Congratulations to our friends at SEADAE (State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education) on the publication of their much-anticipated White Paper, STEAM and the Role of the Arts in STEM. The paper advocates for the inclusion of the arts with other STEM subjects as part of a well-rounded education, championing equitable access to arts instruction across the country.
In its first major grant announcement of fiscal year 2020, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has named the recipients of federal funding for arts projects. Included in the NEA’s announcement are three Young Audiences affiliates, who received Art Works grants ranging from $35,000 to $75,000. Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington was awarded $35,000 to support its Teaching Artist
Our Gala on October 29, 2019, will honor actor and director Joel Marsh Garland, a dedicated supporter of the arts and loyal friend of Young Audiences. Joel's support of arts in education is rooted in the powerful impact that the arts have had on his education, development, career, and relationships throughout his life.
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.
The Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) national recognition program, run by our colleagues at the NAMM Foundation, is now in its 20th year of honoring the efforts of music education champions who share in the common goal to ensure access to music for all students as part of their curriculum.
Affili-Nation: Young Audiences New York’s Sarah Frazier on the Arts in Schools, Family, and Community
Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s Affili-Nation column spotlights the hardworking individuals across the YA Network who make it possible for our affiliates to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Our latest publication features Sarah Frazier from Young Audiences New York. Young Audiences New York (YANY), one of the YA Network’s longest-standing affiliates, recently
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is pleased to announce that the network’s Dallas, Texas-based affiliate, Big Thought , has appointed Byron Sanders as its new President & CEO. For 30 years, Big Thought has striven tirelessly to end the opportunity gap and ensure all students have access to creative learning opportunities that prepare them for success in work and life. Day in and day out, Big
Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s Affili-Nation column spotlights the hardworking individuals across the YA network who make it possible for our affiliates to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Our latest publication features Pam Walker from ArtsNow.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s 2018 national conference, The Company We Keep: A Professional Learning Gathering of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning Network, will be held April 5-7, 2018, in at Le Méridien Denver Downtown in Denver, CO. This year’s conference will take the form of an internal professional development gathering for staff, board members, and teaching artists who make up the YA network.
For this edition of Throwback Thursday, we are taking a look at the history of an important piece of Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s graphic identity. A bright yellow sun, drawn in the classic simplicity of a child’s hand, has been the official symbol of Young Audiences since 1971. It is evocative of warmth, strength, growth, creativity, and imagination. The logo was designed by world
Young Audiences Arts for Learning, Inc. congratulates its south Florida affiliate Arts for Learning/Miami on its recent selection for two prestigious grant awards to support its groundbreaking Wall (In) project. The program, in which young artists from the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami study the remains of a segregation wall and create a community-based activation of the site, will receive
The demographics and functionality of a standard classroom today are ever changing. I would think it’s safe to say that there is no longer one “right” way to go about teaching the ever-developing young minds that fill the room. So, the question on every educators’ mind should be this: How do I teach and prepare my students in the best way possible? While the answer to that question might not be
“The arts honor the uniqueness of each individual, invite opportunities to control learning through creative choices, and allow young people to explore a variety of ways to communicate.” – Kristina Berdan – Education Director of Young Audiences of Maryland Often, an organization is only perceived through its events, programs, and results (as it is intended to). Affili-Nations mission is to
Calling all school performing groups, professional performers, and teaching artists! Be a part of the first Arts All Around Festival, a free event for kids and families to be held as part of the HAP Conference on Saturday, Sept. 16th at the George R. Brown Convention Center. All professional artists and school groups are eligible to apply, a stipend is provided for selected artists and arts
Often, an organization is only perceived through its events, programs, and results (as it is intended to). Affili-Nations mission is to introduce the YA community to the incredible people in each Affiliate organization who make the magic happen. Meet Omote Ekwotafia – Program Manager of Young Audiences of Louisiana To Omote, arts-in-education means an opportunity to meaningfully engage youth in
Single and ready to meet someone special? Join other single professionals in Hampton Roads at Bay Point Marina Clubhouse on Thursday, August 24th to meet fellow art lovers and raise funds for arts programming in local schools. This is the perfect opportunity to meet someone special at a beautiful marina surrounded by sailboats, all while donating to a great cause. All ages welcome! Your $50
The board and staff of Think 360 Arts will host the Full Circle Celebration, a festive reception and annual fundraiser for those who support arts education. Join us for a night of live entertainment, food, drinks and fun to celebrate the strides we've made throughout the year to promote arts education and integration. Tickets are $20 which include hors d'oeurves, live entertainment, and a
The Arts Council of Kern invites local muralists to a meeting to hear public input concerning a mural at Rexland Acres Park in Bakersfield. Artists are encouraged to join in the discussion and to present ideas and submit bids for the project. Funding provided through a grant by the California Endowment and the Arts Council of Kern. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Often, an organization is only perceived through its events, programs, and results (as it is intended to). Affili-Nations mission is to introduce the YA community to the incredible people in each Affiliate organization who make the magic happen. Meet Marty Arvizu – Director of Marketing and Business Development of Kansas City YA Marty Arvizu says that ‘Arts in education’ is the most creative way
Are you an artist? Building Healthy Families is looking for families and community groups to hold an art station/workshop for families to engage in during the event. For more information contact Reyna Olaguez email@example.com 661-817-3577
Horton Plaza Park and Arts for Learning San Diego are providing another fun, art-filled event with fantastic performances and hands-on visual arts programming as well as dog-friendly fun for families and residents to enjoy in the Park. Why? Horton Plaza Park is committed to creating fabulous ways to draw people to their park and participate in events. This time, arts education non-profit, Arts
“We actually like to draw attention to the fact this is something for people who have lived experience [with mental illness]. There shouldn’t be any shame in it; it should be something people are appreciated for and [they should be] applauded for their openness.” - Mental Wellness Center CEO Annmarie Cameron If you consider yourself an artist in any medium, you’ve probably encountered the healing
The Young Audiences Arts for Learning Annual Leadership Forum, in its 27th year, is a great opportunity for the entire Young Audiences Arts for Learning community to actively engage with your peers in an exciting two days of celebration, networking and professional learning. The Forum begins on Thursday evening, October 19th at 6:30 p.m. at YA’s 65th Anniversary Gala, held this year at the
It is our pleasure to honor three members of Young Audiences National Board of Directors at our 65 th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Mandarin Oriental New York, located in the heart of New York City at 80 Columbus Circle. Mary Ann Fribourg Corinne P. Greenberg Sue Ann Weinberg On this special evening, we will recognize Mary Ann, Corinne and Sue Ann for their talents,
A few weeks ago, Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia announced their 2017 Sunburst Awards. Below are the list of the winners: Teaching Artist of the Year: Janelle Smith-Ings Performing Artist of the Year: Sarah Osbourn Brady Volunteer of the Year: Judy Gutterman Educator of the Year: Melissa Mitchell Education Partner of the Year: Newport News Public Schools Business Partner of the Year:
Money. Something that often allows for opportunity, or lack thereof. In the arts, money can often be an issue with regards to accessibility. Broadway tickets are anywhere from $20-$800, and summer events almost always come with an attendance fee. It can become discouraging to anyone who wants to have access to the arts, while maintaining a budget. However, there is salvation to this seemingly
“The arts add more than activity, beauty, creativity and joy. They also add megabucks to the local economy; a new national study shows.” - Dawn DeCwikiel-Kane, author of article “Study Finds Arts” There is a conversation that every artist has had at least once in their life regarding their career. You’ll start by saying “I’m going to school to study art, music, digital media….” And the response
“The arts are the life blood of every school and community” Often, an organization is only perceived through its events, programs, and results (as it is intended to). Affili-Nations mission is to introduce the YA community to the incredible people in each Affiliate organization who make the magic happen. Meet Mary Curry Mettenbrink – Executive Director of YA Houston. Mary Curry Mettenbrink said
Often, an organization is only perceived through its events, programs, and results (as it is intended to). Affili-Nations mission is to introduce the YA community to the incredible people in each Affiliate organization who make the magic happen. Meet Diane Hunt, Executive Director for Young Audiences of Abilene. Diane accepted the position as Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene as a
“What is your most American moment? This interactive narrative culls through responses from friends, family, and strangers from every political spectrum and many races, regions, cultures, and creeds. What you'll discover (and how you discover it) might surprise you.” Arts for Learning San Diego are hosting many events this summer, but one in particular is a show not to miss. For the 5th annual
"Incorporating music into almost any class can be a great way to teach content—and it doesn’t take special training or expensive resources." - Maria Alegria Music as an artform is malleable, constantly changing, and complex as a language. Which is why music is always perceived in so many ways. The task of incorporating music into an academic setting can often seem daunting if you don’t have a
Often times the word art gets thrown around in a community, and most of the time people don’t understand what that means. What is a Community Arts Center? What are the arts afterschool programs? The importance of having a saturated arts culture in a community is colossal. This has been proven time and time again through studies focusing on the academic improvement in students, improvement in home
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
SummerREADS July 10- Augus t 17 Serves Baltimore City Public Schools K-8 students. Kids and families alike are looking forward to six weeks of summer fun at seven beautifully renovated city schools libraries. We're getting ready to read with local hip-hop, dance, music, and theater artists! Students will participate in hands-on storytelling activities with help from special guests, including Art
Join Arts for Learning San Diego as they present Faeries in the Garden! Organized by Arts for Learning San Diego with the event originators Debbie Solan and Marjorie Pezzoli, participating local artists & sponsors will join together to promote the arts in our community. This opportunity will provide all ages the delight in experiencing the beauty & therapeutic properties of art in a
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 Virginia (YAV) and Old Dominion University College of Education present 2017's Inspiring Teachers Conference! The Inspiring Teachers Conference is an unforgettable learning opportunity for teachers to energize their classroom methods, learn arts-integration techniques, and try different approaches to core curriculum through hands-on experiences with different art
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Maryland partners with Baltimore City Public Schools and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to present Summer Reads! To learn more about it, visit the website here !
Join Think 360 as they present the Institue for Creative Teaching happening June 20-23! Think 360 partners with the University of Denver's Morgridge School of Education to offer an in-depth week-long summer institute that includes the theory and practice of arts intergration. This program offers educators, artists, and administrators to: Reignite passion for teaching and find renewed joy in the
Come join YA Rochester for a fun-filled, family friendly time with a circus show you'll never forget. Featuring artisits Bubbleman Doug Rougeux and Comedy Juggler Nels Ross, this Circus for the Arts is the perfect entertainment for your family! Come and join us on Sunday, June 25th at 3pm in the Eudgerton Stardust Ballroom. Visit their website for more event and ticket information.
Job Title: Executive Director Position Type: Full-Time Click here for PDF Version of Job Description Position Description The executive director is responsible for implementing policy and meeting the organization's objectives in finances, fund development, programming, administration, and strategic planning as established by the board of directors. The executive director is responsible for the
Join the board and staff of Think 360 Arts for Learning at Howl at the Moon in downtown Denver for their annual Full Circle Celebration on May 24, 2017! Hors d'oeuvres, a complimentary drink, dueling pianos and a live auction will ensure a night of fun, all in the name of arts integration and education! To buy tickets for this event please click here !
Gilbert Castellanos & Arlene Damasco Partner with A4L San Diego to Present Art Meets Jazz Fundraiser
Gilbert Castellanos & Arlene Damasco present: ART MEETS JAZZ, a new series featuring unique salutes to some of the greatest legends of jazz: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Clifford Brown, John Coltrane and more! Leading the band is none other than virtuoso trumpeter and Downbeat Magazine American Master Gilbert Castellanos. Artistic Director of the San Diego Symphony's "Jazz
US House Resolution Designates April 9th- April 22nd as National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week
US House Resolution Designates April 9th- April 22nd as National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week New York, NY (April 11, 2017) — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) has introduced a Resolution to the House of Representatives designating the weeks of April 9th and 16th as National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week). This week will honor the contributions Young Audiences Arts
With generous support from The Buffalo Rotary Foundation, Young Audiences of Western New York was able to purchase 20 iPad minis and 20 iPad covers this past Fall. We are excited about this new endeavor as this technology will be used in our important programming that directly serves youth that are most at risk for educational and societal failure in our communities. iPad minis are a central tool
David Dik, national executive d irector of Young Audiences, discusses the role of technology in the arts education field and how technological advancements have created more openings for expression and study. David Dik is the first Arts Education Partnership (AEP) guest blogger for Education Commission of the States' Ed Note blog. Mr. Dik writes how technology is becoming more evident in all
Young Audiences (YA) Week will take place April 9-22. During these two weeks, we ask that you join the YA network to raise awareness about the importance of arts-in-education. YA Week is celebrated by the entire network of 30 Young Audiences affiliates in 22 states around the county with arts integrated programming and special events in schools and community venues. Check out these highlights
Arts for Learning San Diego brings Expressive Arts Therapy to schools with their Arts Intervention Program
Throughout history, the arts have played a positive role in healing the mind, body and spirit. According to “The effects of an arts intervention program in a community mental health setting: A collaborative approach” by Anne W. Lipe “…arts interventions offer opportunities for emotional expression and social interaction and have been shown to improve motivation, to increase personal empowerment
Young Audiences of Houston joins Levy Park Houston to offer a multitude of creative, arts-based experiences for youth and family throughout 2017 and beyond!
