Consulting’s report, “What Are the Paradigm Shifts Necessary for the Arts Sector to Nurture More Sustainable THRIVING Institutions of Color?” before viewing the session.

Watch the recorded conversation here:

 

ACCESS RESOURCES FROM THIS EVENT HERE.

 

Meet Our Speakers

Recently coined a strategic maverick by a long-time colleague, Lisa Yancey is an organizational development consultant who specializes in strategic organizational planning, business planning, program evaluation and assessments, executive project management, revenue modeling, leadership coaching, and organizational structure assessments for nonprofit institutions. She is the President of Yancey Consulting, LLC, an organizational and leadership development consulting firm committed to unlocking, provoking, facilitating, and collaboratively imagining equitable social impacts on the local to national level™. Lisa advises a spectrum of practitioners, nonprofit organizations, philanthropists, and philanthropic institutions committed to dismantling inequities, enriching disinvested communities, building leadership, and amplifying diverse perspectives. She has worked with, facilitated, and provided pro bono services to over 100 organizations or grant-making institutions in the past 19 years. She works across arts and culture, youth development, social justice, media justice, economic justice, and open internet sectors. As an entrepreneur, Lisa also advises emerging for-profit entities that are values-aligned with her equity-based values. Getting to know organizations personally to co-develop strategies, benchmark indicators, and measurable objectives is a hallmark of her work.

Lisa matriculated from both Boston College Law School and Emory University, respectively earning her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of the Arts degrees. She used to be a professional dancer and choreographer and has been a member of the New York State Bar Association since 2000. She started her consultancy practice in 2001.

Her professional ambition is to make meaningful differences that systemically elevate equity, particularly disrupting inequities that impact historically disinvested, underinvested or marginalized communities.

 

Durell Cooper is the Founder and CEO of Cultural Innovation Group, LLC. He is one the nation’s most sought after cultural strategist specializing in systems change and collaborative thought leadership. Prior to founding Cultural Innovation Group, LLC , he was a Program Officer at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) during the rollout of the NYC Cultural Plan. He also worked at Lincoln Center Education recruiting and training teaching artists as well as several community engagement initiatives aimed at increasing equity and inclusion in NYC public schools. Durell is a 2018 Graduate of Stanford’s Impact Program for Arts Leaders (IPAL). He’s also the creator and host of the web series, Flow. Currently, he is pursuing his Doctorate at New York University. ​

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

About Cultural Innovation Group
Cultural Innovation Group’s mission is to empower communities through art, civic, and community engagement. We seek to ignite the collective imagination of communities to envision an equitable world where everyone is included. We aim to push the narrative of historically marginalized communities past sustainability and into thrivability. Our model is built on authentic collaboration with individuals, community based organizations, government agencies, and corporations to cultivate a culture of innovation in order to build collective impact.  For more information please visit: https://www.culturalinnovationsgroup.org/

About the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable

The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable improves, advances, and advocates for arts education in New York City. We are a community of organizations and individuals that shares information, provides professional development, and communicates with the public to promote our work in schools and beyond. Founded in 1992, the Roundtable produces a major annual conference, Face to Face; monthly professional development programs; a destination website; and other activities, in addition to ongoing advocacy and communications efforts for over 1,000 individuals and member organizations. For more information please visit: www.nycaieroundtable.org.

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Meet-Up for Mid-Career Professionals: An Open Source Conversation

 

This meet-up was for managers or those who have recently transitioned to a leadership position. Whether you are young in your career or a seasoned veteran in the field of arts-in-education, check out this open source discussion where attendees choose the topics of conversation.

We brainstormed ideas for the new school year, shared best practices and lessons learned in the last six months, and commiserated about professional challenges. 

Access resources from this webinar here.

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Community Conversation on COVID-19: Part Three

In response to the significant impact COVID-19 has had on the landscape of arts education and returning to school in September, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable invites arts administrators to join us for “Part Three” of our COVID-19 Community Conversations series.

