Network Initiatives

Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s Affili-Nation column spotlights the hardworking individuals across the YA Network who make it possible for our affiliates to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Our latest publication features Sarah Frazier from Young Audiences New York. Young Audiences New York (YANY), one of the YA Network’s longest-standing affiliates, recently
Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s Affili-Nation column spotlights the hardworking individuals across the YA network who make it possible for our affiliates to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Our latest publication features Pam Walker from ArtsNow.
“The arts honor the uniqueness of each individual, invite opportunities to control learning through creative choices, and allow young people to explore a variety of ways to communicate.” – Kristina Berdan – Education Director of Young Audiences of Maryland Often, an organization is only perceived through its events, programs, and results (as it is intended to). Affili-Nations mission is to
Often, an organization is only perceived through its events, programs, and results (as it is intended to). Affili-Nations mission is to introduce the YA community to the incredible people in each Affiliate organization who make the magic happen. Meet Omote Ekwotafia – Program Manager of Young Audiences of Louisiana To Omote, arts-in-education means an opportunity to meaningfully engage youth in
Often, an organization is only perceived through its events, programs, and results (as it is intended to). Affili-Nations mission is to introduce the YA community to the incredible people in each Affiliate organization who make the magic happen. Meet Marty Arvizu – Director of Marketing and Business Development of Kansas City YA Marty Arvizu says that ‘Arts in education’ is the most creative way
“The arts are the life blood of every school and community” Often, an organization is only perceived through its events, programs, and results (as it is intended to). Affili-Nations mission is to introduce the YA community to the incredible people in each Affiliate organization who make the magic happen. Meet Mary Curry Mettenbrink – Executive Director of YA Houston. Mary Curry Mettenbrink said
Often, an organization is only perceived through its events, programs, and results (as it is intended to). Affili-Nations mission is to introduce the YA community to the incredible people in each Affiliate organization who make the magic happen. Meet Diane Hunt, Executive Director for Young Audiences of Abilene. Diane accepted the position as Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene as a
David Dik, national executive d irector of Young Audiences, discusses the role of technology in the arts education field and how technological advancements have created more openings for expression and study. David Dik is the first Arts Education Partnership (AEP) guest blogger for Education Commission of the States' Ed Note blog. Mr. Dik writes how technology is becoming more evident in all
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
Sheena Jeffers, Arts Integration Director, Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia Who doesn’t know the story “The Three Little Pigs”? Houses built of straw, sticks, and bricks. A big bad wolf huffs and puffs. Only the brick house stands. The wolf is defeated. In a traditional classroom, this might have been a reading lesson. Kids sitting at desks. Books in hand. Maybe the teacher would
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is very pleased to announce that effective July 1, Emily Garvie will assume the position of Executive Director of Young Audiences of Northern California. Emily has been a staff member of Young Audiences of Northern California for the past four years, serving in fundraising and development and, most recently, as Interim Executive Director. Emily brings experience
New York, NY (June 29, 2015) Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is pleased to announce that Paula Kascel has joined the national staff as its new Director of Development. In this role, Paula will be advancing YA’s annual fundraising and sponsorship goals, ensuring support for its arts-in-education programs, conferences, and initiatives. Paula has extensive experience in fundraising, long-
This honor is awarded by ABC 7 and the National Association of Women Business Owners Buffalo Niagara to shine the spotlight on outstanding women who do extraordinary things in Western New York.
"I saw my first live stage production when I was 8 years old, on the campus of the University of Minnesota, and I absolutely loved it. That experience ignited a spark of passion in me, and inspired me to embrace the wonderful world of storytelling through live theatre."
"Theater was my entry point to learning history, culture, science…This is the real reason I love acting: To me, acting was learning."
We would like to congratulate Lisa Muci, the Program Director of Arts Partners, Wichita (the Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliate in Kansas). Lisa Muci was awarded a Sphinx MPower Artist Grant...
The Board of Directors of Arts Partners is pleased to announce that Aimee Geist will serve as the organization’s new Executive Director. Geist replaces Katie Lynn, who is retiring after serving 14 years as Executive Director.
April is drawing ever closer and bringing with it the promise of a hugely successful YA National Conference in San Diego! The final preparations for Where Art Lives are in overdrive. I have been a part of the YA family for just over two months now, working at the YA National Office as the Marketing Intern. One of my main assignments is helping with the National Conference and I am working on many
Young Audiences Arts for Learning would like to welcome Eileen Doyle as Executive Director of Young Audiences New York.
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) recently joined the National Young Audiences Arts for Learning network. Below are impressions of CAPE from their current Development and Marketing Associate, Michelle Green. I first learned about Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) while I was researching my Art Education Masters thesis at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. What was
Kim Dawson, Program and Marketing Director at Young Audience of Massachusetts, has been selected as an Aspen Ideas Fellow...
Mike Kachuba has been working with Arts for Learning Connecticut for the past few years as a teaching artist and consultant and was promoted to Education Manager in 2011.
Congratulations to Bill Griggs, Executive Director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virigina. On Sunday, he received the Vianne B. Webb award for lifetime achievement during the 2012 Alli Awards, sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads. Bill Griggs has been managing arts education programs for more than thirty years. Read the full article in the Virginian-Pilot.
Marcus joined Young Audiences as the Communications Associate this March - he will help manage YA's new Website in addition to press outreach. He previously worked at the Brooklyn Museum publicizing special exhibitions and the Museum's Public Programs including the popular Target First Saturdays. Marcus grew up in Maryland and moved to New York to work on his BFA at the Cooper Union. When he is