Young Audiences of Houston is proud to partner with the Levy Park Conservancy to reintroduce people of greater Houston to the newly redeveloped Levy Park - supporting a vision of creating an active and vibrant entertainment and recreation destination for all of Houston to enjoy. Starting March 4th, Young Audiences of Houston will partner with Levy Park to offer FREE, family friendly, arts
Enjoy Delicous Food and Wine Pairing With Young Audiences of Northern California, The Art of the Palette
Join Young Audiences of Northern California for an exploration of your palette. This exclusive food and wine pairing will excite your senses, fill your belly, and remind us all of the many important places creativity is expressed in our everyday lives - like food and wine! This creative, tasteful and fully catered private experience is graciously hosted by Weir & Associates Catering and Event
Arts for Learning, the Indiana Affiliate of Young Audiences, is looking for an intern to work in their summer programs Arts for Summer Learning, a rigorous literacy program that blends the creativity and discipline of the arts to raise student achievement in reading, and ArtForce, a high school apprenticeship program. They are looking for people who are interested in developing skills related to
Arts for Learning's Chocolate Fest fundraiser is back! Join Arts for Learning for Chocolate Fest 2017, Indiana's Sweetest Day! Attendees will get the chance to sample from some of Indiana's best chocolatiers, bakeries, and more while enjoying interactive performances from Arts for Learning Teaching Artists. All proceeds from the event benefit Arts for Learning. Adult tickets, which include 10
The high-energy rhythm of Brazil comes to the Jacobs Center as Arts for Learning San Diego presents Family Arts Day in the Diamond -- Brazilian Carnival. This family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public and takes place at the amphitheater and the World Court area of the center. This Carnival celebration features the popular local ensemble Sol e Mar. Sol e Mar is dedicated to sharing the
Join Young Audiences of Massachusetts as they present Youth Arts Coordinator Summit: A free, fun filled morning of learning, planning and networking! This event will allow you to have more time to network with fellow youth arts coordinators and to connect directly with YAMASS artists. When: Tuesday morning, May 16, 2017 Where: First Parish Church At this event you will: meet YAMA's world-class
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
Arts Partners' signature fundraiser, Tunes on the Tarmac, returns. Dress for your favorite tropical resort getaway. Classic mojitos, stylish Cuban eats and Latin jazz will entertain and feed your soul. Funds from Tunes on the Tarmac benefit Arts Partners and their mission to inspire children to discover learning through the arts. Cost: $100/pp-includes dinner, dessert, and open bar Dress: Resort
Fly Away with YA is the annual affair benefiting Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington. This travel-themed celebration will transport guests with international artists, food from around the world, and the best cocktails in the Northwest! A reception-style dinner will be followed by a live auction and an encore performance by AU and the Camas High School Choir. An after party of drinks,
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virgina loves their students of military families. Their goal is to strengthen the connection their students of military families feel to their schools, their families and each other, while also providing a support system and opportunities for our students to experience success. YAV’s professional Visual Artists, Christopher Revels and Richard Nickel, will work
Incorporating the arts in the healing process not only helps to stimulate the mind, but studies show that the arts can help aid in physical healing as well. According to an article “The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature” by Heather Stuckey “Engagement with creative activities has the potential to contribute toward reducing stress and depression and
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia is proud to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Christine Everly. Everly joins YAV with 30+ years of business experience as a financial services executive with Bank of America. She completed her MBA and BBA at Temple University. Everly observed first-hand how the arts affected the lives and development of her own children, and this
A Gala Like No Other! Young Audiences’ Dazzle: Mad Hot Ballroom Benefit is April 22nd in Princeton Back by popular demand, Dazzle: Mad Hot Ballroom V, Dancing Through the Decades will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 6pm-11pm at the Princeton Hyatt and will benefit Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania. The event will include Young Audiences’ version of a “Dancing With The
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning are hosting an event that includes a night of fun, frivolity, and fundraising! Get an inside look at the Go Media office, rub elbows with the creative class, shop for amazing artwork, drink, eat, listen to music and help support the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, an organization that truly changes lives through the arts. This event will feature: Live Music:
Join Young Audiences New York to celebrate their 2017 Honorees for their outstanding support of art for all children. The list of Honorees are as follow: Dave Penski -CEO of Publicis Media, Exchange-Americas Benjamin Jankowski -Senior VP, Media of Mastercard 2017 Arts Honoree Matthew Whitaker -Pianist and Yamaha Artist YANY is pleased to announce 16-year-old Pianist and Yamaha Artist Matthew
Join Young Audiences of Rochester as they celebrate their 55th anniversary! Throughout the year, Young Audiences of Rochester will be hosting unique events in honor of their 55th year of providing arts programming to students throughout the Rochester area. These events include LOVEGRAMS with singer-songwriter Fatima Razic, a new Jay Stetzer: Tales in 2 Minutes: Radio series featuring stories
Young Audiences Arts for Learning will Host more than 100 Events across the U.S. in Celebration of National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week, April 9–April 22, 2017! New York, NY – February 14, 2017 – Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is proud to announce the National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week), an annual advocacy and awareness campaign. The Young Audiences Arts
Are you looking for something to do this summer? ArtWorks will be hiring 30 youth for Summer 2017. Applications are due May 5th by 4pm . ArtWorks is a paid youth apprenticeship program in the arts for high school students ages 14-18 who reside in the City of Buffalo. This summer, Young Audiences of Western New York will hire student apprentices to work in teams to flex their creative muscles and
Every Second Saturday at 1:00 pm Young Audiences of Western New York will be offering free, family, interactive programming at the Buffalo downtown Central library. These programs will be located at the Ring of Knowledge at the base of the escalators on the main floor. This Saturday teaching artist Aitina Fareed Cooke illustrates stories of endurance through hardships. Aitina serves as the
The Arts Education Partnership (AEP), a center within Education Commission of the States, is hosting the 2017 AEP State Policy Symposium on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Continuing the momentum for implementation of the 2020 Action Agenda for Advancing the Arts in Education, this annual event is an opportunity for national and state-level leaders to roll
Spring 2017 registration is now open for Youth Arts in the Parks:Accessible Arts Experiences for the Kids our Arts for Learning presented by Young Audiences Arts for Learning's Affiliate, Arts for Learning Miami . This fun and educational program teaches kids of all abilities visual arts, creative movement and expression, or theater/improvisation in a social setting, led by professional artists/
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
Registration is now open for Digital Transformations, a National arts-in-education conference presented by Young Audiences Arts for Learning and The Center for Arts Inspired Learning. The conference will be held April 20-22, 2017 at the Metropolitan at the 9 Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. Join us as we bring together experts in the fields of arts, education, and technology to discuss the intersection
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
Join Young Audiences Arts for Learning for Music and Dancing to Celebrate the Arts at the 2016 Young Audiences Gala After Party!
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is thrilled to honor Arnold B. Baker and Tracee M. Dundas at its Annual Gala on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the Waldorf Astoria. Thursday, November 17th, 2016 Waldorf Astoria's Starlight Roof Reception 6:30pm Dinner 7:30pm Featuring a special performance by exciting, genre-fusing violinist Damien Escobar. Black Tie Optional Mr. Baker is a distinguished
Request for Breakout Session Proposals for Digital Transformation: A National Arts-in-Education Conference
Download the RFP form here . Digital Transformation: A National Arts-in-Education Conference, the 2017 Young Audiences Arts of Learning annual conference, aims to serve 250 participants who are interested in the arts-in-education field at the local, state and national levels. Digital Transformation is presented by the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning and Young Audiences Arts for Learning.
This year, the Leadership Forum will focus on Fund Raising—new strategies and ideas—and specific challenges for the YA network. The forum provides an opportunity to actively engage with your peers and members of the YA National board in the comfortable environment of one of New York finest private clubs. The day begins with breakfast followed by an inter-active session for affiliate board members
In celebration of Arts in Education Week, an advocacy event organized by Americans for the Arts, I wanted to write about my first real and satisfying experience making art. Throughout my life, I have always had a strong interest in the arts. One standout memory was in third grade, when my school, 7 th District Elementary, created a short illustrated book titled Mischief in the Jungle . Two
In honor of Arts in Education Week, I want to share how the arts, in my case the performing arts, have largely influenced my life. As for many, in my childhood and to this day, the arts have provided me with some sort of outlet. In my grammar school days my artistic expression took form in creating visual art. I could spend hours serenely drawing alone and I treasured my weekly art lesson with my
At a time when schools throughout New Jersey are reeling from budget cuts, Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania continues to provide some relief through their Arts Education scholarships to fund arts education programming in New Jersey Schools. Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern PA's Arts Education Scholarships are designed to bring extraordinary and inspiring performances
Educators and Arts Organizations "Motivate - Engage - Transform" at Houston Arts Partners Conference
On September 9 and 10, 2016, a thousand educators, campus and district leaders, and teaching artists from across Texas gathered at the Alley Theatre and Jones Hall in downtown Houston for the 6th annual Houston Arts Partners Conference.
Celebrate arts in education this week with Young Audiences Arts for Learning, Americans for the Arts, and your local schools!
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.
Jones Soda and YA: Inspiring Students Through Photography - An interview with Teaching Artist Ryan Upp
Jones Soda Co. and Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) began their partnership in early 2014 with the Launch of the Jones Soda Photography Program. This partnership highlights the emphasis that both organizations place on the importance of the arts and arts education to our students. From the start, Jones Soda established the importance of the arts to both its corporate culture and visual
The Importance of Out-of-School Time Learning: A Q&A with YA Professional Learning Institute Participants
With a growing emphasis on using in-school instruction time to grow and sustain standardized test scores, the out-of-school (OST) time arena has become increasingly more important in balancing out our students’ education. Out-of-school time programming allows students to enhance standard in-school curricula with more expansive and varied experiences, and promote increased learning outside of the
This summer, students are abuzz and active in Harlem, and Young Audiences New York (YANY) is making sure it stays that way! YANY staff members have been working to ensure their students are receiving quality out-of-school time enrichment, especially during the summer months when learning loss is a pressing reality. Summer learning loss is a major contributor to the learning gap between lower and
Our affiliates at Young Audiences of Maryland have joined forces to present Young Audiences New York's Literature to Life's stage performance of The Secret Life of Bees. Sue Monk Kidd's New York Times Bestseller will be brought to life in the adaptation by Wynn Handman.
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).
Take a look at how professional actor and director Jimmie Woody engages his audience of students as a teaching artists. He uses his theatrical, digital media and film skills in collaboration with classroom teachers to bring about the most engaging lessons.
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The Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliate in Dallas, Texas, Big Thought, has been busy organizing numerous arts integrated programs and events. Mario Tarradell, Public Relations & Marketing Manager at Big Thought, shared some of the biggest program highlights from the lone star state. We are proud to feature some of these feature stories on the national website. Chelsea Mayo is the
Young Audiences - Arts for Learning - Virginia, an arts-in-education non-profit organization touching the lives of 10 million Virginia students in the past 60 years joined forces with Todd Rosenlieb Dance, the only professional dance company in Hampton Roads, and Norfolk Public Schools to increase exposure, knowledge and experience with dance and visual art.
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.
Abilene is a city that takes great pride in championing storytelling and children’s literature. Just last year, the 84th Legislature of the State of Texas designated Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of Texas in recognition of its efforts to celebrate literary works for children. How does one become a literary capital? Well, in Abilene’s case, they started off with an immense community-
Director of Education and Programs, Young Audiences of Louisiana, implementing a Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train teachers in arts-integrated instruction within five Title 1 Jefferson Parish schools. Approximately 50 second-, third-, and fourth-grade teachers received full-day training sessions and in-school support based on a co-teaching model that brings teaching artists into the classroom.
Mary-Vance Duggan is an arts advocate and longtime Young Audiences Arts for Learning supporter. She is currently the Executive Director of one of our newest affiliates - Young Audiences of Southwest Florida...
Now in its seventh year, the Affiliate Development Fund (ADF) provides an opportunity to help build the capacity of affiliates and the entire YA organization in order to establish ideas that can serve as best practices for the YA Network and the field. Additionally, the fund encourages and supports innovative strategies in all areas of organizational development for the betterment of the network
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
Area students learned how reading and writing are the keys to success through dance, theater and music composition. Young Audiences-Arts for Learning-Virginia partnered with Newport News Public Schools’ extended learning program, WE LEAP, to bring interactive, arts-infused education opportunities to students through their Spectacular Saturdays programs.
On Saturday, May 7, Young Audiences of Virginia hosted The Arts Matter: A Creativity Festival to celebrate arts education and provide opportunities for children, teens, and lifelong learners to explore arts connections in education and the community. The festival included amazing performances by Hampton Roads' dance, rock, and pop cover band, Kaboombox, as well as African Dancing and Storytelling
What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life? What are you most proud of? How would you like to be remembered? These are just a few examples of the questions Arts Partners Wichita teaching artist Aaron Fowler has his students ask when they meet the elders that they will be working with over the course of a five-day residency. These questions form the basis of the Stories to Songs:
The 18,000 square foot property in the heart of Midtown Kansas City will be renovated to be KCYA’s first permanent home in its 55 years in operation. Main Street is perfectly suited for KCYA’s new home with its high visibility, central location for youth across the metro, and its current renaissance of arts and education with 12 schools and more than 13 arts organizations located within 20 blocks of the purchased building.
By Mario Tarradell, Public Relations & Marketing Manager, Big Thought You need 161 megawatts of electricity to light up New York City’s famed Times Square. It felt like we had that much power and more at the 11th season closing show of DaVerse Lounge. Life in Deep Ellum was buzzing Friday night, April 1, 2016. There was so much positive energy in the air, a contagious joie de vivre that
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) is issuing an invitation for arts educators interested in serving as adjudicators of the high school student work collected from diverse school settings across the nation as part of the 2015-16 Model Cornerstone Assessment (MCA) Pilot Project.
JONES Soda Co and the Young Audiences Arts for Learning are proud to announce the Cleveland photo curriculum winner - Hunter A. See his stunning photo above. Congrats to Hunter, and every student who participated in this 10-week photography residency!
Arkansas Learning Through the Arts and Young Audiences of Southwest Florida Join the National Young Audiences Network in April 2016 New York, NY - April 15, 2016 - Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is proud to announce that two new affiliates have joined the YA Network. Arkansas Learning Through the Arts (ALTTA) and Young Audiences of Southwest Florida will be affiliated beginning today. The
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.
To celebrate Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week, Young Audiences New York hosted their 2nd annual "Insights to Action" Forum, entitled Children's Creativity: What's the Big Whoop? at the Scandinavia House, Thursday, March 31. This second installation in the series featured guest speakers Shirley Brice Heath, Sarah Calderon, and Beverly Ellis, and focused on the impact that the arts can have on the creativity of children and the communities they live in.
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania Celebrates YA Week with Dazzle Mad Hot Ballroom IV
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YANJEPA) will celebrate YA Week at their Dazzle: Mad Hot Ballroom IV "Anything Goes" on April 2, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton, New Jersey. Back by popular demand, Dazzle: Mad Hot Ballroom IV "Anything Goes" will feature four new volunteers and their professional dance partners as they perform to win your votes and the coveted YA
For YA Week, Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington premiered a new piece of music that was composed by the Camas High School choir, and local composer Luke Wyland. Read more and see clips of the performance.
Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington will premiere a new piece of music that was composed by the Camas High School choir, and local composer Luke Wyland. This choral work will be performed by the choir and Wyland's band, AU on Tuesday March 29 in celebration of YA Week. This collaboration is part of a larger project between Young Audiences and Camas High School to create a "Business of
Young Audiences of Western New York is proud to announce National Young Audiences Week. During National YA Week , YAWNY will celebrate the many contributions it has made in the eight counties, through its arts in education programs, and with a special celebration on March 31st! YA Week will be celebrated in Buffalo, New York on Thursday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m. at Buffalo's Downtown Library. Young
Young Audiences of Houston is celebrating YA Week by hosting 68 in-school programs showcasing a variety of cultural programs. Fifth graders at Roberts Elementary will be working with YAH artists from the Main Street Theater and Psophonia Dance Company to rehearse their end-of-year production of "The Lion King Kids"; Native American artists from Houston Aztec Dance and Drum will be teaching first
Young Audiences New York will host their second annual forum - Children's Creativity: What's The Big Whoop?. Guest expert Shirley Brice Heath will increase our understanding of what children learn through art-making and how their creativity can impact whole neighborhoods. Learn more about this free event.
On Thursday, April 14, Growing up with the Arts will kick off with an engaging keynote conversation which will provide attendees with an opportunity to view and reflect upon the perspectives of three generations of arts makers and arts leaders. Special guest speakers Tarell Alvin McCraney, American playwright, actor and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow; Deborah Margol, Deputy Director, Miami-Dade County
US House Resolution Designates March 27th- April 2nd as National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week
The House resolution, introduced by Representative Leonard Lance (R-NJ) co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, highlights the work of the 30 participating Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliates. As an avid supporter of the arts, he states that “arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines… is an essential element of a complete and well-rounded education for all students”.
Arts for Learning, the Indiana affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, has received a $20,000 LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant from the National Writing Project (NWP). The award, which is given to innovative programs that connect in-school and out-of-school learning, will help support Arts for Learning’s “Creating with Confidence: Design Thinking for Public Art” project with art students from Warren Central High School.
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.
A Question & Answer Preview: Growing up with the Arts National Conference Keynote Speaker – Alberto Carvalho
Young Audiences interviews Growing up with the Arts Key Speaker Alberto Carvalho, nationally recognized Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public School District!
Arts for Learning San Diego Partnership Celebrates Student Achievement & Arts Programs in SD Schools
Arts for Learning San Diego - in partnership with San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, the California Alliance for Arts Education, and the San Diego County Office of Education - will be hosting a two-day event March 17-18, to celebrate student achievement and highlight the great arts programs in the San Diego Unified (SDUSD) and Chula Vista Elementary(CVESD) School Districts. This event,
On Tuesday, March 8, more than 500 grass roots advocates celebrated Arts Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. Arts Advocacy Day is instrumental in advancing key legislative initiatives and arts education policies.
Examining changes in policy and advances in practice. Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center Grapevine, Texas. Call for Proposals Open Until May 1, 2016! Education is gearing up for change. Driven by the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, now known as Every Student Succeeds (ESSA), this legislative shift at the federal level marks a significant opportunity for arts
It’s Tuesday at Marsh Preparatory Academy and Wendy Powell’s advanced drama class is taking first stabs at reading The Outsiders. The roles are just mapped and the classic play, still relevant and controversial decades after its debut, is fresh for these budding actors.The advanced drama class, consisting of seasoned Big Thought Thriving Minds After School students that have been in the program two to three years, is also known as the award-winning Marsh Matador Players.
Young Audiences of Virginia (YAV) celebrates another year of family-fun and partnership with the Children’s Museum of Virginia! Celebrate the Arts is an interactive day filled with performances by YAV, arts activities for all ages and other educational entertainment provided by the Children’s Museum of Virginia. Teachers and Executive PTA Members with up to one accompanying child will be admitted
While I will be presenting on specific provisions dealing with arts and music education at the Growing up with the Arts, a national arts-in-education conference in Miami, I thought I’d focus this website feature on a new section of the law which creates immediate opportunities to support additional music and arts education in our nation’s schools – Title IV-A, Section 4107.
The Living Library Program Brings James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk to NYC High School Students
This February Young Audiences New York (YANY) celebrated Black History Month with a performance of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk. James Baldwin, a seminal African American author, was born in Harlem in 1924, and many of his works reflect the struggle of the Black community during his lifetime.
This isn’t your usual poetry club: “There is a certain personal release that a writer experiences when etching words onto the page, but there is the opportunity for collective release when the words are both spoken and received by another."
Young Audiences New York is hosting an amazing performance of James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk to celebrate Black History Month this Wednesday at the Harlem Stage in NYC.
During the month of February, the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network is celebrating and honoring African American culture and its contribution to our country's history.
Arts for Learning San Diego will present a Black History Month celebration called Fra Fra Life featuring Akayaa Atule & Bolga Zohdoomah.
Library Live! is a free literacy program that engages students' imaginations through inspiring cultural experiences that leverage one of the city of Dallas' best resources - the public library system. The theme of this month's Library Live! program is Black History Month. Throughout February, library-goers can hear inspirational stories about record-holding athlete Wilma Randolph, poet George
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington Brings The Art of Sound Engineering to Portland Area Students
Think back to the last time you went to see your favorite band perform live. Chances are you remember how the lead guitarist hit the perfect solo in your favorite song and how cool the lights and pyrotechnics were, but there is an element you may not recall that was perhaps just as important to your perfect concert-going experience. What you may have missed was the expert placement of the speaker
Save the Date ! Young Audiences’ gala is back and better than ever! Taste the Arts X: Education Powered by the Arts Learn More
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a Young Audiences of Houston performance that gives you a front row seat to the vibrant culture of Houston Performers! It's The Year of The Monkey! To celebrate, our Houston affiliate is bringing some wonderful programs highlighting Chinese culture to kids throughout the local area! Journey through China Dance of Asian America Grades: K-12 Classical and folk
Check out the great programs that our Houston affiliate will be offering to the local community this Black History Month! Teaching artists and performance groups such as Jean Donatto, Hope Shiver, David Keepman, Soul Street, and Kucheza Ngoma Dance Company will use music, theatre, and dance to teach elementary, middle, and high school kids about African American History throughout the entire
Educators and artists wanted! Leap ahead this year with innovative workshops created specifically for arts educators. Registration is required. Participants will have the opportunity to network, experience hands-on workshops, and learn sustainable relevant tools to use in the field. Conference participation contributes to the 175-hour requirement for NY State Professional Development Standards.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! This April, join arts educators from around the country as we head to the sunshine state for the national arts-in-education conference, Growing Up with the Arts , April 14-16 at the luxurious Eden Roc Miami Beach resort. With three days of activities and networking events, this conference has everything you are looking for: keynote speakers who inspire, breakout sessions
New York, NY – January 25, 2016 – Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is proud to announce The National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week), an annual week-long advocacy event. During YA Week, the YA network focuses its combined efforts to raise awareness for arts-in-education around the country. It will be celebrated by the entire network of 30 Young Audiences affiliates in 22
Social Justice is defined as "the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political, and social rights and opportunities". Young Audiences believes that the arts can play a part in fighting against these inequities by shedding light on these problems, helping build a more expansive societal mindset, and inspiring our students to reject the current status quo and strive for more equitable change.
Enjoy fun activities! Free of Charge The event will feature hands-on arts and music with our teaching artists: Ani Hoover, Kevin McCarthy, Suzie Rozler, Jeremy Stock, and Phyllis Thompson. Thank you to our Holiday Party sponsors: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Buffalo Teachers Federation, Current Hospitality Group LLC, Hyatt's All Things Creative, and M&T Bank. Ani Hoover offers a
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.
Young Audiences of San Diego would like to invite you and your family and friends to celebrate at their Pre-Super Bowl Party, SUPER ART SUNDAY! This year Young Audiences of San Diego is changing their name to Arts for Learning San Diego an Affiliate of Young Audiences to further their mission of providing arts education. They are launching a new website on January 22 nd to better serve and
When Ploi joined Arts for Learning in 2002, she expected to stay for two years, which was the length of the grant for her position. Her background was in early childhood education, and she was intrigued by the idea of an arts organization devoting resources to bring artists into preschool centers. She planned to spend her short term exploring the impact professional artists can make on early childhood providers and on better preparing young children for kindergarten.
This April, join arts educators as we head to the sunshine state for the national arts in education conference, Growing Up with the Arts. This conference will take place on April 14-16 at the luxurious Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort.
2015 was an exciting year for Young Audiences! Together, the Young Audiences Network has been involved in bringing the arts to over 5 million students in communities around the country in many different ways, from providing programs that enhance students' 21st century skills through STEAM, to organizing advocacy and arts-based community building events. Check out some of 2015's highlights from around the network below!
It was August 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, from central Florida to Texas. Flooding in New Orleans destroyed homes, lives, and livelihoods. But the people of the city proved resilient, reclaiming their city and their culture. Prior to Katrina, Young Audiences of Louisiana was a mid-size affiliate. “We had slow and steady growth, and we were involved primarily in
Warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy New Year from everyone at Young Audiences Arts for Learning. Established in 1952, Young Audiences Arts for Learning is the national organization for the largest arts in education network in the U.S. that is comprised of 30 affiliates in 22 different states nationwide. In 2015, the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network reached over 5,000,
75 kindergarten students will celebrate the sound and shape of the alphabet through songs, American Sign Language and dance Wednesday, December 23 beginning at 9 am at Buffalo's Waterfront Elementary school. The performance is open to families, invited guests and the media. The celebration is the culmination of eight 30-minute reading readiness workshops which integrate song, dance, music and
In the process of delivering Arts for Learning (A4L) lessons to her fifth graders, Katie Wichser refreshed her passion for teaching. While doing the Planting a Community unit, the students used music to explore the perspectives of a diversity of characters in “Seedfolks,” by Paul Fleischman. “They were displaying real initiative in the classroom, becoming self-starters and getting involved in
Sheena Jeffers, Arts Integration Director, Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia Who doesn’t know the story “The Three Little Pigs”? Houses built of straw, sticks, and bricks. A big bad wolf huffs and puffs. Only the brick house stands. The wolf is defeated. In a traditional classroom, this might have been a reading lesson. Kids sitting at desks. Books in hand. Maybe the teacher would
When you integrate arts into education, the students will surprise you.” That’s what Aitina Fareed Cooke found in her experience as a teaching artist in two very different places. Waterfront Elementary School, where Aitina worked with third and fourth graders, is in Buffalo, the second-largest city in the state of New York. The Harold O. Brumsted Elementary School, where she worked with first
YA Spotlight: Fashion Photographer and #YAAfterparty Co-chair Sophie Elgort Talks YA, Photography & Artistic Inspiration
Sophie Elgort is a fashion photographer born and raised in New York City. She began snapping photos from a young age, inspired by her father, photographer Arthur Elgort. She studied at Brown University and spent summers experiencing all angles of the fashion industry, learning from the best including Azzedine Alaïa and Vogue.
The Young People's Chorus of New York City is a multicultural youth chorus internationally renowned for its superb virtuosity and brilliant showmanship. Founded by Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez in 1988, this groundbreaking program harnesses the power of music to fulfill the potential of every child. Young Audiences Interviews Elizabeth Núñez - Conductor of the YPC of NYC.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning would like to welcome Tracy Edmunds to the YA Network. Ms. Edmunds will be serving as the new Executive Director of Gateway to the Arts - Young Audiences' Pittsburgh, PA affiliate, which merged with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust in July 2015. Tracy L. Edmunds joined the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Education and Community Engagement department in July 2003 as the
The goal of this Young Audiences of Virginia program is to use dance as a creative way for students to understand math concepts while learning how to be healthy and fit.
Young Audiences has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off
Workshop presenter Joy Guarino, Associate Professor of Dance at Buffalo State College, presenting Building Community with a Kinesthetic Classroom at the 2014 Arts Abilities Conference Young Audiences in conjunction with Arts Partners for Learning will host the 8thAnnual Patricia Cotsen Arts Abilities Conference on October 29, 2015 at the Downtown Library in Buffalo, NY. The conference will bring
Young Audiences Arts for Learning would like to welcome Julie McConchie to the YA Network. Ms. McConchie will be serving as the new Executive Director of Young Audiences of Massachusetts. Julie McConchie joins Young Audiences of Massachusetts with over twenty years of experience in non-profit administration, marketing and event planning. She has served as the Executive Director of the North of
What is Arts integration? Arts integration is a technique for teaching and learning that utilizes arts forms in conjunction with standard subject area curricula in order to facilitate comprehensive and effective learning in both the art form and traditional core subject area. Young Audiences Arts for Learning believes that the demonstrated benefits of implementing arts-integrated curricula make
Press Release: Featuring a Live Raffle with Great Prizes Donated by Young Audiences’ Official Airline Partner, Southwest Airlines®
With the rapid development of technology, the jobs that will exist for our next generation haven’t even been invented yet. And this makes it even tougher for today’s students. Along with learning math, science and writing, kids also have to learn how to be inventive, resourceful and imaginative. Our new entrepreneurial economy requires individuals to be both independent workers and successful
Young Audiences of Abilene (YA of Abilene) would like to welcome Diane A. Hunt to the YA network. Diane is the new Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene. After 30 years as an elementary classroom teacher, Diane A. Hunt is the new Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene. Diane is a native of Natchitoches, Louisiana, where she earned a B.S. and M.S. Ed. from Northwestern State
On Monday, September 28, YANY hosted a Literature to Life performance of an excerpt from Lemon Andersen’s memoir County of Kings. The performances and post-show workshops invite youth to examine what it means to be a citizen, confronting current social issues of discrimination, racism, poverty and justice, and to explore the role of art in social change.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is thrilled to honor Gary W. Parr at its Annual Gala on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Waldorf Astoria.
The mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, will kick off the conference and Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will be the keynote speaker. YAMD will be presenting an exhibition of artwork created by Baltimore City School Students who participated in YAMD's Summer Arts Academy.
Come dance the night away at the YA Gala After Party with a special appearance by actor Joel Marsh Garland. The After Party will feature live music and a Signature Cocktail menu crafted with the bold and unique flavors of Jones Soda. The first 100 ticket buyers will be automatically entered in The After Party Raffle with a chance to win great prizes donated by Southwest Airlines ®
Many executives believe that arts education and engagement throughout life significantly improve workforce skills and have contributed to their own career success. Given the vital role arts engagement plays in career achievement, Theatre Forward urges that arts engagement programs be available to students regardless of income level, and that businesses and their employees strive to secure these programs in order to improve workforce preparedness.
This week marks the beginning of National Arts & Humanities Month! President Obama has commemorated this occasion by issuing a Presidential proclamation. See the proclamation in full here. National Arts & Humanities Month is a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. Since 1985, the month of October has been designated to encourage all Americans to
Thanks to generous donors and support from Baltimore City Public Schools and the Baltimore Office of Promotions and The Arts, Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland - the Maryland affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning - artists and programs are available to high-need Baltimore City Public Schools at up to 80 percent off of the cost (a $400 assembly could cost you only $80!). This
Honoring Gary W. Parr and Featuring a Performance by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Read the full press release.