This Zoom meeting will provide a digital space for arts administrators to share strategies, lessons learned, and crowdsource action-plans in order to best support our programs, organizations, teaching artists, and students.

Advanced registration is required.

Please Note: This call will be recorded and shared on the Roundtable’s website and social media channels.

Facilitators:

  • Kati Koerner, Hiltz Director of Education, Lincoln Center Theater // Board Member, NYCAIER Board of Directors
  • Gary Padmore, Director of Education and Community Engagement, NY Philharmonic // Vice Chair, NYCAIER Board of Directors
  • Kim Olsen, Executive Director, NYCAIER
  • and more!

 

Past Community Conversation Recordings

NYCAIER Community Conversation on COVID 19 for Arts Administrators: Part Three

In response to the significant impact COVID-19 has had on the landscape of arts education and returning to school in September, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable invited arts administrators to join us for “Part Three” of our COVID-19 Community Conversations series. This Zoom meeting provided a digital space for arts administrators to share strategies, lessons learned, and crowdsource action-plans in order to best support our programs, organizations, teaching artists, and students. Access resources from this webinar here.

NYCAIER Community Conversation on COVID-19

On March 10, 2020, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable hosted a Zoom Video Conference call in response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. We hope our community can use this as a resource to share strategies to overcome this challenge in order to best support our programs, organizations, and teaching artists.

Teaching Artist COVID-19 Community Conversation

On Friday, March 13, 2020, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable, Association of Teaching Artists, Teaching Artists Guild, Creative Generation, National Guild for Community Arts Education, and Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic hosted a free webinar to address how the COVID-19 health crisis is affecting teaching artists.

NYCAIER Community Conversation: Part Two

On March 25, 2020, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable hosted a community conversation with almost 300 participants to discuss the significant impact the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has had on the landscape of arts education. Thank you to our community for sharing resources, tips and strategies!

Please visit our website for a transcript of the chat box conversation and a transcript of the conversation: nycaieroundtable.org/events/community-conversation-on-covid-19-part-two/

A Roundtable Conversation on Unemployment

On April 22, 2020 the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable hosted a community conversation around the challenges on navigating unemployment. Roundtable Co-Chair Sobha Kavanakudiyil moderated a conversation with educator Daniel Sullivan, administrator Erika Atkins, and the Roundtable Community to discuss issues around applying for unemployment, and to crowd-source and share resources for both administrators and teaching artists.

A Roundtable Conversation: Advocacy in Action

On May 13, 2020, NYC Arts in Education Roundtable hosted a community conversation on ways to advocate for continued access to arts education during COVID-19. Community members shared lessons learned while providing in-school programs and began the community-wide conversation on how we can use our collective impact to move the field forward.

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POSTPONED A Roundtable Conversation: Assessing Online Learning in the Arts

UPDATE

The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable has chosen to postpone “A Roundtable Conversation: Assessing Online Learning in the Arts” scheduled for Monday, June 8 at 2:30pm until further notice. At this intersection of deep sadness and reflection, we wish to take this moment to consider our next steps as an organization and as individuals.

In the interim, given the interest in this event, we wish to offer the following resources curated in response to our registration form questionnaire:
  • Resource List: Thank you to everyone who shared resources. We’ve used those to start a Google Spreadsheet that tracks tools, websites, platforms, etc. We ask that our community continue to populate this document to support digital peer-learning. Click here to access that spreadsheet.
  • Info about Access to Technology: A trending challenge emerged that individuals/organizations are noticing issues with student access to technology. Thank you to Programming Committee Co-Chair, Katharine Strobel, for curating this list of steps you can share with students, families, and teachers to help them get access to the devices/internet needed to support remote learning. Click here to access.
A special thank you to our planning team for pivoting in this moment: Katharine Strobel, Jacqueline Raymond, Stephen Ferrell, and Lesley Hunter. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to connecting with you about this topic in the near future.

In the past two and a half months, remote learning has expanded our community’s reach and given us a platform to bring arts learning directly into the home. Given that online learning will be a reality for the foreseeable future, and likely beyond this pandemic, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is hosting a peer-driven conversation to identify and strategize around the challenges and successes related to assessing remote learning in the arts.

