YAYA (Young Aspirations/Young Artists) is a working studio and youth arts center in New Orleans that was founded in 1988. YAYA empowers creative young people through educational and entrepreneurial experiences in the visual arts. Their signature program of youth development through entrepreneurship is now replicated around the United States. For more information about the programs and history of YAYA, Inc., visit their website at yayainc.com.
The Ana & Adeline Foundation is an independent charitable organization that complements YAYA’s programs by providing its artists and alumni with resources for advancing their professional development and fulfilling their personal artistic goals. The foundation commits to this ambition by offering the YAYA alumni Grants and Scholarships and Workshops. The Foundation also makes grants to YAYA for projects that engage their artists with a broader national and international visual arts community through exchanges, travel, and the creation and presentation of artwork.