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YA Awarded $9.2 Million US DOE Grant To Support Responsive Arts in School Education
Young Audiences has been awarded a $9.2 million federal grant through the US Department of Education’s (DOE) Assistance for Arts Education (AAE) program. The project, Responsive Arts in School Education (RAISE), will bring Teaching Artists (TAs), School Social Workers (SSWs), and classroom teachers into partnership to develop healing-centered and culturally responsive-sustaining arts in education…
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Supports Three Equity-Focused Initiatives Through FY22 Affiliate Development Fund
YA has awarded three Affiliate Development Fund (ADF) grants for FY22 to support initiatives across the national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network (YA Network) that address issues of racial justice impacting historically marginalized communities. Each year, the ADF supports innovative projects and initiatives that advance the organizational development of individual affiliates and build…
Contribute to Hurricane Ida Relief Fund for YA of Louisiana Teaching Artists
Please consider contributing to the Hurricane Ida relief fund for YALA teaching artists who work as independent contractors today! All contributions will go towards their lost income and evacuation expenses in an attempt to help offset losses from the recent hurricane. The distribution amount will depend upon the total amount raised.
Seven New Executive Leaders Appointed Across the National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Network
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is proud to introduce seven new executive leaders who have recently been appointed to head YA affiliates across the country: Anya Aslanova, Arts for Learning Indiana; Sheffia Dooley, Center for Arts-Inspired Learning; Cathy Hung, Young Audiences New York; Lauren Jost, Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington; Laura King, Young Audiences of Abilene; and…
Three YA Affiliate Leaders Leave Their Posts - And Leave a Strong Impact on Arts in Education
This summer, three long-time executive leaders retired from their roles at the helm of Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliates, leaving a strong foundation for the next cohort of leaders in arts in education. We celebrate the impact they have had on the field and countless children and youth across the country, over their combined 85+ years of leadership in the national Young Audiences Arts…
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Welcomes Arts & Learning Conservatory as New Southern California Affiliate
YA is proud to announce the addition of its newest affiliate, Arts & Learning Conservatory (ALC). Based in Cosa Mesa, CA, ALC is dedicated to bringing high-quality, accessible, and equitable performing arts to children throughout Southern California. Each year, the organization serves more than 1,200 students, partnering with 40 schools in 10 districts across the region.
Director of YA’s NE Ohio Affiliate Honored as Community Leader in Cleveland
Marsha Dobrzynski, Executive Director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s Northeast Ohio affiliate, the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL), was honored as the recipient of the 2021 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Neighborhood Leadership Award from University Circ
Young Audiences Awarded $65,000 NEA Grant To Support Teaching Artist Training in Trauma-Informed Practice
The national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network receives a combined $125,000 in the NEA’s latest major funding announcement. Additionally, Young Audiences affiliate Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) has been awarded $60,000 in support of its Collaboration Laboratory program.
US House Resolution Designates March 28 - April 10, 2021, as National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week
Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) has introduced a Resolution to the House of Representatives designating the weeks of March 28 through April 10, 2021, 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 students and schools nationwide through arts in education programs.