Legislative Briefing: Arts Are Essential in Our Schools

Date: Thursday, January 14
Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Location: Zoom Webinar

Join the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable for a convening of policymakers, cultural workers, and arts educators on the current realities and potential of arts education in NYC schools. Attendees will hear from teachers and leaders in the field of arts in education as well as gain new insights into policy recommendations to support equity in our schools.  We hope you will join us for this holistic look at why access to arts education and the arts is essential for NYC’s 1.1 million students.

This convening will feature Q&A discussion and a special student performance from Roundtable Member, National Dance Institute. This event is open to Roundtable members and government officials.


Commissioner Gonzalo Casals, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer
, New York City Council (District 26)
Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, New York City Council (District 35)
Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr., New York City Council (District 36)
Robyne Walker Murphy, Executive Director, Groundswell
Naomi Avadanei, Drama Teacher, NYC Department of Education
Sindy Castro, Teaching Artist & Co-Founder of Jugando N Play
Kimberly Olsen, Executive Director, NYC Arts in Education Roundtable
Gary Padmore, Director of Education and Community Engagement, NY Philharmonic

Featuring a special student performance from National Dance Institute!


The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is committed to providing opportunities for everyone to participate in our programming. This webinar will include access to closed captioning 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.


Comments are closed.
NYC AiE Roundtable