Network Initiatives

This summer, Young Audiences of Abilene welcomed Talan Cobb as its new Executive Director. Operating as part of the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council (ACAC), Young Audiences of Abilene brings together schools, communities, and professional teaching artists, creating programs that help make the arts an integral part of education for students in the community. We spoke with Talan about her
Young Audiences of Maryland's Summer Arts & Learning Academy has been recognized by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) with its Excellence in Summer Learning Award, one of only three programs, culled from nearly 350 applicants, to earn the prestigious recognition for 2020.
An annual, three-day professional learning event, ArtsNow’s Foundational Seminar invites teams of K-8 educators from across the Southeastern United States to explore arts-integrated, standards-aligned instructional strategies that promote student learning, innovation, and achievement. This year’s Foundational Seminar, delivered via dynamic, Zoom-based virtual sessions, continued ArtsNow’s tradition of inspiring teachers to nurture creativity as they plan for the upcoming school year - whatever it may look like.
As students face a summer unlike any before, we know that opportunities to combat 'summer slide' have never been more important. We continue our 'Resilience Through the Arts' column by spotlighting the efforts of YA affiliates to transform summer programming and provide students with valuable academic and social-emotional support.
We’re proud to announce that twenty affiliates of Young Audiences Arts for Learning (Young Audiences) have signed on in support of ‘ Arts Education Is Essential . ’ This u nified statement conveys the importance of arts education for students during the COVID-19 pandemic, a s policymakers and educational leaders make plans to reopen schools across the country this fall. Principles detailed in the
As policymakers plan for school reopening in the fall, Young Audiences Arts for Learning joined 52 other national organizations in a statement that supports an arts education for all students. In the statement, “Arts Education Is Essential,” the signing organizations convey that the arts have already played a pivotal and uplifting role during the COVID-19 health crisis, and that arts education can help all students, including those who are in traditionally underrepresented groups, as they return to school next year.
As we navigate the evolving challenges of social distancing, school closures, and virtual learning, we are committed to partnering with our national network and the arts-in-education community to forge new and innovative ways to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Over the coming weeks, we will be updating this page with curated resources and articles of interest for the artists, educators, nonprofits, and families, that are navigating this challenging time along with us.
We continue to monitor guidance and regulations regarding COVID-19, while prioritizing the safety and wellbeing of Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s national and affiliate staff, trustees, teaching artists, educational partners, and of course, students. Under the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ‘New York On Pause’ order, the YA National Office has temporarily moved its operations online. We are committed to partnering with our network and the field-at-large as we navigate new realities and forge innovative ways to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts.
Our Chicago affiliate just announced their extraordinary commitment to pay hourly CAPE teaching artists 75% of their teaching rate in compensation for their loss of instructional time during the coronavirus school shutdown. In recognition if the essential role that teaching artist play in carrying out the organization’s mission, CAPE has committed almost $100,000 from its organizational reserve fund to support their teaching artists through the end of this school year.
We are proud to announce the addition of our newest affiliate, Pittsburgh-based Arts Ed Collaborative. Arts Ed Collaborative has been partnering with educators to unlock the transformative power of the arts in Southwestern Pennsylvania since 1998. The organization provides professional learning programs for individual arts educators, works with school districts to strengthen K–12 arts programs, provides evaluation and consulting services, and organizes regional convenings that highlight innovative practices in arts education.
In its first major grant announcement of fiscal year 2020, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has named the recipients of federal funding for arts projects. Included in the NEA’s announcement are three Young Audiences affiliates, who received Art Works grants ranging from $35,000 to $75,000. Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington was awarded $35,000 to support its Teaching Artist
On Tuesday, October 22 nd , Young Audiences Charter School (YACS) broke ground on its new state-of-the-art facility at 1000 Burmaster Street in Gretna, Louisiana. Serving students from Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS), YACS is the school division of Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA), Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s New Orleans-based affiliate. Located at the site of a former
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.
Marsha Dobrzynski, Executive Director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s (YA) Northeast Ohio affiliate, the Center for Arts Inspired Learning (CAL), has been selected as one of Crain’s Cleveland Business’ 2019 Women of Note. The annual feature salutes a group of “inspiring women whose dedication and achievements enrich Northeast Ohio, its institutions and its people.”
We are pleased to kick off the 2020 Application Cycle of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning National Residency Teaching Artist Credential. This initiative recognizes seasoned teaching artists for their training, experience, and skill in implementing school-based residencies, while offering a practical pathway for less experienced teaching artists to advance toward excellence.
This week is National Summer Learning Week , a celebration dedicated to elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year. In honor of Summer Learning Week, we’re excited to spotlight just a few of the summer learning opportunities offered by our affiliates around the country! Arts for
Christopher Sheard , from Young Audiences of Louisiana , was honored at Yale School of Music’s 2019 Symposium on Music in Schools . He was invited to New Haven, CT, where he accepted the Yale Distinguished Teaching Artist Award on Friday, June 14. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in music education and highlights Sheard’s contributions to the field of teaching artistry. Sheard is an
We are pleased to congratulate the recipients of Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s Professional Learning Travel Award – Harlan Brownlee , Matt Barinholtz , Rovion Reed , and Tara Graviss – who will be traveling to YA Network affiliate locations in support of their professional learning. Travel will be provided by our partner, Southwest Airlines . The recipients chose their respective travel
Tara Graviss, executive director of Arts for Learning San Diego, was profiled in a May 18, 2019, Q&A published in The San Diego Union-Tribune. In the article, titled “Promoting the Power of Art Within Everyone,” Graviss discusses the history of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) network and her role leading its southern California affiliate.
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
Young Audiences Arts for Learning (Young Audiences) is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of its National Residency Teaching Artist Credential (TAC), a new initiative that articulates what high-quality arts-based instruction looks like in K-12 school-based residencies and formally endorses teaching artists who embody excellence in four competency areas: Artistry, Instruction, Preparation & Planning, and Community.
Chicago Arts Partnership in Education (CAPE), Young Audiences Arts for Learning's Chicago-based affiliate, was recently awarded US$2.3 million by the US Department of Education, in the form of an Assistance for Arts Education Development and Dissemination (AAEDD) grant. The award will fund a four-year program called STEAM Ahead. CAPE will partner with the Park Forest-Chicago Heights School
An executive arts management position is now available at Arts for Learning Connecticut, Young Audiences Arts for Learning's Connecticut affiliate. To apply, please send a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and contact information for three references to by February 28, 2019.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning's 2019 National Conference will be held April 3-5 in Houston, Texas. This year's conference, No Limits: Supporting Children with Learning Differences, will address timely issues such as inclusion, accessibility, and the role of the arts in supporting young people with special needs.
Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley and Young Audiences National Executive Director David Dik announced that six JPPSS schools are taking part in a new 4-year, $2.3 million grant awarded to Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) to create an arts-integrated educational model that advances student achievement. Additionally, the project will deliver national access to model curriculum and materials through a distance learning platform administered by Young Audiences, Inc. Research from the JPPSS partnership will help elevate the effectiveness of arts...
The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, Young Audiences Arts for Learning's Cleveland, Ohio, affiliate, is seeking a visionary, dynamic and innovative Director of Programs to design and lead arts education programming and create new opportunities for young people through the arts.
We are pleased to share a double dose of wonderful news from our affiliate, Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania! Last week, the organization was awarded two matching grants totaling $600,000 to help improve student attendance in two New Jersey schools.
CAL marked the occasion with a free Family Arts Festival, inviting local community members into the new space at 1450 E. 105th Street to catch a glimpse of the imaginative arts-inspired programming it will bring to Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood.
ArtsNow has been awarded more than US$2.27 million over four years to fund its smART Literacy! program in four elementary schools in Georgia and South Carolina. Notably, ArtsNow is one of three Young Audiences affiliates to be awarded AAEDD grants for FY18, among just 22 winning projects culled from more than 90 applications.
YA Network affiliates Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA), ArtsNow Learning (ArtsNow), and Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), have each been awarded more than US$2.25 million in funding over four years to advance pioneering projects in the arts integration field. These winning initiatives represent three out of only 22 AAEDD grants awarded for FY18, culled from more than 90 applications.
Our Virginia affiliate, Young Audiences of Virginia (YAV) is looking for a Development Manager to work in partnership with their CEO to plan, lead, organize, and execute strategies to raise funds from a variety of sources.
Young Audiences is pleased to announce a new partnership between Young Audiences affiliates Arts for Learning Southwest Florida and ArtsNow Learning, which will bring expanded arts-integrated learning opportunities to schools in Collier County, Florida.
The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL), Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s Cleveland, Ohio-based affiliate, is one of 79 non-profit organizations selected to host a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read program, an honor the organization has received for a second consecutive year. Residents in Cuyahoga County will have the opportunity to participate in Cleveland’s NEA Big Read
While school is out for summer and students are having fun in the sun, but not engaging in educational activities, many run the risk of falling behind once they return to classrooms in the fall. On average, children lose approximately two months of learning from the previous school year during summer months, and for low-income students, the loss is can be even greater. By fifth grade, summer
Young Audiences’ Southern California-based affiliate, Arts for Learning San Diego (A4LSD), celebrated YA Week with longstanding partner, Ocean Beach Elementary (OBE), at the school’s spring Carnival event.
National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week 2018 (YA Week) was celebrated across the YA Network from March 25 – April 7. In one of YA Week’s highlights, Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington pushed musical boundaries with a collaborative performance featuring the talents of the Camas High School choir.
