Looking Back at YA Week 1971

January 06, 2022 | lauren@ya.org

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, we'll be spotlighting YA history all year long! Below is a look back at the very first Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week).


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 YA network, leaders in the field, and individual supporters.

We are proud to be keeping the legacy alive! YA Week 2022 will be held April 10-23, 2022! Learn more and join the festivities at youngaudiences.org/YAWeek


About Young Audiences Arts for Learning

Founded in 1952, Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s mission is to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. We are the nation’s largest arts in education network, comprising local affiliates across the country that collectively impact over 5 million young people each year. The national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network works collaboratively to advance arts in education through advocacy, communications, fundraising, program development, professional learning, and other support. To explore our national network, please visit: www.youngaudiences.org/network  

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