Planning for Excellence at Baltimore Design School

04/19/2017

Before there is art, there is planning- lots of planning. This is something that 7th graders at the Baltimore Design School know all too well. Without it, the mural that these students created under the guidance of YA roster artist…

Mama Sallah

The Power of TAI: Transforming Education Through the Arts

04/04/2017

Teaching artists are expertly trained to deliver and coordinate unique, age-appropriate, and high-quality lessons alongside classroom teachers at the Teaching Artist Institute (TAI). The program is a partnership between Young Audiences, the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS), and…

Maryland Wolf Trap Residency with Katherine Lyons

03/23/2017

Unique and innovative arts-based strategies are captivating young audiences in Maryland classrooms. At Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore City, the very youngest students are excited to connect to literature with actress and master teaching artist Katherine Lyons through movement…

Bloomberg Arts Internship

Bloomberg Arts Internship: Designed to Challenge and Inspire

03/23/2017

Young Audiences of Maryland and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance are searching for 25 rising Baltimore City public high school seniors for a six-week paid summer internship! In 2012, Bloomberg Philanthropies created the Bloomberg Arts Internship program in New York…

“We are not going for noise, we are going for the core.”

03/16/2017

Written by Tea Carnell, an active Young Audiences board member, Chair of 50,000 Kids Committee, and member of the Literature to Life Fundraising Committee.   Last fall, I was lucky enough to see Literature to Life’s staged presentation of Sue…

ssuuna at wise highschool

A Sense of Belonging: Ssuuna at Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School

03/15/2017

Young Audiences teaching artist Ssuuna, a dancer, musician, and storyteller from Uganda, brought his incredible stage presence to Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School recently. There, he taught over 100 high school students African dance and drumming using the…

pam negrin creative stitching

Honoring Black Women in Science

03/08/2017

At the oldest public all-girls high school in the United States, students recently had the opportunity to work with fiber artist Pam Negrin to stitch the likenesses of important, black, female scientists onto one collaborative work of art. Along with…

Black History month

Celebrate Black History Month Through the Arts

02/09/2017

  With Black History Month upon us, we celebrate the contributions, activism, culture, and experience of African Americans. Many of our artists at Young Audiences have designed performances and assemblies to connect students with African American history and develop an…

Summer Arts Programming Improves Academic Performance

Young Audiences Summer Arts Programming Improves Academic Performance

02/07/2017

Baltimore students in Young Audiences Summer & Learning Arts Academy Outperform Peers Baltimore City Public Schools students who participated in a new arts-related summer academic program from Young Audiences avoided summer learning loss and, in many cases, gained ground on…

The Inclusive Classroom: Speaking With Our Bodies

01/31/2017

Skher Brown teaches world cultural awareness, body coordination and interpersonal skills through the basics of Capoeira Angola, an African-Brazilian martial art form that is a blend between a dance, game, and self-defense. In his new residency, Capoeira Speaks: Dancing for…

The Inclusive Classroom: Arts Integration for Every Ability

01/25/2017

Arts integration is a valuable tool for reaching multiple learning styles across the curriculum and is linked to enhanced academic outcomes…

“You Are All Now 6th Graders!”

01/03/2017

On an early Saturday morning this past fall, Drew Anderson, a hip hop artist, slam poet, screenwriter, producer and veteran school…

Volunteering to Support YA Artists and Arts Integration in the Classroom

Getting Involved: Volunteering to Support Artists and Arts Integration in the Classroom

12/14/2016

By Barbara Kesler, an active Young Audiences board member and volunteer and a retired Baltimore

More peace, more listening

11/09/2016

One thing that people consistently say that they love about being a part of Young Audiences is that we welcome different perspectives and opinions.

YA Teams with Maryland Schools to Secure Maryland State Arts Council Grants

10/18/2016

107 Maryland Schools Partnered with Young Audiences to obtain funding…

YA and Wolf Trap Present ‘Beautiful Surprises’ at 2016 Arts Education Partnership National Forum

10/05/2016

YA is joining the Wolf Trap Institute to present Beautiful Surprises…

Moving out of Our Comfort Zone

09/29/2016

A reflection from Valerie Branch, professional dancer, master teaching artist, and YA roster artist

Young Audiences Summer Arts Academy group photo

Summer Arts and Learning Academy: Parents Reflect on their Child’s Transformation

09/27/2016

We spoke with several parents to get their take on the Summer…

Alden Phelps’ New Assembly Offers Hands-on Writing Experience for Entire School Grade

09/12/2016

Singing, Reading & Writing Songs: an Interactive Assembly.

AoSL Releases Report Linking Arts-Based Learning to STEM Innovation

09/01/2016

Research demonstrates that arts…

Ssuuna residency with HotSpots

Innovative Partnership with Young Audiences at Hot Spots

08/25/2016

This past spring, Young Audiences partnered with Hot Spots to bring Ugandan culture into the hands and hearts of the entire student body…

Growing Up Green: Hip-Hop Poetry and Composting

08/02/2016

Over 80 kindergarteners had the opportunity to literally get their hands dirty in hands-on learning while understanding…

Summer Arts Programming Improves Academic Performance

One Crew Baltimore: Building Relationships and Community in Our Classrooms

07/20/2016

A post from Young Audiences Executive Director, Stacie Sanders Evans | Today, we visited one of our Summer Arts…

YA’s Expanded Summer Arts and Learning Academy Kicks Off Today!

07/05/2016

This morning, we kicked off our expanded Summer Arts and Learning Academy – a free, five week program immersing 900 City students in a variety of art forms…

Model the Way

06/30/2016

If you were a school teacher and had just spent the last ten months in the classroom, where would you be on the 7th morning of your vacation? In bed? In your PJs…

Donor Spotlight: The Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation

06/09/2016

The Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation, Inc. was established with the mission to help support organizations to increase arts, music, and culture in the community, as well as education and human services. For thirteen years, the Foundation has impacted the Southern…

Arts: Everywhere and Every Day

06/03/2016

  “Arts Every Day; Not Just Tuesday.” What a novel idea, right? That statement was made on May 25th, when we convened 8-12-year-old students from Belle Grove Elementary and Brooklyn Park Middle School, at the Chesapeake Arts Center for a conversation…

Awardees of the Spring 2016 Access For All Initiative Announced!

06/01/2016

Principals have TIGHT budgets. We strive to make our arts experiences as inexpensive as possible so we can bring them to as many schools and children as we can. And thanks to generous support from donors, Baltimore City Public Schools…

Donor Spotlight: T. Rowe Price Foundation

05/13/2016

Since 1950, Young Audiences of Maryland (YA) has significantly expanded the availability of educational and culturally diverse art programs for Baltimore City youth…

Announcing our 10th Taste the Arts Fundraising Gala

04/28/2016

The lineup for our 10th annual Taste the Arts Fundraising Gala is set! We’ve put together another fantastic evening featuring award-winning artists and top culinary talent in Baltimore.