ARTISTS AND EDUCATORS TO GATHER
AT FOURTH ANNUAL FACE TO FACE CONFERENCE
The New York City Arts-in-Education Roundtable, in association with The
Riverside Church, is presenting Face to Face '96, the Roundtable's fourth
annual conference to be held October 25 - 27, 1996 at The Riverside Church,
91 Claremont Avenue at 120th Street between Broadway and Riverside Drive.
Conference hours are: Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday: 9:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Speakers at the Conference will include: Nicolette Clarke, new Executive
Director, New York State Council on the Arts, providing Opening Remarks on
Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Hollis Headrick, Executive Director
of the new Center for Arts Education/Annenberg III, giving the Keynote
Address on Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as leading a
discussion on the Annenberg Initiative on Sunday morning. Dr. Rudolph F.
Crew, Chancellor of the New York City Board of Education, is also expected
to speak on Friday.
The New York City Arts-in-Education Roundtable was established in 1992 as a
forum for meeting and sharing information among arts organizations who
provide arts education in New York City. Representing over 115
organizations that present performances, artists-in-residency programs,
and/or staff development, the AIE Roundtable also serves as an advocate for
arts education with the media, government, and general public.
The annual Face to Face conference provides the opportunity for artists,
teachers, school administrators, and parents to learn from each other about
how the arts and arts organizations enrich education. The conference will
offer a wide range of panels and workshops; for instance, participants can
learn about artist training, how ethnicity and gender inform
arts-in-education, assessing program effectiveness, technology and the arts,
As a highlight of this year's conference, the Sunday morning October 27th
program will be devoted to discussion of the newest major development in the
field of arts-in-education in New
York City -- the Annenberg Arts Education Initiative. The goal of this
Initiative is to facilitate
the institutionalization of arts education in the public schools by
developing partnerships among
schools, arts organizations, community organizations, and/or institutions of
Face to Face participants also are invited to attend the College Board
National Forum on Sunday, October 27th. This major national educational
conference will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel at Broadway
and 46th Street, October 26 - 29. Conference participants are invited to
the keynote address at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 27th by Arthur Ochs
Sulzberger Jr., publisher of The New York Times, and may also attend
afternoon panels on such topics as affirmative action, early awareness and
preparation for college, and achieving diversity in higher education. In
addition, Face to Face participants may choose to attend a gala reception
Sunday evening at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden which will
feature a performance by the Boys Choir of Harlem for a special fee of $30.
For information about the College Board National Forum, please call Michelle
Audet at 212-713-8216.
Participants may register for Face To Face by mail or in person at the
event. The conference fee is: $25.00 for registrations postmarked October
18, 1996 or earlier; $30.00 for registrations postmarked after October 18,
1996. Registration at the door is $30.00 (if space is available). For a
Special Group rate of $20.00 per person for 5 or more registrants, please
call (212) 642-5979 before October 18th. Lunch on Saturday, October 26th is
$10.00, if requested by October 18th.
Face to Face '96 is funded, in part, by Chase Manhattan Bank and the Arts in
Education Program at the New York State Council on the Arts. The New York
City AIE Roundtable is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for
To request more information, please call 212-642-5979. No telephone
reservations will be accepted.
Beth Kanter Arts Wire Network Coordinator kanter