National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week) 2018 kicked off on March 25, 2018, and will continue through April 7, 2018. During YA Week, the YA Network raises awareness about the importance of arts-in-education around the country. The annual advocacy and awareness campaign is celebrated by the entire Network of 30 Young Audiences affiliates serving 22 states with arts integrated
Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s Affili-Nation column spotlights the hardworking individuals across the YA Network who make it possible for our affiliates to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Our latest publication features Sarah Frazier from Young Audiences New York. Young Audiences New York (YANY), one of the YA Network’s longest-standing affiliates, recently
Young Audiences Ar ts for L earning congratulates our St. Louis, MO affiliate , Springboard to Learning , on receiving a 2018 What’s Right with the Region award from FOCUS St. Louis . Springboard to Learning is one of 20 individuals, organizations, and initiatives honored by FOCUS St. Louis for their impact on and their service to the bi-state region. Springboard to Learning is one of four
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is pleased to announce that the network’s Dallas, Texas-based affiliate, Big Thought , has appointed Byron Sanders as its new President & CEO. For 30 years, Big Thought has striven tirelessly to end the opportunity gap and ensure all students have access to creative learning opportunities that prepare them for success in work and life. Day in and day out, Big
Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s Affili-Nation column spotlights the hardworking individuals across the YA network who make it possible for our affiliates to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Our latest publication features Pam Walker from ArtsNow.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is pleased to congratulate YA Affiliate Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington on its selection to receive an Art Works grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the organization’s Teaching Artist Studio (TA Studio) program. Founded in 2013, the TA Studio is a professional development initiative serving teaching artists in Oregon and
This position is a unique opportunity to lead one of the most impactful nonprofit arts education organizations in Colorado! Think 360 Arts is searching for an energetic individual to lead the organization to the next level.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is pleased to announce that our Affiliate Young Audiences of Western New York (Young Audiences WNY) has appointed Michael Weidrich as its new Executive Director. For more than 50 years, Young Audiences WNY has been carrying out its mission to make the visual, performing, and literary arts a part of young people's lives in order to enhance their development as
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is pleased to announce that our Northeast Ohio affiliate, the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL), has been honored with the 2018 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio in the category of Arts Education. Presented annually by the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation, the Governor’s Awards showcase and celebrate Ohio artists, arts
Interested in leading a small (but M-I-G-H-T-Y!) non-profit that connects local teaching artists with local schools to give students opportunities to learn through the arts? Arts Partners helps make that a reality for dozens of local artists and over 25,000 kids every year! Are you passionate about local non-profits, the arts, or education? Do you get excited about leading, innovating, and growing an organization? Arts Partners announces the opening for the position of Executive Director.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning, Inc. congratulates its south Florida affiliate Arts for Learning/Miami on its recent selection for two prestigious grant awards to support its groundbreaking Wall (In) project. The program, in which young artists from the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami study the remains of a segregation wall and create a community-based activation of the site, will receive
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is proud to announce the addition of its newest affiliate, Atlanta-based ArtsNow.
“The arts honor the uniqueness of each individual, invite opportunities to control learning through creative choices, and allow young people to explore a variety of ways to communicate.” – Kristina Berdan – Education Director of Young Audiences of Maryland Often, an organization is only perceived through its events, programs, and results (as it is intended to). Affili-Nations mission is to
Often, an organization is only perceived through its events, programs, and results (as it is intended to). Affili-Nations mission is to introduce the YA community to the incredible people in each Affiliate organization who make the magic happen. Meet Omote Ekwotafia – Program Manager of Young Audiences of Louisiana To Omote, arts-in-education means an opportunity to meaningfully engage youth in
The board and staff of Think 360 Arts will host the Full Circle Celebration, a festive reception and annual fundraiser for those who support arts education. Join us for a night of live entertainment, food, drinks and fun to celebrate the strides we've made throughout the year to promote arts education and integration. Tickets are $20 which include hors d'oeurves, live entertainment, and a
The Arts Council of Kern invites local muralists to a meeting to hear public input concerning a mural at Rexland Acres Park in Bakersfield. Artists are encouraged to join in the discussion and to present ideas and submit bids for the project. Funding provided through a grant by the California Endowment and the Arts Council of Kern. For information email
Often, an organization is only perceived through its events, programs, and results (as it is intended to). Affili-Nations mission is to introduce the YA community to the incredible people in each Affiliate organization who make the magic happen. Meet Marty Arvizu – Director of Marketing and Business Development of Kansas City YA Marty Arvizu says that ‘Arts in education’ is the most creative way
A few weeks ago, Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia announced their 2017 Sunburst Awards. Below are the list of the winners: Teaching Artist of the Year: Janelle Smith-Ings Performing Artist of the Year: Sarah Osbourn Brady Volunteer of the Year: Judy Gutterman Educator of the Year: Melissa Mitchell Education Partner of the Year: Newport News Public Schools Business Partner of the Year:
Money. Something that often allows for opportunity, or lack thereof. In the arts, money can often be an issue with regards to accessibility. Broadway tickets are anywhere from $20-$800, and summer events almost always come with an attendance fee. It can become discouraging to anyone who wants to have access to the arts, while maintaining a budget. However, there is salvation to this seemingly
“The arts are the life blood of every school and community” Often, an organization is only perceived through its events, programs, and results (as it is intended to). Affili-Nations mission is to introduce the YA community to the incredible people in each Affiliate organization who make the magic happen. Meet Mary Curry Mettenbrink – Executive Director of YA Houston. Mary Curry Mettenbrink said
Often, an organization is only perceived through its events, programs, and results (as it is intended to). Affili-Nations mission is to introduce the YA community to the incredible people in each Affiliate organization who make the magic happen. Meet Diane Hunt, Executive Director for Young Audiences of Abilene. Diane accepted the position as Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene as a
“What is your most American moment? This interactive narrative culls through responses from friends, family, and strangers from every political spectrum and many races, regions, cultures, and creeds. What you'll discover (and how you discover it) might surprise you.” Arts for Learning San Diego are hosting many events this summer, but one in particular is a show not to miss. For the 5th annual
Teachers College at Columbia University's Teaching Artist Certificate Program is like no other. Because of this, Young Audiences of New York has been able to work with amazing teaching artists that bring positive influence in the classroom through art. Posted on the Teachers College Website , the article talks about what makes this program so succesful and how YANY has benefited from it. Read the
What do the arts do for kids? How does it help them? Their families? Their schools? The answer to these questions are not out of reach thanks to the meaningful work that takes place across the country through Young Audiences affiliate organizations. Young Audiences of New York (YANY) has provided an opportunity like no other for the children of New York City. The programs that YANY hosts are
Join Think 360 as they present the Institue for Creative Teaching happening June 20-23! Think 360 partners with the University of Denver's Morgridge School of Education to offer an in-depth week-long summer institute that includes the theory and practice of arts intergration. This program offers educators, artists, and administrators to: Reignite passion for teaching and find renewed joy in the
Come join YA Rochester for a fun-filled, family friendly time with a circus show you'll never forget. Featuring artisits Bubbleman Doug Rougeux and Comedy Juggler Nels Ross, this Circus for the Arts is the perfect entertainment for your family! Come and join us on Sunday, June 25th at 3pm in the Eudgerton Stardust Ballroom. Visit their website for more event and ticket information.
Job Title: Executive Director Position Type: Full-Time Click here for PDF Version of Job Description Position Description The executive director is responsible for implementing policy and meeting the organization's objectives in finances, fund development, programming, administration, and strategic planning as established by the board of directors. The executive director is responsible for the
Join Young Audiences of Northern California for an exploration of your palette. This exclusive food and wine pairing will excite your senses, fill your belly, and remind us all of the many important places creativity is expressed in our everyday lives - like food and wine! This creative, tasteful and fully catered private experience is graciously hosted by Weir & Associates Catering and Event
The high-energy rhythm of Brazil comes to the Jacobs Center as Arts for Learning San Diego presents Family Arts Day in the Diamond -- Brazilian Carnival. This family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public and takes place at the amphitheater and the World Court area of the center. This Carnival celebration features the popular local ensemble Sol e Mar. Sol e Mar is dedicated to sharing the
Arts Partners' signature fundraiser, Tunes on the Tarmac, returns. Dress for your favorite tropical resort getaway. Classic mojitos, stylish Cuban eats and Latin jazz will entertain and feed your soul. Funds from Tunes on the Tarmac benefit Arts Partners and their mission to inspire children to discover learning through the arts. Cost: $100/pp-includes dinner, dessert, and open bar Dress: Resort
Fly Away with YA is the annual affair benefiting Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington. This travel-themed celebration will transport guests with international artists, food from around the world, and the best cocktails in the Northwest! A reception-style dinner will be followed by a live auction and an encore performance by AU and the Camas High School Choir. An after party of drinks,
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virgina loves their students of military families. Their goal is to strengthen the connection their students of military families feel to their schools, their families and each other, while also providing a support system and opportunities for our students to experience success. YAV’s professional Visual Artists, Christopher Revels and Richard Nickel, will work
Incorporating the arts in the healing process not only helps to stimulate the mind, but studies show that the arts can help aid in physical healing as well. According to an article “The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature” by Heather Stuckey “Engagement with creative activities has the potential to contribute toward reducing stress and depression and
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia is proud to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Christine Everly. Everly joins YAV with 30+ years of business experience as a financial services executive with Bank of America. She completed her MBA and BBA at Temple University. Everly observed first-hand how the arts affected the lives and development of her own children, and this
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning are hosting an event that includes a night of fun, frivolity, and fundraising! Get an inside look at the Go Media office, rub elbows with the creative class, shop for amazing artwork, drink, eat, listen to music and help support the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, an organization that truly changes lives through the arts. This event will feature: Live Music:
Join Young Audiences New York to celebrate their 2017 Honorees for their outstanding support of art for all children. The list of Honorees are as follow: Dave Penski -CEO of Publicis Media, Exchange-Americas Benjamin Jankowski -Senior VP, Media of Mastercard 2017 Arts Honoree Matthew Whitaker -Pianist and Yamaha Artist YANY is pleased to announce 16-year-old Pianist and Yamaha Artist Matthew
Young Audiences Arts for Learning will Host more than 100 Events across the U.S. in Celebration of National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week, April 9–April 22, 2017! New York, NY – February 14, 2017 – Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is proud to announce the National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week), an annual advocacy and awareness campaign. The Young Audiences Arts
In celebration of their 55 th anniversary, Arts for Learning Indiana hosted a night of performance, drinks and dancing entitled, ArtRiot!. On this autumn evening, a crowd of over 100 community members, teachers and Arts for Learning board members gathered to enjoy the broad range of artistic talents brought forth from local artists. Haley Baas, the affiliate’s marketing and communications manager
This year, the Leadership Forum will focus on Fund Raising—new strategies and ideas—and specific challenges for the YA network. The forum provides an opportunity to actively engage with your peers and members of the YA National board in the comfortable environment of one of New York finest private clubs. The day begins with breakfast followed by an inter-active session for affiliate board members
At a time when schools throughout New Jersey are reeling from budget cuts, Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania continues to provide some relief through their Arts Education scholarships to fund arts education programming in New Jersey Schools. Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern PA's Arts Education Scholarships are designed to bring extraordinary and inspiring performances
On September 9 and 10, 2016, a thousand educators, campus and district leaders, and teaching artists from across Texas gathered at the Alley Theatre and Jones Hall in downtown Houston for the 6th annual Houston Arts Partners Conference.
