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DAZZLE: MAD HOT BALLROOM Raises over $280,000 for Arts Education!

Dance for the Arts! Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania’s Gala, DAZZLE: MAD HOT BALLROOM Raises over $280,000 for Arts Education! On Saturday, April 21, Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YA), the area’s largest arts education non-profit, celebrated with a special black-tie gala, Dazzle: Mad Hot Ballroom, A 45th Anniversary Celebration at […]

Artists-in-Education Residency Grant Program Allows Students in 3 New Jersey Schools to Create 3-D Sculptures and Original Theatrical Productions

Originally posted by National Young Audiences.  See original post here. Re-posted with permission. During the past three months, students at the Montclair Cooperative, a middle school in Montclair, NJ, have fastidiously worked on their 3-D digital designs that will soon be transformed into kinetic sculptures, some using a 3-D printer. 3-D printing technology has recently […]

A Parent’s Perspective: Woodrow Wilson Elementary School’s Dance Residency

Updated with video from Wilson School rehearsals and performance at Dazzle Mad Hot Ballroom III: Strictly Swing on July 8, 2015. Originally posted by Momma Lew on April 9, 2015 after attending a dance residency program at YA Adopt-A-School, Woodrow Wilson Elementary in Trenton, NJ.  See original post here. Re-posted with permission. As a mother, […]

21st Century Skills for a Globalized World

Today’s global economy is more markedly different from that of any other in history to date. With the advent of innovations such as high speed internet, video chat, and social media, and the stressed importance of the customer experience, businesses have had to adapt their business strategies in order to compete in a more thorough […]

Art Does Make you Smarter – Newly Published Research

The New York Times and Education Week have both recently published articles presenting comprehensive new research which suggests that the interaction with art such as classes, residency programs and Museum visits does make kids smarter. This may not be breaking news, but these thorough investigations into the positive effects of the arts on students are exciting for the arts […]

If You’re in the Room, You’re in the Show: Teaching Artist Showcase in New Jersey

October 2, 2013, by Emily Lattal, Marketing Intern at Young Audiences Arts for Learning. Original post from Young Audiences’ national website Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YA) is kicking off the fall season with three Assembly Artist Showcases across the region.  These free preview performances give PTA/PTO constituents the opportunity to see YA […]

Artist Residency Grants Available to all New Jersey Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: September 13, 2013 Grant application workshops throughout the state  Trenton, NJ:  The Artists-in-Education Consortium announces the 41st annual Artists-in-Education (AIE) Residency Grant Program. Any New Jersey public, private, charter or parochial school serving grades Pre K-12 is eligible to apply for funding to bring an artist-in-residence to their school. Grants range […]

A TIME TO REFLECT – Helping students find their unique voice through pictures and words

August 8, 2013, By Will Ortega, Lead Teaching Artist and Professional Photographer for the Ennis Beley Photography Project Two years have passed since the last time the Ennis Beley Photography Project served the children of Newark.  The program returned to the Marion P. Thomas Charter School this summer, where I once again had the privilege […]

Princeton and Pennington residents join Young Audience’s board

By: Mercerspace on July 31, 2013 Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania named three new trustees from Princeton, Pennington and Mount Laurel. Luz Cárdenas Virilli, Robert Keck and Sharon White were welcomed to the Board of Trustees during its annual June meeting. Robert Keck, who lives in Pennington, served on the Board of Trustees […]

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