• Vicci Martinez & Emily Tarver To Perform at Young Audiences Gala on October 29

  • Remembering Anne Straus, Young Audiences National Board Member Emerita

  • Please Join Us for Our Annual Gala on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

  • Professional Learning Travel Award Recipient Harlan Brownlee Reflects on Visit to Young Audiences of Louisiana

  • The Arts Were My Path To Confidence: Summer Intern Josie Blatt Reflects on Her YA Experience and the Value of Arts in Education

  • Announcing 2020 National Residency Teaching Artist Credential (TAC) Application Cycle

Newsfeed October 14, 2019
YA Arts for Learning
We’re pleased to announce that Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s 2019 Gala on October 29th will feature a performance by Vicci Martinez and Emily Tarver! Vicci and Emily attended our 2018 Gala and we are thrilled that they will be joining us again this year to perform and honor their friend and “Orange is the New Black” castmate, Joel Marsh Garland.
YA Arts for Learning
It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Young Audiences National Board Member emerita Anne Straus passed away on Friday, October 4th, at age 97 in her Manhattan home. Anne was a stalwart board member of indefatigable energy and commitment for many decades. Anne composed a short memoir about her time with Young Audiences to commemorate our 60th anniversary, which we share again today in her honor.
The Network
Attendees of the 2019 YA National Conference, held in Houston, were invited to apply for the opportunity to travel to a Young Audiences affiliate location of their choosing in support of their professional learning, with travel vouchers provided by our partners at Southwest Airlines. One of those recipients, Harlan Brownlee from Kansas City Young Audiences, details his experience attending the Comprehensive Arts-Integrated School Model Leadership Institute at Young Audiences of Louisiana.
Why Arts?
Our Gala on October 29, 2019, will honor actor and director Joel Marsh Garland, a dedicated supporter of the arts and loyal friend of Young Audiences. Joel's support of arts in education is rooted in the powerful impact that the arts have had on his education, development, career, and relationships throughout his life.
Get Involved
This week, September 8-14, 2019, Young Audiences Arts for Learning is excited to celebrate National Arts in Education Week! House Resolution 275 , passed by Congress in 2010, designates the second week in September as National Arts in Education Week...

Recent Studies Affirm the Positive Impacts of Arts-in-Education

In celebration of YA Week, a congressionally designated arts advocacy initiative, we are pleased to spotlight two new studies, which affirm that access and exposure to the arts not only boost students’ academic performance, but also strengthen their social and emotional development.According to research carried out in Houston-area and Baltimore City schools, and involving programs of Young Audiences of Houston and Young Audiences of Maryland, respectively, the measurable be

National Residency Teaching Artist Credential

Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s National Residency Teaching Artist Credential (TAC) articulates what effective, high quality teaching artistry looks like in K-12 school-based residencies, and formally endorses exceptional teaching artists who embody excellence in four competency areas: Artistry, Instruction, Planning & Preparation, and Community.

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YA Network - Departures

Please use the form below to let us know about colleagues who are no longer with your organization. To add a new colleague or upate title or contact information, visit www.ya.org/updates.

YA Network - Personnel Changes

Please use this form to let us know about any changes to your YA Affiliate staff, including the addition of new colleagues, or changes in title, contact info, or function. To notify us about a colleague who is no longer with your organization, please visit www.ya.org/departures. Thank you!

Atlanta-Based ArtsNow to Become New Affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning

Young Audiences Arts for Learning is proud to announce the addition of its newest affiliate, Atlanta-based ArtsNow.

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