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Stories of Resilience Through the Arts from the YA Network - Part 1
As our network and our nation face unprecedented challenges and uncertainty, we know that the arts remain more vital than ever in keeping young learners engaged and enlivening us all. We are deeply proud of, and inspired by, the efforts of our affiliates as they navigate new realities and forge new and innovative ways of expanding student learning through the arts.
Young Audiences National Conference Rescheduled: March 17 – 19, 2021
In light of recent updates regarding COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone our National Conference in New Orleans until next spring. Please note that Arts From The Start: An Exploration of Early Learning will now be held March 17 – 19, 2021.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Welcomes Pittsburgh-Based Arts Ed Collaborative as Western Pennsylvania Affiliate
Young Audiences, the nation’s largest arts-in-education network, is proud to announce the addition of its newest affiliate, Pittsburgh-based Arts Ed Collaborative. Arts Ed Collaborative has been partnering with educators to unlock the transformative power of the arts in Southwestern Pennsylvania since 1998. The organization provides professional learning programs for individual arts educators,…
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Elects Two New Members of its National Board of Directors
Young Audiences Arts for Learning announces the addition of two new members to its National Board of Directors. The newly elected trustees, Marguerite “Rite” Moisio and Robert Sprung, join the esteemed business, educational, artistic, and philanthropic leaders who sit on the National Board of Young Audiences Arts for Learning.
Young Audiences Charter School Begins Construction of New Campus for Middle and High School Students in Greater New Orleans
On Tuesday, October 22nd, Young Audiences Charter School (YACS) broke ground on its new state-of-the-art facility at 1000 Burmaster Street in Gretna, Louisiana. Serving students from Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS), YACS is the school division of Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA), Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s New Orleans-based affiliate. Located at the site of a former Coca…
Vicci Martinez & Emily Tarver To Perform at Young Audiences Gala on October 29
We’re pleased to announce that Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s 2019 Gala on October 29th will feature a performance by Vicci Martinez and Emily Tarver! Vicci and Emily attended our 2018 Gala and we are thrilled that they will be joining us again this year to perform and honor their friend and “Orange is the New Black” castmate, Joel Marsh Garland.
Remembering Anne Straus, Young Audiences National Board Member Emerita
It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Young Audiences National Board Member emerita Anne Straus passed away on Friday, October 4th, at age 97 in her Manhattan home. Anne was a stalwart board member of indefatigable energy and commitment for many decades. Anne composed a short memoir about her time with Young Audiences to commemorate our 60th anniversary, which we share again today…
Professional Learning Travel Award Recipient Harlan Brownlee Reflects on Recent Visit to Young Audiences of Louisiana
Attendees of the 2019 YA National Conference, held in Houston, were invited to apply for the opportunity to travel to a Young Audiences affiliate location of their choosing in support of their professional learning, with travel vouchers provided by our partners at Southwest Airlines. One of those recipients, Harlan Brownlee from Kansas City Young Audiences, details his experience attending the…
Announcing Our 2019 Gala Honoree, Joel Marsh Garland
Our Gala on October 29, 2019, will honor actor and director Joel Marsh Garland, a dedicated supporter of the arts and loyal friend of Young Audiences. Joel's support of arts in education is rooted in the powerful impact that the arts have had on his education, development, career, and relationships throughout his life.