Now Accepting Workshop Proposals: YA 2024 National Conference

October 23, 2023 |

YA Chicago conference




We look forward to welcoming guests to Chicago, IL for Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s 2024 National Conference!

Held in partnership with local affiliate Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), this conference will explore the essential collaborative relationship between teaching artists, community arts groups, teachers, and schools in service of enriching the community and engaging students and families. This work often extends beyond the classroom walls, exploring the needs, challenges, and ideas of the community, while also building students’ academic and artistic skills. Practitioners from across the Young Audiences network and beyond are invited to present on their innovative work in supporting these collaborations, at all levels and roles within the organization.

We are now accepting proposals for workshop sessions that address the conference themes, or relate to other priority topics as detailed in the 2024 Conference Workshop Session Request for Proposals (RFP) and Guidelines document. 

To Submit a Proposal, please complete and submit fill out this form by Friday, January 12, 2024 (5:00 PM EST). You will receive e-mail confirmation upon receipt of your proposal.

Evaluation and Selection will be conducted by a Conference Advisory Committee. Session organizers will be notified via email of the final selections by January 26, 2024.

With Questions about workshops or proposals, please contact Melissa Gawlowski Pratt, PhD, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Network Relations ( or 212-831-8110, ext. 100).

Please stay tuned to YA's official conference webpage,, for all the latest news and information.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!