Request for Proposals
As part of an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Creative Youth Development (CYD) National Partnership seeks to support three youth-centered, local CYD peer learning networks with professional development and technical assistance.
Applications are due Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11:59pm PST.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by February 7, 2020.
Local peer learning networks are an effective way for practitioners and other creative youth development stakeholders to connect, learn, support each other, and collectively advance CYD. At their best, these networks consist of youth and adults working and making decisions alongside each other with an equitable leadership relationship.
- Demonstrate alignment with the core values of CYD—youth voice, racial equity, and collective action.
- Designate one adult representative from the intermediary organization and one youth (age 13-20) from the network to participate in all project activities.
Proposals will be accepted from both emerging networks (those that are in the beginning process) and sustaining networks (those that are established and active).
This is a project of the Creative Youth Development National Partnership, administered by the National Guild for Community Arts Education.
Creative Youth Development National Partnership to Receive $50,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
New York, NY—The National Guild for Community Arts Education has been approved for a $50,000 Arts Works grant to support the Creative Youth Development National Partnership. This project will support the continued implementation of the National Action Blueprint for Creative Youth Development, a collective impact project. Overall, the National Endowment for the Arts has approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in the first round of fiscal year 2020 funding to support arts projects in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
The Art Works funding category supports projects that focus on public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation; the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence; learning in the arts at all stages of life; and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.
“The arts are at the heart of our communities, connecting people through shared experiences and artistic expression,” said Arts Endowment chairman Mary Anne Carter. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support projects like the Creative Youth Development National Partnership.”
About the Creative Youth Development National Partnership:
The CYD National Partnership aims to ensure that creative youth development is a broadly-implemented, well-researched, and equitably-funded practice and available to all youth. In 2018, the Partnership created the CYD National Action Blueprint in concert with 650+ cross-sector stakeholders, calling for all young people to have equitable access to opportunities to: realize their creative potential; live richer, fuller lives; and develop the critical learning and life skills they need to become active contributors to their communities. The Partnership’s work is guided by the core values of CYD: youth voice, racial equity and social justice, and collective action. Activities are focused on three strategic priorities for advancing CYD: Building pathways to funding; Documenting and communicating impact; and Field Building.
In 2020, key activities of the partnership will include providing joint professional development for three regional networks, online learning opportunities, dissemination of news from the field, and a National Young Artists Summit for teens.
The National Guild’s 2019 Conference for Community Arts Education, taking place October 30–November 2 in Austin, TX, will feature a Creative Youth Development track with workshops inspiring and engaging for both adults and young artists. Up to 40 day passes are available for young artists ages 13-20 to attend Thursday and/or Friday sessions (first-come, first-served). Early registration deadline is September 18.
Request Day Pass (Young Artists)
Register for the Conference for Community Arts Education (Adults)
In partnership with the conference, the National Young Artists Summit will be held on Saturday, November 2 (separate registration required). This full-day summit is entirely designed and led by young people, and provides opportunities for young artists ages 13-20 from a range of artistic disciplines to connect, create, and celebrate. The Summit is free for youth, and travel stipends are available. Registration deadline is October 16.