During the training, the teachers became students, walking through each unit and participating in the different learning exercises to get a good grasp on how things were done.
Jones Soda Co. and Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) began their partnership in early 2014 with the Launch of the Jones Soda Photography Program. This partnership highlights the emphasis that both organizations place on the importance of the arts and arts education to our students. From the start, Jones Soda established the importance of the arts to both its corporate culture and visual
With a growing emphasis on using in-school instruction time to grow and sustain standardized test scores, the out-of-school (OST) time arena has become increasingly more important in balancing out our students’ education. Out-of-school time programming allows students to enhance standard in-school curricula with more expansive and varied experiences, and promote increased learning outside of the
Nick Cave, a widely celebrated multi-media and performance artist, is coming to Buffalo on August 18-20th to meet with key project partners and potential funders to begin planning Plenty, a year-long collaborative arts program designed to engage and connect a variety of social and cultural groups throughout the city of Buffalo.
This summer, students are abuzz and active in Harlem, and Young Audiences New York (YANY) is making sure it stays that way! YANY staff members have been working to ensure their students are receiving quality out-of-school time enrichment, especially during the summer months when learning loss is a pressing reality. Summer learning loss is a major contributor to the learning gap between lower and
Our affiliates at Young Audiences of Maryland have joined forces to present Young Audiences New York's Literature to Life's stage performance of The Secret Life of Bees. Sue Monk Kidd's New York Times Bestseller will be brought to life in the adaptation by Wynn Handman.
For some teachers, the summer may provide time to relax, take their minds off of the hectic months of school and possibly travel to inspiring locations across the world. However, this is not the case for the teachers involved in the programs of Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YANJ/EP).
Take a look at how professional actor and director Jimmie Woody engages his audience of students as a teaching artists. He uses his theatrical, digital media and film skills in collaboration with classroom teachers to bring about the most engaging lessons.
Abilene is a city that takes great pride in championing storytelling and children’s literature. Just last year, the 84th Legislature of the State of Texas designated Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of Texas in recognition of its efforts to celebrate literary works for children. How does one become a literary capital? Well, in Abilene’s case, they started off with an immense community-
Now in its seventh year, the Affiliate Development Fund (ADF) provides an opportunity to help build the capacity of affiliates and the entire YA organization in order to establish ideas that can serve as best practices for the YA Network and the field. Additionally, the fund encourages and supports innovative strategies in all areas of organizational development for the betterment of the network
On Saturday, May 7, Young Audiences of Virginia hosted The Arts Matter: A Creativity Festival to celebrate arts education and provide opportunities for children, teens, and lifelong learners to explore arts connections in education and the community. The festival included amazing performances by Hampton Roads' dance, rock, and pop cover band, Kaboombox, as well as African Dancing and Storytelling
What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life? What are you most proud of? How would you like to be remembered? These are just a few examples of the questions Arts Partners Wichita teaching artist Aaron Fowler has his students ask when they meet the elders that they will be working with over the course of a five-day residency. These questions form the basis of the Stories to Songs:
The 18,000 square foot property in the heart of Midtown Kansas City will be renovated to be KCYA’s first permanent home in its 55 years in operation. Main Street is perfectly suited for KCYA’s new home with its high visibility, central location for youth across the metro, and its current renaissance of arts and education with 12 schools and more than 13 arts organizations located within 20 blocks of the purchased building.
By Mario Tarradell, Public Relations & Marketing Manager, Big Thought You need 161 megawatts of electricity to light up New York City’s famed Times Square. It felt like we had that much power and more at the 11th season closing show of DaVerse Lounge. Life in Deep Ellum was buzzing Friday night, April 1, 2016. There was so much positive energy in the air, a contagious joie de vivre that
JONES Soda Co and the Young Audiences Arts for Learning are proud to announce the Cleveland photo curriculum winner - Hunter A. See his stunning photo above. Congrats to Hunter, and every student who participated in this 10-week photography residency!
Arkansas Learning Through the Arts and Young Audiences of Southwest Florida Join the National Young Audiences Network in April 2016 New York, NY - April 15, 2016 - Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is proud to announce that two new affiliates have joined the YA Network. Arkansas Learning Through the Arts (ALTTA) and Young Audiences of Southwest Florida will be affiliated beginning today. The
Carla Fernandez-Soto and many others from the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network and other arts organizations are attending the Growing Up with the Arts national conference in Miami, Florida this week. Here are her thoughts on a breakout session about a digital storytelling program in Cleveland, Ohio.
To celebrate Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week, Young Audiences New York hosted their 2nd annual "Insights to Action" Forum, entitled Children's Creativity: What's the Big Whoop? at the Scandinavia House, Thursday, March 31. This second installation in the series featured guest speakers Shirley Brice Heath, Sarah Calderon, and Beverly Ellis, and focused on the impact that the arts can have on the creativity of children and the communities they live in.
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YANJEPA) will celebrate YA Week at their Dazzle: Mad Hot Ballroom IV "Anything Goes" on April 2, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton, New Jersey. Back by popular demand, Dazzle: Mad Hot Ballroom IV "Anything Goes" will feature four new volunteers and their professional dance partners as they perform to win your votes and the coveted YA
For YA Week, Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington premiered a new piece of music that was composed by the Camas High School choir, and local composer Luke Wyland. Read more and see clips of the performance.
Young Audiences New York will host their second annual forum - Children's Creativity: What's The Big Whoop?. Guest expert Shirley Brice Heath will increase our understanding of what children learn through art-making and how their creativity can impact whole neighborhoods. Learn more about this free event.
Arts for Learning, the Indiana affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, has received a $20,000 LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant from the National Writing Project (NWP). The award, which is given to innovative programs that connect in-school and out-of-school learning, will help support Arts for Learning’s “Creating with Confidence: Design Thinking for Public Art” project with art students from Warren Central High School.
On Tuesday, March 15, Young Audiences Maryland and the national organization partnered with the Thomas Jefferson Elementary-Middle School in Baltimore, Maryland to film arts integrated programs in action.
Arts for Learning San Diego - in partnership with San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, the California Alliance for Arts Education, and the San Diego County Office of Education - will be hosting a two-day event March 17-18, to celebrate student achievement and highlight the great arts programs in the San Diego Unified (SDUSD) and Chula Vista Elementary(CVESD) School Districts. This event,
Young Audiences of San Diego is now officially Arts for Learning San Diego! Along with their new name, Arts for Learning San Diego has also launched their new website: . Over 50 years, Arts for Learning San Diego (A4LSD), an affiliate of Young Audiences of San Diego (YASD) and the Young Audiences National Network, has dedicated itself to integrating the arts into the
It’s Tuesday at Marsh Preparatory Academy and Wendy Powell’s advanced drama class is taking first stabs at reading The Outsiders. The roles are just mapped and the classic play, still relevant and controversial decades after its debut, is fresh for these budding actors.The advanced drama class, consisting of seasoned Big Thought Thriving Minds After School students that have been in the program two to three years, is also known as the award-winning Marsh Matador Players.
Young Audiences of Virginia (YAV) celebrates another year of family-fun and partnership with the Children’s Museum of Virginia! Celebrate the Arts is an interactive day filled with performances by YAV, arts activities for all ages and other educational entertainment provided by the Children’s Museum of Virginia. Teachers and Executive PTA Members with up to one accompanying child will be admitted
This isn’t your usual poetry club: “There is a certain personal release that a writer experiences when etching words onto the page, but there is the opportunity for collective release when the words are both spoken and received by another."