We invite our community of arts administrators, teaching artists, and in-school educators to be a part of the conversation to collectively crowdsource strategies and next steps for assessing arts learning during individual lessons and long-term projects. This conversation will be facilitated by members of our Programming Committee.

Please Note: This call will be recorded and shared on the Roundtable’s website and social media channels.

 

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A Roundtable Conversation: Advocacy in Action

White Text on a solid bluish grey background: A Roundtable Conversation: Advocacy in Action. Wednesday, May 13 // 10:30am - 12:00pm

We believe that #ARTSareEssential and that during this difficult time, it’s our responsibility to ensure arts education remains a pillar of an equitable education for NYC’s 1.1 million public school students. Join Roundtable board members and members of our community as we crowdsource ways to advocate for continued access to arts education, share lessons learned while providing in-school programs, plus start the community-wide conversation on how we can use our collective impact to move the field forward.

Please Note: This call will be recorded and shared on the Roundtable’s website and social media channels.

Facilitators:

  • Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education Roundabout Theatre Company // Co-Chair, NYCAIER Board of Directors
  • Sobha Kavanakudiyil, Program Director, City College of New York’s Graduate Program in Educational Theatre // Co-Chair, NYCAIER Board of Directors
  • David King, Program Director of School & Community Partnerships, Community-Word Project // Co-Chair of Advocacy Committee, NYCAIER Board of Directors
  • Kim Olsen, Managing Director, NYCAIER
  • Rachel Watts, Director of Teen Programs and DEI initiatives, ArtsConnection // Co-Chair Advocacy Committee, NYCAIER Board of Directors

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Click here to access a transcript of the chat box discussion.

Click here to access additional resources shared during this webinar.

Note: The video includes recordings from each of the breakout rooms. Timestamps of each breakout room are listed below.

A Roundtable Conversation: Unemployment

A Roundtable Conversation: Unemployment. Wednesday, April 22, 2020. 10am - 11am. Image features a blue laptop with a light above it.

A Roundtable Conversation: Unemployment. Wednesday, April 22, 2020. 10am - 11am. Image features a blue laptop with a light above it.

Join the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable in a community conversation around the challenges on navigating unemployment.  Roundtable Co-Chair Sobha Kavanakudiyil moderates a conversation with educator Daniel Sullivan, administrator Erika Atkins, and the Roundtable Community to discuss issues around applying for unemployment, and to crowd-source and share resources for both administrators and teaching artists. Community members are encouraged to share information as we seek solutions for staying solvent and staying sane during this unprecedented moment in arts education.

Please Note: This call was recorded and shared on the Roundtable’s website (below) and social media channels. Registration for this event has closed.

Click here to access a transcript of the chat box discussion.

Click here to access additional resources shared during this webinar.

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Daniel Robert Sullivan is currently an actor with the national tour of Dear Evan Hansen. He has previously performed in Jersey Boys and Motown the Musical. Concurrently, Daniel has been a Master Teaching Artist with Roundabout Theatre Company for nearly twenty years. He holds a dual MFA from the University of Missouri/Kansas City and three undergraduate degrees from the University of Rhode Island. He is also the author of Places, Please! (Becoming a Jersey Boy) and Prospect High: Brooklynhttp://DanielRobertSullivan.org

 







Erika Atkins: Over the past decade Erika has worked as an arts administrator, youth development professional, teaching artist and performer in not only New York City, but also her native Washington D.C. area. Erika’s life-changing experiences growing up as a young artist led her to attend George Mason University, where she obtained a B.A. in Music.

She is currently the Deputy Director and a Teaching Artist at Opening Act and also holds a Master of Science in Arts Administration from Drexel University. Previously Erika has worked at The New Victory Theater (New York City) and Levine Music (Washington D.C.).  She also serves on the Arts Education Advisory Council for Americans for the Arts and is a former board member of the American Alliance for Theater Education.