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Arts Partners for Learning, an initiative managed by Young Audiences, has a mission to expand access to arts education for children in WNY, improve the capacity of our cultural organizations, and provide quality creative learning programs.

 

Its vision is to create opportunities for arts and cultural organizations and professional artists to work with schools and ultimately improve the educational outcomes for children. Led by a Leadership Team composed of leaders from the arts, cultural, education, and philanthropic sectors of Western New York, APL aims to bring arts and cultural programs to schools that are standards-based and integrated throughout the curriculum.

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Our Mission

Expand access to arts education for children in WNY, improve the capacity of our cultural organizations, and provide quality creative learning programs.

Wh0 are Arts Partners for Learning?

 

APL is a regional partnership that was formed in 2011 with the vision to create opportunities for arts and cultural organizations and professional artists to work with schools and ultimately improve the educational outcomes for children. Led by a Leadership Team composed of leaders from the arts, cultural, education, and philanthropic sectors of Western New York, APL aims to bring arts and cultural programs to schools that are standards-based and integrated throughout the curriculum.  Now in its tenth year, APL comprises over 20 partners from the arts and cultural community who offer over 30 programs to area schools.  APL hosts professional development events for partners and others seeking best practices from across the country to improve the educational outcomes for students. 

Program Partners

Collaborating Partners

APL Leadership

Lindsay Kranz

School and Docent Programs Coordinator

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Jacqueline Hoyt

Executive Director

Arts Council for Wyoming County

Jen Swan

Executive Director

Arts Services Initiative of WNY

 

Cheri Weatherston

Architecture + Education Chair

Buffalo Architecture Foundation

Courtney Creenan-Chorley

Buffalo Architecture Foundation President

Buffalo Architecture Foundation

 

Lauren Makeyenko

Director of Education

Buffalo Audobon Society

Anne Conable

Special Projects Consultant

Buffalo & Erie County Library

Carrie Stiver

Executive Director

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Sara Miller

Director of Education and Programs

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Rachael Pudlewski

Education Manager

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Robin Parkinson

Vice President

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Michele Agosto

Supervisor of Curriculum in Art

Art Education Department

Buffalo Public Schools

 

Joy Guarino

Associate Professor of Dance

Buffalo State College

Troy Paisley

Director of Education

Buffalo Zoo

Michaela Worosz

Art Center Educator 

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Tara Walker

Curator of Education and Visitor Engagement

Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

 

Deborah Sunya Moore

Vice President

Chautauqua Institution

Suzanne Fassett Wright

Director of Arts Education

Chautauqua Institution

Daniel Lynch

Technology Coordinator 

Erie 1 BOCES 

 

Mack Barker

Education Coordinator

Explore Buffalo

 

Ian Seppala

Education Director

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

 

Marissa Seib

Education Coordinator

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

Shane Hawkins

Executive Director

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc.

 

Gina Miano

Director of Education

Martin House

Taylor Jeromos

Programs Coordinator

Martin House

 

Alan Nowicki
Program Director
Roycroft Campus

Gabriella McKinley

Education and Community Outreach Coordinator

Shakespeare in Delaware Park

 

Sean Crawford

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Shakespeare in Delaware Park

 

Katie Mallinson

Arts Engagement Coordinator

Shea’s Performing Arts Center

 

Thembi Duncan

Director of Arts Engagement and Education

Shea's Performung Arts Center

 

Martina Lavallo

Communications and Education Coordinator

Squeaky Wheel

Maggie Parks

Teaching Artist

Starlight Studios

Tracy Snyder

Executive Director

Theater of Youth

Mark Lozo

Education Director

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

 

Kimberly Andriaansen

Program Manager

Tifft Nature Preserve

Maria Ta

Program Manager

Ujima Co. Inc.

 

Rosemary Williams

Program Director

Western New York Book Arts Center

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Amelia Schrader 

Executive Director 

Young Audiences of Western New York 

Allison Rabent

Director of Programs

Young Audiences of Western New York

APL Funders

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