Young Audiences of Massachusetts

Young Audiences of Massachusetts The mission of Young Audiences of Massachusetts is to educate, inspire and empower the youth of Massachusetts through the arts. Young Audiences of Massachusetts is an arts learning non-profit and a leader in developing the next generation of creative thinkers and world citizens.
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Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower the youth of Massachusetts through the arts. For more than 50 years, we have been your resource and partner in proving students with impactful arts programming tailored to learning goals. Our programming in dance and movement, music, theater and puppetry, storytelling and visual arts for students in schools, libraries, museums, community centers, hospitals, homeless shelters and other centers of learning and healing, include inspiring performances, hands-on workshop and in-depth artist residencies.

Operating as usual

11/13/2020
Young Audiences Preview of MathsAmazing, a virtual school assembly program

MathsAmazing! YAMA's new #RemoteArtsLearning program to get students excited about math as discovery from " The Shakespeare Guyz" David Zucker and Richard McElvain! yamass.org/mathsamazing

This is a 3 minute preview of the virtual version of the popular live school Assembly program. MathsAmazing is designed to complement and support math teache...

Deadline Extended! Looking for a way to fund YAMA programming? Mass Cultural Council LCC Grants are now due December 14!
11/05/2020
Application Process – Mass Cultural Council

Deadline Extended! Looking for a way to fund YAMA programming? Mass Cultural Council LCC Grants are now due December 14!

Local Cultural Councils serving every city and town in Massachusetts offer grants to projects benefiting their community.

Today's the day! iwillvote.com #CreateTheVote
11/03/2020

Today's the day! iwillvote.com #CreateTheVote

Looking for funding to bring YAMA programming to your school? Mass Cultural Council grant applications are now open and ...
10/21/2020
Local Cultural Council Program – Mass Cultural Council

Looking for funding to bring YAMA programming to your school? Mass Cultural Council grant applications are now open and due NOV 16!

Local Cultural Councils serving every city and town in Massachusetts offer grants to projects benefiting their community

New research on arts integration "demonstrates that the arts create important pathways to learning for students and that...
09/16/2020
New Research Report Reflects Importance of Arts Education – WBIW

New research on arts integration "demonstrates that the arts create important pathways to learning for students and that learning through the arts produces long-lasting, positive impacts." #ArtsIntegration #ArtsEducation #ArtsMatter #ArtsLearning #ArtsEdWeek

 Posted in State New Research Report Reflects Importance of Arts Education  September 15, 2020 (INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) released today its newest report on the Partnering Arts, Communities, and Education (PACE) program written by Dr. F. Robert Sabol of Purdue Universi...

It's #NationalArtsEducationWeek! Here are some great talking points to help you make the case! #ArtsEducation #ArtsEd #A...
09/15/2020
What Can Arts Education Do for the Young? Let Us Count the Ways

It's #NationalArtsEducationWeek! Here are some great talking points to help you make the case! #ArtsEducation #ArtsEd #ArtsMatter #ArtsEdWeek

For National Arts in Education Week, here are some talking points for advocates and arts lovers to share.

Weekly Remote Arts Learning Showcases continue throughout September! View the schedule, explore the artists, register, a...
09/01/2020

Weekly Remote Arts Learning Showcases continue throughout September! View the schedule, explore the artists, register, and view video of past events, here: https://yamass.org/News-Remote-Arts-Learning-Showcases-September

Mystic Paper Beasts Bamidele Dancers & Drummers Nancy Bell Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band Liz Buchanan Song

As we approach the September 1 primary, volunteers and staff from candidate campaigns are busy reaching out to voters vi...
08/24/2020
CTV Updates: 3 Questions for Candidates

As we approach the September 1 primary, volunteers and staff from candidate campaigns are busy reaching out to voters via calls and texts to urge support for their candidates. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about a candidate’s platform and issues - especially how the candidate sees arts and culture as a vital part of community cohesion and economic vibrancy for their district. #CreateTheVote

Advocate Creativity

Note: The deadline to take the census has changed to September 30! Taking the census is an important step in making sure...
08/17/2020
Young Audiences of Massachusetts

Note: The deadline to take the census has changed to September 30! Taking the census is an important step in making sure that your community gets the resources it needs. Learn more about this an upcoming elections here...

We believe in the power of the creative community to build a more just, inclusive, representative democracy. That's why we pledge to #CreateTheVote. Check out these actions and resources to get ready for the elections and spread the word!

