Arts Access for All

 Young Audiences of Northern California connects professional artists with schools and brings essential arts learning and cultural resources directly to students.  Our diverse roster of award-winning artists and ensembles spans four art disciplines: dance, music, theatre, and visual arts – and offers assembly performances, workshops, artist residencies, and professional development for classroom teachers.

In celebration of our 60th Anniversary of reaching children where they live, learn and play with meaningful arts engagement, Young Audiences of Northern California is proud to establish Arts Access for All, an initiative that is designed to bring arts experiences to all Bay Area children.

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What is Arts Access for All?

Arts Access for All provides scholarships to underserved schools, underwriting up to 80% of the cost to deliver arts education to their students, helping principals and educators with limited resources provide hands-on arts learning that expands upon school curriculum.

How Does It Work?

Through your sponsorship support, Arts Access for All aims to reach 8,200 high-need Bay Area students this year who would not otherwise have access to hands-on arts learning.

Who Is Eligible?

Any Bay Area school with a majority of students enrolled in the Free and Reduced-Price Lunch program or lacking in resources to provide regular arts instruction is eligible to participate.

What Do Schools Receive?

Access to 48 local artists, including nationally renowned musicians, dancers, actors and visual artists, representing 17 distinct world cultures, representing the diverse backgrounds of our many Bay Area communities. Schools can choose from a variety of programs and services including:

  • 71 different live performance assemblies such as Kultura Kapwa’s “Dance and Music from the Philippines”

  • 24 different workshops, such as “Art Meets Science and Math” with Beth Krebs

  • 21 different artist residencies, such as Kirah Caminos’ “High Energy Latin Dance”

How do funders benefit?

Targeted Leverage –Through Arts Access for All, funder dollars can be targeted to reach high-need students in the funder’s specific area of interest (geographic, demographic, or age) while benefiting from the leverage of a being part of a larger program that engages with diverse groups within our Bay Area communities. 

Watch our video to see the work we do in schools, connecting kids with professional artists to conduct hands-on arts learning during class time. Reaching thousands of children throughout the Bay Area.


Sponsorship Levels & Perks

The following sponsorship levels correspond to Young Audiences’ four essential elements of arts learning:

EXPERIENCE – $500

We believe a strong case can be made for learning through hands-on arts experiences

  • Business Name listed on our website with link

  • Listing in printed 2019-20 Program Directory, distributed to public schools in the 9 San Francisco Bay Area counties

  • 2 Tickets to our April 24th event – 60th Anniversary Gala

  • Business Name listed on Sponsorship Signage at events and public performances

UNDERSTAND – $1,000

Teaching Artists provide in-depth residencies and workshops and thought-provoking performances, evoking a deep understanding of the art itself and the ability to implement acquired skills into other areas of learning

  • Your logo in our bi-monthly Newsletter with link to your business

  • Your logo on our website with link

  • Your logo in printed 2019-20 Program Directory, distributed to public schools in the 9 San Francisco Bay Area counties

  • An invitation to our special Arts Access for All appreciation reception in May

  • 4 Tickets to our April 24th event – 60th Anniversary Gala

  • Your logo on Sponsorship Signage at events and public performances

CREATE – $2,500

Fostering creativity transforms the way young people think, expanding their thought process and deepening their engagement

  • All of the above, plus…

  • Spotlight Profile in one bi-monthly Newsletter and in our website blog with link to your business

  • An invitation to attend an arts education program of your choice

  • Invitation for 2 to our special Arts Access for All appreciation reception in May

  • 6 Tickets to our April 24th event – 60th Anniversary Gala

CONNECT – $5,000

Art demonstrates the importance of collaboration and community, building upon the notion that every person contributes to the whole

  • All of the above, plus…

  • Targeted Social Media campaign as partner

  • An opportunity to select a specific public school site to receive one of our arts education programs

  • 8 Tickets to our April 24th event – 60th Anniversary Gala

  • Invitation for 4 to our special Arts Access for All appreciation reception in May

Questions or comments? Please contact Marika Garcia at (415) 974-5554, x7261 or marika@ya-nc.org