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YA-WNY’s YA Week celebrations were recognized by several prominent government officials and congressional stakeholders.
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.
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
New York, NY (March 26, 2018) — Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA) on March 22, 2018, introduced a resolution of support designating the weeks of March 25 and April 1 as National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week). The designation of YA Week will honor the contributions Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) has made to schools nationwide through
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.
US House Resolution Designates April 9th- April 22nd as National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week New York, NY (April 11, 2017) — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) has introduced a Resolution to the House of Representatives designating the weeks of April 9th and 16th as National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week). This week will honor the contributions Young Audiences Arts
Young Audiences (YA) Week will take place April 9-22. During these two weeks, we ask that you join the YA network to raise awareness about the importance of arts-in-education. YA Week is celebrated by the entire network of 30 Young Audiences affiliates in 22 states around the county with arts integrated programming and special events in schools and community venues. Check out these highlights
Young Audiences Arts for Learning will Host more than 100 Events across the U.S. in Celebration of National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week, April 9–April 22, 2017! New York, NY – February 14, 2017 – Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is proud to announce the National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week), an annual advocacy and awareness campaign. The Young Audiences Arts
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YANJEPA) will celebrate YA Week at their Dazzle: Mad Hot Ballroom IV "Anything Goes" on April 2, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton, New Jersey. Back by popular demand, Dazzle: Mad Hot Ballroom IV "Anything Goes" will feature four new volunteers and their professional dance partners as they perform to win your votes and the coveted YA
For YA Week, Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington premiered a new piece of music that was composed by the Camas High School choir, and local composer Luke Wyland. Read more and see clips of the performance.
Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington will premiere a new piece of music that was composed by the Camas High School choir, and local composer Luke Wyland. This choral work will be performed by the choir and Wyland's band, AU on Tuesday March 29 in celebration of YA Week. This collaboration is part of a larger project between Young Audiences and Camas High School to create a "Business of
Young Audiences of Western New York is proud to announce National Young Audiences Week. During National YA Week , YAWNY will celebrate the many contributions it has made in the eight counties, through its arts in education programs, and with a special celebration on March 31st! YA Week will be celebrated in Buffalo, New York on Thursday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m. at Buffalo's Downtown Library. Young
Young Audiences of Houston is celebrating YA Week by hosting 68 in-school programs showcasing a variety of cultural programs. Fifth graders at Roberts Elementary will be working with YAH artists from the Main Street Theater and Psophonia Dance Company to rehearse their end-of-year production of "The Lion King Kids"; Native American artists from Houston Aztec Dance and Drum will be teaching first
Young Audiences New York will host their second annual forum - Children's Creativity: What's The Big Whoop?. Guest expert Shirley Brice Heath will increase our understanding of what children learn through art-making and how their creativity can impact whole neighborhoods. Learn more about this free event.
The House resolution, introduced by Representative Leonard Lance (R-NJ) co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, highlights the work of the 30 participating Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliates. As an avid supporter of the arts, he states that “arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines… is an essential element of a complete and well-rounded education for all students”.
While I will be presenting on specific provisions dealing with arts and music education at the Growing up with the Arts, a national arts-in-education conference in Miami, I thought I’d focus this website feature on a new section of the law which creates immediate opportunities to support additional music and arts education in our nation’s schools – Title IV-A, Section 4107.
With one day left until the end of YA Week 2015, it’s time to reflect on some of the great work that our affiliates have been doing to celebrate and to advocate for arts-in-education! And we would like start off by highlighting Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland and Arts for Learning Miami.
Today is the final day of the National Young Audiences Week (YA Week) and we are happy to announce a free closing extravaganza for New Brunswick area families. Organized by Young Audiences of New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania, this annual family arts festival will include performances from multicultural dance troupes, hands-on dance workshops, and even an on-site health fair focused on childhood health and wellness issues...
Young Audiences New York seized the moment that National Arts for Learning Week offers to raise an important question: What’s the next frontier that children and youth need us to take on in New York City? As proud 63 year pioneers of making the arts part of education in New York City, Young Audiences New York knows that there is more that the arts can—and must—do to close the opportunity gaps
Last week, YA of Oregon & SW Washington staff took to city hall to testify in front of the Portland City Council. They definitely made their case and the proclamation states that “the City of Portland recognizes the critical role that the arts play in the development of young people...
After months of preparation, National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week is finally here. To celebrate, every day we will be highlighting festivities from the YA affiliate network. For our first day, we would like to feature Young Audiences of Virginia (YAV) celebrating their 60th anniversary this year...
Join us this week in celebrating the work of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network! YA Week is being observed across the country in 22 states by Young Audiences' affiliates with special events, school activities, residencies, and performances promoting awareness of YA’s arts-in-education programs.
In NYC, the festivities will be kicked off with a lively panel discussion to address the opportunity gap in NYC and how arts organizations can help leverage the arts to close this gap for all of NYC children. The national organization of Young Audiences is partnering with our affiliate in New York City, Young Audiences New York to create this event that will take place on Wednesday, March 18...
In recognition of this event, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wrote a letter thanking the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network for its dedication and continued success bringing arts in education to nearly half a million New York students every year.
Image: An early childhood program National YA Week celebrates the many contributions that Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliates have made to schools and communities nationwide through their arts in education programs. In honor of YA Week, Young Audiences Arts for Learning Miami held multiple residency program and events across Miami-Dade County including programs in 43 early childhood
As part of their celebratory events, Executive Director, Cary Clarke attended a community arts event that was organized by Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici’s office. Suzanne Bonamici is avid supporter of arts education and she is the co-chair of the Congressional STEAM Caucus.
Teaching Artist Will Gould performed a mini storytelling performance at Indy Reads Books on Saturday, March 22 at 11:30am at 911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202. This event marked the closing of Arts for Learning Indiana's celebration of National Young Audiences Week. Attendees for the event included city councilmen Zach Adamson and John Barth as well as many board members and
At this year-long afterschool workshop, two kindergarten classes at TCCS are currently receiving instruction in musical concepts and percussion. The residency program, led by Teaching Artists Trey Files and Eric Phinney, focuses on traditional playing techniques and rhythms using Middle Eastern percussion instruments.
Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) has issued a US Senate Proclamation that announces his support of Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week) and the programs of the three Young Audiences affiliates in NY state...
In Maryland, Governor Martin O’Malley has issued a proclamation that this week will also be recognized as Maryland Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week...
US House Resolution Designates March 16-22 as National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week