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

As our network and our nation face unprecedented challenges and uncertainty, we know that the arts remain more vital than ever in keeping young learners engaged and enlivening us allWe continue to monitor regulations and guidance 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. While our physical office is closed, our staff members are working remotely during regular business hours, monitoring voicemails, emails, and other forms of correspondence, as well as conducting internal and external meetings virtually. 

You can reach our staff at the email addresses below:

 

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. Likewise, we are proud to see the many ways the arts-in-education community is coming together to offer support, share resources, and transform practices to continue reaching and engaging children at this critical time.

Our thought partners at SEADAE (State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education) have developed an Arts Instructional Resources library, which provides resources and learning tools focused on arts-related instruction and activities in dance, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts, and arts integration. We encourage educators and families seeking to sustain and uplift the needs of young learners at home to visit and contribute to this growing collection. 

Throughout the coming weeks, on www.youngaudiences.org and our social media channels, we will be posting curated resources and articles of interest for artists, educators, parents, and families. We will also be sharing the inspiring stories of innovation, resilience, generosity, and support that are emerging from across our community.  

We wish you and your loved ones health and safety, and encourage everyone to keep up-to-date about COVID-19, its treatment, and its prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/nCoV

 

Sincerely,

Young Audiences Arts for Learning

 

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