Programs Recap 2013


2013-14 Events

Tuesday May 6: Engaging a New Generation in the Arts: New Research on What Youth Want & Why Arts Education is key. A NYC Arts in Education event in partnership with the National Guild for Community Arts Education.

Third Street Music School Settlement.

See session handouts:

Arts Motivation

Roundtable Presentation

Young People’s Theatre

Two new international research studies are providing key insights into the value of arts education for young people and how arts education providers and their partners must work differently to meet the needs of a new generation.  Participants joined arts education leaders, Michael Anderson (Australia) and Michael Finneran (Ireland) learned more about how school and community-based arts participation is affecting students’ academic (e.g. motivation, engagement) and nonacademic (e.g. self-esteem, life satisfaction) outcomes, and learned more about what attracts, engages, and sustains youth participation in the arts–and what deters it. Participants discussed the findings from these large-scale, longitudinal studies; their implications for practice and advocacy; and their potential to spark international partnerships to further strengthen our understanding of the role of the arts in the lives of young people.

May 22: Arts Achieve: Arts performance Assessment and Student Achievement.

This session continued the conversation experienced at Face to Face 2014 in “Arts Achieve: Impacting Student Achievement in the Arts” (Lessons Learned from Our Research and Practice). Paul King, Executive Director, Office of Arts and Special Projects, NYC Department of Education, will lead the session exploring the value of authentic art performance assessment in addressing content-based instruction, student achievement and teacher evaluation.”

March 24, 5 – 7PM: Teen Engagement and Learning through Digital Technology, a collaboration with the Hive NYC Digital Learning Program, moderated by Hollis Headrick, hosted by Lincoln Center Theater.  

What happens when cultural organizations work with NYC teens on creative projects that utilize the technology that kids use for their daily exploration, play, and communication? This session explored how cultural organizations are working with teens to create video; make, record and upload music; develop games; create websites; develop visual content; and share their work on the cloud, and how this impacts teaching and learning today and for the future.

This session included an introduction to Hive NYC, examples of programs for teens from Hive NYC network members and a discussion about the underlying pedagogy of learning and engagement for teens through digital media projects.  The panel included representatives from Hive NYC, MOUSE and the Fund, and Hive participants and Roundtable member City Lore discussing their Hive-funded skateboard project, Kickflip.

Hive NYC is a learning network of 56 youth-serving organizations that offer digital media learning programs to middle and high school aged youth in schools and after-school programs. Hive NYC is part of a national and international movement that includes Hive networks in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Toronto, with international programs in development

Event location: Mailman Rehearsal Room, LCT3 Level, Lincoln Center Theater, located at 150 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam.

February 27 & 28: Inclusion in the Classroom. A Roundtable event facilitated by VSA/The Kennedy Center and Imagination Stage, hosted by Roundtable Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre.  

Thursday, February 27

TEACHING ARTIST TRAINING: INCLUSION IN THE CLASSROOM. This four-hour training was designed to help professional teaching artists improve their confidence and skills facilitating arts education experiences for Pre K-12 students of all abilities in an inclusive setting.

Friday, February 28

TRAINING FOR PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORS. This session was an in-depth open discussion and mentoring session for arts education staff and administrators to evaluate their current philosophy of inclusion, develop infrastructure, and establish goals for inclusion within their organization and programming.

Both sessions were hosted by Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre, and held in the beautiful Penthouse Lobby. A big thanks to the team at Roundabout Theatre Company.

January 27, New Year’s Networking Event – TA’s Rock

Teaching Artists from across NYC joined us for the 2014 New Year’s Networking Event celebrating teaching artistry! The event was held at the gorgeous Bourbon Street Bar & Grille on Manhattan’s Restaurant Row on January 27 from 6-9 PM. A great evening of networking culminated in a spectacular raffle – prizes included concert and theater tickets, teaching artist PD and more. See you all again soon.

December 17, TASK Holiday Event

On Dec 17th at the Five Angels Theatre on 10th Avenue (which is part of 52nd St Project), almost 50 participants gathered to celebrate the holiday season with the Roundtable. A lovely potluck networking salon took place in the lobby and classroom space, and the exciting TASK event drew everyone into the theatre proper at some point during the evening.

Attendees included many new and returning Roundtable members as well as those working on TASK concepts with CAE and Free Arts. Oliver Herring himself, the creator of the TASK activity, joined us for the celebration.

