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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Clare 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