We are deeply proud of and inspired by the efforts of our affiliates as they navigate new realities and forge new and innovative ways of expanding student learning through the arts. Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing these stories of support and resilience that are emerging from across the Young Audiences Arts for Learning Network.
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.
Registration is now open for Digital Transformations, a National arts-in-education conference presented by Young Audiences Arts for Learning and The Center for Arts Inspired Learning. The conference will be held April 20-22, 2017 at the Metropolitan at the 9 Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. Join us as we bring together experts in the fields of arts, education, and technology to discuss the intersection
Jones Soda and YA: Inspiring Students Through Photography - An interview with Teaching Artist Ryan Upp
Jones Soda Co. and Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) began their partnership in early 2014 with the Launch of the Jones Soda Photography Program. This partnership highlights the emphasis that both organizations place on the importance of the arts and arts education to our students. From the start, Jones Soda established the importance of the arts to both its corporate culture and visual
On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Young Audiences New York, our affiliate in NYC, showcased the outstanding work created by students through its LINK NYC after-school program. Students were paired with corporate mentors from industry-leading companies such as AMC, Facebook and Now This Media, among others.
Contributed by Cory Wilkerson, Project Manager, National Coalition for Core Arts Standards Ms. Cory Wilkerson is the Project Manager for the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards and serves on the Media Arts Committee. Ms. Wilkerson has taught Theatre Arts and film K-12 as a teaching artist and classroom teachers; her current work has been in arts standards and assessment. She also serves as
YA Spotlight: Fashion Photographer and #YAAfterparty Co-chair Sophie Elgort Talks YA, Photography & Artistic Inspiration
Sophie Elgort is a fashion photographer born and raised in New York City. She began snapping photos from a young age, inspired by her father, photographer Arthur Elgort. She studied at Brown University and spent summers experiencing all angles of the fashion industry, learning from the best including Azzedine Alaïa and Vogue.
As our campaign to curb summer learning loss comes to a close, we have also been busy preparing for the upcoming school year by creating new and innovative programs. These arts integrated programs will have students engaged and looking forward to their classes.
We are less than two weeks away from Building pARTnerships through Community Connections , a national arts-in-education conference in the heart of Kansas City. The host team at Young Audiences Arts for Learning has developed a free conference app that will allow you to explore the diverse selection of breakout sessions, familiarize yourself with our inspiring keynote speakers, and receive
Jones Soda and Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) announce their partnership with the launch of the Jones Soda Photography Curriculum, which was created to teach kids about the art of photography. Jones Soda is a leading premium beverage company known for its variety of flavors and innovative labeling technique that incorporates always-changing photos sent in from its consumers.
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.
Many EACH Alumni describe their time in the program as transformative. For some it was through the artistic rigor, for others it simply allowed them to surround themselves with like-minded people and encouraged them to open up and become more confident in their art and themselves.
Arts as a core subject: Ben Folds is an arts education advocate who is able to make the issues surrounding arts education transparent. He is able to use his position to make sure that educators and policy makers know that people “will not stand for moving the arts out of the way for ‘more important’ things... read more.
Research has shown that middle school is a critical development point for young people, and a time where the foundation for future learning and success is built. In order to help establish this solid foundation, the MetLife Learning for Life program was created. The MetLife Learning for Life program focuses on creating specially designed residencies for middle school students, led by Young
Young Audiences of Houston is Proud to Present "The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth" A Live-Action Graphic Novel Performance
The Intergalactic Nemesis merges comic book and radio play formats into a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience and a new art form: the Live-Action Graphic Novel. Three actors voice the dozens of characters, a foley artist creates all the sound effects, and a pianist plays a cinematic score, while more than 1,250 individual full-color and high-resolution comic book panels tell a hilarious action/
"We realized that this was the first school that would infuse recording arts, film-making, and game design. It is a groundbreaking concept and it is our expectation that every student will graduate and have a letter of acceptance to a college at the time of graduation..."
Participants in the workshop experienced hands-on activities and learned from the collaborative YA approach based on the YA IDEA model for Design Thinking as a framework for 21st century skills, STEAM, and...
Strong Connections Between the new NCCAS and CCSS: An Interview with Nancy Rubino of the College Board
"The CCSS encourage the use of 'digital media and visual displays of data' to inform and enhance student writing and presentations. There is a great opportunity there for media arts teachers, working cross - disciplinarily and in their own classrooms, to connect to and build on this expectation – to use it as a point of departure for deeper and more meaningful use of visual and multimedia expression."
Technology and music are intertwined and it is a similar thought process-- like building one of the old YA websites was in a sense a multimedia version of music composition...
On Monday, March 4, YANY celebrated their anniversary event, the Children's Arts Award Benefit at the Cipriani Wall Street.
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
The Young Audiences National staff and I are very excited about the launch of our new blog where we’ll be posting commentary on news events, sharing different perspectives from the YA network, and engaging in candid discussion about the biggest issues surrounding arts-in-education today. WhyArts is a blog for everyone, not just the Young Audiences affiliate network. I’ll be one of many