Become a Member

Individual, Collaborating, and Organizational Members of the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable form a vast network of arts education practitioners and organizations linked by our grassroots service organization.

A membership with the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable supports our ability to provide quality professional development programming, community-building, resource sharing opportunities, and direct advocacy on behalf of the arts education field.

Professional Development

We are committed to enhancing arts education through monthly professional developments and meet-ups for administrators and teaching artists including:

  • The annual Face to Face Conference
  • The annual Day of Learning on Equity & Inclusion
  • Partner events with the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Arts and Special Projects
  • Plus curated events to address community interests and needs such as assessment, trauma-informed pedagogy, intersectionality, activism, finance, graphic design, entrepreneurship, and more!

Community Building & Resource Sharing

We are committed to strengthening the community of arts educators – to share challenges and lessons learned, ensuring the sustainability of arts education and its ability to thrive – by offering:

  • Meet-Ups for specific communities within the field (teaching artists, early career professionals, mid-career professionals, senior staff, executive leadership, parents, interns and graduate students, Boards of Directors)
  • Additional networking and community-building opportunities
  • Hosting an annual Arts in Education Job Fair with 50+ hiring organizations
  • Race-based Affinity Group spaces to address racial injustice and the dismantling of white supremacy within the field and beyond
  • Resource compilations including resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote learning resources, NYCAIER virtual events and webinar recordings, arts education advocacy resources, etc.
  • A robust jobs board on the NYCAIER website
  • Opportunities to serve on a NYCAIER committee
  • Access to the NYCAIER Membership Directory (coming soon!)

Advocacy

We are committed to advocating for arts education professionals and organizations and empowering our members to be advocates for arts education. Some examples of our advocacy include:

  • Providing live testimony before City Council in support of arts education funding
  • Releasing a List of Demands for Centering Black Women’s Leadership in Arts Education
  • Communicating directly with the NYC Department of Education on behalf of our membership on topics such as the MTAC contracting process, guidelines for arts vendors and remote learning, and transparency about invoicing
  • Creating tools and templates to maximize collective impact
  • Hosting Town Halls and Community conversations
  • Compiling data via Member Surveys

Membership Levels

Full Organizational Members

For organizations that provide arts in education services to students and/or teachers in the New York City schools or community. There are six tiers of full organizational membership, please refer to the table below for tier levels and pricing.

Collaborating Organizations

Includes Organizations that do not provide direct services to students and/or teachers in the New York City schools or community (such as foundations, service organizations, organizations serving populations outside of NYC). Pricing can be viewed below.

Individual Members

Arts education practitioners who wish to affiliate with the Roundtable. Pricing can be viewed below.

Tier Budget Size Access Annual Dues

1

$2,000,000+

All Staff Members & Teaching Artists

$500

2

$1,000,000 - $1,999,999

All Staff Members & Teaching Artists

$400

3

$500,000 - $999,999

All Staff Members & Teaching Artists

$350

4

$200,000 - $499,999

All Staff Members & Teaching Artists

$325

5

$100,000 - $199,999

All Staff Members & Teaching Artists

$150

6

$99,999 or less

All Staff Members & Teaching Artists

$100

Collaborating

Not applicable

All Staff Members & Teaching Artists

$125

Individual

Not applicable

1 individual

$50

Have Questions?

Please feel free to contact Kinsey Keck, Programming & Membership Manager, at kkeck@nycaieroundtable.org with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Select the membership level you would like to apply for for the options above and submit your registration. You can also send an email to Programming & Membership Manager, Kinsey Keck at kkeck@nycaieroundtable.org if you wish to complete the form over the phone.

There are different categories of membership, each with different benefits:

Full Organizational Memberships are for organizations that provide arts in education services to students and/or teachers in the New York City schools or community. Annual fee is calculated based on organizational or divisional budget size. Dues: $100-$500

Collaborating Organizations include all organizations that wish to join the Roundtable but do not match the definition for Full Organizational Members. Dues: $125

Individual Members are arts education practitioners who wish to affiliate with the Roundtable. Dues: $50

Please feel free to contact Kinsey Keck, Programming & Membership Manager, at kkeck@nycaieroundtable.org with any questions or for more information.