Young Audiences New York is hosting an amazing performance of James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk to celebrate Black History Month this Wednesday at the Harlem Stage in NYC.
During the month of February, the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network is celebrating and honoring African American culture and its contribution to our country's history.
Arts for Learning San Diego will present a Black History Month celebration called Fra Fra Life featuring Akayaa Atule & Bolga Zohdoomah.
Library Live! is a free literacy program that engages students' imaginations through inspiring cultural experiences that leverage one of the city of Dallas' best resources - the public library system. The theme of this month's Library Live! program is Black History Month. Throughout February, library-goers can hear inspirational stories about record-holding athlete Wilma Randolph, poet George
Save the Date ! Young Audiences’ gala is back and better than ever! Taste the Arts X: Education Powered by the Arts Learn More
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a Young Audiences of Houston performance that gives you a front row seat to the vibrant culture of Houston Performers! It's The Year of The Monkey! To celebrate, our Houston affiliate is bringing some wonderful programs highlighting Chinese culture to kids throughout the local area! Journey through China Dance of Asian America Grades: K-12 Classical and folk
Check out the great programs that our Houston affiliate will be offering to the local community this Black History Month! Teaching artists and performance groups such as Jean Donatto, Hope Shiver, David Keepman, Soul Street, and Kucheza Ngoma Dance Company will use music, theatre, and dance to teach elementary, middle, and high school kids about African American History throughout the entire
Educators and artists wanted! Leap ahead this year with innovative workshops created specifically for arts educators. Registration is required. Participants will have the opportunity to network, experience hands-on workshops, and learn sustainable relevant tools to use in the field. Conference participation contributes to the 175-hour requirement for NY State Professional Development Standards.
New York, NY – January 25, 2016 – Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is proud to announce The National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week), an annual week-long advocacy event. During YA Week, the YA network focuses its combined efforts to raise awareness for arts-in-education around the country. It will be celebrated by the entire network of 30 Young Audiences affiliates in 22
Enjoy fun activities! Free of Charge The event will feature hands-on arts and music with our teaching artists: Ani Hoover, Kevin McCarthy, Suzie Rozler, Jeremy Stock, and Phyllis Thompson. Thank you to our Holiday Party sponsors: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Buffalo Teachers Federation, Current Hospitality Group LLC, Hyatt's All Things Creative, and M&T Bank. Ani Hoover offers a
The “Find Your Voice” program is a 2-3 week long digital storytelling residency that gives middle school students the opportunity to study and discuss issues that are important to them through experimentation with digital media, movie making, and the art of storytelling under the direction of professional teaching artists.
Young Audiences of San Diego would like to invite you and your family and friends to celebrate at their Pre-Super Bowl Party, SUPER ART SUNDAY! This year Young Audiences of San Diego is changing their name to Arts for Learning San Diego an Affiliate of Young Audiences to further their mission of providing arts education. They are launching a new website on January 22 nd to better serve and
When Ploi joined Arts for Learning in 2002, she expected to stay for two years, which was the length of the grant for her position. Her background was in early childhood education, and she was intrigued by the idea of an arts organization devoting resources to bring artists into preschool centers. She planned to spend her short term exploring the impact professional artists can make on early childhood providers and on better preparing young children for kindergarten.
2015 was an exciting year for Young Audiences! Together, the Young Audiences Network has been involved in bringing the arts to over 5 million students in communities around the country in many different ways, from providing programs that enhance students' 21st century skills through STEAM, to organizing advocacy and arts-based community building events. Check out some of 2015's highlights from around the network below!
It was August 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, from central Florida to Texas. Flooding in New Orleans destroyed homes, lives, and livelihoods. But the people of the city proved resilient, reclaiming their city and their culture. Prior to Katrina, Young Audiences of Louisiana was a mid-size affiliate. “We had slow and steady growth, and we were involved primarily in
75 kindergarten students will celebrate the sound and shape of the alphabet through songs, American Sign Language and dance Wednesday, December 23 beginning at 9 am at Buffalo's Waterfront Elementary school. The performance is open to families, invited guests and the media. The celebration is the culmination of eight 30-minute reading readiness workshops which integrate song, dance, music and
Join Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington on December 7, 2015 for The Beaverton School District Arts for Learning Celebration. This event will serve to highlight the impact and the completion of the five-year Investing in Innovation (i3) phase of the Arts for Learning Lessons Project in Oregon's Beaverton School District. Arts for Learning (A4L) is an innovative arts-based literacy
Young Audiences Arts for Learning would like to welcome Tracy Edmunds to the YA Network. Ms. Edmunds will be serving as the new Executive Director of Gateway to the Arts - Young Audiences' Pittsburgh, PA affiliate, which merged with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust in July 2015. Tracy L. Edmunds joined the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Education and Community Engagement department in July 2003 as the
The goal of this Young Audiences of Virginia program is to use dance as a creative way for students to understand math concepts while learning how to be healthy and fit.
Workshop presenter Joy Guarino, Associate Professor of Dance at Buffalo State College, presenting Building Community with a Kinesthetic Classroom at the 2014 Arts Abilities Conference Young Audiences in conjunction with Arts Partners for Learning will host the 8thAnnual Patricia Cotsen Arts Abilities Conference on October 29, 2015 at the Downtown Library in Buffalo, NY. The conference will bring
Young Audiences Arts for Learning would like to welcome Julie McConchie to the YA Network. Ms. McConchie will be serving as the new Executive Director of Young Audiences of Massachusetts. Julie McConchie joins Young Audiences of Massachusetts with over twenty years of experience in non-profit administration, marketing and event planning. She has served as the Executive Director of the North of
Young Audiences of Abilene (YA of Abilene) would like to welcome Diane A. Hunt to the YA network. Diane is the new Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene. After 30 years as an elementary classroom teacher, Diane A. Hunt is the new Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene. Diane is a native of Natchitoches, Louisiana, where she earned a B.S. and M.S. Ed. from Northwestern State
Thanks to generous donors and support from Baltimore City Public Schools and the Baltimore Office of Promotions and The Arts, Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland - the Maryland affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning - artists and programs are available to high-need Baltimore City Public Schools at up to 80 percent off of the cost (a $400 assembly could cost you only $80!). This
The Learning Through the Arts Initiative is a collaboration between YA of San Diego and SDUSD which utilizes Title I funding to increase the access to and equity of arts and arts integrated programming to enrich and enhance curriculum for students throughout the district.
Young Audiences of Houston and Houston Arts Partners are proud to present their 5th annual Houston Arts Partners Conference. The conference will be held September 11 and 12, 2015 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This year’s conference theme, The Arts Fuel Innovation , places the focus on the relationship between the arts and vital components of tomorrow’s creative economy: creativity,
YANY's Literature to Life program has been asked by the Gaillard Center of Charleston, SC to present a performance and professional development workshop based on Zora - the work of Zora Neale Hurston. This PD workshop is focused on social justice and will be led by YANY staff members and teaching artists at the Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School.
At the Waters Elementary School, students, families, teachers, and community members were involved in creating a unique series of mosaic projects. All of the participants contributed to their ideas and designs, and helped with the installation of the mosaics, one of which now adorns the main entrance to the school.
As part of the nation’s largest paint-and-sip franchise, Painting with a Twist of Skippack participated in the company’s national fundraising event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 26 through the company’s charitable arm, Painting with a Purpose. Fifty Percent of proceeds from the event were donated to Young Audiences of Louisiana Charter School. Painting with a
Young Audiences Assembly Artist Group Cello Fury performing at last year’s Fall Artist Showcase. Photo by Frank Veronsky. Young Audiences of New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania, (YA) the region’s largest provider of arts education programs for grades preK-12, is holding free artist showcases from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on September 29th at Borough Elementary School in Morris Plains, NJ, and on
Young Audiences of Northern California is proud to announce that they will be teaming up with Credo SF throughout the month of August as their Community Partner! This means that during the entire month of August, $2 of every Kentucky Buck signature cocktail or Burra Crostini appetizer ordered will go towards supporting the work of YA of Northern California. Then, head out to Credo SF on August
As our campaign to curb summer learning loss comes to a close, we have also been busy preparing for the upcoming school year by creating new and innovative programs. These arts integrated programs will have students engaged and looking forward to their classes.
Young Audiences New York had the great opportunity to be featured on-air on the popular New York City Radio Show "Nash Matters" on NASH FM 94.7 earlier this month.
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YA), the leading provider of arts education in the region, has announced the selection of Michele Russo as its new President & CEO. Michele will transition into the role on October 19 as Laurence Capo retires after 25 years of dedication to YA.
Young Audiences of Western New York hosted their Buffalo Emerging Leaders Institute this past week, July 27-29, 2015. Building on the success of Young Audiences’ national Emerging Leaders Institute model, the Buffalo Institute served approximately 25 emerging leaders in the arts from organizations and schools across New York State. The Institute served artists, non-profit administrators, service
The Arts for Learning Initiative is a year-long program designed to bring teachers, artists and administrators together to gain an understanding of the pedagogy and arts integration methods that serve as the foundation for the Arts for Learning (A4L) curriculum while also learning strategies for implementing these practices in new and innovative ways in their own classrooms.
Join Young Audiences of Western New York on Monday, July 27th, for a free arts advocacy event, "What Do You Advocate For"? The night will feature short presentations by dynamic leaders in the arts throughout New York State.
