Network Initiatives

On Tuesday, October 22 nd , Young Audiences Charter School (YACS) broke ground on its new state-of-the-art facility at 1000 Burmaster Street in Gretna, Louisiana. Serving students from Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS), YACS is the school division of Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA), Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s New Orleans-based affiliate. Located at the site of a former
Our Gala on October 29, 2019, will honor actor and director Joel Marsh Garland, a dedicated supporter of the arts and loyal friend of Young Audiences. Joel's support of arts in education is rooted in the powerful impact that the arts have had on his education, development, career, and relationships throughout his life.
This week, September 8-14, 2019, Young Audiences Arts for Learning is excited to celebrate National Arts in Education Week! House Resolution 275 , passed by Congress in 2010, designates the second week in September as National Arts in Education Week , a time to tell the story of how the arts have impacted and enriched our nation's schools. To honor the occasion, schools and arts organizations
Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s 2019 Gala, honoring Joel Marsh Garland, was held on Tuesday, October 29th at The Mandarin Oriental New York. Thanks to our generous guests and gala donors, we raised meaningful funding to support innovative arts learning programs that raise academic and artistic achievement, while building skills for success in curricular endeavors, creative pursuits, and life itself. Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate the power of the arts to inspire young people and expand their learning.
Marsha Dobrzynski, Executive Director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s (YA) Northeast Ohio affiliate, the Center for Arts Inspired Learning (CAL), has been selected as one of Crain’s Cleveland Business’ 2019 Women of Note. The annual feature salutes a group of “inspiring women whose dedication and achievements enrich Northeast Ohio, its institutions and its people.”
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.
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
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.
MEDIA ALERT WHO : Pharrell Williams, Grammy-Award Winning Musician David Dik , National Executive Director, Young Audiences Arts for Learning Elizabeth Rutledge , Chief Marketing Officer, American Express WHAT : Pharrell Williams will participate in the ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building in support of Young Audiences Arts for Learning and The Yellow Ball, in partnership with
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.
YA-WNY’s YA Week celebrations were recognized by several prominent government officials and congressional stakeholders.
National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week) 2018 kicked off on March 25, 2018, and will continue through April 7, 2018. During YA Week, the YA Network raises awareness about the importance of arts-in-education around the country. The annual advocacy and awareness campaign is celebrated by the entire Network of 30 Young Audiences affiliates serving 22 states with arts integrated