Throughout the year, the Roundtable seeks to provide a range of activities and services for its members focusing on issues of common concern and interest. Offerings include professional development opportunities, affinity spaces for equity and inclusion work, access points to field leaders and policy makers, networking opportunities for the community, partnership events with the NYC Department of Education, resource sharing, and direct advocacy on behalf of the arts education community.

NYCAIER programs address topics relevant to the field, including access, equity, and inclusion, culturally responsive sustaining pedagogy, trauma-informed work, arts advocacy, entrepreneurship, and more. Our intentions are to help our community build skills and career capacity while developing and learning new strategies. Our annual flagship event is the Face to Face Conference, which brings together an array of presenters to share best practices, discuss government policies, and address enduring issues such as program quality, impact, and arts as social justice.

The Roundtable is also committed to strengthening the community of arts educators via resource-sharing, direct advocacy on behalf of the field, and offering spaces such as race-based affinity groups and community meet-ups. These opportunities give members the space to connect and share challenges and lessons learned, ensuring the sustainability of arts education and its ability to thrive.

For the purposes of a Roundtable Member, a “Staff Member” is defined as any active full-time or part-time employee, intern, apprentice, or fellow who you think would benefit from the Roundtable’s programming.

Our membership includes thousands of practitioners from over 125+ organizations, representing New York City’s largest and smallest cultural institutions, community-based organizations, and youth organizations from all 5 boroughs. Examples of members may include teachers, teaching artists, cultural workers, artists, philanthropists, advocates, graduate students, school administrators, arts education champions, and more!

Click here to view complete lists of our Member Organizations and Individual Members.

 

This member-driven organization began in 1992 as a grassroots effort to provide support and networking opportunities for its members, as well as to improve and advance the state of arts in education. For more information, please visit our About Us page.

Whether you’re an arts organization or an individual working in the arts and culture field, the Roundtable has something to offer you!

When you become a member of the Roundtable, you are joining the ranks of over 125 arts organizations and over 1200 individuals that are also members! You become a part of the vast, dynamic tapestry of arts education practitioners that we are proud to serve as members of our organization.

Members of the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable support the organization’s ability to provide quality professional development programming, community-building, resource sharing opportunities, and direct advocacy on behalf of the arts education field.

To read all of the benefits of a Roundtable membership, scroll to the top of this page!

Login to the Roundtable membership portal. Forgot your password? Email kkeck@nycaieroundtable.org for help resetting.

Once logged in, you will be directed to the Roundtable Membership homepage. Navigate the dropdown menu on the right side of the page labelled, “What would you like to do?”

Click on the box, and select “My Membership.” Here you can view and update your membership details.

To add a new staff member or teaching artist to your organization scroll down to “Additional Sub-Memberships.” Under this heading you will see “Contacts” and next to it “Add.” Click on “Add.”

Complete the following page with the contact information for the new member. Please be prepared to create an individual username and password for this employee.

Navigate to the bottom of the page, and select “Sub-(Your Membership Level)” Join.

Select “Continue” to complete the process. If you wish to add another employee, please select “Add Another Sub-Member.”

To confirm you have added them, your staff member will receive a confirmation email. After you have clicked on “continue” it will redirect you to the homepage. To confirm that the employee has been successfully added, you may also click on the box to the right side and select “Membership”. Scroll to the bottom and you should see the new “Sub-Member” listed in the chart at the bottom of the page.

Please feel free to contact Kinsey Keck, Programming & Membership Manager, at kkeck@nycaieroundtable.org with any questions or for more information.

Login to the Roundtable membership portal. Forgot your password? Email kkeck@nycaieroundtable.org for help resetting.

Once logged in you will be directed to the Roundtable Membership homepage. Navigate the dropdown menu on the right side of the page labelled, “What would you like to do?”

Click on the box, and select “My Membership.” Here you can view and update your membership details.

To remove a staff member or teaching artist off your organization scroll down to “Additional Sub-Memberships.” Under this heading you will see “Contacts” and next to it “Remove.” Click on “Remove” then press “Ok.”

Please feel free to contact Kinsey Keck, Programming & Membership Manager, at kkeck@nycaieroundtable.org with any questions or for more information.

You will then be redirected back to your membership page, and the contact will no longer be under your organization.

If you are having trouble accessing your Roundtable Membership account, either:

(1) Navigate to the login page and select “Having trouble logging in?” -or-

(2) Email Programming and Membership Manager Kinsey Keck at kkeck@nycaieroundtable.org for assistance resetting your password.