The program strives to use baseball as a vehicle to demonstrate some of the countless real-world applications of STEAM in a way that is more readily accessible to students. In other words, it is a “deep-dive” exploration of everything baseball that integrates the arts, science, math, engineering, and technology in a fun and exciting way.
Young Audiences N ortheast Texas has already worked for years with teaching artists and education professionals to create programs that enrich and foster development through the arts for children of all ages. But this year, they have expanded their focus to include another important group of students: the teaching artists themselves. YA Northeast Texas launched the Teaching Artist Training
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is very pleased to announce that effective July 1, Emily Garvie will assume the position of Executive Director of Young Audiences of Northern California. Emily has been a staff member of Young Audiences of Northern California for the past four years, serving in fundraising and development and, most recently, as Interim Executive Director. Emily brings experience
YA Maryland Teaching Artist uses collaborative songwriting and composing to teach kids history and science lessons.
The vision of the Arts Access Initiative is that all children should be able to have the opportunity to benefit cognitively, creatively, emotionally, and academically through the arts. To fulfill this vision, the Arts Access Initiative will focus on four main areas of involvement - Strategy, Partnerships, Data Collection, and Advocacy.
The fifth annual Houston Arts Partners Conference , connects teachers, artists, administrators, non-profit organizations, industry professionals and educators for a weekend of live arts performances, expert-led panel discussions, and informative lectures and presentations on arts education and arts integration. This year's conference, "The Arts Fuel Innovation," examines the relationship between
PRINCETON, N.J. June 1, 2015 – Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania’s (YANJ/EP) Board of Trustees announced that YANJ/EP President & CEO Laurence Capo plans to retire at the end of the year. Capo’s decision to step down will bring to a close a remarkable 26 years of service to YANJ/EP—16 years as a trustee and 10 years as the organization’s leader. Capo will remain with YANJ/
This program focuses on providing a dynamic and culturally rich educational experience for students in a safe and supportive environment. Students have the chance to participate in hands-on activities in many art forms, including an exploration of spoken word, creative writing, drama, visual arts, and technology.
Join Young Audiences New York on the rooftop of The DL as they raise awareness for arts education. The more awareness and funds raised means more quality programming for the children of New York City! Tuesday, June 16th 7:00pm - 10:00pm The DL 95 Delancey Street New York, NY 10002 Hors d'oeuvres and two hour open bar Tickets General Admission Ticket - $85 $85 provides visual arts materials for 5
For IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18 & 19, 2015 - ROCHESTER, NY – In association with Young Audiences New York, Young Audiences of Rochester presented a Literature to Life® stage presentation of Black Boy by Richard Wright, performed by Tarantino Smith, and adapted and directed by Wynn Handman. LITERATURE TO LIFE (LTL), The American Place Theatre’s performance-based literacy program, provided a two-
It’s been two weeks since the “Building pARtnerships through Community Connections” conference, and we still can’t seem to get the theme of building great partnerships out of our minds, so we decided that this was a good time to feature another impressive partnership that has been fostered within our network. The partnership between Arts for Learning/Miami – a Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Through Right Brain, “students develop the skills of 21st century learners that can help them become the imaginative thinkers and innovators of the next generation” (Palmer Wolf, 2014). Integrating the arts into daily classroom experience accommodates multiple learning styles, facilitates cross-cultural understanding, and has shown to increase motivation, perseverance, and engagement among at-risk youth.
"I worked with the Scholars K-8 teachers to create a series of Hip Hop writing workshops to strengthen students’ comprehension skills. In the two weeks I was at the school, students wrote songs about the writing process, how to count money and use decimals, as well as climate and how humans affect the environment." Read more...
To celebrate National Young Audiences week, Young Audiences of Western New York (YAWNY) hosted a public celebration event on Thursday March 19th at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. The event focused on allowing children and their families to experience the arts in many different forms, through exciting performances, intriguing exhibitions and touching personal testimonies about how the
With one day left until the end of YA Week 2015, it’s time to reflect on some of the great work that our affiliates have been doing to celebrate and to advocate for arts-in-education! And we would like start off by highlighting Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland and Arts for Learning Miami.
Young Audiences New York seized the moment that National Arts for Learning Week offers to raise an important question: What’s the next frontier that children and youth need us to take on in New York City? As proud 63 year pioneers of making the arts part of education in New York City, Young Audiences New York knows that there is more that the arts can—and must—do to close the opportunity gaps
Arts Partners Wichita, an affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, celebrates their annual Tunes on the Tarmac with “The Sound of Music" in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the original film, The Sound of Music! Join them on Saturday, April 11th, 2015, at 6:30pm as they sing from the mountain tops, indulge in a signature martini and auction off "favorite things" to raise funds for local
Join Young Audiences New York during National Arts for Learning Week for a conversation exploring how to provide all children with arts experiences that prepare them for success in school, work and life. Panel discussion includes leaders of educational, corporate, community and arts organizations. Join the conversation about the roles we can play, individually and collectively, as we leverage the
Acclaimed photographer and film director Stewart Cohen – who photographed such legends as architect Oscar Niemeyer, musicians B.B. King and Erykah Badu, and primatologist Jane Goodall for his book “Identity” – has now turned his lens to Dallas kids who entered Big Thought’s White House-commended Creative Solutions program as adjudicated youth and left with energy and creativity channeled into
Creativity Fest is a free interactive showcase of Arts for Learning Indiana Teaching Artist Programs. This arts celebration will feature something for everyone, including African drumming, spoken word poetry, storytelling, jazz music, mime, poetry writing and much more! The professional teaching artists of Arts for Learning Indiana are skilled professionals who regularly work with Indiana
In talking about the value of arts in education, Diane relates that people, even corporate funders, realize there’s a component missing from the essential STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. “Most organizations view arts education as a strong number two funding possibility. If they’re truly interested in the whole person, they understand the need for the arts in a full-fledged education.”
More than 50 teachers at five Jefferson Parish Schools will participate in Arts-Integrated training sessions hosted by Young Audiences of Louisiana. The professional development is being made possible by a $347,000 federal grant received by the Jefferson Parish School District. The training program starts with a four day session this week, January 26-29 at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and will
Ms. Shaw joins YASD from The San Diego Foundation where she directed the organization’s arts and culture program during her nearly eight-year tenure. Prior to joining The Foundation, she served as Program Manager with the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture for 17 years.
Invite your students to explore Black History Month with an Arts for Learning Indiana teaching artist! See below for examples of performances and workshops to bring to your classroom! to see more options, click here. Cultural Dance of West Africa Ronne Stone Students learn traditional dance techniques & symbols of West Africa and will participate in group and solo dance opportunities. Click
From African legacies to the Underground Railroad, celebrate the historical heritage and contributions of African-Americans in February with a TEKS-aligned performance that will inspire creative expression in your students! These programs were organized by Young Audiences of Houston. Sister Rosa Parks, the Bus Stops Here Jean Donatto - View Curriculum Guide Here Actress/storyteller Jean Donatto
In New Jersey, make Black History Month personal for your students with three shows that capture the resilience of the human spirit! Organized by the Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania affiliate. Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One Gwendolyn Briley-Strand In Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One, this dynamic one-woman performance takes students on one of the 19 journeys Harriet Tubman
Math is often stereotypically viewed by society in a negative light, as something that must be “survived” in institutionalized educational settings before being dropped completely upon graduation. People of the anti-math persuasion proffer reasons such as “math is too hard” or “too inaccessible” to explain their abhorrence of numerical expression and geometric function. The question that must be
Lydia Boddie-Rice, the CEO of Young Audiences of Rochester has been nominated as one of 10 finalists to win the prestigious ATHENA Award for 2015. The ATHENA Award is an international program, founded in 1982 by ATHENA International Founder Martha Mertz to honor the achievements of exceptional women leaders and to inspire others to acheive excellence in their professional and business lives. The
This honor is awarded by ABC 7 and the National Association of Women Business Owners Buffalo Niagara to shine the spotlight on outstanding women who do extraordinary things in Western New York.
Her work at Art Partners earned her recognition not only as one of the twenty 2012 Wichita Business Journal’s Women in Business, but also as the recipient of the Wichita Arts Council Arts Educator Award in 2014.
Young Audiences has been featured in the online philanthropy blog Inside Philanthropy ! Blog writer Mike Scutari puts forward YA as the organization to "revitalise arts education in America", and highlights programs from around the network such as Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania's Emerging Artist's Creativity Hub and Arts for Learning Connecticut's Arts Partners Schools
Happy Holidays to all! During this time of giving and holiday cheer, Young Audiences affiliates are in full swing bringing the arts to children across the country. One such program that fully embodies the spirit of the season is the Houston Healing Arts Program organized by Young Audiences of Houston. For the past 13 years, Young Audiences of Houston has been partnering with children’s hospitals
"I saw my first live stage production when I was 8 years old, on the campus of the University of Minnesota, and I absolutely loved it. That experience ignited a spark of passion in me, and inspired me to embrace the wonderful world of storytelling through live theatre."
97% of business leaders rate creativity as increasingly important in the U.S. workplace, but 85% of these employers say that can’t find the creative applicants they seek. ( Navigator: Facts & Figures by Americans for the Arts and Vans Custom Culture – from Ready to Innovate by Lichtenberg, J., Wiick, C., & Wright, M. (2008) ). Countless studies show that the arts promote creativity,
Celebrating its 45th year, the Wichita Arts Council handed out the annual Art Awards Thursday, October 30, 2014. Congratulations go out to visionary and former Arts Partners Wichita Executive Director Katie Lynn...
