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 Announces Four New Recipients of National Residency Teaching Artist Credential for 2019
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.
YA of Louisiana Awarded US$2.3 Million Grant to Boost Arts Education at Six Jefferson Parish Schools
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...
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.
“We actually like to draw attention to the fact this is something for people who have lived experience [with mental illness]. There shouldn’t be any shame in it; it should be something people are appreciated for and [they should be] applauded for their openness.” - Mental Wellness Center CEO Annmarie Cameron If you consider yourself an artist in any medium, you’ve probably encountered the healing
“The arts add more than activity, beauty, creativity and joy. They also add megabucks to the local economy; a new national study shows.” - Dawn DeCwikiel-Kane, author of article “Study Finds Arts” There is a conversation that every artist has had at least once in their life regarding their career. You’ll start by saying “I’m going to school to study art, music, digital media….” And the response
“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
Often times the word art gets thrown around in a community, and most of the time people don’t understand what that means. What is a Community Arts Center? What are the arts afterschool programs? The importance of having a saturated arts culture in a community is colossal. This has been proven time and time again through studies focusing on the academic improvement in students, improvement in home
Registration is now open for Upcoming Creative Learning Lab Events presented by Young Audiences Arts for Learning Affiliate Think360 Arts for Learning! Creative Learning Labs are half-day workshops on a variety of topics relevant to educators, teaching artists, and arts education providers. They help leaders explore how to create, support, and sustain education environments that foster creativity
The Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliate in Dallas, Texas, Big Thought, has been busy organizing numerous arts integrated programs and events. Mario Tarradell, Public Relations & Marketing Manager at Big Thought, shared some of the biggest program highlights from the lone star state. We are proud to feature some of these feature stories on the national website. Chelsea Mayo is the
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) is issuing an invitation for arts educators interested in serving as adjudicators of the high school student work collected from diverse school settings across the nation as part of the 2015-16 Model Cornerstone Assessment (MCA) Pilot Project.
With the rapid development of technology, the jobs that will exist for our next generation haven’t even been invented yet. And this makes it even tougher for today’s students. Along with learning math, science and writing, kids also have to learn how to be inventive, resourceful and imaginative. Our new entrepreneurial economy requires individuals to be both independent workers and successful
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.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Maryland's Program to Prevent Summer Learning Loss in Baltimore City Schools
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...
"Inside Arts" Program Brings Calligraphy to students at the Bartholomew County Youth Services Center
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...
First in the Nation: Arts Education included in Recently Released New Jersey School Performance Reports
"Research shows a strong connection between arts education and success in college and career," said Education Commissioner Chris Cerf.
On November 4, 2013, WYPR 88.1 FM featured a segment focused on Young Audiences Maryland’s (YA) efforts to align arts instruction with the new Common Core State Standards for math and English/language arts. As the report by Gwendolyn Glenn describes, the Common Core is a set of educational standards that lay out what students need to learn in each grade in the areas of math, reading and language
Witt Siasoco, Arts Coordinator at The Canvas, has been chosen as one of seven artists to participate in a new venture in Minneapolis. The Canvas is a partnership between COMPAS (our YA affiliate in Minneapolis) and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation. Creative CityMaking is a partnership between Intermedia Arts and the City of Minneapolis that fosters collaborations between local artists and City
Article by Jane Remer posted on Education Update
By Dr. Carol Fineberg, Evaluation & Assessment Consultant As the pressure to prove the worth and utility of the arts -- music, visual art and design, dance, theater, media -- in the education of children and youth in this country and others continues, it is clear that issues regarding evaluation in general and assessment practices in specific will persist. This blog attempts to set light on