Youth Art Month
How Does RI Celebrate YAM?

The Rhode Island Art Education Association organizes YAM in RI. Fidelity Investments of Smithfield is the corporate sponsor. Fidelity truly understands the importance of quality art education within the schools, and continues to host an exhibit and reception in the corporate offices of Smithfield and the Providence Investor Center. Local businesses and libraries will also make it possible for RIAEA YAM exhibits to be held throughout RI. From Barrington to Westerly, dedicated art educators will display students' artworks. They will make their students' accomplishments visible and show that students are learning skills that will last them a lifetime.

Students, parents, educators, community members, business leaders, superintendents, and government officials throughout Rhode Island make a strong commitment to keeping the arts in a prominent place in Rhode Island school curricula. They recognize that the arts are one of the core academic subjects. They made students' accomplishments visible and show the students ideas and skills that will last them a lifetime. In Rhode Island the arts are recognized as a basic part of the education of all children.

Advocacy Video

"Let Them Be Heard"

by RIAEA Executive Member Susan Sward

Our Sponsors
  • The Rhode Island Art Education Association
    Rhode Island Art Education Association
    Sponsor for 2016
  • Fidelity Investments
    Fidelity Investments
    Sponsor for 2016