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Young Audiences Arts for Learning Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant to Support the Young Audiences Professional Arts Learning Series

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National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) will receive an NEA Art Works grant. YA is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support the Young Audiences Professional Arts Learning Series.

The Professional Arts Learning Series is a year-long professional development program for teaching artists, staff, and executive-level thought leaders in the field of arts in education. The comprehensive and intensive series will promote program innovation and artistic excellence, influence best practices in successful arts integration, and build the capacity of YA’s 30 regional affiliates and other participating arts organizations and individuals throughout the nation. This three-pronged program model emphasizes the extended involvement of participants over the course of one year and encourages ongoing dialogue, communication and mentorship amongst participants.

The YA Professional Arts Learning Series grant was announced by the NEA along with awards for other exemplary projects in arts education on April, 23, 2013. Acting Chairman Shigekawa said, “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support these exciting and diverse arts projects that will take place throughout the United States. Whether it is through a focus on education, engagement, or innovation, these projects all contribute to vibrant communities and memorable opportunities for the public to engage with the arts.”

Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Applications were reviewed by panels of outside experts convened by NEA staff and each project was judged on its artistic excellence and artistic merit.

For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website at arts.gov.

source: Marcus Romero

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