Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania.
With a goal of reaching every child, every year, Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania fosters student creativity and learning with powerful assembly performances, artist-in-residence, and professional development programs. From workshops where professional artists work side-by-side with students to award-winning training sessions that help teachers transform their classrooms into dynamic learning environments, Young Audiences inspires schools and communities on a daily basis.
During our 40 year history, we have impacted 11.1 million children. Young Audiences’ music, dance, theatre, literary, media and visual arts programs provide students and communities with culturally diverse and curriculum-based experiences that connect art to life. In addition to school partnerships, Young Audiences collaborates with great places like the New Jersey State Museum and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to offer free or low-cost programs to children, families, and communities.
With prestigious artists whom have appeared in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to London's Royal National Theatre, Young Audiences offers programs by the best professionals to inspire, nurture and sustain the creativity of every child they reach. Influencing children in schools across New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, Young Audiences presented a total of 3,800 programs in 21 New Jersey and 7 Pennsylvania counties to over 460,000 kids last year alone.
Our programs are designed to be child-centered, outcome driven and measurably effective, providing children with the opportunity to experience quality art; understand the art form and its cultural context; create their own original art; and connect art to their own life and learning.
Young Audiences is the first arts education organization designated as a major service organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Funding for programs that reach nearly 700 schools in the area is made possible in part through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State and the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts. Additional funds come from the National Endowment for the Arts, foundations, corporations and generous individuals.