Expand on innovative ways to connect with partners, artists, and students through programming, communication, and events.
To educate and inspire children through the arts, to make the arts an integral part of the school curriculum, and to advance the field of arts in education through teacher professional development training and community partnerships.
LEADING ARTS INFUSED LEARNING
We are at the forefront of arts education in Houston, pursuing equitable access to the arts, sharing our expertise, and directing value programs and resources to our communities most in need. We offer quality programming, professional development, curriculum, administrative help, talented artists and other resources to support and lead arts infused learning.
SUPPORTING EVERY CHILD
Children are the focus of Young Audiences’ mission. We believe that every single child should have the opportunity to experience and explore the arts; so, we work to address any barriers that exist to bring the arts to all children.
TRANSFORMING EDUCATIONAL CULTURE
The transformation that Young Audiences intends to create in arts education can only come through systemic change. Within the Houston educational culture, the importance of arts in education must be elevated and more support and resources must be provided to deepen the impact of the arts on children. When the educational culture is transformed, arts will remain an essential component of all children’s education now and into the future.
We address barriers to bring arts opportunities and experiences to those individuals and institutions that may typically not have them.
The core of our mission is to serve the educational needs of all children through the arts, no matter their circumstances.
We measure and evaluate how our efforts and programming positively contribute to our community and benefit our participants by broadening the way they think and learn and engaging them in new experiences.
SYSTEMIC CHANGE + INNOVATION
We utilize creative thinking and innovative approaches to provide arts based education to all children and to ultimately create systemic change in arts education so that it remains into the future.
COLLABORATION + TEAMWORK
We effectively communicate with our partners, share resources, embrace challenging ideas and advance the agenda in order to drive systemic change in the arts. We also commit to internally sharing necessary information, respecting each other’s opinions and working well with our colleagues to increase the impact of the organization.
We provide a holistic infusion of the arts that inspires creativity, teaches new skills, displays talented artists work and leaves a life-long impact on our participants.