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Registration now open for the 2020 National Young Artist Summit.

This free 2-day summit – entirely designed and led by young people – provides opportunities for artists ages 13 -24 from a range of artistic disciplines, to connect, create, and celebrate.

Saturday, November 7, 2020, 1-6pm (EST)
Sunday, November 8, 2020, 3:30-8pm (EST)

The 2020 summit is virtual. Once registered, you will receive a link to the HOPIN virtual event platform.

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Applications Open for National Young Artist Summit 2020 Planning Committee

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.

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Learning Series Returns: 4 More CYD Toolkit Sessions Available

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”

Three Local CYD Peer Networks Selected for Support

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 National Partnership Has Expanded

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.

Meet All the Partners