Young Audiences Week 2016

January 25, 2016 | [email protected]

New York, NY – January 25, 2016 – Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is proud to announce The National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week), an annual week-long advocacy event. During YA Week, the YA network focuses its combined efforts to raise awareness for arts-in-education around the country. It will be celebrated by the entire network of 30 Young Audiences affiliates in 22 states with arts integrated programming and special events in schools and community venues.

The YA network is the largest and oldest arts-in-education network in the country reaching more than 5 million students each year. YA is dedicated to making the arts available to students of every age in urban, rural and suburban communities. A core value of Young Audiences is to provide equity and access to young people regardless of their zip code.

“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,” states David A. Dik, YA’s National Executive Director.

Established in 1952, Young Audiences’ mission is to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. The YA national organization also addresses policy makers directly to emphasize the importance of arts integrated residency programs. In Washington D.C., Young Audiences’ STEM-to-STEAM advocacy campaign continues to gain momentum along with the bipartisan efforts such as the Congressional STEAM Caucus. Each YA affiliate will be releasing information about their events and festivities in the upcoming months. Please see the list below of the participating affiliates.

The participating Young Audiences affiliates are:

Alliance Arts for Learning Institute, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Arts Council of Kern/Arts for Learning, Bakersfield, California

Arts for Learning Connecticut

Arts for Learning Indiana

Arts for Learning Miami, Florida

Arts for Learning San Diego, California

Arts Partners, Wichita, Kansas

Big Thought, Dallas, Texas

Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education, Chicago, Illinois

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, Cleveland, Ohio

COMPAS, St. Paul, Minnesota

Gateway to the Arts/Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Kansas City Young Audiences, Missouri

Springboard, St. Louis, Missouri

Think 360 Arts for Learning, Denver, Colorado

Young Audiences Arts for Learning Maryland

Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania

Young Audiences New York

Young Audiences of Abilene, Texas

Young Audiences of Houston

Young Audiences of Louisiana

Young Audiences of Massachusetts

Young Audiences of Northeast Texas

Young Audiences of Northern California

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington

Young Audiences of Rochester, New York

Young Audiences of Santa Cruz County, Arizona

Young Audiences of Southeast Texas

Young Audiences of Virginia

Young Audiences of Western New York


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