We are so excited for our 2nd Remote Arts Learning Showcase today at 3PM on Zoom with Valerie Tutson, Grooversity and Jo...
08/12/2020

We are so excited for our 2nd Remote Arts Learning Showcase today at 3PM on Zoom with Valerie Tutson, Grooversity and Johnette and Scott! https://yamass.org/index.php/news/yama-showcases-remote-arts-learning-throughout-august

YAMA is offering Remote Arts Learning Showcase events for youth arts coordinators throughout August! Find the schedule with links to info on participating artists, and the link to registration, here: https://yamass.org/index.php/news/yama-showcases-remote-arts-learning-throughout-august

We believe in the power of the creative community to build a more just, inclusive, representative democracy. That's why ...
08/03/2020
Create The Vote

We believe in the power of the creative community to build a more just, inclusive, representative democracy. That's why we pledge to #CreateTheVote. Check out these actions and resources to get ready for the elections and spread the word!

Election season is a time for leaders and community members to come together to discuss the strengths and challenges of our towns and cities. It is also a time for us to openly debate our visions...

"With an ongoing global pandemic and heightened attention on racial injustice, students need arts education more than ev...
07/30/2020
This is the wrong time to cut arts education - CommonWealth Magazine

"With an ongoing global pandemic and heightened attention on racial injustice, students need arts education more than ever. The arts help students creatively engage with their classmates and communities, help combat isolation, and allow students to process their feelings and express themselves in ways that help them make sense of what’s happening in the world."

IN TIMES of great financial strain and uncertainty, arts education is often the first thing cut from the school curriculum. Indeed, several school districts across the Commonwealth have already laid off teachers and arts educators in the face of expected budget cuts and an unpredictable fall. Some d...

DESE needs to hear from parents, teachers, and students that dedicated time for arts education is an important part of t...
07/27/2020
MASSCreative

DESE needs to hear from parents, teachers, and students that dedicated time for arts education is an important part of the school day, whether students are learning remotely at home or back at school in the fall. #ArtsEducation #ArtsInSchools

The economic impact of COVID-19 on our school systems means that arts education is at a higher risk than ever before. Help protect funding for arts education in your district by taking action with our Arts for All coalition!

Learn about the latest in arts learning, including: artist and program highlights, previews and events, special offers a...
07/13/2020
Young Audiences of Massachusetts : Mailing List Signup

Learn about the latest in arts learning, including: artist and program highlights, previews and events, special offers and opportunities to advocate for arts education. Sign up for our twice/month e-newsletter!

Young Audiences of Massachusetts's cover photo
07/08/2020

Young Audiences of Massachusetts's cover photo

Wherever and however learning takes place, #ArtsEdIsEssential
06/18/2020

Wherever and however learning takes place, #ArtsEdIsEssential

We are proud to share that twenty #YAnetwork affiliates (and counting!) have signed on in support of “Arts Education Is Essential.” #ArtsEdIsEssential is a unified national statement that emphasizes the importance of arts education during the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future!
Read more here:
https://bit.ly/2zAjwz3

#ArtsInEd #WhyArts #Arts4Learning

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#PTA #PTO grant opportunity! Looking for funds for remote arts learning to support Social Emotional Learning skills?
06/16/2020
COVID-19 Relief - Awards & Grants - Run Your PTA | National PTA

#PTA #PTO grant opportunity! Looking for funds for remote arts learning to support Social Emotional Learning skills?

National PTA is pleased to announce that we will be distributing $1.25 million dollars in COVID relief funds to over 150 local and District/Council/Region PTAs across the country. With generous support from TikTok, this emergency grant funding is intended to allow your PTA to help meet the most pres...

06/09/2020

Remote Arts Learning for PreK-12 available all summer--and beyond!

The Bamidele Dancers & Drummers have brought the rhythms of West Africa and the Caribbean to students all over Massachus...
06/08/2020
Bamidele Dancers & Drummers

The Bamidele Dancers & Drummers have brought the rhythms of West Africa and the Caribbean to students all over Massachusetts and far beyond, bringing audiences of all ages to their feet! Now they're ready for remote arts learning. Learn more...

Founded in 1983 by Bamidele Osumarea (1947-1995), the Bamidele Dancers & Drummers are now led by Marilyn M. Sylla. The ensemble includes Sekou Sylla, dancer, acrobat and drummer from Les...

06/05/2020
Kali Ladd, KairosPDX Executive Director

We are very moved by these words about our responsibility to children and to breaking patterns of injustice. Black Students Matter. Black Teachers Matter. Black Artists Matter. Black Lives Matter. Shared with us by Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington

Kali Ladd, KairosPDX Executive Director speaking on the demonstrations in Portland on 5/30-20. See full speaker event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0...

In his History of Hip Hop and R.A.P.: Rhythm and Poetry programs, teaching artist Corey SantOne DePina teaches students ...
06/04/2020
Corey DePina

In his History of Hip Hop and R.A.P.: Rhythm and Poetry programs, teaching artist Corey SantOne DePina teaches students the hip hop aesthetic of making "Something From Nothing." Learn more...

