Network Initiatives

We’re pleased to share a compelling video series highlighting YA affiliate Arts for Learning Indiana’s third space project. Made possible through generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc. , the program is designed to interject museum-quality works of art into the school environment and curriculum, through the temporary installation of artwork created by renowned local artists. The third space
We’re pleased to announce that Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s 2019 Gala on October 29th will feature a performance by Vicci Martinez and Emily Tarver! Vicci and Emily attended our 2018 Gala and we are thrilled that they will be joining us again this year to perform and honor their friend and “Orange is the New Black” castmate, Joel Marsh Garland.
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
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.
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.
Sophie Elgort is a fashion photographer born and raised in New York City. She began snapping photos from a young age, inspired by her father, photographer Arthur Elgort. She studied at Brown University and spent summers experiencing all angles of the fashion industry, learning from the best including Azzedine Alaïa and Vogue.
The Young People's Chorus of New York City is a multicultural youth chorus internationally renowned for its superb virtuosity and brilliant showmanship. Founded by Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez in 1988, this groundbreaking program harnesses the power of music to fulfill the potential of every child. Young Audiences Interviews Elizabeth Núñez - Conductor of the YPC of NYC.
On Friday, June 27th, the students of the Bartholomew County Youth Services Center dipped into the art of Japanese calligraphy, Shodo, with artist Garret Uyeno. The seven male students learned the symbols for “mountain,” “river,” and their own names...
Join Arts for Learning Indiana at Creativity Fest , a showcase of Arts for Learning programs, on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 11-4pm at Indiana Landmarks, 1201 Central Ave in Indianapolis! This *FREE* event will be open to the public and will be a great way to introduce the kids to some new, exciting art forms! Upon entrance, all children must have waivers signed by their parents/guardians to
I was lucky enough to sit in on a Young Audiences New York (YANY) performance of their Literature to Life® Stage Presentation of The Giver, a classic young adult novel by Lois Lowry. The story follows an eleven-year-old boy named Jonas who lives in a futuristic society that has removed all poverty, hunger, war, and prejudice- as well as freedom of choice.
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YA) is kicking off the fall season with three Assembly Artist Showcases across the region. These free preview performances give PTA/PTO constituents the opportunity to see YA teaching artists in action. Students from the host school also attend the performances to show just how engaging the performances are for young learners. I had the
Congratulations to Adam Battelstein and his dance company, Catapult for making it to the semi-finals of NBC’s top-rated series, America’s Got Talent!
On Saturday, May 13 at the Virginia Zoo, Young Audiences of Virginia held a celebration-fundraiser for the arts and literacy. Children's author Anna Dwedney signed copies of her books, the Llama Llama series. Young Audiences of Virginia had 7 stages of performers, 8 arts exploration tables, and fun for all. Check out images from the event.
Sarah Haykel has been a professional dance instructor since 2003 and a teaching artist at Young Audiences of Western New York for more than four years. She specializes in salsa dancing and Latin music and dance, focusing not only on timing, technique, rhythm, footwork, and styling, but on the historical and cultural aspects of Latin music and dance. This past April, she participated in the Young
Last Friday, the 60th Anniversary National Conference participants visited one of three affiliate sites to see the work we do in person...
When I entered the school gym, the teaching artist, Catlin Cobb and twelve students were working on what the kids called the “Group Sculpture”. Each student, assigned with a number, was asked to jump onto the stage and freeze into a spontaneous form... Read more.
The Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene, Victoria Spangler was interviewed by the Abilene Reporter-News.
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.
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
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
Richard Stoltzman is a world-renowned clarinetist who has played with more than 100 orchestras, as well as with many chamber groups and solo recitals. Stoltzman has received numerous awards and has produced an extensive discography. In addition to classical repertoire, Stoltzman also plays jazz. He has been a member of the YA Advisory Committee for over 25 years and was elected to the National