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Let’s Light Up Creativity in 2015

by November 11, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Dear Friends, When I joined Young Audiences 13 months ago, I knew the organization was empowering children with remarkable arts education programs. What I wasn’t prepared for was the incredible support from schools, businesses, foundations, non-profit partners, and people like you. This community effort ensures that kids are getting the arts and music experiences they […]

Wrapping Up, Moving Forward

by July 15, 2014 » Add the first comment.

The end of the school year is a time for reflection, marking growth, and planning for the future. As I look back on my first year with Young Audiences, I am especially thankful to all of the individuals who have made our valuable work possible. I also know that my appreciation is shared by parents, […]

Building the Future Together

by November 20, 2013 » Add the first comment.

Dear Friends, In the eight weeks that I have been on the job as Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington’s new Executive Director, one thing has become crystal clear to me: Kids need the arts and music in their lives to reach their full potential. I knew this intuitively from my own experiences as […]

From the Executive Director

by June 28, 2013 » Add the first comment.
Denis Hickey

Dear Friends and Colleagues: For nearly 60 years, Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington has made a significant difference in the lives and education of thousands of children and teaching artists. During the past three years, I have had the esteemed pleasure to lead the organization as a Board member and Executive Director. Not […]

From the Executive Director

by December 19, 2012 » Add the first comment.
Denis Hickey

Early arts experiences matter. Childhood is all about learning and the arts help us become better learners. Arts help children – and adults – to grow as individuals and as a community. Research on the arts, learning, and the brain demonstrate that the arts merit a place in public education equal to other disciplines.The benefits […]