December 1, 2021

Register Now: City Council Hosts Oversight Hearing on Arts Instruction

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On Monday, December 6 at 10am ET, the New York City Council’s Committee on Education will be hosting an Oversight hearing on the “Impact of the Covid 19 Pandemic on Arts Instruction, Extracurriculars, and School-Related Social Activities.” 

This is a critical moment for the arts education community to share how you have been able to teach and deliver educational programming during COVID-19, the impact of American Rescue Plan Act funding, alongside the successes and challenges you are seeing in the classroom.

The Roundtable is calling on our arts education community (yes, YOU!) to testify live at this hearing or to submit written testimony.

Thank you in advance for helping us advocate for this vital issue. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or for testimony feedback at

I’m Interested, What Next?

The most important thing to do right NOW is register to testify. You do NOT have to submit testimony now, though there is a part of the sign up that asks for it. Simply register your info and submit testimony when you are ready. Directions on how to register are included below. You will be sent a Zoom link for you to sign on that morning. You will be limited to two minutes of speaking time.

If helpful, we’ve put together an info sheet with some key messages and prompts to get you started in drafting your testimony.