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 part of our ongoing Resilience Through the Arts series, Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is pleased to spotlight the efforts of our peers in the field as they uplift and sustain student learning in the arts during these challenging times.
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.
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.
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
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 (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.
This summer, the National Office of Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) welcomed summer intern Josie Blatt, a rising Junior and Sociology Major at Hamilton College. On the last day of her internship, we sat down with Josie to learn more about what drew her to Young Audiences, from her passion for the arts to her college studies. Josie shared what she learned and accomplished at YA, and how she will carry those lessons into her future work.
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
Included in the NEA's second major funding announcement for FY19 is an Art Works grant of $15,000 to Young Audiences Arts for Learning (Young Audiences) to support the National Professional Learning Series, a year-long professional development program for teaching artists, staff, and executive leaders in the field of arts in education.
New York, NY (April 12, 2019) -- Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) has introduced a Resolution to the House of Representatives designating the weeks of April 14 through 27, 2019, as National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week) . The designation of YA Week will honor the contributions Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) has made to schools nationwide through arts-in-education
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.
Chicago Arts Partnership in Education (CAPE), Young Audiences Arts for Learning's Chicago-based affiliate, was recently awarded US$2.3 million by the US Department of Education, in the form of an Assistance for Arts Education Development and Dissemination (AAEDD) grant. The award will fund a four-year program called STEAM Ahead. CAPE will partner with the Park Forest-Chicago Heights School
An executive arts management position is now available at Arts for Learning Connecticut, Young Audiences Arts for Learning's Connecticut affiliate. To apply, please send a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and contact information for three references to by February 28, 2019.
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...
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.
YA Network affiliates Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA), ArtsNow Learning (ArtsNow), and Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), have each been awarded more than US$2.25 million in funding over four years to advance pioneering projects in the arts integration field. These winning initiatives represent three out of only 22 AAEDD grants awarded for FY18, culled from more than 90 applications.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning (Young Audiences) today announced the launch of its National Residency Teaching Artist Credential (TAC) program, a new initiative that articulates what effective, high quality teaching artistry looks like in K-12 school-based residencies, and formally endorses exceptional teaching artists who embody excellence in four competency areas: Artistry, Instruction, Preparation & Planning, and Community.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is pleased to congratulate YA Affiliate Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington on its selection to receive an Art Works grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the organization’s Teaching Artist Studio (TA Studio) program. Founded in 2013, the TA Studio is a professional development initiative serving teaching artists in Oregon and
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 661-817-3577
Throughout history, the arts have played a positive role in healing the mind, body and spirit. According to “The effects of an arts intervention program in a community mental health setting: A collaborative approach” by Anne W. Lipe “…arts interventions offer opportunities for emotional expression and social interaction and have been shown to improve motivation, to increase personal empowerment
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
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia is proud to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Christine Everly. Everly joins YAV with 30+ years of business experience as a financial services executive with Bank of America. She completed her MBA and BBA at Temple University. Everly observed first-hand how the arts affected the lives and development of her own children, and this
Every Second Saturday at 1:00 pm Young Audiences of Western New York will be offering free, family, interactive programming at the Buffalo downtown Central library. These programs will be located at the Ring of Knowledge at the base of the escalators on the main floor. This Saturday teaching artist Aitina Fareed Cooke illustrates stories of endurance through hardships. Aitina serves as the
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
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
On September 9 and 10, 2016, a thousand educators, campus and district leaders, and teaching artists from across Texas gathered at the Alley Theatre and Jones Hall in downtown Houston for the 6th annual Houston Arts Partners Conference.
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).
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.
Young Audiences interviews Growing up with the Arts Key Speaker Alberto Carvalho, nationally recognized Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public School District!
Arts for Learning San Diego - in partnership with San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, the California Alliance for Arts Education, and the San Diego County Office of Education - will be hosting a two-day event March 17-18, to celebrate student achievement and highlight the great arts programs in the San Diego Unified (SDUSD) and Chula Vista Elementary(CVESD) School Districts. This event,
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.
YANY's Literature to Life program has been asked by the Gaillard Center of Charleston, SC to present a performance and professional development workshop based on Zora - the work of Zora Neale Hurston. This PD workshop is focused on social justice and will be led by YANY staff members and teaching artists at the Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School.
This week in Arlington, Virginia, the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) 2015 National Forum: The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success is in full swing. Some of the nation’s most influential arts and education leaders will convene to explore arts-centered solutions as states across the country implement higher learning expectations aimed at ensuring America’s young people leave high school ready for college, careers, and citizenship.
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
The Arts for Learning Initiative is a year-long program designed to bring teachers, artists and administrators together to gain an understanding of the pedagogy and arts integration methods that serve as the foundation for the Arts for Learning (A4L) curriculum while also learning strategies for implementing these practices in new and innovative ways in their own classrooms.
