Meet the Partners

CYD National Partners

As you know, the CYD National Partnership includes the voices of practitioners, researchers, funders, and cross-sector partners who are committed to increasing equitable access to Creative Youth Development. We’ve recently added email addresses for the partners who are willing to be points of contact about their respective work within the CYD field. Meet the partners.

Holding Space for Funders

A coalition of Creative Youth Development and allied funders are holding a Zoom space for on-going discussions and collective action on the first Thursday of each month, from 10-11:30am PT/1-2:30pm ET. During this time together, funders hear from each other about the most pressing needs and recent successes in their philanthropic work, before breaking out into small groups to brainstorm and plan collaborative and shared initiatives around three focus areas: Racial Equity, Youth Voice, and Community/Field Building. For more information, or to join the next meeting, please email Katie Lorge.

Register Now for National Young Artists Summit Nov. 7-8

graphic for National Young Artist Summit

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.

Register Now

CYD Leaders Envision Systems Change in Their Organizations

 

Cover of The Lewis Prize for Music’s essay series Thoughts on Responsive and Collaborative Leadership from the 2020 Accelerator Awardees

The Lewis Prize for Music has released an essay series, ‘Thoughts on Responsive and Collaborative Leadership from the 2020 Accelerator Awardees,’ featuring organizational leaders talking about systems change and what it means to them and their communities:
Continue reading “CYD Leaders Envision Systems Change in Their Organizations”

Afterschool Alliance Researching How COVID-19 is Affecting Programs This Fall

Afterschool Alliance has released Wave 2 of their Afterschool in the Time of COVID-19 survey findings, and are now collecting data for Wave 3.

By taking their short survey, you are lifting up challenges programs face as the pandemic continues, and, more importantly, your answers will raise awareness of the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on the afterschool field. Findings from these surveys are shared with federal policy makers and featured in publications such as Education Week and Youth Today.

Questions? Contact Nikki Yamashiro.

Complete their Wave 3 survey by 11:59 pm (PDT) on October 26.

Clare Rose Foundation Featured in New York Times

Clare Rose Foundation LogoClare Rose Foundation (CRF) was featured in today’s Wealth Matters column in The New York Times, highlighting one of their COVID responses — direct micro-grants to Teaching Artists.

These grants to individuals were one initiative in the multi-prong strategy CRF employed to address the needs that emerged in the earliest weeks of the pandemic.

Other activities included:

    • Increased general operating funds to current CYD grantees
    • Technical Assistance to help organizations move programming online
    • Multiple weekly convenings for partners to build a community of support and peer learning
    • Joining with other Funders in the community to create a pooled fund to support arts small organizations and artists

Mapping Skill to Will: Approaches to Funding Creative Youth Development in the United States

In 2018, the Creative Youth Development (CYD) National Partnership, through grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, worked in concert with the broader field to drive collective action in three strategic priorities to advance creative youth development:

    • Visibility & Impact: Documenting and Communicating Outcomes and Impact
    • Funding: Building Pathways to Funding
    • Field Building: Professional Development, Networking & Technical Assistance

The research that has been conducted involves an analysis of current and potential CYD funders, the experience and attitudes of those funders through a developed Skill/Will Map, and a deep-dive set of case stories illuminating partnerships between funders and CYD programs. Continue reading “Mapping Skill to Will: Approaches to Funding Creative Youth Development in the United States”

Building Pathways to Funding: A Strategy Towards Expanding Funding for the CYD Field

CYD funder “Skill” vs “Will” matrix

In 2018, the Creative Youth Development (CYD) National Partnership, through grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, worked in concert with the broader field to drive collective action in three strategic priorities to advance creative youth development:

    • Visibility & Impact: Documenting and Communicating Outcomes and Impact
    • Funding: Building Pathways to Funding
    • Field Building: Professional Development, Networking & Technical Assistance

The research that has been conducted involves an analysis of current and potential CYD funders, the experience and attitudes of those funders through a developed Skill/Will Map, and a deep-dive set of case stories illuminating partnerships between funders and CYD programs. Continue reading “Building Pathways to Funding: A Strategy Towards Expanding Funding for the CYD Field”