April 3 – April 5, 2024 | Chicago, IL

Request for Proposals

To submit a proposal, please complete this form by Friday, January 12, 2024 (5:00 PM EST).

General Guidelines and Application Instructions

The 2024 Young Audiences Arts for Learning National Conference aims to serve participants who are interested in the arts in education field at the local, state, and national levels. Conference participants include nonprofit administrators and executive leadership, teaching artists, teachers, and higher education faculty; a diverse group of individuals from the field engaged in improving student access to the arts and arts learning.

This conference will explore the essential collaborative relationship between teaching artists, community arts groups, teachers, and schools in service of enriching the community and engaging students and families. This work often extends beyond the classroom walls, exploring the needs, challenges, and ideas of the community, while also building students’ academic and artistic skills. Practitioners from across the Young Audiences network and beyond are invited to present on their innovative work in supporting these collaborations, at all levels and roles within the  organization.