Young Audiences, the nation’s largest arts education network, began in Baltimore in 1950. As the Maryland affiliate, we are a nonprofit organization devoted to enriching the lives and education of Maryland’s youth through educational and culturally-diverse arts programs. We partner with professional artists from all disciplines and with schools throughout Maryland for hands-on arts learning experiences. We envision a Maryland where the arts are valued for their capacity to transform lives, and where every student is immersed in opportunities to imagine, create, and realize their full potential through the arts.
Learn more about us and about our work in Maryland schools under the Our Work tab. Case studies written by our roster teaching artists and classroom teacher partners and the Video Gallery are just some of the ways you can glimpse how Young Audiences programs are inspiring, engaging, and transforming students every day.
Under the Programs tab, you will find our new searchable program database which makes finding the right assembly, workshop, residency, or professional development program easy. Each individual program page offers video, photos, specific curriculum connections, and downloadable resources to give you a better understanding of the program.
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We invite you to learn more about our mission to transform education in and through the arts at an upcoming On the Bright Side Tour. Sign up for an upcoming tour online.