At Young Audiences we believe that that the arts play an essential role in children’s lives and in education. Our Board of Trustees and staff are passionate about advocating for arts education. Our Advocacy Task Force, comprised of trustees and staff, lead our efforts to advocate for arts education across sectors including business and education.

YA has developed arts advocacy campaigns and initiatives to grow awareness of the value and importance of arts education:

  • Arts Champions Award Program, an initiative to celebrate and recognize excellence, innovation, and creativity in arts education, presented yearly to teaching artists, schools, organizations, educators and students that demonstrate passion and dedication to the arts;
  • #ArtsMatterYA, an advocacy campaign consisting of a series of video clips shared on social media by staff, trustees, volunteers, and arts education stewards about why the arts matter;
  • Arts Advocacy Pledge, a call to action, written by a teaching artist, that encourages active support of arts education for children;
  • Arts Matter To Me! a campaign to collect testimonials on YA postcards sharing the value of arts education from parents, educators, and students that are mailed to local legislators.

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