Young Audiences Arts for Learning To Celebrate YA Week, March 28 – April 10, 2021

March 10, 2021 | [email protected]

Young Audiences Arts for Learning, the nation’s largest art in education network, is proud to announce that National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week) will be held March 28 – April 10, 2021. 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.

This year’s YA Week festivities will center around spotlighting innovative virtual programs pioneered by YA affiliates, and advocating for the ongoing value of the arts for children during the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond, in collaboration with the Arts ARE Education campaign.

“YA Week is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the deep and demonstrable impact of an arts-integrated education on students’ learning, engagement, and social emotional wellbeing,” said David A. Dik, National Executive Director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning. “We are proud to work collectively with our affiliates during YA Week to bring national and local awareness to the importance of the arts -- now more than ever -- within a well-rounded education for all young people.”

Advocacy resources and virtual program spotlights from Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliates (listed below) will be shared in the coming weeks at www.youngaudiences.org/YAweek.

 

The National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Network

YOUNG AUDIENCES OF ABILENE
ABILENE, TX

YOUNG AUDIENCES OF HOUSTON
HOUSTON, TX

YOUNG AUDIENCES OF LOUISIANA
NEW ORLEANS, LA

YOUNG AUDIENCES OF MARYLAND
BALTIMORE, MD

YOUNG AUDIENCES OF MASSACHUSETTS
BOSTON, MA

YOUNG AUDIENCES NJ & EASTERN PA
PRINCETON, NJ

YOUNG AUDIENCES NEW YORK
NEW YORK, NY

YOUNG AUDIENCES OF NORTHEAST TEXAS
TYLER, TX

YOUNG AUDIENCES OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

YOUNG AUDIENCES OF OREGON & SW WASHINGTON
PORTLAND, OR

YOUNG AUDIENCES OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS
BEAUMONT, TX

YOUNG AUDIENCES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
NAPLES, FL

YOUNG AUDIENCES OF VIRGINIA
NORFOLK, VA

YOUNG AUDIENCES OF WESTERN NEW YORK
BUFFALO, NY

 

KANSAS CITY YOUNG AUDIENCES
KANSAS CITY, MO

ARTS FOR LEARNING CONNECTICUT
HAMDEN, CT

ARTS FOR LEARNING INDIANA
INDIANAPOLIS, IN

ARTS FOR LEARNING MIAMI
MIAMI, FL

ARTS FOR LEARNING SAN DIEGO
SAN DIEGO, CA

ARTS FOR LEARNING SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
NOGALES, AZ

ARTS PARTNERS
WICHITA, KS

THINK 360 ARTS FOR LEARNING
DENVER, CO

ARTS EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
PITTSBURGH, PA

ARTS NOW LEARNING
ATLANTA, GA

ARKANSAS LEARNING THROUGH THE ARTS
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, AR

CHICAGO ARTS PARTNERSHIPS IN EDUCATION
CHICAGO, IL

BIG THOUGHT
DALLAS, TX

CENTER FOR ARTS- INSPIRED LEARNING
CLEVELAND, OH

SPRINGBOARD TO LEARNING
ST. LOUIS, MO

 

 

About Young Audiences Arts for Learning

Founded in 1952, Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s mission is to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. We are the nation’s largest arts in education network, comprising local affiliates across the country that collectively impact over 5 million young people each year. The national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network works collaboratively to advance arts in education through advocacy, communications, fundraising, program development, professional learning, and other support. To explore our national network, please visit: www.youngaudiences.org/network  

 

Contact

Emily House
Young Audiences Arts for Learning
[email protected]

Young Audiences Arts for Learning