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 Young Audiences Arts for Learning Network (YA Network) works collectively to shine a light on the importance of the arts within education.
UPDATE: We have made the difficult decision to postpone YA Week 2020, originally scheduled for April 5-18. We are working to identify the appropriate time, after this immediate health crisis has passed, to engage congress and advocates in this celebration so that our message can be most meaningfully and optimally received. Late-spring and early-fall dates are under consideration and updates will be posted here once available.
SOCIAL MEDIA - spread the word with #YAweek
- Join the #YAweek conversation and tell your followers why the arts are a vital part of education in YOUR community
- Showcase your support with 'I Support ArtsInEducation' #YAweek graphics you can download and post to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
- Subscribe to YA's social media channels for live #YAweek coverage and be sure to like, comment, and re-share!
Facebook: Young Audiences – National | Instagram: @Young_Audiences | Twitter: @YoungAudiences_
ADVOCATE - resources to help you address leaders in your community about the importance of arts-in-education for all children
- Find Your Representatives by Zip Code
- ArtsEdSearch (AEP)
- Advocacy Toolkit for Organizations and Individuals (AFTA)
- Advocacy Made Simple (NAEA)
- Arts Advocacy Resource Guide (NEA)
ABOUT YA WEEK
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.