Why Do the Arts Matter? Melani Douglass

Why Do the Arts Matter? with Melani Douglass

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From a curator’s perspective, hear Melani Douglass, founder of The Family Arts Museum, share her #‎WhyArts‬ response by focusing upon the importance of family as fine art, home as curated space, and community as gallery.

You can join us in celebrating #YAWeek by creating a video, taking a photo, writing a few words, or sharing a piece of artwork that tells a story of how the arts have impacted your life. Learn how to share your story and other ways you can get involved this week at yamd.org.

Continue checking in with the Young Audiences Blog, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we post more videos, news, and updates throughout #YAWeek.

Why Do the Arts Matter? Lisa Mathews

Why Do the Arts Matter? with Lisa Mathews

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Lisa Mathews, a singer with Young Audiences ensemble Milkshake and a Maryland Wolf Trap teaching artist, joined our #‎WhyArts‬ campaign by sharing her perspective on why the arts matter to her and to all Maryland children.

You can join us in celebrating #YAWeek by creating a video, taking a photo, writing a few words, or sharing a piece of artwork that tells a story of how the arts have impacted your life. Learn how to share your story and other ways you can get involved this week at yamd.org.

Continue checking in with the Young Audiences Blog, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we post more videos, news, and updates throughout #YAWeek.

Why Do the Arts Matter? Senator Bill Ferguson

Why Do the Arts Matter? with Senator Bill Ferguson

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We’re continuing our social media campaign asking community members “Why Do the Arts Matter?” to celebrate ‪National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week). Maryland State Senator Bill Ferguson shared his perspective in a #WhyArts video.

You can join us in celebrating #YAWeek by creating a video, taking a photo, writing a few words, or sharing a piece of artwork that tells a story of how the arts have impacted your life. Learn how to share your story and other ways you can get involved this week at yamd.org.

Continue checking in with the Young Audiences Blog, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we post more videos, news, and updates throughout #YAWeek.

Why Do the Arts Matter? Stacie Sanders Evans

Why Do the Arts Matter? with Stacie Sanders Evans

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During ‪National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week) we’re leading a social media campaign to ask community members “Why Do the Arts Matter?” Young Audiences Executive Director Stacie Sanders Evans shared her perspective in a #WhyArts video.

Join us in celebrating #YAWeek by creating a video, taking a photo, writing a few words, or sharing a piece of artwork that tells a story of how the arts have impacted your life. Then nominate your friends, family, and colleagues to participate as well! Learn how to share your story and other ways you can get involved this week at yamd.org.

Check in with the Young Audiences Blog and follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we post more videos, news, and updates throughout #YAWeek.

Happy YA Week!

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National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week) is a time to celebrate the national YA network of affiliates and show support for arts-in-education! For 65 years, Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland has worked to transform the lives and education of Maryland students through the arts. The national Young Audiences network of 30 affiliates was founded in Baltimore in 1950, and reached 5 million children last year alone. In Maryland, Young Audiences served nearly 170,000 students at 450 schools and community organizations throughout all 24 school districts during fiscal year 2013-2014.

Help us celebrate National YA Week here in Maryland by showing your support of Young Audiences and the power of the arts throughout YA Week. There are lots of ways you can get involved–join us!

YA Week 2015

Mark your calendar for YA Week 2015!

YA Week 2015

National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week) is a time to celebrate the national YA network of affiliates and show support for arts-in-education!

We hope you will join us in our celebration of the power of the arts in education during YA Week. Learn about the different ways you can get involved and show your support at yamd.org.

Check in with the Young Audiences Blog and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated as we countdown to #YAWeek 2015. You can also learn more about the U.S. House of Representatives Resolution marking March 15 to 21, 2015 YA Week here.