Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week)

Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week) is an annual advocacy and awareness initiative when the YA Network works collectively to shine a light on the importance of arts-in-education. 

First championed in 1971 by conductor Leonard Bernstein, YA Week has grown into a two-week, nationwide celebration of arts-in-education. Each spring, the YA Network joins forces to raise national and local awareness about arts-in-education initiatives through public performances, special events, and other programs. YA Week is a opportunity to showcase for the network's Congressional stakeholders the great work being carried out in their districts. Individual supporters of YA and the arts are also encouraged celebrate YA Week by contacting local legislators regarding the importance of arts-in-education and showing support for the arts on social media with #YAweek


YA Week 2020 Will Be Held April 5-18!  Details on YA Week events, advocacy resources, and more ways to celebrate and support will be posted to this page in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to our social media channels and subscribe to our newsletter for the latest information!


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Advocacy Resources - helpful resources to help you become an advocate for the arts and arts-in-education