• Summer Stories of Resilience Through the Arts from the YA Network

  • SEADAE White Paper Published: 'STEAM and the Role of the Arts in STEM'

  • YA Affiliates Across the Country Join Together In Support of Unified Statement: ‘Arts Education Is Essential’

Recent Studies Affirm the Positive Impacts of Arts-in-Education

In celebration of YA Week, a congressionally designated arts advocacy initiative, we are pleased to spotlight two new studies, which affirm that access and exposure to the arts not only boost students’ academic performance, but also strengthen their social and emotional development.According to research carried out in Houston-area and Baltimore City schools, and involving programs of Young Audiences of Houston and Young Audiences of Maryland, respectively, the measurable be

National Residency Teaching Artist Credential

Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s National Residency Teaching Artist Credential (TAC) 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, Planning & Preparation, and Community.

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YA Network - Departures

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YA Network - Personnel Changes

Please use this form to let us know about any changes to your YA Affiliate staff, including the addition of new colleagues, or changes in title, contact info, or function. To notify us about a colleague who is no longer with your organization, please visit www.ya.org/departures. Thank you!

Atlanta-Based ArtsNow to Become New Affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning

Young Audiences Arts for Learning is proud to announce the addition of its newest affiliate, Atlanta-based ArtsNow.

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Newsfeed August 9, 2020
YA Arts for Learning
We are pleased to announce that Melissa Gawlowski Pratt will join Young Audiences' national staff as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Network Relations. In this role, Melissa will lead the development and implementation of strategic partnerships and programs within the Young Audiences network and the arts education field-at-large. A passionate believer in the right for all people to access the arts, Melissa brings to Young Audiences more than 15 years of experience managing arts education programs and teams.
Why Arts?
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.
The Network
As students face a summer unlike any before, we know that opportunities to combat 'summer slide' have never been more important. We continue our 'Resilience Through the Arts' column by spotlighting the efforts of YA affiliates to transform summer programming and provide students with valuable academic and social-emotional support.
The Network
We’re pleased to share a compelling video series highlighting YA affiliate Arts for Learning Indiana’s third space project. Made possible through generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc. , the program is designed to interject museum-quality works...
YA Arts for Learning
We’re proud to announce that twenty affiliates of Young Audiences Arts for Learning (Young Audiences) have signed on in support of ‘ Arts Education Is Essential . ’ This u nified statement conveys the importance of arts education for students during...