Network Initiatives

This summer, Young Audiences of Abilene welcomed Talan Cobb as its new Executive Director. Operating as part of the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council (ACAC), Young Audiences of Abilene brings together schools, communities, and professional teaching artists, creating programs that help make the arts an integral part of education for students in the community. We spoke with Talan about her
Samantha is looking forward to using her love of theater, education, and accessibility as YA's fall intern. Originally from Southern California, she moved to Rochester, NY in 2008 for school, stayed for work, and recently moved to NYC in August 2019 to get her Master's in Performing Arts Administration at New York University. She started attending theater performances as a kid and fell in love!
Young Audiences has signed on in support of a 15-action national recovery strategy that the next Administration can use to put creative workers to work—activating the creative economy and drawing upon the creative energies of the country’s 5.1 million creative workers to energize Americans, reimagine how communities can thrive, and improve the lives of all.
We are excited to join forces with the Young Audiences Arts for Learning Network and the field-at-large to celebrate National Arts in Education Week, September 13-19, 2020!