Many EACH Alumni describe their time in the program as transformative. For some it was through the artistic rigor, for others it simply allowed them to surround themselves with like-minded people and encouraged them to open up and become more confident in their art and themselves.
Children thrive with access to the arts. With high arts involvement, young people are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, three times more likely to win an award for school attendance, and four times more likely to participate in a math or science fair. The arts provide a means to encourage, inspire, and motivate students in the classroom and beyond. Young Audiences
Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland's Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) was featured last month by a NPR Affiliate WYPR. Read more.
Arts Partners Wichita, an affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, will be hosting their 3rd Annual Arty Party & Dr. Seuss Breakfast this Saturday, October 18 from 9am-12pm. Participants will be treated to a morning of magic tricks, discovering artistic talents, breakfast foods, and over 15 other activities for both kids & their adults! Tickets $25 and proceeds will go to support
Amy Baskin stated that "the purpose of bringing in Ms. Erickson was to partner with the schools to increase the capacity of the teachers to use art as a teaching strategy," and that "students who have high exposure to the arts are five times less likely to drop out of school and two times more likely to be able to go to college."
Young Au diences of Massachusetts will be hosting the SmARTTalk Workshop at the Needham Public Library on October 29, 9:30am -11:30am! The workshop will be free and open to any educators that want to participate. SmARTTalk will feature Gail Zarren, the Project Director of Young Audiences of Massachusetts' Healing Arts for Kids hospital initiative, who will present and lead discussions on topics
Join Arts for Learning Connecticut, an affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, on Saturday, October 18th for their 2nd Annual Art of Wine Night! The event will feature entertaining performances by artists from Ghana and Brazil, with music by Brian Gillie, and will include great food from Elis, including their signature Philly Steak rolls. Attendees will also have the opportunity to
Research has shown that middle school is a critical development point for young people, and a time where the foundation for future learning and success is built. In order to help establish this solid foundation, the MetLife Learning for Life program was created. The MetLife Learning for Life program focuses on creating specially designed residencies for middle school students, led by Young
In this news segment, Clarke discusses how the arts positively impact children and how arts integration is a versatile tool that addresses real concerns in the community such as low graduation rates, summer learning loss, and low literacy scores.
"I believe that being situated in Arizona puts our organization at a great advantage. Although located in the poorest County in the State, AZ Arts Standards has been fully supportive and has even created endorsements in the areas of dance, music, theatre and visual arts."
This summer, Young Audiences addressed summer learning loss by operating the first arts-integrated Baltimore City Public Schools summer school. The free program ensured that middle school students were engaged in hands-on learning and were ready to return to school in the fall confident in their abilities in math and science...
We Are Houston Arts Partners from Mary Mettenbrink on Vimeo . Young Audiences of Houston, with area school districts and arts organizations, successfully kicked off the fourth annual Houston Arts Partners Conference at the beginning of September. The conference took place at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston. The Houston Arts Partners Conference combined a dynamic dialogue
The Intergalactic Nemesis merges comic book and radio play formats into a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience and a new art form: the Live-Action Graphic Novel. Three actors voice the dozens of characters, a foley artist creates all the sound effects, and a pianist plays a cinematic score, while more than 1,250 individual full-color and high-resolution comic book panels tell a hilarious action/
“Please don’t cut down all my trees, I need the earth to breathe! Won’t you help me?” This may sound like a line from Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi,” but it’s actually the beginning of the chorus from a song co-written and produced by students and teaching artists from the Red House Program, a segment of Young Audiences of Rochester’s “Rochester Summer Scholars Program”. The Rochester Summer
Colorado Creative Industries will award Think 360 Arts $230,000 during the first year and a total of one million dollars over the four year period. Think 360 Arts is an affiliate of the national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network.
This Saturday, September 6th, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Arts for Learning Miami- an affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning- will be presenting the opening reception for their new exhibition entitled Synthesis. This exhibition will feature works of art by six high school students who are alumni of Arts for Learning Miami's Lewis Art Studio program. Synthesis will mark the culmination of the
Love chocolate? Great! Then join Arts for Learning Indiana for their annual Chocolate Festival at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Farm Bureau Building on October 11th. The festival will run from 12 - 4pm and will feature samples from more than 20 of Indiana's finest dessert makers, live performances, and hands-on art workshops to enjoy. Some of the featured vendors include: Abbott's Candies
"Theater was my entry point to learning history, culture, science…This is the real reason I love acting: To me, acting was learning."
Young Audiences Arts for Learning would like to welcome Lindsey Trook to the Young Audiences network. Lindsey Trook is the new Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene. Prior to this position, she was the Communications and Development Director at The Salvation Army of Abilene. Before moving to Abilene, Lindsey served as the Treatment Coordinator and Marketing Director for St. Clair
Young Audiences of Northeast Texas ( YANET) was established in 1997 and became a Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliate in 2003. YANET is now one of five Young Audiences Affiliates in the state of Texas and one of 31 affiliates throughout the country. YANET offers the students, teachers and schools of Northeast Texas a large roster of teaching artists who provide performances, workshops,
After more than 30 years of service, we are sad to share that Cheryl Strain retired from the Board of Directors of Arts for Learning, Indiana in June.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliates offer arts-based internship programs to help boost educational opportunities and job experience.
"We realized that this was the first school that would infuse recording arts, film-making, and game design. It is a groundbreaking concept and it is our expectation that every student will graduate and have a letter of acceptance to a college at the time of graduation..."
This advocacy event will include presentations from Institute participants, Young Audiences staff, and ELAB members on topics ranging from STEAM...
The Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliate in Miami, Florida designed and implemented a highly successful early education program for toddlers. I had the opportunity to speak with their Senior Program Director, Dia Carter Webb about the program and her experiences running it. Young Audiences Arts for Learning: Why is it so important that toddlers receive early access to the arts? How will
The Young Audiences of San Diego board is pleased to announce that long-time YASD Associate Director, Jennifer Oliver will serve as 2014-15 YASD Interim Executive Director beginning July 1.
Gordon was the Arts in Corrections Program Coordinator for The Arts Council of Kern, and the Assistant Director of the Bakersfield Museum of Art before going out on his own with David Gordon Designs, specializing in landscape design and fine art.
We would like to congratulate Lisa Muci, the Program Director of Arts Partners, Wichita (the Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliate in Kansas). Lisa Muci was awarded a Sphinx MPower Artist Grant...
The Board of Directors of Arts Partners is pleased to announce that Aimee Geist will serve as the organization’s new Executive Director. Geist replaces Katie Lynn, who is retiring after serving 14 years as Executive Director.
The Art Works Grants will Support Arts in Education Initiatives across the United States.
Young Audiences of San Diego is proud to be partnering with one of San Diego’s most innovative cultural exchange programs. Vanguard Culture is designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals looking for unique visual and performing arts experiences in San Diego while making a difference in their community.
In Maryland, Governor Martin O’Malley has issued a proclamation that this week will also be recognized as Maryland Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week...
“Grit is sticking with your future—day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years—and working really hard to make that future a reality.”
Now in its fifth year, the Affiliate Development Fund provides an opportunity to help build the capacity of affiliates and the entire YA organization in order to establish ideas that can serve as best practices for the YA network and the field.
The record grew out of songs co-written with his daughter, Clio, after she was diagnosed with leukemia in 2012. The compilation expresses messages of bravery and empathy for families facing childhood cancer.
A Young Audiences Story: Charisse Williams, President of Young Audiences Woodruff Art Center, shares a story about her inspiring mother who was also an incredible educator...
Young Audiences Arts for Learning would like to welcome Eileen Doyle as Executive Director of Young Audiences New York.
As part of this week's Convergence exhibition, tomorrow night there will be a provocative and lively discussion around notions of community in teaching, learning, and creating art with Jim Duignan, Professor and Chair of Visual Art Education in the College of Education, DePaul University, and Jorge Felix, Studio and Arts Exhibits Program Director, the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance.
Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio is now the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning; Mission Continues to Enrich the Lives of Children and Promote Creative Learning by Uniting Arts and Education
Transforming Education with STEAM is a seminar offered by the Teaching Artist Institute (TAI), a collaborative project between the Maryland affiliate of Young Audiences, the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS), and the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). TAI brings artists and teachers together to rethink learning through arts integration. We believe we can create the best
On Friday, August 9, Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY 25th District) visited a Young Audiences of Rochester Summer Scholars event to see first-hand how integral the arts are to improving student academic performance. The Summer Scholars presented a special culminating performance for Representative Slaughter at the School of the Arts in Rochester, NY. This six week program brings rich arts
The event will be a conversation about the future of education and the role that education, the arts, and culture will play in shaping New York's future. Mayoral candidates will respond to questions and present their view on the arts, culture, and education as a foundation for creating a smarter, more livable, and more economically competitive city.
Think 360, our affiliate in Denver, Colorado was featured in Bruce DeBoskey’s column in the Denver Post.
On Monday, June 24th, Young Audiences Arts for Learning hosted a STEAM briefing in cooperation with the Congressional STEAM Caucus...
In August, the first Young Audiences Charter School will open in Jefferson Parish, New Orleans...
Are the arts dead in California public schools? Absolutely not. But they are not thriving. As pressure has increased on schools to produce graduates...
We would like to welcome our new affiliate Executive Directors that have joined the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network: Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE): Amy Rasmussen As Executive Director, Amy Rasmussen has guided CAPE through a period of substantial programmatic and financial growth. During her tenure, CAPE has quadrupled the number of schools it serves, its staff and
Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is proud to announce that the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) will be joining the YA National network as its 30th affiliate.
