This summer, Young Audiences of Abilene welcomed Talan Cobb as its new Executive Director. Operating as part of the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council (ACAC), Young Audiences of Abilene brings together schools, communities, and professional teaching artists, creating programs that help make the arts an integral part of education for students in the community. We spoke with Talan about her
Atlanta-Based ArtsNow Explores Arts-Integrated Teaching and Learning at First Virtual Foundational Seminar
An annual, three-day professional learning event, ArtsNow’s Foundational Seminar invites teams of K-8 educators from across the Southeastern United States to explore arts-integrated, standards-aligned instructional strategies that promote student learning, innovation, and achievement. This year’s Foundational Seminar, delivered via dynamic, Zoom-based virtual sessions, continued ArtsNow’s tradition of inspiring teachers to nurture creativity as they plan for the upcoming school year - whatever it may look like.
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.
In its first major grant announcement of fiscal year 2020, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has named the recipients of federal funding for arts projects. Included in the NEA’s announcement are three Young Audiences affiliates, who received Art Works grants ranging from $35,000 to $75,000. Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington was awarded $35,000 to support its Teaching Artist
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.
YA of Louisiana's Christopher Sheard Receives Distinguished Teaching Artist Award from Yale School of Music
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
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
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
The demographics and functionality of a standard classroom today are ever changing. I would think it’s safe to say that there is no longer one “right” way to go about teaching the ever-developing young minds that fill the room. So, the question on every educators’ mind should be this: How do I teach and prepare my students in the best way possible? While the answer to that question might not be
"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
What do the arts do for kids? How does it help them? Their families? Their schools? The answer to these questions are not out of reach thanks to the meaningful work that takes place across the country through Young Audiences affiliate organizations. Young Audiences of New York (YANY) has provided an opportunity like no other for the children of New York City. The programs that YANY hosts are
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
Arts for Learning, the Indiana Affiliate of Young Audiences, is looking for an intern to work in their summer programs Arts for Summer Learning, a rigorous literacy program that blends the creativity and discipline of the arts to raise student achievement in reading, and ArtForce, a high school apprenticeship program. They are looking for people who are interested in developing skills related to
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
Incorporating the arts in the healing process not only helps to stimulate the mind, but studies show that the arts can help aid in physical healing as well. According to an article “The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature” by Heather Stuckey “Engagement with creative activities has the potential to contribute toward reducing stress and depression and
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
When Ploi joined Arts for Learning in 2002, she expected to stay for two years, which was the length of the grant for her position. Her background was in early childhood education, and she was intrigued by the idea of an arts organization devoting resources to bring artists into preschool centers. She planned to spend her short term exploring the impact professional artists can make on early childhood providers and on better preparing young children for kindergarten.
Young Audiences N ortheast Texas has already worked for years with teaching artists and education professionals to create programs that enrich and foster development through the arts for children of all ages. But this year, they have expanded their focus to include another important group of students: the teaching artists themselves. YA Northeast Texas launched the Teaching Artist Training
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From African legacies to the Underground Railroad, celebrate the historical heritage and contributions of African-Americans in February with a TEKS-aligned performance that will inspire creative expression in your students! These programs were organized by Young Audiences of Houston. Sister Rosa Parks, the Bus Stops Here Jean Donatto - View Curriculum Guide Here Actress/storyteller Jean Donatto
Math is often stereotypically viewed by society in a negative light, as something that must be “survived” in institutionalized educational settings before being dropped completely upon graduation. People of the anti-math persuasion proffer reasons such as “math is too hard” or “too inaccessible” to explain their abhorrence of numerical expression and geometric function. The question that must be
Young Audiences of Northeast Texas will be offering a program that will give local artists the opportunity to receive training to cultivate the skills necessary to create arts-integrated residencies to offer at local schools. A residency is a sequential series of classroom visits by one artist, designed to help students gain proficiency in a particular art form by immersing them in a long-term