The National Youth Arts Summit Youth Planning Team is currently seeking proposals to present, perform, or share work at the 2019 National Young Artists Summit on Saturday, November 2 in Austin, TX. Young artists, ages 13-20, are encouraged to apply by Thursday, August 22, 5pm (ET). Honorariums are included.
Adobe has some open opportunities available for Creative Youth Development organizations, including:
- Grants to support Projects & Collaborations (up to $7k)
- Hardware grants (up to $5k)
- Free access to Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Premiere, Lightroom, In Design, etc.)
- Webinars to support learning across CYD organizations
There are currently about 50 organizations around the world that are engaged in the network through one or more of the above opportunities.
Our national CYD network is collecting video URLs from practitioners that feature students’ voices and boldly and creatively tell their stories. Short videos will be embedded on the Creative Youth Development National Partnership website to help communicate our collective story more strategically to funders, government agencies, policy makers, organizations, artists, funders, researchers, and other stakeholders.
Submit your organization’s video URL and be included in our national story. This video directory is inclusive.
- 2-3 minutes average length
- prominent student voice
- demonstrate CYD core values of creativity, social justice, youth perspective
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018
When: Saturday, November 17 in Baltimore, MD
Who: Young Artists and Creatives ages 13-24
This full-day Summit, entirely designed and led by young people, provides opportunities for youth leaders, ages 13-24, from a range of artistic disciplines, to connect, create, and celebrate.
The Summit has been planned by a core team of young artists from Baltimore, San Diego, and Detroit, who are working in concert with their peers across the country to shape this incredible experience. The Summit is free to youth, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Lunch is provided.
This event is being hosted in concert with the 2018 Conference for Community Arts Education, a national convening which aims to ensure all people have opportunities to maximize their creative potential.
Logo Designed by Maya Brooks of the Youth Planning Committee
Questions: Contact Ashley Hare, CYD National Coordinator.
The Creative Youth Development National Partnership is hosting two webinars this month:
Healing Centered Practices through Creative Youth Development
Wednesday, October 17
3 – 4pm EST
Learn about different healing centered practices and how an intentional focus on the principles of this approach: safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness and empowerment, can support your CYD program outcomes.
Supporting Youth-led Activism through Creative Youth Development
Thursday, October 25
3 – 4pm EST
CYD programs work across sectors to engage youth in high quality arts-based programs that make a real impact in our community. To that end, youth who participate in CYD become activists. Participants both learn about social justice issues and create art work that aims to inspire and activate social change. Join us to hear from CYD program leaders who are creating opportunities for youth to use their art to make a difference
The Fourth International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC4) will be held in the U.S. for the first time in New York City September 13-15, 2018. [Previous conferences were held in Oslo (2012), Brisbane (2014), and Edinburgh (2016).] While the in-person conference is sold out, teaching artists are encouraged to attend digitally.
Digital conference goers will be able to participate online through a live stream of plenary sessions, curated interviews and conversations, along with access to special web-only content:
- Catch keynote presentations from Liz Lerman, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and Aaron Huey.
- Join the first ITAC project as they create an historical timeline for the global field.
- Learn about and join the ITAC Collaborative that will continue between conferences.
- And sessions like:
- Let Our Light Shine: Songwriting and Goal Attainment for Homeless Men with Mental Illness
- Teaching Artists in International Development: Creating Safe Spaces for Challenging Power and Agency
- The Moth: True Stories from Teaching Artists and Their Students
- The Power of Parade to Build Community
- The Responsibility of 21st Century Artists in Communities
- Theatre and Community: Engaging, Responsive and Inclusive
Transforming Through Performing
- And more
All of these online sessions will be archived on the ITAC website.
Last month, for the first time in over a decade, pop legend Janet Jackson launched an open call for dancers to audition for upcoming projects. Using various social media platforms (including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Musical.ly), dancers were encouraged to upload a 30-second video either performing famed Jackson choreography or freestyling to favorite songs by Jackson using hashtag #DanceWithJanet.
One of these submissions will include Boston’s very own OrigiNation. Here they are freestyling to Janet’s “Rhythm Nation”.
Origination, an Afrocentric performing arts organization, produces innovative and dynamic programs which motivate, challenge, and inspire youth of all levels of training to be the best they can be. Offering quality dance, theater arts, public speaking, and African history education programming, special emphasis is placed on teaching young people ages 2 to 18 the importance of self-respect, health, nutrition, civic engagement, education, self-esteem, as well as the extent of African influences on various contemporary art forms.
The Creative Youth Development National Partnership is producing a year-long webinar series designed to increase understanding of CYD practice, build capacity, and advance the field.
The first three webinars are focused on CYD fundamentals. In the months ahead, we’ll be adding to this exciting line-up with deeper dives into the five imperatives of the CYD national policy agenda, including webinars on cross-sector collaboration, documenting and communicating impact, promoting youth leadership, and more.
Creative Youth Development: What’s in a Name?
Wednesday, April 5, 1 – 2:30pm ET
Five Effective Models of Creative Youth Development Practice
Monday, April 24, 1 – 2:30pm ET
Youth Development in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities
Thursday, April 27, 4 – 5:30pm ET
The Johnson String Project is dedicated to ensuring that all students in El Sistema-inspired programs in Massachusetts have access to high quality string instruments. But this is more than a simple ‘donate an instrument’ program. Instead, students are guaranteed a quality instrument that they can exchange as they grow and can have them maintained and repaired at no cost.
Hear more about the origins of the Johnson String Project from Carol Johnson on Mass Cultural Council’s podcast, Creative Minds Out Loud.
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is accepting applications for the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.
The 12 award-winning programs this year will each receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from the President’s Committee’s Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama, at a ceremony at the White House.
After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs are encouraged to apply. Access the online application.
Completed applications will only be accepted via the online process and are due by Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 5:00 PM PST.