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

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate YA Week 2019! We are so grateful for your support of Young Audiences and arts-in-education!


YA Week 2019 - April 14-27


#YAweek spread the word and join the conversation!


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