Young Audiences of Northeast Texas
Established in 1997, Young Audiences of Northeast Texas has strived for 15 years to provide opportunities for schools, communities, educators and families to engage in the Arts together. One of five of the Young Audiences’ Texas affiliates, YANET offers the students and schools of Northeast Texas a large roster of teaching artists who provide performances, workshops and residencies in visual art, performing and theater arts, music and the literary arts.
YANET creates customized arts-integration residencies that are designed to use the arts to illuminate and deepen the impact of the core curriculum. Each program is developed by experienced YANET teaching artists in collaboration with classroom teachers. With performances like Kung Fu: The Science Behind the Art, students learn how nature and the movements of animals influenced Chinese monks’ invention of hundreds of Kung Fu styles. Workshops like Math and Old Masters engage students in understanding the connection between two seemingly different areas of study. And residencies like Journaling Across America engage students in the creative art of journaling to help them better understand the United States’ period of westward expansion.
This year YANET, along with the Tyler Independent School District, was selected as one of 14 teams nationwide to attend the John F. Kennedy Center Partners in Education Institute. With this recognition, YANET can better develop and expand professional development programs for teachers.