Network Initiatives

The YA Network will celebrate YA Week April 14-27, 2019, to raise awareness and support for arts-in-education. An annual advocacy and awareness initiative first championed by Conductor Leonard Bernstein in 1971, YA Week has grown into a two-week celebration of arts-in-education observed each spring by the YA Network, leaders in the field, and individual supporters.
We are pleased to announce the launch of, Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s new Moodle project. The new home of YA’s learning management system (LMS), replacing, and extending the platform’s capabilities with new features, a streamlined navigation experience, and security upgrades.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning's 2019 National Conference will be held April 3-5 in Houston, Texas. This year's conference, No Limits: Supporting Children with Learning Differences, will address timely issues such as inclusion, accessibility, and the role of the arts in supporting young people with special needs.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s 66th Annual Gala will feature a performance by the world-renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC). Celebrated as a model of both artistic excellence and cultural diversity, YPC provides children of all backgrounds with a unique program of musical education and choral performance. It aspires to fulfill each child’s creative potential while enriching the community at large.
At Young Audiences’ 66 th Annual Gala , we are pleased to honor two of YA’s most dedicated trustees: L. Jan Robertson and Nathan W. Pearson, Jr., (Bill) for their exemplary leadership and service to the YA network. Jan and Bill have played key roles, on both the national and affiliate boards, as leaders and policy makers. We are proud to recognize their work in helping to make Young Audiences the
Young Audiences Arts for Learning (Young Audiences) today announced the launch of its National Residency Teaching Artist Credential (TAC) program, a new initiative that articulates what effective, high quality teaching artistry looks like in K-12 school-based residencies, and formally endorses exceptional teaching artists who embody excellence in four competency areas: Artistry, Instruction, Preparation & Planning, and Community.
MEDIA ALERT WHO : Pharrell Williams, Grammy-Award Winning Musician David Dik , National Executive Director, Young Audiences Arts for Learning Elizabeth Rutledge , Chief Marketing Officer, American Express WHAT : Pharrell Williams will participate in the ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building in support of Young Audiences Arts for Learning and The Yellow Ball, in partnership with
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is thrilled to announce that it will serve as philanthropic beneficiary for The Yellow Ball , to be co-hosted by American Express and Pharrell Williams , which will be held September 10, 2018 , at The Brooklyn Museum . We thank American Express and Pharrell for their generous support of Young Audiences Arts for Learning and their shared commitment to raising
New York, NY (March 26, 2018) — Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA) on March 22, 2018, introduced a resolution of support designating the weeks of March 25 and April 1 as National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week). The designation of YA Week will honor the contributions Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) has made to schools nationwide through
Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is deeply saddened by the passing of Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25), a tireless supporter of the arts and longtime advocate for YA and the arts-in-education field. She passed away early this morning in Washington, DC after sustaining an injury last week, according to a statement issued by her staff on March 16, 2018. A former blues and jazz singer
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is proud to announce that its annual advocacy and awareness campaign, Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week), will take place March 25 – April 7, 2018.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is pleased to announce that our Affiliate Young Audiences of Western New York (Young Audiences WNY) has appointed Michael Weidrich as its new Executive Director. For more than 50 years, Young Audiences WNY has been carrying out its mission to make the visual, performing, and literary arts a part of young people's lives in order to enhance their development as
Young Audiences of Rochester, NY and Settlement Houses of Rochester Foundation are pleased to announce an exciting partnership. They will introduce and provide a broad range of arts programming that engage multigenerational clients of Rochester's settlement houses, who often do not have access to a diverse variety of arts experiences. The Urban Arts Education Alliance will serve the member
Nicole Fix joined Young Audiences Arts for Learning in July 2014 as Director of Finance. Through her company, Fix Strategies LLC, Nicole has provided fiscal and strategic consultation services to numerous non-profit and cultural organizations in New York. Prior to founding Fix Strategies, Nicole co-founded the award-winning New York theater company, Page 73 Productions, where she served as
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New York, NY (August 27, 2012, 11 a.m. EDT) - To celebrate Young Audiences Arts for Learning's 60 th anniversary, the national office launched an interactive web site that will foster communication within the Young Audiences (YA) network and beyond. The YA web site ( ) is designed to strengthen and serve YA's online audience. It was developed by rayogram, a company that
By Mary Nass On Saturday evening July 28th, fifteen talented dancers and drummers from Young Audiences of Louisiana's 21st Century Community Learning Centers program at Woodmere and Lincoln Elementary Schools took to the stage of the Los Angeles Music Center in front of a crowd of 3,197 enthusiastic arts supporters. The Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by Hollywood
Our mission is to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Established in 1952, Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is the nation's largest arts-in-education learning network , serving more than 5 million children and youth each year in more than 7,000 schools and community centers across the country . The YA Network is comprised of 30 diverse affiliates , each
Young Audiences Arts for Learning has reached a significant milestone in 2012: Its 60th Anniversary. The Leadership Conference is a special event in recognition of this milestone. This year, the Leadership conference sessions will be held at The Princeton Club of New York on Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16 and The Yale Club on Saturday, November 17. This Leadership conference is
Marcus joined Young Audiences as the Communications Associate this March - he will help manage YA's new Website in addition to press outreach. He previously worked at the Brooklyn Museum publicizing special exhibitions and the Museum's Public Programs including the popular Target First Saturdays. Marcus grew up in Maryland and moved to New York to work on his BFA at the Cooper Union. When he is