Face to Face 2021: Resilience and Reinvention

Arts in Education Virtual Conference

April 8 - April 29, 2021


Registration for this year's Face to Face conference opens Friday, March 12th.


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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The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is thrilled to announce the 2021 Face to Face Arts in Education Conference, a fully virtual convening centered on the theme of Resilience and Reinvention.

From April 8 through April 29, 2021, join the Roundtable for four weeks of specially curated 90-minute sessions and events for arts administrators, teaching artists, educators, and artists. Face to Face 2021 will address the unprecedented change and upheaval faced by individuals, organizations, schools, and communities in the last year, while also exploring pathways to adapt, move forward, and thrive. We look forward to connecting with and learning from our arts education community as it continues to transform and evolve. Sessions will take place via Zoom and are open to all.

Arts educators strike a jazz hands inspired pose! Zoom participants hold up visual art pieces during a workshop from Face to Face 2020.


The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is dedicated to making Face to Face 2021 accessible to our entire community by addressing the barrier that conference fees may present, especially due to the effects of the ongoing pandemic. We are offering a pay-what-you-can model to all conference attendees. We hope that attendees who are able to pay the full or a partial amount of the $50 suggested admission will do so, knowing that their support contributes directly to future Roundtable programming, initiatives, and advocacy for the arts education field. Sliding scale rates are $40, $30, $20, $10, and $0.



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



Please consider making a donation to the Roundtable to support our free online programming and ongoing advocacy work. Every donation makes a difference.


Face to Face 2021 is sponsored in part by the generosity of the following donors:

NYC AiE Roundtable