Network Initiatives

ArtsNow has been awarded more than US$2.27 million over four years to fund its smART Literacy! program in four elementary schools in Georgia and South Carolina. Notably, ArtsNow is one of three Young Audiences affiliates to be awarded AAEDD grants for FY18, among just 22 winning projects culled from more than 90 applications.
At Young Audiences’ 66 th Annual Gala , we are pleased to honor two of YA’s most dedicated trustees: L. Jan Robertson and Nathan W. Pearson, Jr., (Bill) for their exemplary leadership and service to the YA network. Jan and Bill have played key roles, on both the national and affiliate boards, as leaders and policy makers. We are proud to recognize their work in helping to make Young Audiences the
YA Network affiliates Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA), ArtsNow Learning (ArtsNow), and Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), have each been awarded more than US$2.25 million in funding over four years to advance pioneering projects in the arts integration field. These winning initiatives represent three out of only 22 AAEDD grants awarded for FY18, culled from more than 90 applications.
The Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) national recognition program, run by our colleagues at the NAMM Foundation, is now in its 20th year of honoring the efforts of music education champions who share in the common goal to ensure access to music for all students as part of their curriculum.

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