Network Initiatives

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
Carla Fernandez-Soto and many others from the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network and other arts organizations are attending the Growing Up with the Arts national conference in Miami, Florida this week. Here are her thoughts on a breakout session about a digital storytelling program in Cleveland, Ohio.
On Tuesday, March 15, Young Audiences Maryland and the national organization partnered with the Thomas Jefferson Elementary-Middle School in Baltimore, Maryland to film arts integrated programs in action.
The “Find Your Voice” program is a 2-3 week long digital storytelling residency that gives middle school students the opportunity to study and discuss issues that are important to them through experimentation with digital media, movie making, and the art of storytelling under the direction of professional teaching artists.
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.
“Please don’t cut down all my trees, I need the earth to breathe! Won’t you help me?” This may sound like a line from Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi,” but it’s actually the beginning of the chorus from a song co-written and produced by students and teaching artists from the Red House Program, a segment of Young Audiences of Rochester’s “Rochester Summer Scholars Program”. The Rochester Summer
Young Audiences' highly successful Immersive Game Design program was featured in the latest NEA Arts quarterly magazine.
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...
Young Audiences of Indiana has successfully launched their after-school program by incorporating dance into video game design. Putting art in the context of fun technology, the program teaches kids how to develop video game design into a future career. Read more at IndyStar.
Young Audiences of Indiana's Metlife Grant residency has officially launched this month with the first pilot in a local public school. This first residency is called "Stay in the Game: Visual Styles" and combines the arts of visual street art design and video game design while addressing issues of environmental awareness. Visual artist Holly Combs has introduced the students to her street art