Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Young Audiences, Inc.

aka Young Audiences Arts for Learning

New York, NY

Mission

The purpose of the national YA organization is to help the broad network of YA affiliates play a decisive role in all young people's education and development. YA envisions a future in which the nation's children and youth will have the opportunity to engage in quality arts learning experiences that nurture creativity, build cultural understanding and enhance the development of their learning and life skills.

Ruling Year

1953

National Executive Director

David Dik

Main Address

171 Madison Avenue Suite 200

New York, NY 10016 USA

Keywords

Arts in Education

EIN

13-1688246

 Number

4972445300

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Shifts in the educational environment have resulted in an increasingly structured school day. Teachers have been required to focus on academic subjects evaluated by standardized tests. The arts have been marginalized in the curriculum , and students have lost key learning experiences in and through the arts. YA believes that arts learning experiences make a unique contribution to the development of creativity, critical thinking, cultural awareness and learning skills. YA is committed to making such opportunities available to all young people, regardless of their economic status or geographic location. Every young person needs a connection to their own culture, and an understanding and experience of those different from their own.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Arts for Learning (A4L)

Young Audiences National Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI)

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of administrators and staff who plan and experience professional development activities together

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

Administrators, staff, board members and teaching artists came together through the year for development opportunities offered through Young Audiences' conferences and learning institutes.

Number of teachers trained

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

This metric represents the pilot year of the Teaching Artists Credentialing Program, an initiative of the Young Audiences' network.

Number of nonprofit leaders coached

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Young Audiences National Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

The goal of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning Emerging Leadership Institute is to expand and enrich the leadership skills and professional practices of rising leaders in arts education.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The Young Audiences Network envisions a future in which all young people in the United States should have the opportunity to engage in quality arts learning experiences that nurture creativity, cultural awareness, and the development of critical thinking and learning skills.

To achieve this vision for our nation's young people, YA aspires to provide arts learning experiences that lead to young people who:
• Are self-aware and can express themselves effectively,
• Are aware of the world outside their own community,
• Are nimble and rigorous thinkers,
• Value the arts and engage in them as an essential part of their lives, and
• Are able to nurture these qualities in others.

Increase access to quality, integrated arts learning experiences. To achieve this goal, YA advocates for broad recognition of the value of arts learning and the expansion of the availability of arts learning experiences in schools and community settings.

YA is developing a Research and Development function to develop and implement research-based programs with goal of designing, developing and delivering quality arts learning experiences that produce significant outcomes for young people.

As the largest national organization that connects young people directly to quality arts experiences, YA is uniquely positioned to reshape the role of arts in education in the United States. YA's vast experience working with young people in schools and communities has honed deep knowledge and expertise of arts learning, youth development, and education. YA staff across the Network are valued in their communities for their expertise, and many of them serve on local task forces and participate in collaborative efforts. On a national level, Arts for Learning has received positive reviews. These programs have produced measurable results, and have gained strong traction in their communities. The Young Audiences Network is committed to partnership and collaboration that will further the ultimate goal of reaching young people through the arts. Affiliates and YA are eager to look both within the Network and externally to identify synergies and opportunities for knowledge sharing and collaborative program delivery.

Increase in number of schools and after-school programs served.

Increase in number of school districts that include arts in education in budgets.

Increased number of children served.

This year, our network of 30 affiliates with 4,500 teaching artists reached 5 million children in over 8,900 partnering institutions with 80,000 performance demonstrations, workshops and teacher services.

External Reviews

Financials

Young Audiences, Inc.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Sexual Orientation

We do not display sexual orientation information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies

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