Introducing YAV’s Searchable Program Database!
YAV is kicking off 2018 with the debut of our all-new, searchable program database! Search by program type, grade level, artist, art form, and more. To find the perfect program for your students, head over www.YAV.org and under the PROGRAMS tab click “Find A Program” or “Find An Artist.”
Once you find the program that you want, submit your scheduling request online. YAV’s School Relationship Coordinator, Michelle Newcomb, will follow up with your request. For questions or more information, please contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-466-755 ext 304.
Apply to be a YAV Artist!
YAV is accepting new artist and program applications and we need your help to spread the word! Click here to download the application!
Deadline for submission: February 1, 2018
YAV’s annual open call creates an opportunity for high-caliber artists to help impact education in Virginia by ensuring that the arts continue to be an integral part of the learning process for schools and communities throughout the state. YAV seeks artists from the performing and the visual arts, who have a track record for dynamic work and a penchant for generating great audience rapport. Artists may be located anywhere in Virginia or outside of the state of Virginia. Artists should note the category which best fits their strengths: Teaching Artist (residencies, performances, workshops, and professional development) or Performing Artist (performance tours, workshops, special events).
Limited Availability Winter Tours
YAV will be welcoming several guest artist tours this winter. Availability is limited and programs will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Contact Michelle at email@example.com or 757-466-7555 to schedule a program with Sarah Osburn Brady, Quynn Johnson, or Illstyle & Peace Productions today!
Celebrated American storyteller Sarah Osburn Brady is in town from the UK on a rare tour, bringing to life historical stories and beautiful poetry.
The Blue, The Gray, and Women’s Words
Civil Rights: Finding a Voice
Poetry and Jabberwockies
Tubman & Craft: Two Women of Freedom
Touring January 22-24
Hailing from Flint, Michigan, Quynn Johnson is a multi-award winning tap dancer, choreographer, and author. Her lively programs highlight resilience, persistence, and self-empowerment
Lucky’s Tap Dancing Feet
Where’s Your Rhythm
Touring February 12-16
Illstyle & Peace Productions is an urban movement dance company that encourages individuality, respect, self-confidence, and citizenship through hip-hop culture.
Become Your Dreams
Hip Hop Math, No Problem
No Bullying, Stop Bullying!
Touring February 26-March 2
Program Highlights: Black History Month & Women’s History Month
Frederick Douglass “On Slavery and Emancipation” Frederick Douglass visits your school to share true tales of his life. Celebrated poet and performer Nathan Richardson portrays Mr. Douglass.
Essential African Threads Dylan Pritchett explores the early days of slavery through the hidden meanings of traditional African folktales.
Grades: K-2, 3-5
Elephants Gerald Newport News’ most famous Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald was born in 1917, she loved to sing and dance growing up but didn’t know she had talent. Vocalist Jennifer Gammill pays tribute to her musical hero by sharing her songs and rise to fame. Students learn how to scat in signature style of the 13 time Grammy winner. Featuring the song “This Elephant’s Gerald” by JumpinJazz Kids, a unique line of children’s music that combines classic narrative storytelling with fun, pop-influenced jazz songs. Students will dance, sing and enjoy a jazz performance while learning about local history.
Steelpan Movement: From Outcast to Outstanding Trace the early development of the steelpan instrument and the quarrelsome issues related to its invention and expansion with the lively Mosaic Steelpan Orchestra.
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Balla Fasseke & the Griots of Mali Atumpan uses percussion, vocals, and storytelling, transporting students back to the glory of Ancient Africa.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Tales of the Griot Atumpan crowns one of your students chief of the village to begin the fun experiencing traditional African rhythms and drum work.
Grades: K-2, 3-5
Oney Judge Renowned storyteller and Sheila Arnold revives Oney’s stories of life as one of Martha Washington’s slaves and her lifelong commitment to abolition.
Grades: K-2*, 3-5, 6-8
*A special version is available for K-2
William Still: The Other Underground Railroad Still led 800 former slaves to “Freedom’s Land,” smuggling them across the US border to Canada. Sheila Arnold weaves Still’s story and the stories found in his book.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
We Own the Night LeRoi Jones’s poem, “We Own the Night,” serves as the starting point of this interactive and inspiring program about justice, peace, and unity by Sheila Arnold.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
The Multicultural Roots of Rock and Rap recognizes American popular music has roots in many different cultures. The American banjo comes from Mali, Africa, the guitar comes from Spain, and many percussion rhythms can be traced to Latin influences from Cuba and South America. Multi-instrumentalist Curtis Blues brings history to life by performing with musical instruments from all over the world in this interactive assembly show. Students will learn how different cultures approached building instruments from their unique environments and how their choices still influence the music we listen to today.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
To schedule one of these programs, contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-466-7555 ext 304.
Save the Date!
Celebrate the Arts! will take place at the Children’s Museum of Virginia on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM.
YAV Artists will be performing throughout the day.
Admission to the museum for educators and
PTA Executive Board members is free (with valid ID)!
Celebrate the Arts! is sponsored by TowneBank
YAV has been selected to be the third partner in the 4th annual Suds & Buds party hosted by the Rotary Club of Norfolk and the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. The party will take place on Friday, May 18, 2018, from 5:30-9:30 PM. Tickets will be $45 and include admission to the Gardens, food and beverages from local restaurants, and live entertainment. Click here for Suds & Buds updates!
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia
420 N. Center Dr., Ste 239, Norfolk, VA 23502