NYCATA/UFT serves as a standing professional committee of the United Federation of Teachers and operates in accordance with UFT committee procedures.
NYCATA/UFT MISSION STATEMENT: To encourage and
support art educators in their profession and to advocate for quality art
programs at all levels of education and in our communities.
We accomplish this by:
A) As a standing professional committee of the UFT, NYCATA/UFT is supported by the UFT and there are no membership fees to join. Membership is extended to all persons whether they are UFT members or not.
A) Membership shall be open to all NYC art educators, art coordinators, art supervisors, art specialists, university and museum educators, school administrators, classroom teachers, retirees, college students, and any other individuals whose purposes are consistent with those of the Association.
B) Members that live/work in NYC are entitled to all privileges of the Association. Retired UFT members may participate / serve regardless of current address. Student activities / exhibits / awards etc are limited to students, artists and educators from NYC schools (public and private) NYC members are urged to serve in leadership roles by volunteering on committees as a pathway to consideration for appointment the executive committee / board.*
C) Non UFT Persons and Organizations outside of NYC may join our mailing list/social media and attend general members meetings but unless otherwise noted may not be eligible to participate in all NYCATA events/activities or serve in leadership positions
*The office of President/Vice President (Executive Chair/Vice Chair) is reserved for current and retired UFT members.