TransformationsWatch our Impact Video, “Transformations,” for just one example of how Young Audiences programs are transforming education in Maryland classrooms.

Did You Know?

Last year, with public and private support, Young Audiences was able to accomplish the following:

  • Delivered over 225,000 student learning hours in, through, and about the arts.
  • Reached students in all 24 Maryland counties, including Baltimore City
  • Provided 1,077 live performances by professional artists to introduce students to a variety of artistic disciplines and cultures
  • Provided 6,029 workshops, through both artist-in-residence programs and one-time workshops, which afforded youth substantial, hands-on learning experiences in the arts
  • Helped 484 sites, including 407 unique schools, bring high-quality, arts-enriched and arts-integrated programs to students of all ages. Of schools served, 30% were Title I.

These efforts resulted in reaching 191,253 students last year alone. Many of these students, without the help of generous donors like you, might not otherwise have had the opportunity for these experiences.

Thank you for helping to make this possible!

What Your Gift Supports:

  • Last year, Young Audiences’ roster of more than 110 award-winning professional teaching artists provided 9,210 arts learning experiences — including live performance, workshop, artist-in-residence, and educator professional development –to 494 schools and community organizations. Young Audiences provided these curriculum-enriching arts opportunities to 191,253 youth, educators, and artists across the state.
  • Our programs are educational and high quality! All Young Audiences programs connect to the state curriculum, with 98% connecting to language arts, social sciences, social studies, and/or mathematics. Program quality, assessed through ratings of artistry, content, engagement, and connections to curriculum standards, was rated, on average, 4.6 out of 5.0 in 2015-16.
  • Earned revenue provides approximately 50% of Young Audiences’ $3.3 million annual budget. It is only because of contributed income that Young Audiences can provide its services to schools at affordable rates (typically 33 to 85% off the true cost of designing and delivering programs). Also, community support ensures Young Audiences can serve underserved populations of our state through special outreach efforts, like Access for All.
  • The arts are a proven effective learning tool that engages all types of learners, thereby stimulating student engagement, reducing school dropout rates, and increasing achievement in our schools. Despite these proven facts, student access to arts learning opportunities have greatly declined. If you want to change this, learn how you can help by making a donation or volunteering your time.

Learn more about the impact of your support in our Annual Report. Watch more videos of Young Audiences work in action in our Video Gallery.