Young Audiences New York

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The New York City Affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning

Young Audiences New York (YANY) believes that art creates opportunity and that all of New York City’s children deserve to create art. YANY was established to bring live performances to children in their own schools and neighborhoods. Years later, the organization upholds its commitment to providing access and opportunity for the many young artists living in New York City’s culturally rich, yet under-served communities.

YANY offers standards-aligned art residencies designed to meet specific goals of its school and community partners, which culminate in opportunities for students to showcase their work to friends. YANY’s programs – led by diverse and qualified teaching artists – empower students to cultivate their unique talents, develop their social awareness, and maximize their potential.

A pioneer in the arts in education field, YANY uses the expertise of other leaders in the field to advance their mission and goals. YA New York has partnered with Teachers College, Columbia University to create a program that serves the need of teaching artists.   

Young Audiences New York
One East 53rd Street
New York, New York 10022
(212) 319-9269 x200
Areas Reached
    • Bronx, New York
    • Kings, New York
    • New York, New York
    • Queens, New York
    • Nassau, New York

Affiliate News


NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA), the nation’s largest arts in education network, is proud to announce that National Young Audiences Arts…

February 28, 2023    MORE >>

NEW YORK, NY — Young Audiences Arts for Learning (Young Audiences) has been approved for a $40,000 grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in support of the Trauma-informed and…

May 19, 2022    MORE >>

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