Young Audiences NY’s Literature to Life program presented a performance and professional development workshop for 100 Charleston County Public School Teachers, in Charleston, South Carolina. YANY has designed this professional development workshop to support teachers to integrate the arts and social justice into their classrooms, as they learn to facilitate student discussions on issues of social justice and civic action- in the past, present and future.
The Learning Through the Arts Initiative is a collaboration between YA of San Diego and SDUSD which utilizes Title I funding to increase the access to and equity of arts and arts integrated programming to enrich and enhance curriculum for students throughout the district.
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has issued a call for high school arts educators to pilot the National Core Arts Standards Model Cornerstone Assessments (MCAs) in dance, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts during the 2015-2016 school year. MCAs are curriculum-embedded performance-based assessment examples that are designed to model standards-based arts assessment and
Arts-in-Education Week - September 13-19, 2015 In July of 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution #275 designating the second week of September as National Arts in Education Week. Congress designated Arts in Education week In celebration of this week, Young Audiences Arts for Learning will be supporting arts in education along with other organizations, advocacy groups and
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 New York partners with Charleston County School District to bring a Social Justice Professional Development Workshop to Charleston
YANY's Literature to Life program has been asked by the Gaillard Center of Charleston, SC to present a performance and professional development workshop based on Zora - the work of Zora Neale Hurston. This PD workshop is focused on social justice and will be led by YANY staff members and teaching artists at the Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School.
Bringing the Arts into the Community – Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education’s New Summer Initiative
At the Waters Elementary School, students, families, teachers, and community members were involved in creating a unique series of mosaic projects. All of the participants contributed to their ideas and designs, and helped with the installation of the mosaics, one of which now adorns the main entrance to the school.
YA National Staff Co-Present at the AEP 2015 National Forum: The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success
This week in Arlington, Virginia, the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) 2015 National Forum: The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success is in full swing. Some of the nation’s most influential arts and education leaders will convene to explore arts-centered solutions as states across the country implement higher learning expectations aimed at ensuring America’s young people leave high school ready for college, careers, and citizenship.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is pleased to announce our 2016 annual national arts-in-education conference in Miami. The conference, Growing up with the Arts will be held on April 14-16 at the Eden Roc Resort Miami Beach . The three-day meeting will address the theme of why it is so important to create and sustain programs that transform communities and engage youth in the arts. The
YA of Louisiana partners with Painting with a Twist to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
As part of the nation’s largest paint-and-sip franchise, Painting with a Twist of Skippack participated in the company’s national fundraising event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 26 through the company’s charitable arm, Painting with a Purpose. Fifty Percent of proceeds from the event were donated to Young Audiences of Louisiana Charter School. Painting with a
A quick look into the demographics of the Near Eastside of Indianapolis community will reveal that it is comprised of 20 different neighborhoods encompassing over 40,000 residents. Of the 40,000, 24% do not have a high school diploma and according to the U.S. census the unemployment rate was almost 10% in 2000 and has risen steadily since. In addition to this, many of the students that attend IPS
Young Audiences Assembly Artist Group Cello Fury performing at last year’s Fall Artist Showcase. Photo by Frank Veronsky. Young Audiences of New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania, (YA) the region’s largest provider of arts education programs for grades preK-12, is holding free artist showcases from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on September 29th at Borough Elementary School in Morris Plains, NJ, and on
Young Audiences of Northern California is proud to announce that they will be teaming up with Credo SF throughout the month of August as their Community Partner! This means that during the entire month of August, $2 of every Kentucky Buck signature cocktail or Burra Crostini appetizer ordered will go towards supporting the work of YA of Northern California. Then, head out to Credo SF on August
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.
Young Audiences New York had the great opportunity to be featured on-air on the popular New York City Radio Show "Nash Matters" on NASH FM 94.7 earlier this month.
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YA), the leading provider of arts education in the region, has announced the selection of Michele Russo as its new President & CEO. Michele will transition into the role on October 19 as Laurence Capo retires after 25 years of dedication to YA.
On August 12, Young Audiences of Western NY's ArtWorks Apprentices showcase a curated gallery of their original art.
Young Audiences New York has partnered with the Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation to bring lively arts performances to the weekly Pitkin Verde Farmer's Market. A Brooklyn neighborhood gathered last week to enjoy song, dance, and fresh produce, transforming a typical Friday into a night of community building and culture.
Young Audiences of Western New York hosted their Buffalo Emerging Leaders Institute this past week, July 27-29, 2015. Building on the success of Young Audiences’ national Emerging Leaders Institute model, the Buffalo Institute served approximately 25 emerging leaders in the arts from organizations and schools across New York State. The Institute served artists, non-profit administrators, service
The Arts for Learning Initiative is a year-long program designed to bring teachers, artists and administrators together to gain an understanding of the pedagogy and arts integration methods that serve as the foundation for the Arts for Learning (A4L) curriculum while also learning strategies for implementing these practices in new and innovative ways in their own classrooms.
Join Young Audiences of Western New York on Monday, July 27th, for a free arts advocacy event, "What Do You Advocate For"? The night will feature short presentations by dynamic leaders in the arts throughout New York State.
The program strives to use baseball as a vehicle to demonstrate some of the countless real-world applications of STEAM in a way that is more readily accessible to students. In other words, it is a “deep-dive” exploration of everything baseball that integrates the arts, science, math, engineering, and technology in a fun and exciting way.
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
For two weeks each summer, thousands of people flock to New Haven, Connecticut to experience the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. Music, dance, theatrical performances, lectures, exhibits, and conversations take place in open spaces and theaters around the city, celebrating artists and thinkers from around the world. At this year's festival, Young Audiences Connecticut hosted two events
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is very pleased to announce that effective July 1, Emily Garvie will assume the position of Executive Director of Young Audiences of Northern California. Emily has been a staff member of Young Audiences of Northern California for the past four years, serving in fundraising and development and, most recently, as Interim Executive Director. Emily brings experience
New York, NY (June 29, 2015) Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is pleased to announce that Paula Kascel has joined the national staff as its new Director of Development. In this role, Paula will be advancing YA’s annual fundraising and sponsorship goals, ensuring support for its arts-in-education programs, conferences, and initiatives. Paula has extensive experience in fundraising, long-
YA Maryland Teaching Artist uses collaborative songwriting and composing to teach kids history and science lessons.
Today, June 19, is National Summer Learning Day! Just because school’s out doesn’t mean the learning stops, especially at Young Audiences Arts for Learning. The First Lady is excited about these next few months, and so are we. The summer is an important time for kids to try new things, catch up on skills, and spend time creating and exploring.
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art is a non-profit museum created to foster awareness, exploration, and understanding of the significant art of our time. This summer, Virginia MOCA's annual Boardwalk Art Show is celebrating its 60th year of fine art, local cuisine, outdoor music, and family entertainment. On Saturday June 20 , join Young Audiences of Virginia on the boardwalk, too, at their Free
The vision of the Arts Access Initiative is that all children should be able to have the opportunity to benefit cognitively, creatively, emotionally, and academically through the arts. To fulfill this vision, the Arts Access Initiative will focus on four main areas of involvement - Strategy, Partnerships, Data Collection, and Advocacy.
Think 360 Arts for Learning, in collaboration with the University of Denver's Morgridge School of Education, will host the 2015 Institute for Creative Teaching from June 22 to June 26, 2015 . This in-depth, week-long summer institute offers educators, artists and administrators opportunities for professional development, featuring lectures and workshops from inspiring leaders on the theory and
The fifth annual Houston Arts Partners Conference , connects teachers, artists, administrators, non-profit organizations, industry professionals and educators for a weekend of live arts performances, expert-led panel discussions, and informative lectures and presentations on arts education and arts integration. This year's conference, "The Arts Fuel Innovation," examines the relationship between
Thursday, November 19, 2015 Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Cocktails 6:30 pm/ Dinner 7:30 pm Featuring a performance by the Young People's Chorus of New York City Invitation to follow
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania's President and CEO Larry Capo Announces His Retirement Plans
PRINCETON, N.J. June 1, 2015 – Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania’s (YANJ/EP) Board of Trustees announced that YANJ/EP President & CEO Laurence Capo plans to retire at the end of the year. Capo’s decision to step down will bring to a close a remarkable 26 years of service to YANJ/EP—16 years as a trustee and 10 years as the organization’s leader. Capo will remain with YANJ/
This program focuses on providing a dynamic and culturally rich educational experience for students in a safe and supportive environment. Students have the chance to participate in hands-on activities in many art forms, including an exploration of spoken word, creative writing, drama, visual arts, and technology.
Join Young Audiences New York on the rooftop of The DL as they raise awareness for arts education. The more awareness and funds raised means more quality programming for the children of New York City! Tuesday, June 16th 7:00pm - 10:00pm The DL 95 Delancey Street New York, NY 10002 Hors d'oeuvres and two hour open bar Tickets General Admission Ticket - $85 $85 provides visual arts materials for 5
For IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18 & 19, 2015 - ROCHESTER, NY – In association with Young Audiences New York, Young Audiences of Rochester presented a Literature to Life® stage presentation of Black Boy by Richard Wright, performed by Tarantino Smith, and adapted and directed by Wynn Handman. LITERATURE TO LIFE (LTL), The American Place Theatre’s performance-based literacy program, provided a two-
YA had the great honor of having both Congressional Co-chairs Suzanne Bonamici and Elise Stefanik present to set the tone for the briefing with opening remarks about why they believe STEAM is important, as well as sharing with attendees instances of great STEAM opportunities within their constituencies...
Young Audiences Arts for Learning will host a STEAM briefing in cooperation with the Congressional STEAM Caucus, co-chaired by Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and Congresswoman Elise M. Stefanik. The briefing will take place on Friday, May 15 from 9:30 am...
It’s been two weeks since the “Building pARtnerships through Community Connections” conference, and we still can’t seem to get the theme of building great partnerships out of our minds, so we decided that this was a good time to feature another impressive partnership that has been fostered within our network. The partnership between Arts for Learning/Miami – a Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Young Audiences of Virginia's literacy awareness event, Arts Are Wild! took place on May 2nd at the Virginia Zoo featuring Children's Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt. The Arts Are Wild is an awareness event designed to call attention to the importance of literacy and good reading habits at home. Attendees had the opportunity to experience an exciting day of adventure, including performances by YAV
Young Audiences of Houston hosted an out-of-this world celebration recognizing and supporting the importance of innovation and creativity for all Houston children at the Disco Galaxy Soiree on Thursday, May 7. Throughout their 59-year history, Young Audiences of Houston has touched millions of lives through innovative programming, encompassing schools, community centers, hospitals and libraries.
By Jay Cady, Teaching Artist at Kansas City Young Audiences STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Science) was a hot topic at the 2015 Young Audiences National Conference in Kansas City. It was mentioned at nearly every event I attended, including the keynote address from Jane Chu, Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. (My favorite statistic she cited was that Nobel Laureates are 17
Building pARTnerships Through Community Connections: The Right Brain Initiative and the Art of Collaboration
Through Right Brain, “students develop the skills of 21st century learners that can help them become the imaginative thinkers and innovators of the next generation” (Palmer Wolf, 2014). Integrating the arts into daily classroom experience accommodates multiple learning styles, facilitates cross-cultural understanding, and has shown to increase motivation, perseverance, and engagement among at-risk youth.
"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...
A Perfect Place to Start: Arts in Education. By Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
"If we want to get serious about closing the achievement gap, as ESEA states, then we need to get serious about the arts. This is a matter of urgency, especially given recent news that 51 percent of U.S. public school students now live in poverty"... read more.
We are less than two weeks away from Building pARTnerships through Community Connections , a national arts-in-education conference in the heart of Kansas City. The host team at Young Audiences Arts for Learning has developed a free conference app that will allow you to explore the diverse selection of breakout sessions, familiarize yourself with our inspiring keynote speakers, and receive
To celebrate National Young Audiences week, Young Audiences of Western New York (YAWNY) hosted a public celebration event on Thursday March 19th at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. The event focused on allowing children and their families to experience the arts in many different forms, through exciting performances, intriguing exhibitions and touching personal testimonies about how the
On Tuesday, March 24, thousands of arts supporters took to the hill to advocate for the arts during this year’s Arts Advocacy Day . Hosted by Americans for the Arts, this annual event brings hundreds of non-profits and civic organizations together to receive expert advice and to then take action by visiting their state congressional offices. Arts Advocacy Day was a big first step, but it only set
With one day left until the end of YA Week 2015, it’s time to reflect on some of the great work that our affiliates have been doing to celebrate and to advocate for arts-in-education! And we would like start off by highlighting Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland and Arts for Learning Miami.
Today is the final day of the National Young Audiences Week (YA Week) and we are happy to announce a free closing extravaganza for New Brunswick area families. Organized by Young Audiences of New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania, this annual family arts festival will include performances from multicultural dance troupes, hands-on dance workshops, and even an on-site health fair focused on childhood health and wellness issues...
Young Audiences New York seized the moment that National Arts for Learning Week offers to raise an important question: What’s the next frontier that children and youth need us to take on in New York City? As proud 63 year pioneers of making the arts part of education in New York City, Young Audiences New York knows that there is more that the arts can—and must—do to close the opportunity gaps
Last week, YA of Oregon & SW Washington staff took to city hall to testify in front of the Portland City Council. They definitely made their case and the proclamation states that “the City of Portland recognizes the critical role that the arts play in the development of young people...
YA Week Celebrations: Young Audiences of Virginia has received a Certificate of Recognition from Governor McAuliffe
After months of preparation, National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week is finally here. To celebrate, every day we will be highlighting festivities from the YA affiliate network. For our first day, we would like to feature Young Audiences of Virginia (YAV) celebrating their 60th anniversary this year...
Join us this week in celebrating the work of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network! YA Week is being observed across the country in 22 states by Young Audiences' affiliates with special events, school activities, residencies, and performances promoting awareness of YA’s arts-in-education programs.
Today’s global economy is more markedly different from that of any other in history to date... businesses have had to adapt their business strategies in order to compete in a more thorough and effective way. In order to support that change at an organizational level, there has been an increased focus on developing and cultivating “21st century skills” that prepare students for success in the modern workplace. One way to foster many of these desired characteristics and skills is by actively engaging students in the arts.
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.
Arts Partners Celebrates 50th Anniversary of "The Sound of Music" at annual Tunes on the Tarmac Event!
Arts Partners Wichita, an affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, celebrates their annual Tunes on the Tarmac with “The Sound of Music" in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the original film, The Sound of Music! Join them on Saturday, April 11th, 2015, at 6:30pm as they sing from the mountain tops, indulge in a signature martini and auction off "favorite things" to raise funds for local
Join Young Audiences New York during National Arts for Learning Week for a conversation exploring how to provide all children with arts experiences that prepare them for success in school, work and life. Panel discussion includes leaders of educational, corporate, community and arts organizations. Join the conversation about the roles we can play, individually and collectively, as we leverage the
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.
Registration is now open for this national arts-in-education conference.
The inclusion of the arts in K-12 education offers students opportunities to learn and succeed in ways necessary for the 21st century. Young Audiences Arts for Learning Affiliates provide schools with programming in the form of performances, workshops and residencies that engage students in arts-integrated curriculum. Kansas City Young Audiences and Arts Partners Wichita – affiliates of Young
In NYC, the festivities will be kicked off with a lively panel discussion to address the opportunity gap in NYC and how arts organizations can help leverage the arts to close this gap for all of NYC children. The national organization of Young Audiences is partnering with our affiliate in New York City, Young Audiences New York to create this event that will take place on Wednesday, March 18...
Young Audiences Arts for Learning's Dallas Affiliate Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Creative Solutions Program!
Acclaimed photographer and film director Stewart Cohen – who photographed such legends as architect Oscar Niemeyer, musicians B.B. King and Erykah Badu, and primatologist Jane Goodall for his book “Identity” – has now turned his lens to Dallas kids who entered Big Thought’s White House-commended Creative Solutions program as adjudicated youth and left with energy and creativity channeled into
Attended by arts organization staff from around the country, Building Partnerships through Community Connections, a three day national arts-in-education conference, will take place April 23-25, 2015 in Kansas City, MO. Building Partnerships is hosted by Kansas City Young Audiences and Arts Partners, Wichita, affiliates of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network.
“Southwest is often singled out for the innovation and creativity displayed through many aspects of our business. The work of Young Audiences... mirrors so many of our own attributes: bold, new thinking; fun in the workplace; teamwork; and discovery. We are always learning and growing...
Think 360 Arts for Learning works with Turnaround Arts Initiative to Bring Arts Integration to Schools
The arts have been linked with numerous academic benefits that help to rectify the disparity of achievement that traditionally exists between students in high poverty areas and their more financially able peers. In a 2012 study, The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth, by Catterall, J.S., Dumais, S.A. & Hampden-Thompson, it was found that students with low socioeconomic status but high arts
Creativity Fest is a free interactive showcase of Arts for Learning Indiana Teaching Artist Programs. This arts celebration will feature something for everyone, including African drumming, spoken word poetry, storytelling, jazz music, mime, poetry writing and much more! The professional teaching artists of Arts for Learning Indiana are skilled professionals who regularly work with Indiana
Benefiting from Experience - An Interview with Arts for Learning/Miami's Board President Diane de Vries Ashley
In talking about the value of arts in education, Diane relates that people, even corporate funders, realize there’s a component missing from the essential STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. “Most organizations view arts education as a strong number two funding possibility. If they’re truly interested in the whole person, they understand the need for the arts in a full-fledged education.”
More than 50 teachers at five Jefferson Parish Schools will participate in Arts-Integrated training sessions hosted by Young Audiences of Louisiana. The professional development is being made possible by a $347,000 federal grant received by the Jefferson Parish School District. The training program starts with a four day session this week, January 26-29 at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and will
“Has your board had a serious conversation about diversity and inclusion?” This is a simple question, but it opens the door to a topic that is increasingly important in an ever diversifying world. With the rise of globalization and the ability to communicate with a global audience readily accessible, having a diverse leadership structure with a solid cultural competence to direct your organization’s efforts is of the utmost importance.
Ms. Shaw joins YASD from The San Diego Foundation where she directed the organization’s arts and culture program during her nearly eight-year tenure. Prior to joining The Foundation, she served as Program Manager with the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture for 17 years.
Arts for Learning Indiana, an affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, is now partnering with the Pike Township Schools to bring the Arts for Learning Online Curriculum to students at elementary schools throughout the district. The partnership is part of Pike Township's 21st Century Community Learning Center Afterschool Program, and involves a once-a-week residency for students, which
On Friday, April 24, conference participants will have to make a difficult decision between three exciting arts and cultural site visits. The first is the beautifully designed Kauffman Center for performing Arts...
Invite your students to explore Black History Month with an Arts for Learning Indiana teaching artist! See below for examples of performances and workshops to bring to your classroom! to see more options, click here. Cultural Dance of West Africa Ronne Stone Students learn traditional dance techniques & symbols of West Africa and will participate in group and solo dance opportunities. Click
Jones Soda and Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) announce their partnership with the launch of the Jones Soda Photography Curriculum, which was created to teach kids about the art of photography. Jones Soda is a leading premium beverage company known for its variety of flavors and innovative labeling technique that incorporates always-changing photos sent in from its consumers.
Professional Learning Seminar at the Woodruff Arts Center Kicks Off a National Yearlong Arts Integrated Initiative
The seminar will be attended by over 50 educators, teaching artists, school administrators, and organizational leaders from across the country, making it one of the most significant professional learning seminars ever held for the Arts for Learning curriculum. The Arts for Learning initiative is made possible by JCPenney Cares and its customers who generously donated a portion of their transactions last August to benefit the arts in education.
From African legacies to the Underground Railroad, celebrate the historical heritage and contributions of African-Americans in February with a TEKS-aligned performance that will inspire creative expression in your students! These programs were organized by Young Audiences of Houston. Sister Rosa Parks, the Bus Stops Here Jean Donatto - View Curriculum Guide Here Actress/storyteller Jean Donatto
In New Jersey, make Black History Month personal for your students with three shows that capture the resilience of the human spirit! Organized by the Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania affiliate. Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One Gwendolyn Briley-Strand In Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One, this dynamic one-woman performance takes students on one of the 19 journeys Harriet Tubman
Math is often stereotypically viewed by society in a negative light, as something that must be “survived” in institutionalized educational settings before being dropped completely upon graduation. People of the anti-math persuasion proffer reasons such as “math is too hard” or “too inaccessible” to explain their abhorrence of numerical expression and geometric function. The question that must be
Lydia Boddie-Rice, the CEO of Young Audiences of Rochester has been nominated as one of 10 finalists to win the prestigious ATHENA Award for 2015. The ATHENA Award is an international program, founded in 1982 by ATHENA International Founder Martha Mertz to honor the achievements of exceptional women leaders and to inspire others to acheive excellence in their professional and business lives. The
This honor is awarded by ABC 7 and the National Association of Women Business Owners Buffalo Niagara to shine the spotlight on outstanding women who do extraordinary things in Western New York.
This April, join arts in education professionals from around the country for Building Partnerships through Community Connections, a national arts in education conference hosted by Young Audiences Arts for Learning, April 23-25, in Kansas City.
Young Audiences continues to be the nation's largest source of arts in education programs - reaching 5 million students across the country each year.
Her work at Art Partners earned her recognition not only as one of the twenty 2012 Wichita Business Journal’s Women in Business, but also as the recipient of the Wichita Arts Council Arts Educator Award in 2014.
Young Audiences has been featured in the online philanthropy blog Inside Philanthropy ! Blog writer Mike Scutari puts forward YA as the organization to "revitalise arts education in America", and highlights programs from around the network such as Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania's Emerging Artist's Creativity Hub and Arts for Learning Connecticut's Arts Partners Schools
Happy Holidays to all! During this time of giving and holiday cheer, Young Audiences affiliates are in full swing bringing the arts to children across the country. One such program that fully embodies the spirit of the season is the Houston Healing Arts Program organized by Young Audiences of Houston. For the past 13 years, Young Audiences of Houston has been partnering with children’s hospitals
Gala Honoree Robert E. Knowling, Jr. with Michael J. Fritzlo and guest On Thursday, November 20th , Young Audiences Arts for Learning celebrated another fantastic year with its Annual Gala, held at the Waldorf Astoria in honor of Robert E. Knowling, Jr. for his tireless work in the community and for providing inspiration to countless young people to embrace education and strive for success. The
"I saw my first live stage production when I was 8 years old, on the campus of the University of Minnesota, and I absolutely loved it. That experience ignited a spark of passion in me, and inspired me to embrace the wonderful world of storytelling through live theatre."
Young Audiences Arts for Learning provides arts in education for more than five million students a year in 22 states. Help support arts education on December 2nd.
At this year's Young Audiences Arts for Learning Annual Gala, we are thrilled to honor Robert E. Knowling for his tireless work in the community and for providing inspiration to countless young people to embrace education and strive for success...
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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
"Nothing compares to the energy, inspiration and work ethic of students rehearsing and performing the great repertoire for the first time. Participating in this process is the most rewarding experience on the planet." Jeffrey Grogan on teaching.
Celebrating its 45th year, the Wichita Arts Council handed out the annual Art Awards Thursday, October 30, 2014. Congratulations go out to visionary and former Arts Partners Wichita Executive Director Katie Lynn...
Many EACH Alumni describe their time in the program as transformative. For some it was through the artistic rigor, for others it simply allowed them to surround themselves with like-minded people and encouraged them to open up and become more confident in their art and themselves.
Join us for all the festivities after the Young Audiences Gala on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
Arts as a core subject: Ben Folds is an arts education advocate who is able to make the issues surrounding arts education transparent. He is able to use his position to make sure that educators and policy makers know that people “will not stand for moving the arts out of the way for ‘more important’ things... read more.
State Representatives Learn About the Environment Through Fairy Tales with Arts for Learning Indiana
Children thrive with access to the arts. With high arts involvement, young people are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, three times more likely to win an award for school attendance, and four times more likely to participate in a math or science fair. The arts provide a means to encourage, inspire, and motivate students in the classroom and beyond. Young Audiences
Announced in January 2014, the Shared Endeavor is a student centric statement that describes the support students need to expand their learning through the arts. It fosters proactive, long‐term collaborations among certified arts educators, community arts providers, and certified non‐arts educators.
The SupportMusic Music Education Community Forum sponsored by the NAMM Foundation, NAFME, and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will be rolling into the Hampton Roads Convention Center on October 21, and will focus on the topic of "Music Education in Hampton Roads." This stop is just one on the Community Forum fall tour and will feature a panel of local music education experts, including
Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland's Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) was featured last month by a NPR Affiliate WYPR. Read more.
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards will be joined by singer-songwriter and arts education activist, Ben Folds to host a formal launch of the new National Core Arts Standards on Monday, October 20 at 9 am. Watch it live here!
Arts Partners Wichita, an affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, will be hosting their 3rd Annual Arty Party & Dr. Seuss Breakfast this Saturday, October 18 from 9am-12pm. Participants will be treated to a morning of magic tricks, discovering artistic talents, breakfast foods, and over 15 other activities for both kids & their adults! Tickets $25 and proceeds will go to support
Young Audiences of Northeast Texas Partners with Kennedy Center to Provide Arts-Integration Training for Teachers
Amy Baskin stated that "the purpose of bringing in Ms. Erickson was to partner with the schools to increase the capacity of the teachers to use art as a teaching strategy," and that "students who have high exposure to the arts are five times less likely to drop out of school and two times more likely to be able to go to college."
Research has shown that middle school is a critical development point for young people, and a time where the foundation for future learning and success is built. In order to help establish this solid foundation, the MetLife Learning for Life program was created. The MetLife Learning for Life program focuses on creating specially designed residencies for middle school students, led by Young
In this news segment, Clarke discusses how the arts positively impact children and how arts integration is a versatile tool that addresses real concerns in the community such as low graduation rates, summer learning loss, and low literacy scores.
"I believe that being situated in Arizona puts our organization at a great advantage. Although located in the poorest County in the State, AZ Arts Standards has been fully supportive and has even created endorsements in the areas of dance, music, theatre and visual arts."
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
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Maryland's Program to Prevent Summer Learning Loss in Baltimore City Schools
This summer, Young Audiences addressed summer learning loss by operating the first arts-integrated Baltimore City Public Schools summer school. The free program ensured that middle school students were engaged in hands-on learning and were ready to return to school in the fall confident in their abilities in math and science...
We Are Houston Arts Partners from Mary Mettenbrink on Vimeo . Young Audiences of Houston, with area school districts and arts organizations, successfully kicked off the fourth annual Houston Arts Partners Conference at the beginning of September. The conference took place at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston. The Houston Arts Partners Conference combined a dynamic dialogue
$10,000 Arts Education Grants for Local Schools offered by Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern PA and Target
At a time when schools throughout the region are reeling from budget cuts, Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YANJ/EP) and Target continue to provide some relief by offering arts education grants for up to $10,000.
The national conference is open to everyone and colleagues from other organizations are welcome to submit a proposal. Participants will include Young Audiences and arts education professionals from around the country... deadline is December 1st.
September 14-20, 2014 In July of 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution #275 designating the second week of September as National Arts in Education Week. Congress designated Arts in Education week In celebration of this week, Young Audiences Arts for Learning will be supporting arts in education along with other organizations, advocacy groups and citizens. What is Arts in
"Theater was my entry point to learning history, culture, science…This is the real reason I love acting: To me, acting was learning."
Young Audiences Arts for Learning would like to welcome Lindsey Trook to the Young Audiences network. Lindsey Trook is the new Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene. Prior to this position, she was the Communications and Development Director at The Salvation Army of Abilene. Before moving to Abilene, Lindsey served as the Treatment Coordinator and Marketing Director for St. Clair
Young Audiences of Northeast Texas ( YANET) was established in 1997 and became a Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliate in 2003. YANET is now one of five Young Audiences Affiliates in the state of Texas and one of 31 affiliates throughout the country. YANET offers the students, teachers and schools of Northeast Texas a large roster of teaching artists who provide performances, workshops,
After more than 30 years of service, we are sad to share that Cheryl Strain retired from the Board of Directors of Arts for Learning, Indiana in June.
I was thrilled to take part in this professional development opportunity along with thirteen colleagues from the YA network. I was expecting a conference which focused solely on managerial best practices and creating strong connections with colleagues from the YA network. But the agenda went way beyond my initial expectations...
The seventy-five attendees were immersed in learning about the current status of arts assessment across the nation including work from Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Tennessee, Florida, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Michigan
Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliates offer arts-based internship programs to help boost educational opportunities and job experience.
