Established in 1979, Young Audiences of Connecticut Inc. began as an organization providing 500 classical and cultural music performances in Fairfield and New Haven counties. Since then, Arts for Learning Connecticut, Inc. (AFLCT) has grown and now includes providing educational arts experiences to over 350,000 children, families, and people of all ages and abilities annually, in every county in Connecticut. Each year, AFLCT delivers 1,000 performances, 1,000 workshops and 50 artist residencies engaging children, teachers, families and people of all ages in arts experiences that promote life-long learning. Our educational arts programs are held in schools, libraries, and community centers in 86% of towns and cities in Connecticut.
Goals: Arts for Learning Connecticut goals are threefold:
-To increase arts learning experiences to underserved areas, urban and rural, throughout Connecticut;
-To provide teachers opportunities to learn and implement arts integration in their classrooms;
-To impact learning through arts integration experiences in schools and after school settings throughout Connecticut.
For the past 20 years, I have been associated with Arts for Learning Connecticut. I have witnessed tremendous growth in our programming statewide and in the depth of educational impact that arts programming has on children, teachers and families and people of all abilities. We have developed lifelong learning programs for our elder learners and developed professional training for our master teaching artists as well as entered into partnerships with schools to embed artists in their daily curriculum.
AFLCT is unique because it brings professional artists together with children, teachers and families so that learning takes place around the state in numerous locations. AFLCT is the only organization in the state that is devoted solely to arts and education. Our artists reach children in 86% of the towns and cities in Connecticut annually impacting over 350,000 children. The past years have been difficult ones as arts education funding has been slashed in our schools, making it all the more imperative that we aggressively seek funding and partnerships to insure that our programming continues in schools and communities.
Our roster is a diverse group of teaching artists that are artistically excellent who have all created programming-performances, workshops and residencies that incorporate core curriculum standards in literacy, math, social studies and science. Our artists represent all the arts disciplines-music, dance, theatre, storytelling, literary and visual arts.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Greater New Haven is home to a thriving arts community that includes theatre, music, dance and the visual arts. It is invested in its museums, historic preservation and the celebration of its members’ ethnic and cultural diversity.
70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06150
(203) 777-2386 giveGreater@cfgnh.org
© 2015 The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. All Rights Reserved. Contact | Terms & Conditions | Privacy