Network Initiatives

CAL marked the occasion with a free Family Arts Festival, inviting local community members into the new space at 1450 E. 105th Street to catch a glimpse of the imaginative arts-inspired programming it will bring to Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s 66th Annual Gala will feature a performance by the world-renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC). Celebrated as a model of both artistic excellence and cultural diversity, YPC provides children of all backgrounds with a unique program of musical education and choral performance. It aspires to fulfill each child’s creative potential while enriching the community at large.
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.
We were pleased to welcome longtime supporters, new friends, dedicated volunteers, and colleagues from field to the Mandarin Oriental New York for Young Audiences' 66th Annual Gala.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is proud to join thousands of arts organizations and communities across the nation to celebrate National Arts in Education Week, September 9-15. Young Audiences will recognize and celebrate the transformative power of arts education through activities that honor the efforts of teachers, artists, and cultural groups working to make the arts a crucial part of education in the lives of community members.
Our Virginia affiliate, Young Audiences of Virginia (YAV) is looking for a Development Manager to work in partnership with their CEO to plan, lead, organize, and execute strategies to raise funds from a variety of sources.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is thrilled to announce that it will serve as philanthropic beneficiary for The Yellow Ball , to be co-hosted by American Express and Pharrell Williams , which will be held September 10, 2018 , at The Brooklyn Museum . We thank American Express and Pharrell for their generous support of Young Audiences Arts for Learning and their shared commitment to raising
The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL), Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s Cleveland, Ohio-based affiliate, is one of 79 non-profit organizations selected to host a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read program, an honor the organization has received for a second consecutive year. Residents in Cuyahoga County will have the opportunity to participate in Cleveland’s NEA Big Read
While school is out for summer and students are having fun in the sun, but not engaging in educational activities, many run the risk of falling behind once they return to classrooms in the fall. On average, children lose approximately two months of learning from the previous school year during summer months, and for low-income students, the loss is can be even greater. By fifth grade, summer
Young Audiences’ Southern California-based affiliate, Arts for Learning San Diego (A4LSD), celebrated YA Week with longstanding partner, Ocean Beach Elementary (OBE), at the school’s spring Carnival event.
National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week 2018 (YA Week) was celebrated across the YA Network from March 25 – April 7. In one of YA Week’s highlights, Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington pushed musical boundaries with a collaborative performance featuring the talents of the Camas High School choir.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is deeply saddened by the passing of Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25), a tireless supporter of the arts and longtime advocate for YA and the arts-in-education field. She passed away early this morning in Washington, DC after sustaining an injury last week, according to a statement issued by her staff on March 16, 2018. A former blues and jazz singer
Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s Affili-Nation column spotlights the hardworking individuals across the YA Network who make it possible for our affiliates to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Our latest publication features Sarah Frazier from Young Audiences New York. Young Audiences New York (YANY), one of the YA Network’s longest-standing affiliates, recently
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is proud to announce that its annual advocacy and awareness campaign, Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week), will take place March 25 – April 7, 2018.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s Affili-Nation column spotlights the hardworking individuals across the YA network who make it possible for our affiliates to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Our latest publication features Pam Walker from ArtsNow.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is pleased to congratulate YA Affiliate Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington on its selection to receive an Art Works grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the organization’s Teaching Artist Studio (TA Studio) program. Founded in 2013, the TA Studio is a professional development initiative serving teaching artists in Oregon and
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is pleased to announce that our Northeast Ohio affiliate, the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL), has been honored with the 2018 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio in the category of Arts Education. Presented annually by the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation, the Governor’s Awards showcase and celebrate Ohio artists, arts
For this edition of Throwback Thursday, we are taking a look at the history of an important piece of Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s graphic identity. A bright yellow sun, drawn in the classic simplicity of a child’s hand, has been the official symbol of Young Audiences since 1971. It is evocative of warmth, strength, growth, creativity, and imagination. The logo was designed by world