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Young Audiences Arts for Learning To Celebrate YA Week, March 28 – April 10, 2021
YA Week 2021 will be held March 28 – April 10. An annual advocacy and awareness initiative first championed by Conductor Leonard Bernstein in 1971, YA Week has grown into a two-week celebration of arts in education observed each spring by the national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network, leaders in the field, and individual supporters.
Engaging NYC’s Youngest Learners - and Those Who Teach Them - Through The Arts
Guest authors Helen Barahal and Susan Barahal detail how the "Create" Professional Learning Series draws on the power of partnerships to help early childhood educators find their inner artists, and by doing so, develop the capacity to create high-quality arts experiences for young learners across the city.
Working Toward a Brighter Future: Our Commitment to Racial Equity
At Young Audiences Arts for Learning, we are taking an opportunity for reflection as we begin the new year. 2020 was incomparably difficult and painful, yet it has also issued a call to action and brought forth the beginnings of necessary change. While systemic racism and inequity are a daily lived experience for many of us, they can no longer be denied by those of us who have benefited from an…
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Supports Five Equity-Focused Initiatives Through FY21 Affiliate Development Fund
Young Audiences Arts for Learning (Young Audiences) has awarded five Affiliate Development Fund (ADF) grants for FY21 to support initiatives across the national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network (YA Network) that address issues of racial justice impacting historically marginalized communities.
Meet Talan Cobb, YA of Abilene's Executive Director
This summer, Young Audiences of Abilene welcomed Talan Cobb as its new Executive Director. We spoke with Talan about her background and involvement in the Abilene arts community, why the arts are so important for children amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and her goals for the future of Young Audiences of Abilene.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Joins 1000+ Cultural Organizations and Creative Workers to Propose Plan for Putting Creative Workers to Work After Pandemic
Endorsers include major cultural organizations in all genres, national service organizations, and influential individuals including former National Endowment for the Arts Chair Jane Alexander and Academy, Tony, and Emmy Award-nominated actress Annette Bening
Young Audiences of Maryland Wins 2020 Excellence in Summer Learning Award
Young Audiences of Maryland (YAMD), the Baltimore-based affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, has been recognized by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) with its New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award for 2020.
Atlanta-Based ArtsNow Explores Arts-Integrated Teaching and Learning at First Virtual Foundational Seminar
ArtsNow Learning (ArtsNow), the Atlanta-based affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, brought 46 educators and school leaders together for its first-ever virtual Foundational Seminar last month.
Announcing New Partnership between Young Audiences and Lasting Smiles®
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is excited to share our new partnership with Lasting Smiles® Organic and Sustainable “Lip Care that Cares”. Our partnership will increase accessible and sustainable funding for Young Audiences and support our mission to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts.