Progress Report

National Partnership Progress Report

March 31

Articles Featuring CYD on Ford Motor Company Fund Website

Screen shot of teh Ford Motor Fund article featuring CYD

The Partnership was invited to provide input on two connected articles for the Ford Motor Company Fund website about creative youth development, one on CYD and the arts and afterschool in general and features on AileyCamp, 826 National, and Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit.

March 22

Partnership Launches CYD Webinar Series

A year-long webinar series designed to increase understanding of CYD practice, build capacity, and advance the field is launched.

March 8

Presentation – Federal Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development

The CYD National Partnership was invited to present at the Federal Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development. The purpose of the presentation was familiarize the Task Force on creative youth development as a solution for positive outcomes for youth and on the evolving work of the Partnership.

February 9

Convening – Juvenile Justice & Workforce Development Leaders Discuss CYD

The Partnership hosted a panel of cross-sector leaders at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, California to discuss creative youth development and cross-sector partnerships. Approximately 50 CYD practitioners and stakeholders from Southern California attended.

January 13

Presentation – Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

The Partnership was introduced to and their work and research on tools and resources (Primarily the Creative Youth Development Toolkit) to the federal Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP). IWGYP is a group of 20 federal departments and agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth and is the entity that oversees

December 13

National Advisory Committee Appointed

Collage of National Advisory Committee MembersThe Creative Youth Development National Partnership appointed 11 initial members to its National Advisory Committee. This cross-sector Committee will play a significant strategic role in helping to shape and vet strategic recommendations for how to advance the field of CYD.

October 13

Mass Cultural Council Launches META Fellowships

Eric Booth leads learning session for more than 40 teaching artists on October 13, 2016 at the META Fellowship launch at Boston’s Symphony Hall.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and Klarman Family Foundation have launched a new program, the Music Educators and Teaching Artists (META) Fellowship Pilot Program, to help teaching artists improve the quality of their work with youth in schools and community settings across Massachusetts.

September 19

Partnership Hosts Briefing in Washington, D.C.

Megan Beyer, Executive Director of The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, welcomes attendees of the briefing organized by the CYD National Partnership and hosted by PCAH in Washington, D.C.

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities welcomed over 30 representatives from federal agencies and national organizations for the inaugural Creative Youth Development (CYD) National Partnership briefing on September 19, 2016. This event brought together a broad swath of CYD stakeholders to learn about the current work happening within the National Partnership and to exchange ideas and resources for advancing the field.

August 1

Partnership Formally Launches

New Collective Impact Strategy to Strengthen Community-Based Organizations and Empower Practitioners & Youth

Today marks the formal launch of the Creative Youth Development National Partnership between the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Mass Cultural Council, The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and Americans for the Arts. These four organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize their joint commitment to advancing creative youth development (CYD) as a field of practice nationwide.

July 13

Webinar – National Endowment for the Arts

NEA webinar intro slide

National Endowment for the Arts Hosted an Arts Education Webinar: The Past, Current and Future Needs of Youth Arts Organizations Using Data to Inform Program Impact

June 18

CYD Featured at AFTA’s 2016 Annual Conference

Americans for the Arts’ 2016 conference features a session on “The Future of Creative Youth Development”, featuring speakers Robyne Walker Murphy, Zakiya Thomas, and two youth partipants.

June 16

Publication – Peer-Reviewed Journal Article on Rise of CYD

cover art from Arts Education Policy Review journal

The Partnership’s co-commissioned article, “The Rise of Creative Youth Development,” was published in the peer-reviewed journal Arts Education Policy Review (June 2016). Written by Denise Montgomery, Director of the Creative Youth Development National Initiative, this article describes core characteristics of creative youth development (CYD) programs and provides background on the origins and history of the field, including current advances and signs the field is coalescing.

May 12

NEA Awards $100,000 Grant for Creative Youth Development

An NEA Art Works grant for $100,000 was awarded to the National Guild for Community Arts Education, on behalf of a coalition of national partners. The award will support a collective impact initiative and the creation of the first-ever blueprint to advance creative youth development (CYD).

April 8

Presentation – Reframing El Sistema

Reframing El Sistema conference web page graphicReframing El Sistema conference in Baltimore – “Re-Defining Sustainability for Socially Driven Arts Programs” featuring speakers Jeff Poulin, Dan Trahey, and Phil Bravo.

January 20

Mass Cultural Council Launches Amplify Program Supporting Youth-Led Projects

Youth people performing at Boch Center with Express Yourself. Photo by Mike Dean.

Mass Cultural Council introduces Amplify Youth Voices; a new initiative to raise the voices of young people whose creative expression is driving positive change in communities across the state.

Amplify grants provide support for projects designed and executed by young people in programs that are currently receiving YouthReach or SerHacer funding. A total of $11,440 was awarded with each grantee receiving up to $1,000.

November 11

Guild Conference Features CYD Track

Man speaking at a podium at the 2015 Guild conference. Photo by Adachi Pimentel.The 2nd annual Creative Youth Development track at the Guild’s 2015 Conference for Community Arts Education in Philadelphia featured the keynote address, “A Love Note to Justice: Building Hope and Healing in Urban America, by Dr. Shawn Ginwright.  (Guild members have access to the full video clip.) The track also featured a dozen breakout sessions, a dedicated roundtable, and site visits to Fleisher Art Memorial and Village of Arts and Humanities.

October 22

Webinar – Empowering Youth Through Creative Youth Development

Young people performingThe President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities presented “The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, Empowering Youth Through Creative Youth Development” webinar with its partners, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, on October 22, 2015. Focusing on museum-, library-, and humanities-based CYD programming, the webinar featured 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award winners, Missouri History Museum’s Teens Make History and Santa Ana Public Library’s Teenspace Circle of Mentoring.

September 8

Webinar – Americans for the Arts

AFTA webinar intro slide

As part of National Arts in Education Week programming in 2015, Americans for the Arts hosted the webinar “Creative Youth Development – What You Need to Know

June 13

CYD Featured at AFTA’s 2015 Annual Conference

Two CYD presentations were made at Americans for the Arts’ 2015 Conference – “Creative Youth Development: What’s in a Name?” and “Creative Youth Development as a Catalyst for Civic Engagement” featuring speakers Jeff Poulin, Jon Hinojosa, Erik Holmgren, and Traci Slater-Rigaud.

June 2

National CYD Website Launched launched as web presence for the growing national efforts around CYD.