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.
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.
We continue to monitor guidance and regulations regarding COVID-19, while prioritizing the safety and wellbeing of Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s national and affiliate staff, trustees, teaching artists, educational partners, and of course, students. Under the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ‘New York On Pause’ order, the YA National Office has temporarily moved its operations online. We are committed to partnering with our network and the field-at-large as we navigate new realities and forge innovative ways to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts.
YA's Chicago Affiliate, CAPE, Announces Commitment To Compensate Teaching Artists During Coronavirus Shutdown
Our Chicago affiliate just announced their extraordinary commitment to pay hourly CAPE teaching artists 75% of their teaching rate in compensation for their loss of instructional time during the coronavirus school shutdown. In recognition if the essential role that teaching artist play in carrying out the organization’s mission, CAPE has committed almost $100,000 from its organizational reserve fund to support their teaching artists through the end of this school year.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Save the Date! Young Audiences of Massachusetts is presenting their annual Fall Performing Showcase Their Annual Fall Performing Artist Showcase is your opportunity to: see the majority of YAMA's performing artists in action--performing special preview versions of their programs for a student audience network with youth arts coordinators from around the Commonwealth meet YAMA staff and discuss
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
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
In celebration of their 55 th anniversary, Arts for Learning Indiana hosted a night of performance, drinks and dancing entitled, ArtRiot!. On this autumn evening, a crowd of over 100 community members, teachers and Arts for Learning board members gathered to enjoy the broad range of artistic talents brought forth from local artists. Haley Baas, the affiliate’s marketing and communications manager
During the training, the teachers became students, walking through each unit and participating in the different learning exercises to get a good grasp on how things were done.
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 Houston and Houston Arts Partners are proud to present their 5th annual Houston Arts Partners Conference. The conference will be held September 11 and 12, 2015 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This year’s conference theme, The Arts Fuel Innovation , places the focus on the relationship between the arts and vital components of tomorrow’s creative economy: creativity,
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
YA Maryland Teaching Artist uses collaborative songwriting and composing to teach kids history and science lessons.
"I worked with the Scholars K-8 teachers to create a series of Hip Hop writing workshops to strengthen students’ comprehension skills. In the two weeks I was at the school, students wrote songs about the writing process, how to count money and use decimals, as well as climate and how humans affect the environment." Read more...
Artists-in-Education Residency Grant Program Allows Students in 3 New Jersey Schools to Create 3-D Sculptures and Original Theatrical Productions!
Students at the Montclair Cooperative, a middle school in Montclair, NJ, have fastidiously worked on their 3-D digital designs that will soon be transformed into kinetic sculptures, some using a 3-D printer... This digital design program is made possible by a New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ AIE Residency Grant.
Building Partnerships through Community Connections addresses pertinent issues in the arts-in-education field, such as developing sustainable community partnerships, strengthening advocacy efforts, and creating large-scale programs that demonstrate the power of collective impact.
Bringing Arts Equity and Access to CT classrooms: A4L Connecticut Launches Arts in Education Initiative
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.
Young Audiences of Western New York Announces the 7th Annual Patricia Cotsen Arts Abilities Conference
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
One 4th grade teacher wrote in her STEAM evaluation, "As the students demonstrated their home‐made instruments, I could tell they understood the scientific concepts of decibels, frequency, hertz and timbre."
Join Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education- an affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning- on June 6th for a culminating display of student talent, including an art exhibition and performances generated by over 900 students. 10 different CPS Fine and Performing Arts magnet schools participated in the Portfolio Design Project , a collaborative process for creating portfolios of individual
“Grit is sticking with your future—day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years—and working really hard to make that future a reality.”
I hope my students will gain a basic understanding of the types of music and movement that have grown out of Hawaiian history. I also hope they will recognize that all people can engage in cultural stewardship, and that learning never has to end.
I was lucky enough to sit in on a Young Audiences New York (YANY) performance of their Literature to Life® Stage Presentation of The Giver, a classic young adult novel by Lois Lowry. The story follows an eleven-year-old boy named Jonas who lives in a futuristic society that has removed all poverty, hunger, war, and prejudice- as well as freedom of choice.
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YA) is kicking off the fall season with three Assembly Artist Showcases across the region. These free preview performances give PTA/PTO constituents the opportunity to see YA teaching artists in action. Students from the host school also attend the performances to show just how engaging the performances are for young learners. I had the
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
The Young Audiences Charter School is opening its doors on Friday, August 9. Young Audiences of Louisiana is celebrating this milestone event with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception. Founded by Young Audiences of Louisiana, the state's leading provider of arts education programs for over 50 years, this new arts-integrated public school is opening in Gretna and will be the only open-
The Plain Dealer recently published a feature story on Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio and their upcoming 60th Anniversary event in September.
The whole conference began with a smashing performance by Illstyle and Peace Productions... Read more.
When I entered the school gym, the teaching artist, Catlin Cobb and twelve students were working on what the kids called the “Group Sculpture”. Each student, assigned with a number, was asked to jump onto the stage and freeze into a spontaneous form... Read more.
Join us as we celebrate Springboard with an evening of international cuisine, entertainment by Springboard Teaching Artists from around the world, and live and silent auctions. Our 2013 Gala: Passport to Springboard will take place on Friday, April 19, 2013. Help us support St. Louis's largest provider of in-school arts-in-education programs and purchase your ticket today at: www.springboardstl.
Last Tuesday, February 12, I went on a field trip to watch some 3rd graders perform Mexican dance at P.S. 163 on the Upper West Side. This Young Audiences New York (YANY) Residency, led by a YANY Teaching Artist...
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
This coming Friday, September 14th is the YA of Connecticut's Fall Artist Showcase from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rotella Magnet School in Waterbury. More than 70 artists will engage students in learning through their interactive performances and workshops.
By Dr. Carol Fineberg, Evaluation & Assessment Consultant As the pressure to prove the worth and utility of the arts -- music, visual art and design, dance, theater, media -- in the education of children and youth in this country and others continues, it is clear that issues regarding evaluation in general and assessment practices in specific will persist. This blog attempts to set light on
"I thought I couldn't make beats out of random things," said Amari Roberts, a seventh-grade student at Imagine Discovery Public Charter School in Baltimore. "But you can make a beat out of anything." Amari learned that everyday objects like barrels and her own feet can be used as instruments during a recent residency program. The residency was one of four at four Maryland middle schools. The new
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