YA Announces National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week, March 25–April 7, 2018

February 15, 2018 | emily@ya.org


The YA Network will host dozens of events across the US in celebration of National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week


New York, NY – February 15, 2018 – Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) 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.

First championed in 1971 by conductor Leonard Bernstein, YA Week is a two-week celebration observed across the YA network to raise national and local awareness about arts-in-education initiatives through public programming, special events, and long-term residencies.

“The YA network is in a strategic position to advocate for all students by publicly advancing the value of using the arts to enhance academic achievement. YA Week focuses on showcasing and highlighting deep and demonstrable impact of the arts on education. We celebrate the work of the YA network and how it brings arts integrated learning to more than 5 million students across the country each year,” said David A. Dik, National Executive Director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning.

A core value of YA is to provide young people with high quality arts-in-education programming, regardless of their zip code. The campaign will be observed nationwide by the entire network of 28 YA affiliates (listed below), serving students in 22 states. Each YA affiliate will release information about their events and festivities in the upcoming weeks.

Arkansas Learning Through the Arts

Arts for Learning Connecticut

Arts for Learning Indiana

Arts for Learning Miami

Arts for Learning San Diego

Arts for Learning Santa Cruz County

Arts Partners, Wichita

ArtsNow Learning

Big Thought

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning

Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education

Kansas City Young Audiences

Springboard for Learning

Think 360 Arts for Learning

Young Audiences of Abilene

Young Audiences of Houston

Young Audiences of Louisiana

Young Audiences of Maryland

Young Audiences of Massachusetts

Young Audiences New York

Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania

Young Audiences of Northeast Texas

Young Audiences of Northern California

Young Audiences of Oregon & Southwest Washington

Young Audiences of Southeast Texas

Young Audiences of Southwest Florida

Young Audiences of Virginia

Young Audiences of Western New York


About Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Founded in 1952, Young Audiences Arts for Learning works to support affiliated organizations that are each dedicated to playing a decisive role in young people’s personal, artistic, and educational development. The YA network of 28 affiliates annually reaches 5 million children in over 6,000 schools and community centers around the nation, with 85,000 performance demonstrations, workshops, and teacher services.

Emily Lattal, Director of Marketing & Communications
Young Audiences Arts for Learning
212-860-1563 Ext. 104