• Stories of Resilience Through The Arts from the YA Network

  • An Update from Young Audiences Arts for Learning Regarding COVID-19

  • Pittsburgh-Based Arts Ed Collaborative Joins the YA Network as Western Pennsylvania Affiliate

Newsfeed April 10, 2020
The Network
We are deeply proud of and inspired by the efforts of our affiliates as they navigate new realities and forge new and innovative ways of expanding student learning through the arts. Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing these stories of support and resilience that are emerging from across the Young Audiences Arts for Learning Network.
Get Involved
As we navigate the evolving challenges of social distancing, school closures, and virtual learning, we are committed to partnering with our national network and the arts-in-education community to forge new and innovative ways to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Over the coming weeks, we will be updating this page with curated resources and articles of interest for the artists, educators, nonprofits, and families, that are navigating this challenging time along with us.
YA Arts for Learning
We continue to monitor guidance and regulations regarding COVID-19, while prioritizing the safety and wellbeing of Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s national and affiliate staff, trustees, teaching artists, educational partners, and of course, students. Under the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ‘New York On Pause’ order, the YA National Office has temporarily moved its operations online. We are committed to partnering with our network and the field-at-large as we navigate new realities and forge innovative ways to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts.
The Network
Our Chicago affiliate just announced their extraordinary commitment to pay hourly CAPE teaching artists 75% of their teaching rate in compensation for their loss of instructional time during the coronavirus school shutdown. In recognition if the essential role that teaching artist play in carrying out the organization’s mission, CAPE has committed almost $100,000 from its organizational reserve fund to support their teaching artists through the end of this school year.
YA Arts for Learning
In light of recent updates regarding COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone our National Conference in New Orleans until next spring. Please note that Arts From The Start: An Exploration of Early Learning will now be held March 17 – 19, 2021. We very much appreciate the continued enthusiasm and support we have received from conference registrants and presenters. We anticipate that rescheduling this conference will best enable us to present the dynamic convening we have planned, while safely welcoming as many attendees as possible to New Orleans!

Young Audiences Leadership Forum

The Leadership Forum, a two-day meeting in New York City, for the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network board members and executive staff, focuses on strategies to maximize and strengthen the network. The Leadership Forum has focused on many critical topics, including curriculum integration, diversity, strategic planning, and strategies for addressing financial challenges.

Young Audiences Out-of-School Time Programming

 

Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week)

Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week) is an annual advocacy and awareness initiative when the Young Audiences Arts for Learning Network (YA Network) works collectively to shine a light on the importance of the arts within education.

National Arts-in-Education Conference

RESCHEDULEDArts from the Start: An Exploration of Early Learning, will be held March 17-19, 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In light of recent updates regarding COVID-19, we have decided to postpone our National Conference in New Orleans until next spring. Please note that Arts From The Start: An Exploration of Early Learning will now be held March 17 – 19, 2021. For the latest details, please visit: 

YA Western NY Announces Full STEAM Ahead: Innovation In The Classroom And Community

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 together teachers, teaching artists, cultural specialists, arts and cultural education program providers, and many more who are innovating in their schools and in the community. Western New York’s

Jones Soda Photography Program

 

Jones Soda and Young Audiences Arts for Learning began their partnership in early 2014 to teach children about the art of photography through a ten-week residency program. For the first program at Urban Promise Academy in Oakland, CA, Jones Soda enlisted its original photographer and designer, Victor John Penner, to help teach the course and mentor students. Action photography company GoPro generously provided cameras for this program.

Arts for Learning Members National

This is for Arts for Learning Member Users that are related to the National Office - example VIPs. General Password: Arts4learning

Arts for Learning Members Atlanta

For Teachers and Staff in Atlanta, Georgia. Password for all teachers in this group: Atlanta

Arts for Learning Members Beaverton

This OG is for Arts for Learning Members Beaverton.

 

 

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