Young Audiences of Northern California



Young Audiences of Northern California (YANC) is a Bay Area nonprofit that provides critical arts education programs to over 24,000 students a year. Founded in 1958, YANC is the local affiliate of the Young Audiences, Inc, whose 30 affiliates are together the oldest and largest arts education provider in the country.

Locally, our mission is to create arts experiences that inspire young people, expand learning, and enliven communities. We do this by partnering with YANC 47 professional actors, dancers, musicians, and visual artists to bring live performances and hands-on residencies into Bay Area schools and community centers.

The generous support of individuals and foundations allow us to underwrite 70% of the cost of delivering programs. We thank you in advance for helping us ensure that vibrant and inspiring arts are a part of every Bay Area student’s education and life.