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) recently joined the National Young Audiences Arts for Learning network. Below are impressions of CAPE from their current Development and Marketing Associate, Michelle Green. I first learned about Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) while I was researching my Art Education Masters thesis at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. What was
Young Audiences' highly successful Immersive Game Design program was featured in the latest NEA Arts quarterly magazine.
Last Friday, the 60th Anniversary National Conference participants visited one of three affiliate sites to see the work we do in person...
Kim Dawson, Program and Marketing Director at Young Audience of Massachusetts, has been selected as an Aspen Ideas Fellow...
The students competed in front of parents, friends, Boys & Girls Clubs staff members and a panel of celebrity judges...
The Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene, Victoria Spangler was interviewed by the Abilene Reporter-News.
The morning show on the Louisiana station WGNO, Good Morning New Orleans , recently interviewed the principal about his new Young Audiences Charter School opening in August 2013. In the YA Charter School , teachers and administrators will work to create and support a culture of high expectations that allows each student to reach their greatest potential; providing a creative, nurturing, and
Throughout the US the Young Audiences Affiliate Network will Host More Than 500 Related Events and Programs During This Week...
Join us as we celebrate Springboard with an evening of international cuisine, entertainment by Springboard Teaching Artists from around the world, and live and silent auctions. Our 2013 Gala: Passport to Springboard will take place on Friday, April 19, 2013. Help us support St. Louis's largest provider of in-school arts-in-education programs and purchase your ticket today at: www.springboardstl.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning will Host more than 300 Events and Programs across the US in Celebration of National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week, March 24–March 30, 2013.
On Friday, April 26, participants of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning 60th Anniversary National Conference will travel to a Young Audiences affiliate in the tri-state area to see the work we do firsthand.
This year's YA Massachusetts' Fall Showcase features selections from over 30 ensembles including six new artists. Join audiences of PTO representatives, teachers, school administrators and KD8 students in seeing, first hand, 20 minute versions of performances and abbreviated workshops. This event is held only once a semester. For more information, click here.
The Young Audiences Arts for Learning has long been committed to supporting the growth and development of individual affiliates through a variety of services and grant programs. The Affiliate Development Fund (ADF) provides an opportunity to help build the capacity of affiliates and the network in order to establish ideas that can serve as best practices for the network and the field. Through the
Quiet, but friendly, Anthony was more interested in sports than in school. “He just kind of blended in with the other kids,” says Melanie Bodner, Anthony’s sixth-grade dance teacher at his school in Manahawkin, NJ. “He didn’t have a focus, or something that made him excited to be in school.” But that year, when Young Audiences’ Illstyle & Peace dance troupe came to his school through an
The Emerging Artists Creativity Hub ( EACH ) is a teen arts program designed specifically for young artists, ages 13-17, who are interested and gifted in the arts. It is intended for students to study and work in the arts far beyond the typical high school curriculum. Our bright and dedicated young artists come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Each week they gather to explore multiple
Get SMART Resources for Your Students! Featuring Young Audiences of Maryland Teaching Artists Laura Zam & Sue Trainor Experience seasoned Young Audiences of Maryland artists co-teaching with fellow Harford County Title I teachers! All attendees will receive the new SMART lesson guide—full of arts-integrated lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards. Arts elements posters and helpful
For the past five years, Arts for Learning (The Miami affiliate of Young Audiences) has partnered with the Frost School of Music and the Greater Miami Youth Symphony to create and run the Music Reach mentoring program. Through this program, talented young musicians like Meg Roy (now a senior at the University of Miami) get the chance to learn the basics of teaching artistry and give back as
Young Audiences New Jersey is merging with its sister organization, Young Audiences of Eastern Pennsylvania. This unity not only attempts to compensate for the budget cuts but to reach out to a much bigger number of students. Larry Capo, the Executive Director stated that the goal of the merger was to “reach every child with a quality arts education every year” through programs offered to schools
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania has received a $74,500 donation from NRG to create the NRG Energy Creatively Green Awards, a competitive award program to bring arts-based sustainability education to hundreds of schoolchildren and their families. For the full article...
Amara, a special needs student from Iran, recently arrived in the United States and began going to school in Connecticut. She found that integrating into her new 2nd grade classroom was challenging because it was her first school experience. In Iran, since she was a special needs student, she was not allowed go to school. A teaching artist from Young Audiences Arts for Learning Connecticut
I have been a photographer for almost forty years and I work with Young Audiences Arts for Learning and VSA. As a Teaching Artist, I work with students with special needs and I find that people may judge them as challenged in some ways, but when it comes to working with a camera and taking photographs, they often show a natural brilliance and talent for photography. My programs have led to
Jimmy was in the 3rd grade at a Bay Area school in Northern California facing some challenges: he lived in a tough home, he was learning to speak English for the first time, and he was struggling in school.
In celebration of the Young Audiences 60th anniversary, the YA community wants to see and hear your YA stories. We have posted a selection of YA stories that best represent the diversity of people in our network. We are still accepting submissions and each one will recieve a FREE Young Audiences 60 th anniversary Tote Bag. For more information, please see below. Amara's Story Craig's Story Hugo's
Congratulations to Bill Griggs, Executive Director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virigina. On Sunday, he received the Vianne B. Webb award for lifetime achievement during the 2012 Alli Awards, sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads. Bill Griggs has been managing arts education programs for more than thirty years. Read the full article in the Virginian-Pilot.
I recently spoke with Pat Cruz who works with Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliate in Maryland. She has been working as the Education Director since 2005 and was one of the key people who helped organize the 2012 Young Audiences National Conference in Baltimore. Pat was the first of her family to be born in the US. Growing up in and around Baltimore, she hated school and would describe
Executive Director of Arts Partners (Wichita, KS), Katie Lynn was featured in the Wichita Business Journal . She was chosen for her success in running Arts Partners and for her innovative leadership skills. For the full story, click here .
The YA Minnesota affiliate, COMPAS had a very successful youth employment program this summer. Thirty teenage apprentice artists worked on two mosaic projects and one theater project. Inspirations for their mosaic commission at Lyngblomsten (a continuing care center and our first inter-generational project) and the huge, wall-sized commission at The Canvas (an arts-focused rec center that COMPAS
B. J. Adler is rejoining the Young Audiences network as the Executive Director of Young Audiences New York.
The Young Audiences Arts for Learning network is busy celebrating the National Arts-in-Education Week (September 9–15, 2012). It began in July 2010, when the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring the second Sunday in September as the beginning of National Arts-in-Education Week. Take this opportunity to get involved with Young Audiences and the local arts programs in your
On October 26th from 6-9pm at the New Haven Country Club Young Audiences will hold a gala to raise funds for arts programs geared to underserved students and communities throughout Connecticut. The Once in a Blue Moon Gala will feature the music of roster artist Blue Jupiter. There will be great food, drink, and Silent Auction items galore. Don’t miss this trendy event!!
Showcase is an opportunity for parents, teachers, administrators and librarians from across the state to see a variety of Young Audiences' teaching artists perform for students. The Fall Artist Showcase is a free annual event.
Showcasing Dallas-Fort Worth’s finest chefs and cuisine, Food for Thought benefits Big Thought, one of Dallas’ leading nonprofits dedicated to improving public education through creative learning. Food for Thought features more than a dozen chefs from DFW’s best establishments presenting signature “tastes” of their specialties during the evening. The event also includes live entertainment, a
By Mary Nass On Saturday evening July 28th, fifteen talented dancers and drummers from Young Audiences of Louisiana's 21st Century Community Learning Centers program at Woodmere and Lincoln Elementary Schools took to the stage of the Los Angeles Music Center in front of a crowd of 3,197 enthusiastic arts supporters. The Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by Hollywood
On Friday, October 12th, Springboard is hosting its second annual trivia event! The "Minds-On" Trivia Night will feature entertaining trivia questions, a slew of silent auction items, and games such as heads or tails, 50/50, and the ever popular Wagon of Cheer! Proceeds will go towards hands-on programs that inspire minds-on learning for students in the St. Louis area. We hope you can support our
On Saturday, September 22nd Arts Partners of Wichita, Kansas will be holding their first annual Arty Party! Artists, musicians, storytellers, puppeteers, dancers and even a magician will be there for this Arts Partners Kid Event. This fun-filled event is for the whole family. Kids will work with artists to create all sorts of fantastic items to take home with them while enjoying musical
On Sunday, September 23 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM in Chappaqua, NY Young Audiences New York in partnership with Crabtree's Kittle House presents an evening of food, wine, and performances by local artists at Crabtree's Kittle House. This now annual event gives support to the Donna Salvatore Fund for Storytelling which provides funding for programs that offer opportunities for students to connect
Meet 150 teens representing a diverse group of neighborhoods, schools and communities who are working as paid arts apprentices this summer through Young Audiences’ ArtWorks. While creating high quality art like children’s clothing, mosaics and a documentary on The Halle Building, they are also learning 21st century workplace skills like timeliness, responsibility and collaboration … and they’re
It's back! Register now for the always in-demand Wolf Trap Institute! An early childhood professional development course now in its fifth year, this year's program features all new workshops. Early childhood practitioners will experience how integrating drama, movement and music teaching techniques into the curriculum will actively engage young children in joyful learning. During this 2-day
Since 1977, Run For The Arts has helped schools raise over $13.5 million for arts in education. Run For The Arts is an opportunity for schools to raise the funds that make it possible to bring artists into their classrooms, pay for field trips to see performances and exhibitions and purchase art supplies. It is an annual jogathon conducted by individual schools throughout Oregon & SW
Now in its fourth year, Catch a Rising Star! brings together eight to ten of the best young singers in the world to perform in Abilene on Tuesday, August 28, at 7:30pm at the beautiful, historic Paramount Theatre in Abilene, Texas. Members of the Houston Grand Opera Studio will sing pieces from famous and well-loved operas in addition to other popular music, including a few musical theatre
The Emerging Artists Creativity Hub (EACH) is a teen arts program designed specifically for young artists, ages 13-17, who are interested and gifted in the arts. It is intended for students to study and work in the arts far beyond the typical high school curriculum. Each week participants gather to explore multiple art forms and take creative risks in personal and collaborative art-making.
