Americans for the Arts is administering the first-ever field survey on Creative Youth Development on behalf of the Creative Youth Development (CYD) National Partnership. Organizations and programs were invited to participate in the survey on Aug. 23, 2017 and are encouraged to complete the survey trough the unique link sent to them on that date. Questions about the survey may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Others wishing to participate in the study, can do so at the following link: https://surveys.americansforthearts.org/s3/2017-CYDP-Survey.
The Partnership will be presenting a series of webinars this fall on evaluating the impact of CYD. The webinars, led by Dennie Palmer Wolf and in collaboration with the Boston Youth Arts Impact Network, will be held on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, and Oct. 17 and 24. As we design these webinars in the coming weeks, we would love your input, suggestions for potential case examples, etc.. Let us know:
- What are your questions and needs around evaluating CYD practice?
- How do we engage and hear from young people as designers, participants, and thoughtful critics?
The National Guild for Community Arts Education, on behalf of a coalition of national partners, has been awarded an NEA Collective Impact grant for $100,000. The grant will support the implementation of the National Blueprint for Creative Youth Development (CYD) through cross-sector working groups, communications, and professional development. The funds are part of the NEA’s second round of funding in FY 2017, which will award 1,195 grants totaling $82.06 million to support organizations in all 50 states and five U.S. jurisdictions. Continue reading “$100,000 NEA Grant Supports Continued Advancement of CYD”
On July 24 and 25, nearly 100 leaders from across sectors will come together in Boston for the 2017 CYD National Stakeholder Meeting with a charge to broaden and deepen the impact of Creative Youth Development throughout the United States and the world. This group will include practitioners, youth, funders, policy makers, thought leaders, researchers and government officials who all recognize CYD as a vehicle for positive youth outcomes.
This two-day working meeting has three primary goals:
- To understand the outcomes that unify creative youth development work across sectors;
- To identify the most promising areas for further collective work that will add value to the creative youth development field and the experience of young people through the lenses of funding, visibility, and technical assistance; and
- To understand our collective capacity to move one or more of these strategic areas forward as a coalition.
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and its cultural partners – the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services – are proud to recognize 50 outstanding programs in the field of Creative Youth Development across the country for their work in providing excellent arts and humanities learning opportunities to young people. From big cities to small towns, the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Finalists reflect the diversity of disciplines and settings of these exceptional creative youth development programs that are taking place from coast to coast. Continue reading “2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Finalists Announced”
Our year-long Creative Youth Development (CYD) webinar series continues. While the first sessions focused on CYD fundamentals, this summer’s webinars focus on the growing field of library-based CYD.
In this three-part series presented by the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards (NAHYP) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), participants will explore best practices in CYD library programming, learn how the humanities are incorporated into these programs, and review the overall NAHYP application process. Continue reading “CYD in Libraries Summer Webinar Series”
Creative Youth Development National Partnership has contracted with the Forum for Youth Investment to conduct research to inform the National Blueprint for Creative Youth Development (CYD). The Blueprint is intended to serve as a strategic plan for advancing the field of CYD. Continue reading “Forum for Youth Investment to Conduct Research on Behalf of Partnership”
In February, nearly 40 experienced creative youth development (CYD) practitioners from Southern California gathered at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA to hear from a panel of cross-sector leaders. The event, hosted by the Creative Youth Development National Partnership and moderated by Cynthia Campoy Brophy (ArtworxLA), explored opportunities for collaboration between the creative youth development field and adjacent sectors (e.g., youth development, workforce development, mental health) to achieve positive outcomes for youth. Creative youth development organizations across the country—organizations that are using the arts to encourage positive risk-taking, promote leadership development, and build career pathways—have a vision that overlaps with various youth-oriented sectors. Continue reading “Achieving Positive Outcomes for Youth: CYD and Cross Sector Collaboration”
We’re producing a year-long webinar series designed to increase understanding of CYD practice, build capacity, and advance the field.
The first three webinars are focused on CYD fundamentals. In the months ahead, we’ll be adding to this exciting line-up with deeper dives into the five imperatives of the CYD national policy agenda, including webinars on cross-sector collaboration, documenting and communicating impact, promoting youth leadership, and more. (Check out the CYD in Libraries webinars, and the Evaluation series, too.)
Last week the Creative Youth Development National 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. Panelists included:
- Robert Sainz, Assistant General Manager at City of Los Angeles and head of the City’s Economic and Workforce Development Department
- Alex Johnson, Managing Director of Californians for Safety and Justice, board member of Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, and National Advisory Committee member for the Creative Youth Development National Partnership
- Danielle Brazell, General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs at City of Los Angeles
Cynthia Campoy Brophy, Executive Director at artworxLA and member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s CYD Steering Committee, moderated the discussion. Continue reading “Juvenile Justice & Workforce Development Leaders Discuss CYD”