Throughout the month of August, JCPenney shoppers can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to support arts in education. Contributions will be donated to JCPenney Cares to help fund national and local arts education programs through partnerships such as Young Audiences Arts for Learning...
"We realized that this was the first school that would infuse recording arts, film-making, and game design. It is a groundbreaking concept and it is our expectation that every student will graduate and have a letter of acceptance to a college at the time of graduation..."
Last week, July 13-16, Young Audiences Arts for Learning and Young Audiences of Western New York kicked off their Buffalo Emerging Leadership Institute to great success. The institute was a three day event tasked with bringing artists, non-profit administrators, teachers and other arts education professionals together in a more focused and encouraging peer-to-peer environment.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia will be hosting a free workshop to introduce arts-in-education concepts for Early Childhood and Preschool ages. Attendees will make correlations between brain development and appropriate arts experiences that can enhance learning skills and identify learning styles. Using Brain-based learning and multiple intelligences techniques, YAV will integrate
Participants in the workshop experienced hands-on activities and learned from the collaborative YA approach based on the YA IDEA model for Design Thinking as a framework for 21st century skills, STEAM, and...
"Inside Arts" Program Brings Calligraphy to students at the Bartholomew County Youth Services Center
On Friday, June 27th, the students of the Bartholomew County Youth Services Center dipped into the art of Japanese calligraphy, Shodo, with artist Garret Uyeno. The seven male students learned the symbols for “mountain,” “river,” and their own names...
Supported by Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR) and Congressman Aaron Schock (IL), since its creation in 2013, the bipartisan Congressional STEAM Caucus has grown to include 63 members of Congress...
This advocacy event will include presentations from Institute participants, Young Audiences staff, and ELAB members on topics ranging from STEAM...
The Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliate in Miami, Florida designed and implemented a highly successful early education program for toddlers. I had the opportunity to speak with their Senior Program Director, Dia Carter Webb about the program and her experiences running it. Young Audiences Arts for Learning: Why is it so important that toddlers receive early access to the arts? How will
Young Audiences road race is back with a new name and a new location, and we'd love to see you there! Join Young Audiences Arts for Learning Oregon & SW Washington on September 28 at Portland's Mt Tabor Park for a fun day of running in support of in-school arts programs for kids. In addition to professional timing, free snacks, and an all ages Art Zone, we've added a complementary beer garden
The Houston Arts Partners Conference, now in its fourth year, combines inspiring arguments for the power of the arts from national arts-in-education leaders with dynamic, innovative, interactive, evidence-based, and fun presentations on how the fine arts can supply tools to teachers of core foundation subjects. The Houston Arts Partners conference has galvanized the Houston arts community,
Dallas City of Learning is a multi partner initiative that has turned Dallas into a citywide learning laboratory for young people this summer...
Strong Connections Between the new NCCAS and CCSS: An Interview with Nancy Rubino of the College Board
"The CCSS encourage the use of 'digital media and visual displays of data' to inform and enhance student writing and presentations. There is a great opportunity there for media arts teachers, working cross - disciplinarily and in their own classrooms, to connect to and build on this expectation – to use it as a point of departure for deeper and more meaningful use of visual and multimedia expression."
The Young Audiences of San Diego board is pleased to announce that long-time YASD Associate Director, Jennifer Oliver will serve as 2014-15 YASD Interim Executive Director beginning July 1.
On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) launched the new National Core Art Standards website ! The National Core Arts Standards are written by and for arts educators to support quality teaching and learning. Since their initial publication in 1994, our nation’s first standards for arts education have guided improvements in the design, delivery, and
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."
This year we will be honoring Robert E. Knowling on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria...
Gordon was the Arts in Corrections Program Coordinator for The Arts Council of Kern, and the Assistant Director of the Bakersfield Museum of Art before going out on his own with David Gordon Designs, specializing in landscape design and fine art.
We would like to congratulate Lisa Muci, the Program Director of Arts Partners, Wichita (the Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliate in Kansas). Lisa Muci was awarded a Sphinx MPower Artist Grant...
Join us for the virtual launch of The National Core Arts Standards on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, from 1 to 3 pm EST!
The Board of Directors of Arts Partners is pleased to announce that Aimee Geist will serve as the organization’s new Executive Director. Geist replaces Katie Lynn, who is retiring after serving 14 years as Executive Director.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) and Young Audiences of Western New York (YA-WNY) are excited to announce the launch of the first ever Buffalo Emerging Leaders Institute , to take place July 13-16, 2014. Building on the success of YA’s national Emerging Leaders Institute model, the Buffalo Institute will serve approximately 25 emerging leaders in the arts in Western New York. The Institute
Join YAMD for their annual gala on Friday, May 2, 2014, from 7 to 11 p.m., at a NEW location, the Baltimore Museum of Industry! Sample treats from some of Baltimore’s best restaurants; participate in a silent and live auction; and enjoy artist performances and an awards ceremony for Maryland’s arts leaders—all while supporting arts education in our community. All proceeds from Taste the Arts
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
The conference kicked off with a parade that included stilt walkers, musicians, teachers, arts education professionals and students from the Adams Elementary School in San Diego.
Do you have a burning question for Alfie Kohn, education writer and thought leader or Cindy Marten, Superintendent of San Diego Unified Schools. Tweet your question with this hashtag: #yaconference.
The Art Works Grants will Support Arts in Education Initiatives across the United States.
Young Audiences of San Diego is proud to be partnering with one of San Diego’s most innovative cultural exchange programs. Vanguard Culture is designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals looking for unique visual and performing arts experiences in San Diego while making a difference in their community.
Chicago, IL - Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE - Young Audiences Arts for Learning's Chicago Affiliate) and Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy are pleased to welcome the Tianjin Peking Opera Company for a “master class” ...
The Arts Are Wild is an awareness opportunity designed to call attention to the importance of literacy and the good reading habits at home. Young Audiences of Virginia, Inc and The Virginia Zoo , will celebrate literacy through the arts with award-winning children's author and illustrator, Cece Bell, of Sock Monkey and Rabbit & Robot . The event is co-hosted by Sandra Parker, anchor at 13
April is drawing ever closer and bringing with it the promise of a hugely successful YA National Conference in San Diego! The final preparations for Where Art Lives are in overdrive. I have been a part of the YA family for just over two months now, working at the YA National Office as the Marketing Intern. One of my main assignments is helping with the National Conference and I am working on many
In recognition of this event, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wrote a letter thanking the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network for its dedication and continued success bringing arts in education to nearly half a million New York students every year.
Image: An early childhood program National YA Week celebrates the many contributions that Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliates have made to schools and communities nationwide through their arts in education programs. In honor of YA Week, Young Audiences Arts for Learning Miami held multiple residency program and events across Miami-Dade County including programs in 43 early childhood
As part of their celebratory events, Executive Director, Cary Clarke attended a community arts event that was organized by Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici’s office. Suzanne Bonamici is avid supporter of arts education and she is the co-chair of the Congressional STEAM Caucus.
Teaching Artist Will Gould performed a mini storytelling performance at Indy Reads Books on Saturday, March 22 at 11:30am at 911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202. This event marked the closing of Arts for Learning Indiana's celebration of National Young Audiences Week. Attendees for the event included city councilmen Zach Adamson and John Barth as well as many board members and
At this year-long afterschool workshop, two kindergarten classes at TCCS are currently receiving instruction in musical concepts and percussion. The residency program, led by Teaching Artists Trey Files and Eric Phinney, focuses on traditional playing techniques and rhythms using Middle Eastern percussion instruments.
Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) has issued a US Senate Proclamation that announces his support of Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week) and the programs of the three Young Audiences affiliates in NY state...
In Maryland, Governor Martin O’Malley has issued a proclamation that this week will also be recognized as Maryland Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week...
If you are tired of wet, cold weather and wish the snow would just melt already, consider that next fall or winter you could be in one or these beautiful locales! Young Audiences of San Diego announces the opportunity to spend time in the beautiful Southwest! YASD has put together several enticing packages and you can enter to win the Return to San Diego package, the "Tee for Two" package, the
“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.”
“Young Audiences is a leading national organization that is advancing resolve and support for music and arts education for all children; we are grateful for their work in many communities and are honored to support their national conference...” said Mary L. Luehrsen, Executive Director, NAMM Foundation.
Young Audiences week in Connecticut will conclude with "Inspire"- a conference on creative abilities
On Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities at the University of Saint Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut will host "Inspire," an event bringing together a variety of educators, artists/mentors, arts organizations and more. "Inspire" was launched by Uarts- a statewide network providing opportunities in the arts for those with
The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art, and Young Audiences are thrilled to present the inaugural TODDLER TAKEOVER: an arts festival for the very young, May 31-June 2, 2014, at the Woodruff Arts Center. This one-of-a-kind experience will feature performances of all six original productions of the Alliance Theatre for the Very Young, the debut of the Atlanta Symphony'
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.
On Wednesday, January 29th, A4L presented the Lewis Arts Studio Alumni Program Exhibition , an exhibition of artwork by seven students who graduated from the Lewis Arts Studio Program. This inaugural LAS Alumni Exhibition featured works by seven 9th and 10th grade students currently enrolle d at both magnet and non-magnet public high schools across Miami-Dade County. The participating group of
On Saturday, January 25th, 2014, Arts For Learning had the distinct pleasure of honoring eight outstanding individuals who were essential to the founding of A4L, thus establishing the Arts For Learning Founders' Circle. Gathering once again at The Sagamore Hotel, the same inspiring venue for A4L's initial celebration in 2001, current A4L staff and board members honored the organization's founders
Now in its fifth year, the Affiliate Development Fund provides an opportunity to help build the capacity of affiliates and the entire YA organization in order to establish ideas that can serve as best practices for the YA network and the field.
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has launched a final public review of the draft PreK-12 arts standards in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. The review will open on February 14, 2014, and will close February 28, on the coalition’s wiki page at http://nccas.wikispaces.com/ This third and concluding review reflects NCCAS’s ongoing commitment to a responsive
US House Resolution Designates March 16-22 as National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week
See where art lives in San Diego's neighborhoods, galleries and public spaces. Capacity is limited and pre-registration is required for all conference participants. Bus and/or trolley transportation is provided.
Alfie Kohn will deliver his Keynote Address on Thursday, April 24 at 9 am at the U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego.
First in the Nation: Arts Education included in Recently Released New Jersey School Performance Reports
"Research shows a strong connection between arts education and success in college and career," said Education Commissioner Chris Cerf.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! This April, join arts in education professionals from around the country for Where Art Lives , the 2014 Young Audiences Arts for Learning National Conference. Where Art Lives is a three-day conference that will be held on April 24-26 at the US Grant Hotel in the heart of downtown San Diego. Young Audiences (YA) is proud to announce the keynote speakers, Alfie Kohn and
Congratulations to our affiliate in Rochester! Young Audiences of Rochester was highlighted by ABC 13 WHAM News' Bright Spot segment for their outstanding work in their community. YA of Rochester has recently been working to support local charities by helping with events such as the refurbishing of tricycles in coordination with Boy Scouts Troop 262 and Trikes for Tykes to benefit Wilson
This week the Board and Staff of Think 360 Arts (the YA affiliate in Denver, CO) welcomed Dr. Jay Seller as their new Managing Director, and we bid farewell to retiring Managing Director Jane Hansberry.
Young Audiences' 2014 National Conference will be held at the iconic US Grant hotel nestled in the historic Gaslamp Quarter within walking distance of shopping, dining and entertainment venues and conveniently located near San Diego's world-renowned beaches, museums and other attractions. The US Grant's Grand Lobby is adorned with sparkling crystal chandeliers, hand-loomed silk carpets, and
Young Audiences New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania is hosting a 10 week teen arts program at The College of New Jersey called The Emerging Artists Creativity Hub (EACH) for students ages 13-17 who are interested in the arts. This program will offer opportunities for students to collaborate with others who share their passion for the arts. It will also give professional artists the chance to work
Young Audiences National Conference – April 23-26, 2014 • www.youngaudiences.org The U.S. Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 Telephone 619-232-3121 • usgrant.net Download a PDF of the Conference Agenda. Registration is now open and the agenda is up-to-date as of 4/17/14. THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 7:00am–4:00pm Registration 8:00am-9:00am Continental Breakfast 9:00am Welcome and
Mark your calendars for The 2014 Young Audiences National Conference in San Diego on April 24-26 at the US Grant Hotel.
Join Arts for Learning Indiana at Creativity Fest , a showcase of Arts for Learning programs, on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 11-4pm at Indiana Landmarks, 1201 Central Ave in Indianapolis! This *FREE* event will be open to the public and will be a great way to introduce the kids to some new, exciting art forms! Upon entrance, all children must have waivers signed by their parents/guardians to
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Calls on Policy Makers and the Public to Re-examine Support for Quality Arts Education
YAMA Teaching Artist Alastair Moock’s Album for Families Facing Cancer Nominated for Best Children’s Album Grammy Award
The record grew out of songs co-written with his daughter, Clio, after she was diagnosed with leukemia in 2012. The compilation expresses messages of bravery and empathy for families facing childhood cancer.
A Young Audiences Story: Charisse Williams, President of Young Audiences Woodruff Art Center, shares a story about her inspiring mother who was also an incredible educator...
Young Audiences Arts for Learning would like to welcome Eileen Doyle as Executive Director of Young Audiences New York.
Young Audiences Partners with 12 New Jersey Schools through their Sandy Relief Arts Education Initiative
The Sandy Relief Arts Education Initiative is a grant program funded through the New Jersey Recovery Fund and YA fundraising efforts that focuses on the power of the arts as a vehicle for healing and recovery, and will offer grants of up to $10,000 to bring arts education programming to schools serving students affected by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey.
As part of this week's Convergence exhibition, tomorrow night there will be a provocative and lively discussion around notions of community in teaching, learning, and creating art with Jim Duignan, Professor and Chair of Visual Art Education in the College of Education, DePaul University, and Jorge Felix, Studio and Arts Exhibits Program Director, the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance.
On December 2, 2013, The Wall Street Journal published an article, titled “ STEAM Blends Science and the Arts in Public Education ,” which details the growing support for and implementation of programs that integrate arts education into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEAM) based curriculums. The efforts of the bipartisan STEAM caucus, which formed in January 2013 with the goals of
On Thursday, November 21st, Young Audiences Arts for Learning celebrated another fantastic year with its Annual Gala, held at the Waldorf Astoria in honor of dedicated philanthropists Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller.
