Expanded Arts Access
Extending the Reach of Arts Education
Expanded Arts Access Programming brings accessible and inspiring arts learning opportunities to young people who would otherwise not be reached, from students learning in hospitals; hospital schools, and homeless shelters; to students learning at schools that lack day-time arts instructors. YAMA staff works closely with site-partners to develop or adapt programming that meets the unique needs of each student population.
Our free and subsidized programming includes:
- Assembly Programs – Adaptive interactive performances for larger audiences that introduce an art form within its cultural context
- Year-long Residency Programs – Weekly, hour-long, participatory workshops for sites that lack access to regular in-school arts programming
- Custom Residencies – Progressive, hands-on workshops building toward a culminating event or completed work, arts learning residencies can be customized to introduce a specific art form or as a special project to use an art form to meet a specific learning objective.