Join a monthly CYD Community Conversation. Held the 4th Monday of every month, these virtual “water cooler” chitchats are an open-ended dialogue for constructive sharing and co-learning. Registration is required. Come as you are, come when you can. Questions? Contact Ashley Hare.
Launched in May 2020, the National Youth Network connects young artists ages 13-24 from across the United States. Every Friday at 7pm ET youth are invited to come together to artistically explore different art forms, challenges, and opportunities to thrive together. Questions? Contact Paula Ortega, CYD National Youth Coordinator.
The National Young Artist Summit 2020 Planning Committee plans, coordinates and co-facilitates the 2020 National Young Artists Summit. Working with a group of young artists from across the country, committee members design a full-day Summit, providing opportunities for youth leaders, ages 13-20, from a range of artistic disciplines, to connect, create, and celebrate. The application deadline has been extended to May 11, 2020.
The Creative Youth Development (CYD) Toolkit Series is a virtual learning series featuring dynamic online conversations with youth, experts, funders, and practitioners to explore new paths forward for supporting youth through creative youth development practice.
Practitioners will especially benefit from these conversations as they strive to support youth during this moment of crisis. Continue reading “Learning Series Returns: 4 More CYD Toolkit Sessions Available”
Networks in Austin, TX; Becker County, MN; and Detroit, MI have been chosen, through a national proposal process, to participate in the CYD National Partnership’s CYD Local Networks Project. This project is designed to support the development of youth-centered, local CYD networks that align with the core values of CYD – youth voice, racial equity, and collective action. Networks will receive 11 months of professional development and technical assistance, led by CYD National Coordinator Ashley Hare, and will share back resources and lessons learned with the broader field. Support is designed to help networks develop and/or deepen engagement and action planning and to connect with CYD networks across the country to learn and share practices. Continue reading “Three Local CYD Peer Networks Selected for Support”
The Creative Youth Development National Partnership is comprised of organizations and individuals who are committing time, energy, and resources to implementing the National Action Blueprint, a “roadmap document” created with input from over 650+ stakeholders in the field. It identifies and prioritizes actionable strategies for increasing equitable access to creative youth development (CYD) for children and youth in the United States.
The Partnership—comprised of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Mass Cultural Council, and Americans for the Arts—formed in 2014 to organize and accelerate cross-sector advancement of CYD as a field of practice and oversee the implementation of the 2014 policy agenda, Collective Action for Youth. Building on this agenda, as well as research and input from hundreds of stakeholders—youth, practitioners, researchers, funders, and stakeholders from allied youth sectors—the Partnership developed the National Action Blueprint to prioritize actionable strategies in three strategic areas: Visibility & Impact, Funding, and Field-Building.
Now, in 2019, the partnership continues the goals of Blueprint implementation, but has expanded the National Partnership to include all three Blueprint Action Team members. This expansion ensures the voices of practitioners, researchers, and cross-sector partners are part of increasing equitable access to Creative Youth Development.
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.
We had an outstanding number of applications for the 2019 National Young Artists Summit planning team. Meet the Team (PDF).
Next month, we will be sharing a national call for youth performers and presenters.
Stories of youth experiences in Creative Youth Development have tremendous potential to make a real difference in awareness and support of the CYD movement nationwide and locally.
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
Here are two examples:
When: November 17 in Baltimore, Maryland
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.