Network Initiatives

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.
Today, June 19, is National Summer Learning Day! Just because school’s out doesn’t mean the learning stops, especially at Young Audiences Arts for Learning. The First Lady is excited about these next few months, and so are we. The summer is an important time for kids to try new things, catch up on skills, and spend time creating and exploring.
Students at the Montclair Cooperative, a middle school in Montclair, NJ, have fastidiously worked on their 3-D digital designs that will soon be transformed into kinetic sculptures, some using a 3-D printer... This digital design program is made possible by a New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ AIE Residency Grant.
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
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia will be hosting a free workshop to introduce arts-in-education concepts for Early Childhood and Preschool ages. Attendees will make correlations between brain development and appropriate arts experiences that can enhance learning skills and identify learning styles. Using Brain-based learning and multiple intelligences techniques, YAV will integrate
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
One 4th grade teacher wrote in her STEAM evaluation, "As the students demonstrated their home‐made instruments, I could tell they understood the scientific concepts of decibels, frequency, hertz and timbre."
Image: An early childhood program National YA Week celebrates the many contributions that Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliates have made to schools and communities nationwide through their arts in education programs. In honor of YA Week, Young Audiences Arts for Learning Miami held multiple residency program and events across Miami-Dade County including programs in 43 early childhood
The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art, and Young Audiences are thrilled to present the inaugural TODDLER TAKEOVER: an arts festival for the very young, May 31-June 2, 2014, at the Woodruff Arts Center. This one-of-a-kind experience will feature performances of all six original productions of the Alliance Theatre for the Very Young, the debut of the Atlanta Symphony'
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.
Mike Kachuba has been working with Arts for Learning Connecticut for the past few years as a teaching artist and consultant and was promoted to Education Manager in 2011.
A Great New York Times article by Perri Klass, M.D. on the benefits of early musical education.
In celebration of the Young Audiences 60th anniversary, the YA community wants to see and hear your YA stories. We’re giving away a FREE Young Audiences 60 th anniversary Tote Bag with each submission. In return, we just ask you to send us a short 150-250 word story or a couple of minutes of video (format: MP4, MOV, WMV) describing how a YA program increased your appreciation of the arts whether