Corey DePina is a skilled rapper and workshop leader who hosts Boston’s largest and longest running all age open one mic event: Critical Breakdown. His work as a facilitator for local and...

#blackoutuesday  Black Students Matter, Black Artists Matter, Black Teachers Matter, Black Lives Matter #theshowmustbepa...
06/02/2020

#blackoutuesday Black Students Matter, Black Artists Matter, Black Teachers Matter, Black Lives Matter #theshowmustbepaused

In the Right To...Liberty! YAMA artist Valerie Tutson tells students the stories of African Americans at the forefront o...
06/01/2020
The Right To…Liberty

In the Right To...Liberty! YAMA artist Valerie Tutson tells students the stories of African Americans at the forefront of struggles for freedom and equality from colonial times through the American Revolution. Learn more...

During the colonial period and the time of the American Revolution, freedom was on the minds of all people, including those held in captivity or on the margins in the free Black communities. There...

05/29/2020
Young Audiences of Houston

Some #ArtsLearningAtHome from our friends at Young Audiences of Houston

It's Friday again!! Today's Creativity Pops! deals with shapes, dishwashing, and a little bit of science. Why add sugar to bubbles? Watch to find out!

Create your own bubbles with ingredients you might have at home with YAH Teaching Artist, Sarah Gish. After creating and blowing your own bubbles, learn how to draw bubbles in every size!

Learning Goals:
Students will make their own bubbles using soap, water, and sugar.
Students will observe and apply direct instruction to creative play.
Students will repurpose slotted spoons for creative use.

Academic Connections:
Sensory/Science/Art/Creative Play/Literacy/Visual Art/Creative Thinking

Grades: EC-5

Videographer: Ellen Reynolds

You can watch this video with closed captions on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeLOr9JOr4UB5SNI2rFoP_g
You can watch more videos like this on our Creativity Pops! website! www.yahouston.org/creativity-pops

Please consider making a donation to YAH's Emergency Relief Fund for Teaching Artists to support the creation of programs like these. Text "HouArts" to 44-321 or visit bit.ly/YAHReliefFund to donate

Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Houston Arts Alliance Texas Commission on the Arts

#TeachingArtists #HoustonTeachers #STEAM #DistanceLearning #ArtsEd #EveryChild #FamilyFriendly #Arts4Learning #Support4Nonprofits #Relief4OurArts #KeepMakingArt #ArtsEducationisEssential

1. Find work-arounds for supplies 2. Change evaluation models 3. Crowdsource ideas on social media. We're all getting cr...
05/18/2020
3 tips for navigating arts education during school shutdowns

1. Find work-arounds for supplies 2. Change evaluation models 3. Crowdsource ideas on social media. We're all getting creative these days! #ArtsLearningAtHome #KeepMakingArts #ArtsEducation

Providing supplies and effectively evaluating creative assignments have proven challenging for arts educators during the pandemic, but they say there are creative worrkarounds.

Address

89 South St, Ste 603
Boston, MA
02111

Located a block from Boston's South Station.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(617) 629-9262

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I work at Gideon Welles School in Glastonbury, Ct. I saw your program for EA and it is very inspiring. I watched the interview and that was great too.
JD Art presents "Painting With Watercolor Pencils" This week's art session for special needs individuals on Facebook.
Hola fellow artists! Education First, in partnership with the NoVo Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors are seeking applications from school-based educators (teachers, counselors, administrators, and other school staff) and district-level staff for initiatives that will foster social and emotional learning skills in students in grades PK-12 during the 2020-2021 school year. They will award up to $7,000 to school-based educators for classroom and/or school SEL initiatives, and up to $25,000 for district-level initiatives. This year they are also considering some two-year grants. More information and application details can be found here. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 10. Please pass this message along to anyone in your networks you think would be interested. Thanks for helping to get the word out!
A truly inspiring project by YAMA artist Shaw Pong Liu
Thought you would like to see this. Great session at the Kevin O'Grady School today!
We've got 2 AWESOME family events happening for New Year's Eve. Check them both out: https://dnb.ticketbud.com/woburnnye1 https://dnb.ticketbud.com/woburnnye2
Big day today (Thursday) at the Brookwood School in Manchester. We performed our Woman Who Outshone the Sun, and then presented 4 workshops for the 4th & 5th grades. We designed and prepped 80 masks for this program! 4th grade made Greek Satyr Chorus masks and 5th grade made Japanese masks. Each workshop was only 45 minutes long. Go to my FB wall and see how well these students did today!
Good morning, Young Audiences! I hope you like my new video, great for teaching early literacy (and days of the week, and healthy eating) through music!