Newark Arts Education Roundtable

Crossing the Lines

Join us for a FREE community forum on Thursday, November 10th 5:30-8:00pm featuring excerpts from Nikkole Salter’s Lines in the Dust, a play about the lack of equity in our education system and the lengths people will go to in order to give their children a chance for a different life. Discussion and appetizers will follow. All are welcome to this Roundtable community event, using the arts as a unique entry-point into important dialogue.

NAER General Member Meeting

November 15th, 10am – 12pm at the NJ Historical Society, 52 Park Place in downtown Newark. Come meet new Leadership Council nominees, connect with local arts partners, learn about professional development events and upcoming programs! Open to all.

The Newark Arts Education Roundtable (NAER) is a strategic alliance of 50+ arts education stakeholders, including public, charter, and private schools; artists; arts and cultural organizations; youth and community development entities; businesses; funders; and state and local government agencies. Our mission is to collaborate to ensure that all children in grades PreK-12 in the city of Newark have equitable access to high quality, sequential arts education opportunities, both in and out of school.

Soaring Scholars Program Request for Applications! The Newark Public Schools’ Office of Expanded Learning Time, with funding from the NJ Department of Education is requesting members of the Newark Arts Education Roundtable to propose a program design and budget plan that would support the Newark Public Schools 21st Community Learning Center Program with Arts Enrichment. The program will take place at 4 schools as well as at the Marion A. Bolden Student Center, a one-of-a-kind facility that offers a television studio, professional level recording studio, media center with state-of-the-art technology, student publications/graphic arts center, dance studio, theater, culinary arts facilities and meeting/gathering spaces. The program will serve a total of 160 students during the school year (40 per school), and operate from October 3, 2016 to June 16, 2017 with Arts Enrichment taking place from November 1, 2016-May 26, 2017.   Click here for entire RFA: 21st-cclc-2016-rfa-arts-final / Click here to see draft budget 21st-cclc-arts-budget-2017


Announcing Our Professional Development Grant-Writing Workshop Series 2016-17!



Eventbrite - NAER Professional Development Workshop Series

Summer Plus 2016:

For the third consecutive year, NAER partnered with Newark Public Schools’ Office of Expanded Learning Time to bring Newark students enriching and fun arts opportunities, ranging from musical theatre to puppetry to mosaic-creating and much more!

Summer Learning Institute:

NAER and NCLC partnered to bring Arts & Wellness Day to 400 Newark high school students, through empowering arts and leadership workshops.

NAER is under the umbrella of the
which serves as a fiscal sponsor.



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27oct9:30 am- 12:00 pmProfessional Development: Grantwriting Workshop Series


10nov5:30 pm- 8:00 pmCrossing the Line: evening event at Gallery AferroSpecial Event: Presentation of Lines in the Dust

15nov10:00 am- 12:00 pmGeneral Membership meeting

15nov12:30 pm- 2:30 pmEvaluation Series workshops (Session 3) 2016-17

The NAER is made possible by the generous support of:
The Prudential Foundation, The Victoria Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts
The NAER is made possible by the generous support of:
The Prudential Foundation, The Victoria Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts