Each application will be reviewed by an external committee of arts education practitioners to determine whether it meets the following criteria for eligibility:
- Be an arts education practitioner (see definition under Applicant Criteria);
- Be based and/or working in the metro-New York City area (see definition above under Applicant Criteria);
Demonstrate employment in the field of arts education between June 2019 and present;
- Have reported at least 30% loss in income from March 15 to August 10, 2020 as a direct result of COVID-19 school closures and cancelled classes;
- Be 18 years of age or older;
- Cannot be employees, board members, or immediate family members of employees or board members of the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable;
Recipients for the award will be selected by a review panel based on a brief application until all funds have been exhausted within the award cycle. Priority in grant selection will be given to applicants from communities most impacted by COVID-19 including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, immunosuppressed, low-income, non-gender conforming, genderqueer, transgender-identifying practitioners, and practitioners with disabilities. In support of our work to dismantle white supremacy within our organizations, schools, and communities, we are committing to granting at least $100,000 to Black arts education practitioners.