Face to Face Conference

FREE Digital Learning Series

April 15 - May 28, 2020

Weekly at 4pm

Face to Face is the largest, most comprehensive arts in education conference in New York State. Through a wide variety of panels, workshops, reports, and other presentations, the conference gives arts in education practitioners the opportunity to think deeply and learn more about arts in education. The conference offers something for everyone: arts administrators, teaching artists, school personnel, parents, and representatives of community-based organizations. An array of exciting presenters share best practices; discuss local, state, national, and international policies; and address enduring issues such as quality, assessment, sustainability, professional development, equity and inclusion, and art and social justice.

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#F2F2020 // #Face2Faceat4

What is “Face to Face @ 4”?

Face to Face 2020 is going digital! Starting in mid-April, the Roundtable will reimagine our flagship event as a FREE weekly digital learning series. This specially-curated series for arts administrators, educators, parents, and artists will explore the function of arts education in today’s society and how we use online tools and resources to forge community. Now more than ever we hope to connect with and learn from our community to spark joy, connectivity, and progress.

“Face to Face @ 4” workshops will be held via Zoom 4pm EDT starting April 15 through late May. Not based in New York? 4pm EDT translates to: 10am HST (Honolulu, UST-10); 12pm AKDT (Juneau, UTC-8); 1pm PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7); 3pm CDT (Chicago, UTC-5).

We’ll kick things off with a Keynote.

Thanks to the generosity of our conference sponsors, we are proud to kick our digital conference series off with a keynote plenary panel, “Arts & Healing: Trauma-Informed Arts in Education” on Wednesday, April 15 from 4pm – 5:15pm. Featuring:

  • Takiema Bunche Smith, MPA, MS Ed, President, Anahsa, LLC Educational Consulting
  • Mazz Swift, Performer and Teaching Artist
  • Olajide A. Williams, MD
  • Sara Morgulis, Director of Education, New York City Children’s Theater (Moderator)

You won’t want to miss #MeetUpMondays.

The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable believes that community is at the heart of all arts in education work. In the spirit of connectivity, we hope you will join us for one of our Meet-Up Mondays (at 4pm) in conjunction with our Face to Face @ 4 digital learning series. Click here more for details.

Sounds like fun! Sign me up.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Advanced registration is required for all sessions. Select “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER” to secure your spot in these sessions. Session descriptions and presenter information are available on the Face to Face Sched.

The best part is… #Face2Faceat4 is FREE and open to ALL!

All workshop recordings will be made available to registrants and via our Vimeo channels within three business days.


The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is committed to providing opportunities for everyone to participate in our programming. Face to Face at 4pm sessions will include live closed captioning. If you have any questions or additional needs, please contact Face to Face Conference Manager, Kinsey Keck at kkeck@nycaieroundtable.org.



The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is proud to offer Face to Face at 4pm as a free digital learning series. Please consider making a donation to the Roundtable to support our free online programming and ongoing advocacy work. Every donation makes a difference.



Schedule Overview

Thursday Workshops (4pm - 5pm)

  • Thursday, April 16: Finance 101 for Nonprofit Arts Administrators
  • Thursday, April 23: Who's Got Time for Mindfulness?
  • Thursday, April 30: Using Video: Best Practices for Online Auditions, Classes, and Final Presentations
  • Thursday, May 7: Creating Online Content
  • Thursday, May 14: Tips and Tools for Engaging with the Developmental Disability Community
  • Thursday, May 21: Mindfulness and Self Care for Teaching Artists During the COVID-19 Crisis 
  • Thursday, May 28: Art Making with Studio in a School

Keynote Address (4pm - 5:15pm)

  • Wednesday, April 15: Arts & Healing: Trauma-Informed Arts in Education (LEARN MORE)

Meet-Up Mondays (4pm - 5pm)

  • Monday, April 27: Mid-Career Professionals Meet-Up
  • Monday, May 4: Parents Meet-Up (Balancing Work and Family in an Enclosed Space)
  • Monday, May 11: People of Color Meet-Up
  • Monday, May 18: Interns & Grad Student Meet-Up (What Happens Now?!)



Face to Face 2020 is sponsored in part by the generosity of the following donors:

NYC AiE Roundtable