June 1, 2019

Moving Forward with the Roundtable

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Your Voice. Your Impact.

On the heels of a tremendously successful Town Hall and the closing of the Roundtable Survey on May 15, we want to say THANK YOU. Thank you for your candor, your willingness to dream big, and for your dedication to arts education in NYC.

Based on the feedback we received from these different channels, the Roundtable’s Strategic Planning Committee met in mid-May to analyze and discuss next steps that our organization can take to better meet the needs of our community. While our process is far from over, we wish to share with you some preliminary findings and action steps we plan to take moving forward.

Questions? Want to get more involved on a Roundtable Working Committee? Please email Managing Director, Kimberly Olsen.


We agree — Teaching Artistry is sexy! To celebrate these fine creators and innovators, we have put together a teaching artist nomination page. Nominate a Teaching Artist to be spotlighted on our social media outlets. The first 20 Teaching Artists to be nominated will also get a small gift from the Roundtable.

Roundtable Annual Meeting
Join the Roundtable for our last event before school is out for the summer. Save the date for June 19, 2019 at New York Live Arts! Details soon to follow.

Commitment to Pay Equity
The Roundtable is committed to pay equity and pay transparency for teaching artists and arts administrators. Moving forward we will encourage organizations to include compensation rates on Jobs Board posts. You can also click to read an employment survey to better understand the landscape of compensation for TAs in New York City.

In the Next 2 Months…

Member Directory
Did you know there are 191 Member Organizations and 117 Individual Members of the Roundtable? Connect with them all using our new Member Directory feature launching in July 2019.

Meeting Space
Starting in July 2019, the Roundtable is now able to provide a meeting space for members at our home based at New York Live Arts. Space is limited and available on a first come, first-served basis. More details to follow.

Submit a Proposal for Face to Face 2020
Have a great idea for a session? The Request for Proposal form will open in mid-July for #F2F2020. Click here for more information. 

In the Next Year…

Networking and Mentorship
The Roundtable is committed to eliminating barriers and revealing pathways to cultural equity and inclusion in arts education, through our programming and our membership. We are also committed to eliminating barriers to advancement for professionals from underrepresented communities. We look forward to finding ways to provide better networking and mentorship opportunities, paying specific attention to creating opportunities for POC and WOC to connect and share.

Administrators Pay Equity Survey
What does the landscape of arts administrator pay look like in New York City? Based on our Teaching Artist Compensation Report, we’ve tasked our Advocacy Committee to take a look at what fair pay looks like for administrators in the field.

Roundtable Office Hours
You’ll have the chance to sign up for brief mentorship sessions with experts in the fields of arts education, fundraising, technology, and more.

The Business of Teaching Artistry: Fall Event
As a response to the recent town hall, Teaching Artist Affairs Committee is thrilled to be hosting a fall event titled Teaching Artist as Entrepreneur, diving into topics such as DOE Vendor Licensing, Individual Artist Grants, and more.