Our Response to COVID-19

 

We believe strongly in the power of the arts to lift and empower communities, especially during uncertain times such as these. 

Our mission is to make the arts a part of young people’s lives in order to enhance their development as creative and productive human beings. While schools are not open for us to advance our mission in the typical way, we know children, families, and educators could benefit from our support. We remain committed to being mission-oriented every single day—even if it has to be online and virtual.

If you are not connected to our FacebookInstagram, or Twitter pages, but you want to remain connected in our pursuit, please consider following us.

We will continue to share arts learning resources, workshops, performances, and shows that you,
your family, and friends can use to keep engaged in learning.

Resources

Young Audiences’ Arts Connection

Arts Connection is our opportunity to share the work of our extraordinary Teaching Artists in action so you, your friends, and family can stay connected to and inspired by the arts this summer!

The videos will be updated weekly and are available to watch on our social media pages – Facebook & Twitter & Instagram.
Or click the links to enjoy them whenever you’d like!

Monday

10:00 AM

Artist: PUSH Physical Theatre
Artistic Discipline: Dance & Movement
Link: Watch Here!

3:00 PM

Artist: Akruti Babaria
Artistic Discipline: Indian Folktale Storytelling
Link: Watch Here!

7:30 PM

Artist: Defiant Monkey Improv
Artistic Discipline: Improv Show
Link: Watch Here!

Wednesday

10:00 AM

Artist: Devi Bollywood Dance
Artistic Discipline: Bollywood Dance
Link: Watch Here!

3:00 PM

Artist: Sarah Haykel
Artistic Discipline: Yoga & Mindfulness
Link: Watch Here!

7:30 PM

Artist: Defiant Monkey Improv
Artistic Discipline: Improv Show
Link: Watch Here!

Friday

10:00 AM

Artist: Benjamin Berry
Artistic Discipline: Dance & Movement
Link: Watch Here!

3:00 PM

Artist: The Wondermakers
Artistic Discipline: Theatre
Link: Watch Here!

7:30 PM

Artist: Defiant Monkey Improv
Artistic Discipline: Improv Show
Link: Watch Here!

What You Can Do

Support Young Audiences

With many schools in Western New York closed until further notice, there will be significant financial implications not only on Young Audiences but also on our dedicated professional artists, partners, and families we serve – all who are also facing uncertainty during this time.

Please consider helping us through this difficult period by giving to Young Audiences today.

It’s because of you that we have been able to offer high quality arts-in-education programming and services for nearly 60 years.

As we pivot to meet the emerging needs of our community during this rapidly evolving time, we are deeply grateful for any amount you can contribute towards making the arts even more accessible in the digital realm – now, and for years to come.

Advocate For The Arts

Here are ways you can support and advocate for the arts, cultural organizations, and artists globally, nationally, and in your community:

Museums across the globe are enabling audiences to explore their collections and facilities through virtual tours. Check them all out here.

Check out the creative activities and entertainment sources through your local libraries.

Go on a virtual tour of your city!

NPR has a running list of where to Stream Live Concerts.

The Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community to showcase the work of the many artists around the world.

Engage in a Creative Sprint.

Tune in for weekly broadcasts of your favorite classical music concerts!

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