June 25-29, 2012 Think 360 Arts and Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver recently held the Aesthetic Education Institute of Colorado (AEIC), an intensive summer professional development training in arts integration. AEIC is designed for school administrators and K-12 teachers in all content areas to discover teaching techniques that equip students with 21st century skills.
On Saturday August 25 th , Young Audiences of Western New York will be sponsoring Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts’ Kidsfest Performances. The Festival of the Arts serves as an annual community celebration that promotes the arts, environmentalism and community involvement. This year Young Audiences of Western New York is there to celebrate their 50th year of service with a whole day of
Young Audiences partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGMCA) to offer a one-week summer camp residency for 9-10 year old students at the Woolfolk Boys & Girls Club. The Words & Movement residency, consisting of six 60-minute sessions, encouraged students to explore the creative process through words and movement. The first session, led by YA roster artist, Tasha Jones,
Dancers from Young Audiences of Louisiana Preform at Dizzy Feet Gala In May, dancers from Young Audiences of Louisiana’s Big Easy Award nominated dance program at Woodmere Elementary gave a special performance for Hollywood director and choreographer Adam Shankman . Mr. Shankman, whose Dizzy Feet Foundation funds after school dance programs, was so impressed by their performance that he invited
The National Young Audiences office helps the broad network of Young Audiences affiliates play a decisive role in all young people’s education and development. Young Audiences envisions a future in which the nation’s children and youth will have the opportunity to engage in quality arts learning experiences that nurture creativity, build cultural understanding and enhance the development of their
The largest interactive arts-in-education organization in Virginia, providing nearly 1,600 hours of programming to serve more the 64,000 children, parents and educators in 43 school districts Young Audiences of Virginia first brought arts-in-education programs to Virginia in 1955. Starting out with a single string ensemble and a handful of volunteers, over 55 years later the organization has
Established in 1997, Young Audiences of Northeast Texas (YANET) has provided Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) aligned performances, workshops, residencies, and teacher professional development in all arts disciplines to as many as 50,000 students and 950 teachers in over 100 schools annually. YANET creates customized arts integration residencies that are designed to use the arts to
Young Audiences of Abilene (YAA) has been a presence in Abilene elementary schools since 1993, and each year, every kindergarten, first and second grade student in the Abilene and Wylie school districts experience at least one forty-five minute assembly presentation. YAA offers residencies in the areas of dance, drama, music, and storytelling. Young Audiences of Abilene partners on a regular
Dedicated to serving students, educators, artists and families in 15 counties of western Pennsylvania, Gateway to the Arts partners with professional performing and visual artists to transform children’s and youth’s lives and education through active participation in the arts—in schools, libraries, community centers—wherever learning is taking place. With a variety of programs for early childhood
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington has steadily grown in scope and programming since it was founded in 1958. Today, our work reflects responsive, innovative programs that meet the needs and anticipate the challenges of the local arts education landscape. With a focus on expanding programs to serve young people in new ways, whether deepening a residency to connect with high school
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning's 100 professional teaching artists provide more than 6000 programs each year to thousands of students, their families, and the greater Northeast Ohio community. Our philosophy is not only learning art, but learning through art. Every one of our programs connects to the academic curriculum in math, science, language arts or social studies. We offer arts-
Since its inception in 1962, Young Audiences WNY has provided arts enrichment programs to youth throughout eight counties of Western New York: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming. Today, students explore arts in all mediums, including dance, theater, music, multi-media, and the literary and visual arts. Programs range from in-school and out of school
Originally founded in 1952 as a platform for a series of chamber music recitals, Young Audiences New York has grown from modest beginnings into one of the most diverse and innovative arts-in-education organizations in the country. In the past year alone, Young Audiences New York expanded the scope of our programming, collaborated with many new and often critically-underfunded schools and
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
Springboard to Learning provides innovative educational resources that develop children’s critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills through arts, sciences, and humanities. Springboard is the largest provider of the St. Louis region’s in-school arts and cultural integration and enrichment programs, delivering more than 153,000 student contact hours reaching over 55,000
Kansas City Young Audiences (KCYA), founded in 1961, is the leading provider of quality arts education in the Kansas City area and serves more than 100,000 children annually; the majority of these children are from Title 1 schools. In-school services, offered through Arts Partners and School and Community Programs bring children dance, music, theatre and visual arts workshops, residencies and
Young Audiences/Arts for Learning (YAMD) is Maryland's leading arts-in-education organization and provides a wide range of services, including assemblies, residencies, and professional development services. YAMD's roster of nearly 50 visual and performing artists are highly experienced and each program is guaranteed to connect to the Maryland State Curriculum. YAMD provides 4,000 assemblies and
Since their inception in 1962, Young Audiences of Louisiana has adapted and evolved to serve the ever-changing needs of students in their community. Young Audiences of Louisiana is a leading resource for arts and education providing residencies, performances, and professional developments to over 60,000 students in grades PK-12 throughout the state. As one of the largest providers of afterschool
Established in 1998, Arts Partners provides arts-in-education programs using visual, performing, digital, and literary arts to impact learning in both the subject area (math, science, language arts, social studies, technology and more) and the arts for young people from early childhood through high school. The programs include: teacher training in using the arts across the curriculum; artist-led
Based in Indianapolis, Arts for Learning is the oldest and largest provider of professional arts programs for children in the state. Arts for Learning fulfills its mission through performances, workshops, and residency programs conducted by professional teaching artists in-school, after-school, and out-of-school. Arts for Learning augmenst this activity with an array of professional development
As a leading source of arts programs in Miami, A4L provides traditional and arts-integrated instruction, student studio programs, afterschool and summer programs, high school internships, and teacher and artist professional development. A4L’s programs augment cognitive, social, and emotional development in children and youth; they develop creativity, critical thinking, communication, problem
The Young Audiences Colorado affiliate, Think 360 Arts for Learning serves students in pre-K through 12th grade in 16 counties across Colorado. Think 360 Arts implements performances, workshops, and residencies with professional teaching artists for students in elementary, middle, high schools, libraries and youth diversion programs. Their programs cover a multitude of disciplines, including
For over 50 years, Arts for Learning San Diego (A4LSD), an affiliate of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning national network, has dedicated itself to integrating the arts into the education and lives of all children of our region through an extraordinary range of high quality performances, residencies and workshops to help our young people identify their cultural roots and discover their
Young Audiences of Northern California was founded in 1958 and brings art to life for more than 23,000 unique students annually. As we follow our mission to “create arts experiences that inspire young people, expand learning, and enliven communities,” we provide full-spectrum arts education programs to schools and community centers in all nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. Partnering
Since 1971, Santa Cruz County Arts for Learing has been presenting educational and culturally enriching art programs in music, theatre, dance, visual/design and literary arts to schools in Arizona. As a major arts-in-education organization, it annually serves tens of thousands of students, educators and community members with residencies, workshops, and performances throughout the Santa Cruz
Founded in 1962, Young Audiences of Massachusetts is one of the state's leading nonprofits focused on providing students with access to quality arts-in-education programs in PreK-12 schools, community centers, museums, libraries, hospitals, and homeless shelters. Our programs in music, theater, visual/design arts, literary arts, storytelling, and dance, presented by a broad spectrum of 110
In the 2011-12 school year, Young Audiences of Houston has expanded its Music 4 Everyone program to include two new facilities: Gardens Elementary in Pasadena ISD and Avondale House. Music 4 Everyone is an interventional music project that provides music activities to the special education students at low-income schools and professional development training for the classroom teachers and
Young Audiences of Western New York is gearing up for a growth spurt! The already wide-reaching organization, which works with an estimated 60,000 young people every year, is leading a new effort called Arts Partners for Learning. This project, gigantic in scope and ambition, aims to integrate the arts into the lives of even more Western New York children, with programming to begin by fall 2012.
Young Audiences of Connecticut will host Chillin' With the Arts on April 12th from 6-8pm at FairHaven Furniture - The Alternative Furniture Store.
On the night of Friday, July 27 th , Young Audiences of Northern California turned the walls of one of SoMa’s hottest new spots, Club Six into paintings. With huge canvases in front of them, loads of brushes and paint at their fingertips, and retro/hip-hop music by DJ Ry Toast flowing in and out of their ears, novices and trained artists alike painted the night. A hundred percent of the evening’s
The Teaching Artist Institute August 7–Dec 20, 2012 Young Audiences of San Diego and Lemon Grove School District The Teaching Artist Training is a comprehensive, 20-week opportunity, which includes access to quality instruction from curriculum specialists renowned in their field, one-on-one coaching with mentor teaching artists and practical teaching experience in the classroom. Who Should Apply