As the end of 2021 approaches, it is important to reflect on the impact of Arts Ed Newark on students and educators across the city. Through our work we have seen increased advocacy, better evaluation, more capacity building and networking opportunities with a even more robust community of Newark stakeholders all seeking to serve our collective mission. This means more and better access to cutting-edge tools and resources, learning opportunities with peers and experts, and, ultimately, the support that we and our partners need to strengthen communities through the arts.  

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Giving Tuesday. Your donation will provide more dollars to bring arts programs directly to students in their neighborhoods and schools, and to help to ensure the health of our children facing trauma by supporting healing-centered learning environments. If you'd still like to donate to our work and support the needs of young people accessing arts education, please do so here. Every amount is appreciated. 

Upcoming December AEN Committee meetings

12/3 9:30-11am Capacity-Building Committee meeting

12/9 10-11:30am Trauma-Informed Care Committee meeting

12/16 12-1:30pm Engagement Committee meeting

Arts Ed Newark has committed this year to engaging Educators and Charter School Partners. Please take a minute, if you fall into one or both of these groups to help us help you better! Each short survey only takes a few minutes and aids us in creating better programs and more opportunities to connect. 

Click here to take Educator Survey

Click here to take Charter School Partner Survey


January Series: of our FREE Trauma & The Arts 3-part series
January 12 (8:30-10:30am), January 14 (8:30-10:30am), January 18 (8:30-11am)

OR January 12 (1-3pm), January 14 (1-3pm), January 18 (1-3:30pm)

All workshops will be held on Zoom. If interested in registering, please email Mayuri.

Apply Now | The Incubator for Arts and Culture Leaders of Color in Tri-State Area 2022: NYFA's open call for The Incubator for Arts and Culture Leaders of Color in Tri-State Area 2022. This free program will provide leadership training and community support for up to 18 arts administrators from CT, NJ, and NY (outside of NYC) from January 2022 to June 2022. The deadline to apply is December 6, 2021.

The Creating Change Network aims to build a more equitable, just, and anti-racist arts community in New Jersey. We hope you'll join us for these upcoming learning opportunities for artists and arts administrators in the state.

These FREE roundtables, offered free to the arts community, will feature guest speakers and peer-to-peer discussion. All roundtables will take place via Zoom and will be Closed Captioned.


Open Archive Month: Free 1-month Access to Recorded Sessions from the 2021 Creating Change Symposium

December 1 – December 31, 2021 | Any Time Register for free here - LINK HERE

The New York Life Foundation is seeking applications from afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs serving middle-school youth. In total, $1.8 million in grants will be awarded to programs all across the country. This is the sixth year of the Foundation’s Aim High grant competition, bringing the total amount awarded to $7.95 million. A total of 40 grant awards will be made nationwide—take a look to see which opportunity is a good fit for you and apply today!

WORKSHOP: Organizational Capacity

If Capacity Building Takes Years,
Why Do We Keep Looking for Success After a Few Months?
1:00pm - 2:00pm ET Register HERE
We do capacity building work, but, as capacity builders we often find ourselves asking: What does capacity building look like and how do we measure it? More importantly, how do we ensure that the work we do ‘sticks’ and what is our ultimate goal?


In this session, hosted by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and led by Zach Litif, Support Center's Associate Director of Data and Technology, to discuss the above capacity building questions and realities. We will workshop goals we share as capacity builders and how we can show up as partners in success for the organizations we work with. 

The Culturally Responsive Arts Education (CRAE) Workout is a FREE self-paced eight-week curated asynchronous and synchronous experience that focuses on developing the capacity of educators and administrators to think about how culturally relevant and responsive approaches can shift curriculum, instructional content, and teaching practices to more effectively represent and validate all students’ cultures and lived experiences. 

January 17, 2022 – March 11, 2022 - Register here to receive more information

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