The New York Times and Education Week have both recently published articles presenting comprehensive new research which suggests that the interaction with art such as classes, residency programs and Museum visits does make kids smarter. This may not be breaking news, but these thorough investigations into the positive effects of the arts on students are exciting for the arts in education
Our Arts for Learning Affiliate in Connecticut has implemented some exciting initiatives targeted at aiding and engaging the surrounding community. For the past two years, through the generosity of the Variety Foundation for Children, Arts for Learning CT has offered family art nights, drum and dance after school workshops, and a community art project resulting in a beautiful 10' x 30' tile
Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio is now the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning; Mission Continues to Enrich the Lives of Children and Promote Creative Learning by Uniting Arts and Education
On November 4, 2013, WYPR 88.1 FM featured a segment focused on Young Audiences Maryland’s (YA) efforts to align arts instruction with the new Common Core State Standards for math and English/language arts. As the report by Gwendolyn Glenn describes, the Common Core is a set of educational standards that lay out what students need to learn in each grade in the areas of math, reading and language
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.
NCCAS hosted a town hall meeting on Tuesday, October 1 to discuss the standards revision project.
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
Fall has arrived along with a new school year and the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network continues to grow with additions to its leadership team. These recently appointed executive directors showcase the highest caliber of professionalism and leadership. Cary Clarke, ED of Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington Cary Clarke has been a dedicated champion of the arts, education, and
At this year’s Young Audiences Annual Gala, we are thrilled to honor Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller for their tireless work on behalf of children, education, and the community. Please join us for what promises to be a very special evening to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and support our mission to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Thursday,
In July of 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution #275 designating the second week of September as National Arts in Education Week. In celebration of this week, Arts Education Partnership collected responses from leaders in the arts in education field that answered this question: “What story about the arts in education still needs to be told?” There were many great
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
MetLife Learning for Life uses the essential learning and life skills inherent in the arts as an engaging, life-long learning model to promote creativity, critical thinking, cultural awareness, and communication across all subject areas...
This August, Young Audiences welcomed 22 participants from 16 YA affiliates and arts organizations to Houston, TX for a 3-day convening on leadership in the field of arts and education...
On Friday, August 9, Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY 25th District) visited a Young Audiences of Rochester Summer Scholars event to see first-hand how integral the arts are to improving student academic performance. The Summer Scholars presented a special culminating performance for Representative Slaughter at the School of the Arts in Rochester, NY. This six week program brings rich arts
The Future of Education, Arts, and Culture in New York City: A Conversation with the Mayoral Candidates and New Yorkers of all Ages
The event will be a conversation about the future of education and the role that education, the arts, and culture will play in shaping New York's future. Mayoral candidates will respond to questions and present their view on the arts, culture, and education as a foundation for creating a smarter, more livable, and more economically competitive city.
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-
Leonard Lopate and Kurt Andersen interviewed each mayoral candidate about their commitment to arts education and culture and if they can improve city funding by increasing art and culture monies by 1%
As the nation celebrates National Arts in Education Week, Young Audiences is also celebrating the recently opened Charter School in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Presented in partnership with Young Audiences of Houston, the Young Audiences Arts in Education Leadership Institute is an intensive, year-long professional learning opportunity for aspiring leaders...
Technology and music are intertwined and it is a similar thought process-- like building one of the old YA websites was in a sense a multimedia version of music composition...
Think 360, our affiliate in Denver, Colorado was featured in Bruce DeBoskey’s column in the Denver Post.
Summer is in full swing at the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network. We have a whole list of fun, imaginative, and educational programming throughout the summer and across the country...
On Monday, June 24th, Young Audiences Arts for Learning hosted a STEAM briefing in cooperation with the Congressional STEAM Caucus...
Arts for Learning Miami (A4L) is kicking off their summer with its second year of Artworks.
Join us for our 17th Summer Library Performance Series featuring a variety of special performances from acts such as Nancy Burks Worcester, a ventriloquist from Granbury this Tuesday, June 18th. There will be two more performances this Tuesday- one taking place at 10:45 AM and the other at 3PM. Performances will continue on July 2nd with local storyteller, Gary Varner and on July 16th with
Young Audiences Arts for Learning, in cooperation with the Congressional STEAM Caucus presents a STEM to STEAM briefing on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 2 pm in Washington D.C. This briefing focuses on changing the vocabulary of education to include both art and science and will include an interactive presentation to show what STEAM looks like in the classroom. The STEAM Caucus is Co-Chaired by
Congratulations to Adam Battelstein and his dance company, Catapult for making it to the semi-finals of NBC’s top-rated series, America’s Got Talent!
Young Audiences Arts for Learning believes that every student in America deserves access to the transformative power of an arts-rich education. Students like Amara, who this year was a 2nd grade student who spoke no English and was struggling in school. As a special needs student, Amara had difficulty fitting in and lacked the confidence and communication skills to forge friendships. But when her
In August, the first Young Audiences Charter School will open in Jefferson Parish, New Orleans...
Are the arts dead in California public schools? Absolutely not. But they are not thriving. As pressure has increased on schools to produce graduates...
The Young Audiences Arts for Learning's 60th Anniversary culminated in the National Conference that took place in New York City at the Roosevelt Hotel this past April. The 60th Anniversary National Conference was a resounding success with three amazing keynote speakers and a variety of breakout sessions providing professional development opportunities. Below are excerpts from the conference
We would like to welcome our new affiliate Executive Directors that have joined the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network: Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE): Amy Rasmussen As Executive Director, Amy Rasmussen has guided CAPE through a period of substantial programmatic and financial growth. During her tenure, CAPE has quadrupled the number of schools it serves, its staff and
Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is proud to announce that the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) will be joining the YA National network as its 30th affiliate.
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) recently joined the National Young Audiences Arts for Learning network. Below are impressions of CAPE from their current Development and Marketing Associate, Michelle Green. I first learned about Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) while I was researching my Art Education Masters thesis at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. What was
Young Audiences Arts for Learning has joined the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) as a leadership governance organization. NCCAS, a coalition of national arts and education organizations and other representatives, is committed to developing a next generation of voluntary, researched-based arts education standards. These arts education standards will build on the foundation
Young Audiences' highly successful Immersive Game Design program was featured in the latest NEA Arts quarterly magazine.
On Saturday, May 13 at the Virginia Zoo, Young Audiences of Virginia held a celebration-fundraiser for the arts and literacy. Children's author Anna Dwedney signed copies of her books, the Llama Llama series. Young Audiences of Virginia had 7 stages of performers, 8 arts exploration tables, and fun for all. Check out images from the event.
On May 2nd, Young Audiences of Virginia celebrated with the people of Roanoke at their LOVE YAV ROANOKE! event. This early evening event introduced members of the Roanoke community to Young Audiences of Virginia and demonstrated their signature Interactive, Arts-in-Education programming. Check out more of the images on their Facebook page . Photo: Rootstone Jug Band
Cynnie Gaasch - Young Audiences of Western New York Executive Director selected for Arts Education Leadership Roles
Young Audiences of Western New York’s Executive Director, Cynnie Gaasch, has been selected for two new leadership roles. Gaasch has been elected Chair of the YA’s Executive Directors Council, and has been selected to participate in the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s Community Arts Education Leadership Institute . In April, YA Executive Directors elected Gaasch to serve as Chair of
The Plain Dealer recently published a feature story on Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio and their upcoming 60th Anniversary event in September.
Sarah Haykel has been a professional dance instructor since 2003 and a teaching artist at Young Audiences of Western New York for more than four years. She specializes in salsa dancing and Latin music and dance, focusing not only on timing, technique, rhythm, footwork, and styling, but on the historical and cultural aspects of Latin music and dance. This past April, she participated in the Young
Check out the celebratory images of our 60th Anniversary Dinner Cruise!
Last Friday, the 60th Anniversary National Conference participants visited one of three affiliate sites to see the work we do in person...
The whole conference began with a smashing performance by Illstyle and Peace Productions... Read more.
Do you have a burning question for our keynote speakers: Richard Kessler, Ayanna Hudson, and Ben Cameron? Let us know...
Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio is partnering with Cleveland teaching artists to prevent bullying through a range of diverse arts-in-education programs.
Kim Dawson, Program and Marketing Director at Young Audience of Massachusetts, has been selected as an Aspen Ideas Fellow...
The students competed in front of parents, friends, Boys & Girls Clubs staff members and a panel of celebrity judges...
This spring, join arts education professionals from throughout the country to the Young Audiences Arts for Learning 60th Anniversary National Conference.
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.
The Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene, Victoria Spangler was interviewed by the Abilene Reporter-News.
The morning show on the Louisiana station WGNO, Good Morning New Orleans , recently interviewed the principal about his new Young Audiences Charter School opening in August 2013. In the YA Charter School , teachers and administrators will work to create and support a culture of high expectations that allows each student to reach their greatest potential; providing a creative, nurturing, and
US House Resolution and Senate Proclamation Designates National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week
Throughout the US the Young Audiences Affiliate Network will Host More Than 500 Related Events and Programs During This Week...
On Monday, March 4, YANY celebrated their anniversary event, the Children's Arts Award Benefit at the Cipriani Wall Street.
Breakout Sessions for Thursday, April 25, 2013 1:30-2:30 pm: The sessions are repeated again at 2:45 pm 1. More Than the Sum of its Parts: “Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education ” Ken Cole, Associate Director, National Guild for Community Arts Education and Gigi Antoni, President and CEO, Big Thought. All children have a right to quality arts instruction that provides pathways to
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.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning will Host more than 300 Events and Programs across the US in Celebration of National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week, March 24–March 30, 2013.
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...
On Friday, April 26, participants of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning 60th Anniversary National Conference will travel to a Young Audiences affiliate in the tri-state area to see the work we do firsthand.
This year's YA Massachusetts' Fall Showcase features selections from over 30 ensembles including six new artists. Join audiences of PTO representatives, teachers, school administrators and KD8 students in seeing, first hand, 20 minute versions of performances and abbreviated workshops. This event is held only once a semester. For more information, click here.
Experience the Roosevelt Hotel's classic New York City ambience in person, when you attend the Young Audiences Arts for Learning 60th Anniversary National Conference. Opened in 1924 at the height of the Jazz Age, this NYC landmark continues to awe guests in its prime location at Madison Avenue and 45th street in Midtown Manhattan. Spectacular interiors and grand architectural features beautifully
The Young Audiences Arts for Learning has long been committed to supporting the growth and development of individual affiliates through a variety of services and grant programs. The Affiliate Development Fund (ADF) provides an opportunity to help build the capacity of affiliates and the network in order to establish ideas that can serve as best practices for the network and the field. Through the
Quiet, but friendly, Anthony was more interested in sports than in school. “He just kind of blended in with the other kids,” says Melanie Bodner, Anthony’s sixth-grade dance teacher at his school in Manahawkin, NJ. “He didn’t have a focus, or something that made him excited to be in school.” But that year, when Young Audiences’ Illstyle & Peace dance troupe came to his school through an
The Emerging Artists Creativity Hub ( EACH ) is a teen arts program designed specifically for young artists, ages 13-17, who are interested and gifted in the arts. It is intended for students to study and work in the arts far beyond the typical high school curriculum. Our bright and dedicated young artists come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Each week they gather to explore multiple
On Thursday night, April 25, conference participants will be treated to a cocktail reception and then a dinner cruise event that travels along the Hudson River passing by landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Empire State Building. This event will give participants the chance to network with each other and the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network. Operating
MOVING FORWARD : Arts and Education in the Age of Globalization April 24-27, 2013 The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45 th St. NY NY 10017 • 212.661.9600 Registration is closed for the 60th Anniversary National Conference Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at The Roosevelt Hotel 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration Thursday, April 25, 2013 at The Roosevelt Hotel 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:30 am 9:30 am Registration
We are proud to announce keynote speakers Richard Kessler, Ayanna Hudson, and Ben Cameron.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Live Webcast — Speakers: 9 to 10 am EST; Discussion: 10 to 11 am EST Register Now! Streamed live from the National Press Club in Washington, DC, this webcast will unveil a groundbreaking new compendium, Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success . Edited by Terry K. Peterson, PhD, this seminal work
The NEA Arts Education Director, Ayanna Hudson will lead an Art Works guidelines workshop for potential arts education applicants on February 12, 2013, from 1 pm to 2 pm EST.
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
Mike Kachuba has been working with Arts for Learning Connecticut for the past few years as a teaching artist and consultant and was promoted to Education Manager in 2011.
On Tuesday, January 15, WNYC's The Takeaway, hosted by John Hockenberry, discussed the importance of evolving STEM into STEAM.
For the past five years, Arts for Learning (The Miami affiliate of Young Audiences) has partnered with the Frost School of Music and the Greater Miami Youth Symphony to create and run the Music Reach mentoring program. Through this program, talented young musicians like Meg Roy (now a senior at the University of Miami) get the chance to learn the basics of teaching artistry and give back as
Witt Siasoco, Arts Coordinator at The Canvas, has been chosen as one of seven artists to participate in a new venture in Minneapolis. The Canvas is a partnership between COMPAS (our YA affiliate in Minneapolis) and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation. Creative CityMaking is a partnership between Intermedia Arts and the City of Minneapolis that fosters collaborations between local artists and City
Article by Jane Remer posted on Education Update
James has been a partner in a private equity firm, a venture capitalist, and an entrepreneur. He has a passion for bringing people together in novel and synergistic ways to drive value for mission-oriented enterprises.
Young Audiences New Jersey is merging with its sister organization, Young Audiences of Eastern Pennsylvania. This unity not only attempts to compensate for the budget cuts but to reach out to a much bigger number of students. Larry Capo, the Executive Director stated that the goal of the merger was to “reach every child with a quality arts education every year” through programs offered to schools
I was fortunate to be part of the Certification Program for Young Audiences from the date when it was first founded in 1982 to a couple of years ago. I truly loved going on those certification on-site visits and serving as a team member. Over the years, I think I was able to visit almost every Young Audiences’ affiliate (then called chapters). The two locations that made the most dramatic growth
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 New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania has received a $74,500 donation from NRG to create the NRG Energy Creatively Green Awards, a competitive award program to bring arts-based sustainability education to hundreds of schoolchildren and their families. For the full article...
