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Membership and Leadership PlanMay 8, 2013

The Newark Arts Education Roundtable (NAER)

Our mission is to collaborate to ensure that all childrenPreK – 12th grade in the city of Newark have equitable access to high quality, sequential arts education opportunities, both in and out of school.

Who are our constituents?

  • Public, charter, and private schools

  • Arts and cultural organizations

  • Youth and community development entities

  • Funders

  • Businesses

  • State and local government agencies

Why Membership?

  • To be a part of the organized effort to ensure that all children in the city of Newark have equitable access to high quality, sequential arts education opportunities both in and out of school.

Why Membership?

  • Opportunities for professional development

  • Opportunities to network and collaborate with the Newark Public Schools, with independent schools, arts organizations and other advocates

  • Regular updates and information affecting the field

  • Make a more significant and lasting impact with our collective voice and coordinated efforts

Benefits of Membership

Members/Member Organizations

  • Appear on Newark Arts Council website/directory as a member

  • Hyperlink to their organization’s website

Benefits of Membership (cont.)

  • Access to NAER member contact information

  • Regular updates and access to updates from Newark Public Schools (NPS)

  • Discount on fee-based workshops and events

Benefits of Membership (cont.)

  • Ability to serve on a committee and/or be eligible for election to governance team (Newark Arts Education Leadership Council)

  • Voting privileges

Membership Dues




Budgets under $1,000,000$100

Organizational Budgets over

$1,000,000 $250

The Newark Arts Education Roundtable (NAER)

  • Convene quarterly to share new developments in Newark schools, professional development opportunities and best practices in arts education

  • Serve on committees:

    • Advocacy, Evaluation, Professional Development and Communications

Member Participation

  • Member organizations can have up to three representatives participate on the Roundtable.

  • Each organization is allotted one vote, regardless of representatives

Member Participation (cont.)

  • If an organization serves on a committee then it is important that the same representative participate in all committee-related meetings or events.

  • Consistent attendance is expected of organization representatives.

Potential Membership Perks

In discussion:

  • Peer exchange

  • 3rd party evaluation

  • Access to professional development offered by member organizations

  • Exclusive invitations to local events

  • Member discounts to arts performances

Newark Arts Education Leadership Council (NAELC) Structure

  • Governance team comprised of 17 members (9 appointed and 8 elected).

  • This will provide opportunities for NAER members to assume positions of leadership.

  • Dues-paying members of record as of August 7, 2013 are eligible candidates for the NAELC.

Newark Arts Education Leadership Council (NAELC) Structure

  • Elections for the NAELC will take place in September.

  • Term: 2 years

  • NAELC members are required to attend 8-12 meetings annually (bimonthly NAELC meetings and quarterly NAER Meetings)

Newark Arts Education Leadership Council (NAELC) Participation

NAELC members must demonstrate:

  • a commitment to the vision of the NAER

  • a willingness to serve as a committee chair and/or as a member of the Executive Committee

NAELC Appointed Members

1. New Jersey Arts Education Partnership (NJAEP) representative

2. Director of Visual/Performing Arts, Newark Public Schools (NPS)

3. Newark Arts Council (NAC) Executive Director

4. Funder

5. New Jersey State Council for the Arts (NJSCA) representative

6. Parent

7. NAC Arts Education Program Director (ex-officio)

8. NAC Board Member

9. City Representative (ex-officio)

NAELC Elected Members

10. Non-district School Leader

11. Large Arts Provider

12. Small Arts Provider

13. Community-Based Organization (CBO) representative

14. NAELC Member at-large

15. NAELC Member at-large

16. NAELC Member at-large

17. NAELC Member at-large

NAELC Executive Committee

  • President

  • Vice President

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

NAELC Executive Committee

  • The Executive Committee will be elected by the NAELC.

  • Neither the President nor the Vice President shall be elected from the appointed members of the NAELC.

  • Advocacy, Evaluation, Professional Development and Communications Committee co-chairs will be selected from the NAELC.

Questions? Comments?

Please feel free to contact:

Paula Jacobs

Arts Education Program Director

Newark Arts Council

17 Academy Street

Newark, NJ 07102

[email protected]


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