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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

Alan Nowicki
Program Director
Roycroft Campus

 

Anne Conable
Special Projects Consultant
Buffalo & Erie County Library


Daniel Lynch
Technology Coordinator 
Erie 1 BOCES 


Deborah Sunya Moore
Vice President
Chautauqua Institution


Gina Miano
Director of Education
Martin House


Jacqueline Hoyt
Executive Director
Wyoming Arts Council


Jen Mysliwy
Arts Education Coordinator
Shea’s Performing Arts Center


Jen Swan
Executive Director
Arts Services Initiative of WNY


Joy Guarino
Associate Professor of Dance
Buffalo State College

Kimberly Andriaansen
Program Manager
Tifft Nature Preserve


Lindsay Kranz
School and Docent Programs Coordinator
Albright-Knox Art Gallery


Mack Barker
Education Coordinator
Explore Buffalo


Maria Ta
Program Manager
Ujima Co. Inc.

Michaela Worosz

Art Center Educator 

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Michele Agosto
Supervisor of Curriculum in Art
Art Education Department
Buffalo Public Schools


Robin Parkinson
Director of Education
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra


Rosemary Williams
Program Director
Western New York Book Arts Center

Sean Crawford
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Shakespeare in Delaware Park


Shane Hawkins
Executive Director
Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc.


Suzanne Fassett Wright
Director of Arts Education
Chautauqua Institution


Tara Walker
Curator of Education and Visitor Engagement
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University


Thembi Duncan
Director of Arts Engagement and Education
Shea's Performing Arts Center


Tracy Snyder
Managing Director
Theater of Youth


Troy Paisley
Curator of Education
Buffalo Zoo

ex officio

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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