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 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
Think 360 Arts for Learning, in collaboration with the University of Denver's Morgridge School of Education, will host the 2015 Institute for Creative Teaching from June 22 to June 26, 2015 . This in-depth, week-long summer institute offers educators, artists and administrators opportunities for professional development, featuring lectures and workshops from inspiring leaders on the theory and
The fifth annual Houston Arts Partners Conference , connects teachers, artists, administrators, non-profit organizations, industry professionals and educators for a weekend of live arts performances, expert-led panel discussions, and informative lectures and presentations on arts education and arts integration. This year's conference, "The Arts Fuel Innovation," examines the relationship between
The arts have been linked with numerous academic benefits that help to rectify the disparity of achievement that traditionally exists between students in high poverty areas and their more financially able peers. In a 2012 study, The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth, by Catterall, J.S., Dumais, S.A. & Hampden-Thompson, it was found that students with low socioeconomic status but high arts
More than 50 teachers at five Jefferson Parish Schools will participate in Arts-Integrated training sessions hosted by Young Audiences of Louisiana. The professional development is being made possible by a $347,000 federal grant received by the Jefferson Parish School District. The training program starts with a four day session this week, January 26-29 at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and will
What does the future of Young Audiences look like? The answer depends on those who lead the organization today - and those who will lead someday soon. T he emphasis on identifying and nurturing the next generation of leaders is best illustrated by the Young Audiences Emerging Leadership Institute funded through a grant from the American Express Foundation. The impact ELI is making is best
97% of business leaders rate creativity as increasingly important in the U.S. workplace, but 85% of these employers say that can’t find the creative applicants they seek. ( Navigator: Facts & Figures by Americans for the Arts and Vans Custom Culture – from Ready to Innovate by Lichtenberg, J., Wiick, C., & Wright, M. (2008) ). Countless studies show that the arts promote creativity,
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
Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland's Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) was featured last month by a NPR Affiliate WYPR. Read more.
Amy Baskin stated that "the purpose of bringing in Ms. Erickson was to partner with the schools to increase the capacity of the teachers to use art as a teaching strategy," and that "students who have high exposure to the arts are five times less likely to drop out of school and two times more likely to be able to go to college."
Young Audiences of Western New York, in conjunction with Arts Partners for Learning will host the 7th Annual Patricia Cotsen Arts Abilities Conference. Arts and cultural community representatives, educational program leaders, and human service providers are invited to learn about best practices in arts and cultural education through workshops led by community organizations participating in the
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...
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.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia will be hosting a free workshop to introduce arts-in-education concepts for Early Childhood and Preschool ages. Attendees will make correlations between brain development and appropriate arts experiences that can enhance learning skills and identify learning styles. Using Brain-based learning and multiple intelligences techniques, YAV will integrate
Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) and Young Audiences of Western New York (YA-WNY) are excited to announce the launch of the first ever Buffalo Emerging Leaders Institute , to take place July 13-16, 2014. Building on the success of YA’s national Emerging Leaders Institute model, the Buffalo Institute will serve approximately 25 emerging leaders in the arts in Western New York. The Institute
Transforming Education with STEAM is a seminar offered by the Teaching Artist Institute (TAI), a collaborative project between the Maryland affiliate of Young Audiences, the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS), and the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). TAI brings artists and teachers together to rethink learning through arts integration. We believe we can create the best
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...
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...
The whole conference began with a smashing performance by Illstyle and Peace Productions... Read more.
This spring, join arts education professionals from throughout the country to the Young Audiences Arts for Learning 60th Anniversary National Conference.
MOVING FORWARD : Arts and Education in the Age of Globalization April 24-27, 2013 The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45 th St. NY NY 10017 • 212.661.9600 Registration is closed for the 60th Anniversary National Conference Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at The Roosevelt Hotel 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration Thursday, April 25, 2013 at The Roosevelt Hotel 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:30 am 9:30 am Registration
The NEA Arts Education Director, Ayanna Hudson will lead an Art Works guidelines workshop for potential arts education applicants on February 12, 2013, from 1 pm to 2 pm EST.
Get SMART Resources for Your Students! Featuring Young Audiences of Maryland Teaching Artists Laura Zam & Sue Trainor Experience seasoned Young Audiences of Maryland artists co-teaching with fellow Harford County Title I teachers! All attendees will receive the new SMART lesson guide—full of arts-integrated lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards. Arts elements posters and helpful
Young Audiences annual national conference aims to serve 250 participants who work for, support or partner with the 30 YA affiliates across the country. Participants include the leadership, education/ programmatic, fund raising/marketing organizational staff; board members; teaching artists, and partner teachers/administrators—a diverse group of people engaged in improving student access to arts and arts integrated learning.
Please join the Houston Arts Partners community as they welcome educators from the surrounding 53 school districts in our region to discover the why, what, and the how of building a community of Arts Partnerships for your classroom and students. This day of learning includes, 14 grade-level specific presentations, two panel discussions, an inspirational keynote speech and many resources to begin
Young Audiences Arts for Learning has reached a significant milestone in 2012: Its 60th Anniversary. The Leadership Conference is a special event in recognition of this milestone. This year, the Leadership conference sessions will be held at The Princeton Club of New York on Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16 and The Yale Club on Saturday, November 17. This Leadership conference is
The Teaching Artist Institute August 7–Dec 20, 2012 Young Audiences of San Diego and Lemon Grove School District The Teaching Artist Training is a comprehensive, 20-week opportunity, which includes access to quality instruction from curriculum specialists renowned in their field, one-on-one coaching with mentor teaching artists and practical teaching experience in the classroom. Who Should Apply