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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.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning To Celebrate YA Week, March 28 – April 10, 2021
YA Week 2021 will be held March 28 – April 10. 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 national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network, leaders in the field, and individual supporters.
Engaging NYC’s Youngest Learners - and Those Who Teach Them - Through The Arts
Guest authors Helen Barahal and Susan Barahal detail how the "Create" Professional Learning Series draws on the power of partnerships to help early childhood educators find their inner artists, and by doing so, develop the capacity to create high-quality arts experiences for young learners across the city.
Working Toward a Brighter Future: Our Commitment to Racial Equity
At Young Audiences Arts for Learning, we are taking an opportunity for reflection as we begin the new year. 2020 was incomparably difficult and painful, yet it has also issued a call to action and brought forth the beginnings of necessary change. While systemic racism and inequity are a daily lived experience for many of us, they can no longer be denied by those of us who have benefited from an…