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.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Welcomes Pittsburgh-Based Arts Ed Collaborative as Western Pennsylvania Affiliate
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.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning announces the addition of two new members to its National Board of Directors. The newly elected trustees, Marguerite “Rite” Moisio and Robert Sprung, join the esteemed business, educational, artistic, and philanthropic leaders who sit on the National Board of Young Audiences Arts for Learning.
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.
Professional Learning Travel Award Recipient Harlan Brownlee Reflects on Recent Visit to Young Audiences of Louisiana
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.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Receives Grant from The NAMM Foundation to Support 2020 Nonprofit Management Institute
Young Audiences Arts for Learning (Young Audiences) has been named a grant recipient of The NAMM Foundation. This award will be used to support, sustain, and expand The NAMM Foundation Nonprofit Management Institute, which has been organized and implemented by Young Audiences for the past three consecutive years. Held annually in conjunction with The NAMM Show, the Nonprofit Management Institute serves a wide range of organizations supporting music learning opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.
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.
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
Young Audiences to Provide Project Management, Communications Support to SEADAE as Part of New Agreement
SEADAE and Young Audiences announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Young Audiences will provide communications, data collection, technology, daily operations, and project management support services to SEADAE.
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.
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.
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, 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
Are you an artist? Building Healthy Families is looking for families and community groups to hold an art station/workshop for families to engage in during the event. For more information contact Reyna Olaguez firstname.lastname@example.org 661-817-3577
The Young Audiences Arts for Learning Annual Leadership Forum, in its 27th year, is a great opportunity for the entire Young Audiences Arts for Learning community to actively engage with your peers in an exciting two days of celebration, networking and professional learning. The Forum begins on Thursday evening, October 19th at 6:30 p.m. at YA’s 65th Anniversary Gala, held this year at the
"Incorporating music into almost any class can be a great way to teach content—and it doesn’t take special training or expensive resources." - Maria Alegria Music as an artform is malleable, constantly changing, and complex as a language. Which is why music is always perceived in so many ways. The task of incorporating music into an academic setting can often seem daunting if you don’t have a
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
SummerREADS July 10- Augus t 17 Serves Baltimore City Public Schools K-8 students. Kids and families alike are looking forward to six weeks of summer fun at seven beautifully renovated city schools libraries. We're getting ready to read with local hip-hop, dance, music, and theater artists! Students will participate in hands-on storytelling activities with help from special guests, including Art
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia (YAV) and Old Dominion University College of Education present 2017's Inspiring Teachers Conference! The Inspiring Teachers Conference is an unforgettable learning opportunity for teachers to energize their classroom methods, learn arts-integration techniques, and try different approaches to core curriculum through hands-on experiences with different art
Join Young Audiences of Massachusetts as they present Youth Arts Coordinator Summit: A free, fun filled morning of learning, planning and networking! This event will allow you to have more time to network with fellow youth arts coordinators and to connect directly with YAMASS artists. When: Tuesday morning, May 16, 2017 Where: First Parish Church At this event you will: meet YAMA's world-class
Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland Presents The Teaching Artist Institute Fair: Engaging Workshops in the Arts
Young Audiences/ Arts for Learning Maryland invites principals, teachers, families, community members, and kids of all ages will enjoy an afternoon of interactive demonstrations with 9 professional teaching artists. All are welcome! Come out and engage in workshops that will inspire you to bring the arts and the artists into your OWN classrooms! You will be able to select three of these in which
Join Young Audiences of Houston as High School Mentors in our Come and Explore Summer Camp , helping introduce youth to arts-based and arts-integration programming in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. Young Audiences of Houston is seeking enthusiastic rising High School Juniors and Seniors to join us as High School Mentors as part of our Come and Explore Summer Camp . The Young Audiences of
Are you looking for something to do this summer? ArtWorks will be hiring 30 youth for Summer 2017. Applications are due May 5th by 4pm . ArtWorks is a paid youth apprenticeship program in the arts for high school students ages 14-18 who reside in the City of Buffalo. This summer, Young Audiences of Western New York will hire student apprentices to work in teams to flex their creative muscles and
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
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).
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
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/
“Has your board had a serious conversation about diversity and inclusion?” This is a simple question, but it opens the door to a topic that is increasingly important in an ever diversifying world. With the rise of globalization and the ability to communicate with a global audience readily accessible, having a diverse leadership structure with a solid cultural competence to direct your organization’s efforts is of the utmost importance.
I was thrilled to take part in this professional development opportunity along with thirteen colleagues from the YA network. I was expecting a conference which focused solely on managerial best practices and creating strong connections with colleagues from the YA network. But the agenda went way beyond my initial expectations...
The seventy-five attendees were immersed in learning about the current status of arts assessment across the nation including work from Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Tennessee, Florida, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Michigan
Last week, July 13-16, Young Audiences Arts for Learning and Young Audiences of Western New York kicked off their Buffalo Emerging Leadership Institute to great success. The institute was a three day event tasked with bringing artists, non-profit administrators, teachers and other arts education professionals together in a more focused and encouraging peer-to-peer environment.
This August, Young Audiences welcomed 22 participants from 16 YA affiliates and arts organizations to Houston, TX for a 3-day convening on leadership in the field of arts and education...
Presented in partnership with Young Audiences of Houston, the Young Audiences Arts in Education Leadership Institute is an intensive, year-long professional learning opportunity for aspiring leaders...
The Young Audiences Arts for Learning's 60th Anniversary culminated in the National Conference that took place in New York City at the Roosevelt Hotel this past April. The 60th Anniversary National Conference was a resounding success with three amazing keynote speakers and a variety of breakout sessions providing professional development opportunities. Below are excerpts from the conference
Kim Dawson, Program and Marketing Director at Young Audience of Massachusetts, has been selected as an Aspen Ideas Fellow...
Article by Jane Remer posted on Education Update
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