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.
It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Young Audiences National Board Member emerita Anne Straus passed away on Friday, October 4th, at age 97 in her Manhattan home. Anne was a stalwart board member of indefatigable energy and commitment for many decades. Anne composed a short memoir about her time with Young Audiences to commemorate our 60th anniversary, which we share again today in her honor.
Empire State Building Hosts Pharrell Williams in Support of Young Audiences Arts for Learning and The Yellow Ball, in Partnership with American Express
MEDIA ALERT WHO : Pharrell Williams, Grammy-Award Winning Musician David Dik , National Executive Director, Young Audiences Arts for Learning Elizabeth Rutledge , Chief Marketing Officer, American Express WHAT : Pharrell Williams will participate in the ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building in support of Young Audiences Arts for Learning and The Yellow Ball, in partnership with
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
US House Resolution Designates March 27th- April 2nd as National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week
The House resolution, introduced by Representative Leonard Lance (R-NJ) co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, highlights the work of the 30 participating Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliates. As an avid supporter of the arts, he states that “arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines… is an essential element of a complete and well-rounded education for all students”.
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
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 New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania's President and CEO Larry Capo Announces His Retirement Plans
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/
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.
Professional Learning Seminar at the Woodruff Arts Center Kicks Off a National Yearlong Arts Integrated Initiative
The seminar will be attended by over 50 educators, teaching artists, school administrators, and organizational leaders from across the country, making it one of the most significant professional learning seminars ever held for the Arts for Learning curriculum. The Arts for Learning initiative is made possible by JCPenney Cares and its customers who generously donated a portion of their transactions last August to benefit the arts in education.
Young Audiences continues to be the nation's largest source of arts in education programs - reaching 5 million students across the country each year.
"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
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.
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.
The Art Works Grants will Support Arts in Education Initiatives across the United States.
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.
This week the Board and Staff of Think 360 Arts (the YA affiliate in Denver, CO) welcomed Dr. Jay Seller as their new Managing Director, and we bid farewell to retiring Managing Director Jane Hansberry.
Fall has arrived along with a new school year and the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network continues to grow with additions to its leadership team. These recently appointed executive directors showcase the highest caliber of professionalism and leadership. Cary Clarke, ED of Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington Cary Clarke has been a dedicated champion of the arts, education, and
In July of 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution #275 designating the second week of September as National Arts in Education Week. In celebration of this week, Arts Education Partnership collected responses from leaders in the arts in education field that answered this question: “What story about the arts in education still needs to be told?” There were many great
Think 360, our affiliate in Denver, Colorado was featured in Bruce DeBoskey’s column in the Denver Post.
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.
Cynnie Gaasch - Young Audiences of Western New York Executive Director selected for Arts Education Leadership Roles
Young Audiences of Western New York’s Executive Director, Cynnie Gaasch, has been selected for two new leadership roles. Gaasch has been elected Chair of the YA’s Executive Directors Council, and has been selected to participate in the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s Community Arts Education Leadership Institute . In April, YA Executive Directors elected Gaasch to serve as Chair of
US House Resolution and Senate Proclamation Designates National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week
Throughout the US the Young Audiences Affiliate Network will Host More Than 500 Related Events and Programs During This Week...
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.
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
James has been a partner in a private equity firm, a venture capitalist, and an entrepreneur. He has a passion for bringing people together in novel and synergistic ways to drive value for mission-oriented enterprises.
New York, NY (August 27, 2012, 11 a.m. EDT) - To celebrate Young Audiences Arts for Learning's 60 th anniversary, the national office launched an interactive web site that will foster communication within the Young Audiences (YA) network and beyond. The YA web site ( www.youngaudiences.org ) is designed to strengthen and serve YA's online audience. It was developed by rayogram, a company that