Teachers, parents, school administrators and board members are invited to complete the 2013 survey online now through Friday, January 18, 2013. Many districts reported that making the "Best Communities" list has had a positive effect on their ability to sustain and advance music education programs. In 2012, 176 communities were recognized, including 166 school districts and 10 schools. "The
Amara, a special needs student from Iran, recently arrived in the United States and began going to school in Connecticut. She found that integrating into her new 2nd grade classroom was challenging because it was her first school experience. In Iran, since she was a special needs student, she was not allowed go to school. A teaching artist from Young Audiences Arts for Learning Connecticut
I have been a photographer for almost forty years and I work with Young Audiences Arts for Learning and VSA. As a Teaching Artist, I work with students with special needs and I find that people may judge them as challenged in some ways, but when it comes to working with a camera and taking photographs, they often show a natural brilliance and talent for photography. My programs have led to
Jimmy was in the 3rd grade at a Bay Area school in Northern California facing some challenges: he lived in a tough home, he was learning to speak English for the first time, and he was struggling in school.
Hugo was in 2nd grade last year at ER Taylor Elementary School in San Francisco. He was a shy, sweet student, but was considered difficult to work with by his teachers because he had so much trouble focusing on his work. He was unsure of himself in the classroom and he needed constant reassurance. Young Audiences of Northern California brought a visual artist into Hugo’s classroom for a 10 week
In celebration of the Young Audiences 60th anniversary, the YA community wants to see and hear your YA stories. We have posted a selection of YA stories that best represent the diversity of people in our network. We are still accepting submissions and each one will recieve a FREE Young Audiences 60 th anniversary Tote Bag. For more information, please see below. Amara's Story Craig's Story Hugo's
The Ford Foundation and the National Center on Time & Learning have announced a groundbreaking collaborative effort to expand and redesign the school day.
Edutopia published a good article by Susan Riley that discusses the benefits of integrating the arts into the common core and effectively expanding STEM to STEAM.
Young Audiences annual national conference aims to serve 250 participants who work for, support or partner with the 30 YA affiliates across the country. Participants include the leadership, education/ programmatic, fund raising/marketing organizational staff; board members; teaching artists, and partner teachers/administrators—a diverse group of people engaged in improving student access to arts and arts integrated learning.
Young Audiences of Houston in partnership with Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center is embarking on a year-long research study that will develop and test the feasibility of a systematic approach to characterizing Arts In Medicine performances and the impact of such performances on an audience's engagement and mood in the setting of a pediatric hematology/oncology clinic. We hope to provide
Young Audiences Arts for Learning celebrated its 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Thursday, November 15 at the Waldorf=Astoria. Young Audiences honored Elaine and Ken Langone for their commitment to philanthropy and dedicated support of the arts and education.
By Liane McAllister Young Audiences Inc.’s New York Times Ad. November 1984 Young Audiences is the compelling story of an exciting evolution that began with the impassioned dream of three women — Mrs. Edgar Leventritt and Mrs. Lionello Perera of New York City and Mrs. Nina Perera Collier of Baltimore – each determined to share her love of music and learning with school-age children. Over 60 rich
Since 1962 the local non-profit organization Young Audiences of Louisiana has led the state of Louisiana in arts education. At Wednesday night’s meeting of the Jefferson Parish School Board the board approved the non-profit to operate a new open enrollment charter school in Jefferson Parish for the 2013-14 school year. Young Audiences Executive Director Rickie Nutik explained at the meeting, “
Congratulations to Bill Griggs, Executive Director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virigina. On Sunday, he received the Vianne B. Webb award for lifetime achievement during the 2012 Alli Awards, sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads. Bill Griggs has been managing arts education programs for more than thirty years. Read the full article in the Virginian-Pilot.
Dancers from a YA San Diego program performed for the San Diego City Council. The peformance was very well received and City Council members unanimously voted to increase funding for the arts. Check out the article and the video in the Voice of San Diego . http://
I recently spoke with Pat Cruz who works with Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliate in Maryland. She has been working as the Education Director since 2005 and was one of the key people who helped organize the 2012 Young Audiences National Conference in Baltimore. Pat was the first of her family to be born in the US. Growing up in and around Baltimore, she hated school and would describe
Edtopia recently published an article, STEM to STEAM: Art in K-12 is Key to Building a Strong Economy . To view the full article, click here.
Executive Director of Arts Partners (Wichita, KS), Katie Lynn was featured in the Wichita Business Journal . She was chosen for her success in running Arts Partners and for her innovative leadership skills. For the full story, click here .
Young Audiences Western New York's annual fundraiser is coming up on October 10th and it will bring community leaders together to celebrate their mission of enhancing young people's lives through the arts. The event features a performance by contemporary dance company LehrerDance, plentiful appetizers, a silent auction, raffles, and our annual awards ceremony - honoring outstanding achievement in
The YA Minnesota affiliate, COMPAS had a very successful youth employment program this summer. Thirty teenage apprentice artists worked on two mosaic projects and one theater project. Inspirations for their mosaic commission at Lyngblomsten (a continuing care center and our first inter-generational project) and the huge, wall-sized commission at The Canvas (an arts-focused rec center that COMPAS
As an arts-in-education organization that teaches across the disciplines, we are big advocates for STEAM. Education News recently published this article on how Reading is Fundamental is adding the arts into their latest initiative. Click here to read the full article on RIF and STEAM.
Baltimore's City Paper highlighted Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland as having the best arts education programs in the city. Click here for the full article.
B. J. Adler is rejoining the Young Audiences network as the Executive Director of Young Audiences New York.
Young Audiences Western New York presents The Story of Ferdinand performed by theatreFiguren on Saturday, September 15 at 1 pm. Re-experience this beloved story penned in 1935 by Munro Leaf. This is a story about "being yourself" with the universal message of nonviolence. So, take the bull by the horns and introduce the next generation to the peace-loving and flower-smelling bull - Ferdinand. In
A Great New York Times article by Perri Klass, M.D. on the benefits of early musical education.
Miss Nelson Is Missing is a humorous tale of a teacher who must go to outrageous extremes to deal with the most horribly-behaved class in her school. Now Harry Allard and James Marshall’s perennially popular book for young readers comes to life in an interactive play performed by arts educator Andi Meyer. The performance is sponsored by Kansas City Young Audiences in celebration of National Arts
Please join the Houston Arts Partners community as they welcome educators from the surrounding 53 school districts in our region to discover the why, what, and the how of building a community of Arts Partnerships for your classroom and students. This day of learning includes, 14 grade-level specific presentations, two panel discussions, an inspirational keynote speech and many resources to begin
A first of its kind street festival on Granby Street (Main St. to Charlotte St.) Friday, Sept 7th from 6-9pm. Young Audiences of Virginia Staff had a great time entertaining the people that came out. More than 40 Young Audience of Virginia Teaching Artists came out to celebrate and perform throughout the night.
The Young Audiences Arts for Learning network is busy celebrating the National Arts-in-Education Week (September 9–15, 2012). It began in July 2010, when the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring the second Sunday in September as the beginning of National Arts-in-Education Week. Take this opportunity to get involved with Young Audiences and the local arts programs in your
In celebration of the Young Audiences 60th anniversary, the YA community wants to see and hear your YA stories. We’re giving away a FREE Young Audiences 60 th anniversary Tote Bag with each submission. In return, we just ask you to send us a short 150-250 word story or a couple of minutes of video (format: MP4, MOV, WMV) describing how a YA program increased your appreciation of the arts whether
On October 26th from 6-9pm at the New Haven Country Club Young Audiences will hold a gala to raise funds for arts programs geared to underserved students and communities throughout Connecticut. The Once in a Blue Moon Gala will feature the music of roster artist Blue Jupiter. There will be great food, drink, and Silent Auction items galore. Don’t miss this trendy event!!
Showcase is an opportunity for parents, teachers, administrators and librarians from across the state to see a variety of Young Audiences' teaching artists perform for students. The Fall Artist Showcase is a free annual event.
Showcasing Dallas-Fort Worth’s finest chefs and cuisine, Food for Thought benefits Big Thought, one of Dallas’ leading nonprofits dedicated to improving public education through creative learning. Food for Thought features more than a dozen chefs from DFW’s best establishments presenting signature “tastes” of their specialties during the evening. The event also includes live entertainment, a
Chocolate Fest 2012 fundraiser will take place Saturday, October 20 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Harrison Center for the Arts, located at 1505 North Delaware Street in Indianapolis. Benefiting Arts for Learning, the Indiana Affiliate of Young Audiences, Chocolate Fest will now include a host of local chefs, chocolatiers, bakers, and restaurateurs offering “tastings” to entice attendees to buy
On Friday, October 12th, Springboard is hosting its second annual trivia event! The "Minds-On" Trivia Night will feature entertaining trivia questions, a slew of silent auction items, and games such as heads or tails, 50/50, and the ever popular Wagon of Cheer! Proceeds will go towards hands-on programs that inspire minds-on learning for students in the St. Louis area. We hope you can support our
On Saturday, September 22nd Arts Partners of Wichita, Kansas will be holding their first annual Arty Party! Artists, musicians, storytellers, puppeteers, dancers and even a magician will be there for this Arts Partners Kid Event. This fun-filled event is for the whole family. Kids will work with artists to create all sorts of fantastic items to take home with them while enjoying musical
On Sunday, September 23 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM in Chappaqua, NY Young Audiences New York in partnership with Crabtree's Kittle House presents an evening of food, wine, and performances by local artists at Crabtree's Kittle House. This now annual event gives support to the Donna Salvatore Fund for Storytelling which provides funding for programs that offer opportunities for students to connect
The Young Audiences National staff and I are very excited about the launch of our new blog where we’ll be posting commentary on news events, sharing different perspectives from the YA network, and engaging in candid discussion about the biggest issues surrounding arts-in-education today. WhyArts is a blog for everyone, not just the Young Audiences affiliate network. I’ll be one of many
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
Meet 150 teens representing a diverse group of neighborhoods, schools and communities who are working as paid arts apprentices this summer through Young Audiences’ ArtWorks. While creating high quality art like children’s clothing, mosaics and a documentary on The Halle Building, they are also learning 21st century workplace skills like timeliness, responsibility and collaboration … and they’re
It's back! Register now for the always in-demand Wolf Trap Institute! An early childhood professional development course now in its fifth year, this year's program features all new workshops. Early childhood practitioners will experience how integrating drama, movement and music teaching techniques into the curriculum will actively engage young children in joyful learning. During this 2-day
Since 1977, Run For The Arts has helped schools raise over $13.5 million for arts in education. Run For The Arts is an opportunity for schools to raise the funds that make it possible to bring artists into their classrooms, pay for field trips to see performances and exhibitions and purchase art supplies. It is an annual jogathon conducted by individual schools throughout Oregon & SW
Now in its fourth year, Catch a Rising Star! brings together eight to ten of the best young singers in the world to perform in Abilene on Tuesday, August 28, at 7:30pm at the beautiful, historic Paramount Theatre in Abilene, Texas. Members of the Houston Grand Opera Studio will sing pieces from famous and well-loved operas in addition to other popular music, including a few musical theatre
The Emerging Artists Creativity Hub (EACH) is a teen arts program designed specifically for young artists, ages 13-17, who are interested and gifted in the arts. It is intended for students to study and work in the arts far beyond the typical high school curriculum. Each week participants gather to explore multiple art forms and take creative risks in personal and collaborative art-making.
June 25-29, 2012 Think 360 Arts and Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver recently held the Aesthetic Education Institute of Colorado (AEIC), an intensive summer professional development training in arts integration. AEIC is designed for school administrators and K-12 teachers in all content areas to discover teaching techniques that equip students with 21st century skills.
On Saturday August 25 th , Young Audiences of Western New York will be sponsoring Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts’ Kidsfest Performances. The Festival of the Arts serves as an annual community celebration that promotes the arts, environmentalism and community involvement. This year Young Audiences of Western New York is there to celebrate their 50th year of service with a whole day of
Young Audiences partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGMCA) to offer a one-week summer camp residency for 9-10 year old students at the Woolfolk Boys & Girls Club. The Words & Movement residency, consisting of six 60-minute sessions, encouraged students to explore the creative process through words and movement. The first session, led by YA roster artist, Tasha Jones,
Dancers from Young Audiences of Louisiana Preform at Dizzy Feet Gala In May, dancers from Young Audiences of Louisiana’s Big Easy Award nominated dance program at Woodmere Elementary gave a special performance for Hollywood director and choreographer Adam Shankman . Mr. Shankman, whose Dizzy Feet Foundation funds after school dance programs, was so impressed by their performance that he invited
KCYA Arts for Learning & Living Luncheon Monday, September 10, 2012 at 11:30am Sheraton Hotel Kansas City at Crown Center Join the Kansas City Young Audiences as they celebrate the power of arts education...and one to grow on. This lovely luncheon features performances by professional artists and children as well as the presentation of KCYA annual awards: The Trudy Award - Shirley Helzberg,
Richard Stoltzman is a world-renowned clarinetist who has played with more than 100 orchestras, as well as with many chamber groups and solo recitals. Stoltzman has received numerous awards and has produced an extensive discography. In addition to classical repertoire, Stoltzman also plays jazz. He has been a member of the YA Advisory Committee for over 25 years and was elected to the National
"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
Young Audiences New York's 2012 Children's Arts Award Benefit, honoring Lea Thompson and emceed by Richard Thomas, was a phenomenal success, raising over $530,000. Young Audiences New York's MELODY - A Fund for Music Education presented by yaNY and Michael Dorf's FIKS (Fixing Instruments in Kids' Schools) awarded more than $60,000 to eighteen NYC schools to help support music education and
Through a grant from The Western States Arts Federation, Young Audiences of San Diego brought nationally renowned storyteller David Novak to San Diego for six school assemblies in celebration of Read Across America. Read Across America celebrates the birthday of Dr. Seuss and encourages every child to celebrate reading. Over 1,000 students at three elementary schools were treated to David's
Join hundreds of board members, staff, artists, volunteers and community partners at the 2012 Young Audiences National Conference in Baltimore, taking place April 19-21 at the Four Seasons Hotel. Participants will explore and experience Baltimore's best arts-integrated schools and cultural institutions, hear the latest research on the arts and brain development, and engage in stimulating
A big thanks to everyone who participated in Young Audiences Week, March 12-18, and in the events that took place in celebration around the country. We are so grateful to have had this national (and Presidential!) recognition of the important work YA affiliates do, every day, in schools and communities from coast to coast. Here's to next year! We are gearing up and getting excited for April
On the night of Friday, July 27 th , Young Audiences of Northern California turned the walls of one of SoMa’s hottest new spots, Club Six into paintings. With huge canvases in front of them, loads of brushes and paint at their fingertips, and retro/hip-hop music by DJ Ry Toast flowing in and out of their ears, novices and trained artists alike painted the night. A hundred percent of the evening’s
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