A Little Gift for You

December 7, 2010

Thank you from Young Audiences for allowing us to bring arts and education to so many young people in Northeast Ohio in 2010. We had a wonderful year and we appreciate the support of the educators with whom we work, our donors, partner organizations, and the amazing artists who make it all happen.

Watch the video!  It’s short and fun.


Young Audiences Luncheon a Success

December 7, 2010

For decades Young Audiences supporters could always count on getting dressed up for our annual benefit and coming to an elegant gala on a Saturday night with tickets costing $150 or more.   This year Young Audiences tried a new approach with a Friday luncheon.  No tuxedos or ball gowns. Tickets were $50.

Young Audiences hosted well over 300 people at the November 12th luncheon, titled A Gift of the Arts.  Attendees bought almost every piece of art for sale at the young artists market.  Grab bags were offered with surprise contents, and every single one sold for $25 each.  Verb Ballets entertained guests with a beautiful dance in brilliant red costumes.  Afterward the dance company and 2nd grade students from Captain Arthur Roth K-8 School in Cleveland did a demonstration of Verb’s dance and literacy program called Wiggle Words.  The guests were able to witness an example of the important work that Young Audiences does for students in our community.

This year we were able to attract many new friends at our Friday luncheon, and we exceeded our fund raising goal by raising $35,000. Thank you to all the individuals and corporations who attended A Gift of the Arts.

Don’t worry, for those of you who love the evening gala, we have not given up on them forever!  Save the date for our next one on June 11, 2010, to be held at a private home in Shaker Heights.  You won’t want to miss it.


Student Art Contest – Win $100!

December 6, 2010

Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio is seeking submissions of art to be featured as the cover design for our 2011-2012 Program Guide.

Each year we print a 60-page full-color guide of all the programs and services we offer.  The program guides are mailed to more than 6,000 educators in Northeast Ohio.

Submission Guidelines
The rules are simple:
* Entrants must be a student (PreK-12)
* Entries must be 8.5” wide x 11” tall
* All entries must include an entry form (down-loadable from this page)
* Use any medium you choose (2 dimensions)
* Have fun!

Suggestions on Content
Use your imagination and make something beautiful and original.  If you need inspiration for a design, think about Young Audiences’ mission: to enrich the lives of children and promote creative learning by uniting arts and education.

Please mail all entries to:
Program Guide Cover Art Contest
Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio
13110 Shaker Square, C203
Cleveland, OH 44120

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2011.  If you want your artwork back, please send a self addressed, stamped envelope.  Otherwise submissions become the property of Young Audiences.

Judging and Prizes
The submissions will be judged by the Young Audiences staff.
The winner will be announced May 1, 2011.  The winner will have his/her work displayed on the cover along with a brief biography in the program guide.  The winner will receive a prize of $100.

We look forward to reviewing your entries.  Good luck!

Click here to see last year’s winner and entries.

If you have any questions about this contest, please contact Stacy Goldberg, Director of Marketing, at 216-561-5005 x12 or stacy@yaneo.org.