| Along with
colleague, novelist Mike Rutherford, Chris co-edited the
teaching artist newsletter, ARTISTS
WITH CLASS for more than 12 years.
A treasured guide to arts-in-education artists for news of
showcases, profiles, plus hands-on information and advice on marketing,
fees and insurance, ARTISTS WITH CLASS filled many needs for teaching
artists in the eighties and nineties.
| In the
shrinking world, the field of
professional teaching artists is not just a legitimized profession, its
a burgeoning artistic phenomenon! Chris is proud to have been the
Co-Founder and original Co-Executive Director of the Association of
Teaching Artists (ATA), the professional association of
Teaching Artists for New York State and beyond. ATA's mission is
to serve the ever-increasing number of Teaching
the infomation, support, professional development and field advocacy
| For more than ten
has been on the board of directors of the New York State Alliance for
Arts Education a statewide
non-profit service organization, dedicated to ensuring that the arts
become an integral part of every young person's education in New York
creates networks and partnership opportunities for educators and arts
professionals, sponsors professional development workshops and
conferences, and presents arts education programming across the state.
Now serving as the
Vice President of the Board of Directors of NYSAAE, Chris is actively
engaged in the new NYSAAE initiatives of statewide Arts Town Meetings
(for parents and community) and arts in education regional conferences
(for artists and teachers) across New York State.
| Arts in Education
Rountables are flourishing across New York State from New York City
Buffalo, the Southern Tier to the Adirondacks. The
Roundtables bring together regional arts stakeholders to share
information, collaborate on programming and develop professional
development for artists, teachers and cultural institutions.
Chris frequently participates in New York City's annual Roundtable
Conference, Face To Face, is a new member in Central and Western NY
Roundtables and is currently program chair for NY's Capital Area