• Little Picassos


Ensure opportunities for young people to express themselves, discover the arts, and create connections. Serve as home for the Children’s Theater of Madison and Madison Youth Choirs.


By 2025, the Madison Youth Arts Center will be recognized and valued as a vibrant community space.Youth from all backgrounds will explore, create, and connect through an array of impactful arts programming that evolves with the mission of those who call the center home.


We celebrate activities that nurture young people’s curiosity, bring together
youth from diverse backgrounds and create community through the exchange of ideas.
We welcome all young people to experience the arts and we strive to foster a
sense of belonging among all involved.
We pursue connections that create shared experiences, cultivate insight, and inspire growth.


No current employment opportunities are available.


Deborah Biddle  | President
Kris Rasmussen | Vice President
Pamela Krill | Secretary
Samuel LeMense | Treasurer
Elizabeth Odders-White
Yorel F. Lashley
Ginger Ann Contreras

Madison’s Youth Arts Center’s Board of Directors is made up of members who benefit from white privilege and members who experience systemic racism and oppression. Together, they make this promise: Madison’s Youth Arts Center (MYA) stands in solidarity with communities of color and people who suffer racial injustices in our local community and across the country. We share in the anger and grief of historical racial injustices and marginalization. We pledge to do our part to fight for the changes that are so desperately needed. We commit to looking inward and examining our own beliefs and actions. The MYAC Board of Directors promises to invest in diversity as we build the center, and work to abolish the effects of structural racism. We promise to build a thriving hub of discovery and creativity in which youth from all backgrounds experience a true sense of safety, belonging and celebration of identity.

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