TASK is an improvisational art-making event that allows participants to network, use their creativity, and collaborate with other artists and educators in a fun and supportive environment. The process involves writing tasks on pieces of paper to place in the box and pulling tasks from the box to interpret using an array of available materials. The result in this case was a room full of spontaneous visual art and post-modern performance projects happening simultaneously. Reflections on the TASK event indicated that many participants felt they could use the activity with their students, teaching artists and performance groups.

The TASK activity and festive holiday gathering were enjoyed by all!

At our September 30th event, we explored the Pecha Kucha method.

November 15: Using Published Research Reports for Advocacy, Program Design and Fundraising

At our September 30th event, we explored the Pecha Kucha method of telling our stories. At this toolbox session, we learned how to anchor our anecdotal evidence in related research studies. With increasing frequency, the NYC DOE and funders of all types request research-based arguments for program impact. Many of us do not have the resources to conduct our own research, so how do we access what is already out there and leverage it to anchor our own stories? In facilitated small groups we discussed four research reports, listed and linked below, and created action plans for using this and other research in our proposals and reports to potential partners, clients, and funders.

The reports we considered were:

The Qualities of Quality: Understanding Excellence in Arts Education
Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Commissioned by The Wallace Foundation and Arts Education Partnership, 2009

New Opportunities for Interest Driven Arts Learning in a Digital Age
Kylie Peppler, Commissioned by The Wallace Foundation, 2013

How A Nation Engages with Art: Highlights from the 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts, 2013

The Educational Value of Field Trips (article and video summarizing study conducted by the University of Arkansas)
By Jay P. GreeneBrian Kisida and Daniel H. BowenEducation Next, Winter 2014, Volume 14, No. 1

Thursday, October 17, 2013: Health Plan marketplace – Tips for Artists, Freelancers & Administrators

1. Click here to view or download Ms. Marinaro’s PowerPoint presentation.

2. View video of the full Healthcare event:

3. View still photographs from the Healthcare event:

Missing pictures in here!

Join us for a conversation with Renata Marinaro, Director of Health Services for The Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC), for a unique opportunity to discuss your options in the healthcare exchange Marketplace. Event co-sponsored by the Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) and the New York City Arts in Education Roundtable – and generously hosted by Lincoln Center Education, which has donated event space.


September 30: 2013-2014 Roundtable Kick-Off

Join the New York City Arts in Education Roundtable for our Annual Kick-Off event, which brings together arts administrators, teaching artists, teachers, and others in the field for an evening of networking and informal discussions.

Photos from the September 30th event:

Missing pictures in here!

April 25: Funding Panel

Click below to view video of our funding panel.

June 17: Annual Meeting and End of Year Celebration

On Monday, June 17, the Roundtable held its Annual Meeting and End of the Year event at the Centre for Social Innovation in Manhattan.

Special guest and Keynote Speaker for the evening was Tom Finkelpearl, Executive Director of The Queens Museum of Art and author of What We Made: Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation.

The evening also included the annual Silent Auction, with exciting items ranging from tickets to Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to award-winning student photography to home-cooked meals.

May 21: Technology, Innovation, and Creativity in Arts Education

On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the Roundtable hosted an event in partnership with the Apple Store in Soho entitled Technology, Innovation, and Creativity in Arts Education. The inspiring panel discussion was hosted by Jessica Wilt and included education experts who creatively integrate technology into K-12 arts education programs both in- and after-school. Panelists included:

  • Christopher Amos, Director of Educational Media & Technology at Carnegie Hall
  • Barry Blumenfeld, a dance specialist and Dance Teacher Magazine’s tech expert
  • Jaymes Dec, Technology Integrator and Fab Lab administrator at the Marymount School
  • Kevin Lopez, co-founder of LPZ Media and a special education teacher in NYC
  • Leah Reddy, Roundabout Theatre Company Teaching Artist

May 8: Teaching Artist Job Information Panel

On May 8, 2013, the Roundtable and Community Word Project hosted a panel discussion about opportunities for artists and teaching artists in the AIE field in NYC. Panelists included representatives from NYC arts-in-education organizations and other members of the AIE community. Topics included:

  • Job Opportunities in the Arts-In-Education Field for Artists and Teaching Artists
  • Transforming Your Creative Process into Teaching Tools for the Classroom
  • Teaching Your Art Form to Public School Students While Continuing Your Own Creative Work


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